The Tutoring Underground, established in Staten Island in 2009 by Yury Getsin, has classes 7 days a week in math, English, and test preparation. Classes are currently conducted virtually and in-person.
Yury started tutoring at 18. He dreamed up the idea of a "tutoring underground" because he thought that reading and listening to complex things had become rare and that making them more common would help create an educated and aware citizenry.
Along the way, he got his master's in education from Teachers College at Columbia University and obtained a teacher's license. He now focuses full time on his tutoring company to teach students how to think, write, solve equations, and master tests.
Yury's students improve their test scores by hundreds of points, get into the most competitive schools, and gain the confidence and skills that will last them a lifetime.