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Handle Associates is a private, independently owned learning center that provides customized tutorials to meet each child’s learning needs. At Handle Associates, our students’ success is our highest priority!

We offer: 

  • Customized learning programs (Math, Reading, Writing, Test Prep, Study Skills)
  • Academic remediation
  • Academic enrichment
  • Support for parent-school conferences
  • Referrals for academic programs

We are: 

  • Highly experienced and professional educators
  • Student advocates
  • A center for students of ALL abilities 
  • Independently owned and franchise free
  • Your key to achieve! 

Read more about the programs and services that we offer!


"Thank you for your help, I know it made a big difference in both his test scores and his confidence in taking these types of tests."

MS, Guilford, mother of former Test Prep student who was admitted into his first choice college.

"The road to prep school begins at Handle Associates."

T.H. Branford, mother of 8th. grade Hopkins student & 6th. grade Foote student

"Thanks for all your help! (My daughter) would never have known what she was capable of if she wasn't there"

(Guilford mother of Choate student)

"I recently switched from being pre-med and am hoping to enter a PhD program next year. . . thank you for all the test prep you've helped me with. I just took the GRE today and my preliminary scores on both verbal and qualitative are both 170/170. The skills I learned from you definitely helped!"

LX-Guiford-former student & recent MIT graduate

"My daughter attended your (Test Prep) sessions, and I wanted to let you know that she was accepted and is going in September to Taft so thank you for your help."

DC- Branford

"Thank you so much for tutoring Dave on SAT preparation during the summer. We can see that he has made great progress. We appreciate your time and effort. "

RC & WW, East Lyme

"I couldn't thank you enough for preparing me as well as you did for the SSAT's. I truly felt 100% prepared for bot tests, and I could not have received a better prep course elsewhere. My scores are a result of the knowledge I have gained during the time at Handle Associates."

V di N 8th. grade student-Wallingford

"Thank you so very much Laura! He found your essay meeting quite helpful . . . You have been such a great help to Tyler!"

PM, mother of BHS senior

" Beyond the pursuit of a better SAT score, the time with you is helping to open his mind to the possibilities of learning, which is life-long. Thanks again."

CP-father of EHHS senior in Test Prep.

"You were absolutely AMAZING to us and our students this year! Thank you again for all that you did to prepare them for the SSAT and beyond"

President of St. Martin De Porres Academy