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Tutors of Downtown Manhattan

Anna S.
Anna S.
Elementary, Middle, and High School Teacher
College Essay Writing, Elementary Education K-5, English, Executive Functioning, PSAT/SAT Test Prep, Regents Prep, SSAT/ISEE Test Prep
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Antonio B.
Antonio B.
Middle and High School Teacher
ACT Test Prep, Calculus, Geometry, Graphing, PSAT/SAT Test Prep, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Regents Prep, Trigonometry
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cristina R.
Cristina R.
Middle and High School Teacher
Biology, College Essay Writing, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Living Environment, Regents Prep
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Dylan Z.
Dylan Z.
High School and Post Secondary Teacher
AP World History, College Essay Writing, Direct Instruction, English, Macroeconomics, Social Studies, US History
University, 9, 10, 11, 12
Grayson L.
Grayson L.
English Teacher
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Haley C.
Haley C.
Elementary, Middle, and High School Teacher
Direct Instruction, English, PSAT/SAT Test Prep, Regents Prep, Social Studies, US History, World History
9, 10, 11, 12
Halle M.
Halle M.
Elementary, Middle and High School Teacher
ACT Test Prep, Algebra, Biology, Calculus, College Essay Writing, Elementary Education K-5, English, Environmental Science, Finite Math, Geometry, Graphing, PSAT/SAT Test Prep, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Social Studies, Spanish, Statistics, Trigonometry, US History
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Lauren H.
Lauren H.
Elementary, Middle, and High School Teacher
ACT Test Prep, Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, College Essay Writing, Direct Instruction, Earth Science, Elementary Education K-5, English, Environmental Science, Executive Functioning, Geometry, Graphing, Living Environment, PSAT/SAT Test Prep, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Regents Prep, SSAT/ISEE Test Prep, Social Studies, Spanish, Trigonometry, US History, World History
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Why choose

Prep Academy Tutors?

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Why Prep Academy Tutors? Professional Private Tutoring in Downtown Manhattan

At Prep Academy Tutors, we provide your child with the right tools to reach academic success. Our certified and accredited tutors set us apart from other private tutoring companies in Downtown Manhattan and make us a reliable source for personalized education. Every student is capable of reaching academic success — they just need the right tools and resources to do so. At Prep Academy Tutors, we provide private in-home tutoring in Downtown Manhattan that is personally catered to the unique needs of each of our students. Our tutors approach each student individually to provide them with a personalized educational environment that is low-pressure, and familiar. By providing this personalized attention, we can work with your child to fill any gaps in their knowledge and help them to catch up with their peers. If your child needs a more personalized approach to education to improve their grades and comprehension, Prep Academy Tutors can match them with a tutor who will best suit their needs and personal learning style. We like to think of our tutors as your child’s “smart friend” who can explain things in a way that they can understand and retain. We know that your child’s academic journey is important to you, which is why we maintain open communication with parents every step of the way. Instead of impersonal emails, we bring our personalized approach to learning to our communication with parents. We schedule phone calls and face to face meetings so that we can update you on your child’s progress and work as a team to keep them on track on their path to academic fulfilment.

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Certified Tutors in Downtown Manhattan

Prep Academy Tutors is an elite team of certified teachers who have the qualifications and knowledge needed to provide a professional level of education. Our Downtown Manhattan tutors are certified tutors in Downtown Manhattan who are qualified to teach but believe in the value of personalized education. After COVID-19, many K-12 students have fallen behind. Tutoring has been proven to be the most effective method of getting students back to their grade level, or above. One-on-one tutoring is more effective than smaller class sizes, after-school classes, longer semesters, longer school days, or summer school. In addition, today’s large class sizes make it nearly impossible to give each student the right level of attention they need. We pride ourselves in providing certified educators with an alternative option that allows them to educate in an environment that is low-pressure and personal to each student. At Prep Academy Tutors, we create an environment that is both fulfilling and enriching for both our tutors and students.

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Flexible In-Home and Online Tutors

Prep Academy Tutors is a team of flexible in-home and online tutors who will work around your schedule to provide your child with the level of education they need, at times that are convenient for your family.

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Personalized Education

Our tutors provide personalized education with a high level of professionalism and service. We are committed to providing a personalized approach to education to help every student to help them reach academic success.

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Professional Tutoring Services

in Downtown Manhattan

At Prep Academy Tutors we know that no two children learn in exactly the same way, which is why we offer various styles of private tutoring services in Downtown Manhattan.

Our tutors cater their approach to education based on a student’s individual needs to not only fill in gaps in their knowledge but to form a close relationship that is both encouraging and empowering. To us education is fun, and we want your child to have fun on their journey to academic success.

We are proud to have a team of tutors in Downtown Manhattan who can provide students with the personalized level of education they need to better retain course material, catch up to their peers, and gain an entirely new level of confidence in their academic ability. 

Don’t let your child struggle academically when they can benefit from personalized tutoring services.

Our tutors in Downtown Manhattan are ready to provide your child with the personalized attention they need to excel.

Learn more about the tutoring services our certified teachers can provide to help elevate your child’s educational experience.

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One-on-One Tutoring in Downtown Manhattan


It can be challenging for teachers in the classroom to give every student the attention they need to succeed. Fortunately, Prep Academy Tutors provides at-home and online one-on-one tutoring in Downtown Manhattan.

Instead of acting like a teacher at the front of the classroom, our tutors act more like a “smart friend” who can reiterate source material and explain subject matter in a way that is easy to understand.

By bringing education into your home, our tutors can better explain course material and revisit challenging subject matter to fill in any gaps in your child’s knowledge.

Our educators work one-one-one with students to make a connection, better understand the student’s individual educational needs, and accommodate accordingly with a customized education plan that is unique to the student.

Our tutors create a safe, low-pressure educational environment where students feel like they can learn and develop comprehension at their own pace.

Prep Academy Tutors provides semi-private tutoring in Downtown Manhattan so that students can benefit from the magic that happens when you put two heads together.

If your child and a friend are at a similar learning stage and are interested in utilizing tutoring, they can benefit from having the same instructor while also getting a more one-on-one approach to learning.

Prep Academy Tutors offers group tutoring in Downtown Manhattan for groups of 3-6 students. While group tutoring does not provide the same personalization as one-on-one tutoring, it makes up for this with the energy, camaraderie, and collaboration that comes with group learning.

In group tutoring, students can come together to work as a team, brainstorm, bounce ideas off one another, and provide each other with the support and encouragement to confidently set and reach academic goals.

Because all students have different learning needs, capabilities, and interests, some subjects can pose as more of a challenge in the classroom than others. This is why Prep Academy Tutors hires certified educators with various specialties.

 Whether you are looking for a science tutor or English tutor in Downtown Manhattan, we can pair your child with a tutor who has the specialized knowledge needed to fill in any gaps in their knowledge of a particular subject.


We offer tutoring for the following subjects:

● Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Computer Science)

● Social Studies (Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics)

● Mathematics (General Mathematics, Algebra & Geometry, Calculus & Vectors, Data Management, Advanced Functions)

● English (Essay Writing, Reading, Literature, Writing Skills)

● Languages (Spanish, French, Italian and Latin)

Manhattan develops a curriculum based on standards established by the New York State Department of Education.

In Downtown Manhattan, the adoption of standards is a State Department of Education responsibility. A standard describes what student should know and be able to do. Standards are sometimes referred to as learning standards. Standards define the goals of education — what students need to learn — not the processes of education or how schools are structured or how they operate.

These curriculum standards are maintained by all of our tutors. By working with your child’s curriculum, we can help fill any gaps in their knowledge and cover material before it’s taught. This will provide them with the tools they need to better understand and more confidently approach subject matter as it is taught.

Enrichment Programs

Tutoring is for more than just remediation purposes. Tutoring can be an enriching experience for any student looking to learn more or get ahead. Prep Academy Tutors offers enrichment tutoring programs in Downtown Manhattan to help students challenge themselves academically.


Remedial Programs:

Every child is capable of learning when equipped with the right tools. Prep Academy Tutors offers remedial programs that are designed to provide these tools to students struggling with subjects like reading and English.

We offer two remedial programs:


Direct Instruction Reading Mastery Program: Our tutors offer a direct instruction reading mastery program that is designed to help students struggling with reading comprehension. This program is 90% review based and uses carefully developed and fully-scripted directions to help students to retain information long term and develop comprehension at a faster rate.

The Wilson Reading System: This program is designed to suit the educational needs of students with dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities. Tutors executing this program exercise the Orton-Gillingham method; which is the concept of utilizing multi-sensory instruction through reading, listening, seeing, etc., which helps students to retain literacy comprehension.


The Owner

Paul Baly

Paul came from a family of educational leaders where the dinner table conversations throughout his childhood involved long debates about the joys and challenges of teaching and leading. Serving in senior leadership and teaching roles in day, boarding, rural, suburban, and metropolitan schools ranging from 200 to 1300 students, Paul has worked for the past 25 years in Independent Schools. Most recently, Paul served as the Middle School Director at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan, and prior to that he served in the same role at The Elisabeth Morrow School, a 3’s-eighth grade school in Englewood, NJ. Paul began his career teaching high school English at the Storm King School, a small boarding school in the Hudson Valley of New York and moved on to become the Dean of Students and a championship lacrosse coach at Heathwood Hall in Columbia, SC. He prides himself on building sustainable teams and rich, student-centered educational programs.

Early in his career, Paul taught middle and high school English and coached varsity football, wrestling, and lacrosse. He helped found and was the Head coach at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School’s varsity lacrosse team, coached several All-Americans, and led the team to the State Finals. He was inducted into the South Carolina Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008. Paul holds an undergraduate degree from Roanoke College, a Masters in English from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters Degree in Private School Leadership from Columbia University. Paul’s has three children who have all attended both independent and public schools.


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