"Oakes Test Prep helped me tremendously on the areas I struggled in and gave me the confidence I needed going in to the test."
-Z.D. 2015 H.S. graduate, current Radford student.
”Oakes Test Prep went above and beyond to deliver the appropriate test-taking techniques and strategies to be successful on her SAT. Most importantly, Oakes gave her the self-confidence she needed to approach each question type differently, allowing her to maximize her score. Not only did Oakes prepare her for the SAT and provide us with a wealth of college information, but it prepared her for her future.”
-Melissa Gaylor, educator
"After my son took your course his confidence was better going in to the tests. His scores were greatly improved. I would recommend Oakes Test Prep to any aspiring students."
-Chris Haessler, parent
"Oakes Test Prep helped me feel fully prepared for my SAT and ACT. I would never have known my strengths and weaknesses, or the extremely helpful tips."
-K.J. 2016 H.S. graduate, current University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill student.
"I offer my highest recommendation to Oakes Test Prep. Oakes successfully coached my two teenage sons through PSAT, SAT and ACT preparation, and also worked with them to polish interview skills. Their test scores and success in securing scholarships speak to the effectiveness of the strategies and techniques Oakes uses with his students. Oakes' expectations for students are high, and his teaching style is both practical and comfortable for students. Having my boys work with Oakes was instrumental in preparing them to tackle the competitive college admissions process. His advice and direction have proven to be key components in their success."
-Jeni Willoughby, parent.
"I highly recommend Oakes Test Prep. His instruction provided my children with the knowledge and strategies that helped them achieve the test scores necessary to not only get into very competitive colleges, but also resulting in merit scholarships as well."
-Gretchen Johnston, parent and educator
"Oakes Test Prep helped me to increase my test scores significantly. It gave me the confidence and skills that I needed to excel on the SAT & ACT."
-A.B. 2016 H.S. graduate, current Virginia Tech student
"Before working with Oakes Test Prep I felt extremely unconfident and lost in my ability to take this test. Through working with him for a few weeks, I not only gained self-confidence but was able to raise my ACT score and was accepted into my top choice of school."
-M.C. 2016 H.S. Graduate, current University of Virginia student
"Oakes Test Prep was an integral part of my GRE preparation. His teaching style and practical strategic suggestions gave me incredible confidence going into the test. With his help, I overcame the hurdle of the GRE and am excited to begin my graduate schooling. I'd highly recommend his tutoring services for anyone looking to increase their standardized testing performance."
-D.J. 2017 Liberty University graduate, current graduate student in Physical Therapy.
"As an educator and a parent, I recommend Oakes Test Prep's SAT program. OTP helped our son reach his SAT goals."
-Dr. Stephen Smith, Director of Central Virginia Governor's School
"Our daughter completed an ACT/SAT course with another group. She began to work with Oakes Test Prep first in a group and then individually and her scores skyrocketed! We were so thrilled with Oakes Prep style and success that we enrolled our son, a high school freshman, with Oakes to begin preparing for his PSAT. This too has brought great success. We highly recommend Oakes Test Prep to help your child also achieve their best PSAT/ACT/SAT scores, you will not be disappointed!"
-Rebecca McVeigh, parent
"Working with Oakes Test Prep really pushed me to organize and focus my studying for the SAT and ACT. Having defined study appointments really helped me concentrate and take time out of my busy schedule that I wouldn't have taken on my own. I definitely wouldn't have performed as well on my tests if I prepared by myself."
-M.G. 2017 H.S. graduate, current University of Virginia student
"Oakes Test Prep is fantastic! He helped my daughter overcome her test anxiety, and she gained so much confidence from her sessions with him! I feel like Oakes really got to know my daughter's needs and they honed in on her weaknesses, enabling her test scores to soar. She set a goal of getting a score high enough for Ivy League and, with Oakes Test Prep, she achieved that goal. They are very open and honest, and offered us great advice as we went through coaching. I highly recommend to anyone planning on taking the PSAT/SAT/ACT to contact Oakes Test Prep!
-Kelly Steele, parent and educator
"I have worked with Oakes Test Prep since I took the PSAT in 9th grade, and they have helped me improve tremendously. Before I started to work with Oakes Test Prep I would stress out over tests, and make a lot of silly mistakes. He helped me overcome my worries on test days, and to this day I still improve my test-taking skills with each session. Oakes make their classes very personal; they want all their students to succeed. I highly recommend anyone who plans to take the PSAT/SAT/ACT to work with Oakes Test Prep, they will do all they can to make sure your goals are achieved!"
-H.S. 2018 H.S.graduate, current Yale student
"Oakes Test Prep helped both of our children in many ways. Not only were they instructed on how to take the tests and how to study, but their confidence was boosted as well. Through the tutoring they received, my children improved each time they took the test. Oakes Test Prep was so successful in helping our family, that we are sending our third child to them for tutoring."
-Kathryn Beisser, parent
"We engaged Oakes Test Prep to help our daughter prepare for her GRE test. We knew the results Oakes Test Prep gained with other students and were convinced Oakes Test Prep would have her prepared to succeed on this test."
-Jon and Lori Roark, parents and educators
"Your encouragement and success steps helped me increase my SAT score tremendously. Your teaching helped me get into my dream school. I couldn't be more grateful."
-K.F. 2016 H.S. graduate, current James Madison student