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About Us

Since 2006, we have offered tutoring to thousands of students across the US and internationally.

We pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive and effective educational, application counseling, and career development services.

Access Test Prep & Tutoring is a one-on-one, in-person and virtual tutoring service based in Atlanta, Georgia. From grade-school to job landing, we are a team of extraordinary, multi-talented tutors offering in-person and remote individualized prep to students around the world across more than two dozen standardized tests, over 40 academic subjects and foreign languages, boarding, college and graduate school application counseling, and career guidance.

Each of our select group of tutors must pass a rigorous hiring, vetting and training process, including achieving the 99th percentile and subject matter expertise on any test, academic or counseling area he or she tutors. Background checks are required for all tutors. We are engineers, lawyers, teachers, scholars, writers, and musicians. As the educational and technological landscape shifts, we constantly devise new ways to collaborate with our students and the greater community with an eye toward achieving academic and professional excellence.

Passionate Teachers

Charles Mendels

Our co-founder, Charles Mendels, clerked for the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg, a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, and was a litigator in Washington, D.C. During his legal career, however, he longed for his days at Columbia University Law School, where he was a beloved TA (teaching assistant) in Civil Procedure and Property law. His law students actually wrote letters to law school professors praising his exceptional teaching skills. Given his love of teaching, Charles left law to teach grades 7-12 at a private school. In 2002, he began privately tutoring the SAT and ACT. In 2006, he co-founded Access Test Prep & Tutoring.

His areas of tutoring include the SAT, PSAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE. Charles has scored in the 99th percentile on every test he tutors. He has helped thousands of students achieve their academic goals, changing the trajectory of the lives of many.

Co-Founder and Chief Articulation Officer, Elaine Rosenblum is a multi-hyphenate visionary and entrepreneur at heart. After a decade as a NYC marketing executive creatively solving business problems for Fortune 500 clients, she went to law school and became deeply interested in mediation, conflict resolution, collaborative negotiation, and communication in the Knowledge Economy. Foreseeing the impact of technology on communication skills, Elaine taught collaborative negotiation at NYU and Baruch College and in the Leadership in Law Program at Columbia University. She has guest lectured at Emory University School of Law and Georgia Tech. To date, she has taught thousands of students and professionals the rewards and art form of collaborative articulation, writing, and interviewing. Elaine is frequently quoted as a communications expert on

Co-founding Access Test Prep in 2006 coincided with the release of smart phones. Elaine saw first-hand that students and professionals, GenText®, as she has dubbed them, began to struggle with written, verbal and behavioral communication skills. From developing college lists to brainstorming and writing application essays to helping draft cover letters and prepare for interviews, Elaine uses her marketing, communications, and legal expertise to help students apply to boarding schools, college, graduate school, internships and jobs. Her clients land seats in the classroom and at the table, from the Ivy League to the White House. In 2018, Elaine published her first book, “A Word and A $hake: Interview Storytelling Skills for GenText®” Her second book “From Shake to $hake: Interview Storytelling Blogs for GenTextTM ” was published in 2021.