OUR TEAM

Ivy Tutor proudly offers an array of top-tier talent. Our tutors and expert advisors bring with them dynamic and inspiring personalities and a commitment to mastering their tutoring craft. All our tutors are able to naturally connect with every type of personality to create meaningful sessions that translate to impressive outcomes. On their shoulders, each Ivy Tutor feels the weight of their students’ futures.

Our Tutors

Dr. Kevin

Test Prep Tutor

Kevin is a test prep tutor with a lifelong passion for education. He graduated with honors from Boston College. Now, he is a medical doctor and researcher at Rutgers University, where his day to day is brimming with academia and learning. Kevin is excited to use his experiences to guide students in achieving all of their academic and career goals. Outside of the hospital and classroom, he enjoys playing sports, cooking and spending time with his friends, family and 3 Shih-Tzus.

Dr. Kevin
Test Prep Tutor

Zeke

Test Prep Tutor

Zeke hails from Denver. His perfect ACT score allowed him to attend Fordham University on a scholarship, where he graduated summa cum laude. Zeke wrote and edited for several student publications, and he is a member of numerous honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu. Zeke has eventual plans to follow in his parents’ footsteps by attending law school, specifically to study constitutional and human rights law.

Zeke
Test Prep Tutor

Tyler

Test Prep Tutor

Tyler is a test prep tutor and alumnus of Columbia University, graduating with a dual degree in linguistics and Philosophy with honors. Focusing on SAT and ACT preparation, Tyler seeks to provide students with the conceptual tools needed to not only solve problems, but truly understand them on the way to stellar test scores. Outside of tutoring, Tyler is currently working towards a Phd in philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Tyler
Test Prep Tutor

Christine

Test Prep Tutor

Christine originally hails from Dallas. She received her degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University in 2022 and has been tutoring students for over 5 years. In helping students gain confidence in their abilities, she believes in focusing on using conceptual tools to understand the higher level principles behind questions. Outside of tutoring, Christine likes to write, read and play Scrabble.

Christine
Test Prep Tutor

Dr. Menen

Test Prep Tutor

Dr. Menen is a test prep tutoring expert with degrees from Columbia University in Chemistry/Mathematics and a medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now part of Drexel University). Menen is a clinician with a passion for helping students reach their academic goals by providing tutoring for standardized exams. She has been teaching for five years and when not tutoring she is a Director of Clinical Services for a digital health solutions organization.

Dr. Menen
Test Prep Tutor

Alex

Math Tutor

Alex’s life’s focus is teaching math and has taught high school students of all levels for the past 21 years, including AP Calculus and AP Statistics. Alex graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics. He taught math at the renowned LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and was Chair of the Mathematics Department at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School. Today, Alex teaches at Nyack High School. When not teaching math, Alex runs his county’s chess club.

Alex
Math Tutor

Sam

Writing Specialist

Sam is a writing specialist with degrees from Columbia University and the University of Southern California and over 10 years of writing experience in law, business and academia. Drawing from his expertise, he has helped clients of all kinds to elevate their ideas and engage their audience with their writing. His goal is to help students, through his guidance, develop the writing skills necessary to thrive in today’s knowledge-driven world.

Sam
Writing Specialist

College Consultants

Ivy Tutor

Dr. Syssoyeva

College Admissions Consultant

Dr. Kathryn Syssoyeva holds a joint-PhD from Stanford University. She has over 20 years of institutional experience at the college and university level. As a College Admissions Counselor, Dr. Syssoyeva helps families to navigate the admissions system and students to make a comprehensive plan and stay on track. She has a proven track record of helping students achieve acceptances that exceed their expectations. Her students have gained admission to MIT, UCLA, Berkeley, UPenn, Stanford, Harvard and other fine schools.

Dr. Syssoyeva
College Admissions Consultant

Joshua Velasquez

College Admissions Consultant

Joshua is a graduate of Stanford University and a former Admissions Officer at Dartmouth College. He has over half a decade of experience in the world of highly selective college admissions and looks forward to guiding students and their parents through the process using his unique background and personal experiences. A current PhD student at Princeton University, Joshua is also a passionate language learner, a Russian literature enthusiast and a harpist.

Joshua Velasquez
College Admissions Consultant

Ari Freuman, M.A.

Founder & Tutoring Lead

Ari began his journey into test prep while working on his Master’s degree in Psychology at SUNY New Paltz and continued through his second Master’s in Statistics. Thanks to insights from his graduate-level studies, Ari became one of the top private tutors in the New York metropolitan era, where he earned a reputation as the original “Ivy Tutor.” Ari decided to create Ivy Tutor when he realized how difficult it was, at any price point, to find tutors who could reliably help students reach their scoring potential.

Ari Freuman, M.A.
Founder & Tutoring Lead

Higher Scores,
Brighter Futures.