SAT and ACT Tutoring in Bergen County, NJ
Common Core tests can be challenging for many students. In some cases, poor performance could result from nerves or weak test-taking skills. In other situations, a lack of comprehension of the material at hand could be to blame. No matter your child's circumstances, as a parent, it's natural to want to take steps to help him or her succeed. So if you're looking for Common Core test prep help, come to Elite Tutoring.
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SAT and ACT Private Tutoring in Bergen County, NJ
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I beat the test
I just received my December ACT scores and I'm overwhelmed with excitement. I got a 32 out of 36. I am so happy that I found Barry Goldberg as a tutor. My friend in school told me about him a few months ago and I signed up with him. He is definitely not your typical tutor. He's extremely energetic and funny with his teaching methods. He showed me test taking strategies that enabled me to beat the test. He alerted me to all the tricks, shortcuts, and traps. It really does work. I was getting questions right without knowing exactly why. I know that's not perfect but all that matters on the ACT is getting the answer right. There's no partial credit given. Colleges only look at your bottom line score and mine is great. I'm hoping next year I'll be getting into colleges that I previously thought were reaches. You'd be crazy not to give Barry a try. He's an awesome guy with a gift of getting students to beat the ACT Test.
Barry Goldberg tutored my daughter for the ACT test last spring. We found him to be a highly effective and creative teacher. He does things differently. He teaches the kids how to take the test. He showed my daughter the tricks and traps of this test. He does this in a very creative manner. He immediately bonded with my daughter. He's more of a coach and mentor than straight forward instructor. He's full of energy and very funny. This would all be for naught if Lindsay didn't get good scores, but she did. Her scores were so good that some of the colleges that we thought were reaches, now accepted her. Right now, she's leaning towards Villanova, a school we thought she really didn't have a chance at. We are so happy we found Barry, and you will be too.
Barry Goldberg gets results plain and simple. That's what I was looking for with my son and that's what we got. Larry did not do well on PSAT test last year at all. We took him to Huntington Learning Center for several months and his scores did not improve one iota. Larry skipped sessions, didn't like the tutors, and didn't really do their assignments. It was a complete waste of time and money. A neighbor of mine then referred us to Barry Goldberg. What a complete turnaround. Within the very first session, a major change occurred. Barry does tutoring like no other. He focuses on test taking strategies and shortcuts. He made our lives so much easier. He also teaches in a passionate, animated manner that connected to Larry. Larry looked forward to his sessions with Barry because taking the test became so much easier for him. In the end, his scores increased to a more than respectable level. I, in turn have referred Barry to others and have been thanked by these people. He obviously connects to all kids. Don't waste your time with one of the big outfits. Go with Barry. You'll thank me for doing so.
happy to have made the switch
I had my son switch over to Barry Goldberg this past summer when it became painfully obvious that he would not improve with his current tutor. Jimmy had been working with a tutor for three months and had gotten nowhere. He took the SAT test two times and his scores did not improve at all. Sadly, one of the times he went down from his PSAT. I felt like I had thrown out a lot of money. Luckily, a friend of ours referred us to Barry. Jimmy noticed an enormous difference after just one session with Barry. Jimmy was never taught any test taking strategies which is what Barry does best. This type of tutoring made all the difference in the world. Jimmy took the test for a third time this past October. Like they say, the third time is the charm. He went up 80 points in verbal and 130 points in math. That puts him at a new level of college that he could get into. Barry truly makes a huge difference and we are grateful for his help. It also helps that he is a great guy who teaches in an entertaining and funny way. He is worth every cent.
Excellent Full Service Tutoring
My family is about to begin our third tour of duty of ACT tutoring with Barry Goldberg. Barry has previously tutored my older daughters and now its time for my son. We are anxious to start earlier because we know the tests have changed and its so much more competitive out there for spots in the top colleges. We have the utmost confidence in Barry as he has done right by my family twice already. He handles everything from soup to nuts. He teaches test taking strategies to enable you to beat the test. Originally, I was surprised that these tests try to trick you. I think that's totally unfair but that's the reality of the world today. The bottom line is to get the answers correct and that's what Barry does. His results are excellent as I've heard from many others too. He also has a great personality and makes the tutoring enjoyable for kids. An added bonus is that he helps with the whole college application process too. I fully expect my son to get superior scores as my two oldest did. You cant go wrong with Barry.
My name is Lukas and I am a junior at Ridgewood High School. Barry Goldberg tutored me for the November ACT test and I just received my score of a 35 out of 36. I am so happy and grateful to Barry. There is no way I could have done this without him. I was expecting a really good score but even I surprised myself. Barry's test taking strategies made the ultimate difference. I identified all the times the test was trying to trick me(especially in math) and made the appropriate adjustments. That's what Barry does best. He shows you all the tricks, shortcuts, and traps to enable you to beat the test. In addition, he's a great motivator and instiller of confidence. I loved the way he taught his sessions. It wasn't boring at all. He's really funny and likeable. I'm continuing with Barry for the SAT test. Hopefully, I'll score out on that test too. I'm playing with house money. I'm also hoping that my scores will help me get schlorship money down the road. All in all, it's been a wonderful experience.
wonderful tutoring job
We met Barry last winter when he was referred to us by a friend. The first conversation I had with him over the phone put me at such ease. He told me that most parents expect some long complicated explanation as to what needs to be done, but once the call is made to him, the worrying stops. How true that was. Barry explained that he teaches students how to take the test, and that he does this in a very motivating and energetic way. My daughter Stephanie adored him from the very first session. He took away any test anxiety that she may have had. He showed her how to take the SAT TEST, and how to beat it. Most of the test is pretty basic; it's just that they design it to trick you. They basically are kind of jerks. Barry alerted Stephanie to all the tricks and traps of the test. When she took the test, she said she encountered everything that Barry had warned her about. Her test score reflected her preparation. She scored better than 90% of the country and currently is a freshman at the University of Virginia. We absolutely believe Barry played a huge role in this achievement. Barry Goldberg is a wonderful tutor!
Better Than Expected Tutoring
My parents spoke to Barry over the summer about tutoring me for the ACT TEST. He convinced us to start early so we would be done early in my junior year at Pascack Hills High School. He said to give yourself as many opportunities to take the test since you're only going to submit your best scores anyway. I just received my scores for the October 2016 test. I got a 30, which honestly, is more than I expected. I have never been a great standardized test taker even though I get superior grades in school. I feel that I beat the test because of Barry's teaching methods. He made the test so much easier for me. It's not so much about the content of the test, but more about how to take the test. Barry showed me how each test is really a recycled version of all other tests. I was ready for each question, especially in the math section. I knew all the trap questions; I applied many of Barry's shortcuts and tricks. Barry taught me how to take the test. Everyone should be learning how to do this. Also, Barry is a very likeable guy. He is funny, outgoing, motivating, and really cares about my success. I am very happy my parents found him. I'll continue working with Barry until the December test and figure then I'll be done. I plan on working with Barry next summer as he says he can help me with my college application and essays. He said he could also help me apply to the many schlorships out there that most people don't know about. Thanks again to Barry
I worked with Barry to study for the SAT and again for the GRE. Working one-on-one can be intimidating as you are entirely "on the spot" so to speak. But Barry is very supportive and uses humor to help instill his lessons, and I never felt uncomfortable or embarrassed for any mistakes I made along the way. He taught me to be patient, use my time wisely, and to always check my answers--both exams have habitual tricks to overcome and watch out for that I would not have been able to figure out on my own. Barry tutored several of my friends as well, and I never had anyone tell me they had a poor experience with him. He traveled to my home, was always on time, and even allowed me to be tutored with a friend. He does give homework and practice questions to review, so make sure you are prepared! I found no need to enroll in any other programs--some of which can cost thousands of dollars (not kidding, look up Kaplan groups for the GRE if you don't believe me!). I would absolutely recommend Barry as a one-on-one tutor!
More than just a tutor
Barry Goldberg is so much more than a wonderful tutor. He is a mentor, motivator, personal coach, and friend. I've known Barry for ten years now. He's tutored all three of my kids for the SAT. From day one, Barry hit it off with my kids. He has an infectious energy about him that rubs off on the kids. He teaches them how to take the test and alerts them to all the traps and tricks to use. All of my kids did great on the test, and each received schlorship money. The tutoring paid for itself. I've given Barry's name to many others over the years and they all tell me similar tales. We still speak to Barry as he checks in time to time to say hello. My kids still talk about him and the positive effect he's had on their lives. I'm really serious about this. Hire Barry Goldberg!
One-on-One Tutoring is the way to go
Last spring I enrolled my daughter Gabriella at C4 education. Honestly, I did it because it was a little bit cheaper and I figured we would get similar results to private tutoring. I really miscalculated that one. My daughter really got very little out of C4. Lessons were 3 to 1. Gabriella got about 20 minutes of instruction per hour. The rest was just busy work. She really didn't learn any strategies and her SAT scores reflected this. She made no improvement from her PSAT. I decided to call back Barry who I first called before we went C4. I had heard about him from friends who used him. Originally, I thought he was a little too expensive. But with most things, you get what you pay for. Barry was very accommodating and took us on over the summer. Gabriella got along with him great. He's very personable and his enthusiasm rubbed off on Gabriella. He taught her test taking strategies as opposed to just drill and skill. This, I believe, is what made the ultimate difference. She went up almost 200 points as the scores just came in. We are so happy and grateful to Barry for all his help. He really does make a big difference. One-on-One tutoring is so much better than group instruction. The extra cost pays off in the results. You'll be very happy if you make the call to Barry Goldberg.
Professional, dedicated and relatable
My son had the opportunity to work with Barry Goldberg in preparing for his ACT exam. Barry was able to encourage and push my child to success without adding unnecessary stress. He is relatable to the student and is very enthusiastic in his approach. He was able to help my son focus on the tricks necessary to succeed and work with him on how to use his time wisely during the exam. My son looked forward to all the sessions with Barry as he created and developed a bond with my son that enabled him to feel comfortable seeking his advise and aided in increased confidence with each session. Barry was always accommodating to my son's ever changing schedule and made sure he was available for him during the crunch times! My son is going to continue working with Barry as he completes the remainder of his testing and starts to prepare for the college application process.
Barry Goldberg tutored two of my children over the past three years. My daughter and son are very different as far as personality and learning style. It didn't matter how different they are, Barry was wonderful with both of them. He teaches how to take the test in an energetic, engaging manner. Both of my kids loved him. He motivated them, gave them incredible confidence, and gave them the tools to succeed on these crucial standardized tests. It didn't matter as to which test each took. His strategies and tricks work for all the tests. My oldest took the old SAT and broke 2000, over a three hundred point jump from her PSAT. My son did better on the ACT where he got a score of 27. He also walked us through the college application process, recommended schools, and helped edit their application essays. Both of my kids received money from some of the schools they applied to. They are both extremely happy in their respective schools which is in part due to Barry's tutoring. He actually checks in with us time to time and I give him updates on the family. My third child will be a junior next year and we have no worries. We know Barry will do right by us and help are third one achieve his goals too.
Very Effective Tutoring
Barry tutored my son who was a prominent lacrosse player for Don Bosco Prep. I had heard of Barry from various other parents of student athletes of the school. Frank was going to need an effective tutor who was both flexible and accommodating to his situation. Barry passed both tests with flying colors. They hit it off from day one. Barry relates extremely well with his students. He teaches with an extreme amount of energy. Frank loved that. He also showed Frank test taking strategies that enabled him to achieve the score he needed for his lacrosse schlorship. Since then, I have given out Barry's name to other parents. They all come back to me and say the same thing, about how good he is, and about how happy they are with him. I will continue to do this. Barry is very effective. He gets the bottom-line results. He's also very caring and entertaining. you cant go wrong with him.
Barry tutored me last spring for both the new sat and the act tests. From the first session on, he always stressed that it was all about how to take the test. There is so much truth in that statement. In the beginning, I would get questions wrong that I thought were really easy. I soon came to realize that the people who design these tests are not the nicest. They design it to trick you. Barry alerted me to all their tricks and traps. He also showed me how to get correct answers to questions I didn't even understand. There is always a way to get the correct answer, even if you have to do "in case of emergency" strategy. I got excellent scores in both, although I found the ACT to be a much better test. Currently, Barry is helping me with the common application and my personal essay. He does it all and I'm very grateful to him. Everyone should use him!
great enthusiastic tutor
Barry Goldberg is definitely the tutor you want for your son or daughter if you want them to beat the ACT TEST. He's like a one stop shopping service. He covers everything section and does it very effectively and enthusiastically. He got along great with my daughter and completely motivated and inspired her. This would be nice even if she didn't get big scores, but she did. She got a 31 overall score and got into the University of Michigan(her first choice). She was able to achieve this high score because he taught her test taking strategies. Most tutors don't do that. I still keep in touch with Barry and give him updates on Lisa. He's genuinely happy for her. He's a great guy and even better tutor. I pass his name along any chance I get and whoever reads this review should hire him. They'll be very happy they did so.
Barry tutored both of my sons for the SAT. He was always punctual and easy to contact if we had to make a change in the schedule (which can happen often with busy teenagers). His enthusiasm for the subject matter was terrific; the boys always looked forward to his sessions -- the sessions were never a burden. Barry gave plenty of good advice and tips on test taking, but I think the most important aspect of his tutoring was the confidence he instilled in my sons. Half the battle of taking a long, standardized test is going into it without fear or anxiety. I have recommended Barry to other friends, and all have been happy with his excellent work.
Great unique tutor
I am currently getting tutored for the ACT by Barry Goldberg. He's as one of a kind tutor that I have encountered. I expected him to be like most tutors, drab and just businesslike. He is the opposite of that. He is so upbeat and optimistic, and funny in his teaching that I actually look forward to tutoring each week. He is showing me how to take the test so I don't fall for their tricks and traps. The test is actually much easier than what I thought it would be. I'm extremely confident that I'll get the scores I want and deserve. I would absolutely recommend Barry to anyone looking for ACT tutoring
Barry Goldberg Tutor
Barry Goldberg is an amazing tutor plain and simple. I had heard Barry's name passed around the neighborhood so I called him about my oldest daughter Peyton. This was last summer. I told him that Peyton was an above average student but not a great standardized test taker. Her score was average at best on the PSAT. immediately he made me feel better about the upcoming process. He told me that it was his job to make our lives easier and get the desired result (big scores). Boy, did he come through! Barry immediately connected with my daughter on a personal level, which is more important than you might think. After the first session, we were thrilled. My daughter was extremely motivated and eager to continue on with more sessions. Barry taught her how to take the test which in my opinion is just as if not more important than the material. He showed her so many tricks and shortcuts to get the right answer. That is awesome since that is what your score is based on, correct answers. In the end her score went up over 200 points from her Psat. We are ecstatic. Currently, Barry is helping us with the whole college application process, including Peyton's personal essay. We are hopeful that we may get some scholarship money too. While Barry's rates are pricier than classes, it was well worth it. The one on one tutoring really did the trick. I'd happily recommend Barry to anyone.
For every standardized test I took I tutored with Barry. I never really write reviews for things but I just had to this time because Barry was the best tutor I have ever had, and I have had a lot. He always taught me tricks and gave me key tips to beat the test. My scores went up with him. He made me feel very confident while practicing for the test, and taking the test. He was an amazing tutor and I highly highly recommend Barry.
Barry Goldberg - Fantastic tutor, great results.
I started tutoring with Barry Goldberg after I took the SAT for the first time. The second time I took the test, I went up 100 points in each subject thanks to Barry's methods & techniques. Barry helped make the SAT seem less scary and mysterious and actually brought to light how simple it really could be. The one-on-one tutoring sessions were in the comfort of my own home for an hour each week. We'd go over each subject and do practice tests. I'd also have assigned work to be completed for the next week. Barry and I would check my work and discuss how I came up with the answers. We'd correct any mistakes. I've enthusiastically recommended Barry to many friends while I was tutoring with him. Many used him afterwards and had the same positive results. Barry provides a new way of looking at the test and how to approach it. Going into the test I felt absolutely confident and ready to take it on and do well. Barry's laid-back and calm attitude also encouraged me to remain calm about the SAT and to be lax during our tutoring sessions so I could focus properly without feeling tense or overwhelmed. Barry has become a trusted and reliable friend over the years and far beyond the SAT. He is truly a knowledgable and caring person with a passionate for teaching students. I highly, highly recommend him!
Excellent Personalized Tutoring
My daughter and son were tutored by Barry Goldberg, owner of Elite. Both kids for their SAT, the essay and in addition Barry tutored my daughter for her GRE for graduate school. Besides offering individual tutoring, his method is unique and he is extremely "kid friendly". Most importantly, after the student receives their first test scores, Barry reviews their mistakes and teaches the corrections. Upon taking the test for the second time, there is a great probability of an increase in the test score. Because of his standard of teaching my children achieved high test scores resulting in incredible academic scholarships. I have recommended Barry at the very least a dozen times to other parents. All have been extremely happy with his ability to connect to the student and teach them in a way that enables elevated test results. That in turn translates to money well spent because the colleges and universities reward high scoring students with an ample increase in academic scholarships.
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