Meet Our Talented Tutors

At Sexton our tutors are what make the difference. All of our tutors come to us with previous teaching or tutoring experience and exceptional talent in their various content areas. We train them and provide them with any materials they need to provide the best service possible to our students. Not sure which tutor is best of you? Give us a call! Sarah knows each of our tutors very well and is an expert at matching students with the best tutor for them.

Andrew

Originally a native of Wellesley, Andrew now hails from Roslindale, Massachusetts. He graduated summa cum laude with high honors from Dartmouth College where he majored in English and Film Studies. Teaching is in his blood; his great grandmother founded the Kingsley Montessori School in Boston, which his grandparents then ran for over thirty years. Now, as an English teacher at The Roxbury Latin School and Teaching Fellow at the Penn Graduate School of Education, Andrew brings his diverse skillset to Sexton, where he focuses on SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and college essay preparation. A firm believer that your test score is largely what you put into it, Andrew encourages his students to consume practice questions rapaciously. Outside the classroom, Andrew enjoys playing racket sports and building crossword puzzles for The New York Times.

Bryan

Bryan earned his master’s of secondary mathematics education at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, as well as his bachelor’s of science in mathematics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He works as an adjunct math professor at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston. He has successfully worked with diverse age groups of students, from grade-school aged to college-aged. He takes a patient and positive approach to learning with his students, while cultivating a passionate and inquisitive mentality with regards to the subject matters. While Bryan specializes in mathematics tutoring, he has also worked with sciences and English. When he is not tutoring or teaching, Bryan enjoys running and watching the New England Patriots.

Caitlin

Caitlin, a native of Sharon, MA, recently graduated from Noble and Greenough School with high academic honors. A former student of Sexton Test Prep, she scored at 2380 on the SAT during her senior year, which qualified her for candidacy for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Though she is new to tutoring, her experience preparing for her own testing has taught her advanced skills and strategies. This fall, she will be attending Dartmouth College to study economics and music. In her free time, she enjoys classical singing and performing with various opera festivals in Italy.

Courtney

Courtney has provided students with SAT, ACT, ISEE, and SSAT test preparation for over 12 years, covering all sections of each test. She understands the necessity of hard work and focused preparation for these admissions exams to ensure that each student does his or her best; however, Courtney also firmly believes that the college application process should be filled with excitement and possibility rather than stress and anxiety. The test is simply one part of a much larger process. Courtney received a BA in Sociology from Bates College, and an MA in English from Simmons College. She began her teaching career as a high school level math/science instructor for a GED preparation program, and then taught English at an alternative school in Cambridge. She currently teaches writing courses at Bunker Hill Community College and absolutely loves her time in the classroom. Courtney’s test prep experience includes creating practice math and writing questions for an online platform as well as scoring statewide standardized tests through Pearson. Outside of work, Courtney spends time hiking with her chocolate lab, Charlie, reads often, and attempts to cook.

Danny

Danny earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tufts University, majoring in English. Since then, he has held a number of positions in Education, including spending four years as a classroom science teacher at a therapeutic school, instructing students with special needs in the areas of Biology, Physics and Environmental Science. Danny earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Boston College, where he received the Dean’s Award for academic excellence. At BC, he majored in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Secondary English instruction, and currently holds MA teaching licenses in Secondary English, Secondary Biology and Moderate Disabilities. Danny previously served as the High School Head Teacher at the Gifford School in Weston, where he oversaw all academic programming and supervised a team of teachers across all curriculum areas. He now teaches English at Wellesley High School. Outside the classroom, Danny enjoys playing basketball, cheering for all Boston sports teams and spending time with his wife and son.

 

Jeff

Jeff earned a dual Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2010, graduating summa cum laude. He then went on to complete his Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder in 2013, with a research focus in computational fluid dynamics. While at CU Boulder, he was engaged in tutoring undergraduate students in first and second-semester calculus. He also volunteered at the Denver Rescue Mission, a non-profit dedicated to helping and rehabilitating the needy in the Denver metro area. After graduation, he continued tutoring and has worked with students on a wide array of high school math subjects such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and physics. Jeff relocated to Natick, MA in 2015 for a position as a software quality engineer at MathWorks, where he’s currently employed. He enjoys tutoring high school students in mathematics and physics, and has expanded into the space of SAT and ACT math/science preparation. Jeff also enjoys playing volleyball, card games, chess, and reading mystery novels.

Laura

A New Hampshire native, Laura has lived in Boston since 2008, having moved there to attend Northeastern University, where she earned a B.A. in English and a minor in secondary education. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University in secondary English education, and a graduate certificate in special education from Simmons College. Laura has spent the past five years teaching middle school English and special education in Cambridge, Boston, and Waltham, and holds teaching licenses in middle school math, secondary English, and secondary Special Education. In addition to her teaching experience, Laura has tutored students for the past two years in a variety of subjects including middle and high school English and essay composition, biology, middle and high school math, and English as a second language. Laura believes that all students are capable of achieving success, and works with each student by meeting them at their current level and helping them to identify and make progress towards their goals. When she’s not teaching or tutoring, Laura enjoys singing in a Boston-area women’s choir and teaching herself to code.

Merry

Merry graduated from Boston College in December 2017 with a Master’s degree in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology and a certificate in Positive Youth Development. At Boston College, she volunteered as a research assistant for the Youth Mentoring and Purpose lab, which aimed to better understand the power of mentors and purpose in the lives of youth around the city. Merry has been with Sexton since October 2016; however, before coming to Sexton, she volunteered and worked for four and a half years at an SAT and college preparatory non-profit program that provided help and guidance to low-income high school students in the Boston area. Through this program, she tutored both sections of the SAT, and helped students with their personal statements. She also served as the site director for two of the high school’s semester-long programs. During the summer, Merry is the Assistant Director of a summer camp in New Hampshire, where she enjoys teaching sailing, and tennis, as well as mentoring the campers and counselors. Merry has a firm belief that students are worth more than their test scores, which is why she has enjoyed helping so many students stress less about their test-taking abilities over the years.

Sam

Sam is a Newton native with over half a decade of professional SAT and ACT prep under his belt. After earning an English BA from Yale University he would occasionally tutor Queens, NY high school students after hours while working in the marketing department of a national big box retail chain. He then accepted a Site Director position at a Long Island tutoring company, where in the course of four years he supervised the tutoring of over a thousand students (many of whom he worked with one-on-one) and managed more than one hundred teachers and staff assistants. He left Long Island in late 2012 to take a nine month, twenty-three country trip around the world. Since his return, he’s been teaching private sessions full time in the Boston area. When he doesn’t have his nose buried in an SAT or ACT, Sam can be found reading, writing, watching his favorite TV shows, using his outside voice inside, and dreaming of a future as a film director.
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