Teaching A Mindset For Success

Amanda Rubenstein, J.D.

Graduating at the top of her class from the USC Gould School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania, Amanda has since coached thousands of students to ACT and SAT mastery. During an initial consult, Amanda will analyze past test results, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and present a strategic game plan to hit target scores.

  • Amanda and the AR team are beyond incredible. I never would have thought I’d score a 1520 on the SAT (a 220 point jump!). Thank you!

    Julie B., Long Beach Polytechnic High School student
  • "With AR’s help, I was able to stand out in the college admissions process and get accepted to Harvard. I wouldn’t be where I am today without AR!"

    Wyatt R., Newport Harbor student
  • With AR, I earned an ACT score that made my mom proud! I’ll be heading to UCLA in the fall and I couldn't be happier.

    Emaad R., Fairmont Prep High School student
  • I scored a perfect 36 on the ACT, and I could not have done it without AR.

    Jack R., Sage Hill High School student
  • The one thing standing in the way between me and playing college football was my ACT score. After two months of prep, I got the score I needed. Big thanks to AR.

    Chris V., St. Margaret’s High School student
  • AR helped me increase my SAT score by 180 points and I got into my dream school. Thanks AR team. I couldn’t have done it without you!

    Caroline S., Corona Del Mar High School student

Our students get results.
Plain and simple.

AR students consistently earn average score increases of +5 points on ACT and +200 points on SAT (industry average +1.5 on ACT and +40 on the SAT).

Why AR Works

Personalized Approach

Don't get lost in a classroom. Our 1-on -1 instruction pinpoints each student's specific weaknesses and tackles them head-on with customized instruction.

Exclusive Curriculum

Weekly assignments and bi-weekly practice exams maximise strategy retention and drive results.

Expert Instruction

With extensive teaching experience, 99th percentile scores, and a true love for teaching, AR instructors are hand-picked to perfectly suit each student's individual needs.

Our Proven Method

Question Recognition

Outsmart the test-makers. As a standardized exam, the SAT and ACT are highly predictable. We teach our students to recognize patterns in answer choices and key phrasing in questions to know exactly what concept they’re being tested on, and, accordingly, which strategy to employ.

Conceptual Mastery

Our instructors know the material, and so will they. Everything tested on the ACT and SAT is highly teachable. AR students are trained to master each exam’s limited series of concepts through our expert instruction and curated curriculum.

Pacing Strategy

Time can be on their side. Down to the second, our students are taught how to properly pace each question, passage, and section to ensure they always finish the exam accordingly. No question left behind.

Practice, Practice…and More Practice.

Success doesn’t come from the night before. By structuring a consistent schedule of weekly homework assignments, practice exams, and customized sessions, our students earn complete mastery of the exam by test day. No cramming. Just retention.

Meet The Team

With extensive teaching experience, 99th percentile scores, and a true passion for education, AR instructors are hand-picked to perfectly suit each student's individual needs.

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Test Prep

From the initial consultation to the day of the exam, each AR program is uniquely customized to each student’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Academic Tutoring

We offer expert one-on-one instruction in a variety of courses, ranging from common core curriculum to AP classes.

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What People Say About Us

There’s a reason AR is the top-rated test prep company in Orange County: we get results. Hear why students and parents love AR.

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Contact Us

At AR Academics, we believe higher scores on the SAT and ACT change students’ lives. Contact us today!

1303 Avocado Ave # 160, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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