Karen Berlin Ishii Premier One-to-One Tutoring in New York


Who We Are

The tutors of Boston Academic Tutors™ range from mature college students to graduate students to professionals in the fields they tutor. They are all chosen for their academic excellence, extensive teaching experience and great rapport with students. Most importantly, they are chosen for the great results of their teaching!

Our Tutors

top NY SAT prep tutor Skype ACT tutoring Karen Berlin Ishii:   Boston Academic Tutors™ is coordinated by Karen Berlin Ishii, a graduate of Brown University, who has over 20 years' experience teaching classes and tutoring students ranging in age from four to adult.

Prior to launching Boston Academic Tutors™, Karen was a popular SAT class teacher and tutor for The Princeton Review. While leading Boston Academic Tutors, she focuses on tutoring all sections of the SAT and ACT, and also offers tutoring in reading and writing skills, math, and college admissions essay and applications consulting.

Karen currently makes the Upper West Side of New York City her base, teaching students there in-person and those around the world by Skype. She teaches all sections of the SAT, ACT and other standardized tests including the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, TOEFL and others.

Karen is the parent of a Northeastern University grad and a Beloit College student.


What Karen's students and their parents say:
"... with your help I felt more prepared, and therefore more relaxed and confident [taking the SAT II exam].
    - Meredith H, now a student at NYU

"... [Karen was] very helpful in motivating Jennifer to get the most out of her SAT study. It is clear that Karen is dedicated to her students .... I would highly recommend Karen Berlin Ishii as a tutor."
   - Marcia B, mother of student at Tufts University

Read full text of Karen's testimonials here.
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Frank D'Ippolito:   Frank D'Ippolito, who did his graduate studies in mathematics at M.I.T., has been a top math tutor and class instructor for several years at a leading Boston area SAT prep school. He currently tutors students for the SAT Math and SAT Math Subject Tests (Level I and II) and is also highly qualified to prepare students for the GRE, MCAS, and ACT math tests. In addition, he provides math homework support at all levels from middle school to college subjects.

Elena Belinkaia:   Elena Belinkaia earned her MS in Computer Science at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and later was a visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University. She has taught Math at the Russian School of Mathematics in Newton and was the Math League coach for the Devotion School of Brookline. She tutors students in Math - from elementary school through high school - including test prep for the SSAT, SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests in Math. She also has a wide range of expertise in computer programming for the Web and is an experienced ESL teacher.

Elena is the parent of a Carnegie Mellon University graduate.

Learn more about Elena at her website: elenamathtutoring.com

See Elena's testimonials here.
Ben Fox:   Ben Fox, a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Graduate School of Business, is a highly experienced tutor who has been a member of the tutorial staffs of the Brimmer & May and Fay Schools. He currently teaches in the Boston High School Equivalency Program, where he teaches adult classes. Most of his individual tutoring is with children and teens in grades 2-10, and he has also helped adults. In addition to his students at the Boston High School equivalency program, he has helped adults with the math required to pass the pharmacist licensing exam and can assist with most business-related math.

What Ben's students, their parents and teachers say:
"He explained things at our daughter's level without ever making her feel that she wasn't smart."

"He made arithmetic come to life by using real- world examples of how mathematics applies to every aspect of our being."

"Ben's students invariably ask for him next year."


Jun Ishii:   Jun Ishii, a 2008 graduate of Northeastern University, scored a perfect 800 on his SAT Math test! Jun teaches math and Japanese. He is a native Japanese speaker with dual Japanese/American citizenship and does translation and interpreting professionally, as well.




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