About Sandweiss Test Prep


Since 1998, Sandweiss Test Prep has been offering comprehensive test preparation services, academic tutoring, and admissions consulting to high school and graduate students throughout Bellevue and Seattle.

Unlike large national test prep chains and franchises, we are based in, and focused on the Pacific Northwest, giving us unparalleled knowledge of and insight to the local testing and admissions requirements.

We specialize in providing personal, tailored education with affordable pricing. We take pride in knowing generations of families who’ve returned to us again and again!

Our Instructors

Steve Sandweiss - Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma

Steve Sandweiss has been helping students prepare for entrance exams for college, grad school, law school, and business school since 1991. For seven years he worked for Kaplan, the nation's largest test prep organization. In 1998, he decided that he could offer better quality courses at more affordable prices to Seattle-area students, and formed Sandweiss Test Prep. He felt it was important to provide smaller class sizes and opportunities for individual attention for students to fully realize their test-taking potential.

Steve teaches and tutors the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, ISEE/SSAT, and LSAT, as well as specializing in certain SAT II test subjects, general school subjects, and college application essay assistance.

Siva Kasinathan - Seattle

Siva graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with degrees in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology and Pharmaceutical Sciences and a minor in Mathematics. After completing two years of medical school, Siva is currently pursuing a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology as part of the dual-degree MD/PhD program at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Siva teaches our MCAT courses as well as high school and college-level inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics courses.  He also tutors SAT and ACT.

Duncan Hussey – Seattle

Duncan graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Molecular Biology as well as a minor in Physics. He is currently in his first year of medical school at the University of Washington.  Through college and beyond Duncan has over 5 years of one-on-one tutoring experience, as well as previous employment experience as a content author for Perfection Learning’s math textbooks as well as Next Step Test Prep’s MCAT prep material. When not in school or tutoring Duncan loves to play sports and works as a substitute ceramics teacher and studio technician.

Duncan teaches MCAT, ACT/SAT, SSAT/ISEE, SAT II Math/Science, as well as AP Math/Science material.

Matt Schulz - Seattle, Bellevue

Matt graduated from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop with an MFA in Poetry and he holds a BA in English from the University of Washington. He has over five years’ experience teaching test prep for a variety of tests including the SAT, the ACT, and the TOEFL, and has also taught undergraduate Literature and Composition courses at the University of Iowa. Additionally, during his two-year stay in graduate school, he had the privilege of leading undergraduate creative writing studios through the Workshop. If he’s not teaching, you might find him on a tennis court or underneath a blanket, agonizing over a preposition.

Matt teaches SAT/ACT, SSAT/ISEE, SAT II Literature, as well as AP Language and Composition and AP Literature.


Valerie Morgan-Krick - Tacoma

Valerie Morgan-Krick is a tenured faculty member in the Tacoma Community College math department, where she has worked since 1995. Valerie specializes in teaching "developmental math," primarily algebra-based classes below 100-level. She received her degree in Mathematics from Gonzaga University, where a strong liberal arts education provided the foundation for her ability in the English and Writing portions of the SAT. She has been working with Sandweiss Test Prep since the beginning of 2007.

Valerie teaches and tutors the ACT and the SAT.