I graduated from Bates College in 2009 with a degree in political science and started my teaching career over eight years ago when I joined The Princeton Review. While working for that company, I helped literally hundreds of students prepare for the SAT through group instruction and one-on-one tutoring. I went on to become a full-time, independent tutor who specializes in helping students with the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and writing of college essays.

The students who I have tutored independently have consistently seen amazing results, illustrated by the fact that over 90% of them have been accepted to their first-choice college or private secondary school. As part of my guidance, I have shown many of them how to write personal statements that greatly enhance their college applications. They are often struck by how easy they find the process as I help them create natural, engaging narratives that highlight their most important goals, character traits, and personal experiences. 

Outside of teaching, I am working on a novel and have taken creative writing classes through The Writers Studio and The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. In my free time, I love to read about current events, play soccer, and ride my bike throughout New York City. 



Jon Tannenbaum

What some happy students and parents say:  

"I can honestly say that my tutoring sessions with Jon were a key part of my success on the SAT.  Without him I would not have gotten into my top choice schools.  I would recommend Jon to anyone looking for an SAT tutor without a second thought."


  - E.Z, Proud Student

"Jonathan worked patiently with my daughter through her SAT test-prep in order to help her achieve her desired scores.  She was applying to Ivy and NESCAC colleges. Jonathan brought a sense of calm and encouragement to her at a very stressful time. My daughter got into her first choice school early decision."



- Christina C., Proud Mom   


"Jon did a terrifc job helping our daughter with the SATs.  He gave her the attention and confidence she needed to help her acheive a substantial increase in her scores.  We recommend him enthusiastically and unequivocally."

                                                             - Andy, Proud Dad