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We are so pleased with Dean Academy. My son met with Mrs. Dean for one on one sessions this spring. He raised his SAT score & was able to qualify for the next scholarship level at Anderson University where he will start in the Fall. SO thankful to Mrs. Dean. She was so organized & had lots of material for him to work through. Hoping she is doing this when the youngest is ready!" 

Amy Wilson Davis 

I absolutely LOVED Mrs. Deans teaching style and encouraging spirit. I did the private SAT tutoring and the group SAT boot camp and both helped me prepare for the testing. Also, Mrs. Dean is incredibly encouraging and intelligent! I would highly recommend using Dean Academy for SAT preparation! 

Aneesa Mack 

Hey Mrs. Dean!! 

Just wanted to let you know I got a 1200 on the SAT!! I got into UGA & now I can receive Zell as well. Thank you so much for all of your help. I could not have got this score without you. Thank you so much." 


Joanna Dean is the "Real Deal"! I have personally witnessed her inspire confidence in her students. She is relatable and personal, and meets her students where they are. Whether she's instructing a boot camp or private tutoring, her students know she genuinely cares about their success. . The personal interaction, customization, and affordability far exceed what I have found in the pre-recorded video classes. I would highly recommend Joanna to any parent or student looking to boost those SAT or ACT scores, and get into the college of their dreams. 

I highly recommend Dean Academy for test prep. My daughter enrolled in the private tutoring 8-hr SAT prep and Joanna taught her via Zoom. The study materials arrived at our door perfectly organized and ready for the sessions. Joanna was prompt and prepared for each session. Extra practice was assigned to be completed outside of the tutoring hours so I felt like every minute of the sessions were well spent with teaching. Joanna was clear and thorough in lessons, she would adjust topics on what my daughter most needed to increase her scores. We saw a substantial jump in scores after the one-on-one tutoring. With my older daughter we tried other test tutoring and Dean Academy FAR exceeds my past experiences and I wholeheartedly recommend Joanna Dean, Dean Academy for test prep and tutoring. My youngest will be enrolled when it’s time. 

Sharon Michael 

Joanna Dean is a wonderful person with which to work. She is very professional, fun, and encouraging. My son has only worked with her for a short period, but she has already improved his SAT scores. If you get a chance to work with her, I highly recommend it.

JL McGreger

Joanna was fantastic! We were on a time crunch when we found Dean Academy, but after only two sessions, my son's math test scores improved by 100 points!!! We will definitely be using Joanna again when it comes time for my second son to prepare for the SAT.

Regina Logan

As a Principal, I have seen first hand the impact that Dean Academy has had on students' SAT performance. Students are more confident and performing at a higher level after attending Dean Academy for SAT Prep.

Rachel Ernst

I absolutely appreciated Ms. Joanna's help on both the SAT/ACT! I showed considerable improvement on many sections. Definitely recommend for anyone looking to get some help on the SAT/ACT. Ms. Joanna was also very well-prepared for each session and provided me with the tools to prepare for the actual administration, including several practice tests.

Meghna Iyer

Mrs. Dean is the best tutor I have ever had. She knows how to teach properly as she guides you and is patient the entire way. I have been out of school for a while and had to study for the ASVAB and I went from a 60 to a 80 in only a few sessions. She helped me get the job I wanted by just being a fantastic teacher. I’ll be forever grateful. You can’t go wrong by acquiring her help. Thank you Mrs. Dean.

Justin Turner

Mrs. Dean is an absolutely fantastic teacher who has created a curriculum that is perfect for preparing for the SAT. My math score went up 120 points after studying with her once a week for four or five weeks beforehand. I absolutely love her.

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