Winning Test Prep Services in New York


Our students are accepted into the best schools year after year! Every year, we have students who achieve a perfect 1600 SAT or 36 ACT, while others break a 1400 or a 32. Many of our students go up by as many as 300 points on the SAT or 5 points on the ACT from prior tests. Read our latest testimonials here or contact us for references!

Customized Expertise: 15 Years Strong!

Our test prep help is tailored to each child's, or school's, specific needs. We've seen it all and we provide the sustained and focused attention necessary to put each student in the best position to succeed.

Rock Star Tutors, Proven Strategies

Our tutors are graduates of top tier universities and score extremely high on standardized tests. We interview, screen and hand-pick our tutors, checking references and past results. We teach test subject matter and specific exam tricks in the most efficient way possible so students can learn the test, reach their highest potential score as quickly as possible and then move on with their lives!

Proprietary Materials

Our SAT® and ACT® manual include test-taking strategies and techniques designed exclusively for IVY. Our manuals show quick and easy tricks for solving any type of problem you can encounter on test day, and feature problems and solutions broken into problem types to make studying more efficient.

Free Mock Tests

Mock testing is available at our centrally located Midtown Manhattan location every weekend. What's better? It's included in the price of the hourly tutoring sessions. Rest assured, we only use real SAT and ACT questions in our practice tests.

Take a test for free every week if you like.. because practice makes perfect!

Convenient, Caring Service

Our private and personalized test preparation tutoring is there whenever and wherever you need it! Our tutors come to your home or a convenient location near school or the office. Pay as you go and only schedule additional sessions after you've seen results!

We're open 7 days a week and pick up the phone to offer advice and free consultations anytime.

Call us today at 212-519-1981 or email

Have questions about a specific exam? Not sure whether to take the SAT or ACT? Wondering if it's too late to start studying for the SHSAT? Lisa & Richard are here to help! We pick up the phone everyday and we answer emails promptly. We can help guide you in the right direction and find you a fantastic IVY tutor when you are ready

From the Blog

Everything you need to know about the SHSAT...

An average of 30,000 NYC eighth graders take the SHSAT every October. This 3-hour test is the only criterion for gaining entry into one New York City’s nine specialized public schools.

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Tips to Ace Reading Comprehension

The SAT is all about confidence. Whether you’re learning tricks, memorizing vocabulary, or taking weekly practice exams, SAT/ACT preparation is about getting to know the exam and gaining confidence in your skills.

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SAT & ACT Basics

The ACT includes a science section. If science and quantitative analysis (think: reading and analyzing graphs) are difficult for you, the SAT may be a better choice. Although both tests require you to adhere to a tight timeline, the ACT is definitely the tougher test if you work more slowly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Others Are Saying

We have enjoyed the SAT tutoring and our daughter’s performance has vastly improved with your help—you made her dig deeper. We appreciate your help, feedback, time, thought, and overall generosity. And you’re a nice guy— what a great combination!

My son Andrew is about to go off to University of Chicago, and we feel we owe it all to Ivy League Tutors--you, Marcus, Justin , et al.

My daughter now feels confident in her math abilities and is actually enjoying participating in class and showing that she knows what’s going on. It’s been a great experience.

I was admitted to Columbia The School of Engineering through early decision!!! I want to thank you for your support.

Thanks to you and to George who had committed 200% of yours and his efforts to help our daughter to get to the score of 1520 in such a short time! Great, great jobs for both of you! I think she is ready for the upcoming college application processes.