One of our most popular tutors, modeling the year’s most fashionable graphing calculators and light-up pens while reclining on the very latest in SAT books.

General Information

A trained and experienced tutor leads each session.  Curriculum designed by a Princeton graduate with SAT and other educational experience.


One-on-one SAT/ACT prep:  $65/hr

One-on-one subject tutoring Kindergarten through 12th grade:  $50/hr

For further information contact Erin Matthews at (410) 489-2705 or erin@bookswithapast.com.

Test Prep (SAT, ACT, etc)

The first SAT of 2014 is on January 25! Now is a good time to start prepping for the January and March tests.   SAT tutoring usually runs for 6-12 weeks, though we can be flexible.Tutoring involves an initial testing session and a parent conference.  Schedules can be designed to accommodate each student.

2014 Test Dates

SAT: Jan. 25, Mar. 8, May 3, June 7 (Registration information)

ACT: Feb. 8, Apr. 12, June 14 (Registration information)

Academic Tutoring

Academic tutoring is most often for a class in which a student is struggling and can be anything from a one-off review for a test to yearlong support in the subject.  Below is a partial list of the subjects we tutor, in order of popularity.  If your class is not on here, please ask–these are just the most common.

  • SAT/ACT prep
  • College applications/essays (not strictly a class, we know, but often more work than all the other classes put together!)
  • Algebra II
  • Algebra I
  • Latin
  • Precalculus
  • Chemistry
  • Geometry
  • English
  • Pre-algebra
  • Writing
  • History
  • …and more!