“Working with Swell Education made all the difference in our children's confidence and performance on standardized tests. They felt incredibly supported throughout the test prep process. Naomi could not be more invested in both the wellbeing and success of her students. The results speak volumes. Our family feels very fortunate to have worked with Swell Education.” Parent, University HS Class of 2017

“We highly recommend Naomi and her team. They were enormously professional and enthusiastic, not always an easy thing when working with teenagers”. Parent, Boarding School Class of 2017

“The SAT exam is just as much about knowing how to take the test, as it is knowing the content of the test. Tutoring with Naomi Zell at Swell Education allowed me to improve on both fronts, and enabled me to achieve my full potential on the SAT.” Student, American School in Milan Class of 2017

“Zena was skilled, prepared, efficient and warm and professional. Every session was maximized to its fullest.'“ Parent, Boarding School Class of 2017

“The combination of Naomi's expertise and general oversight, along with our tutor Sydney's specialty and style, were extremely efficient and effective for our daughter. Her scores continued to improve and she enjoyed her test prep time with Sydney. As a result, there has been no test fatigue and we found the experience for positive. We would definitely sign up with Swell Education and Sydney as a tutor again.” Parent, Branson School Class of 2017

“Naomi Zell and Swell Education are simply the best! She worked with our son for just a few weeks in the summer before his Junior year and during the first two months of the fall. By October he was more than ready to take the ACT and did even better than we had hoped! We really appreciated that Naomi focused not only on the important content, but also the pre-test preparation needed to be physically and mentally "in the zone" on test day!” Parent, Branson School Class of 2017

“Nicole was very efficient and was able to quickly pinpoint what material needed to be covered and how to best capitalize on Audrey's strengths to help her achieve her test score goals”. Parent, Branson Class of 2017

“Swell provided a truly custom experience for us for ACT prep. Naomi helped us understand options and pick the right options and tutor for my son. My son had a tutor that matched his needs. The practice tests and their scoring that Swell administered was also great.” Parent, Branson Class of 2017

“Swell Tutoring was a wonderful resource from beginning to end. Naomi gave me great advice about which test to take and the timing of things, and chose a tutor that was a perfect match. Alexis is a gifted tutor, on so many levels. My daughter learned everything she needed to know to succeed at the SAT while actually connecting and feeling comfortable with her tutor - and that's saying something for a quiet student like her. Naomi kept in touch throughout and even helped us find other academic tutors for our ADHD younger daughter. A great operation and well worth the price.” Parent, Branson Class of 2017

“Reliable and pleasant experience for the parent and student!” Parent, Branson Class of 2017

“The best thing Chase taught me was how to be confident and choose answers with conviction, instead of hesitantly searching for the right answer. Three months of positive reinforcement allowed me to improve my composite by 5 points.” Student, Branson Class of 2017

“Swell has helped me gain confidence with my test taking. My tutor explained how to approach each section, and helped me develop strategies to budget my time efficiently and to increase my score to its maximum. Also, my tutor was a great morale booster, encouraging me throughout the way.” Student, Branson Class of 2017

“Rather than memorizing facts and equations, I learned tricks and skills which helped me grasp the material on the test and eliminate the stress of memorization.” Student, Branson Class of 2017

“Swell Education tutors are all very qualified at what they do. I really appreciate the way Naomi seeks to find the right tutor for the child's individual needs.” Parent, Convent Class of 2017

“Ali was a fantastic tutor. She was patient and really understood what our daughter needed to focus on. Naomi was super responsive when we had questions about the test and process. I would highly recommend Swell.” Parent, Drew Class of 2017

“My daughter felt so much better prepared after two sessions with Zeina, who really impressed me with her kind, calm demeanor and her ability to deliver a lot of valuable teaching in a very short time.” Parent, Hamlin Class of 2017

“My tutor was very friendly and very helpful!” Student, International HS Class of 2017

“Naomi and her team are AMAZING! Not only did our son's scores improve dramatically, he also felt supported in a way that made real impact beyond test prep. We simply can't say enough good things about Swell.” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2017

“Swell provides a very personal and customized approach to matching up their tutors with students to ensure a good fit, which contributes to bringing out the best in their abilities.” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2017

“Tutors show up prepared, on time, and ready to work. Had significant improvement in test scores after we started using Swell.” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2017

“Our son's experience with ACT test prep with Swell was fantastic. It definitely helped.” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2017

“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, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2017

“Swell Education is an amazing organization teeming with brilliant tutors who not only have the keys to success for students but also deeply care about the success, happiness and future for their students.” Student, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2017

“So much of taking the SAT is learning how to take the test. And John was very knowledgeable about the test strategy. Our son had a 300 point improvement after tutoring.” Parent, Lowell HS Class of 2017

“My son's tutor was very personable and entertaining as well as very very helpful in getting my son's brain wired for these tests. His scores improved from a 1360 PSAT to a 1560 SAT. What I expected were the specific instructions and guidance on the test, but I think what most impressed me and my son was the tutor's perspective on the world.” Parent, Lowell HS Class of 2017

“If you want great test scores, it's important to be diligent and committed to your practice. Swell offers the best standardized testing strategies in the Bay Area, but those strategies need to be coupled with hard work. Put in the work, and you will see results.” Student, Lowell Class of 2017

“It's never too early to start studying for standardized tests. Practice, practice, practice!” Student, Lowell Class of 2017

“True partners, understanding of the need for flexibility, and rightsizing of goals all contributed to a positive learning experience.” Thanks Naomi. Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2017

“Swell provided an individualized approach that helped both my daughters improve their ACT scores dramatically. Naomi is incredibly responsive and attuned to each student's particular needs. She demystified testing options and strategies, taking significant stress out of the process. Naomi and our tutor kept us in the loop and provided welcome structure and focus.” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2017

“Our family's experience working with Naomi was wonderful. Our son greatly enjoyed the time he spent with Naomi and learned a great deal in the process. She was flexible with respect to scheduling and helped him work around his after school commitments all the while making sure that enough time was allocated to studying and practice to improve on the tests. Her practice ACT test dates were helpful in getting him prepared for sitting for the actual test, and her follow-up with him after each and after his actual tests was impressive. They really seemed like a close-working team and were able get him an ACT score which allowed him to be accepted into his first place school. We cannot recommend working with Naomi highly enough. Thank you Naomi!” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2017

“My son has really enjoyed working with Nicole. She helped him improve his scores and most importantly he felt confident going into the ACT.” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2017

“Tutoring with Chase provided my daughter with the confidence to walk into the test knowing she was as prepared as she could be.” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2017

“I looked forward to meeting with my tutor every session because he made learning fun. Super encouraging and positive.” Student, Marin Academy Class of 2017

“Swell tutoring provided me with the tools to fill in the gaps. With their help I was able to become an efficient and effective standardized test taker.” Student, Marin Academy Class of 2017

“We can not say enough as a family about our experience with Naomi and Alexis. They are completely different kids with different styles of learning and yet they both saw their scores go up significantly. They each ended up with 34 super scores after taking two tests each. The confidence and sense of preparation they felt in taking the tests was a direct result of their work with Swell. They were inspired by their Swell tutors to work hard and they were committed to the process presented to them. I never had to push them to work on their ACT prep... the relationship was entirely between them and their tutor, which was great for all of us!” Parent, Redwood Class of 2017

“We have been pleased with every aspect of Swell Tutoring. Naomi not only took the stress out of the test-taking process for my daughter, but also individualized the tutoring and worked on the specifics my daughter needed to perform at her best.” Parent, Redwood HS Class of 2017

“Follow up and communication was excellent. My son went from a 21 to 27 on his ACT scores.” Parent, Redwood Class of 2017

“Each of my four children have tutored with Swell education. Their practice test scores improved markedly, and they gained the stamina and confidence to do well on test day. As a parent, I felt supported throughout the process, as any questions I had were answered in a thorough and timely fashion. Four out of four stars.” Parent, Redwood Class of 2017

“My son started with a score of 18 and with each practice test he improved a couple of points and when he took the real ACT test he scored a 27, tremendous growth and improvement showing their teaching techniques really work.” Parent, Redwood Class of 2017

“We were amazed with the increase in score from the beginning practice tests to the final real tests. Makes all the time and effort worth while.” Parent, Redwood HS Class of 2017

“Naomi was extraordinary in helping me score higher than I had ever imagined on the SAT. Student, Redwood Class of 2016

“The tutoring service was very convenient for us and gave us great feedback to help with standardized testing for college.” Parent, Sacred Heart Class of 2017

“Focused and targeted approach my son thrived under their guidance.” Parent, San Francisco Waldorf HS Class of 2017

“Great program, well paced, strongly encouraged, and the scores really jumped up!” Parent, St. Ignatius Class of 2017

“Twins are thrilled with their scores! Very different kids and both raised their scores at least 6 points. Couldn't be happier!” Parent, St Ignatius Class of 2017

“Well worth it. Start early.” Parent, St. Joseph Class of 2017

“My son's improvement from beginning to end result was dramatic. There are no miracles - it takes hard work - but Swell provided the proper framework.” Parent, Tam HS Class of 2017

“I really enjoyed my instructors as teachers and as people. They set high standards for me and pushed me until I reached a score I didn't even think attainable for me. Student, Tam Class of 2017

“Naomi runs a first class service--worth every penny. Her commitment to provide personal service is sincere and her management is positive, helpful and effective. John, my daughter's tutor was a joy to have in our home. He is accommodating, focused, and best of all fun! We look forward to working with him again in the future.” Parent, University HS Class of 2017

“Naomi and her team of tutors provide a high level of test prep and are extremely easy to work with. Both of my daughters have shown significant improvement by working with Swell Education.” Parent, University HS Class of 2017

“Working with Swell Education made all the difference in our children's confidence and performance on standardized tests. They felt incredibly supported throughout the test prep process. Naomi could not be more invested in both the wellbeing and success of her students. The results speak volumes. Our family feels very fortunate to have worked with Swell Education.” Parent, University HS Class of 2017

“Very helpful to our son. Went from ACT score 29 to 32.” Parent, University HS Class of 2017

“While I don't particularly care about standardized tests, my daughter's experience with Swell returned her confidence which was badly bruised by the competitive high school experience.” Parent, University HS Class of 2017

“Swell Tutoring has been the best tutoring I have ever received. They are extremely knowledgeable about the test and know how to effectively teach each unique student in a way that will result in higher scores. They utilize a variety of different techniques and are really able to simplify the tests so that it is more accessible and not as daunting for high schoolers.” Student, University HS Class of 2017

“We are thrilled with the progress our son has made with Naomi in such a short period of time.” Parent, Urban School Class of 2017

“I would highly recommend Swell!” Parent, Urban School Class of 2017

“Naomi helped my son feel confident about standardized testing as well as providing a solid understanding of the material. Using Swell was a great decision!” Parent, Urban School Class of 2017