Curvebreakers Test Prep


Curvebreakers Test Prep's mission is to provide personalized test preparation services to all students regardless of their background or financial situation. After working for some of the largest tutoring companies and boutique firms in New York City, Nicholas LaPoma founded Curvebreakers in 2014 with a vision to create a tutoring company that emphasizes data-driven results with a personalized approach. 

At Curvebreakers, we're committed to empowering students to achieve their academic goals through customized instruction, authentic assessment tools, and culturally responsive study materials that help them excel on college admissions exams. Our program is designed to prepare students to meet and exceed the SAT College Readiness Benchmarks and the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards, and we're dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to the tools they need to succeed. 

Our unique selling point is our school partnership program, which enables us to offer budget-friendly programs and provide equal access to premium test preparation for all students. We prioritize personalized attention to school administrative staff, students, and parents while maintaining a family atmosphere. By partnering with Curvebreakers Test Prep, schools can help their students prepare for college admissions exams and achieve their academic goals in a supportive, inclusive environment. 

We believe that every student deserves equal access to the tools they need to succeed, and we're passionate about helping students reach their full potential. At Curvebreakers, we're excited to partner with schools to make that happen.

Program Description

Curvebreakers' program plan is designed to provide school solutions through courses, materials, and professional development for SAT/ACT exams and other standardized tests in an innovative, effective, and engaging style. Our mission is to even the playing field in the college admissions process by offering programs that focus exclusively on the subjects covered on college entrance exams and effective strategies for approaching each question type. 

To accomplish our mission, we continuously evaluate progress toward our goals by analyzing practice test results, engaging in formal and informal discussions with school administrators, and collecting student feedback through course surveys. We make adjustments to our curriculum where necessary to ensure that we are providing the most effective test prep services available. 

Curvebreakers only hires instructors with extensive teaching experience and compensates them at a higher rate than many of our competitors. Our instructors are multilingual, and when offering professional development to teaching staff, we utilize only the most experienced instructors who have attained the Master Trainer level. 

We offer several funding options, whether through school pay or parent pay, and we follow all relevant laws and regulations, including state licensing standards. We connect with the community and families by presenting at college nights, back-to-school nights, or any other school event. We conduct live and/or virtual sessions for students, parents, and faculty on various college prep-related topics. 

Curvebreakers offers standard signature courses of 18 hours of classroom instruction, supplemented with two proctored practice tests. Generally, the classroom instruction is divided into eight 2.25-hour sessions, and each practice test is 3.5 hours. However, based on student availability and/or specific student requirements, course length and sessions are customizable. 

Our school programs were developed by Master Trainers, each with over 15 years of experience in the test prep industry, and feature unique content proven to increase test scores. These programs include personalized homepages, 140-page course workbooks with customized curriculums, detailed course lesson plans, detailed homework assignments, practice tests with detailed diagnostic score reports, session notes emailed to parents, self-study video strategy courses, and instructional videos. 

In conclusion, Curvebreakers is committed to providing high-quality, effective test prep services that prepare students for college entrance exams. Our program plan includes rigorous evaluation methods, highly experienced instructors, unique content, customizable courses, and multiple funding options to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all students and families.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Technology Platform
Academic Intervention
Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Garden City, NY
States of Operation
New Jersey,
New York,
Operation Locations
Newark, NJ New York, NY Long Island, NY
Most recent number of students served
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Social Studies
Grade Levels
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages Offered
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 30% Asian, 15% Black or African American, 5% Hispanic or Latino, and 49% White.
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Tutor-Student Ratio
1:1;1:5;≥ 1:6
Number of Sessions Per Week
1 - 3 days per week
Number of Minutes Per Session
61-90 minutes;91-120 minutes;121+ minutes
Number of Weeks Per Program
6 - 38 weeks
Does your program engage with parents?
Family Engagement Description
  • To support scheduling
  • Sharing tutoring session content
  • Reporting attendance
  • Sharing academic progress
  • Sharing social or emotional progress
  • Accessing student information
  • Sharing at-home support suggestions
  • Goal setting and monitoring progress toward goals
Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Type of Tutor
Certified Teacher;Pre-Service Teacher;College/University Student (e.g. any college/university student who is not a pre-service teacher)
Contact Name
Ryan Russo

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