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College Admissions Exam Tutoring

SAT & ACT Test Prep From BRicks Tutoring

Former chemical engineer turned full-time private tutor Brian Ricks is proud to provide college admissions tests tutoring across New York City. Brian provides SAT Prep and ACT Prep in math, science, chemistry and physics. Call (619) 880-0133 to learn more or schedule your first tutoring session.

Why You Should Choose A Private Tutor For SAT, SATII and ACT Prep

The math and science sections of the college admissions tests can be intimidating, and many students aren’t sure where to turn for help. Prep courses can be crowded and impersonal, and they may not present the information in the way you learn best. You have a full high school course load, conflicting social and family obligations, and maybe even a job. You don’t have time to run around searching for the best way to prepare for your college entrance exams.
Private SAT tutoring and ACT tutoring may be the best solution for you. You don’t need to be a math or science guru to score highly on your tests. You just need a tutor who can break down the material and the psychology of the tests in a way that makes sense to you. Whether you are preparing for the SAT, the ACT, or the SAT II subject tests, private tutoring can be an excellent solution.

Meet Brian

Brian Hiking
Brian Hiking

I am a chemical engineer with over 10 years of experience in the tech sector. I began tutoring in high school, and I left engineering three years ago to tutor full time. I have always been passionate about science and math, and I found that tutoring other students helped me hone my own skills.


After graduating from high school as valedictorian, I majored in chemical engineering at Clarkson University. I continued tutoring throughout college, and I graduated at the top of my major. I was a teaching assistant during graduate school at Tufts University. I also worked as an engineer and scientist, primarily in clean energy, surface chemistry, thermal analysis, and measurement techniques.


After grad school, I moved to San Diego and continued tutoring while I interviewed for engineering positions. My tutoring practice grew rapidly, bringing new students each week. I decided to leave engineering in favor of full-time tutoring, and I launched Bricks Tutoring in 2015. After relocating to New York in 2018, I relaunched my tutoring company here.


I can help you learn more in less time, while boosting your scores and reducing your stress levels. You can ace those college admissions tests! We will achieve greatness together, mixing your hard work with my experience and skills.

Preparing For College Admissions Exams

I can prepare you for the math and science portions of any college admissions exam. These include, but are not limited to:

  • ACT Math

  • ACT Science

  • SAT Math

  • SAT II Math

  • SAT II Chemistry

  • SAT II Physics

BRicks College Entrance Test Tutoring Rates, Hours and Locations

I am available Sunday through Thursday from 10am until 10pm.
One student: $60 for the first hour and $40 per additional hour
Two students: $80 for the first hour and $40 per additional hour
Three students: $90 for the first hour and $60 per additional hour
Please note that I have a one hour minimum, and payment is due at the end of each session. I accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
I will meet you on campus, at your home, in a coffee shop, or wherever you feel comfortable throughout NYC, Brooklyn and Queens.
If you’re in NYC and are ready to ace your college admissions test, call (619) 880-0133 to learn more or schedule your first session.

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