"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., student


"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


"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.


"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.

"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 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.

"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 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.