About – The Tutorverse
Discover The Tutorverse

Making the universe brighter, one student at a time

Background noise can be confusing

We’ll help you separate fact from fiction.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there. We stay updated on all of the latest changes to entrance exams, admissions, and educational standards so you don’t have to. Let our expertise help you define and attain your goals.

Tutoring

Experienced tutors lead students through an individualized path to success.

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Classes

Small classes and expert teachers help students realize their greatest potential.

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Books

Standard-setting workbooks set the record straight and provide reliable prep materials.

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A Message from Mission Control

Like ‘em or hate ‘em, standardized tests are a fact of life.

Luckily, taking standardized tests (and doing well on them) is a skill that can be learned and practiced. Like you, we know that a student is not defined by his or her test scores. Still, we know that students who engage in test prep become better at taking standardized tests. This, in turn, can lead to higher scores and incremental opportunities.

The Truth is out there

Behold: answers to frequently asked questions!

Tutoring Services

Where does tutoring take place?

That’s up to you! Most of our students are tutored from the convenience of their own homes. However, if for some reason this won’t work (home is too distracting, or home is outside of our in-person service zones), we’ll do our best to find an alternative.More InformationLess Information

Our tutors have worked with students in school (either during or after school hours), in libraries, coffee shops, or even bookstores. When arranged in advance, and when space permits, we are also able to accommodate tutoring in our corporate offices, as well. We also work with students around the country using an awesome interactive online platform!

Is The Tutorverse in my neighborhood?

The Tutorverse works with students all over the world. Our tutors are available to work with students in person in most Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods. Tutors are happy to travel anywhere within New York City provided that travel time does not exceed 30 minutes between appointments.
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If a family lives more than 30 minutes outside of Manhattan, we will make every effort to find a mutually convenient location for sessions to take place. If you live in another part of the world, don’t fret! Contact us to request an interactive online tutoring demo.

Online tutoring? How does this futuristic service work?

Think of it like Skype or Facetime meets a digital whiteboard. Both student and teacher can see and hear the other. Using the digital whiteboard, both student and teacher can communicate in writing (using a stylus, mouse, or finger). This is perfect for working through tricky math problems!

This sounds great. When can my tutor come?

We haven’t quite mastered timewarp yet, but trust us to take care of finding a tutor for you that can work with your schedule. While the tutors do manage their own schedules, they are generally available after school and on weekends. We can accommodate families that request lessons before or during the school day, as well.

Who will be my tutor? Do I get to choose?

We know you’re busy – that’s why we pride ourselves in being a full-service agency (no more slogging through hundreds of unvetted, online tutor profiles).

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We typically match tutors with students based on four factors:

  • The student’s needs and personality.
  • The family’s goals.
  • The tutor’s skills, experience, and personality.
  • The location and availability of student, family, and tutor.

Can you accommodate learning differences?

We work with many educators that hold advanced degrees in and are thoroughly experienced with various learning differences. When you register for tutoring, you’ll have an opportunity to let us know about any learning differences your child may have.

Can you guarantee a certain test score or admission?

While it is impossible for any tutor to guarantee a certain test score (and we strongly caution parents from hiring any tutor that does guarantee such a thing!), we work closely with both students and parents to make sure that they achieve their absolute highest potential score. We also offer several full-length practice tests throughout the year in order to gauge progress.

How much does tutoring cost?

Ad hoc tutoring is billed hourly. We do offer pre-paid packages of 5, 10, or more hours. Rates vary, depending on the service being provided, so please contact us so that we may discuss our fees.

How does payment work?

Our agency handles all payments. There’s no need to pay or tip the tutors directly (phew!).More InformationLess Information

If you elect to pay as you go, we’ll take down some important information, including a credit card number, when you register for tutoring. Every two weeks, we’ll bill your card for any charges incurred (tutoring, practice tests, etc) based on the agreed-upon rate.

If you prepay for a package of 5, 10, or 30 hours of tutoring, you’ll pay when you check out, and we’ll draw down on your prepayment like a credit on your account. When your prepayment is almost fully utilized, we’ll reach out to let you know. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll continue billing at the default pay-as-you-go rate.

For your protection, we don’t store any credit card information on our site; your sensitive card data is only stored on our payment processor’s secure servers.

Don’t worry – we  send a detailed receipt for all credit card transactions and prepayment activity!

Can you help with same-day tutoring emergencies (requests with fewer than 24 hours’ notice)?

We’ll do everything we can to help your family get a tutor, even if it’s a last minute request. Since our tutors are in such high demand, we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to find a tutor for such a request. Please refer to our policies page for more information.

I just LOVE being part of The Tutorverse! Can I be rewarded for spreading the word?

You bet! We have a very generous tutoring referral policy. Please refer to our policies page for more information.

Classes

What kind of classes do you offer?

You can check out our current list of classes here. Don’t see what you want? Send us an email or give us a call – we’ll see what we can do! We generally need 8-10 students to start a new class, and have incentives in place for parents who can build interest!

How do you use technology to help improve learning?

We use a system called GradeCam, which allows students to submit homework assignments and view the results of their homework and practice tests. Enrolled students will receive a login code from us. Forget your code? Write us an email and we’ll send you a reminder!

How large are your classes?

Our private classes range from about 8 to 14 students. To make sure students receive as much individualized attention as possible in a classroom setting, we will always maintain a single-digit student-to-teacher ratio.

The class I want to register for isn’t open yet. Can you put me on a waitlist?

Absolutely! Send us an email and we’ll gladly put you on our mailing list for when our next registration rolls around.

What happens if I miss a class or practice test?

We strongly encourage students to attend every class and practice test; however, if a student knows that he or she will be unable to attend a class, please let us know a week in advance to help us plan. If the student can get notes from a classmate, even better! At our discretion, we may offer students who missed class a private make-up lesson. These lessons are billed at standard tutoring rates, minus a prorated credit based on the amount paid for class.

What if I need to withdraw from class?

We’re sorry to see you go, but know that sometimes life happens. Please refer to our policies page for more information.

Who teaches your classes?

All of our teachers go through a rigorous, 3-part interview process. A typical teacher will have years of classroom or tutoring experience. Many are also certified to teach in NY State.

Books

How do I purchase a workbook?

If you’re an individual user (like a tutor, parent, or student), you can get the best prices on our Amazon store.

Do you offer bulk pricing?

We do! If you’re making an order of fifty or more books, please contact us so we can discuss pricing and terms.

I think I may have found a mistake in your book. Can I tell you about it?

Please do! We work very hard to thoroughly proofread our books, but sometimes things slip through the cracks. If you find an error in one of our books, please tell us about it! We keep a record of all of these changes, so even those with older editions can stay in the know. Find out more on our books page.

Still a bit lost? No problem.