Standardized test prep (including the ACT, the SAT, and the ISEE) is one of the most crucial areas for students to get extra help, and it is our most commonly requested subject. The increased weight put on standardized testing by school admissions boards over the past two decades has made getting a standardized test prep tutor a near necessity. Whether it's a couple sessions or a full course, every extra minute spent practicing for these tests with one of our tutors yields dividends. Visit our ACT and SAT page to learn more about our amazing, low cost courses!
If it's an academic subject taught in school, we have a tutor for it. Not only that, but we have a phenomenal tutor for it. We specialize in Middle School and High School students, but we routinely work with Elementary School and Collegiate level students as well. Math, Science, History, English, the Languages, and countless specialty classes: We have someone perfect for you.
Even if your student didn’t have trouble with Pre-Algebra, we are never surprised to see students develop problems with Algebra 1. At this level, Math supersedes mere equations and becomes more like a language! Deep understanding and fluid thought process become more and more relevant, and the further down the path they go, the more vital this understanding of the concepts becomes. It is immensely important to make sure that the student grasps the subject early on, rather than waiting too far down the line to ask for help.
Just as your student begins to understand the complexities of Algebra, they can be hit hard with Geometry. This, unfortunately, is a subject that not only requires comprehension, but also memorization. With proofs and theorems that hold true through advanced Math, this is a subject that can require help from our most experienced tutors.
The introduction to really tough Math, Algebra 2 is often where the future of a students’ Math trajectory is set. Because multivariable equations and factoring that must be conceptualized rather than memorized, this is a subject whose mastery is necessary for Calculus. As a great deal of emphasis is placed on the skills gained in Calculus, it is thus very important to prepare our Algebra 2 students for success.
Pre-Calculus is the introduction to the most advanced discipline of high school Math. Without the proper preparation in Pre-Calculus, Calculus can be anywhere from a nightmare to a class that won’t even be on their transcript! Let us help prepare your student to have the most prestigious Math subject on their high school course list.
The pinnacle of high school Math, and such an important subject for students bound for elite colleges, this is the one of our most common requests for help, and we are well-equipped to provide it! Calculus is its own Language and its own Science, as well as its own Math. How do equations become 3 dimensional volumes and how are those volumes turned back into equations? Our parents often love to help their students with Math, but become lost with Calculus, and we don’t blame them. It’s a job for the experts, and Ivy Prep has a team of tutors that consider this subject a second language.
The aim of statistics is to extract meaning from data. A specialized course that introduces techniques for visualizing relationships in data and systematic techniques for understanding relationships using mathematics. Increasing popular in high school curriculums, students are expected to apply mathematics concepts to real-world scenarios!
The study of life! A fascinating, and oftentimes hands-on class, Biology is often very intriguing to the High School student but also laden with complex detail and constant categorization - this is a subject which requires immersion into the whole structure in order to truly grasp the concepts, as the world and its living organisms are so closely interconnected. Regardless of your students challenges, our tutors excel in the subject and are ready to help.
From the periodic table to stoichiometry and beyond, Chemistry is a fascinating subject that is a challenge for many of our students. This is specialist subject that requires not only discreet knowledge, but also a deeper understanding, and often a tutor. We regularly see students who become frustrated or despondent by Chemistry, and our tutors counter that with an emphasis on confidence, discipline, and creative study strategy.
The most mathematic of the Science courses, this is a subject that’s practical implications span far outside the classroom and into everyday life. It’s a pivotal course for students to engage fully and understand, regardless of their disciplines down the line. Our Physics tutors are immensely talented and eager to answer all of your students questions, from force and motion to electro-magnetism.
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master" - Ernest Hemingway. A key building block for any professional or academic occupation, composition teaches the importance of writing succinctly, persuasively, and grammatically correct. Ivy Prep will do its best to prove Hemingway wrong by teaching students the fundamentals of constructing a well-crafted essay.
It’s quite common for students to struggle with English and Grammar at all levels, particularly Freshman year and as they enter AP classes. At Ivy Prep, we place a major emphasis on developing critical thinking as a foundational tool. Once the student has acquired the ability to analyze literature and properly construct and destruct sentence structure and vocabulary, acing English becomes a much more manageable task.
The backbone of language and the structure by which the written word is coded. At times seemingly scientific, students offen struggle with the rules and technicalities of grammar. Ivy Prep's staff of expert grammar tutors help to break down sentence structure to a molecular level, leaving students with a clear blueprint of writing fundamentals.
The story of our own country’s great history is a often a joy to some and a challenge for many. At Ivy Prep, we emphasize critical thinking in addition to memorization techniques in order to master the many details and storylines of US History. When determining how past events transpired and their relevance today, it’s pivotal to not only know what happened but also have the analytical skill set to decipher its historical and cultural significance.
As it’s further reaching and spanning the globe, students often struggle more with World History than they do with US - as the people and places hold less immediate significance to their everyday lives. In addition to critical thinking and memorization, this subject requires an acquaintance with unfamiliar geography and new cultures, culminating in a wealth of information to be learned for each test. In order to ease the burden, we suggest the creation of a long term study plan on this subject in order to ensure success and avoid a last minute cram session.
The second language of our flagship city, Los Angeles, as well as the primary language much of the western hemisphere, Spanish is often the choice amongst high school students. With so much nuance and so many exceptions to standard rules, we are well-acquainted with the confusing process of learning the language from basic to advanced Spanish. As with all languages, we stress discipline and confidence.
Mais oui! Unquestionably one of the most beautiful languages on the planet, French is not without its difficulties. At Ivy Prep, we have tutors on staff who are fluent in the language with many years of experience teaching, who would love to help your young Francophile-training. Mastering French involves disciplined focus on verb tenses and conjugations, accents, idioms, and memorization - but above all, learning a new language requires practice, practice, practice.
As perhaps the most burgeoning modern language, Mandarin is an incredibly relevant and challenging subject for Ivy Prep students. With almost nothing in common with English, Mandarin requires dedication, discipline, and incredible patience. Our fluent tutors will help your student master this difficult but very relevant language!
While some may call Latin a dead language, we consider it very much alive on our students’ curriculums, offering a backbone to all the Romance languages and distinct applicability in law and medicine. At Ivy Prep, we have multiple Latin tutors on staff who are not only fluent in the language, but also excel in the history of the subject, setting us apart and offering your student the utmost in attention to detail on the subject.
With more emphasis on Science, this test is similar to the SAT but has its own set of unique strategies and practice that ultimately result in a students’ success. As a company that teaches to the whole student, we don’t love that, but we would never downplay its importance. Our tutors offer proper instruction in all of the nuances and strategies of this behemoth test while also setting up study strategies and time management skills that will set your student up for success.
Perhaps the gold standard of standardized testing, this test can be the determining factor in whether or not your student gets into their dream school! As a company that teaches to the whole student, we don’t love that, but we would never downplay its importance. Our tutors offer proper instruction in all of the nuances and strategies of this behemoth test while also setting up study strategies and time management skills that will set your student up for success.
If your student is applying to a private middle school or high school, they are likely taking the ISEE, and it can be a daunting challenge. For many students, it is truly their introduction to the world of standardized testing, and the pressure of the results and their implication can be overwhelming. Ivy Prep tutors not only help the students prepare, but also take pressure off the parents. Let us help your student learn the basics of taking a standardized test all the way through and implementing the best practices when answering difficult questions with lightning speed and confidence!
For those who wish to obtain the highest levels of academic achievement, the GRE is a stepping stone to graduate school. Much like the ACT and SAT, the GRE is a broad assessment of critical thinking, analytical writing, and verbal and quantitative reasoning skills. A key componenet in graduate school applications, our tutors can help give you the competitive edge needed to wow your target schools.
For the future titans of industry, the GMAT is the first step down the road of success. Designed to predict how test takers will perform academically in MBA programs, GMAT scores are a primarily metric used for admission decisions. Covering quantitative, analytic writing, and verbal skills, our GMAT pros can help you excel!
Designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavior and social science concepts, as well as principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Almost all U.S. medical schools and many Canadian schools require MCAT scores. Our dedicated MCAT specialists are able to run the gamut, from O-Chem to Bio Systems!
A half-day behemoth of a test, the LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension, logical, and verbal reasoning proficiencies. Required for admission to most law schools, the test is offered four times per year. If you're aiming high, you'll need a high score!
You've been ready for this for your entire high school career. All the late night cram sessions, after school activities and standardized test prep has led to this moment! It's time to showcase your hard work on a blue-chip application! Our team of college specialists can help craft your perfect application.
College applications can cause more stress than college level exams, and we are here to help you and your student deal with them. We make plans, set schedules, keep track of everything that needs to get done, and, of course, help write the best essays possible. We even have a specialist with half a decade of experience in finding, applying for, and securing financial aid. Let us use our expertise to help make the Summer, Fall, and Winter of your child's Senior year drastically easier.
Study skills is truly an area of academia that transcends age. We start working on it with kids as young as 6, and we see some students still struggling with it in college. Whether it's keeping organized, planning ahead, thinking critically, taking notes, or any other fundamental study skill, we can help make sure that your student has all the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.