What Our Students Say
- Next ReviewsAmbrose Amory22:48 25 Jul 23Thank you Steph and Fe for all of your help on the ACT!beast yoda20:28 06 Feb 22Jeriza12:25 25 Sep 21Tutor Shack in Montclair is A+++ !! Our son decided to take the SAT’s again in August and worked w/ Konstantine for Math and Allison for Verbal.. his score went up 110 points from his initial score - amazing!! Huge thanks to Rich, Josh & the Tutor Shack team 🙂Min Piede02:02 13 Sep 21We strongly recommend Tutor Shack for homework and SAT test. We have been with Tutor Shack for over two years, first for homework and this year for SAT. What a difference Tutor Shack made to our daughter’s future! Tutor Shack helped her achieved the GPAs and SAT score that meet any college admission requirements. The tutors are passionate, professional, knowledgeable and very easy to make an appointment. The sessions are very effective. Tutor Shack/Rich is a compassionate individual and very considered whenever our daughter had healthy issues. We are extremely happy about the results and process of working with everyone in Tutor Shack. Choose Tutor Shack, this will be one of the best decisions you ever make for your children.Meg Columbia-Walsh16:12 06 Aug 21I have girl/boy twins that both went to Josh and the Tutor Shack for college test prep. My daughter took the ACT and my son took the SAT. Josh and team did a fantastic job helping them significantly improve their scores. In only a couple tries they were done. He is also helpful with subject tutoring like Math. I can’t say enough about how professional and disciplined they are. The communication is outstanding. The kids loved and respected them. They are the clear choice for college prep test tutoring!Naureen U.16:39 18 May 21I was introduced to Tutor Shack by a friend and we have been very pleased with the results.We have a junior and he had taken PSAT's and ACT's. He was flip flopping to figure out which one would been better for him.Once we got in contact with Josh at Tutor Shack our son decided to write the ACT. Josh worked with our son for a month before my son was scheduled to take the ACT and Josh said this would be a good practice run. That our son would need more help and not to get too excited since other kids prep for 3-6 months before.Not sure what Josh did but my son was very pleased with the results and he can put this test behind him. Done and checked!Thank you Josh, our son needed that final strategic review with you.We will be contacting you to help our other two soon.Can't say enough about Tutor shack.Suzanne Weinberg23:19 21 Nov 20Best ACT Tutor! Josh was able to help my 11th grader get the ACT result he wanted in a thoughtful and efficient way (and while doing it all remotely). From start to finish, his method of organization and explanation is thorough and effective. Josh also works on math with my 8th grade son and has been able to provide him with a solid math foundation. He started tutoring with Josh when he was confused and frustrated. Josh has made him prepared and ready for his math class each week. Highly recommend for all levels and abilities.David Shiffman22:32 18 Oct 20Our experience with Josh and his team at Tutor Shack was outstanding. From our first introductory phone call on, the team was responsive, professional, asked questions to understand our goals and provided strong recommendations based on their years of experience. They also provided ongoing communications and feedback throughout. Equally important, the results of my daughter’s SAT tutoring with Josh and Allison were exceptional, as her SAT scores increased significantly. I would highly recommend Tutor Shack to anyone looking for tutoring help.Diana 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!Carrie Siegel22:53 21 May 18Josh and his team of tutors are simply the best! From the first time I spoke with him by phone, I knew my daughter would be in good hands. Josh not only knows his "stuff," (SAT, ACT, Math etc.), but he also has a very comfortable rapport with his students that sets them at ease and enables them to achieve at the highest of levels. At Josh's recommendation, my daughter also worked with Mike on the challenges she was experiencing with timing in reading. He was outstanding too and we even added a few extra sessions with him right before my daughter's AP Lit exam. Josh and his team at Tutor Shack are wonderful and I could not recommend them more!lara D13:13 19 May 18We highly recommend Josh and the Tutor Shack. He simply is the best! My child's SAT scores improved over 250 points. He really understands different learning styles, he keeps the kids motivated and his methods simply work. Plus he is funny and relaxed so the kids really like him, making the overall process less stressful. For the parents, he is super professional, accommodating and just a wonderful resource for any tutoring needs your family might have. Well worth it!Susan Lawler12:49 24 Apr 18Josh and his team at Tutor Shack are outstanding! The key to Josh's success is really making a connection with High School kids. Josh helped my son feel very confident - he not only worked on the skills he needed but also the positive, composed attitude he needed the day of the test. We have had two children work with Josh, in both cases the boys raised their scores by multiple points and exceeded the goals they had set for themselves. My son has decided to look at more competitive schools based on his recent ACT scores. Worth the time and money!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.Jennifer Dressler22:09 27 Sep 17Josh did a great job for my daughter. We originally did a reputable online course, but the results weren't as we hoped and going into senior year,my daughter's confidence was shaken. Josh helped her regroup and redirect her efforts by identifying that she might do better with the ACT rather than the SAT. Despite having limited prep time before the ACT (about 4-6 sessions), my daughter went into the test feeling good and her results exceeded expectations!Karen R02:23 26 Sep 17I HIGHLY recommend The Tutor Shack! Josh worked with my son on ACT prep, and his score increased by several points. Josh was extremely knowledgeable and had a special way of connecting with my son. Not only did he teach him the skills needed in order to improve but gave him confidence, as well. Josh really cares about his students and is very accommodating!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.Colin Jackson14:10 16 May 17We love Josh and The Tutor Shack. Josh tutored my older son for the ACT, and his score improved 5 points. Currently he's tutoring my younger son, who has so far improved 4 points, and we expect another point or two on the next exam date. Josh's method, materials, and staff of excellent tutors (we've also seen Arian and Heather) have made an enormous difference for my sons. Josh has great intuition and the ability to tailor his teaching methods to best suit each student. My boys have very different learning styles, and Josh was able to help them both achieve their goals. He cares deeply about his students, and is a great communicator. I can't praise him enoughAnnabelle Zebrowski00:27 08 Mar 17Could not be happier with my children's experiences at the Tutor Shack. Josh and the other tutors helped not only my kids achieve the ACT scores that they needed in order to be accepted into incredible universities, but also provided them with valuable test taking skills that they can use in the future. Josh is very flexible with his scheduling and always made sure to accommodate my children. All three of my kids have very different learning styles, and Josh was able to help each of them. I would highly recommend using the Tutor Shack.