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About Us

We maintain a low pressure atmosphere allowing the students to progress at their own pace.  As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.  We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.


Mr. Duran has tutored students from elementary, through college and adults. He employs the “Socratic Teaching Method” guiding the student through a series of well thought out questions to the correct answer, utilizing visual, auditory and kinesthetic aids.  He first taught second grade religion while still in high school.  Later in college he tutored chemistry students at the request of the chemistry department dean.  After college Mr. Duran entered the workforce as a production foreman.  During this period, he was called upon to write the plant operating manuals. Later, as a production manager, he became the site management trainer and ultimately the corporate management trainer.  He left his 35 year career in the chemical industry to focus his talents on teaching SAT math, science and Microsoft Office applications.

Josh Barback is the director of Bright Idea Test Prep, a tutoring company based in Buffalo, NY. Josh specializes in helping high school students prepare for the SAT and ACT. His credentials include a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard, a score of 2390 on the October 2007 SAT, and over ten years of experience as a test-prep professional. A number of Josh's students have gone on to receive letters of admission from elite colleges such as Yale, Cornell, and Georgetown.

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