Your Perfect Score, Our Mission

Passionate About Your Success

At Horizons in Learning, we are dedicated to helping every student reach his or her academic goals. We inspire each individual to tap into their unique and full potential. When you get a perfect score, we get a perfect score, too. Comprised of three distinct divisions: Estelle Finkel, Center for Learning; SEE Camp; and The Gifted and Talented Institute, Horizons in Learning is a full service tutoring and college test prep center.


Established in 1982, Estelle Finkel is a comprehensive learning center providing uniquely tailored services to learners of all ability levels. In addition to our standardized test preparation, we offer personalized subject-area tutoring, a kindergarten literacy program, diagnostic and evaluative services, and college advisory services.

Founded in 1989, the institute provides gifted children in grades K-8 with an enriching experience beyond their typical school classroom. This Saturday morning program offers children a wide array of classes in areas such as mathematics, science, and the humanities, as well as other “niche” classes like chess and cartooning. Fall and winter semesters are available. Course offerings change each semester.

Since 1994, SEE Camp provides a well-rounded camp experience for above-average students in grades K-8. The camp features activities in science, art, theater, music, recreation, and swimming. SEE Camp adheres to a 10-to-1 student-to-staff ratio. We only employ instructors who are primarily educators and counselors during the school year. Two, two-week sessions are available each summer, with the option for before and after-care.


Management Team

Amanda Patrick, Educational Director 

Amanda oversees the creation, management and constant evolution and improvement of all our educational programs. She possesses a MA in instruction and curriculum development. Amanda brings over 25 years’ experience as an educator, math specialist, tutor, and human resources specialist to her role. Constantly researching, reflecting, and creating, she channels her passion for improving the educational process and serving the community everyday. Amanda has formerly acted as Program Director for The Gifted and Talented Institute.

Christopher Patrick, Executive Director

Christopher Patrick is responsible for the vision, strategy, administration, and general management of all Horizons in Learning business units. Dedicated to the education profession, Chris posesses a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He has been a history teacher at Pompton Lakes High School since 1997. Chris has also been honored as Teacher of the Year and also serves as Advisor to the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. In addition, he motivates and inspires kids outside of class through his role as Head Coach for the school’s cross-country team. In 1999, he became Executive Director of SEE Camp, and in 2004 he assumed the leadership role of The Gifted and Talented Institute. As an educator in all of these arenas, Chris prides himself on his ability to motivate his students to grow both as learners and individuals.