About Marquis Tutoring
The results of your 1-on-1 tutoring should go further than this semester’s test scores.
Marquis Tutoring is an academic coaching service that focuses on creating long-term benefits just as much as short-term results. Throughout my career, I’ve learned that lasting academic success is all about creating sustainable study systems and habits that can be applied to any level of education. However, that looks different for every student. From the first session, I take note of your child’s challenges and strengths to create an enrichment tutoring structure tailored to their success. I’ve worked with students of all backgrounds and learning styles, so whether your child needs an evolving study plan for their diagnosed learning challenge, or needs support excelling in their AP class, I've got their back.
Many parents ask me about “the secret” to ensure students excel in competitive environments. My answer? Building better thinkers. However, this isn’t a “quick fix.” It’s a process of slowly developing your child’s academic stamina to ensure their independence post-graduation. After all, my end goal is not to be needed.
If your kids are burnt out from doing all the work without seeing any results, it’s time to redesign the tools. Don’t wait for your children to shut down from overwhelm. Get in touch today for a consultation to discuss your child’s needs.
Meet Your Academic Coach: Mya Marquis
I’ve always been a science nerd passionate about making learning efficient—with a dash of fun.
Eventually, I figured out that enrichment tutoring was the best way to channel my superpower. As a recent biochemistry graduate with a focus on science education, I quickly landed an adjunct chemistry professor position in New York City to pursue my passion. Over the following years, my time was split between teaching chemistry in college and high school classrooms, and tutoring students 1-on-1 in NYC from “what is an atom” through pre-med organic chemistry. From there, Marquis Tutoring was born.
When families I worked with increasingly requested academic coaching in other subjects, I naturally branched out to support them in every way I could. This opened the door for me me to work with students long-term, becoming instrumental in their overall science mindedness and college readiness. Together, we established foundational systems that were easily transferrable to other subjects and academic levels, giving them the grades, habits, and confidence to pursue their dreams.
Since 2010, I have been empowering everyone, from overwhelmed kids with organizational difficulties, to high performers taking AP courses, with a holistic approach. That means encouraging them to engage with their educators, peers, and classes in new ways. I believe resilient students result from much more than good grades—they come from a social, creative, and problem-solving mindset that can be carried into any phase of their education (and even life!).
With Marquis Tutoring, my mission is to empower students with the tools, skills, and mindset needed for long-term success in their journey. My 1-on-1 tutoring sessions, online and in NYC, aim to empower students to tackle any challenge by tapping into their brand of academic flow.
Every one of my successful 1-on-1 tutoring relationships, whether it be in NYC or online, starts with honesty. Just as I am straightforward about what you can expect from my sessions, I hope to get a clear understanding of your kids’ needs and the level of support necessary. You can always count on comprehensive feedback regarding your child’s progress.
Marquis Enrichment Tutoring is designed to create autonomous and self-assured students who will eventually not need my support. Our sessions include mindfulness training that will give them the tools to stay calm, cool, and collected, even during exam season. Over time, your children will develop a solid foundation and only seek my support for those really challenging moments (or not at all!).
I take an ethical approach to academic coaching, meaning I don't do my students' essays, lab reports, or assignments for them. Not only can this send the wrong message to your kids, but it’s detrimental to their long-term success. Trust me, your children are fully capable of excelling in their math and science courses—all they need are the tools and systems to harness their unique strengths.
When it comes to enrichment tutoring in NYC, a little fun can go a long way! Private schools are serious enough as it is, so I like to engage my students with a laugh here and there to keep them going, even when the going gets rough. Lightening the mood also helps them feel their tutoring sessions are not just “more school” and has proven to keep kids engaged.
Why Marquis Tutoring?
Unlike large tutoring agencies with high turnover rates, working with Mya means that both you and your child build a lasting relationship with your academic coach, making the transition to high school and higher education smooth and enjoyable.
In-person or virtual sessions
Whether you frequently travel or have unpredictable schedules, I’m always happy to accommodate online classes via Zoom to ensure that your kids stay on track with their coursework no matter where you are.
You’ve invested plenty of time, energy, and— let’s face it—emotions in your kid’s education. With a decades-long track record of confident students and happy parents, Marquis Tutoring is designed to ensure that your investment pays off.
Building better thinkers
Instead of mastering test-specific “hacks” and tips, your children will develop critical problem-solving and multi-tasking skills that will support them throughout their academic and professional lives.
How often should I meet with my chemistry tutor?It's normal to sometimes feel a little panicky and think that more help is better, but over-tutoring usually creates dependencies. A consistent once weekly time slot for the school year really does give the best results unless you’re a late term high school student with averages below 80%, or a college student taking a summer course.
What is a “late-term” high school student?Late term students are those looking for a chemistry tutor after Nov. 15th. If your grade is shaky at this point, you missed some fundamentals that need to be re-taught. While this usually means meeting twice a week for awhile to go backwards and forwards at the same time, its just until grades stabilize into a realistic goal range and is not a long term strategy.
Should I work with a tutor in person or online?If you're taking chemistry, you're a high school or college student with a busy schedule. Online sessions mean we can meet anywhere anytime on a schedule that's best for you.
What areas do you offer in-person chemistry tutoring?When possible, I offer in-person chemistry tutoring in the NYC area specifically Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Some of my favorite neighborhoods are Tribeca, Battery Park City, Financial District, Park Slope, and Prospect Heights.
How should I prepare for my first chemistry tutoring session?Get yourself ready to be a blabbermouth. The more you talk about how you’re thinking about things (even if you feel like it’s crazy!), the quicker it is to meet you where you are and start moving forward. It’s also helpful for us to look at your most recent handwritten assessment to see where things might be going wrong.
How long are chemistry tutoring sessions?One hour unless additional time is pre-arranged.
How often should I meet with my physics tutor?Its normal to sometimes feel a little panicky and think that more help is better, but over-tutoring can create dependencies. Meeting with a physics tutor once weekly at the same time throughout the school year gives the best results unless you’re a late term student or a freshman that may initially need a little executive functioning coaching to help get the hang of high school.
What is a late-term student?Late term students are those looking for a physics tutor after Nov. 15th. If your grade is shaky at this point, you probably missed some fundamentals that need to be re-taught. This usually means temporarily meeting twice a week to go backwards and forwards at the same time until your grades stabilize into your goal range. In rare cases, seniors whose college acceptances are at risk may need to meet twice weekly until they’ve completed the course.
Should I work with a physics tutor in person or online?Part of high school is developing the independence needed to succeed in college. Virtual sessions provide the opportunity for older students to get organized and get working on their own with coaching still in place.
Where do you offer in-person tutoring?When possible, in-home physics tutoring sessions are available in the NYC area specifically Manhattan, and Brooklyn. The Financial District, Battery Park City, Tribeca, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens are some of my favorites!
How should I prepare for my first physics tutoring session?Get yourself ready to be a blabbermouth. The more you talk about how you’re thinking about things (even if you feel like it’s crazy!), the quicker it is to meet you where you are and start moving forward. It’s also helpful for us to look at your most recent handwritten assessment to see where things might be going wrong and make sure that you don’t need to be seen in person.
How long are sessions with my physics tutor?One hour unless additional time is pre-arranged.
How often should I meet with my math tutor?It's normal to sometimes feel a little panicky and think that more help is better. However, my motto is always that less in more when it comes to support, and consistency is key. Meeting with a math tutor once weekly at the same time throughout the school year gives the best results unless you’re a late term student, or a younger student that needs additional executive functioning coaching to help get on top of organizational and/or note taking skills.
What is a late-term student?Late term students are those looking for a math tutor after Nov. 15th. If grades are shaky at this point, some fundamentals may be missing that aren’t going to go away and need to be re-taught. This usually means meeting twice a week for a while to go backwards and forwards at the same time until grades stabilize into your goal range.
Should I work with a math tutor in person or online?Barring any major extenuating circumstances, virtual sessions are best for high school students. 7th and 8th grade students are on a case by case basis.
What areas do you offer in-person tutoring?Currently, we offer in-person math and science tutoring in the NYC area specifically Manhattan, and Brooklyn. The Financial District and Tribeca are a couple of our favorites!
How long are sessions with my math tutor?Sessions are usually one hour. That said some middle schoolers with a lot of play energy can get wiggly or start to glaze over after awhile. In these cases, keeping it short and sweet is more productive and sessions are cut to 45 minutes.