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The Founders

Meet The Founders

Our founders, Jesse and Sharon, have over thirty five years of combined experience as professional educators in a range of fields. Jesse, our test prep wizard, has helped students increase their scores by 

as much as 500 points on tests ranging from the SAT/ACT to the GMAT and LSAT to the ISEE/SSAT. Sharon has coached countless people in New York City, as well as nationally and internationally online, and is an expert at helping people become better, more confident writers. 

We are compassionate, creative, award-winning educators, screenwriters, and filmmakers, an internationally produced and published playwright, an Integral Yoga Institute Certified yoga teacher, an international volunteer trip leader, and a Clio Award-winning actor, both with teaching experience in public and private schools, both dedicated to bringing not only academic success but also levity and calm to our clients, especially right now. As curious, life-long learners, we seek to spark that joy in others. We are kind and empathetic, as are all those with whom we collaborate. We have worked with thousands of people cumulatively and now come together to amplify our ability to make a positive impact on those we serve.

Sharon Cooper

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JESSE TENDLER has been tutoring throughout New York City and the tri-state area for the past 15+ years, as well as working with clients around the world via online video conferencing (Skype, Zoom, etc.). He loves teaching and finds education (both of himself and others) highly motivating. In addition to tutoring and academic consulting, Jesse manages an indie film production company, of which he is the founder and creative director. Jesse graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He majored in Materials Science Engineering, Entrepreneurial Management, and Marketing, also adding a minor in Mathematics. Throughout college, Jesse spent a significant amount of time performing, writing, and producing with the Mask & Wig Club, Penn’s premiere performing arts organization and the oldest all-male collegiate comedy troupe in the nation. A natural teacher (and a part-time tutor since high school), Jesse decided soon after graduation to begin working nearly full time as a tutor while simultaneously pursuing a career in the entertainment industry as an actor, director, script doctor, and producer. Over the past fifteen years, while concurrently producing, acting in, and/or directing a multitude of short and feature length films, he has tutored scores of clients for thousands of hours cumulatively. Jesse’s areas of expertise include test prep, admissions counseling, math (through Calculus), science (particularly Chemistry & Physics), grammar and writing skills (including college essay coaching & editing), note-taking skills, organizational skills, and general study skills, among others. He has extensive experience working with students diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, executive function disorder, and other learning differences, having been initially trained by an agency dedicated to assisting such students before building his own clientele. He specializes in tutoring for standardized tests, including in particular the GMAT, LSAT, GRE, SSAT/ISEE, ACT, and SAT. Jesse’s ability to address different learning styles and his expertise in explaining several strategies for attacking the same concept, coupled with his contagious enthusiasm for education and problem solving, make him an ideal teacher.





Jesse Tendler

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JESSE TENDLER has been tutoring throughout New York City and the tri-state area for the past 15+ years, as well as working with clients around the world via online video conferencing (Skype, Zoom, etc.). He loves teaching and finds education (both of himself and others) highly motivating. In addition to tutoring and academic consulting, Jesse manages an indie film production company, of which he is the founder and creative director. Jesse graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He majored in Materials Science Engineering, Entrepreneurial Management, and Marketing, also adding a minor in Mathematics. Throughout college, Jesse spent a significant amount of time performing, writing, and producing with the Mask & Wig Club, Penn’s premiere performing arts organization and the oldest all-male collegiate comedy troupe in the nation. A natural teacher (and a part-time tutor since high school), Jesse decided soon after graduation to begin working nearly full time as a tutor while simultaneously pursuing a career in the entertainment industry as an actor, director, script doctor, and producer. Over the past fifteen years, while concurrently producing, acting in, and/or directing a multitude of short and feature length films, he has tutored scores of clients for thousands of hours cumulatively. Jesse’s areas of expertise include test prep, admissions counseling, math (through Calculus), science (particularly Chemistry & Physics), grammar and writing skills (including college essay coaching & editing), note-taking skills, organizational skills, and general study skills, among others. He has extensive experience working with students diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, executive function disorder, and other learning differences, having been initially trained by an agency dedicated to assisting such students before building his own clientele. He specializes in tutoring for standardized tests, including in particular the GMAT, LSAT, GRE, SSAT/ISEE, ACT, and SAT. Jesse’s ability to address different learning styles and his expertise in explaining several strategies for attacking the same concept, coupled with his contagious enthusiasm for education and problem solving, make him an ideal teacher.