PSAT Test Prep

One-on-One Tutoring In Your Own Home.

ScoreBuilder Test Prep specializes in expert instruction in a one-on-one setting to create a customized learning plan for each student.  No two students are alike, so this personalized approach allows students to learn the content, strategies, and test-taking skills that they need to reach their full potential on the PSAT.   

About the PSAT.

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is given to all high school students in the fall of their junior year.  In addition to serving as an introduction to the SAT, the test also serves as the primary means of qualifying for a National Merit Scholarship. 

How We Can Help

For PSAT Test Prep sessions, our tutors will come to your house or any other convenient location.  We provide all PSAT Test Prep materials for our students, including prep manuals and practice tests.  In general, we recommend weekly 1-hour sessions for 6-8 weeks leading up to the PSAT.  Outside of sessions, students can expect 1-2 hours of homework per week.

Get Ready for Test Day

The ScoreBuilder Test Prep PSAT Test program focuses on four major components to increase student confidence on test day and build better scores:

  1. Complete full-length practice tests.  

  2. Review content commonly featured on the PSAT in 1:1 sessions tailored to the student's strengths, weaknesses, and learning style.   

  3. Complete weekly homework assignments.

  4. Learn and apply proven test-taking techniques in tutoring sessions, on homework assignments, and on practice tests.

Get Started on Improving Your PSAT Today!

Meet Our Team

Matthew Stroup

Michael Stroup

Matthew Stroup is the founder of ScoreBuilder Test Prep and professional tutor.  Matthew has achieved a perfect 1600 on the SAT and has over 3,000 hours of experience in one-on-one and small group tutoring.  He knows the skills necessary for success on the SAT and is passionate about teaching students how to conquer the SAT in the most efficient way possible.

Matthew graduated from Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Biology and Economics and from Georgetown University with a Masters in Biotechnology.

Michael Stroup is one of ScoreBuilder Test Prep's professional tutors.  Michael attended Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where he graduated with a major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. During his time on campus, he was involved in peer-to-peer tutoring and developed fantastic teaching skills.  Michael knows that the key to success on the SAT is to be comfortable and confident on test day.  Michael helps his students fine-tune their techniques and knowledge of the test, so his students achieve the best score possible.       


I just finished taking the PSAT and wanted to thank you for all of your help.  I went into the test feeling confident and cannot wait to get my scores!

          - Andrea F.