Serving our community's youth


Marble Arch Test Prep and Tutoring is committed to our local community. Sensible test prep and tutoring is our mission. 

*SAT and ACT preparation for high school students

*ISEE and SSAT preparation for elementary and middle school students

*Math support for middle school students

*English essay writing tutoring

*Academic tutoring in all subjects

*Designated testing site for Stanford Online High School

We understand that preparing for the SAT or ACT can be expensive and time-consuming.  At Marble Arch,  we work with students to create a test prep strategy in consideration of their unique goals.  In private tutorials and in small groups, Marble Arch provides expert test prep that focuses not only on test strategies, but in improving reading comprehension, math skills, and writing. In mock tests, we provide complete diagnostic information on strengths and weaknesses.  Large group classes for ACT prep are offered regularly on school campuses. We are proud to utilize custom curriculum created by Summit Educational Group. 

Tutoring is available in many high school subjects including AP courses.  Test prep for high school entrance exams, PSAT, and Subject Tests is also available. 

We work with students of all abilities, including students who receive test accommodations due to learning differences.


 Executive Director

Elizabeth Stone, PH.D

Dr. Stone has spent all of her career in the education field.  In addition to directing Marble Arch, she is the Executive Director of Campanile College Counseling.  She earned in Ph.D. in Special Education from UC Berkeley and has been on the faculty of UC San Francisco, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and UC Berkeley Extension.  She was a Visiting Scholar in Language, Literacy, and Culture at Stanford University.  Dr. Stone is a Professional member of IECA.  She is a frequent guest speaker at schools and community events and writes frequently on higher education. Dr. Stone was featured in a LA Times article for her advocacy on fair practices by the College Board. 

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Matt graduated from Stanford University in 2017 with a BS in Symbolic Systems. In addition to being an enthusiastic and encouraging tutor for the ACT and SAT, Matt is an accomplished musician, actor, and playwright. He has recently performed professionally with Theatreworks Silicon Valley and can be found around the Bay Area performing on the guitar. One of Matt’s most memorable experiences with youth was as a counselor at Camp Kessem, a summer program for children whose parents are impacted by cancer.


Head Tutor


Meredith graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2016 from Stanford University with a major in Comparative Literature.  While at Stanford, Meredith taught writing at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking and mentored high school students in Stanford's Collegiate Institute. and guest teaches for UC Berkeley Extension. Meredith is a test prep tutor and provides academic tutoring to middle school and high school students in the areas of essay writing, reading, English and literature.  She is the contributing writer to the special education textbook: HELPING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS, ACADEMIC LANGUAGE AND LITERACY THROUGH LITERATURE STORIES, VIGNETTES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES: A Secondary and Post-Secondary Emphasis (Charles C Thomas) 2016.



Jessia graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2015 from Stanford University with a major in English (Creative Writing), minor in Spanish, and Interdisciplinary Honors in the Arts. She works professionally as an Instructor at Stanford University and a performance coach for BATS Improv and facilitates leadership communication training for organizations around the Bay Area. With seven years of teaching experience, Jessia has supported students at Stanford Storytelling Project, Stanford Leadership Intensive, Nueva School, Aragon High School, Peninsula Bridge, and Writopia. A devoted mentor, she tutors in critical reading, literary analysis, essay writing, and creative brainstorming, and ACT/SAT test prep.  




Josh has prepared hundreds of students for the ACT and SAT since 2011. Currently Josh is a PhD student at Stanford University where he is studying data science. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard, where he studied neurobiology and statistics. After graduating from Harvard, Josh worked in product management at IXL Learning, a K–12 education technology company and as a researcher at Stanford.



Anna holds two Master's degrees, from Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University focused on math education.  After working for Teach for America, Anna returned to the Bay Area where she teaches high school math at a charter school.  She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara.

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The Better College Essay

By Elizabeth A. Stone, Ph.D.

"Dr. Stone is an expert in her field." Dean Douglas Christiansen, Vanderbilt University

"This book belongs in the library of every professional whose role is to help young people successfully navigate the increasingly daunting waters of college admission." Paul Wrubel, PhD, Former Principal, Gunn High School, Palo Alto

"The Better College Essay is a resource that will prove invaluable for anyone wanting to help teenagers present themselves authentically and distinctively." Sally Springer, PhD, Associate Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, David.