"Having 2 years of experience with this company now, I am impressed at their curriculum and tutoring methods. All of our tutors were always on time [. . .] and had answers to all our questions. They were great in identifying our son's strengths and weaknesses, and challenged him during the sessions, while making the process less academic. Their books are a great resource! An excellent way to supplement the tutoring sessions. I think the mistake that most parents make is that they think that just sending your child to BK will guarantee a qualifying [G&T] score... you have to put in the hours at home, and also use different types of resources. And no company is perfect. But enrolling your child at BK is definitely an excellent decision, and one of the best decisions in order to prepare your child for the exam!"
"Our daughter started classes at Bright Kids in NYC before she turned 4. We are very pleased with the tutoring.The tutors are friendly and our daughter loved the classes. At the same time, the tutoring is personalized and very effective, our child learned and improved significantly. Being born at the end of the year she was able to score 97 percent at G&T before grade K and 99 percent before 1st grade the following year. She also passed to the second round of Hunter Elementary School."
My son has been taught by 3 Bright Kids tutors, all of whom [have] been excellent! We have just received the results of the state tests, in which he scored 4.13/4.5 in maths, 4.33/4.5 in English and 100% in science. Lizzie's teaching was invaluable in helping him achieve these results and I would not hesitate to recommend Bright Kids to other parents.
"Signed our 4 year old son up for the G&T prep course (approx. 11 sessions). Our son is a ball of energy so getting him to stay focussed was key. Started off slow, but through each class they were able to make the experience fun and keep him engaged. In the end he ended up scoring in the 97th percentile. Hats off to each of the teachers who had a part in this."
"We were extremely happy with this company. They are serious about what they set out to do, that is to prepare your child for an exam. The account managers are very knowledgeable, and the curriculum team really follows your child's progress to ensure that he/she is learning and is being challenged. The motto of the business is simple: do test prep and do it well, and I have to say that they really live up to their motto!"
"My son attended one-on-one ERB AABL test prep classes at Bright Kids. He loved the teachers and enjoyed the classes. The classes helped him become familiar with the testing format, which was important since as a preschooler he had no previous experience with any type of testing. The classes also helped him learn to take his time reviewing questions and avoid rushing to select an answer. The classes were a huge success."
"I was worried about my very young 4yo taking the G&T test to get into the same elementary school as her older brother. She is very smart, but can be shy and I wanted her to feel comfortable enough to separate from me and work with the teachers. We did the G&T Bootcamp and a mock test. Bright Kids had her work with someone new every week so she could get used to the idea and did a fantastic job getting her familiar with the test and the types of questions she would be asked. She really enjoyed her sessions and looked forward to going to her class each week. I'm confident she would have done very well on the test even without the tutoring, but having that extra level of comfort and familiarity with the whole process made this a much less nerve wracking experience. I knew when I took her for the actual test in January that she would be fine, and she happily went off smiling with the teacher to 'show them what she knows.' [. . .] I highly recommend Bright Kids...you can even just do a trial evaluation session and see what you think. We will be back if we find we need to practice for future testing down the road."
"Bright Kids was an excellent resource for my daughter to push her over the edge in her G&T testing. She was always close but never climbing over the mark. In her 2nd year which happened to be the most competitive year she took the test she made the G&T cut which was awesome! I am sure that with the competitiveness of the scores in her 2nd year she would have probably missed the mark once again but the teachers were nice and very helpful and it was enough to push her where she needed to be."
"Bright Kids was awesome! They delivered everything they advertised, and the customer service was unbeatable and beyond my expectation. Brooke in the central office was especially helpful, and incredibly responsive and kind. I would use them again in a heartbeat, and would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. [. . .] I'm totally satisfied with what they were able to help my kid achieve."
"My second daughter recently took the G&T exam and was prepped like her big sister at Bright Kids. The results were awesome. She received a score in the 99th percentile like her big sister! Again, it was worth every dollar that I spent on the Bootcamp sessions. [. . .] These tutors were incredibly wonderful with my daughter. The way that the tutors interact with your child is always warm, personable, gauged, and highly professional. The tutors are SPECIAL--each and every one of them."
"IMHO Bright Kids is the best G&T and general test tutoring operation in the City. My child got a 99 on the G&T test and placed into the coveted school spots thanks to Bright Kids operations and books. Likewise he is continuing with them and preparing for future tests for private school. These guys are the best outfit in NYC hands down."
"My kids both did tutoring and worked with Bright Kids publications. The teachers were great; they interacted well with my children. I also liked the fact that Bright Kids had their own materials and assessments. I was notified of my children's progress every step of the way. My children got 99% on their tests and got into a top choice school. The customer service was also exceptional."
My experience at Bright Kids NYC was great. The staff [. . .] was super nice and helpful. I had many questions and [they] always got back to all my questions within 24 hours. [. . .] Some people questioned the effectiveness of having different tutors. I personally think it is better for the kids to experience different tutors, especially when they are very young. The comfort level and the energy level of a 4 year old child working with a stranger at the testing site will basically determine the outcome. Furthermore, Bright Kids create a customized and consistent curriculum for each kid. All tutors follow this pre-designed curriculum, so consistency was not a problem even with different tutors. I spoke with all the tutors at the end of each session, and I have been very happy with each one of them.
I highly recommend Bright Kids NYC!
"Bright Kids acts as a fantastic support system for you and your child. They can't replace the importance of working with your child at home but they do expose your child to different tutors and materials My kid loved his sessions and did show an improvement post the 8 sessions we took for G&T.
All the tutors we had were very enthusiastic and gave good feedback. Within a week, you also receive a written report of the session. My account manager was very responsive and was flexible in terms of scheduling.
I would definitely recommend Bright Kids to anyone who needs guidance and help for Kindergarten tests."