Tutors

Roman

Roman

Roman is the founder and owner of Test Prep Masters. Roman opened Test Prep Masters in Brighton Beach back in 2012, and has worked with hundreds of students from Southern Brooklyn since then. He created Test Prep Masters seminal math curriculum by creating over 1000 SAT math questions for the new SAT and hired a team of top tutors to help students reach their potential.

Matthew

Matthew

Matthew is a highly experienced SAT and SHSAT English tutor, who has spent the past several years teaching at some of NYC’s most elite private schools. During that time, Matthew worked with numerous gifted students and oversaw their rising success throughout their high school experiences. A consummate tutor and educational maverick, Matthew employs a unique teaching style that engages the student both inside and outside his lessons.

Outside of tutoring, Matthew is also a successful playwright, director, filmmaker, and screenwriter in New York City. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2011 with a BA in Philosophy, obtained a Master’s in English from Lehigh University in 2016 and has published two novels, Moon on Water and Sonata for Piano and Violin, as well as a book of poetry, The American Sublime.

Steven

Steven

Steven has been working professionally as a tutor for over 7 years. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Physics, a B.A. in Religion, and recently graduated from Hunter College with his Master’s degree in Pure Mathematics.

Steven works with students on a wide range of topics, ranging from the sciences, to mathematics, to english. He has a focus on middle- and high-school mathematics, with a focus on SHSAT and SAT  math preparation. In working with students, Steven can construct personalized courses for students, building curriculum from the ground up designed to achieve student goals and to improve test scores. While Steven can cover all the content needed to succeed in various mathematical tests, he also focuses on the mechanics of test-taking. His students frequently develop strategies that allow them to more effectively navigate their tests. He believes that performing well on tests is a vital part of developing confidence in oneself, and to that end, he shows students that they can be high-achievers – even if they have not been in the past.

Elina

Elina

Elina is our expert Chemistry and Biology tutor. She has a B.S. in Chemistry, with a concentration in Biochemistry and a minor in Education. She is currently working towards an M.A. in Science Education for Biological Sciences in grades 5-12.

Elina has been teaching for over 20 years. Prior to joining Test Prep Masters, she spent 5 years working at a well-known Brooklyn Middle School for gifted and talented students; there, she taught Living Environment to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, where she brought her class to a 100% passing rate. In class, and as a tutor, the students she works with show immediate improvement in their understanding of the subject matter and consequently their test scores.

Elina teaches Chemistry, Biology, and Living Science for all grade levels, and specializes in test preparation for State, AP, SAT II, and college tests.