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Quest For The Tests is a free tutoring organization that is run by undergraduate students at the University of the Pacific, made for high school students taking standardized testing such as the SAT and the ACT. Our volunteers offer both information days and private tutoring sessions. Information days are designed to explain what each standardized test covers, how to sign up for test dates, who is applicable for fee waivers, and give general test preparation tips. We welcome both parents and students to attend and come with questions. Private tutoring allows students to choose an experienced tutor via our appointments page. The student will meet with their tutor at the student’s high school and can ask specific questions or practice skills for any section of the SAT or ACT. Each of our tutors has a specialty that corresponds to one or multiple portions of the exam, such as mathematics or writing essays. Students can reserve time in 30 minute blocks and do not need to bring any preparatory materials. Our tutors will provide everything!

Project History

Quest For The Tests began with two Powell Scholars, Cassidy Johnson and Kelli Loritsch, who wanted to use their experience with standardized testing to benefit the Stockton community. The Powell Scholars program is a four-year leadership and service opportunity for incoming freshman at the University of the Pacific and it provides funding for high achieving students to accomplish their goals and benefit our community. The class of 2021 Powell Scholars has an average cumulative SAT score of 1450 from a possible 1600 points, which made them eligible for prestigious awards such as the Powell Scholarship. Similarly, these students excelled when taking the ACT, Advanced Placement exams, and college preparatory courses. With this knowledge and test-taking expertise, the Powell Scholars are excited to provide free tutoring and mentoring to high school students in the Stockton area so that more individuals will have access to testing preparation without needing to spend excess time and money on courses from professional tutoring companies. We encourage students with a variety of aspirations and goals to consider participating in this program and we hope to work side by side with students, parents, and high school administrators to make educational opportunities more accessible to all.


Natali Hoeg


Class of 2023



Hasina Torres

Music Therapy - Cello

Class of 2024


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