Daniel Carigulio attends Skidmore and is a former Satellite student! He worked with Drew on the SAT and ACT in 2016.
Satellite provides concierge-level service, produces results, and manages expectation, which reduces stress and apprehension. I highly recommend them without any reservation whatesoever.
— Bruce Scherer, Parent

Happy Clients


For individual ACT/SAT tutoring, my first recommendation is always Drew Valins and Satellite Prep  

— Ashley Jackson, college counselor

I have worked with Drew for over ten years. He is a consummate professional. As a tutor myself I have rarely seen someone be able to get the nuances of a student's strengths and weaknesses as quickly as Drew.  My students love working with Drew and look forward to their classes with him. They were actually upset when the class ended. When I have tutoring needs, I call Drew. He is responsive, professional and talented. If my own kids needed tutoring, I would call Drew. 

- Andrew Barber, Director of Placement, The TEAK Fellowship, NYC


We are so pleased with our daughters test prep led by Drew Valins of Satellite Test Prep.  Her SAT scores increased 150 points and ACT composite up 4 points.  For a child who felt she was not a good test taker, she accomplished her goals and gained confidence and success!          

— Mindy Taylor, Parent

Sophia will begin her Senior year at Colgate. She has done very well. Sophia is an English Major with an art Minor. She studied abroad in the fall of her Junior year for 4 months. Sophia went to Spain and Italy as well. In addition to this, Colgate has been very generous and has paid for $190,000.00 dollars of her education. We are very grateful. I believe it started with the tutoring from you. Thanks you

— Annie Gonzales, Parent


Drew made me feel comfortable, while still exuding a knowledge of the test and an assuredness that I would improve and do well.

— James Elish, Williams College

Thanks in large part to tutoring with Satellite, I got a full merit schoIarship at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

— Vera Pera, UNC Chapel hill

The numbers speak for themselves: Drew helped me raise my scores to ridiculous heights!   

— Ryan Allison, Georgetown

Drew was immediately able to understand where I was making my mistakes.   

— Vicki Kassapidis, Barnard


Thanks to tutoring with Drew, I was offered the Stamps Foundation Scholarship at Mercer which is pretty amazing (so thanks for all your help!)  

-Eliza Guta, Mercer

Our daughter loved the technology and one-on-one Skype sessions were super convenient- plus Drew made them fun.  

Stacy Kratz, Parent

We hired Drew and our son started to improve almost immediately - Drew is great at what he does, recommended 100%   

- Mauricio Montenegro, Parent

Drew was extremely engaging and was able to make my learning experience as fun as a standardized test could possibly be!

 Whitney B., Barnard


I look forward to the college app process now because I know that my son will be taken seriously by any school to which he applies. Drew has opened doors for him.

Liz M, Parent

Drew encouraged, motivated, and reviewed the test prep material in such a manner, that my son soon realized he possessed the skills, knowledge and confidence to do well on the exam.   

Joan Gorayeb, Parent

Drew is highly professional, intelligent, and witty. I most appreciated his insightful appreciation of my son's needs, and his willingness to tailor his lessons to those needs  

Michael H, Brooklyn Parent

Drew is hip yet serious about academics. I’m I’m lucky to have found him.  

 Gelareh Asayesh, Parent



Satellite provides concierge-level service, produces results, and manages expectations, which reduces stress and apprehension. I highly recommend them without any reservations whatsoever

Bruce Scherer, Parent


Ben is a trusted teacher and mentor to me. I have worked closely with him for three years now and each time we meet I am reminded what an excellent teacher he is. I finish all my sessions with Ben feeling confident and excited about the material we have reviewed. He is organized, thoughtful, and encouraging and I recommend him highly.

— daria r, Parent


Thank you so much for your help preparing for the ACT, I got my scores back and I received a 34—I’m beyond happy! I’ll probably start applying to colleges soon so it’s a huge relief to have such a solid score. Again, thank you so much for your guidance!

-Carlotta Faustino, Student

He was so great at putting Emma at ease. She enjoyed working with Drew, and her confidence grew.   

Dylan & Becky Baker, Parents


Ava is my third daughter.  As such, I have had many past experiences with tutoring companies.  I found Drew to be extremely knowledgable AND intuitive in evaluating Ava’s learning style and adapting his lesson plans accordingly.  I rarely recommend these types of services, but after such a positive experience,  I felt that a testimonial for Drew was definitely worth sharing with you.

- Meg Wittmer, Parent

As a college professor myself, I know it was truly because of the superior tutoring Drew provided, combined with the work our daughter put into preparing for sessions, that she received four offers for full scholarships

Stacy Kratz, Parent


Drew is highly professional, intelligent, and witty. I most appreciated his insightful appreciation of my son's needs, and his willingness to tailor his lessons to those needs  

Michael H, Brooklyn Parent

Most NYC high school students have very busy lives and I really appreciated Drew's flexibility and understanding.  

Marci Wolff, Parent with two busy sons


Drew is not a Ford but a Porche, and worth the ride!

Joanne Guta, Parent