Aino in the News

Bedford-Katonah Patch. Article about Aino Education.

How Do You Know Your Child Needs a Tutor?

How to recognize the signs and where to go for help.

October 1, 2010  |  Excerpt from

Aino Education opened in Mt.Kisco in August.  What sets it apart, according to its founder Colin Greene, are its proprietary curricula.

"We have a new approach that is tailored to each particular student," he says. "We engage the students by customizing the lesson around something that interests them, for example.  And for students who need extra stimulation, we find ways to challenge them."  The tutoring can also be focused around test preparation or specific subject areas.  This kind of coaching can cost in the range of $100 to $200 per hour, according to Greene.

"We are not just competing with the kid down the block," he added.  "The challenge is to build core skills to compete globally and prepare for future careers."

Steve Marcisz, the guidance coordinator at Fox Lane High School echoes that sentiment. "Students are competing nationally for an exam like the SAT," he says. "Without some type of test preparation, kids are not on a level playing field." He says that as many as 50 percent of students use prep courses or private tutors to prepare for big exams.

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