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Prime Academics is a team of specialized tutors based in New York City that provides comprehensive, concierge-style tutoring, counseling, and academic coaching. We transcend the standard transactional model of tutoring to offer holistic, responsive support. Our tutors strive to cultivate thoughtful relationships that empower our students to achieve their ambitions.

  • Tutoring for all Kindergarten through post-grad academic courses

  • Our tutors speak: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Mandarin, Korean, Hebrew, Serbian, Portuguese, Danish, Polish

  • College admissions consulting and essay editing


  • Med school admissions consulting and MCAT tutoring

  • Mentorship and research opportunities with professors at top universities such as UVA, NYU, Columbia, Penn, Yale, and Cornell

  • Preparation for Math, Science, Writing and Art competitions

Prime Academics works with many of the best schools in Manhattan and around the United States:

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In 2023, our students were accepted to :

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"Alex Porush is the most amazing SAT tutor I can imagine. Working with him to prepare for my math SATs was fun and inspiring. He is a fantastic teacher and taught me how to approach the most difficult math problems quickly and efficiently. He was always available whenever I had any kind of question. With Alex's help, I went from a 690 in math to a 790 in math in about 2 months. I had met with a couple of other tutors and Alex is in a completely different league. I can't recommend him more highly for anyone needing any kind of math tutoring." 

-Theo, Calhoun '20

Alex and his colleague Remy have worked with all four of my children, all very different learners, and have tailored their approaches perfectly to each child. Results were almost immediate; each of my kids found working with Prime Academics so useful and impactful that they genuinely looked forward to their tutoring sessions. Alex and his team are hugely supportive and adaptive to any questions or needs, even issues that come up outside the weekly sessions. Whether your child needs regular, years-long support or just some pointers before a standardized test, we found Prime Academics' targeted approach and knowledge invaluable. 

-Mother of four NYC private school students

Over the past few years, Alex and Luka have been the most incredible and reliable sources of academic support that I could ask for.  I am so grateful for all of their lessons, which consistently help me succeed on assessments and attain a deeper understanding of my coursework. They go above and beyond what is asked of a tutor by constantly answering questions over email and text, and sending me additional practice problems tailored to the content that I am studying.  Thank you to Alex and Luka for making my most difficult classes intuitive and understandable.

-Recent Trinity graduate

Alex has been instrumental to my learning and personal growth this year. First of all, he is a master of the SAT. Because he's familiar with each section, he was able to create a plan that targeted specific problem types and concepts I needed to work on. I ended up boosting my score by over 150 points. Whenever I had lapses in discipline, Alex would push me and hold me accountable, and in moments of low confidence, he would instill faith in my ability. Overall, Alex is a great guide who not only taught me SAT material but life lessons that I'll carry forward with me.

-Ana, Spence '24

"I have known Alex for close to a decade. He worked with my older son Julian on SAT prep when he was a junior in high school. Years later I called upon Alex once again to work with my younger son Aaron, helping him with his academic coursework and ACT prep. Alex quickly transcended the role of tutor for my son Julian and became a mentor and friend that Julian could turn to. To this day, Alex continues to be a great guide to my son, giving him career advice and talking through life issues. My son Aaron was more reluctant initially to work with a tutor, but Alex was able to break through to him and help him improve his grades, ACT scores and find confidence in his abilities. Alex really delivered. Alex was and is truly exceptional. He went above and beyond helping my children and communicating with me and my husband on how our children were doing. He was always accessible and responsive to requests we had in between sessions and did a superb job of making sure my sons were fulfilling responsibilities on their end. Alex is one of the most poised, patient, and kindest gentlemen I have had the honor of working with. I cannot imagine a better tutor."

-Janet R, mother of Julian & Aaron

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