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We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!
Ephesians 2:10

If God has determined to stand with us, tell me, who then could ever stand against us? For God has proved his love by giving us his greatest treasure, the gift of his Son. And since God freely offered him up as the sacrifice for us all, he certainly won’t withhold from us anything else he has to give.
-Romans 8:31-32

Welcome, It’s an Honor

I’m Matt Hallock, a long-time tutor, SAT coach, author (soon-to-be-published), English teacher, preacher, mentor, dad, husband, and follower of Jesus.

I live and run the inner workings of Conquer the Test in Santa Cruz County, California. That’s why you’ll see live and local SAT Prep workshops and upcoming College Essay classes in places like Watsonville, Monterey, Gilroy, Santa Cruz, Aptos, Scotts Valley, and San Jose.

But I also work with students who live pretty much anywhere in the country through online virtual sessions. So don’t let location be a hindrance!

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I want your teen to Conquer the Test rather than let it define them and their worth in the world.

And I want all of you to know, no matter what score you end up with, God’s dream for your child cannot be stopped…unless you let go of it.

Let’s believe the truth again.

“For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness. For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall…He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze…For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me.” Psalm 18:29-39

“May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans! Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God..we rise and stand upright.” Psalm 20:4, 7-8

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’” Isaiah 30:21

“We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37

Ways We Can Work Together

Parent and/or Student Coaching Session

You may feel that your son or daughter needs of focused, one-on-one, motivation from someone other than you 🙂 Maybe they need a morale boost, a mindset shift, someone to tell them that God loves them.

Or maybe YOU need someone to help you formulate a powerful SAT prep plan.

Online SAT Masterclass

Over 60 instructional videos containing PDF downloads, powerpoint instruction, worked-through examples…AND email access to me for added guidance.

SAT Prep Boot Camps

Check out the listings of all of the upcoming SAT Prep Boot Camps from Conquer the Test. Students of these intensive workshops receive Conquer the Test’s flagship product, the online SAT masterclass, as well as 16 hours of in-person class time where we practice, workshop, troubleshoot, and cover advanced SAT strategy topics that aren’t covered in the online course.

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