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We cater to all grade levels…

From PreK to 12

  • Students in Elementary School
  • Students in Middle School
  • Students in High School

We know how fundamental learning is in elementary school, as it forms the foundation for all future coursework in their upcoming years. Our instructors are specially trained to work with students preK-5 and to deliver the material in a logical and efficient manner that maximizes comprehension.

Numerous students begin middle school without a firm knowledge in their foundational elementary courses, causing them to quickly fall behind. We keep this in mind, allowing us to address all of their academic needs to get them where they need to be. We give them the confidence to move forward.

Stressful busy schedules and an overwhelming load of coursework leaves high school students anything but free time. We understand this, and thus make our schedules convenient to theirs. We are here to boost their performance on all of their crucial exams required for graduation as well as for getting into the colleges of their choice. With trained concentration and focus from the right instruction, performance optimization is at your fingertips.

NY State Test Prep Program

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Our programs…

Tip-Top Brain offers several academic and enriching programs to accommodate the various needs of its students and their families:

BrainBooster Tutoring

Group Classes

Grades 3 – 8 | Math, Reading & Writing

Our small teacher to student ratio (1:6) ensures maximal attention and delivery of educational material. Each student is given a level-appropriate individualized program to work on and are closely monitored by our qualified instructors. Available for students seeking remediation or enrichment.

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Private Classes

Grades PreK – 12 | All Subjects

We provide one-on-one tutoring in a quiet and comfortable environment, allowing students grades to progress at their own pace with maximal attention given by a qualified instructor, ensuring improvement in the subject area as well as overall confidence.

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Homework Help

Math, Reading & Writing, Science, & Social Studies

Our Homework Booster program is offered to help students K-12 with their daily homework assignments, and is available Monday through Saturday in the following subjects:

Math | ELA | Science | Social Studies

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Essay Writing Help

All writing topics

Writing is a skill that takes years to perfect, so let our tutors guide you through your toughest school assignments, papers, and personal statements. Whether it is a deadline you need to meet, ideas you need to put together, or just a quick proofread, our “Essay Drop-Off” service is just what you need!

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Test Prep-Mania

State Test Prep

Grades 3 – 5 | Math, Reading & Writing

Our test prep experts help reduce your child’s test-day anxiety and help them succeed. In small group settings, students will learn the necessary methods and concepts in both math and ELA, as well as tips and tricks to be successful on exam day.

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SHSAT/ TACHS/Bard Test Prep

Grades 6 – 8

A little prep goes a long way! Our test prep experts prepare your middle schooler for all high school entrance exams, helping them reach their dream schools. Classes are available in private and group settings.

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SAT & ACT Test Prep

Grades 10 – 12

Our test prep experts prepare you for all college entrance exams. Master content and learn the test-taking strategies needed to reach your dream school. Classes are available in private and group settings.

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Regents & AP Exams

Grades 8 – 12 | All subjects

Our subject experts prepare you for all regents and AP exams to ensure you fulfill all graduation requirements.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math

Fall & Spring STEAM Camps

Grades PreK – 2

We build on students’ natural curiosity through hands-on learning, developing creativity and divergent thinking, all while supplementing your child’s math, reading, and writing skills.

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Summer STEAM Camp

Grades K – 2

Our summer camp is the most effective way to prepare your little one for the new school year. In addition to learning foundational math, reading, and writing concepts, students will be immersed in play-based activities, arts & crafts, read-aloud stories, science experiments, games, and much more!

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Summer STEAM Camp

Grades 3 – 8

Our summer camp for grades 3-8 is the most effective way to prevent summer brain drain. Students will focus on improving their writing and reading comprehension abilities, mastering mathematical concepts, and engaging in enriching STEAM workshops.

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CODEzone & Hour of Code

Kids who learn coding and programming logic are better problem solvers, have stronger analytical reasoning skills, and become more involved, inquisitive learners and have a drive to construct knowledge. Our students learn explore the computer science world and to apply learned skills in a fun and engaging way, in a step-by-step fashion, increasing their computational thinking abilities, creativity, and thinking fluidity.

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We offer a one-of-a-kind science-infused Saturday program (grades 2-6) that is truly unique to Tip-Top Brain! With engaging and enriching science classes every Saturday, ranging from nutrition to the human body, students enrolled acquire knowledge on the importance of positive mental and physical health. Student reading/writing and math skills are incorporated throughout. Our weekly classes also consist of cool art projects that relate to the units covered.

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December 2017

What parents are saying…

  • mom

    Amazing organization to help our children learn and grow. My children have been educated in Math and ELA and I have seen a huge positive difference in their grades since they started at Tip-Top. Their facility is clean; their staff is welcoming and friendly. I've recommended to several friends already!

    Nicole B. Parent
  • William S parent profile review

    I highly recommend Tip Top Brain! I like how each student is assessed & their tutoring is individually based on their level/needs. The tutoring has helped both my children tremendously. My daughter has also done the coding workshop which she has enjoyed. The staff is super nice and helpful - my kids never complain coming here!

    William S. Parent
  • mom

    Amazing tutoring services are being offered at Tip Top Brain! Dedicated staff! Absolutely love their dedication to support their students succeed at every level! They look closely to support academics and they are very caring and nurturing!

    Argiroula Z Parent
  • Mary D. profile picture review

    The tutors at Tip Top Brain have been extremely knowledgeable on how to work with our child who has learning issues. Their expertise and caring approach helps him to progress with confidence. We feel so grateful to have them available in Astoria. both one on one tutoring and group sessions have been effective.

    Mary D. Parent
  • Monika K profile picture review

    My daughter is currently enrolled in group tutoring Math & ELA at Tip Top Brain. They have an excellent staff with a great method of teaching to meet every child individual needs. They are very accommodating if you need to switch the class schedule and also very helpful if you have any questions regarding your child curriculum. It's great that we have Tip Top Brain here in Astoria. I will definitely recommend Tip Top Brain to anyone who is looking for a great tutoring place for their child!

    Monika K. Parent 2017
  • I appreciate the commitment you invest in my son, teaching and motivating him, thank you for being kind and friendly, the work you do is priceless and keep striving like jewelers by polishing a jewel, thank you!!!!

    Reyes J. Parent
  • Raymond L parent review

    My son Raymond has been struggling with comprehensive reading but tip top brains amazing center been improving his overall reading and has him progressing greatly. they find out what is the problem s your child has and focuses on there problems and tackle them based on the child.

    Raymond L. Parent
  • mom

    Incredible services provided at Tip-Top Brain! They have an excellent and capable staff with a successful method of teaching!

    Adamantia M. Parent 2017 (Facebook)
  • My son has received individualized math tutoring for over two months. I already see a difference in his confidence with math. What's astounding to me is how he loves going there for his twice a week sessions. He used to hate math, but tonight he told me he wanted to practice more. I believe it's the instruction he has received at Tip Top Brain. I had researched Kumon as well, but at Tip Top Brain the help is personalized for the child, is aligned with Common Core standards, and doesn't rely just on rote drill. In addition to tutoring they also have great Coding classes. My son has loved this class! I highly recommend this center!

    Grizzie A. Parent 2017 (Facebook)
  • Constantia S profile picture review

    Thank you Ourania for helping our daughter Aspasia passing the Living Environment Regents in 8th grade with a great score! You are a dedicated, passionate, caring teacher! Aspasia didn't only do well academically with you, but also emotionally! She gained so much confidence in a short period of time! Thank you

    Constantia S. Parent
  • mom

    Amazing Environment for Children to learn how to read and write practice on there math skills and science and global and history, Absolutely Love this establishment, I'm glad someone opened up this place to help children over come there difficult boundaries in there everyday classes in School. I would recommend this place to anyone who's child is having a hard time in a specific subject! If you want your child to Ace the test with a 90-100% I would bring them here. AMAZING JOB Tip-Top Brain!! KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK!

    George L. Parent
  • My daughter is currently enrolled in one on one tutoring services at Tip Top. I have seen a tremendous growth in her reading fluency as well as her motivation and confidence. Tip Top provides a nurturing environment where everyone is truly dedicated to meet the needs of every learner!

    Sergio B. Parent
  • Amy W profile picture review

    I have previously used a tutoring service for my son - similar in concept but not execution. To start, his assessment was so thorough that it really dialed in to what he needed to improve upon. The classroom is comfortable, clean and quiet and my son has ZERO distractions while he works. His tutoring time is incredibly structured from the length of the lesson to the work he receives. The tutors themselves are not only qualified - they are friendly and clear in communication about your child's progress. Pricing is very reasonable for the service. Finally, Tip-Top is owned and managed by two Astoria natives so you are supporting a local business.

    Amy W. Parent
  • mom

    My son Vaughn has a hard time in Math & Reading, but Tip Top has made his learning experience "One in a million, chance of a lifetime. I love them for this.

    Angela W. Parent

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We unravel the Common Core

For the Common Core, today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are prepared for success after graduation, the Common Core establishes a set of clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in math and English language arts.

Our unique assessment, which has been statistically validated for reliability and is aligned with Common Core and state standards, determines exactly what each student knows and what they need to learn to meet their grade level benchmark and beyond.

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