“Naomi's patience, clear communication, caring and true understanding of the testing process helped me feel confident and calm which in turn helped my student feel confident. Her willingness to think through the best plan for success for both of my children was unparalleled. All of my kid's tutors were great teachers, mentors and worked to help my kids work to the best of their ability.” Parent, St. Ignatius Class of 2018

“We are very pleased with our experience and would highly recommend all the tutors we have met.” Parent, Bay School Class of 2018

“Extremely thoughtful, professional.” Parent, Bay School Class of 2018

“Our Swell Education tutor gave our daughter the kind of personal, one-on-one attention she needed to succeed on her ACT. Naomi kept us apprised of deadlines and practice test opportunities and provided invaluable insight into what was for us a confusing process.” Parent, Branson Class of 2018

“We were very pleased with the fit between tutor and student. We were all impressed with the followup and feedback we received from both Nicole and Naomi. When we expressed early concerns about our daughters test-taking strategies, Naomi followed up immediately with her, her parents, and college counselor. Preparation strategies were put in place which increased our daughter’s confidence before and during the tests.” Parent, Branson Class of 2018

“Swell has helped me develop into a test taker I never thought I could be and helped me get rid of my testing anxiety; I am so grateful for their help.” Student, Branson Class of 2018

“Marion was able to get our son to focus really well and stay focused. The working sessions were very productive (no time wasted on side conversations). She managed a good balance between letting him figure things out himself and actually teaching. The results were the solid boost in his English score he was seeking.” Parent, French-American Class of 2018

“We had a great tutor who was very positive, had clear and helpful tips for improving results and was personable and easy to have around”. Parent, International HS Class of 2018

“This was a great option for us! Alexis came to the house making it very easy and I could hear the smart, easy banter and coaching form my desk in the other room. It was stress free and Nathan actually enjoyed every session. We never expected the vast improvement in less than 8 weeks!” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2018

“Joshua was great about communicating with our sons and the parents to make sure everyone was kept up to date. He was well organized, reliable and efficient with everyone's time. Joshua is really great about helping your student focus on the areas they need to, to improve their test scores.” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class 0f 2018

“Naomi provided great information in the intro phone call during Spring of our daughter's sophomore year. She then created a game plan based on our kid's goals and schedule. After introducing our daughter to the process by doing a practice SAT and then a practice ACT during that sophomore Spring in order for her to decide which test she wanted to study for during junior year set the path forward. She then matched her with a tutor so they could meet several times in August to get to know each other. They then started working together weekly in early December. Another tutor was introduced when schedules conflicted and that tutor was great also. Naomi created a game plan for studies based on our daughter's desire to try to be done with testing before summer after junior year. That game plan included suggestions for how much tutoring and taking monthly practice tests -- then taking the SAT in March and June (and subject tests in May). All worked out great and our daughter happily finished the original game plan. It was great to work with Naomi and the wonderful tutors she provided. Working with our daughter's goals for timing and coming up with a game plan for the whole year made it, maybe not completely painless, but having the plan and tutors in place certainly created a routine, thereby making the year go as smoothly as it possibly can. Lastly, if she had needed to retake the test in the Fall, she was familiar and confident and knew the routine.” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2018

“Incredible experience to work with Naomi Zell.” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2018

“Swell tutoring is a great resource. Flexible, reliable, excellent communication. They delivered exactly what they said they would. Our son benefitted from learning new test taking strategies and felt motivated to do his best.” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2018

“Both tutors were very helpful in giving useful test-taking tips as well as teaching content. They are worth the investment of time and money that the family and student.” Parent, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2018

“Tutoring was great. My scores improved by about 70 points in both sections over the six month period of tutoring.” Student, Lick-Wilmerding Class of 2018

“Tutoring sufficiently prepared me for the ACT, and from my tutor I learned a lot of useful tips and tricks. The main factor which contributed to my success in the ACT was the work and preparation I did with my tutor.” Student, Lowell Class of 2018

“My daughter really enjoyed the process and killed the tests.” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2018

“Swell was very responsive to our specific tutoring needs. Naomi was quick to determine our needs and found a good tutoring match for my daughter.” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2018

“My daughter had a fantastic experience with Brittany who put a huge amount of effort into helping my daughter do her personal best. She really worked through her weaknesses and helped her to capitalize on her strengths. She was also flexible about time and managed the time they spent together very well. my daughter's score improved significantly!!” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2018

“Our child raised her score by 4 points with the help of Naomi and Nicole. We highly recommend Swell for anyone serious about working hard to raise their college test score.” Parent, Marin Academy Class of 2018

“It's crazy how much I learned over the course of my tutoring. I started not even knowing what sections were on the test to now being able to think as if I was making the test. Meaning, I know what types of answers they are looking for, when they are trying to trick you, and what to expect from every section.” Student, Marin Academy Class of 2018

“We were very pleased with Swell Education! Our daughter had a wonderful tutor who focused on the areas where our daughter needed the most attention. I am confident that Swell helped improve my daughter's test scores from good to very good. She scored a 32 on her ACT and this has expanded her list of potential colleges.” Parent, Redwood Class of 2018

“Our son was able to increase his ACT scores from 19 to 27 with the help of Swell tutoring.” Parent, Redwood Class of 2018

“We initially tried an alternative tutoring service and this one is far better yet less expensive.” Parent, Redwood Class of 2018

“Nicole is a great tutor and the prep really made a difference. Start early and prep frequently and consistently.” Parent, Redwood Class of 2018

“Our son had a great experience. The tutors were engaging and he looked forward to his sessions. He was comfortable heading into the SAT, confident upon completing the test, and excited when he received his scores.” Parent, Redwood Class of 2018

“Wonderful, personalized tutoring which pushed our son to do his absolute best.” Parent, Redwood Class of 2018

“Well worth the time & money. Excellent tutors & structured practice test taking made all the difference.” Parent, St. Ignatius Class of 2018

“Naomi's patience, clear communication, caring and true understanding of the testing process helped me feel confident and calm which in turn helped my student feel confident. Her willingness to think through the best plan for success for both of my children was unparalleled. All of my kid's tutors were great teachers, mentors and worked to help my kids work to the best of their ability.” Parent, St. Ignatius Class of 2018

“Swell Tutoring is efficient, caring, and very successful. My tutor helped me to develop all the skills required for the test and more. With Swell Tutoring, I achieved my goal test score and I don't think I could have done it without them.” Student, St. Ignatius Class of 2018

“The tutors were outstanding. They related well to my son and he actually looked forward to their sessions.” Parent, Tamalpais High School Class of 2018

“Working with Swell Education was a superb experience. The weekly tutoring sessions, in addition to sitting for full practice tests, prepared my daughter to succeed on her ACT. She was so happy with her score that she did not even need to take the test a second time.” Parent, University HS Class of 2018

“Naomi runs a great tutoring company, she is knowldegable about testing, has access to great tutors and is quick to respond to questions and concerns.” Parent, Urban Class of 2018

“We had a good experience with Swell Education. The tutor was friendly and worked efficiently with our son. We definitely recommend Swell Ed for test prep!” Parent, Urban Class of 2018

“Naomi was wonderful! She is very communicative with both student and parent and deeply understands what needs to be done to improve test scores. Would absolutely recommend her”. Parent, Urban Class of 2018

“Naomi runs an incredibly thoughtful and professional company. Very impressed with her outreach, feedback and follow-up.” Parent, Urban Class of 2018