(SAT, ACT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE, SSAT, HSPT, ISEE)
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Tatum is very devoted to her students and makes a point to get to know her students and more important how they each individually learn, allowing them to prosper in their academic pursuits.
I first met Tatum when I began the scary endeavor of the SAT standardized tests. I had taken one or two tests already and had gotten scores that weren’t bad but I knew I could do better. Tatum and I started tutoring sessions and I was definitely expecting a bit more rigorous work but she made the work and studying very easy to manage and I eventually saw progress in my test scores. Contrasting to other test prep programs, Tatum’s approach is to prepare students not so much as to SAT and ACT specific tactics and more of general test taking strategies that allows students to not only apply those strategies to standardize tests, but to any other test a student may come across in their education. Tatum is very devoted to her students and makes a point to get to know her students and more important how they each individually learn, allowing them to prosper in their academic pursuits.
- Andrew O., Half Moon Bay High School 2017
The one on one attention Tatum was able to give was extremely helpful...
We used Tatum to help both our kids prepare for HSPT exams and would gladly recommend her to others. The one on one attention Tatum was able to give was extremely helpful as it allowed the time to be spent on my children’s specific areas of need. My kids did great on their exams and were admitted to both high schools where they applied. We also recently used Tatum to provide some early college counseling for my oldest child. Kids don’t always want to listen to their parents, so it was great to have a resource like Tatum. Tatum spent an evening with my daughter and me covering all kinds of important college prep things to be thinking about during high school. My daughter came out of that meeting with a clearer understanding of her options and a road map for her remaining high school years.
- Kate B., parent of
St. Charles Middle School student 2017
Tatum was able to identify Wyatt's strengths and challenges and fine tune her tutoring program over time, to bring out his best.
We had the good sense to sign our son Wyatt up with Tatum early on, commencing sessions in the summer following sophomore year, something I would highly recommend. Tatum was able to identify Wyatt's strengths and challenges and fine tune her tutoring program over time to bring out his best. For our son working with Tatum not only improved his performance substantively, but, as improvement was documented, the process bolstered his confidence for the tests as well. He went in as calm as one can be, under the circumstances, and achieved solid results. He'll be attending Cal Berkeley in the fall.
- Jeff Stillman, parent of
St. Ignatius College Preperatory School graduate 2016 and
UC Berkeley 2020
I think it's quite obvious that Tatum is the best option one could possibly have for a college consultant.
Tutor Time Now and Tatum Hutton completely changed my life. When I first got involved with the company I was completing an online course for the class algebra 1 that I failed the previous year. Math was never a strong point of mine and I was pretty reluctant to get a tutor to help me through the course. The course was extremely difficult to me and Tatum recognized some weaknesses that I had and referred me to a psychologist who diagnosed me with a learning disorder. Tatum then helped me learn how to work with my learning disability and pretty much make it work for me. Because of her and the help she gave me I passed my online course with a B+ versus the D- I originally got in the course. Based off of that I think it's quite obvious that Tatum and her ability to understand teenagers and problems that they face on a daily basis with family, friends, and ultimately learning, makes her the best option one could possibly have for a school tutor, SAT/ACT tutor, or college consultant.
- Haley Novarina
Half Moon Bay High School 2013
Sonoma State University 2017
Tatum is truly a gift, and I cannot give her a stronger recommendation.
I just returned from my daughter’s college orientation and it seems the right time to reflect on how she got there. My daughter is a hard-working student with very good grades, but her standard test taking ability rarely reflects her abilities. She took the SAT class with a local ‘expert’ and learned all the SAT ‘tricks’, and did the prep she was asked to do. Yet, her SAT score was disappointing and she knew it would make getting into a desirable school difficult, if not impossible. We found Tatum and thought we would give it a try. From the first meeting, Tatum earned my daughter¹s trust and successfully over the next 6 weeks inspired my daughter to follow her guidance and instruction. Tatum is exceptionally personable, and truly works to understand the individual. She builds self-esteem while building ability. Under Tatum's direction, my daughter increased her SAT score by 150+ points! In 6 week, with that confidence and ‘can do’ success, my daughter is headed to the COLLEGE OF HER CHOICE to start her career. Since our experience, we have recommended Tatum to a friend to work with their son who is struggling with community college courses. They are thrilled with the results as well. Tatum is truly a gift, and I cannot give her a stronger recommendation.
- Suzanne DuFore, parent of
Half Moon Bay High School graduate 2015
Sonoma State University 2019
I'm really grateful I went to Tatum for help...she helped me with my scores and my confidence while taking tests which, to me, is invaluable!
I remember being so nervous for the SATs and ACTs! It all just really overwhelmed me, to the point where it negatively affected my scores. I'm really grateful I went to Tatum for help because she understands the different ways students learn and the unique difficulties each student has, and listens to her students so that she can tailor her sessions to their needs specifically. She helped me with my scores and my confidence while taking tests which, to me, is invaluable! Thank you!
- Mia C.
Half Moon Bay High School 2016
Lewis and Clark University 2020
[Tatum] compassionately cares for your child's understanding and grasp of the materials.
As a parent, I couldn't be more than happy with the outcome that Tatum has helped with my daughter with helping her prep for the SAT and the results.She compassionately cares for your child's understanding and grasp of the materials.I have already recommended Tatum to many parents and will continue to highly recommend her.
- Kim Sherod, parent of
Burlingame High School graduate 2016
Her meticulous attention to detail allowed me to grasp concepts that would have otherwise escaped me.
Admitting that you need tutoring can often times be difficult for students, especially students who feel that they are one of the smarter kids in their grade…such as myself. I was afraid that my tutor would possibly think I was stupid which really bothered me. However, after meeting and working with Tatum for just one session, all of those fears were put to rest. Tatum was very funny and sociable, yet completely professional and knowledgeable right from the start. At first she started helping me prepare for the SAT by providing me with dozens of books and practice tests. Then she started tutoring me in AP Physics, where she took me step by step through each topic I was learning. Her meticulous attention to detail allowed me to grasp concepts that would have otherwise escaped me. Beyond this, Tatum is very personable and easy to work with which makes tutoring with her very enjoyable. If you are looking for a tutor, who is easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable, and judgment free, then look no further than Tatum.
- Aaron C.
Hillsdale High School 2013
University of Michigan 2017
In all honesty, there was never a dull moment in one of our sessions. Between her drawings, explanations, and stories I always took away something valuable from those sessions.
Tatum is a lifesaver; she helped me survive my junior and senior years of high school, academically and emotionally. I started out with Tatum over the summer prepping for the ACT; any question I was stuck on Tatum found a way to explain it to me. I took the ACT twice and then switched to the SAT in the beginning of my senior year. I missed the December SAT test due to a family emergency and Tatum found a solution. She advised me to call my schools to ask them if it would be possible to send in scores from the upcoming January SAT considering my situation, all of my schools had the same response…“Yes!” If Tatum hadn’t advised me to do so I wouldn’t have done it myself. She came up with the idea and left it to me to decide what to do, she made it clear that regardless of my decision she would support me in any way she could. I know I can always count on her to give me honest feedback in any scenario.
Every session with Tatum was a blast, regardless of what we were studying she always knew how to relate the subject to me and make me laugh. In all honesty, there was never a dull moment in one of our sessions. Between her drawings, explanations, and stories I always took away something valuable from those sessions. Thanks to Tatum I’m heading off to UC Davis this fall and can’t wait. THANK YOU TATUM!!!!
- Courtney Andreini
Half Moon Bay High School 2013
UC Davis 2017
Tatum helped me get through the worst by improving my score by over 100 points in a short amount of time.
I originally called Tatum to help improve my SAT score which reflected poorly off my high GPA and extracurriculars. I’m not going to lie, my Junior year was the most stressful year I have ever faced. Knowing my career was on the line, I was blessed to work with Tatum; not only was she a tutor, but a mentor and friend. Tatum made working on SATs out of a thick blue book on Saturdays fun, whether it was right after school or at 8pm, she made working around a busy schedule possible; she was always reachable from text, email, or knocking right on her door. Tatum is so sweet, funny, and patient, which she made sure shined through all the rigorous work; no matter how much I was struggling she always made sure I understood every part before moving on.
Tatum helped me get through the worst by improving my score by over 100 points in a short amount of time. Her faith will always follow me because without her I would not have gotten to where I am now. I am so thankful for her support, patience, and passion in watching others succeed; I hope that she continues to spread her success, motivation and inspiration to others as she did to me.
- Lena Nguyen
Half Moon Bay High School 2015
UC Irvine 2019
Tatum herself is brilliant and has a magical way of helping.
Tatum had a knack for quickly connecting and building rapport with my daughter for effective HSPT prep. It was time and money well spent. Tatum herself is brilliant and has a magical way of helping my 8th grade daughter to feel confident and smart in a math class that she struggled in.
- Suzanne DuFore, parent of
HMBHS graduate 2015 and Sonoma State 2019
Since working with Tatum, I have been able to make use of the many test taking skills.
Tatum and I mostly worked on the SAT math being that it was my weakest subject. I was not able to raise my score greatly but I was able to get a score that when combined with my critical reading and writing score, still produced a high overall score. Regardless of the SAT, after working with Tatum, I noticed that my math skills in school greatly improved. Since working with Tatum, I have become much more confident and comfortable with math and have been able to make use of the many test taking skills she taught me over the course of our sessions.
- Eman Ateyeh
Mercy High School, 2014
UC Davis, 2018
She is an excellent mentor and desires to see her students succeed in more than just standardized exams.
I turned to Tatum and Tutor Time Now to prepare for the MCAT after I received a score of 30 on my first attempt. Tatum was immensely helpful. She focused on my weakest areas on the exams and came up with personalized strategies for tackling those areas. Tatum didn’t just explain to me why one answer was right and the other was wrong; she also took the time to understand my own reasoning and to identify where my reasoning was problematic. Since the MCAT is the bane of every premed student’s existence and can entail grueling mental preparation, Tatum’s patience and positive energy were very encouraging for me personally and helped me persist in my studying. With her guidance, I was able to raise my score to a 35!
Tatum went beyond assisting me in just the MCAT. She gave me advice on medical school applications and helped me search for summer premedical internships in order to strengthen my application. She is an excellent mentor and desires to see her students succeed in more than just standardized exams – she wants to see her students succeed in the their long-term goals too. Her study tips, test-taking strategies, and general advice are things I will carry with me throughout my remaining schooling years in college and eventually in medical school.
- Susanne M.
UC Davis 2014
University of Ohio Medical School 2018
In eight weeks of prep time, Tatum was able to help my son improve his raw score by 100 points.
Tatum helped my son prepare for an admissions test. She gathered previous test results, and assigned a few assessment quizzes. From this data, she provided an overview of areas of strength and development, and discussed his reasons for working with her. Together they made a plan to help him achieve his goals. In eight weeks of prep time, Tatum was able to help my son improve his raw score by 100 points. This translated to moving from the 5th to the 9th quantile (98%) in an area where he had struggled previously.
I think that these results are remarkable, but what was really valuable, was that my son remained engaged throughout the process, and is eager to work with Tatum again.
- Lynn T., parent of student at
Nueva High School 2019
I could not have asked for a better tutor, she is truly a gem.
Tatum is an amazing tutor and person. She not only helped me with SAT prep but also with tips on how to write an essay and my math homework. I could never have scored so well on the SAT if it wasn't for her. I still use her tips to this day. Tatum not only helped me with school but also gave me the best life lessons. I could not have asked for a better tutor, she is truly a gem.
- Lauren G.
Notre Dame High School 2013
Slippery Rock University 2017
Not only is Tatum helpful and dedicated to her work, but she is a very fun and bubbly character.
I have always been a motivated and successful student, but when SAT season rolled around, I was disappointed with my scores. I was frustrated by this test that I did not know how to prepare for, but as soon as I started working with Tatum, I felt much better. She met with me once a week, going over things that were especially difficult for me and giving me helpful tips. She also gave me assignments to do on my own, from reading certain strategy/review books to doing practice problems and tests. Knowing that I have a very busy schedule, she was always respectful of my time. She selected assignments specifically targeted to help strengthen my weaknesses. I never felt like I was wasting time or doing busy work with Tatum. In the end, our hard work paid off, as my final SAT score was 280 points higher than my first practice test score.
A few months later, I turned to Tatum to help me with my college application process. She helped guide me through it all, from choosing which colleges to apply to, to writing my essays and filling out my applications, to preparing for college interviews. We met several times through the process, but communicated mostly over email, sending drafts of my work back and forth, bouncing ideas off of each other. She offered her experience-backed advice, but also made it clear that all final decisions were in my hands. In the end, I was very satisfied with the applications I submitted and the schools to which I was accepted. I finally decided on UCLA, and am excited to start there next fall.
Not only is Tatum helpful and dedicated to her work, but she is a very fun and bubbly character, making meeting with her after a long day of school, sports, and homework as painless as possible. She obviously genuinely cares about the students she works with, and is always proud and excited to hear about our scores and college decisions.
- Erin Beebe
Half Moon Bay High School 2013
We would definitely recommend Tatum.
Tatum worked with my daughter to help prepare her for the HSPT exam. I considered several other options that were referred by friends but in the end I am happy that we chose to work with Tatum. It's a huge plus that Tatum will come to your house. My daughter connected well with Tatum. She was thorough and did assessments at the beginning so she could determine areas of weakness and really focus on those. My daughter did well on the test and was accepted at both high schools where she applied. We would definitely recommend Tatum.
- Karen B., parent of student at
Sacred Heart High School Atherton
In the end, from the first time I took the SAT to the last time when Tatum tutored me, my score increased by 250 points.
When I say the word “tutor”, what is the first thought that comes to mind? For many students, it’s “getting help with school” or “something boring that my parents make me do”. As a student who has known Tatum for over three years, I can honestly say that she is never boring. Whether you are solving for x in an SAT word problem or going through a revision of your personal statement, Tatum always finds a way to inject humor and life into everything. After my first college interview, I felt disappointed because I did not think the interview went as well as I would have liked, but Tatum cheered me up by telling me that someday I would have a funny story about college interviews for my grandchildren.
The first monster Tatum helped me tackle was the SAT. I came to her saying that I would be lucky just to get 2000 on the test. Specifically, SAT math was the biggest challenge for me. Before I had ever taken my first SAT, I took classes from Revolution Prep and got a 590 on the official test. A few months after, I retook it and scored a 610. After extensive reviewing and after many practice problems, my SAT math score jumped to 750, and my total score was 2110, more than 100 points over my goal! Throughout the entire process, Tatum was realistic in predicting the score I would get; even though I did not believe I could do so well, Tatum had faith in me and ultimately, she was right. In the end, from the first time I took the SAT to the last time when Tatum tutored me, my score increased by 250 points. I could not have done it without Tatum!
- Andrea Ho
Mercy High School 2010
University of Queensland Medical School 2017
Tatum has instilled confidence in me to affront the challenges of life.
It would be an understatement to say that Tatum Hutton just prepared me for the SAT, because she did more than that. From her attentiveness in hearing any of my concerns, to the constant feedback and wonderful advice she constantly sent me both in person and through email, Tatum became more than just my tutor. Tatum is a wonderful person who puts her all in everything she does, stopping at nothing to accomplish the realistic aspirations of each her students. Even with the busy schedule of my high school life, Tatum was understanding in trying to accommodate me in any way so that I could still get the daily SAT practice I needed while still being able to balance my extracurriculars and school work. I would not have been able to get as far as I did without Tatum and her care. She became my mentor as she personally helped me both with preparing for the SAT and with helping me decide my goals for life. With her help, I was able to improve my math score as she helped me combat the SAT’s tricks and decrease human error. Not only that, but her essay tips also helped improve my writing score. Alongside Tatum, I have come to see her as an angel who stepped down and helped me in my time of need. I would not have gotten as far as I have without her. Above from possessing the upmost teaching skills, Tatum stands out from others because of how much she cares for the welfare of each of her students. Tatum is the epitome of a professional teacher who builds meaningful relationships with her students. Through her constant motivation and trust in my success, Tatum has instilled confidence in me to affront the challenges of life. I am truly blessed to have met such a wonderful person, and hope she continues on inspiring others as she has done so for me.
St. Ignatius Ignatius College Preperatory School 2012
Pomona College 2016
Tatum with abundance of patience and positive outlook helped my daughter believe in herself and her capabilities.
Hiring Tatum to help me with my daughter's college applications was one of the wisest decisions I have made. I engaged Tatum's services to help my daughter in her prep for the MCAT. In her first attempt at the MCAT, my daughter got a decent score in Biological Sciences but an average score in Physical Sciences and a low score in Verbal. I realized that my daughter needed a personal 1-1 help with prepping for MCAT.
Tatum's positive energy and specialized training helped my daughter develop newer strategies to tackle the tough exam that the MCAT is. She also needed to ensure that the Bio and Physical Sciences were not neglected. Tatum with abundance of patience and positive outlook helped my daughter believe in herself and her capabilities. In her second attempt at the MCAT, my daughter got a score that was 5 points more than her first attempt. She not only got a decent score in Verbal but also maintained or bettered her scores in Bio and Physical Sciences.
Another positive feedback about Tatum being that Tatum spent extra time with my daughter explaining various other aspects about Medical School applications which was above and beyond our agreement/understanding. Tatum did not stick by the clock and was willing to answer the 100s of questions we had as parents of a prospective Medical student and I am very grateful to her for that. I would whole heartedly recommend Tatum's tutoring services to any prospective MCAT student.
- G. Matthew, parent of
UC Berkeley graduate 2015
OSU Medical School graduate 2020
Tatum is always generous with her time and just in general.
Tatum is more than a tutor to me- she has been a mentor and great support during one of the most stressful years of my life. Tatum is really sweet and funny and makes tutoring (even math) not so boring! She works hard to go 'over the top' and it shows in her personality as well as her teaching- she never loses her patience and is always trying to make the work interesting, fun, and easily understandable. She always responded to my questions whether it was facebook, text, or email really fast. Her flexibility was so helpful - one time I had a cheerleading camp at Stanford and it was right before my SAT's; Tatum drove out to Stanford and found a place for us to meet. Another time, I was stressing over a math test and called her and she even came over to my house on her way home (even though it was 10pm) to help me calm down.
Originally my parents hired Tatum to help me with my SAT's because I have a Learning Difference and was really unhappy with my first score. I was terrified of not getting into a good college because of my situation-- and my average SAT scores contradicted my high GPA and ambition -- I desperately wanted to increase my SAT scores, which I did by an incredible 267 points after working with Tatum!
But I got even more- I got a life-long mentor in Tatum-- she has been there for me long after our tutoring ended and I know she will be there for me always- because Tatum is a woman of her word. She taught me study skills and memorization techniques that have really helped me in college. Tatum's teaching style is very creative as well as diverse -- she helped me with many subjects-- not just the SAT. One of her most creative ideas was helping me learn new vocabulary words by forming 'cheers' to the words as soon as she found out how much I loved cheerleading.
Tatum also helped me with my college applications--especially my personal statement. I know this helped lead to me attending a top tier school, and I never thought I had a chance at getting in. Tatum believed in me, and ultimately she was right. Now I am setting my goals on being an attorney and am loving college. Tatum also wrote a great reference letter for me to help me get a scholarship. Tatum is always generous with her time and just in general -- whenever we had to study on Saturday mornings she would bring me my favorite Starbucks drink if she stopped there! She helped me edit papers via email, and when I needed help in college-- she was there via Skype or a phone call/text away. All of my hard work paid off because I am graduating from Purdue University next year and am SO excited for my future!
- Anna Lippert
Notre Dame High School 2011
Purdue University 2015
Tatum's ability to connect with all sorts of personalities is truly a gift and we are fortunate to have had Tatum be a part of these important milestones.
Tatum has worked with all three of my sons over the past three years. My youngest son first worked with Tatum on SAT and ACT prep. His junior year was academically challenging in some subjects. Tatum was able to tutor him in multiple subjects to prepare for tests and final exams. His confidence and academic performance soared. Tatum has the ability to motivate and give students the confidence, ability, and tools they need to improve in multiple areas. My son was thrilled when his SAT score rose 280 points! I know that the study skills he acquired while working with Tatum will be with him though college and beyond.
Our second son was in his third year of college and was looking for a prep course for the LSAT. His college offered one in a group setting, being away from home we thought it may be the best option. After inquiring about the LSAT with Tatum she said she has worked with other students via Skype. Perfect for my son, Tatum was flexible and could work around a college student's demanding schedule. She also helped him to overcome his anxiousness about taking the LSAT.
After graduating from college our oldest son has decided to apply to graduate school. He knew who to talk to, he had witnessed his brothers' accomplishments after working with Tatum. He is now working with Tatum on preparing for the GMAT. Again, she is flexible and schedules her time around his work schedule.
All three of our sons have completely different personalities and Tatum can attest to that! Her ability to connect with all three is truly a gift and we are fortunate to have had Tatum be a part of these important milestones.
- Therese K., parent of graduates from
Junipero Serra High School (2003, 2009, 2013)
St. Mary's College 2013
Somona State 2017
I honestly do not know where I would be today without her dedication.
Tatum has had the biggest influence of any other person in my life, especially as a teenager. She helped me to achieve a perfect score on the SAT, and that lead to a full scholarship at Cornell and that lead me to attend medical school at U Penn. I honestly owe it ALL to Tatum. But Tatum is and was so much more to me than a tutor-- she is a true mentor. Tatum is always there to boost my confidence whenever I need it. She obviously cares very deeply about her students. She is personable yet professional, funny yet serious, and has a true gift of teaching.
Tatum is clearly knowledgable and capable as a teacher, but she is truly special because it is so evident how much she personally cares about her students. She goes out of her way to make the subject understandable and interesting, as well as making the environment as perfect as possible. She makes the most difficult task seem easy, and the boring topics come to life when she teaches about them. I honestly do not know where I would be today without her dedication to my future success and gentle prodding to always perform my best. I owe Tatum something I can never repay-- I owe her for my future. If you hove the opportunity to study with Tatum, you should DO IT-- you will never regret it and you will always appreciate the impact she has on your life.
- A. Moore
St. Mary's High School 2002
Cornell University 2006
U Penn Hershey Medical School 2010
Where else can you find a tutor that specifies to your own strengths and weaknesses, while exceeding expectations?
There are many tutors out there to choose from and when you're looking on this site, you wonder, "Why Tatum Hutton?" I'll be happy to answer that for you. Tatum is not like the other tutors out there because she has one key characteristic about her that is absolutely vital in the tutoring business; she is understanding. When I say understanding, I mean that she is flexible, relatable, accepting, and tolerant, which truly makes an impact on the tutoring. She tutored me for the SATs and I'm the type of person to over worry and analyze so could you imagine how, for a lack of better word, freaked out I was?! Well I was...but guess who made most of the fear disappear? Tatum. She instills in you so many helpful tips and information about the SAT, or about whatever you may need tutoring for that you realize that the "big monster" was really just a little hurdle you can jump over in order to reach to the finish line. I say this whole-heartedly when I say that I recommend Tatum Hutton for your tutoring needs. Where else can you find a tutor that specifies to your own strengths and weaknesses, while exceeding expectations?
- Jennifer Ngow
Mercy High School 2012
If I get a good score on the SAT test and get into a good college, that would be thanks to Tatum.
Tatum is the best tutor that I have ever had. She's a sweet and funny person. She worked really hard and tried her best to teach me the SAT strategies to improve my score-- a big challenge since English is my second language and I've only been in the USA for a couple of years. Tatum is really sweet and always tried to make the work interesting, fun, and easy to understand. Whenever I asked her questions, she responded very quickly by texting, Facebook or even email. After our tutoring ended, we still stay in contact with each other. She also promised that she'll help me with my application essay to college and whenever I need anything. If I get a good score on the SAT test and get into a good college, that would be thanks to Tatum. I hope that will come true. I'm so excited for my future! THANKS A LOT TATUM!!
- Vicky Vo
Tatum's guidance allowed me to make huge strides in my preparation for the GMAT.
Tatum provided tutoring to both of my brothers, one for the SAT and the other for the LSAT. When I decided that I wanted to prepare for the GMAT, she was my first choice. I chose to prepare for the GMAT while also working 40-50 hours a week. Tatum was aware of my busy schedule and was more than happy to schedule our sessions at a time that suited me. When it came to standardized tests, I never considered myself a good test-taker. For this reason, I was feeling a bit discouraged and hesitant at the beginning, but due to Tatum's patience and her teaching style, I gradually gained confidence. Also, as a result of her teaching style, I was given the tools to approach problems that I would have never been able to solve on my own. In addition, I was able to efficiently solve the problem due to the tips that I had learned from her. This enabled me to pick up on key words or phrases that helped me to solve problems in a timely manner. Due to her patience, I could be very honest with her, too. If something did not make sense or if I found myself getting stuck, I could tell her. Tatum's guidance allowed me to make huge strides in my preparation for the GMAT, and whether you are preparing for a standardized test or need help with a particular school subject, I would highly recommend her.
- Mike Kirkendall
St. Mary's College 2007
Junipero Serra High School 2003
Tatum is a real support to kids who are struggling.
When it was time to start preparing for the SAT's, I knew that a group tutorial was just not going to work for my 16 year old daughter. She would probably lose concentration in the group, would dread attending, and it would be unproductive and a waste of money. Fortunately, right about the time that I was starting to read the junk mail advertisements for SAT individualized prep courses, a trusted professional told me about Tatum. I contacted Tatum immediately, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Tatum has been a God-send to my daughter and to our family. My daughter has had many tutors before, and always got tired of them. Not so with Tatum. Tatum is just young and "cool" enough that my teenage daughter regarded her as a trusted and respected friend. For me, even though Tatum was young and "cool", she was a mature professional who took this task seriously.Tatum is reliable, yet flexible enough to work around a teenager's busy schedule. Tatum is a real support to kids who are struggling. She always builds up my daughter's self-esteem, telling her that she is capable of so much more than she realizes. Tatum is a real role model.
I knew that Tatum really knew her stuff when she predicted exactly how my daughter would do on the different parts of the SAT test; where she was the strongest, and where she needed the most work. The results from that first go-round verified that Tatum was an expert at this business. I am really grateful for the many ways that she has helped my daughter through this anxiety-ridden and intense time. It has also relieved some stress within the family because Tatum has absorbed a lot of the college prep for us.
- Karen T.
This was certainly the BEST value for our money.
In the beginning of the movie Mary Poppins, the Banks children write a description of their perfect nanny and lo and behold, Mary Poppins came to there rescue. That's how we feel about Tatum and Tutor Time Now! Tatum worked so well with our daughter that she was able to get into a top tier school. Tatum helped our daughter understand her learning differences and showed her how to use it to her advantage with her college essays. Our daughter increased her SAT scores by more than was ever hoped for. Tutoring was a priority for us, but not so much for our daughter, but one Tatum started working with her, her attitude changed immediately. This was certainly the BEST value for our money. I HIGHLY recommend Tutor Time Now for any student, but especially those with learning differences.
- Sam L.