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.
Amanda is a magna cum laude graduate of Northeastern University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history. She has been a long time tutor to middle school and high school students and five years ago began teaching full time. Today, Amanda teaches middle school in Waltham, giving back and building relationships in the community she has always called home. Her academic passions and specialties include history and the sciences, specifically American history and anatomy and physiology. Her overall method to SAT Prep is a well-rounded, strategic approach, allowing the highest level of success. Personally, Amanda finds a love in hockey, baseball, and lacrosse, which she spent many years playing. When she’s not working in the classroom, Amanda enjoys reading, exploring, and spending time with her family.
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 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, 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 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.
A native of Austin, Texas, Kate came to New England to attend Philips Exeter Academy, and completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at MIT in Environmental Engineering. While at MIT, she played on the varsity volleyball team and spent time working and studying abroad in France and Spain. She is currently taking courses at Harvard Extension School and hopes to attend medical school beginning in the fall of 2018. Kate began tutoring students in physics in high school and continued at MIT. During her master’s, she served as a teaching assistant for introductory computer science. For the last several years, she has tutored students of all ages in a range of subjects including standardized test preparation, French language, and the full spectrum of mathematics and sciences. Kate loves working with students to build a foundation of understanding from the ground up, and provides a supportive and enthusiastic environment for learning. She believes that with the right approach and motivation, all students are capable of success. In her spare time, Kate loves playing volleyball, hiking with her dog, and hunting around Boston for quality Mexican food (so far, this has meant heading to Logan and flying home).
Born and raised outside of New York City, Leah has been working in education in various capacities starting in ninth grade. With her passion for learning and helping young people, Leah received her Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN with a dual major in mathematics and secondary education. While at Vanderbilt, Leah tutored and provided homework help for students in the Children’s Hospital, private families and an afterschool program. After teaching high school math in Clarksville, TN for two years, Leah returned to the northeast to pursue a Master’s degree in Prevention Science and Practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Most recently, Leah has completed her Certificate of Advanced Study from Harvard and received her license to be a School Counselor. Within the training for becoming a school counselor, Leah has become skilled with the college application process and greatly enjoys helping juniors and seniors through college counseling. Despite leaving the classroom, Leah still has a deep passion for teaching and enjoys tutoring the ACT and loves to see students really grasp the concepts. In her spare time, Leah is training for a half marathon, loves to cook, watch Friends re-runs and roots for all the New York sports teams.
Merry graduated from Boston University in December 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in education. While at BU, she quickly became involved with an SAT and college preparatory program that provided help and guidance to low-income high school students in the Boston area. She tutored both sections of the SAT, and helped students with their personal statements for three years before serving as one of the site’s program directors for a semester. When not tutoring, Merry spent her time volunteering with her community service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. As a sophomore, she also joined two research teams—Strong Families, Strong Forces, and the Bullying Prevention and Social Adjustment lab—which helped shape her current goals. After college, Merry spent three months in Switzerland volunteering as a dormitory counselor and tutor for a program for seventh and eighth grade students. Merry is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College. She continues to work with students, and believes students are worth more than their test scores, which is why she has enjoyed helping so many stress less about their test-taking abilities over the years.
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Nick received a BS in molecular and cell biology from Kent State University. He relocated to Massachusetts for graduate school in 2013, where he is pursuing his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston College. His research focuses on the sex differences in the development of the social brain, but he is fascinated by all aspects science, especially biology, chemistry, and physics. He first began tutoring in high school and continued as an undergraduate, tutoring in organic chemistry. Now at Boston College, Nick serves as a teaching assistant for psychology and neuroscience, and has provided guest lectures on a range of topics, including the ever-important effects of caffeine on learning and memory. Nick believes all students are capable of understanding and enjoying science education, and is committed to teaching in a clear and enthusiastic manner. When not focused on science, Nick enjoys baking artisan bread, hiking, and playing guitar.
Quincy got her taste for tutoring while at her alma mater, Smith College, where she worked with her peers on the principles of essay writing. Seeking adventure, she moved to teach first in South Korea and then in Taiwan, adding to her repertoire along the way. After three years of travel, she is now an experienced SAT and ACT Verbal instructor who has furthermore tutored PSAT, ISEE, TOEFL, college essay writing, literary analysis, and public speaking. Once she returned to Connecticut, she tutored Mandarin in addition to test prep. She is currently a student librarian getting her MLIS at Simmons College. When not working with her students to create a solid foundation of writing and study skills, Quincy can be found running around parks and talking her tomato plants into shooting up a few more inches.
Tiffany, a Boston native, grew up in Peabody, MA, where she finished in the top ten of her high school graduating class. She continued on to earn a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Communications and a Master’s in Psychological Counseling, both from Boston College. She currently works as an academic advisor at the college level and tutors for the ACT in her free time. She started out tutoring primarily 6th through 9th graders but has grown to love test prep. She has a gift for working with students on test strategy, study skills, and time management. She has work experience in academic advising, career services, disability/accessibility services, and she is licensed as a school guidance counselor. Tiffany was proud to be a first-generation college student and, as a result, is passionate about educational access for all students. In her spare time, Tiffany loves to spend time with family, relax by the water, and color mandalas as a meditative practice. She believes a strong balance of work and play makes for the most well-rounded students.