Fit Learning Tri State
We’re more than just a tutoring center in the Tri State Area.
We transform education through learning science and customized curriculum.
More than just a tutoring center in the Tri State Area.
Fit Learning is not a one-size, fits all tutoring center in the Tri State Area. 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.
Learning centers that serve the Tri State Area.
In 2010, after founding and developing Fit Learning in Reno, Nevada, Drs. Kimberly and Nick Berens moved east to establish Fit Learning Tristate. We have been producing transformative outcomes with learners in the Tristate region for more than 10 years. We have physical locations in Locust Valley and Manhattan, and we offer virtual learning options throughout Long Island, the greater New York region and Connecticut.
Now offering virtual learning solutions.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we have created online learning solutions for learners in the New York, Long Island and Connecticut areas. We invite you to learn more by contacting us today.
"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 Tri State Tutoring 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.
Founder – Dr. Kim Berens
Kimberly Nix Berens, Ph.D., is the Founding Director of Fit Learning and Regional Director of Fit Learning – TriState. She is the co-creator of a powerful system of instruction stemming from the behavioral, learning, and cognitive sciences. This unique approach has transformed the learning abilities of a wide range of children, including those who are struggling, average, gifted, or learning disabled. Her learning programs effectively target such essential areas as early learning skills, basic classroom readiness, phonemic awareness, reading fluency, comprehension, inferential language, basic and advanced mathematics, grammar, and expressive writing. From her early beginnings in a broom closet at the University of Nevada – Reno, she has helped grow Fit Learning to an organization with over 20 locations worldwide. She is highly recognized in her field and has been invited to speak regarding her expertise in science-based approaches to instruction at many regional, national, and international conferences. Following an appointment by Governor Jim Gibbons, Dr. Berens served on the Nevada State Board of Psychological Examiners where she assisted in establishing best practice guidelines for practitioners. Her system of instruction has consistently produced one year’s growth in 40 hours of training with thousands of children worldwide.
Founder – Dr. Nick Berens
Nicholas M. Berens, Ph.D. – Dr. Berens received his Ph.D. in behavior analysis from the University of Nevada under the supervision of Dr. Steven Hayes. He has served on several professional boards including the Standard Celeration Society, Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science’s education special interest group. Berens is an experienced applied researcher and has published and presented in the areas of core behavioral process related to language and development, the merits of the scientist practitioner model, Relational Frame Theory, Precision Teaching, and program evaluation. He has spent the last 10 years researching and developing the Fit Learning system of instruction. This system targets areas such as basic classroom readiness, core processing speed, phonemic awareness, reading fluency, reading comprehension, language-based comprehension, basic and advanced mathematics, grammar, expressive writing, logic, problem solving, and Executive Functioning. He and the Fit Learning team have implemented the system with over 1,000 children ages 3-18 years old. These children have presented with a variety of skill levels and diagnoses including children diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities including AD/HD, Dyslexia, Dygraphia, Dyscalcula, Auditory Processing Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, and struggling learners, as well as gifted students. The Fit Learning system has consistently been shown to produce one year’s growth in 8-weeks. His work in behavior science and precision teaching is challenging the norms and standards created in the education and tutoring center industry.
Director – Kaitlin LaBarbera, M.S.
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.