Recommended Tutors

Newest reviews as of October, 2017.   There is a lot of overlap with the tutors as many offer tutoring services in more than one subject or test. Search the term you are looking for to find all the tutors who offer that topic.  [control F, type your term and enter]

ACADEMIC TUTORING


Name of Tutor Alex Ismael
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) farun69@aol.com
Subject Physics, Chemistry, All HS Math
Cost per hour reasonable
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Student's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year
TIME TO REVIEW

Alex is a very bright, experienced HS Physics (and other sciences) teacher. He explains concepts very simply and clearly. He also gives real life examples of physics concepts that helped my son tremendously to "get it". He goes at just the right speed. He makes sure that the student understands the concept before moving on. I simply cannot give Alex enough kudos... he is just wonderful.
My son "aced" regents Physics with Alex's tutoring. He is exceedingly flexible and punctual and reliable.

How did you find this tutor?
PONYT Blog

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
For the tutor to make sure your child can demonstrate competency of a concept before moving on to the next.


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Name of Tutor Alex Schoenfeld
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) ‭+1 (952) 406-1812‬ agschoenfeld@gmail.com
Subject SHSAT, SAT, ACT, 4/5/7th grade test prep
Cost per hour Depending, within the range of $100-125
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Our experience was home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Less than 3 months
Other (please specify):
We were specific with 6-8 weeks prior to SHSAT
TIME TO REVIEW

Alex is great! Patient, kind and knowledgeable with our son who is preparing for the SHSAT.

Our older son was tutored for the SHSAT by his older brother. Our oldest attended Bard HS and is now a freshman at Cornell.
Alex graduated from Columbia with a major in Mathematics and minor in Philosophy. In addition to tutoring, he teaches at a non-profit, SHSAT prep center on Saturday.

Definitely a warm hearted person and someone I feel confident working with my child.

How did you find this tutor?
Tutoring Service
Other (please specify):
He is also affiliated with Laurie Marvald

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Please choose what is best for your family, meaning schedule and cost

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Name of Tutor Andrew Breving
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) nicebrev@gmail.com, 917-561-7372
Subject SAT, ACT, SHSAT prep, academic subjects
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library student's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)
Other (please specify):
Andrew Breving has tutored all three of my children

Please write a review of your experience
Andrew Breving is an exceptionally talented, wonderful tutor. I have three sons with very different personalities, and Andy has worked incredibly well with all three. He has helped them prepare for tests (ISEE, SHSAT, SAT), and he has also tutored my sons in academic subjects (writing, math, Latin).  Andy gets along well with students and the tutoring sessions are pleasant and not stressful. His manner with students seems to decrease the students' stress level while increasing their confidence and motivation as well as their academic performance.  My first son to work with Andy started working with him to prepare for the ISEE for entrance to 6th grade. He worked with him again on Latin, and then on SHSAT prep (and my son was then admitted to Stuy). Another of my sons struggles with math, and Andy helped him prepare for the SAT. That son's math score on the SAT improved enough to make a big difference. My youngest child has also done test prep (ISEE) as well as work in some academic subjects (Latin and writing). If you are looking for a highly skilled and dedicated tutor who knows how to work with kids and really gets along with them well, I highly recommend Andrew Breving.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Make sure the tutor and your child work together well, and it is a comfortable process for your child.

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Name of Tutor Edward Antoine
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) (917) 909-1524
Subject SHSAT
Cost per hour Varies on Selected Program
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Antoine Education Classrooms

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year

Please write a review of your experience
My son along with several of his friends attended Antoine Education for SHSAT prep classes.  Owner Edward Antoine is incredibly professional, responsive and helpful.  His program is thorough and well planned.  There are several practice tests in a test like setting that provide guidance as to progress and areas needing work.  There are also supplemental classes if your child needs extra help. It has helped my son significantly improve his test scores so that he is on track to select the specialized high school of his choice.   I owe this to Antoine Education.  I highly recommend Edward Antoine and Antoine Education.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Meet the tutor that will be providing the actual tutoring services before committing.

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Name of Tutor Christian
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) christian@platinumedgetutoring.com
Subject Math, SHSAT, ELA
Cost per hour 85.00
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Wherever is convienient for you. We had the tutor come to our house.

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)
TIME TO REVIEW

Christian has a great tutoring company. He started out as our sons tutor and then opened his own company. He employs many tutors. We have worked with three on a long term basis and they have all been wonderful, kind, organized tutors. 
Last year they brought our sons grade up in math by 8 points. They are skilled in many subjects and are determined to get your student on track and above average grades.

How did you find this tutor?
Other (please specify):
Through a local parent/neighborhood mailing service.

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Pick a tutor that is honest with you about your child’s needs. Someone who has a vast knowledge in the subject they are learning.  Be prepared to stick with one for a long time. 
We had three over three years. All were wonderful

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Name of Tutor Patrick Petzel
Subject Algebra1
Cost per hour $100
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Student's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Less than 3 months

Please write a review of your experience
Patrick is working with my 8th Grade daughter on Algebra 1. Patrick  has expert knowledge of the content and can clearly communicate what needs to be done. He is very calm and patient, yet persistent.  A huge plus is that he is very accessible. In spite of a packed schedule, he responded to my daughter's email quickly and accommodated my request for extra review. After the initial appointment, Patrick laid out a well articulated and logical plan, referring to my daughter's strengths and weaknesses. I don't ask for feedback weekly. I feel that the improvement in my child's grades are all the feedback I need at this time.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation
Other (please specify):
From Pony members

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Listen to your child's feedback. The tutor needs teaching techniques and a communication style that works for your child.

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Name of Tutor praxis
Subject SHSAT & Math
Cost per hour For SHSAT I believe it was $120 an hour (but I don't remember)
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Our home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Less than 3 months
3 months to a year
TIME TO REVIEW

We had a great experience with Praxis for my daughter.  We worked with a tutor named Max (not sure he is still working with them) and he was fantastic especially on the math section of the SHSAT but also on the english side too.

Very responsive, on time, engaged and focused. Also really easy to relate to for my daughter and excellent at helping her understand what she was missing, and how to fix it. He gave us homework promptly and as needed.  We found the 1/1 approach to the SHSAT was much more effective use of funds. Probably the same cost as a class but the teaching could be much more targeted.

We ended up using Max again in June to help prep for the Algebra regents. Our daughter had a terrible math teacher in 8th grade, and he helped her get ready for that. She didn't do as well as she would have liked but way better than she would have otherwise. She saw him for about 3 sessions for that.

The head of Praxis was also super easy to work with and coordinate.  Billing is simple and online.

And my daughter did well so I was happy about that. Her scores went up quite a bit, and she qualified for Stuyvesant, which was her goal.

How did you find this tutor?
Tutoring Service

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend
Other (please specify):
Of course depends on the kid. They have to be very motivated themselves.

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Know your kid, and how interested they are, and what you want to achieve.  If you are thinking about SHSAT definitely think about 3 months worth of studying if you are not a "brilliant" test taker, but you want to get a very high score.

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Name of Tutor Sam Nussenzweig
Subject Statistics-Probability
Cost per hour $125
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Student's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Less than 3 months

Please write a review of your experience
Sam is very intelligent, calm, kind, and explains math concepts in an understandable way.
Not all bright college students can tutor/teach, but Sam is excellent!
Our daughter has moved from having significant struggles to an A on her last test. Additionally Sam has been very flexible with his hours for us, which is so important for a motivated-but struggling student.

How did you find this tutor?
Tutoring Service

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend
Other (please specify):
We have only used Sam as a tutor in a narrow area of math, but he is a math minor at Columbia so it is quite likely he is good at tutoring other areas of high school math beides AP Statistics.

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Speak to the tutor by phone and make sure the tutor seems like someone who might be a good fit for your child.

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Name of Tutor Sara Polland
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) sara.polland@gmail.com
Subject ELA, Math, Study Skills
Cost per hour $100
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Students' home; local cafes

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)
TIME TO REVIEW

Sara is very personable, she built an authentic rapport with my son in a very short time, which allowed for his risk taking and trust.  My son is now excelling in math and more importantly feels confident about himself as a math student.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Trust your gut

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Name of Tutor Greer Meister Group
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) caitlin@greermeistergroup.com
Subject math, science, writing
Cost per hour $150
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library student's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)
TIME TO REVIEW

My son has worked with a couple of tutors from Greer Meister group. We had tutors for math enrichment, math/english ISEE and for general help with math and science. Both tutors were excellent. Highly skilled and knowledgeable and have a great way with the kids. Caitlin (who runs the company) is very helpful and proactive.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Rapport between your child and the tutor. There has to be a connection.

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Name of Tutor Greer Meister Group
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) 347-687-6378
Subject Math
Cost per hour $150
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Student's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Less than 3 months

Please write a review of your experience
My daughter's tutor is young, patient, energetic and very experienced (in Math).  She is flexible with her hours and will come before a test if necessary.  Although my daughter has only worked with her tutor for a few months, I see a positive change in her understanding of the curriculum and her self-confidence in Math.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Go by personal referrals from someone who knows your child.


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Name of Tutor Caitlin Meister
Subject English/Creative Writing/Grammar/Essay Writing
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library home and remote

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Other (please specify):
Nine years
TIME TO REVIEW

Caitlin has worked with our child from the third grade through high school.  She provided our daughter with a fundamental grounding in grammar that has been the foundation for her written work in all disciplines.  Caitlin took an extremely shy, but creative child and empowered her and instilled confidence by having high expectations while masterfully drawing the work out of our child.  In the initial years the meetings were more frequent and the lessons more structured around grammar, organization, learning to read and assistance organizing her thoughts.  She taught her how to outline, develop a thesis statement and generally present her written work more effectively and orally as well (which was a challenge for our daughter).  As our daughter progressed in school, she would reach out to Caitlin, as needed, at times for term papers in completely different classes (History, etc.), as she trusts and values Caitlin's input deeply.  

Their relationship fostered a love of creative writing, which led our daughter to take after-school classes and workshops over the years.  Her technical writing is impeccable.  Her creative writing is her greatest strength and passion and we credit Caitlin for developing and honing that gift.   Our daughter has won multiple school awards for English and is working with Caitlin on creative fiction pieces for publication.  She achieves high grades in classes and on standardized tests in English and Reading.  We used to joke that she would take Caitlin to college with her if she could, but Caitlin did her one better and gave her the gift of working independently and achieving success on her own.  The greatest gift of all, however, is our daughter's absolute passion and love of literature, reading and writing.  It brings her pure joy.  

Caitlin is so much more than a superbly skilled tutor.  She is holistic in her approach.  She knows how to focus a student and foster an environment for learning.  She is finely attuned to our daughter's emotional state and has strong EQ.  She knows when to dive into an assignment and teach and when she needs to take a moment to figure out if there is something outside of the scholastic work that needs to be addressed.  Caitlin knows when to reach out to a parent and appropriately refers the family out if there is something outside of her expertise.  Caitlin is highly organized and always provided us with detailed written feedback after each session which was helpful to us as working parents who could not always be present to get the feedback live.   

Through her group Greer Meister, Caitlin has also provided us exceptional tutors in other disciplines over the years (math, science, Spanish, and ACT prep).  Like Caitlin they are each talented and artistic in their own fields of study and work and have been strong role models for our daughter.  

We give Caitlin our highest recommendation.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
The connection between tutor and child is equally important to the skill of the tutor.

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Name of Tutor Steven Strauss
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) kunstler@hotmail.com
Subject SAT, ACT, ISEE, SHSAT, ELA and Math State Tests
Cost per hour varies
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Student's home - can do other locations

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)
TIME TO REVIEW

Steven has been working with my family for about a year...first we hosted four kids (3 + mine) to do test prep and now we are doing one on one for more ELA work.

I find him to be calm and able to get my son to focus.

I can see the progress in his homework.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Good fit with your kid

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Name of Tutor Robert Lavallie
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) 646-842-0215, robkat2013@optimum.net
Subject Math
Cost per hour 75
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Face to face virtual

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year
TIME TO REVIEW

My child was failing in Math, but thanks to Robert, he's now at the top of his class. He used to be nervous in taking tests, but now, he has no problem. He is much happier at home because he's prepared and confident with his math work.

We do our sessions remotely so I don't have to shuttle him there and home. My son can get his lessons in the comfort of our home while Robert explains and teaches everything via a face to face program. I can always hear what is going on even when I pretend like I'm not listening. He has been extremely patient and continues to give my son the confidence he needs. I currently have only used him for math tutoring but will be starting SAT tutoring this month.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Cost. I have tried tutors that cost less but they couldn't get "through" to my son. For my family this is money well spent.

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Name of Tutor Drew Abrams
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) signalcarries@gmail.com
Subject High school and college-level math, science, english and history
Cost per hour $100 - $130
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Coffee shop or home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)
Other (please specify):
He has tutored both my daughter and my son
TIME TO REVIEW


I highly recommend Drew Abrams. He tutored my daughter and is currently tutoring my son. He is flexible, patient, provides clear explanations, and can identify and assign work in areas of weakness. Drew has a Bachelors and a Masters in Physics from the University of Rochester.  He also has a Masters in History from the University of Rochester.  He has been tutoring in NYC for the past ten years. He tutors high school and college-level math, science, english and history.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Try a few people before you settle on someone.

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Name of Tutor Cobble Hill Think Tank (Lisa Bowstead, owner)
Subject SHSAT, PSAT, SAT
Cost per hour $80 one on one, $60 class
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library tutor's storefront

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)
TIME TO REVIEW

My child worked directly with Lisa Bowstead on SHSAT prep and later with one of her hired tutors for SAT. She's a great tutor, and her hired tutor also was very good. Her expertise went beyond the specific concepts that my child needed help with; she gave great tips on test taking and on the entire test. We really valued her expertise and recommend her highly as a tutor. 

The only downside is that her office is rather disorganized. She's not very responsive to calls and emails, and it took some patience to set up a tutoring schedule. But the tutoring itself and her relationship to our teen was excellent.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Recommend with reservations

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Before you start looking, figure out exactly what kind of help you need.

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Name of Tutor Cobble Hill Think Tank Lisa Bowstead
Subject Math and SHSAT
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Cobble Hill Think Tank

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)

TIME TO REVIEW

Please write a review of your experience
We had a great experience with Lisa at Cobble Hill Think Tank.  Both our kids really connected with her.  They did both groups and individually tutoring one for elementary and middle school math and one for SHSAT.  We plan to use her again for tutoring and test prep.
Cost reasonable especially for groups.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?

Highly recommend


ARTS TUTORING

Name of Tutor Adam Grupper
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) adamgrupper@gmail.com
Subject Drama and auditions coaching
Cost per hour $90
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Tutor's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Other (please specify):
Twice last year for high school musical theater auditions
TIME TO REVIEW

Adam Grupper is a great theater auditions coach. My daughter used him as a freshman last year when she auditioned for a lead role in the Brooklyn Technical High School’s production of Cinderella, a role she subsequently won. He has performed on Broadway and is very personable, great with teens and responsive. 

Although we have not used him for monologue coaching for high school auditions, I understand he is very experienced in helping kids with those. He can be reached via his website https://www.adamgrupper.com.

I have no affiliation with Adam other than being very happy with his work with my daughter.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

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Name of Tutor Adam Grupper
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) adamgrupper@gmail.com
Subject Drama Coach
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library tutor's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)

Please write a review of your experience
I want to offer a shout out for a fantastic drama coach, Adam Grupper. Adam is a serious actor himself, who really gets the dimensions of the craft, as well as being a dad, who gets the dimensions of working with teens. I have been consistently blown away by the ways he connected with my son, working with both his strengths and weaknesses to support searing performances as well as fantastic outcomes, namely acceptance at La Guardia drama as well as a private program last summer.

I strongly recommend Adam for any teen that is looking to break through, refine and evolve their acting at any point along the path, as well as to build confidence and a sense of conviction in their work.

adamgrupper@gmail.com in Brooklyn

Break a leg!

How did you find this tutor?
Other (please specify):
Park Slope Parents recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

I look for the spark of engagement, inspiration, and excitement in my children- then I know we're on the right path.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Name of Tutor Deb Heller
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) debbieH214@aol.com 917-620-8022
Subject College Consultant/ essay/ Admissions process
Cost per hour 90.00- 120.00
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library at your home; coffee shop; library

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year

Please write a review of your experience
Deb is excellent, knowledgeable and experienced. She knows her material and has been able to guide my daughter in the right direction when it comes to reviewing and selecting colleges to apply to. I highly recommend her.  She has worked and understands the NYC HS system and has the perfect personality to work with High School students.    She is patient and knows the right questions to ask when assessing the situation. She has help my daughter stay focused and be on target for her deadlines.  I can't thank her enough during this stressful time.

She has worked as  a college consultant  for many years.  Her goal is to work with students on choosing colleges, writing essays, organizing their applications, preparing for visits and interviews, and analyzing financial aid packages. She can walk students through the entire process from beginning to end.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation
Other (please specify):
Wyzant on-line tutoring service

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Have the first session as a trial. Once they leave ask your child if they felt it was a "good fit". Don't invite them back until you get feedback from you child.



Newest reviews as of Feb, 2016.   There is a lot of overlap with the tutors as many offer tutoring services in more than one subject or test. Search the term you are looking for to find all the tutors who offer that topic.  [control F, type your term and enter]

MATH:


·         Name of Tutor:  Nick Lyons
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)nick.s.lyons@gmail.com
·         Subject trigonometry
·         Cost per hour$100
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, librarystudent's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         more than a year (can be off/on)
 Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:

Nick was extraordinarily helpful in tutoring our son in trigonometry. He struggled mightily and Nick's calm, reassuring presence was invaluable. In fact, he recently passed the trig regents with a 30 point increase, having failed it last year. Nick also communicated with the teacher and on one occasion, went over an exam and found that our son had been mistakenly graded incorrectly. He followed up with the teacher and also coached our son to speak to the teacher himself. I initially found Nick on the PoNYT blog and am so glad I did. I recommend him highly!
How did you find this tutor?
·         PONYT Blog
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

After reading the positive recommendations on the blog, I reached out to the tutor directly and exchanged a few emails to get a sense of the way he works.

·         Name of Tutor: Daniel Goulden
·         Subjectmath
·         Cost per hour$50
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, librarystudent's home OR third party location
 How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         Less than 3 months
 Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:
Daniel has been working with my 15-year-old son on geometry. He is kind, reliable, and effective; we've already seen my son's grades improve. My son looks forward to his sessions with Daniel. He's been so helpful that he's now working with my 11-year-old as well.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
go by a personal recommendation if you can, ideally from someone who knows your kid


·         Name of Tutor: Daniel Goulden
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)dlcgoulden@gmail.com
·         SubjectMath
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryHome
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         more than a year (can be off/on)
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:
Daniel, Is a professional top of the line tutor. He is very clear and has very knowledgeable about most subjects. He also tutor my older son for his SAT test. Daniel is always on time and follow-up regarding appointments. He is excellent.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
·         PONYT Blog
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Meet Daniel and understand his knowledge.




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·         Name of TutorPraxis Tutors
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)(503) 522-9800
·         SubjectMath
·         Cost per hour$120
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: We have worked with three different tutors from Praxis. They have all been excellent. We have been using them for Algebra I and II. One of them helped our son conquer his math anxiety, an accomplishment for which I will always be grateful.
 How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
 What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

Finding a tutor who is both good and effective is very difficult. The only way to determine whether a tutor is worth his salt is to try him or her.



·         Name of Tutor: Shira Stone
·         SubjectMath
·         Cost per hour$100
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryThird party location
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         more than a year (can be off/on)
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Shira is excellent. From the beginning, she was able to grasp my daughter's particular way of working and work WITH her to ensure her success in math.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

Make sure you work with a tutor who focuses on individualized learning styles.

MATH AND SCIENCES : 

·         Name of Tutor: Anthony Mallozzi
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)amallozzi24@gmail.com
·         Subjecthigh school math and all sciences
·         Cost per hour$50
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, librarystudent's home   Brooklyn
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         Less than 3 months
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:
 I think Anthony is a very good tutor even though my 16-yr-old, who resents having to learn math at all, was resistant to him. He is calm, quiet, confident, very patient with my daughter who was actively acting out her desire not to be there. So in the end, we couldn't make it work. But I nonetheless highly recommend Anthony. He was willing to obtain materials from her teachers in order to better address my daughter's actual curriculum. He tried to engage my daughter about high school and life in an effort to have her be more open to learning. He was also flexible about scheduling. (I don't believe in jerking around anyone who is working freelance but appreciated that he was flexible when needed by us.)
Q6: How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
·         Other (please specify)He was indirectly recommended to me by someone who was a teacher of his in college.
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
The right tutor isn't just a matter of the tutor knowing the material but very much an issue of finding the right fit between tutor and student in terms of temperament and learning style. Although Anthony didn't work out for my daughter, I think he is excellent and definitely worth trying.


·         Name of TutorAudrey Korelstein
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)ask376@yahoo.com
·         SubjectTest prep/writing/reading/math
·         Cost per hour$70
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         more than a year (can be off/on)
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Audrey is highly experienced. Worked with son for several years on different topics. Son considers her a mentor.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Other (please specify)internet
 Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Have to fit tutor to needs/personality of child.


·         Name of TutorAudrey Korelstein
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)917-445-6015
·         SubjectHistory, Language Arts, Writing, SAT Prep, College Prep
·         Cost per hour$80
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         more than a year (can be off/on)
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Audrey is very knowledable in many academic subjects especially history, language arts, math and especially good helping a student organize writing. She spends time finding out what the student thinks and then helps the student get that on paper. She is very organized in SAT test prep and helps the student be organized, too. Audrey provides college counseling with suggestions of colleges/universities to consider.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
 Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

As the parent/caretaker help faciliate communication between the student and tutor.



ACT /SAT / SHSAT PREP:


 Name of TutorDaniell Nicole Florio
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)danielle@citismarts.net/347-324-7443
·         SubjectSHSAT, SAT, ACT, math
·         Cost per hour$120
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudents Home or tutors office
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: We had a wonderful experience with Danielle and all her tutors at Citismarts. We specifically employed her to help with SHSAT this past year. She quickly figured out the areas my child needed help with and how best to focus on those areas. She was encouraging, thorough and patient. My daughter definitely enjoyed the sessions with her. She was always on time and flexible in rearranging schedules if the need arose. She gave appropriate home work so it would not interfere with regular school work. Needless to say, my child got into her number once choice SHSAT school. I will definitely use Danielle or any of the tutors she employs in the future.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
 Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

Know your child and her temperament.



·         Name of Tutor: Eric Schlosser
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)eschlosser@gmail.com
·         SubjectACT
·         Cost per hour$120
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's home or third party location
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
 Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:
Our daughter went to Eric Schlosser for ACT tutoring. Eric was very engaged and motivating. Her score went up several points on the ACT, and even better, her SAT score went up 200 points. We highly recommend Eric.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?

·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

Find someone who can provide timed tests in an outside location (like a library).




·         Name of TutorEric Schlosser
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)eschlosser@gmail.com
·         SubjectSAT Tutor
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Eric Schlosser was instrumental in helping our son do well in his SAT. He's very thorough, he asked good questions and made our son see what's interesting about topics he wasn't paying much attention to. My son clearly respected Eric's skill and input and made sure to be ready with assignments Eric gave him for their sessions (Eric said he notifies parents when their child isn't doing the homework he gives). Eric is easy to talk to, approachable, prompt and was genuinely concerned about our son doing well. He took the test twice and there was a significant improvement on the second test result. We're really grateful our friend recommended Eric to us.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?

·         Highly recommend




·         Name of TutorEric Schlosser Praxis tutor
·         SubjectSAT Prep
·         Cost per hour$120
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudents home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Eric Schlosser of Praxis Tutors was a great tutor. He was very thorough, organized, knowledgeable and professional. He worked with my daughter 4-5 times before the test and I felt he was very good with her. He was patient, explained good techniques and he also did some mindful exersizes with her. He felt she needed one more day and we had scheduling conflicts and he said he'd call and do a short session over the phone with her at no charge. It ended up being a full session and he gave her a nice pep talk at the end as she was taking the test in a day or two. He's an all around nice guy and really seems to be into what he's doing.
How did you find this tutor?
·         PONYT Blog
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

It's nice to be able to see the tutors at your home and to see how they work with your child.


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·         Name of TutorPraxis Tutoring
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)eschlosser@gmail.com
·         SubjectSHSAT
·         Cost per hour$120 for 90 minute session
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's Home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: We had a very good experience with this service. Our tutor, Mariama, had an excellent relationship with our son (and us!). She was bright, genuinely excited about working with him and full of energy. At one point she was unavailable and we worked with another tutor from the service for a few sessions and had another great experience. In his practice tests he went from 440 to 530 to 567. He wound up scoring a 558 on the SHSAT which got him into his first choice of schools. I really couldn't be more pleased with the way things worked out.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Other (please specify)The company offered a practice test which we found out about through the school.
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
I feel that it is very important that the tutor have a personality and not just be "book smart". We had used another tutor previously and it was so dry that our son hated it. Tutors can be smart and cool too!

·         Name of TutorEric Schlosser
·         SubjectSHSAT
·         Cost per hour$40
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryLong Island University
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         Less than 3 months
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: I really loved about how Eric explained tough problems on the SHSAT extremely easily. He was a heartwarming tutor and always cared for the kids when they were having a tough time.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
Q8: What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
One piece of advice is to always have a nice teacher who can explain things clearly and easily.


·         Name of TutorPraxis Tutors/Eric Schlosser
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)info@praxistutors.com
·         SubjectSHSAT prep
·         Cost per hourindividual or small class
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, librarythird-party location (individual), LIU (class)
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         Less than 3 months
·         Other (please specify)Took a group class and then had a couple of individual sessions
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: My son took a free practice test, then a small group class in the spring, and then had a couple of individual sessions in the fall. The tutor was easy to work with and seemed to care about my son's individual needs. My son did well on the test and got accepted to Brooklyn Tech.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Other (please specify)don't remember, probably a local parents email list
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Recommend

·         Name of Tutor : Eric Schlosser
Subject Specialized High School Exam
Cost per hour $120
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Student Home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Less than 3 months
Please write a review of your experience : Eric Schlosser worked extremely well with our son, he developed a strong rapport with him, but at the same time kept him focused on the work at hand.  Eric was well versed in both the material the test covered as well as in the strategies needed to apply to the test.  I believe our son was able to face the test better prepared and with a great sense of confidence as a direct result of working with Eric. 

I am also very happy to report that the results were truly tangible as he made it into his first choice of the specialized schools.
How did you find this tutor?
PONYT Blog
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
The rapport the tutor develops with the student is as important as the material covered, at least it is for our kids.
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·         Name of Tutor : Michael Giles
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)tutor@mgilestutoring.com
·         SubjectSAT and ACT prep
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryWill meet at student's home, but tutor's home is less expensive
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: I think Michael is especially good at prepping for the SAT essay, but he was fully capable of prepping for all other sections as well. Michael has a terrific attitude which was most helpful for my son. He had confidence in my son's abilities and he was relaxed about the entire process which was also very helpful to me and my son.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

Keep your head.


·         Name of TutorJosh Sohn, SR Tutors
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)646.481.9703
·         SubjectSAT, ACT, SAT II
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudents Home but they are very flexible
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: We worked with Josh Sohn to prepare for the SAT. He provided an initial assessment of our child's strengths and weaknesses, talked to her about her goals for the test and then set up an individualized plan for her. He had a great working relationship with her and she responded greatly to his calm demeanor. He was meticulously organized, prompt and business like during every meeting. Over the summer while we were away he was available for skype lessons which worked out very well.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

Make sure that they speak to your child one on one while you listen in separately. They are going to need to click with and be able to motivate your child.


·         Name of TutorAndrew Lee
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)yenju.andrew.lee@gmail.com / ph: 201-562-3537
·         SubjectSAT, ACT, SHSAT
 Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: I highly recommend Andrew Lee as a tutor for SAT, ACT and PSAT. Andrew tutored our older son for the SAT and helped him raise his scores significantly. I first found Andrew through another Beacon parent who actually begged me to try him. He is now tutoring our 11th grader (at Brooklyn Tech) for the ACT. Andrew is a Cornell graduate, extremely bright and engaging. He began his career with Teach For America with the DOE and he now trains and mentors first-year teachers in public schools. Andrew has written SAT/ACT curriculum and has trained and coached tutors for multiple tutoring companies. He has taught and tutored for over a decade. Andrew finds strategies to work through problem areas and recommends a variety of workbooks and drills to help strengthen skills. He has been generous in providing advice and reviewing issues even outside of tutoring hours, and keeps me in the loop with suggestions and ideas. He works with both private and public school students, and his rates are competitive.
 How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
 Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?

·         Highly recommend




·         Name of Tutor Cobble hill think tank Lisa Bowstead
·         SubjectSAT
·         Cost per hourCan't remember exactly but it was a number of sessions for $600 or so.
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryTutors business, store front.
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
·         Other (please specify)Lisa was extremely difficult to get a hold of via email or phone. She wouldn't get back to you to schedule sessions, you would have to go to the location where she would be sitting there doing nothing. I'd ask why she didn't call me back or respond to my emails and on at least 2 times she said she was sick. Well, sorry to hear that but you're running a business and you have my money as I paid up front. My daughter also said when she took the practice SAT's at her place it would be noisy and she would forget she was timing her!! In the end, she ended the sessions my daughter was in and never made up the classes that we were owed bc of her being so difficult to track down to schedule appointments. I just gave up. The tutoring was also subpar.
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:
See last box.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Other (please specify)Store front in neighborhood.
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Do NOT recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
It's probably best to have the tutoring done at home if you can, to see the quality of tutoring you're getting.


·         Name of TutorSteven Shifflet
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)tutor.sps@gmail.com
·         SubjectACT/SAT Tutor
·         Cost per hour$130.00
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's Home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Steven is a gifted tutor. He is very bright and was great with my daughter. He helped her to increase her score on the ACT substantially. My daughter has some processing issues, and Steven was very sensitive and patient and made excellent recommendations to assist her in studying for the test. My daughter was very fond of Steven and had an excellent working relationship. He became more than a tutor, but also a mentor. Steven was always available to discuss any concerns we had and actively provided information about my daughter's progress.
 How did you find this tutor?
·         PONYT Blog
 Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Ask your child how they feel about the tutor. It seems obvious, but I believe the tutor/student relationship is key to a successful outcome


·         Name of TutorJane Freeborn
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)janefreeborn@gmail.com
·         SubjectEnglish (writing, reading, grammar), SAT prep
·         Cost per hour$125
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's home or third party location
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:r My son worked with Jane intensively over the past summer and early fall, prepping him for the SATs. She had come highly recommended by another parent (a friend of mine), whose son received a nearly perfect score on the test, after working with her for several months. She was courteous, prompt (she came to our apartment), and flexible, and we spoke at length every two weeks about my son's progress. She was willing and able to incorporate my feedback regarding the direction of the tutoring. My son liked and trusted her, and they would often talk about his college prep process as well as SAT work.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

Make sure they have a good grasp of their subject, and are flexible to meet the learning needs of your child.




STUDY SKILLS and ORGANIZATION

·         Name of Tutor: audrey korelstein
·         Subjecthelp with writing, note taking, study skills
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryhome
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:
Audrey is very generous with her time. Stays late and in between sessions, reviews thing on Google docs. Very experienced and has deep knowledge of learning issues. She has a good relationship with my daughter. I haven't disliked anything about Audrey.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
·         Other (please specify)From PONYT I got several recommendations of Audrey. All of her families give her rave reviews.
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
 What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
talk to many other parents about their experience with that tutor. Explain your child's issues clearly. You want a thoughtful approach. I would stay away from anyone who is offering a cookie cutter or boilerplate solution or pretends to know your child's issues when they have never yet met.


·         Name of TutorLisa Auerbach
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)(718) 789-1253 Or luna671pres@gmail.com
·         SubjectExecutive function - organization - essay and homework help
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryTutor's home in park slope
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         Other (please specify)Lisa worked with my son for 4 years - a year ago - still meets with him when he returns from college to discuss how his semesters are going
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: My son started working with Lisa at the beginning of high school. He is extremely bright but had organizational issues both in planning the execution of homework in a timely manner and planning out his essays. She helped him get past some emotional blocks and anxiety he had She made him recognize is strengths and weaknesses and brought humor to a stressful situation for him. He respects her and her insight. He knew the content just getting it out was hard. He is now a sophomore in a highly competitive college and doing very well. But when he returns he chooses to drop by and see Lisa to discuss what he is doing. Lisa also was very helpful in helping us step back ans not bring more stress into the situation.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
 What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

That the child should relate and buy in to working with the tutor.

WRITING

Name of Tutor:  Marisa Schwartz
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)jeffandmarisa@eartlink.net
Subject Essay Writing, Creative Writing, Research, ELA state test, Regents, Applications, SAT verbal, SHSAT scrambled paragraphs, reading comprehension, AP Literature, College Composition, technical writing for science and social science.
Cost per hour $100 (less if travel to my zip code in Carroll Gardens). Flat fee for large projects, sibling discount.
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryLibrary, coffee shop, other convenient location with wi-fi (as needed). Phone conferences and detailed feedback via google drive also available.
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:
We've used Marisa twice and both times she was fantastic. She tutored our younger son for essay writing for the Hunter test. And she was phenomenal. I think I learned more from her emails about our son's assessment and her lesson plan than I did in graduate school--and I'm a writer. And it worked. Our son got into Hunter. Based on that, we hired Marisa to tutor our older son, who is a fine writer, to help him with organizational tasks related to writing. Again, her emails alone were worth the experience. They were amazing. And she helped our son push through his specific writing issues and got him to learn to enjoy and speed up the process of writing, which is worth it's weight in gold. Rather than take two hours to write a paragraph, he now can churn out lengthy papers in the same amount of time. HE credits her with helping him learn to do that. 

The great thing about Marisa is that she really gets to know your child and figure out very specifically what the issues are. Because of her extensive background and training, she then crafts a sophisticated-yet-implementable plan specifically suited to your child. Then, she follows up and helps them through assignments until they can stand on their own. And that makes all of the difference. Also, feedback from our sons' teachers has been fantastic in terms of their writing and organizational skills. I recommend her without hesitation.
How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Find someone who not only fits your learning philosophy, but someone who also has a wide range of experience and training to recognize issues and know how to deal with them.

FRENCH/SHSAT

·         Name of Tutor: Olivia Ramsay ; Smith Street Workshop
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)smithstreetworkshop.com
·         SubjectFrench, Common Core and SHSAT.
·         Cost per hour$65-$90 per hour
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryoffice location
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Olivia and all of her tutors are excellent. My child looks forward to her sessions, and I've referred quite a few people who report back with satisfaction. They know their subject areas well, and are also skilled educators who pay attention to each student's needs and learning style.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend


ELA/GLOBAL/US HISTORY

·         Name of Tutor : kim James
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)347-348-7491
·         SubjectELA, Global and U.S history
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, librarywhere parents want
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         more than a year (can be off/on)
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Kim worked very well with my child. She was always punctual. Knows the subject and always came prepared. My child loved working with her. We used her for many years.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Other (please specify)From another tutor listed on the tutor review they worked together.
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Finding the right tutor takes time and most of all the child have to be comfortable with the tutor


Name of TutorDaniel Goulden
·         SubjectHistory
·         Cost per hour50
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Daniel is bright and conscientious. He engages well with our son and had truly increased Our son's enthusiasm for history and he world around him
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.


A tutor who is engaged and knowledgeable

MATH/ENGLISH/ACT PREP

·         Name of Tutor: Audrey Korelstein
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)ask376@yahoo.com
·         Subjectmath and English through middle school, ACT prep, college applications
·         Cost per hour$100/session scheduled for an hour that sometimes runs over
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, librarystudent's home in Brooklyn
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         more than a year (can be off/on)
·         Other (please specify)on and off for close to 10 years
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:
 Calling Audrey a tutor doesn't begin to encompass the skills and sensitivity she brings to her one-to-one teaching of many subjects, including life. In the beginning, she tutored two of my kids in elementary school math. At later points, she worked on prep for standarized exams. She's worked on English and history with one of my high schoolers, and at one point was working with each of them on individual projects they were thinking of pursuing for bat mitzvahs. (She is Education Director at East Midwood Jewish Center.) She is now working with one of my teens on ACT prep and helping her look for colleges, a task that fills her with great anxiety. She brings a mature understanding of human beings to her work that a brainiac college student is unlikely to have.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Other (please specify)Flatbush Family Network posting recommeding her
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
·         Other (please specify)Audrey is the person for you if your child needs more than a "just the facts" drill.
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

Fit of temperament and learning style is essential, and a tutor is only successful to the extent that there is a good fit with the student. As much as I extol Audrey's greatness, I also know that she might not be the right fit for every student. (Hard to believe, since she's such a savvy and sensitive person...) I just reluctantly discontinued an excellent math tutor to whom my teen was too resistent to learn anything. Leading a horse to water etc.



·         Name of TutorAudrey Korelstein
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)Ask376@yahoo.com
·         SubjectMath and writing
·         Cost per hour70
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudents home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         more than a year (can be off/on)
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Audrey Korelstein has been amazing for our son and for our family. My son has learning difficulties especially with writing and reading - not only has Audrey helped improve his reading and writing skills (and grades) more importantly she has helped to boost his confidence by helping him see that he is capable of doing the work. She also tutors Math and so has been a huge help through the past couple of years as my son struggled to grasp some of the more advanced math concepts in middle school. She comes to our house in Sunset Park. She has been working with my son and family for over two and half years and we could not be happier. Here is her contact info: Audrey Korelstein ask376@yahoo.com
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?

·         Highly recommend





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SHSAT/Hunter Test: 

·         Name of TutorPraxis tutors
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)Eric Schlosser eschlosser@gmail.com
·         SubjectSHSAT
·         Cost per hour?
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryPractice test at library, then follow-up at home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         Less than 3 months
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: My daughter took a free practice test with Praxis. We got very helpful feedback. I was very pleased with the follow-up program Eric suggested. He didn't try to oversell services. My daughter did very well in the practice test and so she had only two further sessions, going through the things she got wrong. I really liked the tutor assigned to my daughter. He was smart and personable. Both my daughter and I felt much more confident after working with Praxis.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
·         Other (please specify)I am recommending Praxis. I understand that my daughter's tutor has since moved on.
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Be clear about what you're looking to achieve and listen carefully what the tutor says they will do to meet it.


·         Name of TutorMariama Diallo
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)Mariama.Diallo@gmail.com
·         SubjectTest prep - SHSAT and Hunter
·         Cost per hour100
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryFlexible
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:
Mariama tutored one child for the Hunter test and the other for the SHSAT. They both adored her and were well prepared. She is serious, reliable, responsive, fun and charming. I highly recommend her.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Find a tutor your kids want to hang out with, if you can.

·         Name of TutorMichael Giles
·         SubjectSHSAT test
·         Cost per hourdon't remember
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryMichael's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         Other (please specify)worked with Michael for several months, 1/week, leading up to the SHSAT
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Michael did an excellent job, able to home in on what my kid needed specifically to work on in order to prepare for the test. My kid felt very comfortable with Michael, and was motivated to do the necessary work.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
 What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Make sure your child responds well to the tutor.

Name of Tutor Dan Foley
Subject Shsat
Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library Home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Less than 3 months
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:
Dan was an incredible tutor. He connected so well with our daughter, he was patient and encouraging while keeping her focused and learning. Her Shsat score improved under his guidance and she got an offer from one of the most competitive schools.
How did you find this tutor?
School Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?

Highly recommend


     HOMEWORK HELP AND GENERAL TEST PREP

·         Name of TutorAdrian (Raoul) Roberts - Aptemics
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)347-342-2797 - aptemics@gmail.com
·         SubjectAll Subjects - Homework Help - Test Prep
·         Cost per hour$60
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's Home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         more than a year (can be off/on)
·         Other (please specify)My daughter has been working with Adrian for 6 years and he is no working with my two other children as well.
 Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Adrian, has been wonderful for my daughter and now my two other children. He really knows how to reach the individual child and adapts to their learning style, so they stay engaged and look forward to learning. They look forward to their sessions with him. He helped them build confidence prior to testing and really helped them to understand in any areas they may have had trouble with.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
 Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?

·         Highly recommend


·         Name of TutorDr. Liora Brosh
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)lsb3@nyu.edu
·         SubjectExpository Writing, Reading Comp, Literature, Test Prep
·         Cost per hourvariable, not very expensive
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, librarythird party location or student's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         more than a year (can be off/on)
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Our son worked with Dr. Liora Brosh, an NYU professor, to prepare for the English and Writing subtests of the ACT and to develop college-level academic writing skills. We can't say enough good things about the results of his time with Dr. Brosh. He was happy with his scores, and he wrote and revised a series of sophisticated academic papers of increasing complexity. He felt working with Dr. Brosh opened up a whole new level of excellence in his writing, something he found both surprising and enjoyable. Dr. Brosh was prepared for every session with a lesson plan and study questions about the literature he was reading. She worked with an eye towards developing the next writing skill he would need, and was encouraging to him while providing detailed feedback to us. Dr. Brosh has specific training to in teaching academic writing skills in a structured and supportive manner, and can also teach literature, grammar, and how to write essays and short responses that meet the requirements of standardized tests. She is open to teaching small groups. We highly recommend her! She may be reached at lsb3@nyu.edu . (lsb3 AT nyu DOT edu) or 347-266-3992 (cell). Professor's Qualifications: Dr. Brosh has a Ph.D. in English from New York University. The scholarship Dr. Brosh was awarded when she was accepted to NYU's doctoral program involved her teaching at NYU's Expository Writing Program. The Expository Writing Program at NYU trains graduate students in the teaching of composition, and is considered one of the best in the country. Participants are required to take courses in the theory of teaching composition, and teach students under close supervision for 3 years. Dr. Brosh has since taught freshman composition at NYU, the University of Connecticut, Monmouth University, Parsons School of Design, the Pratt Institute and Long Island University. She has also taught upper level and graduate level college courses in history, literature, and film and therefore knows what kind of writing is required of college students. She currently teaches at NYU and the University of Connecticut at Stamford. Dr. Brosh's book, Screening Novel Women: From Domestic Fiction to Film, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008.
How did you find this tutor?

·         Personal Recommendation

 Common Core - 4th grade ELA/Math

·         Name of TutorRyan Gendel
·         SubjectPrep testing for Commom Core 4th grade (Math and ELA)
·         Cost per hour100
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Ryan tutors both my kids who are 9 years old and getting ready for the state tests common core (ELA and math). He has built their confidence and both kids have shown improvement on their school report. My son was scoring a 2 in writing and now is doc scoring a 3. He was scoring a 3 in reading an now is scoring a 4. My daughter has improved in math as well. He is also good in working on strategies where we parents can help during the gaps between the lessons. Very happy to have him as a tutor
 How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
 Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend

·        7th Grade ELA & Math Exams

I      I am writing to recommend an excellent tutor in/around Brooklyn Heights.  He helped my daughter prepare for the 7th grade ELA and Math State Exams, but also works with older students who are studying for the SAT/ACT.  I found him to be personable, responsible, and an effective communicator with both my daughter and myself.  He not only helped to improve her skills, but made her feel more confident, too.  In addition to test prep, he also is available for homework assistance, chess/art lessons and especially feels strongly about working with students to improve their writing.  He is an experienced teacher, a local parent, and as asset to our community.  His name is Steven and you may contact him directly at: kunstler25@hotmail.com


ASSORTED TUTORS VIA A TUTORING COLLECTIVE:


·         Name of TutorTutoring Collective- Laurie Marvald
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor(917)494-0075
·         SubjectLaurie runs collective of tutors in every subject,Plus SAT,ACT and college application coaching
·         Cost per hourApproximately $100 - $125
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         Other (please specify)I have used 5 tutors over a 5 year period off and on
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Tutor #1: SAT Tutor Steven Schifflet. My son Max had taken the Stanley Kaplan course and his scores did not change. He worked with Steven for 8 intense 1 1/2 hour session over two months and raise his scores 200 points. Tutor # 2: Adam Gross Tutored my freshman son at Stuyvesant in high school math and biology. Adam is smart and personable and really helped my son learn how to study and worked on time management skills. Tutor #3: Galen Xing, a Columbia student, tutors my son on a as needed basis for Math and Biology as well. Galen is whip smart, energetic and crystal clear in his explanations. He is willing to come at a moments notice when my son suddenly realizes he needs help. Tutor #4: Jeannine Frumess tutored my son for the LAB test and he got in! College Application Coach: Laurie Marvald was amazing coach in helping my son, Max, dig deep and write his essays and supplements (13), his extra curriculum resume as well as encouraging him to put together and submit a video with stills and him playing his music for his application. He is currently freshman at Oberlin College is receiving significant merit money! She charges $225 an hour for her coaching services. Laurie Marvald has a stable of excellent tutors in all subjects and matches the right one to your specific child's and families needs. She has been an invaluable resource over the last 5 years.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Tutoring Service
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Do a trial period with a tutor to see if it is a good fit and the students feels good about the session and you see improvement. A good fit is important!


·         Name of TutorLaurie Marvald
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)LMarvald@erols.com 917-494-0075
·         SubjectCollege Application Help
·         Cost per hourVariable but reasonable
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's Home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Laurie was the dream pick as a college application tutor for my son. She truly understood him and what was special about him and more importantly, knew how to point Alex in the direction of highlighting his strengths. She not only helped him figure out the subject of his essay, she stayed on him to rewrite it until it was perfect. Then, to ensure that his talents and accomplishments would be truly evident to the college admissions committee, she had her own son (who has editing experience), help Alex put together a video of interviews about him, his music and his acting accomplishments. Alex got into his dream college and there was no doubt in any of our minds that it wouldn't have happened without Laurie's tireless help and encouragement. Five stars and two thumbs up!
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
choose a person who has good intuition and seems to understand your child.


·         Name of TutorAdam Gross
·         SubjectCollege Essay
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryStudent's Home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: Adam was absolutely wonderful at helping my son with his college essay. He gently guided Alex through the process of writing an essay, from picking a topic to rewriting and polishing the finished product. He also took him through every step of the application process and walked him through even the submission to schools. Alex got in to his top choice school and it was patently obvious that this would not have happened without Adam's help.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Use Adam!


Name of Tutor: Shannon Walsh
·         SubjectMath, writting
·         Cost per hour$100.00
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, librarystudent's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: skill of tutor is excellent
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

convey information


·         Name of TutorShannon Walsh
·         SubjectAll subjects
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library$100.00
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
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 Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: After my daughter's first session with Sonya. I was certain we hit the tutor jackpot! She reported back to me what they had worked on and showed a clear understanding of what My daughter needed help with. She was enthusiastic, organized, funny and sensitive to my 11 yr old daughter's needs and issues. I asked her one day how my daughter learns and she demonstrated a very sophisticated understanding of the different ways children take absorb knowledge. She told me that my daughter needed to first play a game or draw a picture before heading into the challenging academic work. My daughter has a condition called selective mutism, an anxiety disorder that makes her appear very shy and introverted. she is loathe to talk to strangers or authority figures. It was pretty evident that Shannon had the touch with my her. After one or two sessions my daughter felt so comfortable with Shannon that I heard them talking and laughing through the door. Sonya's grades have greatly improved and she exhibits much greater confidence when writing and preparing for math and science assignments. I attribute much of her current academic success to her work with Shannon
How did you find this tutor?
·         Other (please specify)The tutoring collective
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.
Call the tutoring collective


·         Name of TutorShannon Walsh
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)203-247-3531
·         SubjectAll
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryHome
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided:Try to give some specific information about your experience and your child's -- what you liked and disliked (if anything) and include feedback on things such as::----Skill of tutor----Relationship between the student and tutor ----Feedback you received about your child's progress
Shannon has been a wonderful support to my daughter. When I first spoke with Shannon about my needs specific to my child, she was extremely attentive and had great ideas and strategies around how she would best approach the relationship. She put a great amount of time, care and effort into preparing for the first lesson to ensure that my daughter felt happy, comfortable and was engaged in the way she needed. To this day, Shannon always comes to each session with a plan and is thoughtful to ensure she is covering what needs to be addressed but also allowing for the session to be engaging and fun. I'm not able to be at the weekly sessions due to my work schedule, but I receive a recap email after each session that outlines what was reviewed, how my daughter felt, performed, and next steps and areas for focus. Shannon is truly invested in my daughter's growth and well being. I feel this in all of my dealings with her. She is extremely intelligent in all subjects and has a very special way of presenting the work to my daughter. My daughter has benefited a great deal from her work with Shannon, and we are all appreciative to have Shannon as support.
 How did you find this tutor?

·         Other (please specify)Laurie Marvold

VISUAL ARTS 



·         Name of TutorRisa Johnson
·         Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor)risa.honest@gmail.com
·         SubjectVisual Art
·         Cost per hour$60
·         Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, libraryTutor's home or Student's home
How long has your child been working with this tutor?
·         3 months to a year
Please write a review of your experience in the box provided: My relationship with Risa Johnson began some 6 months ago when my daughter had to develop a portfolio for auditions at Laguardia and Murrow High Schools. We were in a panic and didn't know where to begin when a personal friend referred Ms. Johnson to us, and I think it's safe to say that she is the smartest and most talented Visual Arts tutor I have encountered. Her expertise was a home run---highly skilled, focused, detailed oriented, very professional, and showed a passion for knowledge that is simply unparalleled. What's more, she had an uncanny ability to make my daughter and I understand the subject matter and requirements to be successful. She is a naturally gifted teacher and leader, and I know she will be an excellent tutor for your children as she has done for my daughter. Therefore, I highly recommend Risa as an excellent choice as a tutor for Visual Art as well as other subjects.
How did you find this tutor?
·         Personal Recommendation
Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
·         Highly recommend
Q8: What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people who are looking for the right tutor to help them choose the one that is the best fit for them/their family.

A good place to start is to get referrals from friends and follow up with recommendations from websites like this one.

             

The following reviews were received via a survey in 2014 requesting Tutor reviews.  Reviews shared on yahoo list can be found below this listing.

MULTIPLE SUBJECT TUTORING

Name of Tutor - Brainy Academy of Park Slope
Tutor's contact info  - 347-560-3252
Subject - all subjects
Cost per hour - $40-$50
Meeting place?  - Their location

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year

Please write a review of your experience :
When we came in here last summer, my child had severe anxiety when it came to school. He struggled with Math and Reading. But, most importantly he was resisting any help we tried to provide at home or at his school. He has been working with Ms. Jean and absolutely loves her. Her easy going and fun approach works for him and his needs. His skill level has drastically improved and so did his confidence. We are very happy.

How did you find this tutor?
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Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
Give a tutor a chance. You cant judge your child's improvement after 2-3 sessions, It takes time.

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Name of Tutor - Mrs. Camille Price
Subject - Math, Reading, Homework and Test Prep
Cost per hour - $75.00
Meeting place?  - Student's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
7 months

Please write a review of your experience :
Mrs. Camille is a wonderful and very skilled teacher. She has a great relationship with my daughter. She has always stuck by my child even when my daughter didn't feel she needed one. She has great patience which is a talent every tutor must have. I receive a progress report after every class and I show these to my daughter's teacher for review. She appreciates the feedback and has noticed the changes in my daughters attitude and skills. My daughter feels more confident in her work and now cant' wait for her tutor to come over. I would recommend ARC and Mrs. Camille to anyone needing a tutor. I am so glad I decided to use them.

How did you find this tutor?
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Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give:
My one piece of advice for anyone looking for a tutor is to find one with patience. Children are never happy that they have to keep studying after school. A great tutor won't give up and will have the patience to deal with the inevitable meltdowns.

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Name of Tutor - Jill Renaud
Tutor's contact info - jill.renaud@gmail.com
Subject - Chemistry, biology, math
Cost per hour - 100
Meeting place? - Student home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)

Please write a review of your experience:
Jill has been great for my daughter. She's a Princeton grad (Chemistry) who has worked as a classroom teacher, but prefers working on-on-one with kids. Great female role model for girls who are faltering in science/math confidence. She has become a friend, her style is very laid back, but focused. My daughter looks forward to seeing her. And she has gone from failing (literally) to doing well (B+ to A-) in math and science at Bard - which is a demanding program.

How did you find this tutor?
Tutoring Service

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
Make sure the chemistry works. If the tutor is one more unwanted authority figure, your kid will not get anything out of it, no matter what you spend, or how much time is invested. Humor is the key!

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Name of Tutor - Ellen Telzer
Tutor's contact info - 3478374369
Subject - Educational Psychologist All Around Great Tutor
Cost per hour - $125
Meeting place?  - Tutor's home Brooklyn Heights

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)

Please write a review of your experience :
Ellen is extremely knowledgable in all subjects and works on executive functioning as well as trying to get to the root of the child's difficulty in a subject or school work in general. She has helped my child with organization, writing, math (algebra and geometry) science (biology, chemistry, physics) regents prep and SAT prep. She came highly recommended from my child's therapist and psychiatrist.

How did you find this tutor?
Professional recommendations from multiple providers.

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
Talk to the tutor to find out their approach and make sure your child meets them first to see if there is any rapport. My child previously attending the Brooklyn Learning Center and thought the tutor was an idiot. Since he had no respect for her, he refused to work.

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Name of Tutor - Dan Wallace
Tutor's contact info  - danjacobwallace@gmail.com 
Subject - SHSAT (also teaches SAT, GRE, and essay-writing)
Cost per hour - $60 in person (second hour is $50), $50 for Skype

Meeting place?
Student's home, third party location like library, coffee shop, and Skype (we used this for special review lesson)

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Six sessions total

Please write a review of your experience:
Dan worked with my son on math and verbal (especially logic, which improved very fast). Dan (a summa cum laude Columbia grad, in philosophy) is extremely knowledgeable about the SHSAT, and always seems to have some tip for approaching questions more efficiently. His teaching style is conversational, but also methodical and structured. He will invent test questions in order to hone in on where my son needed work. My son is now at Brooklyn Tech. Dan later worked with my friend's son as well, who especially needed help with scrambled paragraphs and logic (he hasn't taken the test yet). Dan was also great at communicating with parents, and most importantly, my son loved learning from him.

How did you find this tutor?
Craigslist

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give:
Find a tutor who can make a custom study plan. 

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Name of Tutor - Lisa Bowstead
Tutor's contact info  - lisa @ cobblehillthinktank (dot) com
Subject - SHSAT, but she does many subjects
Cost per hour - 80 one on one, 60 classes

Meeting place?  - storefront tutoring on Court St. in Brooklyn

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
my child worked with Lisa for several weeks before the SHSAT

Please write a review of your experience :
I thought Lisa was terrific in getting my children ready for the SHSAT. We wanted a tutor for some specific areas of the test, which is why we didn't do a prep class. She had considerable expertise in these areas; she was in addition low-key, sensible, very nice, and she had some great general test-taking tips. She also had some smart and interesting feedback on various high schools in general. And she knows how to connect with kids. I recommend her highly.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
Make sure the tutor engages with your child immediately.

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Name of Tutor - audrey korelstein
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) - will ask her and email separetly
Subject - All
Cost per hour - $75

Meeting place?  - our home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)

Please write a review of your experience:
She is an anthropologist/archeologist. She knows her stuff. He is quite versed in reading and writing area. If she is not comfy in an area of math she will set up Skype or visits with her son whom attends Yale as he is a mathematical genius. I highly recommend her, as she is result driven. We prepped for a year prior to my son taking the test and we ended up with options.

How did you find this tutor?
PONYT Blog
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Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
Make sure the tutor is a good fit with the child. Good chemistry, communication, comfortable around each other. We interviewed (3) potential tutors prior to hiring her....





ENGLISH/ELA/ESSAYS

Name of Tutor - Rembert Block
Tutor's contact info  - rembertblock@gmail.com
Subject - Essay Writing, Creative Writing, ELA, Applications
Cost per hour - $60 (in 2013)

Meeting place?  student's home or third party location

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year

Please write a review of your experience :
I highly recommend Rembert Block as a writing and ELA tutor. Rembert worked with my daughter during the high school application process, helping her with essays as well as general test and interview preparation. Rembert’s way of connecting with young people really inspires them to find and express their own voice in writing and speaking. The balance of enthusiasm and expertise she brings to her teaching makes her an excellent match for middle and high school students. Working with Rembert gave my daughter the confidence to take her writing to the next level and, miraculously, injected a bit of enjoyment into the high school application process!

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
Make sure you and your kid connect with the tutor's style and approach, otherwise you are wasting everyone's time and your money.



SAT PREP

Name of Tutor - ARC Learning
Tutor's contact info - Devon Harrison
Subject - SAT Prep
Cost per hour - $200
Meeting place? - Student's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year

Please write a review of your experience:
The staff at ARC spent a lot of time with us discussing my son, his acedemic strengths and weaknesses, his learning style, his personality etc... before suggesting one of their tutors to us. My son likes his tutor and feels that the sessions have been fruitful. ARC provides us with detailed lesson notes after each session, which I think is very informative. ARC has also provided well thought out responses to our questions.

How did you find this tutor?
School Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
Make sure that your child is comfortable with the specific tutor. Not everone is a good match.

MATH

Name of Tutor - Drew Abrams
Subject - Physics, Algebra 2, Trigonometry
Cost per hour - $100
Meeting place?  Tutor's home or third party location

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)

Please write a review of your experience :
Drew is absolutely fantastic. Not only does he really know the subjects he tutors in, he also explains them very well and really connects with my daughter and makes it very easy for her to learn and retain information. My daughter's grades improved significantly and hold steady with his tutoring.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation
PONYT Blog

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give:
It's not enough to find a subject matter expert...find a tutor that your child connects with.

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Name of Tutor - Nick Lyons
Tutor's contact info (if okay with the tutor) - nick.s.lyons@gmail.com or (201) 951-9974
Subject - Math, up through Calculus AB

Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library - Flexible

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year
Twins worked with him for SHSAT prep, done now

Please write a review of your experience :
Nick was great. He is very low key and gentle, and was able to engage easily with both of our kids, with their distinct personalities and learning styles. The kids really enjoyed their time with him. What impressed me most was that he did not seem to lecture to the kids at all - he is smart enough to understand what they are thinking and ask the right questions to bring them along in the thinking process. Highly recommend him! Also his rates were very reasonable compared with other tutors. He is able to work with students in Manhattan and Brooklyn (Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights)

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give:
Make sure your kids are comfortable with the tutor!

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Name of Tutor - Stephanie Bohbot
Tutor's contact info  - maslowmath@yahoo.com
Subject - Math, all levels
Cost per hour - $60 and up

Meeting place?  - Student's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year

Please write a review of your experience:
Stephanie is a DOE high school math teacher for over 14 years. She teaches all subjects from algebra to calculus. She explains things so that my child can understand and really knows the NYS curriculum. In addition to working full time in a Brooklyn high school, she is a mom of two so her hours are limited.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
It's great to get a tutor before there are problems.

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Name of Tutor - Five points learning
Tutor's contact info  - 8505 5 ave brooklyn ny 11209
Subject - Math
Cost per hour - $25.00/hr
Meeting place?  - Center

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
3 months to a year

Please write a review of your experience :
Ariana works in a group of 3 students. She has different college age tutors but she likes it that way. If she doesn't get a concept with one person she could ask someone else. She gets about 1/2 hour one on one time then 1/2 hour group time. She likes when she is asked to solve a problem on the dry erase board. She's always excited when she gets the correct answer

How did you find this tutor?
Advertisement
Internet

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend
They really connect with the child. Ari was getting 1's on her assessments now she receives 2. Not great but an improvement

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
Money is always a issue. I have friends that pay 50/60 an hour. I could never afford that. You really need to shop around and try out the tutor for a month before you sign any commitment contracts


SHSAT PREP


Name of Tutor - Gavin Dutchin
Tutor's contact info  - gdutchin@gmail.com
Subject - SHSAT prep (mostly math)
Cost per hour - $35

Meeting place? Student's home, tutor's home or school, third party location like coffee shop, library - student's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Less than 3 months
from start of school through to the test time, 6 or 8 weeks

Please write a review of your experience :
Gavin does SHSAT, SAT and AP test prep. He is an MIT graduate and worked very well with my son on SHSAT prep. He's got a very low-key, non-stressful personality and approach. My son is now a freshman at Brooklyn Tech. I believe his score would have made the cutoff for all of the SHSAT schools.

How did you find this tutor?
NYC School Help email newsletter

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give people :
The group prep courses that we looked into were either prohibitively expensive or not offered at a place and time we could take advantage of. Private tutoring was a good solution for us.

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Name of Tutor - Michael Giles
Subject - Math and ELA
Cost per hour - about $140 if I remember correctly
Meeting place? - Tutor's home

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
Less than 3 months

Please write a review of your experience:
Michael successfully prepared my son for the SHSAT. He was very good at determining my son's areas of need for the test. I believe my son felt very comfortable with Michael and didn't consider his tutoring sessions or practice outside of the sessions particularly stressful or otherwise onerous. Michael seemed easy-going and didn't put pressure. Michael filled us in regarding our son's progress, and gave us suggestions on what he should do to prepare outside of the sessions. My son, along a few of his friends who also received tutoring with Michael, was accepted to Brooklyn Tech HS.

How did you find this tutor?
Personal Recommendation

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
Find someone your child feels comfortable spending time with in this capacity, someone who doesn't stress your kid out.



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These reviews have been received over several years on the Parents of NY Teens Yahoo Group

Organization

I have a disorganized, forgetful 14-year-old son and found a helpful book: "That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life," by Ana Homayoun. It lays out a whole program that's too intense for me to realistically follow with my son, but also has lots of good information that has helped me with my approach to supporting my son's homework and understanding his point of view.

Here's a piece from the Times about the author. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/01/education/01boys.html



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My son has been working with Lisa Auerbach for over a year and she has been awesome with him. He is a truly disorganized boy finishing up 9th grade.


She lives in Park Slope and has truly changed my relationship with my son who loves working with her.  Motivates and organizes him in all aspects of his school work and projects.

Lisa Auerbach
Home: (718) 789-1253
Cell: (917) 689-1113

Highly recommend Ms. Syd Weiss- she's amazing 
914.471.2563
On W 72nd
Works wonders with families & clients on organization, time mgmt, productivity, efficiency, homework, workspace reorg, dealing with school if necessary, life skills training, being ready for the next school day etc. she was willing to do sliding scale and my home is happy and organized as is my family 


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Name of Tutor - Ellen Telzer
Tutor's contact info - 3478374369
Subject - Educational Psychologist All Around Great Tutor
Cost per hour - $125
Meeting place?  - Tutor's home Brooklyn Heights

How long has your child been working with this tutor?
more than a year (can be off/on)

Please write a review of your experience :
Ellen is extremely knowledgable in all subjects and works on executive functioning as well as trying to get to the root of the child's difficulty in a subject or school work in general. She has helped my child with organization, writing, math (algebra and geometry) science (biology, chemistry, physics) regents prep and SAT prep. She came highly recommended from my child's therapist and psychiatrist.

How did you find this tutor?
Professional recommendations from multiple providers.

Would you recommend this tutor to other parents for their children?
Highly recommend

What is the ONE piece of advice you would give :
Talk to the tutor to find out their approach and make sure your child meets them first to see if there is any rapport. My child previously attending the Brooklyn Learning Center and thought the tutor was an idiot. Since he had no respect for her, he refused to work.

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SHSAT PREP

For a group program, Naomi Bushman's program is fantastic. All 3 of my sons as well many many kids have taken her program for years and are very successful. She fills up very fast so e-mail her and she'll send you the information. Hers begins in the early or late Spring. 
naomi.bushman@verizon.net

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I want to second the endorsement for Naomi Bushman for SHSAT prep classes. She
can be contacted at: naomibushmantesting@gmail.com. Both of my sons have taken
her class and felt extremely well-prepared for the test. Naomi has a very well
thought-through program that includes excellent homework materials, including
glossaries of key math vocabulary, key math rules, etc. She gives a handful of
practice tests on weekend mornings in a public school setting so kids have the
test experience many times before they take it for real. And when she grades
the practice tests, she breaks down the scoring by type of question (such as
inference, main idea, vocabulary, etc.) so you can really see where your child
needs additional work.

I also want to mention that Naomi does SAT prep as well. She has a course about
to start for the March 9th SAT, which includes 8 classes and 5 practice tests. 
She also has a less concentrated class for kids prepping for the May 4th SAT. 
My sense is that these classes are also very well-designed. 


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My son had a great experience with Lisa Bowstead at Cobble Hill Think
Tank (www.cobblehillthinktank.com). He did some individual tutoring
sessions with her, but I know she runs courses as well. She really
increased his confidence as well as his skills and gave him some great
general test-taking tips.

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SHSAT prep course or tutor

I asked my son's tutor from last year if I could share her info and she said
yes. Her name is Francesca Mitchell her email is: fnardulli@hotmail.com her
number is 917-743-1903. She really is fantastic!

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As others have mentioned on this list, we had a great SHSAT prep experience with
Audrey Korelstein in ditmas park. Her email is ask376(at)yahoo(dot)com

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There is a magnificent tutor named Eric Schonfeld. He has tutored many students and done an amazing job. Last year all of his students got into their first choice. He's youngish (late 20's) and cool and interesting so the students like him and there is a great bond and camaraderie. He's a graduate of Columbia University, has taught math at Bronx Science and UNIS. He tutors now pretty much full time and SHSAT is one of his specialties…. The summer is a great time to begin if that's possible. If not, the Fall works as well. He has also worked with students who are in or will be starting 'group programs in the Fall to help tweak their individual needs. I'm happy to speak with you about any details (I have 3 sons who have taken the exam). Here is Eric's contact information:

ERIC SCHOENFELD
952-201-7825 or
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We used (and are using) Ed Antoine, who now has a storefront tutoring office on 16 St betw 5th & 6th Ave -
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tutor for writing and reading comprehension

**we really liked berit anderson 917 797 9872


** really wonderful tutor named David Stone -- problem is he is

on the Upper West Side so it's a huge hassle going back and forth from

Park Slope. However, he's been so helpful to my son -- both in

improving his writing skills and in helping his self-esteem. His

number is (646)329-4546.


7th grade tutor for math and ELA?


**We've used Judith Ferronbach, park Slope Tutorial for severla

years and we love her. She's on 12th Street in the SLope. Halped my daughter

with classes and preparing for Specialized High Shcool test. Also goo dwith

Spanish! Great with 7th grade math. 718-499 3899. Price is very reasonable.


** Naomi Bushman at Testing Plus in Manhattan

naomi.bushman@verizon.net


ISO Tutor Specialized High School Exam



** Naomi Bushman at Testing Plus in Manhattan

naomi.bushman@verizon.net




Janine Avril of Written Word Tutoring is a private tutor, teaches English Composition for CUNY, holds a permanent teaching license in New York State and is a published author. She specializes in supporting students with critical reading and writing skills.She tutors the SHSAT exam (all sections), the SAT, SSAT,ISSE and all New York State ELA exams. She also tutors NY State Math exams K-8. Janine has numerous excellent references available upon request. She can be contacted at
 917-544-5572 or 
  janineavrilinfo@gmail.com . Her website is  www.janineavril.com  AND www.writtenwordtutoring.com. Testimonials are available on the site.  Janine offers individualized and group tutoring and offers a free phone or in person consultation to discuss your child's needs

**Janine Avril tutored my 11 year old son in writing.  She provided structure, gave him great tools to use, and offered meaningful feedback.  She helped him tremendously, and he gained confidence as a writer.  My son thought she was cool, and even enjoyed his sessions with Janine.  I highly recommend her as a tutor!  




Math Tutor for 7th Grader


** Hi, we have a great tutor that we used for the last two years in math. we have referrred him to both girls and boys grades 5 thru 10 and everyone has raved about him. His name is Will Petzel 917-679-4196


**We just started with a new math tutor about 2 weeks ago. He has a

Master's in education, teaches middle school, and my son really likes

him compared to other tutor's we have used. He also travels to our

home and I believe he lives really close to Brooklyn Heights.


Name is Alex: 917-595-6979 or 718-768-2383


we had our girl work with Judith at Park Slope Tutorial on Math, actually

it was way more math than English. She also has at least two others who are

great who are on her staff now. 12th street park slope, no house visits as far

as I know, but always worth asking


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I highly recommend, Akim Osse. Here’s her contact info:

mobile (917) 519-6549

fantastic2torkim@ aol.com

Even though my son doesn’t work with her now, he says he still uses a lot of the strategies that she taught him. She works with a number of kids in Park Slope.


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Lisa Bowstead of Big Fish Tutoring is great. She is very patient and has a great rapport with the kids. She tutored my daughter for about a year and helped her through a tough time.
She is also a member of this site and mom to a teen herself.
Lisa@BigFishTutoring.com

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GEOMETRY

I like my son's tutor a lot. Jeremy Epstein, jeremyepstein@earthlink.net

He's great with explaining things to kids who are Just Not Getting It. He's very patient and willing to try a lot of different approaches.

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Wendy Menard at wjmenard@gmail.com is absolutely wonderful!
She is a High School Math teacher and tutors my son in geometry and will also review algebra with him soon as well. I cannot say enough about her!

Wendy Menard   currently teaches math full time at Midwood High school. She has great experience working with students that struggle with math as well as math whizzes. She LOVES MATH and it shows. She sees students at her home in Windsor Terrace, and she travels to student's homes. Discount for going to her house. Very good and dedicated

Justine Henning
She home schools other peoples kids. Has lots of experience and is good at accessing children's needs. Sara seemed to learn very quickly with her. She lives in Lefferts Gardens area area of Brooklyn. Sara went to her house. Not sure if she goes to other folks homes or not. A little more money than Wendy.
Email: jhh1822@gmail.com



MATH / SCIENCE


For all our math and science tutoring we have used Alex, as high school  teacher

@ $50/hr .  He travels to you.  You can reach him at:

Alex: Farun69@aol.com   917 238 5221
 
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Recommend Drew Abrams 585-260-4487 
 for chemistry, physics and all sorts of high school math.  Very bright,
 likeable and explains clearly.  expensive but worth it in a crunch. 

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I can recommend an excellent tutor for trig and chemistry.  He got my son through the chemistry regents and seems to be great with any math or science (he is getting a PhD in physics.)  He's low key, patient, and a good teacher-also is helpful with study skills and organization if needed.
His rates are not what I'd call super-low, but he is tutoring two students in Park Slope in Trig once a week as a group and I believe he would take a third student -- so in that setting the rates would be very reasonable.  i just happen to know about the trig group because he comes to our house on 17 street right after to work w my son on Physics. 

Drew Abrams 

Email:  signalcarries@gmail.com Phone#: 585-260-4487

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High School, SAT, and ACT math test prep

I recommend Philip Issa: 
He tutors high school, SAT, and ACT math test prep.
he charges $50 and makes house calls.
Mt daughter gained 300 points from switching
to the ACT from the SAT and we used him
for math tutoring for this.
His email is:
Issa.philip@gmail.com
703 919 3580


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 We used Alex at Brooklyn Math Tutors for my daughter's first year of 7th grade in the CIG program at Cunningham. He said her main problem wasn't the work; it was her confidence. So far this year she hasn't felt she needed help so maybe that was it.

I found this article he wrote on his website to be helpful:
http://www.brooklynmathtutors.com/why-is-tutoring-so-expensive/

Also, as I remember you can also save money by committing to a series of tutoring sessions with them.


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Wendy Menard at wjmenard@gmail.com is absolutely wonderful!
She is a High School Math teacher and tutors my son in geometry and will also review algebra with him soon as well. I cannot say enough about her!

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I highly recommend Jennifer Croke. (347 )2476850. She tutors all levels of math. I have used her with my kids and also recommend her professionally for kids I work with that have learning issues

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This woman, Leora Trub, has done phenomenal work with my rising 8th grade daughter - helped her bring up her standardized test scores by 20 percentage points! She has a fantastic way with young people. She mostly teaches by videochat, using some online programs and a shared screen and it is amazingly effective. Her rates are also very reasonable. Couldn't recommend her more highly: Leora Trub (732) 407-7928  and leora.trub@gmail.com.
If you call her tell her I sent you.


My son did some SAT prep work with a local tutor, Rachel Coates, in Windsor Terrace. She was also good and helped him prep for his second round of SATs, though the improvement wasn't marked.
Here's her contact info: Rachel Coates, MA (Oxford University)
Educational Consultant & SAT Tutor
296 Windsor Place,
Brooklyn, NY 11218
c (718) 350-1265
rachel@educoates.com
 
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SAT Tutoring

Princeton Review has free practice ACT tests (at different locations and online):


And also free practice SAT test days (at different locations and online):


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Chris Ajemian

Chris is www.catestutoring.com


Naomi Bushman

Naomi is naomi.bushman@verizon.net


We used Brad Harris He's wonderful!!

802-299-7348

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Zack from Private Prep for the SAT Literature subject test

- though he could tutor the english/reading part of the regular SAT ... We had

great results with them...

Their phone number is (212) 379-6662 and they will work with you on price.


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For the regular SAT - my daughter us L.B. Eisen for the math ... She can be

reached at 917 806 0801 or at <tutor@gothamtutor.com>


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Another tutor I would recommend, Jason Reed, lives in Park Slope but can

travel. He¹s a 21 year old college student, very smart (Stuyvesant grad,

National Merit Scholar, 800 Math and English SATs) but also very patient and

good with middle/high schoolers. He tutors math and does standardized test

prep -- SATs and specialized high school entrance exams. $25/hour.


jdsreed@drifab. com

718 909 4445

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Jason Reed
A current math college student at Brooklyn College. Perfect score on SAT. Sweet kid, quiet. Low rates. Not sure he would be good to assess a kid, but good with specific tasks.  Also, not sure of his schedule this year. Can be hard to get a hold of.
Email: sreed@drifab.com

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and another family I know in the Slope used Michael Giles for SAT/ACT test prep and college essay assistance.  He's on 4th Street and can be reached at 718-768-2372 or michaelgiles@ earthlink. net .  I would recommend him.  I also know a few families in the Slope who went to Judith at Park Slope Tutorial; my kids went to her over the years for math tutoring and other things so my son wanted a change (and a male tutor) for SAT.  She's on 12th Street and can be reached at 718-499-3899 or 8409 or pstutorial@aol. com .



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We used Elie Venezky, after an exhaustive search, and my son was happy with his SAT results. He's in Windsor Terrace and his number is: (917) 579-0635


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My 11th grade daughter (LaGuardia HS)
has been using Judith Ferrenbach
(Park Slope Tutorial Services on 12 St & 8 Ave)
since the summer.
She is very happy with her and feels
like she has improved.
Judith:
347 743 5676



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I loved using Thinking Caps Tutoring.
http://www.thinkingcapstutoring.com/
It was very a thoughtful approach to my kids' learning and test taking
styles.

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My son did the beta test of an on line class for Knewton, and it was
excellent.

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Janine Avril of Written Word Tutoring is a private tutor, teaches English Composition for CUNY, holds a permanent teaching license in New York State and is a published author. She specializes in supporting students with critical reading and writing skills.She tutors the SHSAT exam (all sections), the SAT, SSAT,ISSE and all New York State ELA exams. She also tutors NY State Math exams K-8. Janine has numerous excellent references available upon request. She can be contacted at
 917-544-5572 or 
  janineavrilinfo@gmail.com . Her website is  www.janineavril.com  AND www.writtenwordtutoring.com. Testimonials are available on the site.  Janine offers individualized and group tutoring and offers a free phone or in person consultation to discuss your child's needs

**Janine Avril tutored my 11 year old son in writing.  She provided structure, gave him great tools to use, and offered meaningful feedback.  She helped him tremendously, and he gained confidence as a writer.  My son thought she was cool, and even enjoyed his sessions with Janine.  I highly recommend her as a tutor!  



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If SAT prep is on your mind, check out this link from Revolution, I spoke with one of the preparators recently and they seem to be the real deal.


http://www.revolutionprep.com/ivy-programs


* They're good.  They did group test prep at my daughters high school this past spring


* Both my kids did their SAT prep with Revolution. They both improved their scores
   a lot over their initial practice tests, so in that sense it was good and
   probably worth the money. My son would never have prepared on his own.


   The issue I had with Revolution is that they were very disorganized. Both times,
   the schedule was incorrect and the date given for the first class was wrong. My
   son's instructor did not show up at all for the first class and was replaced,
   but this set everything back by a week. I had paid for two private tutoring
   sessions for my son, but between the scheduling issue and the tutor having very
   little availability, he ended up getting only one session. Contact with
   Revolution was always confusing; we would get phone calls and emails with
   incorrect information; everyone was very nice but very confused. They need to
   get their act together.


   Do a search on College Confidential for Revolution Prep for more opinions. The
   complaints there seem to be that the course moves too slowly for high-achieving
   students (this was my daughter's opinion as well) and that the practice tests
   are rigged, with the initial practice tests much easier than subsequent practice
   tests, so that it always looks like the kid is improving.


   I think the main value of these courses is that they force the kid to sit and
   take a full SAT half-a-dozen times. If you have the kind of child who will
   really and truly do this on his or her own, you can probably save yourself a few
   hundred dollars.


   The other thing that was useful was that they teach a formula for writing the
   essays. It's stupid, but the kids have to play this game, unfortunately.


   At the end of the day, I was happy with my kids' SAT scores, so to me it was
   worth the money.


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Revolution must have some sort of arrangement with the DOE, because they
marketed their service through both Murrow and Midwood high schools (where my 2
sons went). My youngest, now a senior at Midwood, took the course and got a
lot out of it. His SAT's went way up. He really liked his instructor (a
critical factor in getting a teen to focus). But I don't know if it is better
than Kaplan or Princeton.


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We used Everest Tutoring located right on Mantague St in the Heights. Justin was great for our daughter especially in math. I intend on using him when the time comes for my son.


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If you are looking for an SAT tutor, I highly recommend Jeremy Tillman for individual tutoring who is tutoring my daughter at the moment. She is getting confident and is learning a lot from him. He has degrees from Princeton and Stanford. He will come to your house in Brooklyn and his rates are very reasonable. 

413-204-4863


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We had remarkable results with a tutor named Bailey Irwin. Really spectacular. My son was working with another tutor and doing ok, but his scores hit a plateau and were 'stuck'. Bailey came in and worked with him and his final scores were: 800, 800, 780. It was incredible. Nobody expected such great scores. Bailey has been doing this for many years. He started, years ago, with Princeton Review and ended up helping to write the exam with them. He has been on his own for a long time and has such excellent technique. He truly finds what each student needs individually. After my son's results, many of his friends and other parents hired him and also had incredible results. Recently a Mom told me that he found a learning issue in her daughter that nobody else (including teachers) noticed, but she suspected. And he daughter now has extended time for the exam.
 I can't say enough great things about Bailey. He only charges $130/hr. Which is an incredible deal for his ability, dedication and experience. You can reach him at:
 Bailey Irwin
212-505-6691
917-293-2061
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Spanish Tutor

Try http://www.donquijote.com, excellent 4 him right now and not expensive

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One of the teachers at my daughter's school (Bay Ridge Prep) has a fabulous reputation for tutoring kids at MS 51. Her name is Sara Hutton. Her BRP e-mail addr is:

shutton@bayridgeprep.org

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Both my kids have spanish tutors through central park tutors (they

are actually out of Brooklyn). It is a small very

personalized group of teachers/tutors. I have been using them for a

few years and have never been disappointed with anyone who has

helped my kids. They have a website http://www.centralparktutors.com

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Not sure if you have found someone, if you didn't here is the name of my son Spanish teacher he had in the past. She does private tutoring.
Nolwenn Le Liboux, 407-756-9701.




French Tutor

I can recommend Andre Moraillon, 212-874-5474 on the Upper West Side.  He taught French at a high school in Great Neck, is a graduate of the Lycee in New York and works part time as an interpreter for the State Department.  His French is impeccable and he’s very good at explaining the intricacies of the French language.


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Hi there, I can recommend my daughter Charlotte Coates who tutors adults and teens in French.  She's majoring in Francophone Studies at Columbia, lived in France for a good few years, and is considered as good as native!

You can reach her at 718 350 1599 or cec2156@columbia.edu.





Katie Archer has been a life saver for my son and the family.  She is a Spanish teacher but very proficient with math, English, and other subjects.  She and my son go over his homework, tests and special projects.  She is patient, reliable, and gentle.  



Kathleen.cecelia@gmail.com


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Voice Teacher


You can try Eric Rockwell. Quite an amazing voice teacher. Works with kids and adults. We've known him for many years for one-on-one coaching for many  things and also worked with him at Tada.

Eric Rockwell

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Christine Moore is amazing! she has been teaching my daughter who is 15, I highly recommend her.
My daughter really likes her and is learning so much from her...
I know that she also teaches some kids from LaGuardia!


her email is: divaesq@earthlink.net