“Swell was fantastic- worked with our schedule, easy to communicate with and most importantly, motivated my daughter to do her best! They really understand the kids individual personalities and give the perfect amount of homework and encouragement. We used them for both of my daughters and highly recommend them!” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“Swell Education founder, Naomi is responsive, kind and professional. She quickly arranged for a wonderful tutor, Zeina, to work with my son. We couldn't be happier with Zeina 's patient and skilled support. She is intelligent, professional, and no-nonsense - but still very warm and approachable. She quickly assessed our son's strengths and weaknesses and was able to hone in on the areas where he needed the most support. Our son really enjoyed his sessions with Zeina and we have no doubt that his solid ACT scores were a direct result of her work with him. We highly recommended Swell Education!” Parent, Acalanes Class of 2016

"My son has a hard time studying during the best of times. End of summer break, every day for 3 weeks, was a real challenge. But Naomi, John & Paris were able to motivate him, not only to show up every day but also to prepare and do homework. And the end result tells it all, scores jumped from 1860 to 2070." Parent, Boarding School Class of 2016

“Our overall experience was wonderful. Friendly, professional and accessible tutors who have a very solid understanding of what is going to help each student. My child enjoyed her sessions, and looked forward to taking the practice SATs multiple times to see how she improved over time. We were very pleased with her "real" scores, and believe it was because of her coaching that she did so well.” Parent, Boarding School Class of 2016

"I had an incredible experience with Swell Education - tutoring was something I looked forward to, and I felt prepared and confident going into testing." -Student, Branson HS Class of 2016

“Swell Education transformed me from a student with no idea what the ACT was like to a student who could not have been more prepared. My tutor helped me with every detail and got me my goal ACT score.” -Student, Branson HS Class of 2016

“Reliable and pleasant experience for the parent and student!” -Parent, Branson HS Class of 2016

“Swell Education is excellent! They created a very thorough and detailed tutoring plan to meet the individual needs of my son through his testing season. The individual attention and feedback is outstanding!” -Parent, Branson HS Class of 2016

“Our daughter, who initially was reluctant about tutoring, ended up really enjoying her sessions and thought her tutor did a great job covering material and making it interesting. The tutoring also helped to increase her confidence and ultimately her test scores.” Parent, Convent Class of 2016

“Naomi Zell has tutored four students (that I personally know) and has raised their scores over 300+ from the first to last time they took the SAT. She has a proven track record and the young people find her easy to work with...lucky are the students that get to work with Naomi!” Parent, Deerfield Class of 2016

“Chase was a great tutor for our daughter. He had the appropriate combination of friendliness, and yet assertiveness, for guiding and encouraging her to push herself towards her goal. A weekly session kept her focused and on track!” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2016

“Naomi stuck with us through the challenging process of balancing school work and SAT prep. The personal attention we received was so important as we navigated through the process. She was always there for us with a quick response with any question or need we had. Her flexibility in terms of scheduling was also much appreciated. We truly felt Naomi was a partner with us through this process. We know we will be in good hands when it is time for our second child to study for the SAT”. Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“Swell Education is excellent! Naomi created a very thorough and detailed tutoring plan to meet the individual needs of my son through his testing season. The individual attention and feedback is outstanding!” Parent, Branson Class of 2016

“Despite the rigors of junior year, my daughter not only felt the time spent with Naomi was invaluable, she also thoroughly enjoyed the prep sessions. Naomi was incredibly supportive and understanding. You couldn't ask for a better partner to provide guidance through the challenging testing process!” Parent, Branson Class of 2016

“Swell is terrific. Naomi was very helpful and supportive. We were a last minute addition to the ACT agenda and Naomi made arrangements for our son to get a crash course before the test. Couldn't be happier.” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2016

“I didn't think his scores could improve this much in so little time - incredible!” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2016

“It is a very personal experience, working on the things you are weak at, not a cookie cutter system.” -Student, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2016

“Chase was a great tutor for our daughter. He had the appropriate combination of friendliness, and yet assertiveness, for guiding and encouraging her to push herself towards her goal. A weekly session kept her focused and on track!” -Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2016

“Naomi Zell is both efficient and excellent - she narrowed right in on the areas my child needed to focus on and offered support where we needed it. Thank you!” -Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2016

“During the first session I had, I was provided with multiple study tools to use in preparation for the SAT test as well as studying for school tests in general. After a single session, I felt my confidence double when taking the SAT test the following day. My tutor's approach to reviewing material was organized, efficient and incredibly comprehensive. Thank you!” -Student, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2016

“This is the second time we have used Naomi (with our second student) and it has, once again, been a great experience. She really understands the teens and is a great communicator with the parents too. We recommend her often.” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“Your offerings were just what we needed. Practice tests that were just frequent enough but not overly done. And, a great tutor who did not waste time and specifically targeted areas needing work.” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“Swell was fantastic- worked with our schedule, easy to communicate with and most importantly, motivated my daughter to do her best! They really understand the kids individual personalities and give the perfect amount of homework and encouragement. We used them for both of my daughters and highly recommend them!” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“Great preparation and thoughtfulness are apparent in every assignment and tutoring session. This highly individualized approach has been very beneficial to our daughter.” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“Naomi has built a stellar practice that is really focussed on the individual needs of each student. I like that it is not a cookie-cutter, one-size fits all approach to tutoring our child. So, while the hourly rate may seem like less of a deal than the more corporate tutoring centers, it actually likely ends up being a better value since she is honing in on your specific child - where they need additional help and where they do not. And we do not want our son to spend endless hours getting tutored and taking practice exams, she supports our wishes. She is also very approachable with the students - they look forward to working with her.” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“We can't say enough about the positive experience we had with Naomi. Our daughter considers herself very lucky to have had Naomi as her ACT and subject test tutor. Naomi genuinely cares for her students and she prepares them extremely well. Our daughter's test results were stellar.” - Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“I felt really prepared and confident going into the test, and I would definitely recommend the program.” -Student, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“Naomi is great! She is pretty hard-core but is a really awesome tutor and I am super happy with my progress. I am so happy that I worked with her.” Student, Marin Academy Class of 2016

"Swell Tutoring did a great job preparing me for both the ACT and SAT." Student, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“I felt really prepared and confident going into the test, and I would definitely recommend the program.” Student, Marin Academy Class of 2016

“I was very happy using Swell education and Naomi Zell as the organizer. My daughter received excellent tutoring and did as well as she could in the tests.” Parent, Marin Catholic Class of 2016

“I really appreciated Naomi working within our budget and developing a plan that worked for us.” Parent, Marin Catholic Class of 2016

“Our son really liked his tutor and felt motivated to improve his score and complete his weekly "homework". Chris was always very positive with him.” Parent, Redwood Class of 2016

“Naomi Zell is both efficient and excellent - she narrowed right in on the areas my child needed to focus on and offered support where we needed it. Thank you!” Parent, Novato SOTA Class of 2016

“Very professional and time spent was well worth it. The tutor knew how to connect with my son and was very patient. The suggestions proved to be ideal having my son score much higher after the sessions were over. Highly recommend this group!” Parent, St. Ignatius Class of 2016

“Naomi is brilliant! Got my son organized and focused. He improved significantly. Best money we have ever spent.” Parent, St. Ignatius Class of 2016

“I liked Swell because I learned a lot about how to take the test itself, especially the writing portion, and then practiced a lot with my tutor so I could see my scores go up.” Student, St. Ignatius Class of 2016

“With the help from my tutor Josh and the organization and coordination of Naomi, I was able to expedite my progress of preparing for the SAT in a very structured and professional fashion.” Student, St. Ignatius Class of 2016

“Naomi came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She is knowledgeable and professional. As a parent, I especially appreciated her forthright communications about what was expected from my daughter in terms of prep between coaching sessions. Because of the excellent structure - and reminder emails about "homework" - she was well prepared in fewer sessions than we expected.” Parent, Tam Class of 2016

“Swell helped me raise my score in a way that was specific to my goals and needs. They helped me make a game plan and execute it in a manner specific to the time I had available. The gave me a sense of confidence going into the test that I had previously lacked!” -Student, Tamalpais HS Class of 2016

“Flawless process with great results.” Parent, University Class of 2016

“My tutor was great! She helped me improve my SAT score by a significant amount and gave me the tools I needed to be prepared.” -Student, University HS Class of 2016

“Great tutoring that helped build our child's confidence.” Parent, University Class of 2016

“Great service! A real confidence builder.” Parent, University Class of 2016

“Naomi is the best tutor in San Francisco for SAT test preparation. Based on his test scores, my son clearly benefited from working with her.” Parent, University Class of 2016

“Very professional. Highly recommend!” Parent, University Class of 2016

“The tutors are highly qualified and worked well with our daughter's schedule.” Parent, University Class of 2016

“Naomi was very efficient and got our daughter prepped for the ACT in a very concentrated period of time with excellent results.” Parent, University Class of 2016

“This was our first tutoring experience and it was very positive. Naomi was clear, communicating with me, the parent, and established clear goals, instructions and recommendations to our son. Her analysis of our son's strengths and areas of improvement were accurate and she helped direct his focus and areas to study and practice.” -Parent, University HS Class of 2016

“I raised my math score from about a 650 to an 800. The program and Naomi were extremely helpful and a really really valuable tool. I'm very pleased with the end result and I owe it to this program and Naomi.” -Student, University HS Class of 2016

“I felt that my tutor prepared me very well for the SAT. She broke the test down into its component parts, making it much more manageable.” -Student, University HS Class of 2016

"Very flexible and will tailor to your needs and schedule. I only had two weeks to study and they helped me make the most of it. " -Student, University HS Class of 2016

“Swell Educaton was perfect for my daughter who was a junior in high school and needed some quick and dramatic guidance for her test preparation. Naomi matched her with a great tutor that guided my daughter through this difficult course. Naomi teamed up with her tutors to strategize and offer counsel for my daughters challenging situation. All ended great for us and we thank Naomi and Chase for that!” Parent, Washington Class of 2016