These tutors and tutoring companies have gotten thumb's ups from HS411 families. While they're grouped by borough, some have outposts in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. Please note they're listed alphabetically to make sure there's no ranking involved. All blurbs are provided by the tutors/companies. And feel free to tell them you heard about them here.


Bee Tutored
website: http://beetutored.com
phone: 917.482.4880
Bee Tutored has been preparing students for the Specialized High School Admissions exams and Private School Entrance exams since 2007. They run seasonal group prep courses in various locations in the Brooklyn and Manhattan as well as private tutoring, in-home. Aside from Entrance Exam prep, Bee Tutored supports students in all academic subjects K-12. 

Seon Batson Academy
website: http://www.sbatsonacademy.com
email: sbatsonacademy@gmail.com  
Seon Batson Tutoring SHSAT Test Prep Program is a Comprehensive Test Prep Program that covers all facets of the test: Math Review; Verbal Review; Test Taking Strategies; and Weekly Quizzes & Mini Tests. Tutoring is available in small groups, in home, and online.

Smith Street Workshop
website: http://www.smithstreetworkshop.com/shsat/
email:  olivia@smithstreetworkshop.com



Genius Prep
Lance De Ratafia
website: www.geniusprep.com
email: INFO@geniusprep.com
Small groups, reasonable prices, great results. In 2017, 86% of our students placed into a Specialized HS,
and 88% were accepted into their top choice of HS.

Kweller Prep
website: www.KwellerPrep.com
phone: 1 (800) 631-1757
email: Info@KwellerPrep.com
Kweller Prep Offers Advanced Test Preparation in Small Group Settings for Students in Grades 3-12. Our instructors provide mentorship and academic support and customize classes based on each student’s needs. Kweller Prep specializes in competitive middle, high school, and
college entrance exam preparation.  Class sizes are limited to 10 students.
Kweller Prep’s Queens Location: 104-40 Queens Blvd Suite 1C; Forest Hills NY 11375. 
Kweller Prep’s Manhattan Location:370 Lexington Avenue Suite 800;New York NY 10017.

Ryan Gendel
phone: 917-488-4758
email: Rysmets@aol.com
Ryan Gendel is a licensed NYS and NYC teacher who has been coaching students one-on-one for the SHSAT for nearly 20 years. Ryan is masterful at putting teens at ease to motivate them to study and help them place in a specialized high school. Ryan is conveniently located in Union Square near all subways or he can come to your home. 

Steps Tutoring
website: StepsTutoring.com
email:  Irene@StepsTutoring.com
Many children are not able to do well on the SHSAT simply because they have not yet learned some of the topics tested on the exam. At Steps Tutoring, which is run by cognitive psychologist and testing expert Irene Daria, Ph.D., every child is administered a math and verbal SHSAT assessment. Then, in private lessons, children are taught the topics and strategies they need to learn. They are then tested on those topics with more than 10 actual SHSAT exams. Based on how they do on each of those exams, their lessons continue to teach them exactly what they need to know. Steps Tutoring’s 98 percent success rate with specialized high school placement speaks to the effectiveness of this individualized program.

The Tutoring Collective
website: http://www.thetutoringcollective.com
email: Laurie.Marvald@gmail.com
As a NYC Parent, I created The Tutoring Collective – 10 years – so that we, as parents would have a place to go to find excellent, proven, smart and connecting tutors. Over 6000 families later, we have changed the lives of students. I speak to every parent, finding the right match - that is essential! Our tutors work with all ages on all subjects, and whenever needed, I help parents to navigate the system, and set up strong and solid strategies.