From Our Founder
Fifteen years ago, I started a company that helped change the landscape of tutoring and test preparation in New York City. I was 20 years old at the time and a student at Columbia University (after having graduated from Bronx Science). My vision was to build a network of Ivy League students and graduates who would act as tutors and mentors for school-aged kids through the 12th grade. I am proud to say that this vision is now a reality!
IVY is New York’s leader in subject help and test preparation, known for the best hires, knowledgeable service and reasonable pricing. We work with New York students to help them achieve their scholastic potential, retain knowledge, increase confidence, and receive higher scores on exams. Whatever the student’s needs, we’ve been there, and we can share our expertise with you. In fact, thousands of families have counted on us over the years to provide professional and energetic tutors who are able to connect to students on a level parents and teachers cannot always reach.
Education is not one-size-fits-all. We offer a highly personalized service and that’s one of the reasons it works so well. My promise to our clients is that we will find the right match for your child – your child will excel in school, have a deeper understanding of the coursework, have increased confidence overall and will learn valuable skills from an elite group of hand-picked tutors, skills that will carry him/her through high school, college and beyond.
FOUNDER AND CEO
Lisa grew up in New York City, attending specialized public schools PS 87, Delta (MS 54) and Bronx Science, and then went on to get her BA at Columbia University. While in High School, Lisa tutored younger students with great success. When she no longer had time to tutor in college, Lisa kept receiving calls from parents looking for the same kind of care and attention she had shown to her students. She instantly understood that there was a gap in the NYC market for a reliable tutoring service. So began Ivy Tutors Network in 2003. While running her education company, Lisa has also had a 13-year corporate career in consumer products, spending 3 of those years in a C-level role before returning to IVY to pursue her mission to make personalized education more accessible.
Richard helps parents find the perfect tutors for their children. Education has always been his top priority. After Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, he taught 3rd graders in East Harlem, then 7th grade Vietnamese students in an anti-gang program in Brooklyn. Both his sons were blessed with wonderful teachers at PS 87, MS 54 Delta and Beacon. He served 11 years on the PS87 Parents Association board and founded a school garden where he taught. He now conducts alumni interviews for Brown. An award-winning filmmaker for more than 30 years, Richard also creates videos for students applying to college.
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