Long Island Tutoring and Enrichment
Michele Brower has been a standardized test instructor since 1998, but her passion for teaching began even earlier. During her junior year at Binghamton University, Michele was asked by her law professor to be his Teacher's Assistant, and a love of teaching ensued. She graduated from Binghamton with a double major in Pre-Law and English and a minor in Spanish. She then graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton with a Master’s degree in Education. Michele commenced her teaching career as both a high school social studies teacher and an SAT/ACT tutor. She has written, illustrated, and published a children's journal workbook that promotes daily reading, writing, and reflection. Michele has since left the classroom and has devoted all her energy to successfully helping students of varying abilities and learning styles reach their potential on demanding standardized tests, namely the ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests in Math Level 1 and Math Level 2, CHSEE, PSAT, SSAT, and GRE.
Paul Brower graduated magna cum laude from Queens College with a Master’s degree in Literature. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Communications/Journalism from St. John Fisher College, where he graduated cum laude. There he won the Barbara Wheeler-Schneider Memorial Award for proficiency in Communications/Journalism. Paul has been teaching junior and senior high school English on Long Island since 2003. He is an accredited AP Literature instructor and has successfully assisted students with finding their own voice through writing. In addition to AP English, Paul has taught SAT prep, journalism, and creative writing. At LITE, Paul's students excel on the SAT Subject Test in English Literature. Paul has also launched the College Application Essay Writing Program. His students have gone on to prestigious college and universities, such as Emerson, Brown, MIT, Yale, and Cornell.
Our tutors are experienced, New York State certified teachers who are currently working on both Long Island and the city. Our teachers bring to LITE a variety of expertise in areas such as Childhood Education, Early Education, Secondary Education, Literacy and Cognition, Reading Specialists trained in Wilson Fundations, ENL, TESOL, Special Education, and Speech Communication. LITE tutors are trained for months in not only the curriculum but also the techniques that allow our students to be so successful. Our tutors are excellent teachers who are skilled at differentiating instruction and tasks on many levels. All the tutors at LITE employ the same philosophy: all students of all abilities have the potential for growth and success.
"My experience with Michele has been completely positive. During my tutoring sessions, her infinite patience and energy enabled me to both learn better strategies for standardized testing and enjoy the process doing so. I also enjoyed how engaged she was when I talked about my academic pursuits at school, such as when she actively tried to solve the problems I encountered in Mathletes. Michele is an amazing tutor and an even more amazing person."
~Drew K. (Student: Prefect Score of 36), Huntington, NY
"We used LITE for both our sons. Both boys ended up at their top college choice. My oldest scored one point off a perfect ACT score. My youngest (who is special ed) scored high enough to obtain almost full scholarships to the schools of his choice. It's an investment of time, effort, and money but our sons made the commitment and we supported them. And it paid off - they are where they wanted to be and one has a substantial scholarship. We would highly recommend LITE."
~Maryanne P. (parent), Rockville Center, NY
"34! Unreal! Thank you so much. You helped me so much!"
~Scotty B. (student), Huntington, NY
"Thank you! You've been a tremendous source of support for both my children."
~Christine K. (parent), Huntington, NY
"Dear Paul and Michele, Thanks for ALL you do! You both have such an amazing gift."
~Claire P. (parent) Huntington, NY
"I am very excited to announce that Alyssa was accepted into Virginia Tech - School of Business. I just want to thank you again for everything! I strongly believe she wouldn't have been accepted without those great ACT scores - thanks to your organization!"
~Karin G. (parent), Riverhead, NY
"Michele...I can't thank you enough for your patience and amazing work with me (on the GRE). You ARE the best!"
~Joy D. (student), Floral Park, NY
"I just wanted to say thank you for everything. Notre Dame is a dream come true and you are a major reason why I was able to do it. World's best tutor!"
~Thomas L. (student), Dix Hills, NY
"Paul is an amazing tutor who thoroughly prepared me for the Literature SAT. He greatly assisted me with my college essays as well. I highly recommend him!"
~Matt O. (student), Jericho, NY
"We cannot thank you enough for all your help and generosity this year and especially this summer."
~Deirdre G. (parent), Lynbrook, NY
"I wanted to let you know I applied early decision to Duke and found out tonight that I got in!! Couldn't have done it without your help!!"
~Holly L. (student), Huntington, NY
"Thank you so much for everything, Michele. I committed to Trinity yesterday and I am so excited! I will miss you very much."
~Sarah M. (student), Huntington, NY
"We can't thank you enough for doing such a great job with my two children. They both enjoyed seeing you each week. You were so much more than their tutor. Thank you for being so good to them and patient and always understanding. We liked you so much we sent all our friends!"
~Roberta M. (parent), Huntington, NY
"Thank you for everything. You are such an amazing teacher. You have a great way about you and we are so grateful for all the effort you put into our son. We will highly recommend you!"
~Christine L. (parent), Greenlawn, NY
"From the first conversation I had with Paul I knew it was going to be a positive experience for my daughter. This instinct was confirmed when my daughter walked out with a big smile on her face after their first session. The college application process can be very overwhelming, especially going through it for the first time. Paul made a plan and guided my daughter through it. His weekly updates as to where she was in the process were very helpful. Most of all, he helped put her best "self" forward in these essays. She did all the work, but his fine tuning added the perfect touches. He was a pleasure to work with!!!"
~Robyn L. (parent), Brookville, NY
"Drew has always wanted to follow in his father's and grandfather's footsteps and attend Yale. From the first conversation with Michele, I knew she was the perfect tutor to help Drew reach his goal as she quickly understood his situation and very aptly articulated that she needed to tailor her strategy to "help Drew win the marathon and not just get a better time in the race." After months of working with Michele, Drew received a perfect score on the ACT and was named a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist. When Drew received his test results he said, "I am really going to miss my sessions with Michele!" Drew will be attending Yale in the fall, and my daughter will begin her sessions with her this summer!"
~Janine K. (parent), Huntington, NY
"We are getting Brian ready to leave next week and wanted to thank you again for all your help. My husband and I are confident his scores are what got him in. I would recommend you to anyone who asks! Thank you!"
~Liz S. (parent), Lloyd Harbor, NY
"Michele Brower is the very best! She prepared both of my girls and helped them score higher than they ever thought they could. She was patient with them throughout the whole process, was able to detect their weaknesses and give them strategies to overcome them, and most importantly she has the unique ability to be on the same level as her students because she has so much experience working with them. I am so thankful for all the work she put in to help my girls achieve the grades they did. I would never use anyone else."
~Paula H. (parent), Plainview, NY
"Michele was really helpful in preparing me for the SAT. She has a very easygoing style yet she was still able to point out areas that I needed to improve on and then provide techniques and tips to overcome these challenges. Her practice tests made the real test much less intimidating and ultimately allowed me to achieve my highest score. That score helped me get into Emerson College with a half-tuition scholarship."
~Jeremy L. (student), Melville, NY
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