OUR PHILOSOPHY

Every student is unique, with their own distinct learning style and individual set of interests. In a one-on-one setting with a customized, holistic approach, we can help every student reach his or her full potential.

Every student is unique, with their own distinct learning style and individual set of interests. In a one-on-one setting with a customized, holistic approach, we can help every student reach his or her full potential.

custom plans

Every student has different needs and different goals. Whether your son or daughter is gearing up for the SAT/ACT exams, trying to navigate the college application process, preparing for high school entrance exams, or just trying to make it through algebra class, we will create a customized curriculum to help accomplish his or her goals.

one-on-one

Even in small classrooms it is difficult for teachers to provide individual attention and accommodate different learning styles. Our tutors work one-on-one with students to make sure that they fully comprehend the material, and tailor lessons to fit the individual learning style of each student.

in home

We conduct most of our sessions in the students’ homes. This means that you will have direct contact with our tutors and can touch base with them after each session to make sure everything is going to plan. This way, tutoring sessions are as convenient and comfortable as possible for students and their families.

Our tutors can also conduct sessions outside the home, when requested, and can even meet remotely if a student is away or does not live in the New York City area.
SUBJECT TUTORING

Our tutors provide both short and long term academic tutoring in a wide variety of subjects, including:

Every student is unique, with their own distinct learning style and individual set of interests. In a one-on-one setting with a customized, holistic approach, we can help every student reach his or her full potential.

mathematics
  • Algebra I and II
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • (Differential, Integral, & Multivariable)
  • Statistics.
english
  • Vocabulary
  • Critical Reading
  • Creative Writing
  • Argumentative Writing
  • Literature
history
  • US History
  • World History
  • Government
  • Politics
science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Genetics
We also provide generalized homework help to students at all grade levels who have different learning styles, organizational difficulties, or just need extra help and guidance to get through middle school and high school.

SUCCESS STORIES

My son who is now a senior in high school has worked with Jason for the past 3 years and Tom for the past year. I can’t speak highly enough about both of them. They are committed to developing a tutoring relationship that works for each individual student. In my son’s case, that meant working to understand and accommodate his learning style, scholastic needs, and personal interests to accomplish his educational goals – from all forms of homework and schoolwork management to standardized tests, college applications, and essays. They are extremely patient, never get frustrated, and use humor, music, psychology, or whatever is needed to connect and get the job done.

PARENT OF STUDENT 3 YEARS
TEST PREPARATION

Our tutors provide customized standardized test prep plans for the following exams:

Every student is unique, with their own distinct learning style and individual set of interests. In a one-on-one setting with a customized, holistic approach, we can help every student reach his or her full potential.

ACT
The ACT Exam consists of four sections: English (with Writing), Math, Reading, and Science. We offer a holistic approach, focusing on all four sections as necessary to help boost students’ scores.
SAT
The Redesigned SAT is divided into two subjects - Math, and Evidence-based Reading and Writing - and contains four sections and an optional essay. We have developed a unique strategy geared towards teaching students to establish mastery of the specific material on the test.
SAT II SUBJECT TESTS
We offer tutoring for the following SAT II Subject Tests Math I, Math II, Literature, World History, US History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Spanish.
ISEE/SSAT/SHSAT
We provide tutoring for the ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT exams for middle school students who are looking to switch schools for high school. These tests are extremely competitive, and we will make sure your son or daughter has that extra edge to succeed.

SUCCESS STORIES

We have no doubt that Jason Winter’s coaching played a very big role towards our children’s success. One took the ACT (on Jason’s advice) and the other the SAT and they each soared. The kids were relaxed with Jason’s teaching style and were equally relaxed when it was time to take their big tests. His test-taking strategy also paid big dividends. For such an important and stressful time in all your lives, you couldn’t be in better hands.

PARENT OF STUDENT 2 YEARS

THE NEW SAT

Dear Parents and Students,

If you are reading this, you’ve probably heard that the College Board recently changed the format of the SAT. Beginning in March of 2016, the College Board will administer a redesigned SAT with significant changes in both subject matter and format.

Several publications have touched on the key structural changes of the test, but very few have examined how this affects the test preparation process. Major details are widely known: the test is going back to the traditional 1600 point scale, the reading and writing sections have been combined, the guessing penalty has been eliminated, and the essay is now optional. However, parents and students alike are nervous and uncertain about what these changes mean and how they need to adapt their preparation to ensure success. This fall, I completed an extensive analysis of the test, and I believe the redesign places us in a unique position to provide a tailored approach that will help our students face this exam with confidence and achieve exceptional scores across the board.

The SAT was originally designed as an aptitude test. It broadly measured critical thinking and problem-solving skills while putting less of an emphasis on academic achievements. As a result, there was little correlation between the material students learned in school and the skills that the test was designed to measure. As educational standards changed, many questioned if the test was still a good indication of students’ potential for success in college. The College Board addressed these concerns and reconstructed the test to better reflect an assessment of the concepts that students are expected to learn across a core curriculum of high school classes.  They have largely eliminated the IQ-like questions that were often responsible for the dreaded “plateaus” and score ceilings that frustrated many otherwise excellent students.

With these changes, the College Board has made the test easier to teach. We have developed a distinct strategy geared towards establishing mastery of the specific material on the test, which we believe is the key to top scores. Our process is unique precisely because we are familiar with our students’ academic work. Our work with students across several New York City schools on homework help and subject tutoring over the past seven years has positioned us to approach the test preparation process with an understanding of the potential gaps in the standard high school curriculum. With just a few months of prep, we are already seeing impressive results from our students who are slated to take the test in May.

This is a new test for a new generation of students, and I am confident that in using our personalized, one-on-one approach, students will find success on the new SAT. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about the new SAT and to talk more about how we can help meet your student’s test prep and academic needs.

Sincerely,

Jason Winter, Director – Winter Learning Group