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, a native of Wellesley, MA, graduated from Milton Academy and then from Rice University with Summa Cum Laude honors. As a former client of Sexton Test Prep & Tutoring, she can attest to their thorough and concrete test preparation methods. Amanda earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine while taking a range of courses in science, math, and education. In 2018, her senior year, she earned the highest GPA of any Rice female athlete. She was involved with teaching and tutoring throughout her time at Rice, serving as a professor’s assistant in five science and math courses and tutoring student-athletes. This past year, Amanda taught science at the Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, CT. She is most experienced teaching and tutoring Biology, Physiology, and Statistics, and she is also well-versed in math and Latin. As a tutor, she strives to adjust her explanations to each individual’s learning style and to provide each student with clear steps to improve their understanding and prepare for assessments. In the fall, Amanda will attend Harvard’s School of Public Health, with the goal of combining her interests in physiology and health, data analysis, and education. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys track and field, board games, trying new restaurants, and traveling.
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.
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.
Elise was born and raised in Natick, MA and now resides in East Boston. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors Program at Providence College in 2017. At Providence, she majored in Secondary Education with Mathematics. Elise spent her free time in college tutoring at a local elementary school, teaching for a local college readiness program, and tutoring students for the PC mathematics department. During breaks from college, Elise continued her pursue her passion for teaching by working as a substitute teacher and as a counselor at a summer camp in Natick. Since graduating college, Elise has worked for the Waltham Public Schools teaching middle school mathematics with a focus on 7th-grade Pre-Algebra. Now in her second year of teaching, Elise is highly involved in her school community and dedicated to helping her students be successful. When not at school, Elise enjoys exploring the city of Boston with her roommates, trying new foods with friends, and spending time with her family. Elise specializes in mathematical tutoring for the SATs as well as grade 6-12 mathematics, including Algebra I and II, Geometry, AP Calculus and Statistics.
George earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has 3 years of professional work experience as a Civil Engineer, having helped service major clients such as Kinder Morgan. Throughout his educational and professional career, he has worked as both a tutor and teaching assistant, tutoring students on topics ranging from Algebra I to Practical Applications of Calculus. In order to expand his tutoring opportunities, George took the March 2019 SAT exam. He scored in the top 1%, and as a result, he has generated more demand for his test prep services. George strongly believes in a flexible approach to tutoring, adjusting his methods based on each student’s personality and academic level. In his free time, George enjoys being outside, cooking, exercising, and playing card games.
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.
Joshua, a Chicago native, has been tutoring since his junior year of high school, when he helped fellow students with mathematics and science. At Northwestern University, from which he graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Biology, he had the privilege of tutoring undergraduates in intermediate biology and teaching incoming tutors the weekly material. And during his master’s in public health program at Washington University in St. Louis, he worked as a STAT LAB tutor. He was even requested to tutor professors’ kids! Having tutored for over 10 years, both in school and with national tutoring companies (where he earned a perfect 36 on all four sections of a practice ACT!), Joshua has experience tutoring wide range of students, including those with learning disabilities. He specializes in the ACT and SAT (all sections), as well as Subject Tests such as Biology, Chemistry, Math II, and Physics. For academic subjects, Joshua can teach mathematics from Pre-Algebra to Multivariable Calculus and science from Biology to Organic Chemistry. In his free time, he loves working on strength & conditioning and taking mini road trips to local and national landmarks.
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 currently works as a college guidance counselor and math teacher at Newton Country Day. She 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. 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.
Ricardo Moreno graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry-Biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). While there he partook in various research opportunities in the fields of education, English, Writing, Bio-Anthropology and Analytical Chemistry. From 2016-2018, Ricardo was the lead chemist and Laboratory Manager for the Gaulin Research Group, analyzing various foods for their fatty acid contents. In the field of education, he has tutored privately since 2013, served as a teaching assistant at Santa Barbara High School chemistry classroom (cp, honors, and AP), and served as a learning assistant in Chemistry for the undergraduate general chemistry labs at UCSB. Currently he is teaching 10th grade chemistry in Dorchester and attending Boston University to receive a Master’s in Education. On his free time Ricardo writes and publishes short stories, poems, and essays. He also enjoys martial arts, playing the bass guitar, cooking, and volunteering.
Roxanna has been a Natick resident for her entire life. She graduated from Boston University in 2017 as a Human Physiology major and Spanish minor. She then went on to complete her Masters in Oral Health Sciences at Boston University’s Medical School. She plans to attend dental school in the future. Her tutoring career began with tutoring her peers as a service project for National Honor Society and also through tutoring elementary aged students in an after school program during high school. She then went on to college where she created a tutoring system in her sorority to match sisters who needed help in a class with sisters who excelled in the subject. These days she teaches for a private program in Chinatown on Saturdays. Roxanna has also been a camp counselor during the summer for the past 6 years. Her subject specialties include Math, the Sciences and Spanish but she also has a strong passion for standardized testing because she believes it is very straightforward once you understand all of its nuances. In her free time Roxanna enjoys baking, going to the beach, watching Boston sports and traveling.
Samantha is currently working on her PhD in population health at Northeastern University after getting her MPH at George Washington University. Because of her passion for teaching, she hopes to use her PhD to teach at a university while doing research in public health. She has been tutoring SAT and ACT prep for over three years and finds working with adolescents to be extremely rewarding – she has put in as many as 40 tutoring hours in a single week! Having taken the GRE twice in recent years, she understands firsthand the difficulty of planning and executing a strategy to master a standardized test, and also knows the payoff that comes with hard work and perseverance. Samantha prides herself on student score improvement and her ability to identify and remediate very specific student weaknesses, both in content and strategy. In her free time, she loves to travel, crochet, cook, and hike. She has been to 10 different countries in the past five years!
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 a Director of Diversity and Inclusion for a local business school 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, intercultural affairs 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.