About IvyWise

The IvyWise Team


IvyWise Master Tutor

B.A., Adelphi University Honors College
M.A., New York University

Merry specializes in preparation for the SAT, ACT, and college essay writing.

Merry’s tenure in the standardized testing and college admissions field has spanned over 12 years and across much of the US. She has taught and tutored over 600 students and has trained and worked alongside industry leaders and insiders since 2007.

For over 5 years, she managed multi-million-dollar tutoring businesses for a well-known international test preparation company and has more recently returned her focus to specialize in private tutoring for the SAT and ACT as well as college admissions counseling.

Merry’s students regularly see above industry-average score improvements, including numerous improvements of over 300 points on the SAT and over 5 composite points on the ACT. Merry is especially proud to say one of her students earned a perfect score on the SAT!

She loves helping students realize that each section of these exams is manageable and, dare she say, “fun,” once they know how to beat it.

As a mother of three young children (adorable twin boys and their baby sister), and as a long-time confidant of her teenage students and their parents, she understands the delicate balance of the parent/child relationship—especially during the teenage years. Merry quickly becomes a member of your child’s team and works closely with your family to ensure thoughtful, appropriate goals are set and ultimately achieved.

With the personal brand, style, and results that Merry delivers, you will easily see why she is loved by her students and their parents alike.

When she’s not tutoring or entertaining her children, Merry can be found mentoring and supporting new moms of multiples and organizing bi-annual gift drives for moms caring for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at her local hospitals.