Phillip Smith

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Meet Phillip Smith: Senior SAT, ACT, & Humanities Tutor.

A deeply held conviction of mine is that every student is smart and capable of tremendous growth with the proper support. I am a National Board Certified Teacher of English and Social Studies with eight years of classroom experience, and I have tutored SAT/ACT and high school math and humanities since 2020.

My style is highly personalized and adaptable to what a student already knows and how they best learn. I find the right balance of challenge and support for each student to keep them in the learning zone. By bridging my knowledge of the student with content expertise, I ensure students are constantly progressing, whether aiming for a perfect score or overcoming specific challenges in their academic journey.

Middle & High School Services: SAT • ACT • SSAT • HSPT • ISEE • Algebra I • Algebra II • English (all levels) • AP US History • AP World History • AP European History • AP US Government & Politics

Comprehensive ACT/SAT Test Prep Program: $4,800
Comprehensive ISEE/SSAT/HSPT Test Prep Program: $2,250
Hourly Academic Tutoring: $150

Old Dominion University & Western Governors University

Scored in the 99th percentile on the GRE Verbal and Analytical Writing Section
MEd in Secondary Social Studies Education: Old Dominion University
MeD in Educational Technology and Instructional Design; In Progress, Western Governors University

Virginia Commonwealth University

BA in History & Art History


First Colonial High School

Art Honor Society
Interact Club
AP Scholar


  1. Veteran SAT/ACT Tutor - I have scored a perfect 1600 on the Bluebook digital SAT
  2. Teacher: Daegu, South Korea; Socorro, New Mexico; Alexandria, Virginia
  3. National Board Certified Teacher
  4. Presented at the VATESOL Conference in 2020.

Human Heart

  1. Art history enthusiast
  2. Museum junkie
  3. Fantasy and sci fi nerd
  4. Avid long boarder
  5. Nature nut and budding birder