Granite Bay-Rocklin Test Prep was started in 2004 by Granite Bay High teachers Scott Becker and David Tastor. As two teachers passionate in their owns field, the ACT and SAT® exams matched them with just that — math and English.
David Tastor and Scott Becker started Granite Bay-Rocklin test prep as an affordable, effective way for students to get ACT and SAT® preparation. As teachers experienced in Advanced Placement® and International Baccalaureate® courses, you could say they are very passionate about what they teach and can be considered masters of their own craft.
They have been teaching their subjects for much of their lifetime, understand how students think and have been commended for their excellent teaching skills.
When it comes to getting the same quality* preparation as every test prep course offered by Granite Bay-Rocklin Test Prep, we've got you covered. The only teachers in our test prep courses are Scott Becker and David Tastor, and their students know they're good at what they do.
With us, it'll be like learning straight from researchers who heavily understand what the SAT® exam needs for success.
We believe keeping our test preparation program small is crucial for providing good test prep to students.
*Consistent quality does not imply that a student will get the scores desired on their SAT®/ACT®, nor does it imply that students are guaranteed to get a better score. Real test performance is the responsibility of the student, not the the instructors of Granite Bay-Rocklin Test Prep.
Our class can give you a solid perspective on the SAT® exam. We help you tackle each section with practice and instruction. Our course is content based. Therefore, we teach the content needed to be successful with the strategies we teach, or that you might already use. However, it is our belief that without the content knowledge, the strategies can only be minimally useful.
Courses with Granite Bay-Rocklin Test Prep can help to improve your chances of getting the scores you want.*
*Please note it is the responsibility of the student to perform as desired on the SAT®/ACT®, not the responsibility of the instructors for Granite Bay-Rocklin Test Prep.
Meet your instructors. They're highly-qualified high school teachers who have taught for many years in the subjects the SAT® exam covers.
Granite Bay HS Math Teacher
Mr. Becker has 20 years of teaching experience as a Math teacher, 14 years teaching honors, AP®, and IB® Math classes. He has 14 years of SAT® and ACT® preparation experience. Mr. Becker is the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for the Roseville Joint Union HIgh School District.
Granite Bay HS English Teacher
Mr. Tastor has 21 years of teaching experience as an English teacher, 19 years teaching honors, AP®, and IB® English classes. He has 14 years of SAT® and ACT® preparation experience.
We wanted to create a test prep course that was more in favor of the students. We teach for the enjoyment. That's what we think makes us a great option in this business.
“I have praised your SAT prep program as both of my boys (Ty and Chad Medd) increased their SAT math scores by more than 100 points after taking your prep class.”
Superintendent Loomis Union School District, Rocklin HS parent
“I wanted to thank you so much for all of your help. I truly found your class to be very rewarding...I enjoyed going to them because I learned so much each time. The simplest strategies really made a difference for me. I improved my whole score by almost 200 points and my math alone by 100 exactly. I could not have done it without your class and help. Thank you so much!
Oakmont HS Student, Class of 2015
“Just wanted you to know that our son Abe took your course last Spring and his scores went up 260 points! Thanks so much for the great class!”
Granite Bay HS parent
“Just an FYI and a thank you for your efforts ... Garrett bumped up 130 [points, up and] over the threshold that we've been told separates those who get academic aid from those who don't. Reading went up 30, math up 60, writing up 40.”
parent of Ponderosa HS student, Class of 2016
“I just wanted to email you to thank you for your help with my SAT scores. Your class made a huge difference, and I really appreciated you taking time outside of class to help me. With your help I raised my Reading scores from 580 to 700-which is an amazing difference- and I also raised my writing score. Thanks to your help my overall score has finally beat my goal of 2000. Thanks again!”
Granite Bay HS Student, Class of 2013