Earn Top Grades and Elite Test Scores with MEK’s Tutoring Programs
Looking for a one-on-one experience to get you to your academic and admissions goals? Then, MEK has the tutoring programs for you!
With personalized plans based on your current curriculum and goals, support to build your classroom and test taking confidence, and expert instruction by certified educators, MEK’s tutoring programs will help you succeed in the classroom and beyond.
What are the benefits of MEK’s one-on-one tutoring programs vs. group classes?
The main benefit of one-on-one tutoring is that your time spent with your instructor is all about YOU!
Your instructor reviews your course syllabi and learning goals to create a specially curated plan that will get you where you want to be, whether you are aiming to be top of your class or to get a great score on tough admissions tests.
Plus, your tutoring sessions move at your pace. This means that if there are difficult concepts being covered, you’re able to give those lessons extra time as opposed to having to keep up with the pace of a group curriculum.
MEK Tutoring Programs give students the tools to make constant progress and maintain it. After all, the most important part in any learning progress is maintenance.
Our tutors work closely with students to ensure that they are getting the guidance they need, and they are in constant communication with administrators and counselors to critically assess student needs every step of the way.
MEK’s tutoring program, students master challenging topics, earn top grades, and gain admission to prestigious universities nationwide. 160+ point improvements in SAT scores, 6+ point improvements in ACT scores, and top 1% rankings on College Admissions exams.
Director of Exam Prep Math
Director of Exam Prep English, Head of Training & Development
Director of High School Admissions Test Prep & Subject Prep
Assistant Director of High School Admissions Test Prep
Assistant Director of Subject Prep
Director of MEK Learning Circles
English Teacher, College Essay Coach
English Teacher, College Essay Coach
Tutoring Program Coordinator, Math Teacher
College Essay Coach
Math & Science Teacher
English & History Teacher
Rutgers University, B.S. | Tony is a leader on the Exam Prep team. He teaches math for College Test Prep and H.S. Test Prep and supervises and guides the Exam Prep staff to ensure student success. With a passion for teaching, Tony fosters strong relationships with his students and motivates them to achieve their goals.
University of Texas A&M, B.A. | Rachel is an influential leader on the Exam Prep team. She teaches College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep, and College Application Essays. Within the English Department, she serves as a leader for the Exam Prep team, working diligently to ensure all students’ success. With her clear and systematic approach to teaching, she helps students make huge improvements.
Boston College, B.A. | Iulia is a skilled English teacher who teaches College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep, School Support Tutoring, and the MEK English Learning Circles. She is gentle but strong in her approach to teaching, making her a valuable addition to the MEK teaching team.
Stockton University, B.S. | Nick is an enthusiastic teacher devoted to helping students reach their academic goals and enjoying learning along the way. He teaches School Support math and science tutoring, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, AP Physics, and MAPC – Competition Math.
Rutgers University, B.S. | Binal’s many years of experience with students of all levels and extensive knowledge of Common Core State Standards makes her a powerful MLC leader. Her firm but patient manner yields high results among her students and helps her to reinforce the integrity of our MLC program among other teachers.
Princeton University, B.A. | Catherine is an English tutor and College Essay Coach, offering her experiences to her students in one-on-one settings. Catherine’s signature sensitivity allows students to freely open up to her about their stories and guides them to make these stories into effective and meaningful college essays.
Saint Peter’s University, B.A. | Chris has worked as a professional writer for 12 years and has applied invaluable real-life skills learned in the media and publishing industries to his work as a teacher. His easygoing demeanor, thoughtful nature, and strong passion for writing work in concert to help students gain a newfound appreciation for the written word.
Lehman College, M.S.Ed | Demir is a math teacher who contributes to all high school level teaching teams: College Test Prep, H.S. Honors, AP Course & Test Prep, and Tutoring. His enthusiastic and friendly teaching methods make him a favorite among students, always in high demand among his tutoring students. Demir is certified for Math Education for grades 7-12, and has many years of experience teaching in a public school setting.
Swarthmore College, B.A. | Elise Kim is a warm and perceptive Math teacher that knows how to pinpoint students’ areas of strengths and weaknesses to provide the best support for creating strong mathematicians. As someone currently applying to dentist school, she shows students firsthand how math does matter in the real world and how proficiency in math can open doors to their future.
Haverford College, B.A. | Jack is a dedicated College Essay Coach with a passion for English Literature and Philosophy, and a current PhD candidate at the University of Texas Austin. Jack is compassionate about his students, allowing them to truly open up to him. This allows students to write meaningful college essays and get to the school of their dreams.
Columbus State University, M.A. | Jacqueline is a skilled science teacher with over 13 years of experience in teaching high school students. At MEK Review, she teaches virtually, using her signature enthusiasm and dynamic teaching methods to nurture a lifelong love of learning in her students.
The College of New Jersey, B.A. | Jose is one of our dedicated MLC English teachers. As a middle school history teacher, he is skilled in connecting and communicating with students and is effective at applying the MLC program to mold students into efficient and capable writers.
Rutgers University, B.A. | Katherine is an MLC English teacher. Her hard work ethic and attention to detail ensure that her students become advanced readers and writers. With a passion for helping others, Kathy builds strong rewarding relationships with all of her students.
Smith College, B.S. | Karina is a member of the College Test Prep and High School Admissions Test Prep math teaching teams, and brings a hunger for teaching to every student and every group class that she teaches. Karina teaches virtual classes, ensuring that each virtual class that she teaches is full of meaningful student engagement.
Kourtney is a math and science teacher for both the Exam Prep and Tutoring departments. Her passionate and compassionate approach to teaching ensures that students are leaving each class with a higher level of understanding than when they entered it.
Hartwick College, B.A. | Malek is a passionate, energetic, and meticulous MLC English teacher. He focuses on building strong connections with his students that help them progress at a pace that is both comfortable and effective, so they can become outstanding readers and writers.
Rebekah is one of our devoted MLC Math teachers. As a school teacher, Rebekah knows how to create strong connections with her students and motivate them to try their hardest. Her caring and compassionate nature allows her to develop a lasting rapport with students. This coupled with her knowledge of our MLC program allows her to guide students to becoming top performers in math.
The College of New Jersey, B.S. | Rudy is a dedicated MLC Math teacher. He works closely with students to strengthen their problem-solving skills and deepen their understanding of mathematical topics. His positive attitude and close relationship with his students make him a highly effective and caring educator.
Bryn Mawr College, B.A. | Victoria is an English and History teacher at MEK Review with a special love for historical studies. Her bright personality brings camaraderie and compassion into her group classes and tutoring sessions. Victoria also has extensive experience in French language studies and historical research.
How do our tutoring programs work?
Every tutoring program starts with a consultation with one of our expert counselors. From there, you are given a timeline with milestones and an individualized plan to get you to your goal, based on test scores, transcripts obtained via your school’s online grading system, and where you want to be by the end of the process!
Your tutoring sessions are dictated by your progress. This means that you and your instructor move at the pace that best works for your needs. The goal is to always strengthen weaknesses, take skill mastery to the next level, and maintain progress.
What types of tutoring services does MEK offer?
We offer three main tutoring services to fit the needs of our students: School Support Tutoring, Private Test Prep Tutoring, and Academic Enrichment Tutoring.
- Great for students who are struggling with classroom concepts and want to master the skills that will help them excel
- Students build strong foundational academic skills, use reinforcement exercises to retain the concepts learned, and have access to professionally proctored Study Hall, as needed
- Suggested Length: Minimum 5 Sessions
Students who work with MEK see 160+ point improvements in their SAT scores, 6+ point improvements in their ACT score, and score in the top 1% of test takers on College Admissions Exams.
These students have also earned top grades in their classes, mastering challenging topics in high school honors and Advanced Placement courses, and were admitted to top universities and colleges around the country.
Read our case study of one MEK student to see the MEK difference in action!
Who should consider enrolling in our tutoring programs?
Tutoring is a great fit for:
- Students with busy schedules who can’t make it to our group classes.
- Students who want one-on-one instruction to reach their goals.
- Students who are looking to learn at their own pace.
- Students who need extra help building communication, study, or academic skills
- Students who need an extra challenge beyond the classroom
MEK offers both virtual and in-person for all of our tutoring programs. Our virtual tutoring sessions are hosted on Zoom and accessed through our Canvas platform so that students can meet with their tutors in live sessions and easily communicate with them between sessions as needed.
Our in-person tutoring sessions take place at our Palisades Park and Closter campuses, allowing students fatigued by virtual learning to be more engaged in an environment that is not limited to the four walls of the computer screen.
All students, regardless of whether they meet with their instructor in-person or virtually, have access to our Canvas platform where they can communicate with their tutor between sessions, chart their progress, and access supplementary materials.
Weekly Simulation Tests
Private Test Prep students are scheduled to take weekly simulation tests to practice test taking skills and regularly assess their progress, which they can take virtually or on-site. Using the scores and score reports that you receive with each simulation test, tutors and academic counselors evaluate whether you are on the right track, and Tutoring Plans are adjusted if necessary. This way, you are always challenged in the right pace and direction.
Independent Study Hall
Not all tutoring students are prescribed Independent Study Hall. However, it has proved helpful in giving students a structured time to complete assessments and assignments to reinforce their learning in the tutoring session. During Independent Study Hall, you will log into a Zoom meeting, where a proctor is waiting for you. The proctor will make sure that you are completing the work that your tutor has assigned, within the time that they specified. The proctor will also be available to answer any logistical questions you may have about your tutoring session.
A High Level of Excellence and Expertise
Our tutors, along with administrators and counselors, work closely with students to pinpoint areas of academic weakness and provide the support that students need to make that weakness a strength. By discussing a student’s individual needs and reviewing their course syllabus and assignments, we are able to create a customized plan to help them reach their goals.
The registration process for any of our tutoring programs is easy!
STEP 1: INQUIRY
The first step to getting started with any of our programs is to contact us. Fill out the Inquiry Form and specify in the box labeled “Tell us how we can help you” that you are interested in one of the tutoring programs! You can also email us directly or call us at 855-346-1410.
STEP 2: STUDENT ASSESSMENT
If you are interested in Private Test Prep, the first step will be to take an evaluation test, which can be taken either virtually or on-site at our Closter campus. The test will be proctored with real test time constraints to evaluate student performance most accurately. You can sign up for a test event, but if you do not see that we are currently hosting an event that corresponds to the exam for which you are seeking guidance, please specify in the Inquiry Form and our administrators will contact you to make specific arrangements.
After the evaluation test, you will be scheduled for a consultation with our expert academic counselors to accurately assess student needs based on the evaluation test results and student goals.
If you are interested in School Support Tutoring or Academic Enrichment, you will go straight to the consultation! You will be asked to provide the following materials before the consultation so our academic counselors can plan accordingly:
- School transcript
- Report cards or print-outs of your grade management portal (i.e. PowerSchool, Genesis, Skyward) are sufficient if you do not have access to your transcript!
- A clear idea of your academic goals!
STEPs 3 & 4: INDIVIDUALIZED TUTORING PLAN & SCHEDULING
Based on the information given and the goals discussed during the consultation, our academic counselors will design your Individualized Tutoring Plan with personalized milestones. These milestones will give light to the number and frequency of sessions, any specific weekly goals or performance indicators, and regular Simulation Tests and/or Independent Study Hall times as needed.
MEK’s Tutoring Programs are designed to get you to your academic and admissions goals at your pace and with your busy schedule in mind. Our expert counselors and instructors work closely with you to help you meet the milestones along your journey that lead to big gains and even bigger success!