My name is Adam Piacente, teaching professional and founder of Marin SAT Prep, an educational service that specializes in tutoring students for college admissions exams.

Combining long experience in instructional course design with a comprehensive analysis of both the SAT & ACT, I have developed highly effective curricula that significantly improve test scores.

And your scores will improve too!

Since 2006, Marin SAT Prep has tutored some of the highest scoring students in the Bay Area, but you don’t have to be a top scorer to see the benefits of our test prep programs.

Students at every level of ability typically enjoy out-sized improvement over previous scores, while those who struggle with test anxiety or learning issues often benefit most from our services.


Founder of Marin SAT Prep, Adam Piacente is a retired attorney who designed and taught some of the very first law school courses in online legal research. He is the author of a number of textbooks on the subject as well as author and co-publisher, with Lexis Publishing, of the official launch guide for the lexis.com legal research service.

After deciding to transition from law but continue teaching, Adam took a position as a private test prep tutor and soon began developing new methodologies that proved so effective, Adam started his own education company in 2006.

Over the past 15 years, Marin SAT Prep has helped thousands of students achieve significantly higher scores on both the SAT & ACT, with Adam himself personally tutoring over 800 individual test candidates.

In addition to private tutoring, Adam also assists educational and non-profit organizations in finding innovative ways to provide college aspirants from all backgrounds access to quality, affordable test preparation.

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