Your student is unique. Don’t settle for a one-size-fits-all approach from a big-box tutoring company. Our one-on-one, in-home or online tutoring is the ultimate test-prep and supplemental educational service.
We’ll get to know who you are and what your goals are. Then, we’ll customize a path forward.
In home, at school, or in a café, our tutors travel to you. Just let us know, and we’ll be there.
An hour a day, three days a week? Or three hours, once a week? We accommodate any schedule.
Improving grades and scores is important. So too is building a life-long love of learning.
We aim to increase confidence and self-esteem. Say goodbye to anxiety, nervousness, and self-doubt!
Tests aren't going away anytime soon (just ask your doctor, lawyer, or accountant). We help build skills that last a lifetime.
Don’t roll the dice trying out one tutor after another. We’ve already found the best educators so you don’t have to.
Our standards are so high that we hire fewer than 3% of applicants. See how our 5-step process saves you time and leads to the best possible outcome for your student.
All candidates submit a detailed application package to us describing their expertise and experience.
At this first stage, we look for candidates who have:
Those candidates with exceptional applications are scheduled for a phone or video interview.
During this intial meeting, we:
Very few candidates advance to meet our team for a second-round interview.
When we do meet with candidates, we:
One of the final steps in our process is to confirm our evaluation. To do so, we reach out to the real world to make sure we’re not missing anything.
Our tutors are the face of our brand. After we invite applicants to join our team of tutors, we:
We’re here to help with everything from high-stakes testing to academic support.
It's harder than ever to stand above other applicants. A great test score - even at "test optional" schools - can make a big difference. Standardized testing is constantly evolving - we can help your family navigate these changes.
We grew up in NYC, and know the SHSAT like nobody else. The SHSAT is one of the only ways to guarantee a seat in a great high school in NYC. Work with only the most experienced instructors for this high-stakes exam.
For students applying to independent day or boarding schools, we've got you covered no matter your student's grade. We provide
Get those coveted 5's and make a double degree in college that much easier to obtain.
We can assist with K-12 subjects including:
Connect with us to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.
The Tutorverse brought my son from zero to sixty in three months: they tutored my son in fifth grade for the ISEE and he was admitted to Riverdale Country School. Seven years later, the Tutorverse again stepped in for SAT tutoring; my son is now attending Johns Hopkins University. More, his tutors have been his lifelong supporters and friends; our family feels so fortunate that we met Marcus and Jeff and their incredible team!
The one-on-one tutoring experience has been a real success. My daughter has seen improvement and feels far more confident than she ever has about the upcoming exams. She and Rebecca are a very good fit; Rebecca is patient and encouraging, and really takes my daughter's lead in identifying and working through challenging elements of the test prep. Also, the flexibility Rebecca has shown around scheduling has been a boon.
Thank you so much Hannah for your time and commitment to Lulu's growth! Your support and expertise have been a huge factor in Lulus confidence and progress this past year. We appreciate it so much!
I think both tutors were great! I actually feel kind of terrible that it took me so long to get this going, because clearly my son was quietly struggling, and remote school isn’t really conducive to addressing that. So to see him so enthusiastic about starting to “get” things was fantastic. My son worked on his upcoming homework and I think reviewed some of the things he’s having trouble with (factoring) with James. I know they got on really well, and Rebecca's note about helping to rebuild his confidence about Spanish was so lovely and really made him feel good.
The sessions with Abraham went really well. My son likes him a lot and finds his teaching easy to follow. From listening in myself from time to time, I thought Abraham to be a very motivated and engaging tutor. My son has benefited a lot from the poetry instruction - Abraham gave him a good framework with which to approach the analysis, which helped him figure out where to begin with understanding the poems and how to choose the best answer.
We are so pleased with everything. There is a real need for you in Chicago. The test prep companies here all use a generic formula meant to cover the ISEE, HSPT, and selective enrollment exam, but the kids never get experience with the different types of questions on the actual tests. This is probably why the average ISEE scores here tend to be lower than in NY. I did send your information to the head of high school placement at my daughter's school. Thanks for everything and we will be back for the SAT next year!
Tutorverse definitely played a huge factor in helping our son scoring high enough on the SHSAT to be awarded a spot at Stuyvesant High School. Our work with Tutorverse was solely through one of their private tutors, who was excellent! Had it not been for him, I don’t think our son would have gotten into Stuyvesant.
Frederick is amazing. He’s engaging and approachable and breaks down a daunting amount of material into manageable pieces. He follows up with detailed progress updates, strengths, and challenges, and provides us with practice and assessment materials so that each session is of maximum use.
Just wanted to let you know that my son got his scores back: three 7s and an 8. We were super happy with these!! And Marko helped him tremendously. He was patient, thorough, knowledgeable, and made it fun for Evan. We are really grateful for all of your help!!! Marko is the best!
We haven’t quite mastered time warp 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.
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).
No matter who your tutor is, you can rest assured that you will be working with a patient, passionate, and empathetic professional who possess strong subject-matter expertise. And, all of our tutors have at least five years of relevant post-graduate teaching experience and at least a four-year degree.
We typically match tutors with students based on four factors:
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.
Our tutors have worked with students in school (either during or after school hours), in libraries, in coffee shops, or even in 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 video chat platforms like Zoom or Classrooms!
We've been tutoring online since before it was cool (or necessary)! Tutors use the platform that works best for the student (typically Zoom). Both student and tutor are able to collaborate using the digital whiteboard while also seeing and hearing one another. Depending on the student's set up, he or she can also can communicate in writing using a stylus, mouse, or finger. This is perfect for working through tricky math problems!
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.
We’ll do everything we can to help your family get a tutor, even if it’s a same-day (within 24 hours) 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.
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 and help manage expectations.
You bet! We have a very generous tutoring referral policy. Please refer to our policies page for more information.
Our agency handles all payments. There’s no need to pay or tip the tutors directly (phew!).
All payments for class tuition and tutoring packages are processed upon checkout.
If you choose our pay-as-you-go tutoring plan, the first hour of tutoring will be billed upon checkout and will be applied to your first hour of tutoring. After that, we’ll bill your card every two weeks for any charges incurred (tutoring, practice tests, etc.) based on the agreed-upon hourly tuition.
If you prepay for a package of hours, you'll pay when you check out, and we'll draw down on your prepayment like a credit on your account. When you're running low on hours, 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 hourly tuition.
Don’t worry: we send a detailed receipt for all credit card transactions and prepayment activity!
For your protection, we don't store any credit card information on our site, and your transaction is protected by bank-level encryption.
If you purchased tutoring credits directly, the dollar value of those credits never expire. For example, if you purchased 10 hours of tutoring for $100 and only used 8 hours, your account would have a credit of $20 remaining. We would apply this credit toward any future purchases.
If you received tutoring credits as a result of a promotion (auction voucher, class, etc.), consult the terms and conditions printed or posted on the promotional material. In the absence of any printed or posted terms and conditions, all tutoring credits received must be redeemed by the end of the calendar year in which it was issued. Tutoring credits expire at the end of the calendar year in which they were issued.
Not all subjects and tests are created equal. Our tutoring tiers reflect both the subject-matter expertise required and the experience level of our tutors.
This is our base tier for Elementary (K-5) Academic Support and Common Core State Exams (3-5) tutoring. Tutors in this tier have a four-year degree and 5+ years of relevant, professional teaching experience.
This is our base tier for Middle School (6-8) Academic Support and Common Core State Exam readiness. It is also the base tier for SHSAT and TACHS/HSPT tutoring. All tutors in this tier have at least a four-year degree and 5+ years of relevant, professional teaching experience. To work with a tutor with even more experience for these areas, consider our Premier tier.
This is our base tier for High School (9-12) Academic Support, High School Test Prep, ISEE/SSAT tutoring, and SAT/ACT tutoring. All tutors in this tier have advanced degrees or 10+ years of relevant, professional teaching experience. To work with a tutor with even more experience for these areas, consider our Principal or Founder tiers.
Tutors in this tier can support any of the subjects and tests indicated above. Tutors in this tier have advanced degrees or 15+ years of relevant, professional teaching experience.
Our founder, Marcus, specializes in all levels of the ISEE and the SHSAT. He has been helping students prepare for these exams for over 20 years and is the architect of our best-selling ISEE workbooks and class curriculums.
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.
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.