• Why is Ivy Tutors Network a unique service?

    Our tutors are young and fun, they are experienced, flexible and hand-picked to match your child’s needs. The program was started by Lisa Speransky in 2003. Lisa grew up in New York, attending the Bronx High School of Science and then Columbia University. Lisa saw the need for a local service that understands the unique needs of New York’s private and public school students. As we have grown, we have stayed committed to our core values: hand-picked tutor matches, personal attention via phone and email at times that are convenient for you, only the best tutors, and affordable rates.

  • How do you set up students with tutors?

    We match students with tutors weighing personality, skill level and many other factors. For instance, students for whom studying seems boring and a drag can meet with tutors at a coffee shop or be invited to the Columbia University campus to work among young people who all take school very seriously. When you call us, you can tell us if your child has a specific hobby or interest and we’ll be sure to pass that on to any tutor he/she will be working with. We want to make sure students are extremely comfortable with their tutors and we try our best to ensure that this happens.

  • Where does tutoring take place?

    Most families prefer for tutors to come to their homes. We are happy to offer this service, provided that the roundtrip travel time for the tutor is not excessive. Some students find their home environment to be distracting, either due to a younger sibling or just familiar circumstances. In this case, other arrangements can always be made.

  • How are tutors chosen and why are the tutors that are part of this network students themselves?

    Our tutors are beyond qualified and go through an intense interview process to ensure that they are (1) experts in their respective subjects, and (2) are able to present and convey complicated information in a clear fashion. Most importantly, however, our tutors connect with children on a level that older adults and parents are not always able to access. Most of our September-June tutors are enrolled in Columbia University as students. In Summer, these tutors are often replaced by other Ivy students who come home for the Summer break. High School students who are college bound profit from the college experiences their tutors are able to share with them.

  • How long has Ivy Tutors Network been around?

    We have been operating as a service for 14 years but, of course, our tutors had all been teaching privately or with other companies before we joined forces. If you have other questions, please send them to info@ivytutorsnetwork.com or call 1-800-476-0596 for immediate assistance.



IVY Tutors Network is not affiliated with, or approved by, The Ivy League or its member universities.