A Different Take on Taking Tests

Small Group, holistic Test Prep and College Consulting

Located in the Flat Iron District of Manhattan, Mike Wagner and his experienced staff create test prep classes that are inviting and fun, much unlike the big box test prep competitors.


Founder and lead instructor Mike Wagner left his high school teaching job to start an education company designed around holistic education and real, meaningful connections with his students. He teaches classes or is consulting with students every day and prides himself on creating an open and inviting atmosphere.

Epic Mentoring’s Test Prep classes are nothing like the the big name competitors which prioritize profit over pupil. Mike and his staff go the extra mile to make sure each student is learning and each parent is looped into the process. Experienced, caring tutors, a fun atmosphere, and unparalleled customer service is what each student and parent receive at Epic.

But don’t just take our word for it, hear firsthand what former students think.



(718) 440-4671



246 5th Avenue
New York, NY 11217



M-Th 3pm-7pm


By Appointment



A lot of the things I learned in this class actually helped me for school, not just the SAT.
— Jason Lee, Class of 2019
I felt very comfortable in the environment...It’s not very often that you go some where and you want to learn.
— Eric Rodriguez, Class of 2019
I would definitely recommend it. It’s actually a lot of fun... I started to look forward to it and I made some friends because of it.
— Madeline Paterna, Class of 2019
Fall-Winter SAT Prep- Flat Iron, NY
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SAT Class Schedule

Mondays (1X a week) in preparation for the May 4th SAT

  • Two Times available: 3:15-6:15 pm or 5-8 pm

  • Classes each Monday beginning 1/7 and ending 4/29

  • Full diagnostic exam on 1/21 (MLK Jr. Day)

  • No Class during February Break (2/18)

Tuesdays & Thursdays (2X a week) in preparation for the March 9th SAT

  • Classes begin after school at 3:15pm-6:15pm

  • Classes each Tuesday and Thursday beginning 1/8 and ending 3/5

  • No Class during February Break (2/19 + 2/21)

Tuesdays & Thursdays (2X a week) in preparation for the May 4th SAT

  • Classes begin after school at 3:15pm-6:15pm

  • Classes each Tuesday and Thursday beginning 3/7 and ending 5/2

  • No Class during Spring Recess (4/23 + 4/25)

ACT Prep

by appointment


FREE SAT or ACT Diagnostic

Proctored like a real SAT. Great experience for the real thing.

All practice exams are given in the Manhattan Office (246 5th Avenue) from 10am-1pm

Sign up below for a free practice test, complete with a custom score report and analysis for each student

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1 on 1 SAT/ACT Test Prep and College Consulting

 1 on 1 Test Prep and College Consulting with Mike Wagner is available by appointment in Brooklyn or Manhattan. The rate is $150 per hour with 10, 20, and 30 hour discounted bundles available to purchase below. For more details call, email or text Mike Wagner.

 Frequently Asked Questions

What makes an Epic class better than Kaplan, Princeton Review or 1-on-1 tutoring?

Our classes are smaller than most competitors allowing for more individualized attention, and at less than $40 an hour our classes are cheaper than hiring a tutor. Plus, students find that learning alongside peers makes the experience more fun and less stressful. And you are guaranteed professional instructors with real teaching experience and a passion for education.

How many points will my child’s score go up?

Although many other companies exaggerate scores and make the highest possible claims, the truth is that this is a problematic metric. There are many factors that go into a student’s SAT score. After the course, all students scores go up. However, by how much depends a lot on the quality of their effort outside of the class, where they started prior to the class, their mentality on test day, and even the conditions of the test center. We don’t pretend to have a magic number, but instead encourage students to put forth their best effort in and out of the classroom through making meaningful connections.

Are there payment plans available?

Yes, parents can opt to pay in full or in three installments. To choose this option please call 718-440-4671.

Are all classes lead by Mike Wagner?

Yes, he is the lead instructor for the holistic, writing and English lessons. Math tutors are selected based on scheduling.

Do you offer 1-on-1 instruction or college consulting?

Yes, if you would like to schedule a 1-on-1 session call or text 718-440-4671 or email info@epic-mentoring.com. The rate is $150 an hour and discounts are given for prepaid bookings over 10 hours.

Where is the class located?

All classes are offered in a large, bright conference room at The Yard, a coworking space in the Flat Iron District. There is a reception area, restrooms, and water, coffee and tea, provided in the space.

Are there makeup classes?

Although there are no formal make-up classes. Mike Wagner and his team do their best to keep each student up to date on material and able to move forward.

Should my child take the SAT or the ACT?

The tests have grown much more similar since the 2016 redesign of the SAT. The math, grammar and reading skills students practice are all transferable from one test to the other but we recommend sticking with one format just because it creates a comfort level with the structure. One is not better or worse, it is kind of like Pepsi and Coke. The SAT has more free practice available online and is the more common test in New York State, hence why we favor it. However, we prep students for either via 1-1 sessions.


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