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Why Prep Academy Tutors? Certified Private Tutors in New York and Connecticut

Our certified and accredited tutors set us apart from other private tutoring companies in Westchester and Fairfield Counties 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 Westchester and Fairfield Counties 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. At Prep Academy Tutors, we provide your child with the right tools to reach academic success. 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 New York and Connecticut

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 Westchester and Fairfield County tutors are certified tutors in New York or Connecticut who are qualified to teach but believe in the value of personalized education. The reality is that it is getting harder for teachers to get a job with the board, and even when they do get a job, the 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 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 that is unique to every student to help them reach academic success.

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Professional Tutoring Services

in Westchester County, New York & Fairfield County, Connecticut

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 Westchester County, New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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 Westchester County, New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut 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 Westchester County and Fairfield County 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 New York and Connecticut


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 Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

 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.

 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.

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 Westchester and Fairfield Counties 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 Westchester and Fairfield Counties 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 Westchester and Fairfield Counties, 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 matter.


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, Mandarin, French, Italian and Latin)

Although Westchester and Fairfield Counties have various public districts with different curriculums, each local district develops a curriculum based on standards established by The New York State Education Department.

In Connecticut, the adoption of standards is a State Board 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, cover material before it’s taught, and provide them with the tools they need to better understand and more confidently approach subject matter as it is taught.

These states and districts have slightly differing curriculums but are held to the same standards, which is why we work with your child’s specific school curriculum. We revisit any challenging subject matter to explain it in a way that is easier for a student to understand so that they can keep up with their peers and take control of their educational journey.

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 Westchester County 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 in Westchester and Fairfield Counties 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 owners

Sarah Loader 

Sarah was born in Toronto, Canada and attended both public and private school growing up. She is a Canadian trained lawyer and also a licensed Ontario realtor. Sarah brings a strong work ethic and a firm understanding of entrepreneurship to her business.  She has excellent interpersonal, client service and communication skills.  Sarah is outgoing and a skilled trust and relationship builder.  Sarah has three children of her own and enjoys being a well-integrated member of her family’s school community.   

She understands the value of individualized and creative learning methods.  She knows that confidence built from a strong teacher-student relationship and a supportive academic community will extend beyond the classroom, impacting future success.  Sarah currently lives in Westchester, NY with her family.


Vanessa O’Friel 

Vanessa began her career in education as an assistant teacher at the Buckley School in New York City. In addition to teaching, Vanessa tutored students in math (pre-algebra, algebra and calculus) and helped them with organizational skills. Vanessa joined the science department at the Buckley School, where she taught environmental science in the elementary school, and health science to middle school students.  After many years at Buckley, Vanessa moved into teaching 9th grade Biology at the Collegiate School. Vanessa now works part-time in admissions at the Rye Country Day School and lives in Bronxville with her husband and four children.

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Elementary School Teacher and Reading Specialist
English, Math, Reading Specialist, Science, Social Studies, Special Education
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Middle and High School Math Teacher
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Elementary School Teacher
English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Elementary and Middle School Math Teacher
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Middle and High School English teacher
English, Essay Writing, Literacy, Reading
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Elementary School Teacher
Elementary Education
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Middle and High School English and Social Studies Teacher
English, Humanities, Social Studies
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Elementary School Teacher
Elementary Education K-4
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4

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