Here is a snapshot of our tutoring staff:
- All have scored at least in the 95th percentile on a company-administered or previously-taken National Standardized test like the ACT, SAT or GRE.
- All are able to cross-teach all areas of the ACT.
- Every tutor has significant previous teaching experience.
- All have completed over 30 hours of training in the latest tutoring methods.
- All have passed comprehensive fingerprinting/background check and reference checks.
- Every tutor has access to the latest proprietary test preparation materials and tutoring methods available through no other company.
- All have passed multiple interviews and instructional simulations to ensure that they are not just good on paper, but that they are able to connect with young people and teach them with creativity and passion.
- No matter your child’s unique strengths and weaknesses, we have a tutor who will be a great fit.
Compare to our competition:
- Studypoint requires 90th percentile minimal scores and only provides 10-12 hours of virtual training. (http://www.studypoint.com/about/tutor-application.php, http://www.actstudent.org/scores/norms1.html, http://www.studypoint.com/act-tutoring/)
- Huntington requires that tutors be “familiar with the ACT or SAT, as well as standardized testing in the broader sense” and does not require previous teaching experience. (https://huntingtonhelps.com/careers)
- Princeton Review requires only 87th percentile scores and does not require previous teaching experience. (https://www1.apply2jobs.com/PrincetonReview/HVExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mHvexternal.showPositionDetails&PID=7&sid=20)
Meet Our Tutors
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.
Michal 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.
~T.C.M.“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.
~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
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 and an advanced nursing degree, 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.
~N.A.“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.
~D.S.“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.”
Neha is a pre-med student at Vanderbilt University and is primarily available for online instruction. Neha scored a perfect 36 on the ACT and earned a National Merit Scholarship based on her PSAT and SAT performance. Neha has a wide range of instructional and mentoring experience, having worked with students through Math Counts, OSU, COSI, and the Buddy Up program.
Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring, SAT tutoring, math tutoring, science tutoring.
~N.R.“Her overall view about life and career choices are very encouraging and inspirational. I think she has qualities that will lead her to many positive directions in life.”
Minh is currently a medical student at Ohio State University, where previously he earned his Bachelor’s in Mathematical Biology. Minh boasts impressive academic credentials: perfect scores on the ACT and the American Mathematics Competition test, and independent research on blood viscosity testing alternatives. Minh has received consistently excellent feedback from his tutoring students over the years for his patience, compassion, and empathy.
Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring, SAT tutoring, MCAT tutoring, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, calculus, statistics.
~Anonymous OSU Student Survey“Minh is by far my favorite tutor at the unit. He is probably one of the smartest people I have ever met and knows a lot about physics, calculus, and chemistry. If we could have 12 Minhs at the unit, that would be awesome.”
~Anonymous OSU Student Survey
Patrick has a background in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University. Prior to coming to BWS, Patrick conducted biomedical research at the Ohio State College of Pharmacy. With his experience in tutoring Ohio State students in upper level coursework, Patrick has the interpersonal skills and intellectual background to help struggling students to achieve their personal best.
Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring; SAT tutoring; math tutoring; chemistry tutoring; physics tutoring.
“Patrick’s depth of knowledge on any subject makes it easy to comfortably ask any question without fear of being dismissed. An active listener and easy to talk to, Patrick is a natural-born teacher whose passion for teaching is unbeatable.”
“Patrick is very intelligent – he was able to make physics, a topic I struggle with tremendously, understandable! His patience and friendly attitude make learning difficult concepts enjoyable!”
Thapasvi has a background in pre-med and biology from Ohio Dominican University. Prior to her work with BWS, Thapasvi tutored students ranging from ages 4-19 in a variety of mathematics subjects, helping her students develop academic success plans for their coursework. Thapasvi has a patient personality coupled with an outstanding academic background, helping students tackle the most intimidating subjects with ease.
Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring; SAT tutoring; math tutoring; science tutoring.
“Thapasvi has an inquisitive and explorative nature . . . and a calm demeanor that works well in tutoring.”
“Thapasvi taught math to students from elementary through pre-calc . . . She is very passionate about spending time with kids and helping math make sense . . . her interpersonal and math abilities made her stand-out to be an excellent math tutor.”
Leah is a Magna Cum Laude graduate in English with a minor in professional writing from The Ohio State University. In addition to her work with BWS, Leah has extensive instructional experience in a variety of settings, including editorial tutoring, music education, and business training. As a National Merit Scholar herself, Leah understands how test performance can lead to valuable scholarships. Leah is exceptional at helping her students understand not just what the answer is, but deeply comprehend how and why the answer is correct.
Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring; SAT tutoring; English tutoring; writing tutoring; math tutoring; science tutoring.
“Leah is an extremely intelligent, compassionate, and encouraging tutor. She has a real passion for helping others reach their goals. She is very easy to work with and explains things so that they are easily comprehensible. She has great test-taking skills and pointers to share. Working with Leah is a great experience.”
“Before I met Leah, I did not understand the intricacies of English grammar, but she was able to make them make sense and be interesting.”
Emma is an honors graduate from Harvard University, earning a joint degree in Sociology and Folklore & Mythology. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Ohio State University, where she is a Distinguished University Fellow. Emma has taught in a variety of group and tutoring settings, including as a course instructor at Ohio State and as a tutor for English language learners from Korea. Emma combines her top educational background with a kind, patient approach to ensure that her students reach their full potential.
Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring; SAT tutoring; English tutoring; writing tutoring; math tutoring; science tutoring.
“Emma is not only brilliant but also an excellent teacher. She is dedicated to the success of her students and uses her impressive intellectual and instructional expertise to create an empathetic environment in which students thrive as both scholars and human beings.”
“Emma does a great job of meeting you where you’re at, while also encouraging you to go farther. She makes problems that previously felt incomprehensible make sense by paying attention to how you’ve been approaching previous problems or showing you her own thinking process. I really gained both confidence and helpful skills working with her!”
Patrick is an honors mechanical engineering student at the Ohio State University graduating in December of 2022 with minors in mathematics and Spanish. Patrick scored a 35/36 on the ACT, received the Commended Scholar distinction for PSAT performance, and obtained perfect scores on 6 AP Exams. He’s had extensive experience with both academic and ACT/SAT tutoring through requests from family and friends. Outside of academics, he is a member of Buckeye Professional Advancement and Development (BPAD), an Ohio State organization focused on fostering business skills, service experiences, and lasting friendships.
Special areas of interest: ACT tutoring; SAT tutoring; math tutoring; chemistry tutoring; physics tutoring; college essay help.
“Patrick has a way of taking information and breaking it down into an understandable level. He is truly so smart and gifted and has the ability to help others. He helped me identify what specific topics I was struggling to understand, and found different ways to explain the topic to help me understand it better. He is patient, kind, and always respectful. He never makes you feel ashamed for not understanding, or struggling with a concept, and he truly celebrates in your success when it clicks or you gain improved understanding.“
“Patrick is an inspiring tutor as he truly believes in his students and their ability to learn the material. He works hard to help others adopt and practice new skills and understand the reasoning behind learning. I am so grateful for his help and am incredibly excited for all who seek his guidance.”