Welcome to Initia Test Prep and Tutoring

We provide professional test prep coaching and academic tutoring in-home and online in Southern California. Initiate Your Success Today.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation: (424) 999-8771


– For Middle School students: HSPT, ISEE, SSAT test prep.
– Academic tutoring for grades 6-12 in most subjects: In-home or Online.
– College admissions consulting and coaching for personal statements and scholarship essays.
– Ask us about our colleagues who specialize in Financial Aid Planning.



UC-Berkeley-logoOur students have gained acceptance to competitive universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, Boston College, and Carnegie-Mellon.


Boston College EaglePrior students have increased their SAT scores 380 points, over 2200 total, and have earned incredible university scholarships especially as student athletes.

We make a pact for success with each student: if you complete all assigned homework, practice tests, and follow our strategies, we will coach you to improve your performance and reach for the colleges of your dreams.


Stanford University

“Meetings to prepare for the SAT were always very productive and helpful. For each section of the SAT, Victor had handouts which targeted the different types of questions and identified the best ways to solve them.
“But perhaps most importantly, his calm and focused approach to the test shaped my own attitude toward the test and gave me the clarity of mind necessary for success.” 
— Nikki Obel, Stanford University, Class of 2017


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All our tutors are college graduates from top universities including Stanford, UCLA, and UC Irvine. Each tutor has professional tutoring experience, training, and strong success records coaching students.

As academic guides and role models, we strive to inspire you, motivate you, and teach you how to become independent learners.




Victor Solis, Founder of Initia Test Prep, InstructorFounder Victor R. Solis is a producer of award-winning film and media projects and an instructor who has tutored and taught full SAT classes since 2007.

Since 2009, Victor has specialized in test preparation and created our effective, easy-to-learn curricula for the SAT and ACT. In 2010, he created a non-profit pilot program and trained a group of tutors to teach free SAT prep to the students of King Drew Medical Magnet High School in Compton.

Victor has also tutored children with learning disabilities such as ADD/ADHD and auditory processing disorder. He studied English and film at UCLA where he was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Bruin Marching Band. He also earned an A.S. degree in general science/biology from El Camino College where he earned the Thomas Riddle Scholarship for Sciences.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation: (424) 999-8771

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