The Story of Sexton Test Prep

Our History:

Ben Sexton began tutoring the SAT after graduating from Skidmore College in 2004. He was a solo practitioner until 2011, when he formed Sexton Test Prep LLC and began hiring other tutors. Sexton Test Prep now boasts a very talented team of nearly 20 tutors with diverse skill sets that meet the needs of a wide array of students. Sarah S., Ben’s wife, now serves as the Vice President of the company. Our other Sarah, Sarah W.  serves as our manager overseeing operations, inquires, billing, and our tutor team.

Our Philosophy:

Talented Tutors

We believe the best tutors are experienced and committed. Experienced tutors can work with different learning styles, tailor tutoring programs to individual students, and deliver more consistently positive results. Committed tutors plan to be in the tutoring  and educational fields long-term, maintain successful relationships with students, and have a proven interest in student success. All of our tutors come to us with previous teaching or tutoring experience, possess exceptional talent in their various content areas, and complete a rigorous training program involving direct training with Ben and extensive self-study.

Superior Service

We provide our clients with a streamlined, straightforward, and impactful tutoring process. Our experienced team provides efficient and effective test preparation, along with practical and knowledgeable advice. As a smaller family company, we know each of tutors personally and excel at the student-tutor matching process. From picking a test, to establishing a testing timeline, to picking and starting with a tutor, we are here every step of the way to provide expert, concierge-level service.

Outstanding Results

We believe that tutoring is a partnership between student, tutor, and family. All three parties must work together effectively for the tutoring process to succeed. With hard work, homework completion, and consistent scheduling, our students and families are pleased with their students’ results, sometimes even ecstatic!. Year after year, we deliver up-to-date curriculum, a skilled tutor team, and a proven curriculum that is the product of almost 15 years of development and refinement.