Classes & Workshops

Upcoming class or workshop opportunities


Online Workshops

Your student can register for any number of workshops.
No prior tutoring is required. Each course can be taken on its own.

Optimizing College Essay Supplements
Wednesday, September 30, 7:00pm-7:45pm
Supplements – you have heard the word used many times before, but are you sure what they entail?. During this workshop, we dive into the world of supplements–from what to do if a college says they are “optional” to how to use already written supplements for other colleges’ supplements. We will also talk about why colleges ask you to write additional essays when you are already submitting “THE college essay.” There will be time at the end devoted to students’ questions and concerns. To register, click here.

The Independent School Application Process
Sunday, October 4th, 7:00pm-8:00pm — open to students & parents
How do you start developing a list of possible schools? What factors should be considered? What goes into an application? Which test, ISEE or SSAT, should be taken, and how do you prepare for it? And when should all of this be done? The process of applying to independent schools can feel a lot like applying to college. However, it does not have to feel overwhelming or daunting. This workshop will give you the confidence to navigate the independent school waters with ease! To register, click here.

Tackling your College Essay
Wednesday, October 21st, 7:00pm-8:00pm
The Common App Essay, or in more colloquial terms “THE college essay,” can be daunting for most students, feeling like the one thing you have complete control over during the application process – a lot of pressure. Join this workshop to discuss the ins and outs of “THE college essay” and how to write one that is authentic and stands out. There will be time at the end devoted to students’ questions and concerns. To register, click here.

Personal Branding: How to Create and Maintain a Brand for Yourself with Sarah Sexton
Tuesday, October 23, 7:00pm-7:30pm, FREE
What is a personal brand and how do you go about creating one? Join Sarah for this session on Personal Branding, where she will walk you through the steps of how to determine what your personal brand should be, how to begin to create one for yourself, and how to evolve your brand as you gain new experiences and develop as a professional. To register, click here.

SAT and ACT: A Guide For Parents (with Needham Community Education)
Tuesday, November 17, 7:00pm-9:00pm
SAT vs. ACT, what are the diffences between these two tests? Which would be better for your child? What else should parents know about the two tests? Spend an evening learning from two professionals in the college application field: Mindy Popp, Managing Director of Popp & Associates college counseling, and Ben Sexton, founder of Sexton Test Prep. The content, format and scoring method for each test will be covered, along with testing timelines and preparation. Mindy and Ben will also provide insight into how Covid-19 is effecting the tests and how colleges are responding. Other topics will include test-optional and test-blind admissions, subject tests, testing in athletic recruiting, online testing and scholarships. Space is limited. Sign up today!


Is there a workshop you’d like to attend but can’t make the date/time? Send us an email and we’ll try to offer it again!
If there is something that you’d like us to offer but don’t see it here? Let us know that too – perhaps someone on our team can help! 


Fall SAT & ACT Courses

September SAT Workshop (6 hours) 
[To prepare for the September 23rd (school day) or September 26th administration of the SAT or kickstart your test prep for the year]
Sexton is offering a six-hour intensive SAT course to prepare your student for the SAT. This four-night workshop is designed to give your student a complete overview of all sections of the SAT. By participating in this course, students will learn powerful SAT strategies and improve their knowledge of the most commonly tested topics. From Vocabulary-in-Context to Punctuation to Percent Changes, all of the highest-frequency topics on the test will be addressed. The skills and tips learned during this intensive workshop will provide a strong foundation for your student’s SAT preparation, whether your student is a newcomer to the SAT or just wants a review. Sessions will be held on September 14, 16, 20, and 21 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. To register, click here

PSAT Workshop (3 hours)
[To prepare for the October PSAT. Depending on your school, exam dates for the PSAT will be administered on October 14th, 17th or 28th]
Sexton is offering a three-hour intensive PSAT course to prepare your student for the PSAT. This two-night workshop is designed to give your student a complete overview of the PSAT exam. By participating in this course, students will learn what to expect from the exam, and become familiar with basic strategies and the most commonly tested topics. The skills and tips learned during this intensive workshop will provide a strong foundation for your student’s PSAT experience. Sessions will be held on: October 5 & 7 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. To register, click here

October ACT workshop (6 hours) 
[To prepare for  the October administrations of the ACT or kickstart your test prep for the year]
Sexton is offering a six-hour intensive ACT course to prepare your student for the ACT. This four-night workshop is designed to give your student a complete overview of all sections of the ACT. By participating in this course, students will become familiar with the most widely applicable ACT strategies and improve their knowledge of the most commonly tested topics. From Using Dashes to Calculating Slope to Identifying the Independent Variable in a science experiment, only the highest-frequency test content will be addressed. The skills and tips learned during this intensive workshop will provide a strong foundation for your student’s ACT preparation, whether your student is a newcomer to the ACT or just wants a review. September 29, October 1, 6, and 8 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. To register, click here

December SAT Class (12 hours)
Sexton is offering a 12-hour SAT course to prepare your student for the December SAT. This class will be taught by Merry, one of our Master Tutors. The course is designed to give your student a complete strategic overview of all three sections of the SAT. By completing this course, students will become familiar with SAT strategies and improve their knowledge of the most commonly tested topics. From punctuation to systems of equations to historical reading, this class will comprehensively address all of the important topics on the SAT. The skills and tricks learned during this unique course will undoubtedly increase your student’s score. This course will be held on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm starting on October 12th. To register, click here.

December ACT Class (12 hours)
Sexton is offering an eight week, twelve-hour ACT course to prepare your student for the December ACT. This class will be taught by Roxanna, one of our Master Tutors. The course is designed to give your student a complete strategic overview of all sections of the ACT. By completing this course, students will become familiar with ACT strategies and improve their knowledge of the most commonly tested topics. From punctuation to probability to identifying independent variables, this class will comprehensively address all of the important topics on the ACT. The skills and tricks learned during this unique course will undoubtedly increase your student’s score. This course will be held on Sundays from 4:00-5:30pm starting on October 25th. To register, click here.