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About provides personalized tutoring in a range of subjects for students in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx, and the surrounding areas of Westchester County, Western Connecticut, Long Island, and Northeastern New Jersey. All our tutors are well versed in their subjects of expertise, with many having earned graduate degrees and postgraduate qualifications. We also offer customized group classes for companies, colleges, and high schools.

You can get in touch with the best tutors in New York City and find out how we can help you achieve your learning goals right now. And don't worry—if you're not in NYC, we also offer online tutoring to students around the world.


Our mission

We strive to help learners in New York City and around the world reach their academic potential. Whether that means increasing your LSAT score, achieving fluency in Chinese to communicate better with business partners, rising to the top of the class in math, or simply exploring a passion for creative writing, we’re here to help. Our tutors aim to customize every lesson to meet your needs, boost your skills and confidence, and make learning a truly enjoyable experience.

Our tutors

Our tutors, all of whom are graduates of top universities such as Harvard and Yale, design custom lesson plans for each student, catering to the student’s interests and needs. We work out of coffee shops and libraries, and we even provide in-home tutoring. We aim to help New York City students reach their academic potential through dedicated one-on-one attention and a deep commitment to proven teaching techniques.

Luke Palder, Founder

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Luke Palder founded out of a passion for helping learners achieve their goals. After graduating as valedictorian of the Culver Academies, where he achieved a 4.0 GPA and perfect SAT I and SAT II math scores, he went on to earn a BA in political science from Yale. He has also studied at Cambridge University, Peking University (China’s top university), and Yale Law School. Notably, he was a teaching assistant in the MBA program at the Yale School of Management while still an undergrad and tutored data analysis for a Yale professor.

Luke has worked in a ribosome biogenesis lab, served as an aide to four US congressmen, and taught English in several countries, including China and Spain. He received more than $1,000,000 in merit college scholarships, including the full-tuition Robertson Scholarship at both Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. He loves working with students.

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