Aspen offers comprehensive preparation for all sections of the SAT and ACT exams, as well as assistance with college essays. Combined, we have over 30 years experience as tutors and teachers. We are committed to helping our students realize their potential and present their best academic profiles to college admissions officers.
Small group classes and one-on-one sessions are conducted in a quiet and relaxed home setting just a few blocks from downtown Ridgewood. We begin with a complimentary meeting to assess each student’s skill level and develop a unique program of study. We see students daily until 9:00pm.
Marlene Burton founded Aspen Tutoring in 2008. She chose the name Aspen for its symbolism. The aspen tree is fast growing, has deep roots, and has leaves that shimmer to maximize exposure to sunlight. It is adaptable and resilient.
Tracey G2023-01-04Sarah and Meaghan are both experienced, dynamic, and caring instructors. Their SAT prep class is a great size for students to feel like they're working with peers while also getting individualized attention.Melissa Ewen2022-12-29We had a great experience working with Sarah at Aspen Tutoring. Her lessons each week were tailored very specifically for my son. Nothing ever felt generic. She was also very accommodating when it came to scheduling the sessions. My son had a goal he wanted to achieve for the SATs, and with Sarah's tutoring he surpassed it!Janice Yablonski2022-12-29My son had an excellent experience with Aspen Tutoring. He increased his score 300 points from PSAT10 to his first SAT. The small classes allowed for individual attention that helped him focus on his particular areas for improvement. The instructors were thoughtful, expert, and kind. They really cared about his progress and the communication was exceptional. My son enjoyed attending the classes and was so happy to see the difference they made. You need to put in the work to improve, but he was motivated by the program to make it happen. Highly recommend.kerry andersen2022-07-16Sarah is a wonderful tutor! My daughter has truly enjoyed working with her to prepare for the ACT. She worked with her on improving specific areas of weakness and also managed to increase her overall confidence about the test. Her ACT score increased significantly as a result. I would highly recommend Sarah of Aspen Tutoring!Tomas Hernandez2022-06-29My daughter did very well on her SAT exams due to this tutoring services. She scored 240 points higher than her PSAT as a result!!! Sarah and her staff are excellent and I definitely recommend them.Leigh Houston2021-04-29My son spent months at another well-known tutoring organization preparing for his ACT and received the same score multiple times. In just a couple of months, Sarah was able to raise his score by 4 points. We are thrilled. Sarah is bright, energetic, and a wonderful tutor! I highly recommend her for standardized test preparation, and we look forward to working with her on his college application essays.Rachel Bock2020-05-11Very happy with the quality of tutoring we received from Sarah at Aspen Tutoring in preparation for the ACT/SAT. She took a very individualized approach to ensure my children were well prepared and ready on test day.Paola Sa2020-05-06This service had educators who were very patient and professional throughout the tutoring process. Tutoring for the SAT focused on areas that required the most amount of attention, and the educator was very knowledgable in the humanities, which was where reinforcement was needed the most. Great location too. The educators are also very flexible and accomodating for the college process. My son also recieved essay advice in delivering critical application essays in applying for college.Scott Chung2020-04-28I had a great time working with Sarah at Aspen Tutoring. When studying for the ACT, Sarah took the time to truly understand my unique style of learning, and establish a plan that helped me earn a perfect 36 on the exam. She provided many resources and supplied me with more than enough practice tests to achieve my goals. Additionally, Sarah was very helpful when working with me on my college essay. She provided great feedback and worked with me nonstop, until we were both satisfied with the final result. She was able to elevate the quality of my essay, while maintaining the authenticity of my writing. Without Sarah's help, I would not have been able to get into colleges that I was admitted to. Aspen Tutoring provided the best tutoring services that I have ever received, and I would highly recommend it.