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Abacus Guide’s ERB / ISEE and SSAT tutoring division, Private School Authority, is expanding rapidly.  Families throughout Manhattan (and also interestingly Westchester, Boston, LA, Germany, and Singapore) are signing up for our uniquely personalized and efficient program, geared exclusively toward ERB /ISEE and SSAT test success.

Our specialty is motivating our students – progress can only be made once a student wants to make progress.  We internalize students’ desire for success, and then from there we develop strategies and tactics to improve ERB / ISEE and SSAT test scores.

We’re delighted that Nick Ordway is joining our team as Master Tutor.  Since 2003, Nick Ordway has been a tutor specializing in standardized test prep, quickly gaining gratitude from his students and respect from his peers.  Nick received a BA in English literature, with a minor in theater, from Princeton University and an MFA in film production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. When he’s not tutoring, Nick teaches film at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

Nick started his teaching career with an established tutoring company, working in their offices in Connecticut and Thailand. Later he began tutoring independently, with families hearing about him from satisfied friends.  Besides the SSAT and ISEE, Nick has tutored the SAT, ACT, GRE, TOEFL, various SAT II subject tests, physics, chemistry, writing, and mathematics from pre-algebra all the way through to calculus.

Nick combines exceptional warmth, listening skills and flexibility, teaching to students’ individual levels and helping them reach them their greatest potential.  He is a favorite of both students and parents.

If your child will be taking the ERB / ISEE or SSAT now is the time to call for our Jump Start or Blaster Program.  212-712-2228 or email info(at)