Programs & Services

College Advisement & Tutoring

Take it to the next step and beyond

Are you ready for the next step in your education? We provide free college advisement and tutoring, as well as support adjusting to college life, enabling you to get to graduation, college, and beyond. Our goal is to inform you about all of the opportunities available to you, no matter what grade you’re in or what academic background you have! The first step to joining any of our College Advisement & Tutoring programs is to become a Door member.

Talent Search - Talent Search is a comprehensive program that provides one-on-one support to help you prepare for a future at a college, vocational training program, or non-traditional secondary education program. Because you work with an individual college counselor, we can make a plan based on any background and help you follow through to success. 

Joining Talent Search can help you complete high school or get your HSE; re-enroll in high school if you have dropped out; figure out your graduation plans; determine which school is right for you by arranging trips to colleges or visits from representatives; prepare you for SATs, ACTs, Regents, and other standardized exams; find scholarships and get financial aid; prepare for life in college, including success tips for when you arrive; and more. We can also connect you to other programs at The Door to fulfill your non-academic needs, like health care, counseling, legal support and more.

To learn more about Talent Search, contact Diana Fonseca by phone at 212-941-9090, ext. 3432 or by email at


Bridge to College – Adjusting to life at college can be difficult for anyone, but we know it can be especially hard on people who have earned their HSE and need to adjust to a classroom environment again. If you’re worried about adjusting to college life and succeeding there, this is the right program for you.

This is an intensive two-year program that will get you ready to succeed, and then stays with you for support during your first year of college or vocational school. Our staff will give you targeted classes that will help you bypass remedial courses and immediately dive into your career with credits you need to earn your degree. We’ll stay connected with you through individual and group support services, help you develop relationships with college staff and resources, and make sure you stay on the path to success. You must either be in an HSE program (at The Door or elsewhere) or have earned your HSE to join Bridge to College.

To learn more about Bridge to College, contact Carl Slater by phone at 212-941-9090, ext. 3322, or by email at


Tutoring and Kaplan SAT Prep – We have several tutoring options, from drop-in help and preparing for Regents to FREE Kaplan SAT classes! Through our Kaplan partnership with New York Cares, you’ll meet for 2 hours one day a week, from October to May. At the end of the program, you’ll be ready to take the May SAT exam.

Most weekday afternoons, you can drop by the Talent Search office to meet a tutor for help get ready for a Regents test, the SAT or ACT, or just with homework.

Juniors can also enroll in the Kaplan SAT class. To do so, please print and fill out the application and bring it with you to The Door. Enrollment for this class is currently closed. Please check back in September for details on joining the 2015-2016 SAT class. Finally, we offer a Sophomore Skills math and English enrichment program that runs once a week from March to June. This class is also currently closed. Please check back in January 2016 for details about Sophomore Skills.

To learn more about tutoring programs, contact Diana Fonseca by phone at 212-941-9090, ext. 3432, or by email at


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