More than just a tutoring center in New York City.
Fit Learning is not a one-size, fits all tutoring center in New York City. We help our learners build fluency in core academic skills by combining learning science, precision teaching, and curriculum-based assessment. The result is learners who are confident, possess the ability to expertly perform in any classroom environment, and who acquire a newfound capacity for learning.
Curriculum & approach designed specifically for your learner.
An expert conducts a comprehensive skills assessment to identify your learner’s fluency in a range of core skills we’ve identified as drivers of academic success. Then, we develop a curriculum and approach, so every learner builds the true mastery of skills for life-long learning. It doesn’t matter if your learner is gifted and talented, struggling, average, or learning disabled; our approach is scientifically proven to meet your child’s needs.
1 year’s growth in 40 hours of instruction.
This isn’t just a tutoring center for homework help. A Fit Learning session is a fast-paced, goal-oriented, high energy instructional interaction with a Fit Coach, who is extensively trained and certified in the principles of learning science. The experience fundamentally transforms a child’s academic aptitude and overall cognitive abilities. We consistently produce 1-2 grade levels of improvement in 40 hours – something standard tutoring in reading, math, writing, logic, and language simply cannot achieve.
A center loved by New York City.
As true New Yorkers, we love being apart of the greatest concrete jungles in the world. From Broadway to the Bronx, there’s no place in the world we’d rather be.
We serve Manhattan, including Buckley School, Ella Baker School, Manhattan High School, St. Vincent Ferrer High School, The Episcopal School, The Browning School, P.S. 266, P.S. 267, P.S. 6, and the Brick Presbyterian Church.
Many of our learners go on to study at Hunter College, Marymount Manhattan College, Cornell University Medical College, The Julliard School, LIM College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Touro College.
"“Our son continues to improve in math and relational concepts. He tells me that Fit Learning helps him a great deal and never puts up resistance to get here – that is half the battle! We are very pleased!”"Fit Learning Parent
"“We have been very happy with our experience here! The boys are making great progress. Each instructor has been very amazing, friendly, rewarding and really reinforcing. We could not have had a better experience.”"Fit Learning Parent
"“I can’t believe the growth we’ve seen in the last 8 months! Not only have her math skills improved but she also has so much confidence in the classroom – and it has spread to all areas of her development. We have been thrilled not only with her progress but also the short amount of time in which we have seen this growth. It’s like you’ve flipped a switch inside her.”"
"“All three of my children have become better students, have more confidence and have a better understanding of education after Fit. It’s been a lifesaver and I honestly feel they would have been lost in the school system had we not found Fit.”"
The current graph shows average 40-hour improvements across all subject areas for all learners who have received services at one of our Fit Learning locations.
Fit Learning New York City Tutoring Center Curriculum
The school environment can often be challenging for a child. Sometimes, the challenge is so great that its detrimental effects outweigh the benefits. Additionally, there are times when a school placement fails to maximize a child’s full potential. In these cases, a homeschool placement is recommended. When choosing Fit homeschool, parents elect through their school district to homeschool their child. Fit then provides homeschool support and supplementation in core skill areas. Children attend Fit sessions from two to six hours per day three to five days per week and receive intensive one-on-one academic and cognitive training.
Director – Kaitlin LaBarbera, M.Sc
Kaitlin graduated from the Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She continued her education at Saint Joseph’s University where she obtained her master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Behavior Analysis. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of New York. Kaitlin is a member of the Standard Celeration Society, ABAI, and ACBS. Kaitlin started interning for Fit Learning Locust Valley in 2012, then transitioned full-time to the NYC lab in 2014. She is currently the Director of the New York City lab and works as a consultant to other Fit Learning affiliates. Kaitlin’s values of humor, love and science shape her passion and work every day in the Fit lab to transform the lives of all the individuals who come through their doors!
Clinical Operations Coordinator – Elle Kirsten, M.Sc.
Elle has been working at Fit Learning since 2012. She completed her M.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Auckland with a concentration in experimental and applied behavior analysis. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Relational Frame Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway; her research focuses on the emergence of analogical relations in young children. Elle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of New York. Elle has provided behavioral and learning interventions in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Nebraska, and New York.