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The GRE is a computerized standardized admissions test required for many liberal arts masters and doctoral programs.

The Graduate Management Admissions Test, GMAT, is a three and a half hour computerized standardized test used by business school admissions departments to determine acceptance to their program.

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The LSAT is a paper-based standardized test required by law schools and is given four times a year on set dates. It is a half-day test that provides a standard measure of reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.

The USMLE assesses a physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care. Each of the three Steps of the USMLE complements the others; no Step can stand alone in the assessment of readiness for medical licensure. Because individual medical licensing authorities make decisions regarding use of USMLE results, physicians seeking licensure should contact the jurisdiction where they intend to apply for licensure to obtain complete information. Also, the FSMB can provide general information on medical licensure. (from the USMLE website)

The SAT test is a three hour and forty-five minute standardized admissions test used to rate applicants to undergraduate programs in colleges and universities. Nearly every 4 year school requires an SAT score or an ACT to be considered for admissions. The SAT is offered 7 times a year, and there are 3 sections: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. Each section is scored from 200 to 800. The lowest score you can get on the SAT is a 600; the highest score is a 2400.

The ACT has become more prevelant in recent years, especially since the SAT is now longer and most colleges accept the ACT in lieu of the SAT. One great advantage is that you can take the test several times and choose which score to submit. In February 2005 an optional essay was added to the ACT. The ACT has an English, Reading, Math and Science section. In February 2005, an optional 30 minute essay was added. Some schools may require the essay, so be sure to ask before you take the test. Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes; but with the added 30 minute Writing Test, total testing time is 3 hours, 30 minutes. A composite score between 1 and 36 is given based on the average of 4 sections.

Series 7 (and other Financial Exams)

 This registration qualifies a candidate for the solicitation, purchase, and/or sale of all securities products, including corporate securities, municipal securities, municipal fund securities, options, direct participation programs, investment company products, and variable contracts. The Series 7 includes 50 multiple choice questions administered in two parts of 125 questions each; 3 hours testing time for each part.

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Test Prep New York/Test Prep San Francisco prepares students for a variety of tests and a wide array of academic tutoring.

We support students in Kindergarten through Medical and Law School, work with different learning styles and levels, and provide customized support, whether it’s remedial instruction, enrichment, or AP support.

Beyond the grade or score, we aim to help students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the material so that they learn lessons beyond the test themselves, and install a love – – or at least like – – for learning.

Our tutors are the best in the business: they graduated from top schools, earned stellar grades and scores on the tests they teach and have the ability to translate their own success into that of the students. TPNY/TPSF tutors help students gain ownership of of the material by meeting them where and how they learn and think. Our tutors have a track record of translating their own success into that of our students, simplifying complex ideas into digestible bits.

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Math, Computer and Robotics

For a student to successfully understand Math, they need to gain a literacy of the system and logic of particular processes. For many students, what helps one with the exponential complexity as one moves through math concepts, are mentors who meet students where they are and providing both support and achievable challenges.

Subjects include, but are not limited to: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Math A Regents Prep, Integrated Algebra Regents Prep, Geometry Regents Prep, Algebra II and Trigonometry Regents Prep, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics) and more advanced math such as: Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Probability, Stochastic Processes, Discrete Math, Robotics, and Computer Science.


Our Science tutors have a curiosity and deep engagement with  the exploration of how our world works and how we work in it. TPNY/TPSF tutors explain complex systems and interrelated ideas simply, and help build a foundation from which a students knowledge and own curiosity can grow. Tutors are sensitive to the challenges of the sometimes interdisciplinary approach to the sciences, and are able to be present, creatively to support the understanding and mastery of material.  We offer tutoring for the following subjects: Natural Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.


Whether a student needs to express him or herself creatively, increase his or her vocabulary or grammar chops, or comprehend reading, TPNY tutors are equipped to help students develop skills, broaden their critical thinking and expression, and develop a deeper engagement with the material. We offer tutoring for the following subjects:

NYState ELA exams, SAT IIs, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Reading Comprehension, Writing Skills, Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage, and NYState English Regents.


TPNY/TPSF provides students with instruction to speak, write, read and understand spoken and ancient languages.  This supports students in their academic courses as well as for SAT and AP tests. Languages include:

Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish and Russian, Ancient Greek, Ancient Latin, and Biblical Hebrew


History is the study of relationships and consequences. Tutors help students to understand both the prevalent narrative and understand trends in our highly complex world. Subjects include: US and World History, Government and Law, and Political Science.

Social Sciences and Humanities

Many of our tutors hail from top (and exciting!) liberal arts schools and have a passion for the social sciences and humanities. We are able to instill an enthusiasm and drive for our students.  We offer tutoring for the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Art History, Classics, Film, Literature, Music History, and History.

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Among the most important skills and support with long term benefits that a student can optimize are ways to effectively organize and complete homework assignments as well as gain confidence in their performance and worth ethic.

When students struggle with increasing workloads, compounded by extra-curricular demands, it’s not necessary content they find challenging, but their own way of managing themselves in the learning ecosystem.

Whether we help students find a workable system or discipline, increase their executive functioning skills essential to academic success, or improve their time management, we instill success by putting systems in place that students can grow with, learn from, and depend on.

Our strategy is to hear their problem, offer solutions, all personalized for the students needs and personality. Along with appropriate accountability measures, we ensure students reach success and enjoy their new confidence.

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