Ally Benko

New York, NY

9 Years Tutoring

Creativity, Intelligence, and Patience


Allison's energetic approach to learning will ensure that your child has the tools, the knowledge, and the confidence required to succeed. She has extensive experience as a one-on-one tutor, having begun her own private tutoring business in 2009. This practice was originally centered around Spanish language tutoring for middle and high school students, and has since expanded to nearly every academic subject, including college test preparation. Allison works extensively as a New York theatre director, where her notable achievements include assistant directing Lincoln Center Theater's production of Oslo, which won the 2017 Tony for Best Play. This background gives Allison a unique insight into the creative-based approaches necessary for strengthening one's critical thinking skills, Favorite academic subjects to tutor include history, writing, literature, Spanish K - 12, and mathematics K -- 8. Favorite tests to tutor include all sections of the ACT, the SAT Subject Tests, the SSAT, and all levels of the ISEE. When she isn't tutoring, she enjoys walking in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Indian food, and writing plays. Allison cares deeply about accessibility towards education. Should the above rate pose an obstacle, please reach out regardless, as it may be possible to arrange alternative pricing. Let's make sure your child has everything they need to succeed!



ACT Composite,

ACT English,

ACT Math,

ACT Reading,

ACT Science,

ACT Writing,

AP English Language And Composition,

AP English Literature And Composition,

AP United States History,

General AP,

General Test Prep,


SAT Reading,

SAT Subject Test Math 1,

SAT Subject Test Math 2,

SAT Subject Test Spanish,

SAT Subject Test US History,

SAT Verbal,

SAT Writing,


SSAT Quantitative,




Tufts University

Bachelor of Arts

Languages Spoken

French (beginner),

Japanese (beginner),

Spanish (advanced)

Tutoring Age Groups

Adult 26-64,

Career Development,

Children 4-9,

College Level,

High School,


Middle School,

Preteen 10-12,

Senior 65+,

Teen 13-19,

Young Adult 20-25

Special Needs Skills



Favorite Podcast

Revisionist History

Dream Vacation

Backpacking around Japan learning about traditional crafts and ancient performance forms.

Favorite Poet