Our tutors are exceptional. They are personable and talented individuals with years of experience in achieving results. Our SAT & ACT specialists scored in the 99th percentile and guide students to efficiently raise their scores. We are extremely selective in our hiring and a small percentage of tutor applicants are chosen to join our staff.

  • Years of experience in guiding students to achieve results
  • Scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT/ACT (test prep tutoring)
  • Engaging and talented individuals with track records of tutoring success

Alan, University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Alan Dorfman, M.S., M.A., founder and director of Elevation Tutoring, is a high honors graduate of The University of Pennsylvania. He has helped hundreds of students over the last thirteen years. An experienced educator, Alan holds an M.S. in Childhood Education and Special Education. He has developed a practical approach to helping children improve their organization and time management. Hailing from Queens, NY, Alan enjoys filmmaking, basketball, and traveling.

Margherita, Columbia University, B.A.

Margherita is an honors graduate of Columbia University in English Literature. She has over 10 years of tutoring experience in SAT/ACT preparation, college essay writing, and academic coaching. Hailing from New York, Margherita received an M.A. from the Shakespeare Institute and an M.Phil at the University of London. She enjoys traveling abroad and is currently enrolled in an advanced French program at the Alliance Française.

David, University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

David is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who is completing his M.A. in Mathematics Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Hailing from Colorado, David is an experienced tutor in test preparation, math, and writing. He is also a composer of classical music, holding an M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In his spare time, David enjoys baseball and hiking.

Stephanie, Yale University, B.A..

Stephanie is a Yale University graduate in Psychology. Hailing from Brooklyn, Stephanie was the recipient of the Light Fellowship to study Mandarin Chinese in Beijing and Inner Mongolia. While at Yale, Stephanie independently founded an SAT preparation class for underprivileged students at a local New Haven high school. She enjoys tutoring test preparation, mathematics, Spanish, and English. In her spare time, Stephanie loves to sing, dance, act, and travel.

Shoshana, Harvard University, Ed.M.

Shoshana graduated from Harvard University with an Ed.M. in Learning and Teaching. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary with degrees in Urban Studies, Education, and Talmud. Shoshana has over 9 years of tutoring experience in literacy, mathematics, Hebrew, and Judaic Studies. In her free time, Shoshana enjoys running, cooking, and traveling.

Jayson, Columbia University, M.S. candidate

Jayson is an experienced math educator who is pursuing an M.S. degree from Columbia University in Applied Mathematics. Hailing from Hawaii, Jayson has over 10 years of mathematics teaching and tutoring experience. He is certified as an AP Calculus teacher by the College Board. In his spare time, Jayson loves to perform magic.
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