Welcome to StudyLark
StudyLark Test Prep was founded by David Lynch. For over 20 years, David has drawn upon his teaching and curriculum-development experience to create personalized study plans. We’ll help you achieve mastery more quickly with our modern, well-researched approach. Our one-on-one tutoring program blends real tests, specialized drills, robust teaching content, and expert instruction to get you to your goal.
How do I get started?
The first thing we’ll do is schedule a free consultation. We’ll use that time to answer any questions you might have, learn more about your situation, and tell you about our program. Based on your needs, we’ll put together a study plan and suggest the best way to get started.
Why choose StudyLark over a class?
Individual tutoring, especially with an experienced professional, is much more efficient than a class. You won’t waste time moving too slow or too fast, or talking about topics you’ve already mastered, or sitting through other people’s questions. And most classes are scripted—the instructor may not have the ability or latitude to bring in new test questions to help illustrate a topic if you need extra examples. If the instructor is inexperienced, you may receive unclear or inaccurate explanations, which is not a good use of your time.
With that said, we work with lots of students who have already completed a class or are even taking a class simultaneously with individual tutoring. That can be a fine option, and we can make sure the information you’re getting all works together. If there’s something you learned in class that’s working for you, that’s great! We won’t try to fix what’s not broken. In the places where the class falls short, we’ll fill in those gaps and make sure you’re well prepared.
What materials do you use?
No matter which test you’re studying for, the core of your preparation must be real test questions from the official test makers. We only use real practice tests, along with lots of official test questions as released by the test makers.
In addition to using real tests, we’ve spent years writing the books and resources that we’ll use in the sessions to set you up with the knowledge and strategies you need on test day. This custom curriculum is always up to date and is based on thorough research into the test. We know the books inside and out because we wrote them!
What are your rates?
We have several rates, depending on whether you choose to do tutoring by the hour or sign up for a package. Find more details on the services page. We accept online credit card payments or checks.
Who will I work with?
If you’re studying for the LSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT, your tutor will be our founder, David Lynch.
If you’re looking for academic tutoring, admissions counseling, or ISEE, SSAT, or HSPT help, then we’ll match you with someone in our nationwide network of vetted professionals.
175!!!!!! I really couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for helping me through this process and putting up with my stress-induced insanity!!
I just got my ACT score back online today. I got a 34! I had a 36 on the science and reading, a 28 in math, and a 34 in reading. Thanks so much for all your help this summer and this fall. It really paid off.
I wanted to tell you that I got a 170. But more importantly, I want to thank you for that 170 — for multiple summers and seasons, for help long after our appointments finished and without anything in return. AND for convincing me not to delete my score!!! I owe a lot to you. I hope you know I am immensely grateful.
I just wanted to let you know I got my ACT score back. I got a composite score of 33 (34 on english, and 33 on math, reading, and science). I’m super happy with my results. Thanks so much for your help!
I wanted to tell you my LSAT score as soon as I knew…168! I am extremely happy with it and I will not be using the cancel option. Such a relief!! I can’t thank you enough for all of your help—seriously! I could not have done this without your guidance!
I just wanted to update you that Zoe’s SAT super score went to 1470, ultimately a high of 710 English, Reading and Writing and 760 Math. As you may remember, her first SAT taken in junior year was a 1330, with a 730 math but a much weaker ERW. You said you knew she could do better because she had done so on her practice tests, and you were right! We wish you the best and thank you for helping build her confidence and skill set. I would definitely recommend you and your excellent teaching skills to anyone and everyone!!
Got a 720! Thanks again for all the help, couldn’t have jumped from a 660 to 720 without your coaching.
2130 super scored!!! Thank you for all you did with Erin. Critical reading went up 90 points after working with you!! Wow! She also had her highest math score since then. I wish we had been introduced to you sooner.
You are clearly a gifted teacher. My score increased by 4 points/17 percentile points in just two weeks. I truly enjoyed your clear explanations and practical coaching techniques.
The ACT went great. Leaving the test center, I was hesitant to make an assumption one way or another about how it went, but I guess I had nothing to worry about! I feel extremely fortunate to have gotten that score. Thank you so much for all your help—you have achieved the feat of making standardized test prep fun, engaging, and something I look forward to in the future.
I ended up taking October and getting a 170!!!!! Just wanted to thank you for all the work you did with me and for helping me get here. I really enjoyed working with you!
My LSAT score went up five points and I got a 171 🙂 🙂 🙂 Having observed many, many teachers over the course of my career as an educator, I’ve seen a lot of people try to break down complex concepts and render them comprehensible to confused students. I haven’t seen many people do it better than you. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for all of your help. I hope that our paths will cross again soon, but I’m thrilled that it won’t be at your place of work.
I recently received my scores back for my SAT. My score increased by 160 points! This is very good considering that we only had a few sessions together. I just wanted to share the good news and thank you for all of the helpful tips and worksheets that you gave me.
Just wanted to let you know that I got a 170 on the December LSAT. Thank you for making studying for the LSAT bearable!