About Us & Our Company and Principals
Test Prep New York / San Francisco recruits top tutors in the field, ensuring every student works with an expert in the subject or test they are studying for. Working with us means you will be paired with a dynamic, inspiring educator who has the ability to translate his or her own successes into dramatic improvements for you.
Our expert tutors work remotely with students located anywhere in the world. We also provide in-person tutoring in select US locations.
Test Prep New York hires only the most experienced, high-scoring educators.
BARA SAPIR, M.A., CHt, CNLP, Reiki, Integrated Life Coach
Bara Sapir, CEO/Founder of Test Prep New York and Test Prep San Francisco
Bara is an internationally recognized expert in high-performance coaching, personal empowerment and transformative test preparation. She is an inspirational, highly skilled, passionate expert and teacher with over twenty years experience teaching test prep, including 6 years as an instructor for The Princeton Review.
Sapir is the pioneer in bringing holistic, human potential techniques to the test preparation field, she is the creator of HypnoPrep® and Yoga for Your Mind®, which optimize test-taking results and professional success by reducing anxiety and enhancing concentration, confidence, and ease. To make these proven techniques available to a wider audience, Sapir produced the Full Potential Audio Course a unique interactive 5-hour course for standardized tests, as well Study Support for College and Highschool: 10 titles in all. She, along with her head verbal specialist and TPNY staff, wrote The Full Potential GMAT Sentence Correction IntensiveÂ and The Full Potential Manual published by Nova Press, and is co-writing the forthcoming The Full Potential MCAT CARS Intensive.
Sapir has coached hundreds of clients, including students at top prep schools, physicians, entertainment and advertising professionals, and advisors to U.S. government leaders. Her clients have been accepted at such leading schools as Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, INSEAD, London School of Business, Northwestern, Stanford, University of Chicago, UCLA, UC-Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin and many more. She also works with artists and business professionals who need to hone in to focus and boldly express their creativity and leadership acumen.
Sapir holds masters degrees in Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary and Art History from the University of Michigan. She has certification in Hypnosis, Neurolingistic Programing, Integrative Life Coaching, Counseling from Interchange and is Reiki practicioner. She is a published author and professional artist. (A selection of articles and art pieces are viewable here.)
She conducts workshops for students, parents, educators, business people, and creative professionals seeking high-performance results at school, work, and in life. She lives in New York City with her rescue pup, Eloise.
ALAN BROWN, aka Test Prep Hero, General Manager
Alan Brown’s extensive marketing and management experience spans from the entertainment, education, and automotive industries. In addition to contributing his vast and extensive experience, he is a perfect fit with TPNY, because his philosophy to understand and meet client needs, then tirelessly exceed their expectations. His contributions to TPNY inspires and produces the highest scoring test-takers in the field. Brown’s marketing and business specialty is in event planning, product promotion and media events, which he developed in his 15-year tenure at Warner Bros. Records, where he quickly rose to VP of tour marketing and artist development. He is most well known for his forward-thinking marketing with American Express, the organization of Fleetwood Mac’s performance at Bill Clinton’s inaugural ball in 1993, and his high-impact project development as one of the creators, developers, and coordinators of Lalapalooza with Perry Farrell. He has helped build and acted as consultant for several successful companies, and was a sought after consultant for a variety of industries.