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Road to Admissions

We have prepped over a thousand students for every standardized test imaginable over the years, consistently helping them to gain admissions to some of NYC’s top schools, and some of America’s most competitive colleges and universities.


Our test prep programs are customized to meet the particular needs/style of each individual student. We place equal amount of emphasis on content, strategy, and emotional support, as we ensure that students are fully equipped with the tools and confidence needed to reach their personal potential on test day.






Set timetable + Goals


Overview of test logistics


Ongoing test prep + practice tests


Test specific executive functioning


Compile vocabulary + formula index


List of target schools


Interview prep


Application guidance

Our 10 Point Plan To Admissions Guidance 

Our goal is to make sure that when looking at possibilities for new schools, our clients have as many options as possible. We help to strategize a plan, expertly enact the plan, and follow through with caring guidance and support up to the very last moment. 

Extending beyond the entrance exams, we support families every step of the way as they attempt to gain entry at the new school of their choice. We have a thorough understanding of the admissions process and decades of experience guiding students through all of the features needed to ensure that they don't simply end up at a good school, but that they end up at the best school for them. 

  • Is tutoring done at our house?
    Yes! Our tutors travel to your home for sessions. They are also happy to arrange for sessions at third party locations such as libraries or learning centers, if necessary. We also have an office in lower Manhattan where sessions can be held.
  • What locations do you serve?
    We predominantly serve students and families in all New York Metro areas through in-home and on-site tutoring. We also work with students nationwide via various remote and online platforms.
  • Do you do online tutoring?
    Yes! Our staff of reliable, engaging, highly educated tutors has ample experience conducting remote lessons.
  • What age students do you work with?
    We work with students of all ages.
  • Do you teach all subjects?
    Yes. We have a diverse and carefully selected pool of tutors who are experienced in teaching a wide variety of subject areas. When you choose to work with us, we will match the student with a tutor or tutors who can teach each subject in which your child needs help.
  • Do you teach standardized tests?
    Prepping students for standardized tests is a specialty of ours. Our tutors are experienced in building strategies that fit the needs of each individual student’s test-taking style. Our test prep programs come complete with a curriculum, materials, test simulations and stress-reduction methods.
  • When are your tutors available?
    Our tutors work around your schedule! We work year-round, 7 days a week, conducting sessions in the morning, afternoon or evening. No matter how complicated your schedule is, we will cater to your needs and find a day/time that is ideal for your family.
  • How long are the sessions and how often they occur?
    The sessions can be as short as 45 minutes, as long as 4 hours, or anywhere in between. Session length depends on the particular requirement of the meeting. Similarly, the number of sessions that each student receives per week is based on the needs and interests of each specific client.
  • How much do you charge?
    We charge different amounts, depending upon student grade level and subject matter. Please contact us for more information.
  • How long have you been in business?
    Alice Hartman began her tutoring company in 1986 and joined forces with her son Jesse in 2004. They expanded the business by hiring a prestigious team of tutors in 2005.
  • Are there long term commitment obligations?
    No, there is no commitment required. Clients may cancel sessions up to 24 hours before the scheduled meeting time at no charge.

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Our Intake Process

Families begin the process by meeting with an HT Director for a consultation, either at our Manhattan office or online. This is an opportunity to answer questions and outline details of the adventure to come. The consultation is immediately followed by an assessment with the student, allowing us to make an ideal pairing amongst our esteemed staff of tutors and coaches for ongoing sessions.

Total cost: $75

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