Comprehensive review,
exclusive materials, official questions.


Proven strategies, special tips and tricks,
and efficient time management plans.


Valuable test day techniques
to sharpen focus and relieve anxiety.


My name is Adam Piacente, founder of Marin SAT Prep. I am a retired attorney who designed and taught the first accredited law school course in online legal research. I am the author of a number of textbooks on the subject as well as the author and co-publisher, with Lexis Publishing, of the official launch guide for the legal research service.

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

For nearly 20 years, Marin SAT Prep has continued to help students achieve significantly higher scores on both the SAT & ACT. I have personally tutored over 800 individual test candidates, while tutors who have worked with me over the years have helped many more!

Private tutoring for the ACT & SAT.

Valuable Resource

When you sign up with Marin SAT Prep, you are getting not just a professional and knowledgable tutor, but also an advisor with nearly two decades of experience assisting parents and students with planning for these important tests.

From choosing the right test for you, to registering for optimal test dates, to understanding and sending scores, and much more, I am here to guide you every step of the way.

Global Reach

Marin SAT Prep’s success in improving scores is not limited to students from the North Bay.

Combining Zoom with our own proprietary courseware suite, Marin SAT Prep’s online tutoring capabilities have extended our reach throughout the Bay Area; as well as nationally to students in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and Seattle; and even internationally as far away as Bogotá, Calgary, Vancouver, Edinburgh, London, and Sydney!

Upcoming Events

Local Company

In addition to private tutoring, I also assist local North Bay schools and non-profit organizations with innovative ways to provide college aspirants from all backgrounds access to quality, affordable test preparation.

I am available to speak with your group about college admissions testing. Please contact us for more details.

Belvedere Tiburon Library
San Rafael Library
San Rafael Cuty Schools
Marin Promise Partnership
Huckleberry Youth Programs


Program Options

Practice Test Review: 1 lesson (1.5 hours)
Includes written analysis of score report.
Complete Course: 14-16 lessons (21-24 hours)
Comprehensive review of all test subjects and topics.
Standard Course: 8-10 lessons (12-15 hours)
Full review of all test subjects and topics.
Verbal or STEM only: 6-8 lessons (9-12 hours)
The Complete Course for either Verbal or STEM.
Procrastinator’s Special: 5 lessons (7.5 hours)
Basic review featuring test strategies and tips.
Long Term
Regular weekly tutoring on an open ended schedule.
Custom Training
Program tailored to your individual needs. 
*current as of March 2024

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