About Us

After helping 650,000+ students prepare for critical school tests, co-founders, Karen Quinn and Michael McCurdy, discovered that many parents were looking for individualized, custom prep options for their children.

They founded the Testing Mom Tutoring Center to leverage the best-of-the-best strategies from within a customizable tutoring curriculum. Our unique program will meet your children where they are and take them to new heights. We’ll offer you:

Individualized Options for All Ages

We offer tutoring for 2-15 year olds. We specialize in prep for: NYC Gifted & Talent, Hunter College Elementary, AABL and ISEE for Private Schools, SHSAT, Hunter College High School and ELA/Math State Exams.

Educated, Experienced Tutors

We only hire top tutors, who include DOE citywide G&T teachers who prep our students for ELA/Math state tests. These same teachers grade the exams for the state, so they know exactly how to prep your children to score higher. These same tutors also teach our SHSAT and Hunter classes, and many of them hold higher degrees in childhood education.

Leadership Who Have Been in Your Shoes

Sandy Choe, our Center Director, is a graduate of Yale University with a background in Finance. She is a mother who prepped her two young girls for the NYC G&T Test, as well as the AABL test for private school, so she understands where you’re coming from. Both girls used to prepare for their exams and received the highest marks possible.


Karen Quinn & Michael McCurdy


Sandy Choe

Center Director

57 W. 57th Street on the 4th Floor (between 5-6th Avenues)