Tom graduated from Princeton University and completed Princeton’s Teacher Preparation Program. Early on, he developed a passion for learning which led to the inception of Method Test Prep. Running this small business allowed Tom to really focus on each student's needs and spend countless hours tutoring with the belief that all students have the ability to succeed. In addition, he has worked as an educational consultant with school districts across the country and advises them on ways to improve the districts’ college admission test scores.
Tom is a father to twins Jonathan and Julia and enjoys traveling with his children and wife, Ally. In his down time, he reads, watches sports, and stays active. When he retires, Tom hopes to return to the classroom to continue his love of teaching. His motto in life, "Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows."
Evan graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bucknell University with a degree in Biology in 2009. After starting a biomedical sciences PhD program at Harvard University, he decided instead to pursue tutoring and leadership opportunities with Method Test Prep. Evan's experience has given him the ability to excel as a top educator at Method Test Prep, and has helped develop his current responsibilities, which include teaching, managing Method Test Prep's team of tutors, developing educational content, and expanding the reach of Method Test Prep's private tutoring services.
In his early days, prior to developing a passion for education, Evan aspired to be an astronomer. One of his life goals is to travel the world in hopes of finding inspiration to write a work of fiction. Currently, Evan’s pastimes include listening to and playing music, running, writing, and engaging in political and policy-oriented discussions. A natural planner, Evan lives by the quote, “Previous planning prevents poor performance."
Jason graduated from Tufts University with a degree in International Relations. Since that time, he has committed himself to teaching and assisting students to raising their college admissions test scores. Within Method Test Prep, he has taken on multiple roles to include recruiting and training new tutors, developing content for the SAT prep, and maintaining the company's relationships with schools around Long Island.
Jason enjoys traveling, playing the guitar, reading, watching movies, and cheering on the NY Yankees.
Elliot graduated from Brown University with a degree in Mathematical Economics. This means he has forgotten more about math than most will ever know. After a brief stint as an insurance analyst, he joined Method Test Prep, where his confident and patient educational style would shine.
As Method Test Prep's Director of Online Learning, Elliot has helped thousands of students from around the world conquer the SAT and ACT. His desire to improve and innovate has driven the growth of Method Test Prep's online learning division, which provides students access to the best instructors regardless of location.
When Elliot isn't hard at work, you'll probably find him cycling, playing ultimate frisbee, or mastering a new foreign language. He has big plans to travel the world with his wife, Gen, and immerse himself in other cultures.
When Elliot was ten years old, he wanted to be: a doctor.
The 10 year old Andrew Peterson envisioned himself as a psychiatrist. However, as he grew to adulthood, he needed more of a challenge and decided to take on high school education instead. Andrew has drawn on his strong intellect and enduring patience to develop into one of Method Test Prep's most highly regarded tutors. He is responsible for developing new material as well as training and leading our tutoring corps. Andrew enjoys astronomy, swimming, scuba diving and music, but not all at the same time. When he needs to summon that last big of inner strength or inspiration to help a student, he recall the quote, "Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines".
A Long Island native, Keith is a four-year veteran tutor at Method Test Prep. He holds a dual degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics & Statistics from Stony Brook University. In addition to serving as a private tutor for the SAT, ACT, and academic mathematics, Keith has taught several Method Test Prep SAT and ACT prep courses in Long Island schools and at the Plainview Center. He has a reputation for being an especially good motivator whose no-nonsense approach has helped thousands of students raise their test scores. When he's not tutoring, Keith can probably be found programming or watching football.
After growing up on Long Island, John graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2010 from Binghamton University. Since then, he has been preparing students of all levels for the SAT and ACT. He joined Method Test Prep in 2013, and as a classroom instructor and a private tutor, has helped students of all stripes achieve their standardized test goals. John's greatest virtues are his patience and insight: with a keen understanding of how students think, he is able to drill down to the roots of difficulties and turn them into skills.
Hailing from his beloved St. Louis, Dan holds a master's degree in applied linguistics and has over seven years experience teaching and tutoring. His experience teaching English in Korea and his three years at MTP mean he understands high stakes testing and is well-versed in educational technology. Dan's students have called him "attentive," "knowledgeable," and "helpful." Students taught by Dan are in for a robust and productive experience. Apart from tutoring, Dan is a reader, and an enthusiast of international food.
Brandon attended Hamilton College, where he studied history and music. After graduating magna cum laude in 2011, Brandon moved to Edinburgh, Scotland to pursue a teaching fellowship. There, he honed his skills as an instructor of large classes and small groups. After his year abroad, Brandon began a Master’s in history at Stony Brook University and started working with MTP. Since, he has earned his MA with distinction in 2013 and has helped hundreds of students conquer the SAT and ACT with his casual and friendly but incisive tutoring style. When he isn’t working, Brandon is most likely doing a crossword puzzle, playing ultimate frisbee, or running with his dog, Clio.
Kevin graduated from SUNY Albany with a BA in History and minor in political science. After receiving his MA in Teaching in 2006, he taught English in Taiwan and then worked in a number of capacities in several Long Island schools. Since joining MTP in 2011, Kevin has tutored and taught classes for both the SAT and ACT. His energy, humor, and penchant for pop-cultural references make his tutoring engaging and as exciting as the SAT and ACT could possibly be. When he's not tutoring, Kevin might be found enjoying the water on the south shore or playing with his dog, Duzi.
Kyle graduated from Pace University in 2011 with a Bachelors in English and minor in applied psychology. He then continued on to receive his MSed in Secondary Education from Hofstra University. Kyle began tutoring students for the SAT and ACT in 2011 and joined Method Test Prep in 2013 where he serves as a private tutor and classroom instructor at local high schools. In his time spent as a high school and youth baseball coach, Kyle has developed a comprehensive understanding of the demands placed on today's students and seeks to help them find a way to balance their passions and their education through his work as a tutor. His warm, caring approach has earned him a fantastic reputation among students and parents alike. After hours, you'll find Kyle reading and enjoying time with his wife and newborn son.
Oliver graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before heading out to California where he co-founded an education company called the School of Imagination. After returning to New York, he taught English at Chaminade High School and helped found a social enterprise non-profit in Syracuse. Prior to joining Method Test Prep, Oliver worked in development at New York University and as the executive director of a yoga institute.
A lifelong student with a passion for expanding his horizons, Oliver has studied, taught and traveled in over 20 countries around the globe. In his spare time you’ll usually find him playing music, hiking, sailing and laughing as much as possible with his wife Beth and his children Cecelia and Julian. One of his favorite quotes is from Sir Edmund Hillary: “It is not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves.”
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