We’ve known Marty Bernstein for well over 10 years. When it came time for an SAT math tutor, we called him and no one else. He has always made our son feel comfortable in a way that allows him to engage fully in the work. Our son looked forward to his weekly sessions with Marty, yes, hard to believe a 17yr old looked forward to his math tutor! The ACT and SAT scores CLEARLY reflected Marty’s influence, considering that he scored far higher on Math than all other subjects on the tests. Marty was a HUGE, positive influence in helping our son find the self-confidence he needed to succeed in that difficult, junior year. And the inspiring footnote to our experience with Marty is our son’s desire to someday, teach High School math!
Jonathan and Beth W. - Croton On Hudson, NY
Marty Bernstein has worked with our son for about five months total in preparation for the ACT and SAT exams. In weekly sessions Marty tutored our son in Mathematics, test taking skills and study habits. In all these months our son never once complained about the lessons but instead praised Marty as "the best teacher he ever had", as a "really nice person", as "very helpful" and "very clear with his explanations". My husband and I observed that Marty was exceptionally patient but also firm when Adam needed to work a bit harder. He was encouraging and understanding but also had expectations. He was clear and precise, worked very hard and guided his student well so that all the necessary material was covered. We all liked Marty very much.
We highly recommend Marty Bernstein as a Math tutor for ACT and SAT exams.
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Birgit and Jason Elias. - Croton On Hudson, NY - 914-271-3308
Marty Bernstein has been such a wonderful tutor for our son Ian. Marty taught Ian techniques that enabled him to improve his scores in all three SAT areas.
Ian had previously taken the Princeton Review course, but his SAT score only increased by 80 points from his PSAT score. After 7 tutoring sessions with Marty, however, Ian’s score jumped 130 points. Marty’s encouragement, warmth, and gentle nature proved the perfect fit for Ian. We only wish we had contacted Marty earlier, as his tutoring proved so much more effective than the review course. We thank Marty, ever so much, for helping Ian to raise significantly his score.
Zeena and Lawrence A. - Croton On Hudson, NY
Marty Bernstein isn’t just an excellent math tutor, he’s also a very personable one. He’s warm, outgoing, and gets along easily with students and parents alike. He helped our older daughter prepare for her math SATs, and then he tutored our younger daughter in 10th-grade math. He's strong in every phase, and the results speak for themselves. Marty provides strong value, and we won't hesitate to call on him again.
Phyllis and Stephen S. - Ossining, NY
Marty Bernstein’s skills as a tutor are multilayered. He was able to help reduce my son’s anxiety by his calm, consistent and thorough approach to the material. Marty’s approach to my son was uniquely tailored to his needs as a student covering the materially extensively and as a test taker. He made the test a very manageable event. We hoped for a 25% increase in his math scores on the SAT, we never expected the 40% increase he achieved. Marty seemed to give him a set of math tools he was able to apply throughout the test. We believe his results were directly related to his work with Marty and the increase in these scores clearly provided my son with college opportunities that would not have been afforded to him without these results.
Robin and Jim M. - Croton On Hudson, NY
We have used Marty Bernstein as a Math tutor for our daughter for two years and without his assistance she would never have passed Math 1 and 2 in High School plus both Regents exams. He has the patience of a saint and a pleasure to deal with. She has gone from a 65 student in Math to a 85 student. We are now using him for assistance with SAT and ACT testing as well...
Marlene K. - Croton On Hudson, NY
Our two kids needed extra help in mathematics. In eighth grade algebra and sixth grade math they did not have a thorough grasp of the subject. Our eighth grader's test scores were slipping. In a few months, Marty was able to discern exactly what it was that kept our son from keeping pace with his class. It was our son's rush to finish, his thinking that he knew it when he didn't, and non-recognition of the precise test questions as to what was being asked that were preventing his success. Through a patient manner of very focused practice, Marty was able to install a more systematic approach to work habits; better problem identification & problem solving skills; better recall of the appropriate formulas & equations; better completion of the questions according to the specific instructions; better problem checking and re-checking procedures; and an overall better subject orientation and comprehension. Both of our kids are doing much better.
Marty's experiences as a teacher & a computer IT guy enables him to offer many efficient tutorial alternatives, or processes, as the way individuals come to learn the subject is through resonance of certain words or language, and what works for one may not work for another. He also is very aware of what is expected at the different grade levels with the big state tests and how to prepare for them. My kids enjoy working with him too! Marty is an extremely effective tutor whom we've recommended to several friends.
Margaret and Robert O. - Croton On Hudson, NY
From the first day I shook his hand I knew there was something special about him. Marty Bernstein is a sensitive, caring man and tutor. Marty has a unique talent of making my child comfortable enough to expand her mid and create the right environment to learn. In one semester my daughter has improved her math grade from a C+ to an B+! THANK YOU MARTY!
Evan L. - Croton On Hudson, NY
My daughter and I are happy to recommend Marty's services as a tutor. As a matter of fact, the competence and comfort level he afforded my daughter in Math goes beyond tutoring. He has been a GREAT instructor. His thoroughness and calm demeanor made each session a pleasure. We truly appreciate his efforts in assisting her to reach her goals and to feel good in the process.
S.S. - Bedford, NY
Marty has been working with our son Chris for over a year and a half. Marty is fantastic. Chris is a talented math student and Marty has helped him to continue to excel by providing additional enrichment and support when needed. Chris truly enjoys and looks forward to his sessions with Marty – high praise indeed from a teenage boy! We have already recommended Marty to a number of friends who were looking for a math tutor, and will be happy to do so again in the future.
Carol and Todd T. - Croton on Hudson, NY