About Us

About Us



Xceptional Prep was founded in 2002 and provides classroom based test preparation courses in twenty-three cities in nine states. We focus exclusively on live, in person, classroom based courses. We prepare students for the SAT, GRE, and ACT exams. Our focus on live instruction yields the best in person, classroom based course offerings. Over the past eighteen years we have helped tens of thousands of students increase their scores on standardized tests.

Our Goal is to Help Others

At Xceptional Prep, our work is to help others. Our company’s mission is to help students maximize performance and reach their potential. We’re good people with integrity and we run an honest company whose primary concern is to help students succeed. Our goal is to make each student’s test prep experience as stress-free and successful as possible.

Students come to us from all backgrounds and with a variety of needs. We work with students who need strategy, content, timing, and focus or who are suffering from test stress or anxiety. Everyone, from our instructors, staff, and management, is united to help students achieve the best possible score on their exam.

What Makes us Unique

We are the only national test preparation company that focuses exclusively on full-length, in person, classroom based courses. Our focus is on real people, with courses driven by the human edge. We do not offer private tutoring, admissions consulting, weekend only, or online courses. We’re passionate about our focus and we dedicate all of our resources to only three products: SAT, GRE, and ACT in person, classroom based test preparation courses. Xceptional Prep leads the test preparation industry in the human approach.

We are all original, and have designed our test preparation courses from the ground up. None of our development team members have ever worked for another test preparation company. About UsThis exacts a unique focus and interpretation to the test prep material. Each year, we devote considerable resources to research and development to provide students with the most up-to-date and comprehensive classes available.

Our instructors are the most qualified in the industry. Every Xceptional Prep instructor has top test scores, university teaching experience, and a graduate level education. We strongly believe in well-rounded instructors. Top scores are a given with our test preparation instructors. In addition, all of our instructors have prior teaching experience; knowing how to teach is just as important as having a top score on the test. By requiring our instructors to have a graduate level education, we provide students with unrivaled instructors who have exceptional intellectual and analytical skills. Our instructors are without comparison.

We’re straight-forward and honest in our approach. We tell it like it is and we work smart. We speak like real people, provide straight-talk answers to questions, and work as a team to help others. Although we are a national company, we have a distinct focus, and our streamlined products enhance the quality of our courses and aid in the selection of our instructors. You’ll notice our caring and professional service each time you interact with our staff or instructors. We’re unified under one goal: to help students reach their potential and maximize their test scores.

We are the best test prep value. Our company has a social mission to provide top caliber test preparation courses at a value price. Team Xceptional is committed to the social responsibility of accessible test preparation courses: Everyone deserves to put their best score out there.


Xceptional Prep partners with a number of universities, colleges, and high schools throughout the nation. We welcome and encourage universities, high schools, and institutions to contact us for partnering and in-house work. Our expert team can customize a course specifically tailored to your institution’s requirements.

Recent and ongoing partnerships include: Reed College, University of Massachusetts Medical School, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Sacramento State University, California State University, Bakersfield, Western Oregon University, South Lake Tahoe High School, and Carlsbad Educational Foundation.

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Availability to Media, Public Speaking and Conferences

Xceptional Prep’s management is available for print and web articles, phone interviews, on-air radio broadcasts, and in-person interviews, panels and discussions. We can provide talks on a wide range of subjects related to standardized test preparation. Management is also available to speak at regional and national conferences. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

We’ve recently been invited to: University of Nevada, Reno, Seattle University, The Chance Foundation, and Lodi (CA) School District’s AVID Program.

Charitable Giving

Xceptional Prep donates to a number of local charities in Sacramento, CA. We feel its important to give back to our community and our charitable giving is related to our staff’s interests and our community’s needs. We donate not only a portion of our profits but also our staff’s time to events, fundraisers, and projects. In addition, we offer our courses to charities to aid in their fundraising efforts. If your charity would like to include one of our courses in your charitable giving, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

Recent Philanthropy: The American Heart Association and Big Day of Giving.

How we View Standardized Testing

We support standardized testing as a valid predictor of future college, graduate, and professional school success. If properly used with other significant and explanatory predictors, standardized test scores can be useful in determining a better overall understanding of an applicant’s potential.

Testing in one form or another has solidified in our culture and is here to stay. This should not be interpreted that standardized testing is without flaw or misuse. Standardized testing is imperfect; we try to even the odds and maximize students’ potential by providing thorough and comprehensive courses accessible to a great number of individuals.