Michael Kimura

About Us

Teaching A Mindset For Success.

At AR Academics, we teach a mindset for success that helps students to distinguish themselves in all of their academic pursuits.

We coach our students to excel on standardized tests and provide academic support through rigorous high school curricula so that our students earn admission to their top choice schools. At AR Academics, we believe higher scores on the SAT and ACT and improved academic performance change students’ lives.

Today, the SAT and ACT provide unique opportunities for students to showcase their knowledge and critical thinking skills. As high schools vary widely in their grading policies and course rigor, colleges continue to rely on standardized tests and performance on AP exams to differentiate strong applicants and award merit scholarships. We are here to provide students with the tools they need to maximize their results.


Amanda Rubenstein, J.D
President and Founder

Learn From The Best.

For over 15 years, the team at AR Academics has helped countless students throughout Southern California and around the world achieve their academic dreams, and, in turn, get into their dream universities.

We offer elite instruction at your fingertips, specializing in a personalized approach, one that tailors each detail of our programs to the individual student.

For Southern California students, we offer in-person instruction at our Newport Beach and San Juan Capistrano offices that are open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., to accommodate busy schedules. We also offer 1x1 zoom instruction and a variety of on-demand video learning programs for both local students and learners across the globe.