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Happy 5th Year Anniversary to Us!

As November is underway and the school year is still off to a shaky start, Tip-Top Brain students are more prepared than ever!

Tip-Top Brain’s virtual classes offer parents a safe, smart, and convenient supplement to their child’s fully remote or blended learning schedule. Students actively engage and learn in real-time, from the comfort and safety of their home, while simultaneously enhancing their communication and collaboration skills.
In gratitude for all the support we’ve received these past 5 years from parents like you, we are pleased to offer:
Free Trial Class

On our math and ELA online group classes for students in grades 2-8. Complete the form below for scheduling, pricing, and availability.

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

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Jacqueline I.Parent
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I highly recommend Tip Top Brain. We use their ELA one on one tutoring services and could not be more pleased. The tutor is punctual, engaging, friendly and genuinely cares about our child’s academic progress. She creates challenging but fun lessons and engages our child for a full hour. Our child doesn’t even realize that a full hour has past because she has had so much fun learning. And we see results. During an 8 week session, our child’s reading level went up by 2 tiers. She gets the level of attention that she wouldn’t get at school, especially during COVID and remote learning. She barely speaks in school because the teacher zips through lessons, but during her tutoring sessions, she gets to share her thoughts, work through problems, tackle reading and writing techniques, and have her ideas flourish. Thank you, Tip Top Brain!
Amy W.Parent
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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.
Jesse B.Parent
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Tip Top Brain is a great tutoring service that provides great communication to parents as well as great material for children to learn from. Even in times of difficulty, they go above and beyond to make sure their students are improving. I highly recommend their services!
Nahid A.Parent
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Love, Love, Love this place!! My daughter asks to go back every semester. It’s worth every penny. The staff are friendly and place is neat and clean all the time. The kids learn a great deal and have fun at the same time. My daughter always looks forward to going to her classes and she has been going there for 2 years and we are hoping to continue!!
Nicole B.Parent
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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!
Alexia V.Parent
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Our family loves Tip Top Brain. Their curriculum is challeging, engaging and is aligned with the standards the children are working on in school. The staff is proffesional and well trained. Best of all is the data and feedback they provide for each child in regards to their growth and progress. They are able to pinpoint areas that need improvement and provide excellent intervention. I would recommed Tip Top Brain for all aged children PreK to High School.
Deme L.Parent
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After just a few classes my daughter has become so confident and comfortable doing homework,solving problems, and taking on work that otherwise she may have struggled with....I can’t say enough wonderful things about program and staff.
Suzanne P.Parent
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My children (10 and 6yo) attended TTB’s Summer Steam camp and absolutely loved it! It far exceeded my expectations. They were attentive and jovial, making learning both impactful and fun - so it seemed nothing like “school” and more an interactive educational playground. I will definitely be coming back!
Argy Z.Parent
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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!
Lillian G.Parent
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We love the team work ! They are friendly and they are on point ! Always helpful.... my daughters loves it and we see a big difference on their grades !!!! 😊
Swatantra S.Parent
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Ximena G.Parent
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My son has taken both private and group class lessons and program and it has helped him immensely. He feels he’s in a very comfortable environment and has liked everyone of his teachers. They are all wonderful and really care about the kids that they truly learn. I will recommend to everyone!
Mariaelena C.Parent
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I am so glad I found them!!! My grandson was in need of tutoring and this has been the best decision. They are very supportive and professional. Very knowledgeable and specialize in each child’s needs. They truly want children to excel and I couldn’t be happier with their services.
Angela W.Parent
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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.
Tristan M.Parent
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My son Brendan doing the summer program and he's loving it. Also, i love receiving daily feedback from the teacher. The staff is professional, helpful, and very organized. I would highly recommend TIP-TOP BRAIN.

We cater to all grade levels

PreK – 12

Students in Elementary 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.

Programs for all sorts of students

Students in Middle School

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.

Programs for all sorts of students

Students in High School

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.

Programs for all sorts of students

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All our tutoring services

Tip-Top Brain offers several academic and enriching programs to accommodate the various needs of its students and their families:
Grades 3 – 8 | Math, Reading & Writing
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Group Setting
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.
Grades PreK – 12 | All Subjects
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Private Setting
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.

Math, Reading & Writing, Science & Social Studies

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HW Help
Our Homework Booster program is offered to help students K-12 with their daily homework assignments, and is available Monday through Saturday.

All writing topics

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Essay Writing Help
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!
Grades 3 – 8 | Math, Reading & Writing
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State Test Prep
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.

Grades 6 – 8

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SHSAT / TACHS Prep
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.

For Grade 10 – 12

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SAT / ACT Prep
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.

For Grades 8 – 12 | All subjects

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

Entering K – 3

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Gifted & Talented Prep
The highly competitive G&T admission test is given only once a year in the month of January. Students entering kindergarten through third grade are eligible to participate in G&T admissions. Our talented instructors prepare your child for the test-taking experience through an individualized approach, building stamina and confidence along the way!

Grades PreK – 2

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Fall, Winter, Spring
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.

Grades K – 8

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Summer
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.

COMING SOON

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Science Saturdays
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.

Math, Reading & Writing

GRADES 3–8

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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.

Coding & Game Development 

GRADES 3–8

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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.
Our Mission

We believe that every student has the natural ability to learn if given the opportunity to receive a quality education. With a safe, supportive, and positive classroom environment and upbeat, intelligent, and compassionate instructors to guide students throughout their educational journeys, we believe that all students can discover and unlock their fullest potential.

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Personable, tailored instruction to meet individual needs

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Help students discover their potentials and build confidence

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Personable, tailored instruction to meet individual needs

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Help students discover their potentials and build confidence

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Spark a love for learning and inspire a growth mindset

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Provide students with the most dedicated and inspiring instructors

Put your kids ahead this school year

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Tailored to your child

Every lesson is tailored to strengthen your child's weak areas and help them master any subject.

High Quality Tutors

All our tutors are experienced, thoroughly vetted, and have a proven track record of producing excellent results.

Safe and trusted

Over 200 parents have used our services to improve their kids' results, get help with homework and pass exams.

I have my son at Tip Top Brain for a year now and I am so happy that we found them. They are the best team of tutors that I have ever used. They are flexible with our hours and sincerely care about their students. My son is doing awesome at school and his confidence is better than ever. I recommend them 100%.
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I am so glad I found them!!! My grandson was in need of tutoring and this has been the best decision. They are very supportive and professional. Very knowledgeable and specialize in each child’s needs. They truly want children to excel and I couldn’t be happier with their services.
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Tip-Top is amazing!! The educators and the owner are phenomenal!  The tutors really connect with the students and engage them to have fun while challenging their minds with questions and strategy for problem solving.  They are the best!!!
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Tip-Top Brain’s Blog

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Unleashing the Book Worm Inside Your High Schooler

So often we remember the fads and phases we fell into during High School. Less often, do we think about the hobbies and passions we had before then. For so many high school students, recreational reading sounds like pure fiction. So how we do reignite the passion our teens have for reading?

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The “COVID Slide,” A Slippery Slope

For better or worse, school has changed— a lot. Many students report having experienced a disruption to their education as a result of the pandemic. For some students, that disruption came as schools initially closing last year, for others, it was the struggle of keeping up online. There’s no shortage of reasons why students may have struggled this past year, but if the effects continue to linger you may have a case of the “COVID Slide” on your hands. So, how can we diagnose the COVID Slide? More importantly, how do we treat it?

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When is a Kitchen a Classroom? Learning in the Kitchen

The kitchen has long been the setting of cherished memories with family. Whether it’s cooking for the holidays, or a fun afternoon spent baking, time spent cooking together is a time-honored parent-child bonding experience. So, when is a kitchen a classroom?

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4 Common Myths About Tutoring Debunked

Have you ever considered finding a tutor for your child? Why did you ultimately decide not to? Theres a host of considerations to take into account, but it’s important you don’t accidentally weigh common myths into your decision.

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The Truth About Learning Pods: What are they? Are they Worth it?

Learning pods have become the talk of parents across the country. But, what, exactly, is a pod? And should your child join one? The decision, not unlike the choice between hybrid or remote learning at school, is highly personal. Consequently, it pays to weigh the pros and cons of learning pods before opting-in or out of one. Here’s a short list of things you’ll want to consider.

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Preparing For Middle School: Teaching Your Child Emotion Regulation

How can we prepare students for the behavioral changes they’ll experience on their middle school journey? Preteen behavior can, at times, be unpredictable and intense. The challenge of managing new, strong emotions is exceptionally hard on young people. The best things parents can do is instill emotional regulation skills in their preteen. So how might we start?

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Why Group Tutoring?

Some families and children feel more comfortable in a small group setting than one-on-one, or are on a tight budget.

Our small teacher to student ratio (1:6) ensures maximal attention and delivery of educational material.

We are happy to offer discounted tutoring sessions to small groups of students that would like to focus on improving or enhancing their Math, Reading and Writing skills.

What is it?

Remediation programs are designed to close the gap between what a student knows and what they’re expected to know. In other words, content that students previously failed to learn must be re-taught in order to achieve expected competencies in core academic skills such as literacy (ELA) and numeracy (Math). Ideally, remediation should be sought done early in the learning process, before additional skills are layered in or more formal mastery or summative exams are administered.

How is this done?

To gather enough insight to recognize the large breakdown in knowledge that students are experiencing, a comprehensive diagnostic assessment is needed. This allows teachers to support struggling students with focused learning opportunities, building on previous learning and focusing on the specific omissions in student thinking experienced the first time around, to achieve the necessary academic success.

Who is it for?

Our remediation programs are for students who are demonstrating significant difficulties in reading, writing, and/or math.

Programs

Personalized Tutoring in Group and Private Setting STEAM Camps

What is it?

Acceleration programs are designed to allow high-ability students to learn at the speed and level that best matches their academic abilities, which may sometimes mean skipping content, but the idea is that such students already understand their grade-level content enough and should not have to repeat it.

How is this done?

A comprehensive diagnostic assessment is needed to assess high-ability students and the extent of their potential. This allows teachers to support advanced students with focused learning opportunities, in order to challenge them with more advanced content that is both demanding and appropriate, as well as build higher-order thinking skills.

Who is it for?

Acceleration programs are best suited for students who are demonstrating continuous academic excellence in school. Such students may often find themselves bored with their current school curriculum or find it too easy, and thus are yearning for a challenge. These students also highly benefit from enrichment programs that highly appeal to their natural abilities. Nonetheless, it is important for parents to assess their child’s maturity level before seeking such acceleration.

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Personalized Tutoring in Group and Private Setting STEAM Camps

What is it?

Enrichment programs are designed to go beyond the standards framework, in which the core curriculum in various subject areas are expanded and explored in more depth or from a different perspective than is generally provided. This means that rather than going faster, you actually slow down a little. These enrichment clubs/activities can take on many forms and can enhance academic, social, oratory, critical thinking, and teamwork skills and require teachers that push students to take their natural curiosity to the next level independently.

Who is it for?

Though all students can benefit from enrichment programs, as they offer richer and more varied educational experiences, they are best suited for more able or accelerated students, due to the demand on higher-order thinking and a strong foundation of core skills.

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