We have used Next Level Up since our daughter was in 9th grade, she is now in 11th grade, and we have been very happy with the service. Todd is very kind, respectful, professional and organized. He met with us to get to know our family, our daughter's learning style and her educational background. I appreciated his holistic approach, making sure it wasn't just about finding a tutor for math support but also about finding ways to ensure our daughter had a successful year all around. He matched our daughter with Melissa, and she has been wonderful - friendly, helpful, down-to-earth, reliable and caring. She and our daughter work very well together, and they have productive sessions. I also want to add that over the last year we have had to make a couple of significant changes, and both Todd and Melissa were understanding, flexible and supportive of our needs. I highly recommend Next Level Up! Jennifer L. - Newton, MA (Sept., 2017)
We have used Next Level Up for 2 years for our daughter, who is graduating 8th grade. The academic coaches have been very friendly, professional, organized, and effective. They have played a significant and positive role in our daughter’s academic life. We strongly recommend Next Level Up, and expect to continue to use their academic coaches as our daughter enters high school. Amalia T. - Newton, MA (June, 2016) Still a loyal client.
Liz has been working with our sixteen year old daughter primarily in math. Math has always been an area of struggle, taking a toll on her confidence over the years. Since working with Liz, we have seen an increase in her overall self-esteem and abilities, and for the first time she has received her best grades. Liz has a great approach. She is always very supportive but also challenges our daughter, allows her to struggle a bit, and never lets her give up. It is clear that Todd paid careful attention to all of us during our first meeting. He made a fantastic match with Liz and our daughter. Andrea Y. - Framingham, MA (May, 2016)
After having three tutors (solely focused on math) with no solid improvement in her abilities; it is so exciting to see Shelby move from a very unsure and struggling student in math to a student who now knows her times tables, is completing math homework correctly on her own, is raising her hand in math class (reported by her teacher), passing math tests consistently, and keeping her class binders neat and organized. This is after only two months of coaching!! Michael Dickinson is such a great fit for Shelby given his calm demeanor and ways he teaches "outside the box" reaching Shelby so she understands the process, not just rote memorization. Having her come up with her own ideas for organization (with Michael prompting), gives her ownership and makes he so proud! Cristy R. - North Grafton, MA (Feb., 2016)
I have 3 children. Education is very important to us, and I have provided my children with tutors for the past 10 years. I discovered "Next Level Up" over a year ago and I have to say it has been the best experience. I can't say enough about Todd, the owner, but what I like best is that education and providing children with support is clearly his passion. One of my daughters has a learning disability, and Todd set us up with a math tutor named Roman that is amazing. She is in 11th grade and got a 98 in Pre-calculus, and also helps her with SAT prep. My son is in 7th grade and at an academically demanding school. Todd himself is more than a tutor to him. He is an academic coach, working on things like organization and motivation. Todd has recently set us up with a Spanish tutor for my son, and if anybody can help him succeed it is her. You can contact Todd any time and he gets right back to you. If you are not happy with someone he immediately replaces them till he finds the right fit. In fact, I will probably be adding another person from Next Level Up to help my daughter fill out college apps. After 10 years of paying tutors, I can say that Todd's fee is extremely reasonable. To sum it up: it is one stop shopping and I will be sticking with Todd and his team at Next Level Up for the next 6 years, no need to look any further. Margaret E. - Wellesley, MA (Sep., 2015)
Next Level Up Tutoring has instilled a sense of responsibility, along with high academic expectations that I'm sure my son will carry through to high school and beyond. Marion W. - Concord, MA (December, 2009)
Working with Todd and Next Level Up has been a wonderful experience for our girls and for us. Todd's style is simple, straight forward and he does an excellent job calibrating his pace and approach to the needs of each child. He does this with empathy for what its like to be a student and with a terrific sense of humor. Todd has done an excellent job taking the time to figure out the strengths of each of our girls and then creating work to bolster their confidence in those areas, while building confidence in the areas that needed more attention. We would highly recommend Next Level Up for anyone looking to provide some additional support for their kids as they navigate new learning. Jonathan and Lisa S. - Sherborn, MA (March, 2012)
My son, Sam, has been working with Roman this school year on math and physics. Roman is a kind, patient and hard working tutor. He takes the time to explain things thoroughly to my son to make sure he completely understands the concepts. If Sam doesn't understand, then he is quick to come up with another approach. Sam has really enjoyed working with Roman and has found him to be very helpful. Wendy W. - Needham, MA (March, 2015)
We are so happy we found Next Level Up! Our son's writing has improved dramatically. He is so much more confident in what he has to say and how he wants to say it! Dan O. - Lexington, MA (June, 2011)
Todd Blechner is completely devoted to the total improvement of each child. He talks to them about their overall engagement with their studies and what they need to do to take ownership of their education. For a wonderful example, all of my son's grades went up on his last report card thanks to Todd's ability to get Paul to take his studies more seriously. He coaches them in a way that makes them believe that they can be successful. They learn that they just need to put in more effort, because even though it is hard, giving up is not a consideration. Now he works with my youngest daughter, something that I just can't do. I'm so grateful to have him! Andrea G. - Wellesley, MA (May 2010)
Todd is very patient, kind and caring. We feel fortunate to have found a great teacher in him, and we highly recommend him as a tutor. Anne P. - Needham, MA (May, 2010)
My daughter was having a difficult time with math and my husband and I were unable to make a difference in her understanding. Since she began meeting with a tutor, there has been a remarkable difference in her attitude and her ability in math. Homework is so much less of a hassle and her grades have been consistently improving. We were so happy with Todd Blechner and his services that we also hired a tutor to help my other daughter with reading. All in all, it has been a very positive experience and I would recommend Next Level Up to anyone looking for qualified and experienced tutors. Julie Z. – Medfield, MA (June 2010)
I’ve seen noticeable improvement in my daughter's knowledge and overall confidence. Todd is very patient and has taken time to really get to know her and her learning style. He tailors his lessons accordingly and makes sure that they both reinforce previously covered concepts, and challenges my daughter in new ways. We are very happy with the progress she has made and look forward to Todd’s ongoing support and encouragement. I would definitely recommend Todd and Next Level Up to anyone looking for qualified tutoring services. Judy G. – Needham, MA (March, 2012)
Todd has done a great job working with our daughter – she is always happy to see him and enjoys their time together. He makes their lessons fun and interesting and he always seems genuinely interested in what she has to say. One of the skills that has impressed me about Todd is how he crafts a perfect mix of challenge and encouragement – and it produces excellent results. As a parent, I appreciate both his happy demeanor and his professionalism. I highly recommend Todd and Next Level Up as your source for in-home tutoring. Amy W. – Needham, MA, mother of Hadley W. (June, 2010)Still a loyal client.
Todd is great at teaching kids. He explains things very clearly (so well that I almost never have any questions!) He gives you a challenge or a boost in learning and makes work seem fun. Here is an example: when I learned fractions properly, he said pizza pies instead of saying it in a not-very-interesting way such as fraction circles. If you’re looking for a tutor, you should totally consider Todd and his company. Hadley W. (age 8) – Needham, MA