What Our Students Say
5.0Based on 101 reviewsDiana Sabloff16:47 27 Dec 19I am THRILLED with the quality, service and results of the Tutor Shack! Josh Kutchai and his team are passionate about helping students reach their full potential, and are truly kind, caring, wonderful human beings. They went above and beyond, working wonders to accommodate our family’s needs. They take the time to identify your child’s strengths and areas for development, and match them with the right tutor - not only for skills fit but also for personality fit. My son connected and listened to his tutors Ener and Mary, who both held him accountable in a supportive way. In under 8 weeks, he went into the SAT confidently and raised his score significantly. LOVE and HIGHLY recommend the Tutor Shack!!!Marci Gropper22:12 02 Dec 19My two children have gone. Math and Physics. Great help for both kids and subjects. SAT prep killed it!!!!Tricia Gottlieb16:18 17 Nov 19We LOVE the Tutor Shack! Josh and his team are all extremely knowledgeable and passionate about helping students reach their full potential. They are in the business of building confidence! It is clear they care about their students and it’s obvious by the results. I highly recommend for SAT/ACT prep but also any area a student may need to strengthen such as essay writing or test taking strategies.Dori Sedransk18:15 15 Nov 19We are huge fans of the Tutor Shack. Josh is the most amazing SAT tutor - obviously smart, but also personable, professional, clever, and understanding. He just immediately understands what each student needs and gets them to perform to the best of their ability! The other tutors there are equally good - my son has gone there for chemistry, history, and math. Whenever he needs a session, he can usually get something scheduled right away. Highly recommend!!!!Victoria Conte19:43 04 Nov 19We were delighted with Josh and the Tutor Shack. My son had worked with a different tutor on the SAT. When he came home from his first session with Josh, my son said that he had learned more from Josh in one session than he had learned the whole time he had worked with the other tutor. In a very short amount of time, Josh helped my son raise his score on the ACT from a 32 to a 35. Josh was motivating without being a drill sergeant. Cannot recommend him enough!Lynne Tapper18:35 04 Oct 19My son & I were extremely happy with The Tutor Shack and Josh Kutchai for SAT prep. Josh was great at providing my son with test taking strategies and established a strong discipline of assigning practice tests and reviewing his incorrect answers with him. Josh helped him understand why a certain answer was correct or incorrect, and was able to improve my son’s ability to gather the most important information from reading passages. Josh was able to recognize his weak spots and really helped strengthen them. Josh is clearly invested in the success of his students and it shows in the results - my son improved by over 200 points from his PSAT score, achieving a near perfect SAT score (he literally got only 1 question wrong)! I HIGHLY recommend Josh & The Tutor Shack!Monica Minore17:39 02 May 19Great ACT prep team! Josh and his team are excellent and accessible. Highly recommend them for ACT tutoring in Montclair. Thanks Josh!!Rebecca Jones13:02 23 Apr 19I highly recommend Josh as an ACT tutor. He is a next level tutor. He is warm, fun, methodical, and always available when you text him. What makes him truly extraordinary, though, is his life coaching and motivational skills. He really made my daughter think about what she wanted out of life and what she needed to do to get there. The results were far beyond our expectations. She knocked it out of the park! Once and done.Satoko Black20:12 30 Mar 19Truly happy with the Tutor Shack. Our daughter had Chris for SAT prep. He helped not only with increasing her SAT score, but also helped ease the stress of taking the test. Highly recommend the Tutor Shack!Stephanie Salzman13:42 16 Mar 19Can't recommend Josh Kutchai enough. It goes without saying, that he is a terrific SAT/ACT tutor ... the best around. More importantly though, we felt like he truly cared about our child and his success and well being. He constantly kept us in the loop and was a source of support, information and kindness to our son and to us as parents. I don't know what else you could ask for in a tutor!Dayna Bandman02:23 01 Mar 19The Tutor Shack is an exceptional place. The warm, relaxed vibe keeps stress to a minimum. My son worked with Josh to prep for the ACT and received the score he wanted. Josh’s positive encouragement and systematic approach truly produce results. We are more than happy with our experience and would recommend the Tutor Shack to everyone!Anjali Gupta12:11 15 Nov 17Josh has mastered the skill of teaching all kids to test at the top of their ability. Working with tutor shack ( versus other courses) is preferable as we found it to be more efficient, flexible with time and caters to your individual child's needs. He keeps your kid in the game which has become essential in this crazy competitive world.Carolyn Niemann17:47 26 Oct 17This place is fantastic. We had done SAT prep with our older kids, one through a group tutoring method, one with a private one-on-one tutor, and most recently with our youngest, two full rounds of tutoring at a different group test prep center. By far and away, The Tutor Shack has exceeded our results with any of our kids by any of these other methods. The tutors know how to get to the essence of the test prep, and Josh, who is a great teacher himself, knows how to match the right tutor with the individual child. Scheduling was easy and flexible, and the communication between the tutors and us as parents has been great. Our son improved his SAT score 170 points from his last attempt after working for only a short time with The Tutor Shack! We couldn't be happier with our results and feel it was a fantastic investment of time and money.Becca Hirata23:18 10 Oct 17I highly recommend The Tutor Shack! Josh and I worked on my ACT prep for two months and improved my score by 6 points (from a 27 to a 33)! Josh is extremely thoughtful, dedicated, and efficient. He understood my specific needs and adjusted the lessons so that I could gain as much knowledge and practical experience as possible. On top of that, he helped me with my confidence and mental preparation for the test without any stress. I couldn't recommend The Tutor Shack highly enough!Theresa Giarrusso15:14 10 Oct 17We highly recommend The Tutor Shack. This is not a one-size fits all place. Josh will talk with you and help you figure out a plan for your teen. We have turned to Josh and his team for study skills, organization and time management skills, SAT single subject prep and SAT and ACT help. All of his tutors have been helpful and professional. My daughter has enjoyed working with all of them. We were thrilled with SAT single subject test scores and are hopeful for SAT and ACT. We will continue to use Josh and his team for all of our kids.elizabeth r koenig13:21 20 Sep 17It is with great pleasure that we write this review for Josh Kutchai and the Tutor Shack. Josh was highly recommend to us from a few different people and our daughter was fortunate to work with him for about 6 weeks prior to taking the ACT for the third time. Josh was extremely open, professional and engaging. He quickly understood our daughter's personality and learning style. He was able to use this knowledge to keep her focused and motivated to work, even during the summer. He was extremely accommodating with our schedule and always made time to answer all of our questions. We are both teachers and truly appreciate how Josh taught to our daughter’s strengths, instead of following a generic lesson plan. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, she raised her test scores considerably. We would, without hesitation, recommend Josh and the Tutor Shack.