Testimonials

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Julia K.

” I am so glad that a I used Ivy Masters to study for my SAT! In a small group of just 3 students, I really was able to receive individualized attention as well as learn from my peers. I would recommend Paul to anyone who lives in the area! After my tutoring sessions, I was able to improve my score and earn admission into The University of Scranton Masters of Occupational Therapy program.”

-Julia K

Mariola L.

I would like to highly recommend IMLCT, My son improved his score by 150 points after 9 group classes, he liked it very much not just the educational aspect of this course but also advice from Paul how to approach and what to expect from the SAT test. He was very confident on the day of the test.

-Mariola L.

Olga S.

I am SO glad that we chose to have Paul give my son private lessons for ACT prep! My son felt very comfortable with Paul, and after each lesson said that he learned a lot. He had 2 lessons 2 weeks apart, and after each lesson his practice test scores rose. His score went up by 7 points from his first ACT practice test to his official one – the equivalent of 260 SAT points! We couldn’t be more thrilled with the help we got from Paul, and would recommend him to anyone!

-Olga S.

Susan K.

My daughter was preparing for her 2nd SAT and preferred private sessions. A friend of mine highly recommended Ivy Masters, I am so happy I took the recommendation!
We scheduled weekly sessions, she met with Julia for 5 appointments and Paul for 3 appointments. She is shy, but said she felt comfortable, each session was very productive and she was more confident.
She increased her score by 230 points, thank you Julia and Paul! What a great feeling knowing no time was wasted trying to find the right fit. Looking forward to working with this team again in the future!

-Susan K.

Maria B.

We highly recommend Ivy Masters SAT/ACT prep. We sought Paul’s services to assist my daughter’s preparation for the March SAT. Paul provided private SAT tutoring, once a week for six weeks. He addressed strategies to assist and address areas she struggled with. Every week he provided her with “a circle packet” which contained problems, which she had to apply his strategy, assisting her to master the technique and correctly answer the questions. We sought Paul’s services after most of his time slots were filled, he was very flexible and worked hard to accommodate our schedules, he ensured she met with him each week. As a result of Paul’s guidance, techniques and encouragement my daughter improved her score by 90 points. I have no doubt that with your child’s hard work, along with the instruction and guidance of Paul your child will improve their score.

-Maria B.

Ady V.

Paul tutored my daughter in a small group setting with two of her friends who were on a similar academic level. The girls met with Paul once a week during the summer for about 10 weeks. They did one practice test a week (together without Paul) and Paul reviewed their incorrect answers with them each week showing them his test strategies for various types of questions.

My daughter started out with a 1320 on her first practice SAT. When she took the real SAT for the first time in August (right after finishing her lessons with Paul) she scored a 1460! She scored a 780 on the math!

Paul helped my daughter gain confidence and knowledge for the SAT exam. She learned beneficial strategies regarding the test questions that she wouldn’t have known otherwise. Paul knows the test inside/out and has extremely valuable techniques which he passes on to his students. His prices were very reasonable especially in a small group setting. I know people who’ve paid much more for large group sessions with test prep companies which don’t offer the individual focus we received from Paul.

We highly recommend Paul for SAT/ACT prep. His knowledge of both tests is immense and I attribute my daughter’s increase of 140 points to her lessons with Paul.

-Ady V.

Anna D.

My daughter had tried other tutors but none made a difference like Paul. In their private SAT sessions, he helped her to focus & gave her encouragement & confidence. Paul is highly knowledgeable about the material but not intimidating which put my daughter at ease. She was motivated & gained a better understanding of the strategies which helped her to improve her SAT score 200 points more than her last SAT (130 points more than her best test). I would highly recommend Paul for anyone wanting to improve their SAT &/or ACT scores. Thank you Paul!

-Anna D.

Nitidhan A.

Paul was introduced to us by a personal friend in the area. My son attended Paul’s SAT class in early 2018 followed by one-on-one tutoring this past summer to help prepare him for the SAT exam.

Although I have always been skeptical of using SAT prep classes due to mixed reviews from various sources, I wanted my son to have the most experienced instructor to enhance his knowledge and prepare him. In hind sight, using Paul was an excellent decision that has already reaped priceless benefits considering that my son improved his score by 290 points.

Paul’s in-depth aptitude, communication and professionalism has made a vast difference in my son’s ability to comprehend the more challenging topics and material in math and verbal sections of the SAT.

I have nothing but high praise for Paul and his genuine ability to help students improve their scores on placement exams. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone who has a desire to learn and prepare themselves for college. An investment now can reap priceless benefits in your child’s education and career path in the future.

Paul – As I have stated before, you are an inspiration and I am honored to have had the opportunity to have my son learn from a truly exceptional instructor !!! Thank you again.

-Nitidhan A.

Rupa S.

Paul helped my son raise his score by 200 points in 4 sessions. Prior to the one on tutoring, my son had only taken the PSAT, and did a little prep work on his own. I had attended one of Paul’s free information sessions and felt he was the right fit for my son. I was very impressed with his knowledge and the methods he uses. The one on one tutoring was perfect, very structured and organized. Quoting my son, “Paul knows everything. Our lessons were quick and impactful.” I would highly recommend Paul Ivy Masters Learning.

Thank you Paul!
-RS

Heather H.

Students see huge improvement in test scores in working with Paul Pscolka for tutoring!!! STRONGLY RECOMMEND!!!

As a former director in the Admissions Office at an Ivy League University, I have my own college consulting business where I help students navigate through the college admissions process (essay & application proofreading, but not SAT or ACT tutoring), I send my students to the expert for that! All of my clients who have used Paul & his team at Ivy Masters for tutoring RAVE about them and I see a HUGE improvement with my students’ scores, *which results in more admit letters*. I would only ever send my students to the BEST, and that is with Paul Pscolka & Ivy Masters.

-Heather H.

Roy W.

Paul does a great job. My son was able to improve his SAT scores and get multiple offers for scholarships. As per my son, and from my standpoint as well, Paul is smart, professional and knows the algorithms for test taking really well. Highly recommended for SAT and ACT study and prep.
Originally posted a review for Paul and Ivy Masters in October, 2017 after Paul helped my son, Jon, improve his SAT and ACT. Jon is quite smart and a great student but after working with Paul, group class and then small group instruction, Jon got great scores and ended up with great scholarship offers including a complete funding/ scholarship from NJIT.
That was 2 years ago. Paul recently helped my daughter with her SAT prep. Her original SAT score, without tutoring, was 1300. She is an excellent student too, stronger in math than English, generally. After working with Paul in small group instruction, she raised her math score to near perfect, 790 out of 800. With more small group instruction, she raised her English score to 710. Super score of 1500.
The numbers speak for themselves. Beyond that, Paul is just a great guy, super professional, extremely smart, really nice and a great communicator, particularly when timing or matters arose to arrange small groups with multiple kids and multiple parents. Proud to call him an Old Bridge neighbor as well.
I’m not sure I could give him a higher or more wholehearted recommendation.
If you want your kid to get better SAT or ACT scores, Paul is the man. His prices are reasonable too. He’s paid for his efforts many times over in the added scholarship monies my son has, and is, receiving. My daughter will no doubt reap the same benefits, perhaps a bit more.
Thank you buddy! neighbor and friend.

-Roy W.

Jennifer J.

Paul has privately tutored (for SAT) both of my daughters and I highly recommend both Paul and private tutoring. Having one-on-one sessions allows Paul to create a personalize learning plan which I, and my girls feel is most beneficial and efficient. Both girls felt extremely comfortable with Paul and liked his approach to explaining concepts and strategies. The results are in the numbers…one of my daughters improved 130 points after only 2 one hour sessions!

-Jennifer J.

Nicole K.

A big thanks to Paul for helping my daughter improve her SAT score 130 points to a 1500 in four sessions. Paul worked with Haley in a small group setting, allowing him to focus in on some of her specific needs. He was excellent and my daughter made note of how helpful his classes were towards her overall success. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to improve their SAT score.

-Nicole K.

Michael S.

With the hard work of my daughter and 7 x 1 hr sessions with Paul, SAT scores increased 120 Points. The largest increase in score was seen after the one on one compared to her prior “ultimate” classroom package from another provider for the first SAT.

-Michael S.

Joey S.

First off I wanna say Paul really knows his stuff. I was struggling on the arithmetic section of the accuplacer, I took it twice and scored A 37, and a 48 before I studied with Paul. I took 1 study session with Paul and after that hour and a few simply tips he gave me, I retested that next day, and scored a 80 on it! I don’t have to take any pre-Rexs in college now. Couldn’t of done it without him. I would highly recommend him for anyone out there that needs some extra help in math.

-Joe S.

Robin T.

My daughter has been taking private SAT prep lessons with Paul since July. One of the many things she likes about Paul is his patience. He carefully explains the problem and never gets angry, or talks down to her. He is very encouraging which makes her strive to improve. Chloe’s score increased by 200 points from her PSAT to her first SAT. I totally recommend Paul to any student who is serious about mastering the SAT.

-Robin T.

Michelle M.

Thank you Paul! The brief but effective tutoring sessions with my son motivated him and ultimately raised his SAT score 250 points with only 4 tutoring sessions!

-Michele M.

Tom N.

Paul was recommended to us by a friend to help my son to improve his SAT score. After working with my son on the SAT, he continued to help him with pre- calculus. Paul explained the concepts in a way he could understand. In doing so, my son’s grade improved tremendously! Paul was patient and made my son feel at ease. I highly recommend Paul and would absolutely use Paul again in the future.

-Tom N.

Priya P.

Paul from Ivy Masters was an invaluable component to our son’s final SAT score.
My son had come to Ivy Master with a 1320 on his first SAT score, after registering with Ivy Masters
and completing his proprietary/strategic method of taking the exam, our son’s second SAT score, hit
1520. That’s a 200 point increase!!! That’s a dramatic increase, considering he only spent 16 hours of
class time with Paul, as well as you don’t go broke using his service!! Don’t be fooled by his low price.
Sure are glad we made the choice to go with Paul from Ivy Masters.
Take Note: Our son put in considerable amounts of time following Paul’s strategies, not just the basic
hour’s in class. He spent well over 100 hours combined. Your kids will have to put in the effort on their
own as well. Paul follows up weekly with your child’s progress via email. If you email him, he is
responsive and will get back to you.

Thank You Paul for the incalculable service you provide.

-Priya P.

Dave and Paula C.

Our son took his first sat in March. He wasn’t happy with his score. We heard about Paul from Ivy Masters from a friend. We signed him up for one hr private lessons. On his second test (May) his score went up 170 points. We continued two more private lessons and we are awaiting his score from his third test. Paul was great with test preparation, study skills, and test strategies. We would recommend him to anyone taking the SATs, ACTs or any college prep tests. Thanks!
-Dave and Paula C.

Lisa C.

I would definitely recommend Paul from Ivy Masters for SAT tutoring. My daughter’s score improved 130 points in 5 one hour private lessons. Paul was very patient and took the time to help her with any questions or problems that she had. Thank you Paul!!
-Lisa C.

Anthony C.

Wanted to say thanks to Paul for his hard work and dedication. My son felt he was a great help in studying for the SAT and ACT.
Paul was super reliable and a pleasure to deal with.
Nice job!
-Anthony C.

Maureen G.

My son, Jack, met with Paul from IvyMasters for a few private SAT tutoring lessons and improved his SAT score 150 points. Paul worked with my son to understand his strengths and areas for improvement. He set goals with my son and helped him be disciplined in his studying. I highly recommend Paul for tutoring!
-Maureen G.

Tom M.

Paul was recommended to us by a friend to help my son to improve his SAT score. After working with my son on the SAT, he continued to help him with pre- calculus. Paul explained the concepts in a way he could understand. In doing so, my son’s grade improved tremendously! Paul was patient and made my son feel at ease. I highly recommend Paul and would absolutely use Paul again in the future.
-Tom M.

Alissa B.

My son took the SATS in Oct. 2017, and while he did quite well on the math section, he wanted to try to raise his English score. After getting a recommendation from one of his friends, we called Paul @ Ivy Masters, and although he did not have any available dates open to tutor my son for the March 2018 SATS, he tried extremely hard to accommodate us, calling each time he had a cancellation to fit us in. After only 3, one hour lessons, my son improved on the English portion of he SAT by 100 points!
Paul is very nice and friendly and as I said before tries very hard to accommodate. he did a terrific job identifying my sons strengths and weaknesses and made sure that he understood a concept before moving on. I would absolutely recommend him!
-Alisa B.

Barbara M.

I would highly recommend using Paul/Ivy Masters. My son took the SAT previously without truly preparing. With Paul’s class he improved his score tremendously. Paul provided structure, strong strategy skills and it showed in my son’s most recent score. Paul is also unbelievably accommodating with his classes and even trying to squeeze in a private session. Cannot say enough about his prep program. Rest assured the second son is going to Paul too.

-Barbara M.

Gosia D.

I would HIGHLY recommend using Paul at Ivy Masters for SAT Prep. My daughter was enrolled in his group class from January to March. At first I was a little skeptical as the class was somewhat big (over 20 students), but I can assure you that no matter how large the class is, Paul gives EVERYONE the attention they deserve. My daughter was able to improve her score by 310 points, from 1130 to 1440!!! It may be hard to believe but all the strategies and the assigned homework he gives are a huge help for preparing for the SAT. It is just important to take this class seriously and open up time in your week to do the assigned homework practice tests and go over the strategies he teaches.

If you are looking for a place to boost your SAT score Paul at Ivy Masters is the one!!!

Thank you Paul and I will see you in 4 years when my younger daughter will be taking her SAT 🙂 and for now, I will be sending all my daughter’s friends to you for help.
-Gosia D.

Frances S.

Paul has been with working with our family for over ten years. He has worked with each of our four children preparing them for both the SAT and the ACT exams. Not only have each of our children shown improvement in their scores and learned a great deal about test preparation, Paul is such a patient and knowledgable teacher that they always felt so comfortable in that learning environment. Our oldest son and daughter, Zac and Jen, are now successful college graduates after attending universities of their choosing. Our middle son, Dylan, is now a freshman at his first choice university. Over the years, Paul has been extremely accommodating, rearranging his schedule for us, when possible, when our crazy schedule warranted a change. (He now works with our son Trevor at 8:00am Sunday mornings. ) Paul is professional and diligent, and watching him work with all of our children, he also readjusts and caters to each child’s individual needs. Trevor has made a huge improvement from his pre SAT scores and is on the path to reaching his potential. I cannot say enough incredible things about Paul. He has become a member of our family. Too bad it is our last child…..but we highly recommend him to anyone looking for test preparation in any capacity. Thank you Paul for your dedication and guidance always, answering any question we have had along the way of this process. You are awesome.
-Frances S.

Maureen A.

After taking Paul’s SAT prep class, our son came home saying how grateful he was for having taken the class as he used many of the strategies he was taught. He even mentioned to Paul the ease of taking the SAT. When the scores came out, not only did Christopher meet his goal, but exceeded that by an additional 90 points. Overall, Christopher increased his score from the PSAT by 230 points. Paul definitely does a fantastic service in preparing our kids to earn strong scores. Thank you!!!!
-Maureen A.

Michele M.

Thank you Paul! The brief but effective tutoring sessions with my son motivated him and ultimately raised his SAT score 250 points with only 4 tutoring sessions!
-Michele M.

Dana H.

For SAT preparation, I would highly recommend Ivy Masters. Paul recently tutored my son who took his SAT for the first time last month. His score improved by almost 300 points. We also
used Paul to tutor my daughter two years ago and her score drastically improved as well. There’s no doubt that was attributable to Paul’s instruction and strategic test taking tips. Thanks so much Paul!!!
-Dana H

Ed S

I just wanted to say what a great job I thought Paul and Ivy Masters did in preparations for my son to take his SAT exam.
He made my son comfortable throughout the whole course time period. He was also very flexible with regards to outside obligations in other areas, that being my sons practice schedule for his lacrosse team and football training obligations. It was great having other options without missing his other commitments.
I think Paul’s approach to this process and his coaching techniques helped my son advance further in his academic goal of attending the university of his choice and receive an academic scholarship.
All together, the price, locations and the commitment and attention that was given to my son in this process was great!
-Ed S.

Mita S

My daughter benefited a lot by private lessons. She improved her reading scores significantly.
-Mita S.

Janice D.

If you are looking to boost your score on your SATs Paul Ivy Masters is the way you go. My sons SAT score improved by 140 points after taking his class. My son said if you had any trouble on anything he would go over it with you. He said whenever they had any homework each week they would go over it and also taking the practice tests in class helped when it was time for the SAT. Thank you Paul for helping my son improve his score.

-Janice D.

Ralph M

My daughter has been working with Paul from Ivy Masters for around 6 weeks or so. In just 4 sessions of private tutoring, her SAT score increased 300 points from her PSAT. We highly recommend Ivy Masters.
-Ralph M

Roy W.

Paul does a great job. My son was able to improve his SAT scores and get multiple offers for scholarships. As per my son, and from my standpoint as well, Paul is smart, professional and knows the algorithms for test taking really well. Highly recommended him for SAT and ACT study and prep.

-Roy W.

Diane L

My daughter raised her SAT score above her goal with the aid of Paul from Ivy Masters!!
-Diane L

Briann P.

Paul from Ivy Masters was my tutor back from 2002-2003. He was very tentative with me since it was very hard for me to retain information while studying. I would highly recommend Paul for all students. Ivy Masters is a great service!

-Briann P.

Jenn O

I began working with Paul in his group SAT class and then continued working with him for private lessons. Over that time, I was able to bring my scores from the 600s to a perfect 800 in reading and 790 in math. In the private tutor sessions, we chose to focus only on reading – which was my lowest score of all sections initially. After these focused sessions, I finished with an 800 in reading. With my improved scores, I was accepted to and attended Dartmouth College. The test-taking skills I learned from Paul have continued to help me throughout college, on the MCAT, and they continue to help me today in medical school!
-Jenn O

Judy D.

I had Paul tutor my daughter. He really helped with one on one tutoring. She did not feel intimidated and was able to ask questions. Her scores definitely improved and we used Paul for two different exams. He is calm and reassuring. I would definitely recommend Paul for your SAT needs. Thank you, Paul!

-Judy D.

Inna R.

Paul tutored both of my children – thanks to him my daughter was accepted to Rutgers on a partial scholarship and later went on to law school she is now a successful attorney at a firm in NYC. My son was accepted to Seton Hall on a scholarship and is now in his last year of nursing school. Paul provided the expertise, direction, and discipline my kids needed and customized to their individual needs.

-Inna R.

Antoinette R

I have used Paul for two of my children and he was amazing. We used him for private lessons both times and my kids were very comfortable with him. He definitely puts in the time and goes above and beyond to make sure he has covered everything with them in each lesson! We will use again for my third child when the time comes. Definitely worth our time and money – thumbs up!
-Antoinette R

Hope B.

We utilized Paul’s services many years back. He is professional, reliable, and most importantly, he knows his business. My son is now a second-year resident after attending medical school! In the competitive world we live in, every child needs an advantage if possible. Allowing Paul to guide you through the first step of SAT taking might just award your child that extra something!
-Hope B.

Swarnalatha B.

Paul is a highly professional, competent, and friendly tutor. We prefer in-person tutoring, but my daughter had to be out of state for 3 weeks for the summer program. However, Paul gave us the flexibility to take online tutoring during those weeks to keep her on track. Also with 2 months preparation, my daughter’s score increased by 70 points in math. Great teacher to work with!!
-Swarnalatha B.

Randi S.

I was fortunate enough to have Paul in our lives 2x. What’s unique about him is that he bonded with my kids on a different level. Which made them work harder in order to impress him and they just felt totally at ease with his tutoring style. Both kids did very well on their SATs and here I am years later recommending him to anyone and everyone. Can’t say enough positive things about Paul.
-Randi S.

Robin B.

My son had the wonderful opportunity to have Paul as his SAT tutor in both a small group and individual sessions. He always made Alex feel comfortable and really encouraged him to keep up with his practice work. Alex raised his math score by 80 points and overall superscore 110 points. Paul always responded to my texts or emails very quickly and was very flexible with scheduling. I would highly recommend him for all your SAT needs. Thanks again Paul!
-Robin B.

Tammy S

I first met Paul when my son Michael registered for his SAT class. I have come to believe that Paul is a very dedicated, educated and informative person. He takes teaching our children personally. He not only is in it for the money (he has to make something, it is his job after all!) but he really cares about the people he is instructing. I have called Paul and/or reached out to him many times with questions about my children. I have always been responded to in a professional manner that has helped my children succeed. I would and HAVE recommended Paul and Ivy Masters to anyone looking to better their scores. Anyone can reach out to me through messenger if they have any questions.
-Tammy S

Diane C

Paul is an excellent advisor on SAT testing strategies. Really provides back up for kids to prep as well as instruction during classes. Helped my daughter improve by almost 300 points…enough to get her merit scholarships from potential colleges of interest!!
-Diane C

Ed C

Paul helped my children improve their score which led to more Scholarship Money!!
-Ed C

Taylor C

Ivy Masters showed me how to study for the SAT specifically, an art not often explored in other classes. Paul made me want to do the weekly assigned work and strive to navigate the quirks of the test. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon recently and have to attest part of my admittance to the help I received on the SAT from Ivy Masters. (Also, it was cool meeting new people also enrolled in the class)
-Taylor C

Melissa J

With Paul’s help I made a great improvement (over 250 points) on my SAT score. My score led to scholarships at various universities including the University of Delaware (where I just graduated from). Thanks Paul!
-Melissa J

Sheri M

My daughter and I are very pleased with Paul Pscolka’s approach to SAT tutoring. My daughter took the SAT for the first time and increased her score by 110 points from her PSAT. I would recommend Ivy Masters to any of my daughter’s friends because he will help them reach their full potential. Paul is very passionate when it comes to his students acheiving their best test scores.
-Sheri M

Dan W

I want to thank Paul for all his work with my daughter. He was able to really provide a full understanding of the course material and provided strategies to ensure the best possible outcome. With Paul’s assistance my daughter’s SAT score went up 160 points. That is after taking an outside course and using another private tutor which we found to be ineffective. We just wish we went to Paul first.
-Dan W

Pat P

Our son began his SAT prep with Paul over this summer to prepare for the August exam. We found Paul to be very professional and our son related well to him, as well as to the coaching and strategies that were used. We just received our son’s text results, and they were 130 points higher than his PSAT. We were impressed since our son hasn’t taken all of the prerequisite Math. Paul’s expertise and guidance were a game changer. We’re continuing to work with Paul to develop a plan for the next SAT and highly recommend him.
-Pat P

Donna M

My daughter in high school played sports and was very involved in school activities. Paul would come to the house on Sundays because that was her only day free. He would go over details of the exam patiently and make sure she understand why the answers were the correct answer. Highly recommend him. He is calm, smart and patient and her score improved from him. Thank you Paul
-Donna M

Katie S

Paul did an exceptional job preparing me for the SATs. He was able to raise my score by over 200 points, which brought me just above my goal. I switched to him after having a poor experience with another tutor, and I am so happy I did. I have no doubt that I owe my acceptance into so many of my reach schools on him!
-Katie S

Karen F

Paul Pscolka has provided SAT preparation for all three of my children during their junior year of high school. My oldest daughter was a motivated student with a strong academic record. After working with Paul, she scored exceptionally well on the SAT and earned numerous academic scholarships. My younger daughter was also a conscientious and motivated student; however, her standardized test scores did not always reflect her effort. Paul provided her with strategies that allowed her to score impressively on the SAT. This solidified her acceptance to a highly competitive university. She is presently working with him to prepare for the GRE. Most recently, my son has worked with Paul. Historically, he has underperformed on standardized tests. Paul was extremely patient and encouraging. Based on PSAT indicators, my son tripled his anticipated score after taking the SAT for the first time. He raised his score again when he took the SAT for the second time.
I highly recommend Paul Pscolka for SAT preparation. The money spent for individual tutoring was an invaluable investment in my children’s education.
-Karen

Beth Ann F

I always felt that Paul Pscolka was just as important as any other teacher that my children had while they were in high school. Aside from leading them to higher SAT scores, his study methods carried over into many other subjects. I especially know this to be true now that ten years have passed. For anyone who is on the fence about finding the money in your budget to hire Ivy Masters, all I have to say is JUST DO IT. My children both pushed harder and got into their universities of choice, graduated on time (one was six months early and summa cum laude), got employment in their chosen professions, and were independent adults before the age of 25. How much is that statement worth to me in this day and age? PRICELESS.
-Beth Ann F

Bruce P

I strongly recommend Paul Pscolka and Ivy Masters.  My son needed to raise his SAT score 150 points to be eligible to receive an appointment to the US Coast Guard Academy.  Paul’s hard work and ability to push my son to study harder than ever before paid off.  My sons score went up 210 points.  Paul went above and beyond, helping with the application/essay. My son received his appointment.  Paul instilled confidence and showed my son study habits needed to succeed in College.  My son received a BS in Management and serves as an officer in the US Coast Guard.  These achievements are thanks to Paul and Ivy Masters.

-Bruce P

Nancy K

Ivy Masters tutoring and approach are a step above all other SAT/ACT prep courses. Paul Pscolka just completed SAT tutoring for my son Kevin and helped him raise his SAT score by 380 points.That is almost unheard of. Paul also tutored my two other boys Patrick and Connor. They raised their scores by 270 and 280 points respectively. Patrick and Connor are both engineering students– Patrick at Virginia Tech and Connor at Florida State University. Paul is a very intelligent, reliable ,friendly, and professional. He is able to bond with his students in a way that makes them thrive.

Nancy K

Shirley S

My daughter Hannah started private lessons in April and by May her SAT score went up by 220 points. Paul provided useful resources such as practice tests, circle packets, vocabulary sheets, and math worksheets to ensure success. I would highly recommend Paul for his expertise.

Shirley S

Barbara D

Ivy Masters is the best tutoring service available in New Jersey.  From the first conversation about availability and types of classes, ie private, semi-private or small group classes I knew he was who I wanted for my son.  The small group classes worked out perfectly and they are truly small group.   Paul takes care in getting to know his students and even texts comments and progress along the way. Paul is a professional who cares about his students success but also finds a way to relate well to these young minds.  He gives confidence and support to all….if you have to travel to get to Paul it will be worth it!

Barbara D

Alice L

Our family is eternally grateful to Ivy Masters–specifically, Paul Pscolka, for the amazing impact that he has had on our children’s lives. We let both of our children take their first shot at the SATs with no help–we bought them a Review Book, and left them on their own…and although their scores were decent, we knew they could do better–so we called Paul after hearing great things about him from other friends–to our delight, both of our children did incredibly better after working with Ivy Masters! Paul Pscolka is a true professional! He has a way of working with students and establishing a bond with them, and their parents, that you would not find with a larger SAT-chain establishment. Paul is friendly, reliable, and when the occasional-need arises, he is flexible with his schedule. We were so happy with his services–and with the final outcome of our investment: both of our children were accepted into their first-choice schools: Boston College, and Sacred Heart University. Thank you Paul, for everything you did! – Alice L

Patrice

I have used Ivy Masters for all three of my children while they were preparing to take both their SAT’s and ACT’S.   It was unbelievable the way Paul was able to identify each of their individual learning styles, recognize their strengths and weaknesses and create an individualized study plan for each of them.  We set up one on one appts with Paul weekly as he went over the material planned for that week as well as testing and scores from previous assignments.  He was always punctual and 100% attentive to my children’s needs.  Paul also guided them in writing their Essays for their college applications as well.  Ivy Masters goes above and beyond what is expected from a tutor.

Each one of my children improved their total scores by well over 200 points each which in turn helped them to be accepted into the schools of their choice.

Hiring Ivy Masters was the best investment we could have made for our children and I highly recommend them. – Patrice

Mark L.

Paul started tutoring me in the 9th grade. With his help, my vocabulary and reading skills increased massively. Each week, he’d teach me a new list of words. Because of Paul, it’s now much easier to understand higher level materials – a skill useful for both the SATs and life in general. Grammar and writing was also covered. Before working with Paul, I had no idea how to use a comma or a semicolon but now I’m a grammar wiz. He also helped me with SAT math, shedding light on the difficult problems with helpful tips. Paul is extremely flexible; when school was getting tough, he helped me sudy for my geometry tests. His personality is also great. Each week, he was friendly and funny. He knows when to crack a joke to keep the work from becomming too tiresome. Although our sessions were four hours long, they often flew by. With Paul’s help, I scored a 2400 on the Nov. 4 2006 SAT I and I’m thankful to him for each point that I received.
-Mark L.

Pam E

Paul, congrats on the new look of your website. Keep doing the good work that you do and the hard work that you put in. Both my girls went to your institute for SAT prep and improved their scores by 300-400 points. My older daughter went to NYU Stern for business and management and is successful in her chosen career path. My younger daughter is going to Pace University, New York on a scholarship and is studying global marketing. Your guidance proved invaluable for my daughters in improving their scores. I highly recommend your services to any student that wants to ace their SAT. Wish you all the success!

Pam E

Eddie C

Paul tutored me in high school and helped me dramatically improve my reading and writing. Under his guidance, I was able to raise my initial PSAT score to my final SAT score by a total of 390 points (based on the old 2400 scoring format). Paul helped me find my motivation and was fun to work with. He assigned me to read SAT vocabulary novels that I found very enjoyable and I would write summaries and make lists to learn and expand my vocabulary. Paul also helped me with my college essays and I was able to get into my first choice school. I’ll always be grateful and I consider him the best tutor I’ve ever had. Thanks for everything!

– Eddy C.

Jesse C

I began working with Paul during my junior year of high school to prepare for the SAT and ACT. Paul was a great mentor throughout the standardized testing and college application processes, especially for a first-generation American student whose parents did not have similar experiences to draw on in order to offer advice. I did well on those tests, and gained valuable studying, test-taking, and writing skills that benefited me during my time at Swarthmore College. I also found myself going back to the same techniques he taught me in order to study for the MCAT, and I recently matriculated to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School! I highly recommend his services as they will benefit you for years to come! – Jesse C

Max F

Paul is an excellent tutor with an impeccable passion to teach his students. Michelle and I learned a lot from him when we were studying for the SATs and other standardized tests. It has been a pleasure to study with the former UPenn graduate. I highly recommend anyone who wants a higher education to seek tutoring from Paul.

Max F

Diane

I personally want to thank Paul Pscolka for his great SAT prep classes thru Ivy Masters!! My daughters SAT scores improved high enough that she qualified for merit scholarships !! – Diane

Barbara S

Thank you Paul for all you have done to help my kids to be ready for this journey. They both received Presidential Scholarships… Konrad accepted University of Miami and Emilia Quinnipiac University 6 year PA program. Both are very happy. Wish you all the best in your successful business! – Barbara S

Ihab

IVY Masters is a reasonably priced way you can help your children. It has been instrumental in helping my children focus on the skills to be able to approach any question. These skills transfer into how to do better in school tests as well. Highly recommend you let yours do an introductory class! – Ihab

Dina W

Paul was GREAT in helping tutor my son who is currently a junior in high school! Paul is VERY knowledgeable and is a good teacher who connected very well with my son. He is extremely flexible with his schedule as well as reliable.  After he tutored my son for his SAT, we continued with Paul tutoring my son for his ACT’s this past April. Paul fully prepared my son for both exams and helped build on his strengths and work on his weaknesses across all subject areas. My son felt confident that he was prepared going into the tests. I plan on asking Paul to tutor my daughter, currently in 7th grade, when it is time for her to take the SAT’s! – Dina W

Laura T

As the parent of an academically successful child, I wondered if an SAT prep class was really something my daughter needed.  Since my daughter felt this was something she wanted to pursue, we began to research different classes to determine what program would be a good fit, as well as give her the most successful outcome.  I called Paul Pscolka with Ivy Masters and was very impressed with his proposed approach and proven success record.  Each class, my daughter did not just review material and practice testing, but was given strategies to help navigate the exam and use her time wisely.  Mr. Pscolka was in constant contact with me via weekly email, which detailed my daughter’s progress,  Mr. Pscolka was available to all students before and after class to review any question or concern.  I’m thrilled with the final result.  My daughter scored a 1500 on the SAT, and is a serious contender for any university to which she applies.  I highly recommend this program to all students, and look forward to registering my son for the program in a few short years. – Laura T

Aimee

I just want to share with everyone how wonderful Paul has been, both as a tutor and a mentor to my son. The process of applying to college and all that goes with it can be an extremely stressful time in a teenagers life. I am so thankful that we found Paul to take on this role. My son immediately developed trust and respect for Paul. With Paul’s expertise and guidance, my son scored perfect on both the math and the writing sections of the SAT. He has recently committed to Rutgers Honors College after being awarded the Presidential Scholarship. We could not have done it without Paul and we are incredibly grateful for all of his help and support. – Aimee

Roberta

We can’t thank Paul enough for the extraordinary results his courses had on our children’s SAT scores.  He analyzes PSAT scores and effectively identifies areas requiring improvement.  My older son, Alec, scored an 1830 on his PSAT and attained a 2050 SAT immediately following Paul’s tutoring services (based upon old SAT score of 2400).  Recently, my younger son Jack received 1200 on his PSAT which quickly increased to an SAT score of 1430 in March 2017.  We believe a key reason for our sons’ improvements is the effective tutoring provided by Paul Pscolka. Given the results I experienced with my children, I highly recommend Paul! – Roberta

Lisa B

I would like to acknowledge an outstanding tutor that my son had for preparation of the SAT”s. Paul did an amazing job tutoring him and preparing him for the exam. He was able to break down and simplify the concepts in order for him to understand the SAT format, and eliminate some of the answers in order to make a better educated selection. He went over and beyond in making sure that Austin was prepared for the time constraints as well, by timing him on practice tests. Without his help, I believe Austin would have had fear of the unknown and not scored as high. He also spent time helping Austin select schools that fit best with his carrier choice. We used Paul for preparation of two SAT”s and his score went up the second time, which placed Austin with a Presidential scholarship at the University of Miami. His calming personality and ability to bond with the student allowed Austin to look forward to his sessions, and not groan about them. Paul displays all the attributes of a great educator and deserves to be acknowledged. I highly recommend Ivy Masters for superior tutoring skills. – Lisa B

Elizabeth K

Paul Pscolka was my daughter’s SAT tutor in the fall and winter of 2016. My daughter did well on her first SAT but wanted to take it again in the hopes of raising her score even higher, which it did. My daughter is an over achiever and wanted to take the test a third time to increase her score even more. Paul told my daughter she was in a good place and did not need to take it a third time- my daughter didn’t take his advice. What Paul taught my daughter was how to pace herself, strategize, and focus on what needed to be done to do the best she could. When my daughter asked Paul if she should also take the ACT he said it wasn’t necessary with her scores . I knew even more at that point that Paul wasn’t just trying to make money on this, but had my daughter’s best interests at heart . As a result my daughter got into 8 of the 9 schools she applied to and her number one choice as well. I highly recommend Paul Pscolka to anyone looking for a college prep test tutor. You will not be disappointed. – Elizabeth K

Michele B

Paul privately tutored my son during his Junior year of high school to help prepare my son for taking his SATs. I went the private tutor route vs. group sessions because my son did not need any tutoring for Math. I deemed this as money well spent.

Paul interacted very well with my son and together they established their schedule going forward. Not only did Paul help my son to improve his SAT scores, but more importantly, Paul taught my son how to study more efficiently. This continues to help my son today where he is at Virginia Tech majoring in Aerospace Engineering and is on the Distinguished Dean’s List. – Michele B

Kim C

Paul tutored me while I was in a masters program at Kean University. He helped me edit, enhance and complete very long and detailed papers and presentations. I was able to achieve A grades on those papers and presentations with Paul’s help. He has knowledge and skills in many subject matters. I highly recommend his services. – Kim C

Durga M

Paul is a reliable and professional teacher / tutor that you can count on for preparing your kids for SAT. Several of my friends used Paul’s teaching services and all of them are happy. – Durga M

Brian G

Paul was a great guide for my daughter in preparing her for the intricacies of the SAT. He gave her the knowledge, motivation, and accountability she needed to succeed. Paul has a friendly demeanor, but is “all-business” during the hour he spends with his students. Having been a full-time SAT teacher for 9 years he has an unsurpassed knowledge of the test and a simple way of explaining complex ideas. He drilled the strategies with my daughter until they were second nature to her by test day. His tutelage helped her increase her score 280 points which put some schools that she was interested in, but would not have considered before, within her reach. It also made her eligible for some scholarship money that was previously unattainable. I would highly recommend Paul for anyone in need of SAT prep for their child. – Brian G

Renee M

Paul tutored our son for the SAT. Paul not only helped Matthew to get his score to go up significantly, but he gave him more confidence in himself to take the test. Paul has a great personality and Matthew enjoyed working with him.

We would definitely hire Paul again! We have recommended him to all of our friends who have students who are planning on taking the SAT. – Renee M

Anita O

Paul has worked with both of my children and my family has known him for 5+ years. First he worked with my son for a couple of years on the SAT prep as well as helping him with college application essays. He was very successful in both as a result of Paul’s tutelage, including gaining scholarship money for the school of his choice.

He also tutored my Junior daughter this past year and we can attribute a 290 point increase on her SAT score from the PSATs.

No group session or franchise operation gives the attention and customized learning program that Paul will provide your child, not to mention the confidence he imparts on them to take the test and do their very best. I highly recommend Paul—so hurry and book him for your college age kids! – Anita O

Tom M.

I highly recommend Ivy Masters Learning Center and its owner Paul Pscolka. Their services are stellar and help increase students scores dramatically in SAT testing through creating effective learning experiences. Paul Pscolka is passionate about helping students and is extremely conversant about the entire SAT testing process and the college admissions process. Paul is responsive, customer oriented, and always goes the extra step to help his student be successful. I fully endorse Paul and his organization.

-Tom M.

Jen D

I just wanted to let you know James decided to commit to Drexel Univ – he’s really excited & so are we. I want to thank you so much for all your effort & enthusiasm – I know James benefitted tremendously from working with you. And made me feel so much better too – thank you so very much!! You can be sure I’m keeping your number handy & recommend you to my friends.
I wish you continued success. – Jen D

Teresa H.

Paul is constantly asking Jeffrey questions. I think that this approach is valuable because it forces my son to figure things out for himself. As a result, he remembers what they studied. If there is ever something Jeff does not understand, Paul puts it in terms he can understand. Jeff has learned a great deal from having the material he is studying related to his own experience. -Teresa H.

Joanne L.

I am fortunate to have Paul as the English tutor for my boys, Shawn and Dave. Paul can quickly identify his students’ strength and weakness. He uses different methodologies to teach different students. He sets clear and feasible objectives for his students to achieve. He is encouraging and helping all the time. He communicates a lot with his students’ parents as well as his students.
-Joanne L.