Test prep tutors, companies, and resources
Schedule of Exams, Practice Tests, and Beacon Prep
Below you will find tutors names and information, as well as reviews from current Beacon families.
If you there are any tutors or test prep companies you would like to add to this list, please email Deborah Heller at email@example.com.
Berit Anderson: www.beritanderson.com; Email: Berit.Anderson@gmail.com
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Jeff Antkowiak: Phone: 1-866-606-3930; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fast Forward Thinking
Michael Blume: Email: email@example.com Phone: (973) 534-4309.
Tutors students in academics as well as SAT and ACT prep. He is extremely well-versed in both tests, is smart, patient, easy to work with, reliable, and affordable tutor who graduated from Yale.
Bryan Cassi: Queens and Long Island only; Phone: (516) 690-4987
Highly recommended tutor for the SHSAT (Specialized High School Test) and for the SAT. Bryan's an excellent tutor, and obviously has an aptitude for teaching. He's very professional, prompt, organized, and provides all study materials. He tailors a curriculum and develops a test strategy based the student's strengths and weaknesses. He also can guide students as to what test their skills mesh most with - the SAT or the ACT. On a personal level, he is very nice and students and families like him very much. Please note; He comes to the student's home for tutoring sessions, once a week for 1.5 hours.
Christina Chestnut, Tutor Associates: Phone: (646) 638-3504, (914) 498-2627; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Specialized Programs
Daniel David: Email: email@example.com, Phone: (646) 683-4858
He provided students personal attention focusing on what Luke needed help with the most. The results were spectacular.
Jeremy Ellison-Gladstone: Email: JeremyEG@gmail.com
SAT I and ACT, all sections, SAT II-Literature, Math Levels 1 and 2, Spanish, Physics, Chemistry
Addresses text anxiety issues, organization and general problem solving techniques.
Sam Emara: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: DO BETTER™ - Emara Academic Solutions
Excellent academic tutor for Math and Spanish (among other subjects). He can very quickly analyze a student’s problem areas and address them. Students have been relieved and grateful that he's a very patient teacher. Additionally, Sam is a great SAT math tutor, and can tutor to prepare students for all math and and science SAT questions. He has also been advising students on SAT prep and timing for taking both the regular SAT and the subject tests.He's very smart and personable. He went to Lab ('99) for high school and gained early decision to Columbia.
Zev Fagin: SAT and ACT Tutor email@example.com 917-342-5724
Scott Farber: Email: ScottF@alisteducation.com
Val Fitzhugh: Phone: (212) 957-9100: http://www.nyclearn.com/
Executive Director, Next Level Learning Center
Melissa Gad: Phone: (203) 521-5291; Email: Gad.firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Garduno: Email: email@example.com; rocketsciencetutor.com; Phone: (646) 926-1043
Upper West Side
Michael Giles: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Park Slope
Richard Goldman: SAT/ACT Tutor phone: (917)543 4592, Email: email@example.com
Taylor Grant-Knight: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone (call or text): (518) 321-1671; Website:sophistai.com
Taylor graduated Magna cum Laude with distinction from Amherst College in mathematics. His particular focus was in mathematical logic. He's such a great teacher and is incredibly enthusiastic about learning. Students actually enjoy their sessions and state that they learned so much with Taylor as their tutor.
He will come to a student's home or meet in a library.
Ricky Greenberg: Phone: (917) 992-9264 or (212)874-0069
Emily Hoffman: Email: email@example.com; Phone: (917) 499-6792
Excellent private SAT tutor. Emily will come to your home, do a diagnostic session with the student, identify strengths and weaknesses, and discuss some preliminary strategies, and continue to assist your child with all SAT related tactics and studies.
Ken Jacobson: Phone: (212) 222-2331; http://www.kentutor.net; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*One parent noted that Ken Jacobson works well with shyer students. He is excellent and has a computer program that she can use for practice between meetings that is nice.
Steven Kreps: Phone: (917) 202-2893; Email: Skreps@nyc.rr.com
Andrew Lee: Email: email@example.com; Phone: (201) 562-3537
Great tutor for SAT's. He brought a student’s scores up by hundreds of points. He was thorough and generous and so easy to work with. The recommending parent really likes him as a person and would love to get him more business. He met with the student at their home on weekday evenings and supplied the student with homework throughout the week. He, himself got a perfect score on the SAT's.
Maggie Levine: maggielevinewritingcoach.com
Helps students write college essays. She is a Beacon parent and english teacher.
Khoi Luu: Phone: (646) 522-0857; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic and SAT prep tutor. Comes highly recommend to Beacon students because she is efficient, patient, flexible, organized, and has a method that works well for her students. She is also easily accessible and goes beyond the call of duty. She can be found on LinkedIn at Carol L. Markman, Education Management. We can also be contacted for her email and telephone number.
Marguerita Merrick M.A., M.Phil: Phone: (347) 249-4224; www.privateacademictutoring.com:Email: email@example.com
James Murphy: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAT and ACT tutor
Rachel Norman: Phone: (917) 415-7311; Email: email@example.com
SAT, ACT, SAT II in Literature, US History and World History
*One parent noted her experience working with students with learning issues.
Jenny Paul: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone (214) 437-8723
A SAT/ACT specialist whose tutoring was invaluable. She helped to raise the SAT scores for Beacon students and helped build confidence for future testing.
Penn Pal Tutors (Founded by a past Beacon teacher)
We are a full-service private tutoring company located in the heart of NYC. We offer a breadth of academic tutoring, standardized test prep, essay writing and application help across the board.
Ryan Phillips: (917) 880-6841; Email: email@example.com
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Judith Rogers: Phone: (646) 335-3245
Philip Roux-Lough: Phone: (646) 715-724; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutor all high school math and physics; specializes in the Math portion of the SAT
Suraj Som: Phone: (718) 216-7392 973 534-4309.
He has worked with Beacon students briefly and has been able to assist in getting their scores to go up significantly. He is very professional and flexible, and is recommend.
David Stein: Phone: (415) 317-3703
Dan Stern: Email: email@example.com
Metro Academic Prep
Shira Stone: Email: Shira623@gmail.com; Phone: (917) 723-1728
Brooklyn based. She can handle any level of math and SAT and ACT prep. What is great about Shira is that he targets her work to area of need. So she quickly assesses strengths and weaknesses and hones in to make the tutoring session most efficient. She has worked with kids from 7th grade through high school as necessary.
Ally Villareal firstname.lastname@example.org and 361-960-0308
Based on UWS. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Columbia University, where she studied in the Latin American and Iberian Cultures department. Comfortable and confident teaching students in any level of Spanish, especially those in upper divisions (took both AP Spanish Language and AP Spanish Literature in high school, and I'm familiar with the curricula). Also worked as a journalist while at Columbia. The New York Times published one of her articles when she was 19 years old. Since then, she's written and placed hundreds of pieces, and is now at a major global news organization. Happy to help high school students hone their college application essays, or work with any student on his or her writing skills.She also have a vast knowledge of the literary canon and history, and could easily tutor world history, U.S. history, or English.
WyzAnt - A Network of Private Tutors https://www.wyzant.com
Recommended Test Prep Companies/Resources
Academic Approach: www.academicapproach.com Phone: (212) 348-4172
Recommended tutor: Nathan Rayman
*One parent noted the availability of multiple tutors to match multiple types of student personalities
Atlas Test Prep: http://atlastestprep.com
Atlas partners with Beacon to offer small group classes at the school.
Bell Curves Offices: Phone: (877) 223-3828
Brooklyn Learning Center: Phone: (718) 935-0400
Cates Tutoring: www.catestutoring.com
Beacon families have been very happy with them. They are able to take student personalities and find great tutors that are excellent matches for them. They are able to help with academic tutoring as well as SAT/ACT prep.
City Smarts: www.citysmarts.net
The founders, Mark and Danielle, have been working with Beacon families for over three years, and are each terrific tutors, easily engaging with students in different styles and methods. They have a great rapport with their students and her teaching methods are innovative and successful. They are patient and is able to simplify complicated math problems - under their guidance students have become efficient, confident and successful. City Smarts has a wide range of tutors that meets the needs of all students. They were altogether thorough and professional and responsive. Special call outs to the founders, Mark and Danielle - each terrific tutors, easily engaging with clementine but each with very different styles and methods.
Educational Talent Search Program for First Generation Students: Contact: Arthur Valiant Ybarra, Program Counselor, Educational Talent Search at John Jay College Phone: (212) 237-8913.
7 week program for 7 Saturdays from March-mid April that includes college workshops, 1.5 hours of SAT math lessons and practice, and 1.5 hours SAT writing/critical reading workshops.There is an SAT practice exam prior to the beginning of the workshops, and one after you have finished the workshops to view any progress. It was helpful in terms of building confidence and using the materials to study even further on my own.
Huntington Learning Center: www.huntingtonhelps.com
Great at one on one tutoring in our home. Experts in both SAT and ACT. They do practice tests to assess strengths, take a personalized approach, are flexible on scheduling, and are communicative.
Kaplan Test Prep
Kaplan has partnered with Beacon to provide Beacon students with the best in test preparation at an affordable price. Providing in person and online tutoring as well as in person and online SAT and ACT classes, Kaplan has got you covered. For more information call our 800 number, 1-800-527-8378, Robin Kaufman, 1-914-364-0336 or go tohttp://kaplanatschool.com/thebeaconschool. Beacon students are also eligible for our on demand course for free. For more information on this offering please go tohttp://kaplanatschool.com/thebeaconschool
Lexicon Academics: Email: email@example.com; Phone: (646) 863-9700
My Learning Springboard: mylearningspringboard.com
Services include subject tutors, test prep, college essays and time management issues. Brad puts together a comprehensive support system with a holistic point of view. Parents have found the tutors all to be very responsive, offering progress reports, answering emails etc. and highly recommend them.
Next Level Tutoring
Joanne and Valerie are outstanding. Valerie takes a lot of time to match your child with a good fit. The emails from Joanne (his actual tutor) were so insightful and well thought out. They really made a difference and help students feel more confident for the ACT. They are expensive so I would not use them for everyday tutoring but I'm sure they would be great.
Practice Questions: http://www.testprepreview.com
Completely FREE SAT/ACT prep site. It has been recently showcased on FreeTech4Teachers. The site features 99th percentile instructors, thousands of practice questions, gamification elements to keep kids engaged. Developed to help the thousands of kids who can't afford the hundreds of dollars for a prep class.
PrivatePrep: Zachary Gilman, NYC Director: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.privateprep.com
They have provided students and families with tutors for World History AP/SAT II, Math ll Sat ll, and the SAT. Each time, they carefully match students up with great tutors that fit them academically and personality wise. They have a center for administering practice test with proctors in a very professional setting. Tests are graded within days and they provide you with intelligent, insightful feedback. Beacon students have benefited from their well thought out tutoring program, including diagnostic testing, analysis, and the prep materials they provide. Each lesson is followed by an email with a review of what they covered and a homework assignment for weekly practice. They also provide subject tutoring and college counseling.
They have been incredibly helpful in terms of SAT tutoring. Their one-on-one tutoring as well as their options for tutoring was assuring that the cost wouldn't be too much. Students have been able to increase their score quickly. Tutors help students focus on their weak points rather than generally going through everything. This is time efficient and financially efficient as well. They also have online course opportunities - you are able to do SAT prep from home which was great as students can be involved with so many activities. The small class size was great.
Plan recommended by Beacon family: If I were to recommend a tutoring plan it would not be the simple $99 an hour tutoring. I would say to choose either the 6 hour for one month for $299 or the 12 hour for one month for $549. This is half the price that they advertise and allows you to see your monthly progress and not feel obligated to keep tutoring until the exam if you don't need to. http://www.revolutionprep.com
SAT Study Guide Zone: http://www.studyguidezone.com/sattest.htm
The Tutoring Collective: http://www.thetutoringcollective.com/lets-talk.html
For everyday tutoring, Laurie Marvald uses a lot of younger tutors that are very smart and good with teens. Her prices are great and she is a wealth of information. She also matches kids up really well and you never feel rushed talking to her for advice - and she has a lot of useful advice to give.
The Princeton Review:
*Dennis Keselman has worked on SAT prep together with Beacon students in a group of four and has been great. Highly recommend, students seem to really like the teachers. Scores kept going up with every practice test, and got the highest scores on the actual test.
*Anne Morrow, Aditya Mehta (email@example.com; (770) 634-6380)
Tutor Associates: Phone: (646) 638-3504; www.tutorassociates.com
Offers separate tutors for Math and Critical Reading portions of the SAT
Online database of services that handles the vetting of the tutors, lets you find someone in your area, read reviews, and, most conveniently for an ongoing arrangement, deals with payment for you. It's very easy to just put in a subject and a zip code and browse.
Recommended tutors found on Wyzant:
Robin W.: She would come for an hour and look at her college art portfolio and give us some advice on which pieces she should send. Not only did she help us with buckets of practical advice about which pieces to send in and how, but she had very wise holistic advice about how to think about portfolios and one's artistic history and future in general.
David M.: Calculus tutor, he was wonderful -- and comparatively cheap -- and, though he tutors all over the city, is based in Park Slope, where many Beacon students live. He meets with my student at the Brooklyn Public Library once a week, and its' just the one-on-one attention she's needed to get through the course that's hardest for her.
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Test Prep Video
We came across this video and felt it would be a good resource for students. This site offers test prep videos for both the SAT and ACT, and are broken down by subject http://www.mometrix.com/academy/