“I just wanted to thank you for helping me out the past couple months. I got my scores back today and got a 1580 (800 in math) with a 23 on the essay which may be more of a testament to your skills as a tutor than to my intelligence. I think it’s safe to say I won’t be taking the test again so thank you for helping me out the past couple months and I hope you keep helping other kids like you helped me.”
-Roxbury Latin Student

“Thank you Sexton Prep for providing a fantastic ACT tutor that gave our daughter the confidence she needed to achieve a 36!  The systematic process of reviewing errors on her practice tests weekly was just the boost she needed to reach her full potential.  Definitely worth the investment.”

-Wellesley Parent

“We were so thrilled to receive (our son’s) ISEE Scores from this past Saturday just now- as you predicted, and because of your help, both learning new strategies and content and skills, he crushed it!”

-Newton Parent

“My son took the Sexton SAT class in the fall and did better than I expected on his 1st (and maybe last) test in Dec. He said they gave a lot of great tips and the class was as enjoyable as a SAT class could reasonably be. Worth it.”

-Wellesley Parent

“Merry’s awesome… think the fact that she could even talk sports with just sealed the deal! I saw renewed energy with him this morning and he’s excited. I’m coming to believe that Sexton Test Prep is magic.”

-Brookline Parent

“Danny is amazing! He is very engaging and easy to talk to. My son loved how well he explained things and answered questions. Danny was able to set specific goals with my son and help him meet them on a weekly basis, without making it overwhelming. He is smart and very adept at trying out different strategies with his students. We can’t wait for Danny to work with our younger son in the Fall. (my son’s) ACT composite score went up 5 points.”

-Needham Parent

“I just wanted to share with you SAT scores from November. He scored a 1590!!! 800 verbal, 790 math.

He is super delighted with this score (as are we) and so he will not retake this test anymore. Yay! Thanks so much Ben! I recently shared your name with two good friends who are looking for SAT/ACT tutoring for their students. We are definitely singing your praises. ”

– Gann Parent

“I wanted to write you a very much overdue thank you to let you know that our daughter scored a 31 (up 4 points from 27) on her June ACT. We were thrilled with our tutor and found her very easy to work with and personable. I overheard many sessions and she upped our daughter’s confidence in many ways… I’m so glad I contacted you after learning of Sexton Prep on What’s Up Wellesley. I will continue to recommend you and spread the word!”

-Wellesley Parent

“A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you at Sexton Prep. Both my children have prospered tremendously from your services over the past few years. Simply put, no student is the same. One of my son’s took the ACT and the other the SAT. It’s a little bit of a process and can seem overwhelming. With that said, the Sexton Team simplified the entire process from beginning to end. It all starts by identifying which test they recommend your son or daughter take. Should your son or daughter take the ACT or SAT??? No worries! …Sarah will guide you and steer you in the right direction. From there, ALL the tutors are AWESOME and will do everything in their power to achieve your goal and improve your score. They are great at accommodating your schedule the best they can. Whether it’s Merry, Laura, Bryan or Ben your guaranteed to get 100 % out of them. Most recently, Drew improved 280 points on SAT to obtain a score of 1300 (from 1020 PSAT)… A huge accomplishment for him and one we are very proud of. More importantly, a score he feels great about.
Again, a HUGE THANK YOU TO THE ENTIRE SEXTON TEAM!!! Could not have done it without you.”

Ross Cohen, Wellesley High School Parent

“My Natick HS son is a good student, but a nervous test taker. So, I started researching different ACT test prep services, and was impressed by the timely and thoughtful communications I received from Sexton Test Prep. Sarah Sexton sent us a mock ACT for my son to take which Sarah scored to determine a baseline – a disappointing 21. I worked with Sarah and my son to choose among several tutors (great bios available online) and decided on Kate. My son met 1:1 with Kate at the Wellesley library once a week for 12 weeks, and Kate was very flexible if my son had to reschedule. She kept me in the loop about how his strengths and challenges were progressing. When all was said and done, my son achieved a 28 composite ACT score, a vast 7-point improvement. This improved score resulted in him being accepted into some of his favorite colleges that had previously been out of reach. We’ll soon know where he’s headed in the Fall, and I’m definitely going to use Sexton Test Prep for my sophomore-aged son when he’s ready. This not insignificant investment is worth every penny. In fact, my son’s improved ACT score automatically qualified him for a $24K scholarship at one college and $40K at another!”

-Natick Parent

“…That is an improvement of 160 points over his pre-test in February. He honestly couldn’t have accomplished this without (his tutor’s) help and we are incredibly grateful for all of her assistance and support. (Our son) told us that he thought he got a perfect score on the math when he finished. I know that before working with (his tutor) he never felt that confidence. Thank you again!”

– Wellesley Parent

“I wanted to loop back to you to let you know that (our son) ended up with a composite of 31 for the ACT — which is right where he wanted to be. He took the test three times and it seems the third time was the charm. (our son) has applied early action and early decision to a total of 4 schools. Now we sit tight, until we go to round two of college applications if needed.

I want to thank you for all your help with the test prep. Through this process, (our son) learned new study skills, a fierce determination and confidence, which is positively reflected in his grades this fall, as well.”

– Brookline Parent

“Sexton prep provided our daughter with the kind of warm and personalized support she needed to get the scores she hoped for but never dreamed she would get. She went from a 25 on her first ACT test to a 32. Her wonderful tutor saw her potential and encouraged her to work for the results she wanted.”

– Weston Parent

“Thanks for your service this year. My kids enjoyed working with our tutor and look forward to getting his help next year. I wish I’d found you earlier.”

– Wellesley Parent

“(He) crushed it! 35!! I’m so excited for him. Thank you so much for everything Ben. You did it again! Your tutoring success is about the only reliable thing about the college admissions process.”

– Needham Parent

“one of the greatest values of (both my sons) work with you, Ben- apart from the obvious help with their college applications and prospects – was the benefit of long-term persistence and seeing through a project that has no ceiling.
Moreover, and of even greater value, was the way in which you approached your teaching and relationship with them. It was so clear that you treated them like adults, taking a sincere interest in them as people, trusting them with responsibility, respecting their capacity to elevate their being and doing, and empowering them to take ownership of their learning and growth on a few levels through that process. This kind of student-centered mentoring is priceless because it sets them up to be able to do hard things well, with the authentic confidence that goes with that — something that all kids want to be able to do and feel. The resulting agency, self-actualization, and self-possession are priceless and lasting.”

– Beaver and Rivers Parent

Thank you again for working with (our daughter) to help her prepare for the SSAT testShe speaks very highly of her time with you and we really appreciate your timesupport, and professionalism. She enjoys it, she’s been learning a lot, and she seems to have grown in confidence!!!!”

– Wellesley Parent

“Thank you so much for taking great care of my client. He got a 30 on the ACT, which was significantly higher than anyone dared hope. Beyond BookSmart trusts Sexton Tutoring because your coaching is great, and you get results!”

– Michael Delman
CEO, Beyond BookSmart

“We have worked with two extremely effective tutors from Sexton Test Prep and they are always on time and well-prepared. The tutors are well-versed with respect to the content and pacing of all of the standardized tests and come up with a plan customized to the way your child learns and targeted to overcome any deficit areas they may have. I have found that using a tutor from Sexton Test Prep takes a lot of pressure off what can be a very stressful time for students. In short, well worth the investment.”

– Wellesley Parent

“Our student managed to earn an 800 on his English Lit SAT. Woo hoo! We knew he had it in him. He just needed the right guidance, and Andrew was the perfect fit, role model, mentor for him. Thanks so much.”

– Brookline Parent

“Ben is an exceptional tutor! My son went up 400 pts. between his PSAT score and his SAT score with his help. Ben has a calm and authoritative demeanor and my hard to please teen actually looked forward to his time with him.

In addition, from a parents perspective, he was a pleasure to work with, always prompt, professional, and courteous.”

– Wellesley Parent

“I would like to give you a HUGE thank you for all the work you did to prepare me for the May SAT, 2013. You had a good, concrete strategy for every type of problem. You also explained everything in a way that made sense to me. Most importantly, you helped me to receive a much higher score. You are clearly an expert on the SAT reasoning test.

-Milton Academy Student

“Thank you so much for all you have done for me over the past two years. Your sheer genius, patience, and hilariousness are unparalleled. I have no idea where I’d be without you.”

-Nobles Student

“We are delighted to serve as a reference for you regarding your tutoring services… We were impressed with the written materials that you prepared and gave to (our son) to help him with his preparations. You were very reliable, responsive to messages, and used your time with (our son) efficiently. You had a very nice, easy-going way of getting the points across. According to (our son), he was very comfortable with you from the start and actually looked forward to your tutoring sessions… We also saw concrete results from your tutoring efforts. (Our son’s) SAT scores improved from his PSAT scores as follows: 90 points higher in Critical Reading, 110 points higher in math, and 110 higher in writing. You also tutored (our son) for the ACT and he saw similar improvement in his ACT scores from his PLAN scores: 5 points higher in English, 3 points higher in math, 7 points higher in reading, and 12 points higher (perfect 36) in science… Thanks in no small part to your tutoring efforts, (our son) was accepted to his first-choice college on the early decision plan.”
-Weston Parent

“Our daughter actually, really looks forward to your tutoring. In fact, you are the only tutor she has felt this way about working with, so I think you have gained her trust. I think (despite her struggling with the subject) there is a good dynamic here working with you, as you have been very encouraging of her ability to do the math.”

-Wellesley Parent

“Thought you would like to know how (our daughter) did on the Nov SAT math. She got a score of 690 (from 560) so we are very pleased.”

-Newton Parent

“Ben is an outstanding instructor, well-trained and possessing a high intellectual capacity and a strong work ethic… He has the rare ability to communicate his knowledge to others in a clear and patient way. He is available to his students every day, at almost any hour of the day. He is a natural polymath, showing amazing proficiency in a range of academic topics, from the hard sciences to American literature… I could not recommend Ben more highly. He is a remarkable young man.”

-Dana Hall Parent

“We’ve used Sexton Prep, for both ISEE and ACT prep and I highly recommend their service.  Courtney worked with our daughter before taking the ISEE and then roughly 6 years later for the ACT and it was a great experience both times. One thing I really appreciated is that they didn’t try to oversell or recommend extra time or services we didn’t need. The entire process was straightforward and we weren’t pushed into excessive sessions. My daughter was given clear goals and assigned work in between sessions. It worked very well and she had great results. One final note, Sarah was easy to work with for initial consultation and billing.”

-Wellesley Parent