Boost Learning of Hoboken, NJ offers private tutoring and group classes for the following subjects: SAT test prep, math, reading & writing, foreign languages, college preparation & essay writing, test prep for the SSAT, HSPT, PSAT, ISEE, CogAT, and SCAT.


At Boost Learning, our mission is to provide exceptional, individualized instruction in a supportive and engaging environment. We believe in the power of personalized learning and understand that each student is unique, with their own strengths and areas for growth.Our commitment is to deliver high-quality tutoring services tailored to meet the specific needs of every learner. Whether it's one-on-one sessions or small group settings, we prioritize creating a comfortable space where students feel empowered and inspired to grow as learners. Through our dedicated team of skilled tutors and educators, we strive to foster a love for learning, build confidence, and develop lifelong skills. We understand the importance of connecting with students on a personal level, valuing their diverse backgrounds and perspectives.We are driven by the belief that education is a transformative force, capable of unlocking doors of opportunity. With a focus on individualized instruction, we aim to ignite curiosity, promote critical thinking, and cultivate a passion for knowledge. By providing exceptional educational support, we empower our students to succeed academically and beyond. At Boost Learning, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of our students. Our mission is to guide, inspire, and shape the educational journey of each individual, ultimately preparing them to thrive in a dynamic and ever-changing world.

Mrs. Gladys Li
Founder of Boost Learning
M.Ed K-8 Special Ed & Elementary Ed
Teacher of the Blind or Visually Impaired, Learning Specialist

Ms. Anne Zhang
Founder of Boost Learning
B.S. K-8 STEM & Elementary Ed
Grade 7-8 Teacher of STEM, 7+ years in test prep

Mr. Rudy Tresvalles
Founder of Boost Learning
Front-end Web Developer

Mrs.Chloe Ko
Administrative Assistant
& Instructor
B.A. Elementary Education & ELA


Boost Learning is a small start-up tutoring business established in Sept 2022 by Gladys Li & Anne Zhang when they decided to leave classroom teaching to build a model for student learning that we believe to be most impactful: knowing each child first, personalizing the experience for our students, and making sure our lessons are goal-oriented and reflective. We believe in empowering students as they participate in the goal-setting and planning process. Thus, students are empowered to take ownership of their own learning journey. Boost Learning continues to grow a team of instructors who carry unique expertise and embody the company’s mission and model.


All our tutors are experts in at least one subject area and trained in the Boost Learning model and curriculum. Our tutors are state-certified teachers, college students, and college graduates with at least 4 years of tutoring in an area such as math, reading, writing, SAT/ACT, etc. We currently offer virtual tutoring nationally and in-person tutoring in Northern Jersey. We have tutors serving the following areas: Bergen County, Hudson County, and Union County. We are always looking for highly qualified tutors and teachers to join our growing team!


At Boost Learning, we prioritize tutor fit, student achievement, and communication with parents. As technology becomes more integrated into the school classroom, we stay up-to-date by utilizing interactive activities and digital literacy tools to enhance the learning experience. We gamify and engage students with Educational tools that connect them with real-world applications. Furthermore, your child’s education is important to us and we use digital tools and online session notes to track student progress and maintain communication. We love receiving feedback as we strive to celebrate student goals and achievements, and we are always looking for ways to make the student learning experience meaningful! We have tutors serving the following areas: Bergen County, Hudson County, and Union County.

Discounts Available

• Sign up with a friend/sibling for individualized tutoring and pay one discounted price! Note: Two students max in one session. Students must be within 2 grade levels apart.
• Sign up for a specialized group class (3+ students) in a similar content area, such as high school entrance test prep.
• Refer a friend who signs up, and both receive 10% off for both parties!

Individualized Tutoring

We offer private tutoring in-person or online, tailored to the unique needs of your child. The first step of this program is a consultation where we set initial goals through assessments and an interview to get to know your child. Our instructors use the goal-setting document to plan instruction and report on the goals after each session. Students actively participate in goal-setting and continual evaluation of their progress, which allows them to own their learning and feel confident in their power to grow as learners. Please reach out for more information in regard to pricing.


From elementary school through high school, our instructors have experience teaching the NJ math standards using a variety of resources, curriculums, and activities with a hands-on approach. Some curriculums our instructors are familiar with include Everyday Math, Investigations, and Singapore Math. Our approach goes beyond formulas, nurturing a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and promoting critical thinking skills. Whether our students are mastering foundational arithmetic or delving into advanced problem-solving, our dedicated tutors make math meaningful and exciting. Our comprehensive approach ensures students grasp concepts in a real-world way, enhance problem-solving skills, and develop numerical confidence– all while having fun!

Writing and Language Skills

Elevate your writing skills with Boost Learning! From elementary to college, our writing curriculum fosters creativity, structure, and effective communication. Our expert tutors guide students through grammar, composition, and style, helping them craft compelling essays, stories, responses, and more. Our students successfully develop well-rounded writing skills by honing their craft with active tutor feedback, editing, and proofreading.

Parent Feedback and Results

On the MAP test, our students have demonstrated “High Growth” scoring above the average range, in their Math and Reading scores after working with us for one year. Students who continually complete our homework assignments, attend our weekly sessions, and set and tackle their academic goals, demonstrate higher confidence and scores on standardized tests.

What steps do we take to increase student success?

We prioritize best-fit instructors to help students achieve learning goals. Our beginning process is to conduct a consultation and evaluation to learn more about what your child’s needs are. We will then consider which instructor would work best with your child. Our instructors receive support from us, as we work alongside them in planning and preparation. Our instructors also follow the same mission and model of continually assessing goals and updating you on the progress.

Tutoring Match Process

After completing the our Interest Form, Boost Learning will:
1. Fill out our Interest Form.
2. Reach out to schedule a free consultation to learn about your child’s learning needs.
3. Schedule an evaluation for your child.
4. Suggest a best-fit tutor and work with you on scheduling. If a best-fit tutor is not available, students may be placed on a waitlist.
5. Send out Google Calendar event invites for sessions.
6. Students and tutor sessions begin! Boost Learning continually works with families to support student learning; parents can accept or modify sessions, make adjustments to learning goals, and continually communicate with Boost Learning throughout the process.

CTY Program at Johns Hopkins Admissions

Our Private Tutoring for CTY Gifted and Talented Students is a personalized and intensive educational support service tailored to meet the unique needs of exceptionally bright and motivated learners. We understand the challenges faced by gifted students in traditional classrooms, and our experienced tutors can provide targeted guidance, mentorship, and enrichment. We have helped students score CTY-level and high honors level of CTY program through the SCAT, SSAT, and CogAT. Boost Learning is experienced with the test prep process and can assist students every step of the way to pave their future of academic excellence and intellectual fulfillment.

Individualized Learning Plans Using an Advanced Curriculum

Each student receives a customized learning plan designed to nurture their specific talents and address their academic needs. Whether your child excels in mathematics or language arts, our tutors create a curriculum that fosters intellectual growth and challenges their abilities. Well-versed in grade-level standards and test prep for the SCAT, CogAT, and SSAT/ISEE, our tutors will provide advanced instruction, explore topics in-depth, and introduce complex concepts that are content-heavy on the exam.

Mentorship and Guidance

Beyond academics, our tutors serve as mentors, offering guidance on educational and career paths. They inspire students to explore their passions, set ambitious goals, and pursue excellence in all endeavors.

Test Preparation

Entry to CTY programs requires rigorous qualifying exams, and we know the best fit for your child based on their strengths and needs. Once we evaluate and set target goals based on your child’s needs, our instructors can provide comprehensive test preparation, covering sections of the exam. They offer strategies for tackling challenging questions, time management techniques, and personalized feedback to boost confidence and performance.

Regular Progress Updates

Parents receive regular progress updates, detailing their child's achievements, areas of improvement, and future goals. We believe in open communication and collaboration between tutors, students, and parents.


For families looking to apply to select private schools, parochial schools, and magnet schools, we offer both private and group classes to help students with preparation. Our services include:

Application essay writingAdmissions test preparationTest-taking strategiesContent review
Academic counselingTime managementInterview preparationTargeting areas of improvement

Upcoming Class Offerings

Application Process & Picking the Right School

As each school has its own strengths and areas of focus, an ideal candidate is one who demonstrates strong work habits, interest, and motivation. Schools favor applicants with strong interests and students can use their extracurricular activities to their strength by emphasizing them in their application process. They can highlight their dedication and passion in their essays or interview as well as showcase their winning personality. We can support students by providing academic support as well as guidance in the application process. Each school has its own unique admission criteria, and in order to meet most of its requirements, research is necessary. Typically, schools have a similar application process, but it is essential that students know which school is the right fit and identify the ways they can thrive and contribute to the particular school.


Our comprehensive group classes for the High School Placement Test (HSPT), Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), and Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) are designed to empower students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to excel in these crucial exams for admissions to select high schools.

Facts about the 3 Common Types of HS Entrance Tests

High School Placement Test (HSPT): The HSPT is a nationally-recognized exam for 8th-grade students to enter private high schools. The HSPT has a unique 25-minute language section consisting of 60 questions, covering punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, usage, and composition. The HSPT also tests vocabulary through antonyms, synonyms, analogies, verbal classifications, and logic. Different types of questions are all mixed, but the HSPT tends to be the easiest of the three tests.Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE): The ISEE is an admissions exam for private middle and high schools, consisting of Vocabulary, Math, and Reading Comprehension sections. The ISEE's math sections tend to be difficult, even for advanced students. Students must be well-versed in critical thinking, number logic, and the four operations to ace the two math sections: Math Achievement and Quantitative Reasoning.Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT): The SSAT is a private school admission test for students entering grades 4 to 12, and it is offered online and in paper form. The SSAT tests student vocabulary with two different types of questions that are given in separate sections: synonyms and analogies. The SSAT reading section can be challenging but reasonable for well-prepared students.

Virtual Group Classes for 8th Grade Entrance Exams

Our virtual group classes provide a dynamic and interactive learning environment where students can collaborate, prepare for the application process, and acquire test-taking strategies. Our expert instructors are well-versed in the intricacies of the SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT exams, and they tailor each class to meet the unique needs of our students. With a focus on both content mastery and test-taking strategies, our classes ensure that students are fully equipped to tackle every section of these challenging tests. Virtual group classes are held as long as 3+ students are interested in joining.

A Proven Track Record of Success

At Boost Learning, we take immense pride in the success stories of our students. Our group classes have yielded exceptional results, with students admitted to prestigious high schools. Our dedicated instructors guide students through the most effective study techniques, time management strategies, and problem-solving approaches, all of which contribute to our impressive track record.

School Acceptances By Our Students


Our SAT Prep Course is a comprehensive program designed to equip high school students with the skills and strategies needed to excel in the SAT exam. Whether you're aiming to improve your previous score or preparing for the SAT for the first time, our instructors will guide you through the studying process, from understanding the format to mastering content and time management.

SAT prep in a variety of class sizes!

Offering SAT prep in a variety of class sizes:
• Individualized Tutoring
• 2 student classes
• Group classes

Upcoming Class Offerings

In-Depth Content Review, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving

Our expert instructors will cover key topics in Math, Reading, and Writing extensively. You'll receive lessons that focus on fundamental concepts and advanced strategies tailored to the SAT. Students will also develop analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to tackle complex SAT questions and learn effective problem-solving techniques to approach different types of questions with confidence.

Practice Test, Time Management Strategies, and Feedback

Students will gain time management techniques to complete each section within the allocated time. They will work on pacing and learn when to skip and return to challenging questions. Students will then implement those skills by practice taking SAT tests, to gauge progress.Whether in a group or private setting, students will receive feedback on performance. Our instructors will review your practice tests and essays, pinpointing strengths and areas for improvement.

Essay Writing (Optional)

If you choose to take the SAT Essay, our instructors will provide guidance on structuring your essay, analyzing prompts, and crafting compelling arguments. You'll receive feedback to enhance your writing skills.

How do you hire your instructors?

Boost Learning has a thorough evaluation and onboarding process in order to maintain a high level of instructional professionalism and quality. Part of the hiring process includes the demonstration of planning and preparing a lesson, as well as the ability to utilize best practices in teaching. Our instructors carry unique background experiences which we consider, as we carry out our tutoring match process.

How long and how often are tutoring sessions?

Typically, our sessions last 1-hr, but we do suggest sessions twice a week. This allows students to gain more accountability in managing their workload and have more time spent comprehensively reviewing new materials.

What are your rates?

Rates vary depending on the tutoring subject and plan. We offer discount packages for students attending our partnership schools, as well as a variety of class sizes at different price points.

When do I pay for the sessions? Who do I pay?

Package renewals and initial payments must be paid prior to the start of a new session. All payments should be made via Zelle or check to our email. All payments will be managed by an admin of Boost Learning.

Refund Policy

In the event that a package must be refunded due to extenuating circumstances, a refund can be issued for the remaining unused hours after deducting the total amount of the used hours based on an la carte rate. Group class refunds are available up until the date of the 3rd class granted that the student demonstrated trying their very best in fully completing all assignments and classwork.

Get Started!

Session Types

• Private tutoring
• 2 student classes (with a friend or sibling)
• Groups classes (2+ students) that are geared towards targeted skills

Subject Areas

Elementary School

WritingJohn Hopkins CTY Prep
Orton-GillinghamSpecial Education

Middle School

Social StudiesHigh School Entrance Prep

High School

AlgebraGeometryComputer Science
English LiteratureHistoryForeign Languages
AP SubjectsSAT Preparation 

Thank you!

Thank you for filling out the form! We will reach out via email to connect with you. If you are ready for a consultation, you can book using the calendar below.
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At Boost Learning, we partner with schools to provide services related to academic core subjects and SAT. This includes but is not limited to home instruction, supplemental instruction, and compensatory education. There are a variety of ways we can partner together, ranging from a more hands-off approach on your end to a more collaborative approach.

We look forward to customizing a partnership that works for your school!

• Connect with teachers and work as a team
• Provide a discounted rate for your families
• Send instructors to your school or offer virtual instruction
• Provide high school/college entrance guidance to your families and group classes for test prep
• Help hire instructors for specific content need
• Handle all finances and scheduling



Are you an expert in a content area, experienced in tutoring, and passionate about teaching students? We are looking for certified teachers or expert content area instructors with a minimum of 2 years working with children. Boost Learning instructors are skilled in creating interactive, goal-oriented, and engaging lessons. Our tutors act as educational experts and mentors, as they help students develop a love for learning, grow in a deeper awareness of how to improve, and practice strategies for positive work habits.Our tutors are independently contracted. This means you can set your own hours!

Interested in joining our Team?

We are actively hiring instructors in the following areas:
• Math / Verbal High School Entrance Test Prep
• SAT Test Prep
• Elementary Special Education

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