Group Tutoring

Smart City Tutors offers small-group tutoring for students looking for more social, collaborative tutoring options. 

Our small groups consist of one tutor and between two and six students in either in-home, in-office, or virtual formats. Instead of hosting larger classes, we cap our small groups at six students to provide the benefits of working in a class setting while also ensuring that all students get the personalized attention and feedback that makes tutoring so impactful. 

All group tutoring programs have been carefully designed by our expert tutors with the support of the Smart City Kids and Smart City Tutors teams. 

We offer the following structures for group tutoring: 

  • Pre-Scheduled Group Programs: Enroll your child in a pre-scheduled program where they will meet other students working on the same subjects. Dates, times, and other details are listed for each program below. Pre-scheduled programs are offered online or in-office.
  • On-Demand Group Programs: If your child has a peer group looking for support in the same subject, we can either duplicate an existing program to fit in your schedule, or we can work with you to create a customized program to fit your academic needs. On-demand programs are offered online, in-office, or in-home.
  • School Partnerships: Smart City Tutors works with partner schools to build tutoring programs that fit their students’ needs. Programs designed in partnership with a school can be held on-site at the school, in-office, or online.

 

To get started designing your own program, or for questions about our group tutoring programs, please email info@smartcitytutoring.com or call us at our office at 212-249-4066.

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

Upper Level ISEE Summer Intensive

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

Upper Level ISEE 8-Week Course

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

Upper Level SSAT Summer Intensive

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

Upper Level SSAT 8-Week Course

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

SHSAT Summer Intensive

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

SHSAT 8-Week Course

Upper Level ISEE 2-Week Summer Intensive

The summer is the perfect time to start preparing for the Upper Level ISEE

The Upper Level ISEE is a 2.5-hour exam used for entrance into independent high schools, and assesses students on a range of math, reading, verbal, and writing skills, some of which are not covered in a standard school curriculum.

Studying for a test with such breadth may seem daunting, but during our 2-Week Summer Intensive Program, your child will learn all test-specific strategies and much of the content necessary to ace the exam. A small-group setting (2-6 students) allows for personalized instruction and support, space for students to discuss content and ask questions, and opportunities for collaboration with peers. Led by an expert ISEE tutor, the 2-Week Intensive Program will provide students with the structure and guidance they need to effectively and efficiently prepare for the exam. 

Program details:

  • Daily 1.5-hour sessions Monday-Thursday for two consecutive weeks (12 hours total)
  • Daily homework assignments and touchpoints with the tutor
  • Virtual sessions conducted via Zoom
  • Minimum 2 students, maximum 6 students
  • 2 full-length practice exams

Session 1:

  • Week 1: August 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
  • Week 2: August 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th
  • Virtual Sessions 5:30pm-7:00pm

Session 2:

  • Week 1: August 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd
  • Week 2: August 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th
  • Virtual Sessions 10:00am-11:30am


To enroll, please fill out our enrollment form. We will follow up within two business days to confirm space and complete enrollment. For questions about the program, please email Leila Smiley at leilasmiley@smartcitykids.com.

Upper Level ISEE 8-Week Course

Our Upper Level ISEE 8-Week Course is carefully designed to support students as they prepare for their first ISEE test. The Upper Level ISEE is a 2.5-hour exam used for entrance into independent high schools, and assesses students on a range of math, reading, verbal, and writing skills, some of which are not covered in a standard school curriculum.

Students will join weekly sessions with peers who are also preparing for the test, and our expert ISEE tutor will guide students through the strategies and content necessary to excel on the exam. Our small-group structure (2-6 students) allows for personalized instruction and support, space for students to discuss content and ask questions, and opportunities for collaboration with peers. Students will have weekly personalized homework assignments, and families will have regular opportunities for communication with the tutor. This program will conclude the third week of October, and is designed for students planning to take their first ISEE in late October or November. 

Program details:

  • Weekly 1.5-hour sessions on Saturdays from 10:00-11:30am, August 31st through October 19th (12 hours total)
  • Weekly homework assignments and touchpoints with the tutor
  • Virtual sessions conducted via Zoom
  • Minimum 2 students, maximum 6 students
  • 2 full-length practice exams + practice sections


To enroll, please fill out our enrollment form. We will follow up within two business days to confirm space and complete enrollment. For questions about the program, please email Leila Smiley at leilasmiley@smartcitykids.com

If these dates and times don’t work for your schedule, please reach out! Additional sessions will be added when sessions fill.

Upper Level SSAT 2-Week Summer Intensive

The summer is the perfect time to start preparing for the Upper Level SSAT.

The Upper Level SSAT is an approximately 3-hour exam used for entrance into independent high schools, and assesses students on a range of math, reading, verbal, and writing skills, some of which are not covered in a standard school curriculum.

Studying for a test with such breadth may seem daunting, but during our 2-Week Summer Intensive Program, your child will learn all test-specific strategies and much of the content necessary to ace the exam. A small-group setting (2-6 students) allows for personalized instruction and support, space for students to discuss content and ask questions, and opportunities for collaboration with peers. Led by an expert SSAT tutor, the 2-Week Intensive Program will provide students with the structure and guidance they need to effectively and efficiently prepare for the exam. 

Program details:

  • Daily 1.5-hour sessions Monday-Thursday for two consecutive weeks (12 hours total)
  • Daily homework assignments and touchpoints with the tutor
  • Virtual sessions conducted via Zoom
  • Minimum 2 students, maximum 6 students
  • 2 full-length practice exams

Session 1:

  • Week 1: August 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
  • Week 2: August 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th
  • Session Times: 4:15pm-5:45pm

Session 2:

  • Week 1: August 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd
  • Week 2: August 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th
  • Session times: 10:00am-11:30am

 

To enroll, please fill out our enrollment form. We will follow up within two business days to confirm space and complete enrollment. For questions about the program, please email Leila Smiley at leilasmiley@smartcitykids.com.

Upper Level SSAT 8-Week Course

Our  Upper Level SSAT 8-Week Course is carefully designed to support students as they prepare for their first ISEE test. The Upper Level SSAT is an approximately 3-hour exam used for entrance into independent high schools, and assesses students on a range of math, reading, verbal, and writing skills, some of which are not covered in a standard school curriculum.

Students will join weekly sessions with peers who are also preparing for the test, and our expert SSAT tutor will guide students through the strategies and content necessary to excel on the exam. Our small-group structure (2-6 students) allows for personalized instruction and support, space for students to discuss content and ask questions, and opportunities for collaboration with peers. Students will have weekly personalized homework assignments, and families will have regular opportunities for communication with the tutor. This program will conclude the third week of October, and is designed for students planning to take their first SSAT in October or November. 

Program details:

  • Weekly 1.5-hour sessions on Fridays from 4:30-6:00pm August 30th through October 18th (12 hours total)
  • Weekly homework assignments and touchpoints with the tutor
  • Virtual sessions conducted via Zoom
  • Minimum 2 students, maximum 6 students
  • 2 full-length practice exams + practice sections

 

To enroll, please fill out our enrollment form. We will follow up within two business days to confirm space and complete enrollment. For questions about the program, please email Leila Smiley at leilasmiley@smartcitykids.com

If these dates and times don’t work for your schedule, please reach out! Additional sessions will be added when sessions fill.

SHSAT Summer Intensive

The summer is the perfect time to start preparing for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). 

The SHSAT is a standardized test taken by 8th and 9th graders in New York City applying to one of New York’s Specialized High Schools, covering both math and English Language Arts topics over the course of 3 hours.

Studying for the SHSAT may seem daunting, but during our 2-Week Summer Intensive Program, your child will learn all test-specific strategies and much of the content necessary to ace the exam. A small-group setting (2-6 students) allows for personalized instruction and support, space for students to discuss content and ask questions, and opportunities for collaboration with peers. Led by an expert SHSAT tutor, the 2-Week Intensive Program will provide students with the structure and guidance they need to effectively and efficiently prepare for the exam. 

Program details:

  • Daily 1.5-hour sessions Tuesday-Friday for two consecutive weeks (12 hours total)
  • Daily homework assignments and touchpoints with the tutor
  • Virtual sessions conducted via Zoom
  • Minimum 2 students, maximum 6 students
  • 2 full-length practice exams

Session 1:

  • Week 1: August 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
  • Week 2: August 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th
  • Virtual Sessions 10:00am-11:30am

Session 2:

  • Week 1: August 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd
  • Week 2: August 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th
  • Virtual Sessions 10:00am-11:30am


To enroll, please fill out our enrollment form. We will follow up within two business days to confirm space and complete enrollment. For questions about the program, please email Leila Smiley at leilasmiley@smartcitykids.com.

Upper Level SHSAT 8-Week Course

Our SHSAT 8-Week Course is carefully designed to support students as they prepare for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test. The SHSAT is a standardized test taken by 8th and 9th graders in New York City applying to one of New York’s Specialized High Schools, covering both math and English Language Arts topics over the course of 3 hours.

Students will join weekly sessions with peers who are also preparing for the test, and our expert ISEE tutor will guide students through the strategies and content necessary to excel on the exam. Our small-group structure (2-6 students) allows for personalized instruction and support, space for students to discuss content and ask questions, and opportunities for collaboration with peers. Students will have weekly personalized homework assignments, and families will have regular opportunities for communication with the tutor. This program will conclude the second week of October, allowing students a couple of weeks for any additional review they may need ahead of the exam.

Program details:

  • Weekly 1.5-hour sessions on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm, August 21st through October 9th (12 hours total)
  • Weekly homework assignments and touchpoints with the tutor
  • Virtual sessions conducted via Zoom
  • Minimum 2 students, maximum 6 students
  • 2 full-length practice exams + practice sections


To enroll, please fill out our enrollment form. We will follow up within two business days to confirm space and complete enrollment. For questions about the program, please email Leila Smiley at leilasmiley@smartcitykids.com

If these dates and times don’t work for your schedule, please reach out! Additional sessions will be added when sessions fill.

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