BWS Education Consulting

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Allow our operations team to match you with your ideal tutor. We will use your registration information to make the best match based on your academic strengths and weaknesses, your schedule, and your location--the more detailed information you provide, the better we can meet your needs. Not all tutors are available on all days or at all locations. Tutor introductions are meant to give you a glimpse into the teaching style of each tutor and are not all inclusive of their merits. Suffice it to say that company owners Brian and Caitlin Stewart would be 100% comfortable with their own children working with any of these outstanding educators.

Tutor Introductions


Michal, a licensed Ohio teacher, is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Capital University. Michal is also our in-house college admissions counselor, having completed graduate work in college admissions at UCLA. Michal’s outstanding abilities to craft engaging lessons and break down concepts step-by-step earned her the faculty award for the best Capital senior in the field of adolescent education. Michal has worked with hundreds of students in a variety of settings, from the AP World History classrooms of Central Ohio to the English-language learning classrooms of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring, SAT tutoring, writing tutoring, AP History tutoring, AP Language tutoring, AP Literature tutoring, college admissions help, college scholarship search, and college essay help.

Michal is highly motivated. She is open and friendly and has a very pleasant demeanor... She has a strong work ethic and [is] always punctual.


Michal has been enthusiastic in engaging students to be active thinkers. She is an intelligent, articulate, mature, and genuine individual. I firmly believe that her talents will lead to many positive encounters [with students].



Doug is an experienced educator who teaches philosophy at several area colleges. He has a background in mechanical engineering and also holds two masters degrees. Doug impressively earned a perfect score on both the writing and math sections of the GRE. He takes a calm, measured approach to teaching, making all students feel secure, and delivers even the most difficult academic material in an accessible way.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring; math tutoring; AP Calculus tutoring; AP Statistics tutoring; GRE tutoring; SAT Tutoring; chemistry, physics, and science tutoring.

[Doug] really loves what he does and it definitely shows when he is teaching or discussing with his students. He encourages participation without being overbearing and he is never dismissive of a student’s viewpoint, even if it is totally irrational. He is probably the best teacher I’ve ever had at OU. He makes complicated ideas seem simple and easy to understand, and he helps his students think critically about issues, which is an important and useful skill.

~Ohio University Student

Really enjoyed the class. [Doug] was always willing to help and answer questions if we had any. Would recommend him to future students.

~Zane State Student


Mercedez is an instructor in English Literture at the University of Nevada-Reno, where she also works in graduate school admissions. She is an accomplished scholar who has published in several literary magazines and newspapers, has edited Senatorial campaign speeches, and pursues her research interests in early 20th century comparative literature. Mercedez earned her Masters at IUPUI and her Bachelor's at the Ohio State University. She is known for perfecting students’ study skills and teaching them to study smarter, not harder.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring, SAT tutoring, GRE tutoring, writing tutoring, AP English tutoring, college/graduate school application review, college/graduate school essay tutoring, college/graduate school interview preparation.

I first sent my son to Mercedez for help with geometry. She changed his attitude from ‘I’m not good at math so why try?’ to ‘Math is something I can work at just like anything else.’ Since then, his study skills have improved significantly in every subject and we have contacted Mercedez again for help with college essay writing. I tell every parent whose child needs extra help about her!


Thank you again for your time and attention with our son. He has learned more of a foundation in English, over six weeks with you, than he has all year in school.



Sarah has several years of experience in higher education as an administrator, risk management director, and educational consultant. While she has a degree from OSU in molecular genetics, perhaps her strongest attribute is her ability to communicate complex ideas in a patient, down-to-earth way. Whether it’s presenting at national higher educational conferences or working with a student one on one, Sarah has consistently received excellent feedback on her instructional abilities.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring, SAT tutoring, writing tutoring, science tutoring, college essay help.

Sarah is an intelligent and hard working person who is dedicated to her students. I have had excellent experiences learning from her. She is able to explain concepts in ways that are easy to understand and will work with you until you have mastered it. She also has great interpersonal skills. You will definitely enjoy working with her!


Sarah's strong communication skills and approachable attitude allow her to quickly connect and adapt to each student's needs ensuring they perform to the best of their ability. Sarah provides a safe and fun environment that allows for students to ask questions comfortably as well as the patience to ensure they understand the material before moving on to the next topic.



Hannah is a school-based occupational therapist. Hannah developed many of our original free test preparation resources, and worked with Brian to develop original material for Barron’s ACT® and other books. Hannah has a Masters in Occupational Therapy from The Ohio State University and was graduated summa cum laude from Capital University. Hannah enjoys meeting the educational needs of students, no matter their starting point.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring, SAT tutoring, students with special needs, writing tutoring, college essay tutoring.

Hannah's approachability makes her especially gifted at connecting with students. Her light-hearted manner makes tutoring an enjoyable experience while her dedication and commitment to education ensures her students perform to the best of their ability.


Hannah is an enthusiastic leader in an instructional setting. She has the critical thinking ability and interpersonal skills to get to the heart of how students are thinking, minimizing their anxiety and optimizing their analytical talent.



Katie is working towards her Ph.D. in Mathematics at Ohio State, and is an honors graduate from Notre Dame. For students who wonder about real-world math applications, Katie can share how she developed probabilistic models of national defense interest in her work for the National Security Agency. No matter if she is tutoring a high school student in calculus or briefing the director of the NSA on her research, she is always confident, and never impatient.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring; SAT tutoring; Math Tutoring, including algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, statistics

Katie was an awesome and funny TA who understood all of the math and was able to explain it in ways that really helped my class succeed on the midterm. I wish all of my TA's were this helpful.

~Anonymous OSU Student Evaluation

Katie is and will be the best TA I've ever had. She was friendly, kind, helpful, easy to communicate with, and a math major (so she was extremely knowledgeable). Even the toughest concepts in lecture she was able to explain in recitation very clearly. A+ I will miss her next semester.

~Anonymous OSU Student Evaluation


Julia has a B.S. in Zoology from the Ohio State University. Julia developed her teaching craft through several years of leading educational workshops at the Columbus, Ohio and Tampa, Florida Zoos, in addition to her work in central Ohio classrooms. Julia is a patient, nurturing mentor whose love for learning is contagious.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring; math tutoring; biology tutoring; science tutoring; writing tutoring.

Julia is extremely passionate about educating others and it really shows in her teaching. She excels at adjusting her teaching methods and explanations to fit the student's needs while also creating a fun learning environment.


Julia is a dynamic instructor who is able to connect and relate with students in a unique way. She is always willing to go the extra mile to help. Julia's hardworking nature is evident in every session. I strongly recommend Julia to any student looking to advance their knowledge and study skills!



Jake earned his B.S. in biology from the Ohio State University, with a minor in Spanish, and his Master’s in Biomedical Science from the University of Toledo. Jake is a published author in the field of pediatric radiology, and has presented his research on immunology and oncology to major research institutions like Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Jake has a unique combination of subject-matter expertise and extraordinary patience.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring, math tutoring, chemistry tutoring, biology tutoring, physics tutoring, and Spanish tutoring.

Jake is very hard working and has the dedication needed to help his students succeed.


I am very impressed with Jake’s overall character. Jake is smart, approachable, reliable and always polite.



Trent is currently an MBA candidate at the Ohio State University; he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor’s degree in History. Trent has a wealth of educational experience from the prestigious Teach for America organization, serving as a literacy teacher, school administrator, and data analytics director. Trent is a naturally talented teacher whose instruction is always on the cutting edge.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring; writing tutoring, Spanish tutoring, college essay tutoring, history tutoring.

Trent was a teacher on my campus for 2 years and then transitioned into the Operations Manager role for two additional years. In his time at YES Prep North Forest, Trent was an outstanding teacher, leading his students to some of the top scores in Reading both years he was in the classroom. Trent knows how to motivate others and is a systems thinker, able to build the investment of others by making the path to success clear and attainable for others. Trent has a depth of knowledge about classroom instruction and best practices to help low level students improve their performance.


Trent is such an amazing teacher and co-worker. He uses his extreme organizational skills to ensure that not only his class functions as a safe and productive environment, but his team’s classes do as well. His class is also a fun place. Students work hard because of the many incentive systems and engaging activities he provides.



Annie is a medical student at the University of Chicago. She completed her undergraduate work at the Ohio State University. Annie has scored near perfects on the ACT, SAT, but perhaps most impressively, the MCAT—a 523 out of 528. In addition to her work with BWS, Annie has been a Guest Lecturer at Nationwide Children’s hospital and a Vice President of Site Engagement with the Empowering Neighborhoods of Columbus organization. Annie is a natural at making implicit concepts explicit and ensuring students build solid foundational skills.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring, MCAT tutoring, science tutoring, math tutoring, AP science tutoring, statistics tutoring, college essay tutoring.

As a second year Fellow, Annie was largely responsible for educating the new recruits. In this way, we are still benefiting from having had Annie, as our organization continues to be successful thanks in large part to the mentoring that she provided.


Annie is smart, personable, curious, driven, passionate, and a hard-working global citizen. I give her my most enthusiastic level of support.



Corey has a considerable range of instructional experience, from teaching college classes in biology to tutoring at-risk middle school youth. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Ohio University where he studied neuroscience, earning a 4.0 GPA. Corey is gifted in his ability to customize his explanations based on the needs and interests of his students.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring, SAT tutoring, chemistry tutoring, biology tutoring, writing tutoring, English tutoring, math tutoring

Corey would be a wonderful addition to your team. He is very well spoken and is extremely polite and professional at all times . . . He would make an outstanding tutor for high school students.


Corey is a high character, high integrity individual . . . He possesses a rare balance of respect, autonomy, accountability, and the ability to motivate those around him.



Joseph developed his teaching craft as a sergeant in the Marine Corps, instructing his fellow Marines in everything from introductory algebra to radio frequency theory. With experience in training and managing intelligence operators throughout Asia, Joseph knows what it takes to prepare his students to face tough situations. Joseph is currently earning his high school teaching certification in mathematics at the Ohio State University.

Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring; math tutoring; physics tutoring; science tutoring; writing tutoring

Joseph is an individual with incredible insight. His understanding of the subject matter and his ability to identify learning obstacles make him a highly effective tutor.


Joseph's combination of reliability, knowledge, and professionalism at all times is what stands out the most. He approaches each student with such enthusiasm and passion; it's really easy to learn from him!