Brendan Mernin

Brooklyn, NY

30 Years Tutoring

New York's Most Experienced Tutor


Brendan Mernin has been a leader in test prep and admissions since 1989. He has tutored, taught, and advised thousands of students and families worldwide; trained hundreds of teachers and tutors; and developed leading instructional content. He has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, New York Post, and Slate, and on WBNC-TV. He was formerly Director of R&D for LSAT and ACT for a large national test prep company. He is a Founding Tutor with Noodle Pros and Director of Outreach for Noodle Pros. Brendan Mernin moved from the Boston area to New York City to attend Columbia College. Recruited as a rower, he ended up playing for the USA's #1 ranked Ultimate Frisbee team and studying English Literature. After college, he was a schoolteacher in the Bronx, a hipster on the Lower East Side, a bicycle messenger in Paris, a graduate literature student at the University of Chicago, editor of a cycling magazine in New York, a freelance writer on politics and transportation, and a section hiker on the Appalachian Trail. He is now a husband and father in Brooklyn. He met his wife while he was a Writing Fellow at the Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, New York. Later, he earned an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing at the New School. Brendan is Co-Founder and Founding Director of Math4Science, Inc, a nonprofit dedicated to improving American math education by connecting high-quality, teacher-written math curriculum with accessible information about STEM and other careers. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Saint Joseph High School in Brooklyn. Find him on Twitter @brendanmernin.



AP English Language And Composition,

AP English Literature And Composition,

AP United States History,









SAT Subject Test Literature,

SAT Subject Test Math 1,

SAT Subject Test Math 2,

SAT Subject Test US History,

SAT Subject Test World History,





Columbia College

Bachelor of Arts,

English Literature

New School

Master of Fine Arts,

Fiction Writing

Languages Spoken

English (native),

French (beginner)

Type of Tutoring




Small Groups

Tutoring Age Groups

Adult 26-64,

Career Development,

Children 4-9,

College Level,

Graduate Level,

High School,


Middle School,

Preteen 10-12,

Senior 65+,

Teen 13-19,

Young Adult 20-25

Special Needs Skills


general learning disability,


Which colleges have your students chosen most in the past 10 years?

Wesleyan 21 Yale 17 Harvard 11 Penn 11 Cornell 9 Brown 8 Middlebury 7 Oberlin 7 Dartmouth 6 Georgetown 6 Bucknell 5 Colby 5 Williams 5 Amherst 4 Barnard 4 Bates 4 Bowdoin 4 Hamilton 4 Princeton 4 Stanford 4 Tufts 4 Tulane 4 WashU 4 Columbia 3 Duke 3 Johns Hopkins 3 Northwestern 3 USC 3 Vassar 3