Joan supported my son through his SAT/ACT testing and college application process. She provided him valuable insights and coaching that enabled him to move forward with more confidence and capability. I would definitely look to Joan for support again if needed and would highly recommend her services in language arts and standardized testing strategies.

Joanne B., Parent, Yorktown, NY

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I have known Joan Barickman through most of her teaching experiences. She is a pro. . . a master teacher. Whether working with an individual student to help prepare for an exam or learn how to do their best during an academic year, Joan gives 100 % plus of her energy. For every hour of seat time with a student, I can guarantee she spends another hour prepping for their unique needs. What is even more amazing is Joan’s skill in program development. Running an Alternative Education School for many years was a love for her, filled with finding opportunities for growth in every event.

Toni N.,  LCSW,  Friend and Colleague

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If I had children that needed English Tutoring – I would choose Joan. I would give her my highest personal recommendation. she is “THE BEST.”

Allan S., Colleague

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I’ve been working as a math teacher and tutor for years now. I met Joan many years ago. She is the consummate professional. Joan is extremely personable and well liked. However, more importantly, she is as good a tutor for the SAT’s as anyone I’ve come across. Whenever any parent asks me if I know the very best tutor for college prep tests, I unhesitatingly recommend Joan. It’s been my pleasure to know her and work with her.”

Marty B, Colleague

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We brought our PSAT results to Joan and she tutored both my daughter and my son.  She figured out that the ACT would be a better choice for my daughter and the SAT would be better for my son.  They both did so well and we were so pleased.

Ronni H.,  Parent, Pound Ridge, NY

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Joan’s skills are without question. More important is her ability to use those skills with her students. I recommend Joan without reservation.

Ira C., colleague

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I have used Joan for many years, with great success.  From the SSAT to the SAT,  for help with coming up with ideas on the college application to critiquing the essays.  Joan is the best.

Anthony, Parent, Bedford, NY

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