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  • Featured in US News & World Report, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and more

  • Degrees from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, and more

  • Admissions office experience at Harvard and Yale

INCREASE Admissions Guru, Keith Berman
Options for College President and Founder
Certified Educational Planner
BA, Yale University; M.Ed, Harvard; M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education

Keith Berman is a Roy E. Larsen Award recipient from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and has held several admissions positions at Ivy League institutions. He worked for Yale University as a Senior Interviewer, and a three-year member of the Undergraduate Recruitment Office. He also held an Interviewer position at the Harvard College Admissions Office. He has won awards from Harvard University, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, AmeriCorps, and the New York City Teaching Fellowship.

 

He earned his B.A. as a double major at Yale University and his M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. His other experiences include being a school teacher in the New York City public school system, being a guidance counselor at multiple New York City private schools, training hundreds of guidance counselors worldwide, earning an M.S.Ed. at Bank Street College, and being a researcher at a Washington, D.C. education think tank, developing a national testing project and working on technology and special education issues of national importance. 

"For far too long, talented students have droned through practice exams without learning anything from their tutors. You can't 'mindlessly study' -- it's time we took an active approach to mentoring and teaching in the tutoring industry."

Featured/quoted in:

  • US News & World Report America’s Best Colleges

  • Chicago Tribune

  • Boston Magazine

  • Education Update

  • Westchester Magazine

  • And many more

 

Recent speaking engagements:

  • Scholar Search Educational Forum

  • Summer Institute for the Gifted Programs at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, UC Berkeley, and more

  • Ernst & Young Today’s Families Network

  • Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association

  • CTY Pathways to College at MIT, Columbia, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

  • And many more 

Our Tutors

Tutor: Charles

Location: New York, NY

Works: Remotely/In person in NY area

 

Charles has extensive experience tutoring students of all ability levels, including those with learning disabilities, for the SAT, ACT and a variety of academic topics.  He graduated from Harvard University in 2011 with a degree in Government and a secondary field in History of Art and Architecture. During his undergraduate tenure, Charles studied abroad in Paris and completed a fellowship at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  His senior thesis focused on the social movements in minority communities in the Mississippi Delta.

 

Charles has worked for the past two years as a manager of product innovation at Allied Health Media, an online education startup based in New York City. Previously, he worked in consulting and the tech industry. In his spare time, Charles enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and raising money for charities by running marathons. 

HARVARD

Tutor: Jackie

Location: Queens, NY

Works: Remotely/In person in NY area

 

Jackie holds a B.S. from Cornell University in Natural Resources, concentrating in applied ecology, where she studied the spatial and temporal effects of the blue-green algae of Oneida Lake.  While enrolled at Cornell, Jackie prepared dozens of students for the SAT in addition to tutoring elementary school students through a community service organization.  

 

Jackie is the wetlab assistant at The River Project, a marine science field station based on the Lower Hudson River.In her spare time, Jackie enjoys reading microhistories on a wide variety of topics. She also enjoys learning about aquatic life, especially information concerning her two favorite animals, the coelacanth and the ocean sunfish.

CORNELL

Tutor: Katie 

Location: New York, NY

Works: Remotely/In person in NY area

 

Katie graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science in 2009, then worked in the finance industry for several years before deciding to pursue her M.D. She is currently a student at Columbia University. She has over a decade of tutoring experience and enjoys working with students of all ages.

 

Katie is passionate about helping people develop their confidence and academic intuition as well as their test scores.When she's not teaching, Katie enjoys: dancing to Taylor Swift, reading anything she can get her hands on (but especially sci fi/fantasy), baking unhealthy things and attempting to learn Spanish.

MIT

Tutor: Megan 

Location: Washington, DC

Works: Remotely/In person in DC area

 

Megan is a graduate of Harvard University, where she received a B.A. in Neurobiology with a Secondary Field in Dramatic Arts. She has helped students prepare for the SAT for several years, as well as providing tutoring in subjects including Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Algebra II, and English, for levels ranging from middle school through AP and college level. Megan also designed the curriculum for a weekly STEM extracurricular program for 6th and 7th graders.

 

Outside of her tutoring activities, Megan is a professional dancer in NYC after having been actively involved in the dance community at Harvard. She directed the Harvard Radcliffe Modern Company, was named an Emerging Choreographer by the Harvard Dance Department, and produced many performances on campus. 

HARVARD

Tutor: Mickey

Location: New York, NY

Works: Remotely/In person in NY area

 

Mickey attended the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Actuarial Science and Finance. Mickey is an experienced SAT, ACT and GRE tutor. 

 

Since graduation, Mickey has taken standardized tests for a living as an actuary, earning his associateship in 2014. He is also Director of Photography for Filmelodic, a series of new stories drawn from classical music and screened with live musicians.

 

In addition to tutoring academic subjects, Mickey has taught students photography, software such as Adobe Lightroom and Microsoft Excel, and provided career advice for soon-to-be and recent college graduates. 

NYU STERN

Tutor: Winnie 

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Works: Remotely/In person in NY area

 

Winnie is a 2014 graduate from Cornell University. She holds a B.A. in Psychology with a focus on human development, in particular children, adolescence and education. She also has minors in Law & Society, and Inequality Studies. With an interest in prison reform, she volunteered as an undergrad with the Cornell Prison Education Program and taught writing at Auburn Correctional Facility. 

After graduating, she worked at a nonprofit before moving onto entrepreneurship. She is currently working on her own educational technology startup, creating an online platform for student communities. Winnie has experience working with students of various levels and firmly believes in catering her teaching methods to specific learning styles of students. Winnie is passionate about young people and mentoring and is currently a mentor in the SEO Scholars program. In her spare time, she enjoys attending concerts, traveling, and powerlifting.

CORNELL

Tutor: Chris

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Works: Remotely/In person in NY area

 

Chris attended the University of Kansas as a National Merit Scholar before attaining an MA in Media Studies at The New School. While in college he was active in student politics, wrote for the University newspaper, and hosted a radio show that was featured in Rolling Stone.

 

He has spent the past decade tutoring New York City students one-on-one and in classroom settings in a wide variety of subjects including writing, test-prep and coursework. Chris has tutored for organizations including the New York Public Library and 826NYC, where he has helped students create short films, radio plays, graphic novels, chapbooks, and other outlets for creative expression. He also once built a Van der Graaf generator for the organization's Superhero Supply Co. storefront.

 

In his spare time, Chris writes reviews and media criticism for varied outlets, and hosted a roundtable comic book discussion podcast for over one hundred episodes.

THE NEW SCHOOL

Tutor: Stephen

Location: New York, NY

Works: Remotely/In person in NY area

 

Stephen graduated from Cornell University in 2014 with a B.S. in Human Biology, Health, and Society and a minor in Global Health. Stephen is an experienced tutor, and began tutoring Biology and Chemistry while at Cornell. Since graduating, he has been tutoring students for the SAT, ACT, MCAT, and various academic subjects. Stephen is currently a medical scribe for CityMD at its Upper West Side location, where he works closely with doctors to provide medical care for patients. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. 

CORNELL

Tutor: Lloyd 

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Works: Remotely/In person in NY area

 

Lloyd has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania and is currently a Post-Baccalaureate student at Columbia University studying Computer Science. He is an experienced tutor with strong mathematical skills who started teaching friends algebra and trigonometry tricks while he was studying for his own SATs in high school. Beyond his outstanding performance on college-entrance exams, Lloyd has performed in the 99th percentile on the GMAT and passed the Series 7, 63, and 55.

 

Lloyd worked in the financial sector for years, first in a sales capacity and then as a fixed income trader. Aside from standardized tests, Lloyd is extremely proficient with Microsoft Excel and knows his way around a New York Times crossword puzzle.

WHARTON

Tutor: Ellen

Location: New York, NY

Works: Remotely/In person in NY area

 

Ellen received Bachelor’s degrees in German and Music from the Schreyer Honors College of Penn State University before earning her Master’s in Classical Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music.  She discovered her love of teaching in grad school when it became a habit to hang out in the library and help her foreign classmates with recitative and aria translations. She started tutoring in the New York City area shortly after graduation, and has experience teaching ages 9 through 29, both one-on-one and in classroom situations, in tests ranging from the lower level ISEE to the GRE.  Her favorite subject to tutor is math—particularly to students who are under the impression that they are better at English!

 

When she isn’t tutoring, Ellen continues to appear in operas and recitals around the world. She has spent time living and performing in Austria, France, Italy, Germany, and China, and her current tally of languages sung in is eight.  She also teaches voice and recently led a seminar on sustainable speaking technique at the regional summit of a Fortune 50 company.

SCHREYER HONORS COLLEGE - PSU,

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

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