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Peter Schmidt SAT tutor in Allentown Pennsylvania

Peter Schmidt on “Jeopardy”.
I finished with $21,201… but that was only good for second place. So I only got to keep $2,000. Too bad 🙁

I, Peter Schmidt, run PREPARE Test Prep and teach all of the SAT & ACT prep classes myself.  I am a graduate of Saucon Valley High School, Columbia University (BA, English), Yale University (MM, Music) and the University of Houston, (MFA, Drama).

After performing professionally in musicals, operas, and plays in my 20’s and 30’s, I began coaching SAT prep in 1999 at a private company in California. I found the combination of my formal education and theatrical experience to be an ideal formula for keeping students interested and motivated. I subsequently received my certification as an SAT instructor from The Princeton Review before moving on to become Director of Academic Development at ScoreRite, a test preparation and tutoring company in Los Angeles.

In the summer of 2004, I returned to Allentown to start my own business. For the past twelve years, it has been an honor and a privilege to help over six thousand Lehigh Valley students back improve their SAT and ACT scores. Hundreds of these students and their parents have supplied testimonials, many of which you can find on the Testimonials page on this website.

On the family side, I have two children, Alex (15) and Nathaniel (9), and have been married for twenty years to the lovely, intelligent, fairly tolerant Jody Griffith; if she can stand living with three loud-mouthed men, I’d like to be married to her for another twenty years.

What else… ? Oh, I’m a trivia/academic competition freak. Aside from appearing on “Jeopardy!” in 2002, I coached the 2015 Pennsylvania Team at the National All-Star Academic Tournament. I am currently the Academic Team coach at Lehigh Valley Academy: we have won many tournaments, including the 2016 Pennsylvania State Academic Competition. This year, I coached LVA to 15th place at the High School National Championship Tournament. We were also the Small School champion at the National History Bowl.

 Columbia University

Columbia University


2250 W Union St. Allentown, PA 18104
P: 610-730-4876

PREPARE SAT & ACT Course Classroom Sites

Muhlenberg College
2400 W Chew St
Allentown, PA 18104

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