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Tom Ehlers

President and Founder
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Tom Ehlers

President and Founder

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.”

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Frank McWilliams

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
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Frank McWilliams

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Since joining Method Test Prep in 2005, Frank has helped hundreds of schools raise their students’ ACT and SAT scores. He has worked with private, public, charter, international, and online schools to provide affordable, high quality, and easy to use ACT and SAT prep. Frank understands the challenges that educators face, from time constraints to budget concerns, and works diligently to meet their needs. When not helping schools with test prep, Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, boating, and fishing. In 1998 Frank graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

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Bryan Ziegler

Senior Vice President of Operations
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Bryan Ziegler

Senior Vice President of Operations

Bryan is the product manager and SVP of operations at Method Test Prep. He plays a major role at Method by overseeing all support as well as designing and developing Method’s online platform. Bryan graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

Born and raised on Long Island, NY, Bryan moved to Colorado after college to enjoy the mountains and has settled in the Denver area with his wife Clay and dog Woody. Bryan enjoys skiing, watching college football, and CrossFit. Above all else, Bryan believes in following his dreams and enjoying the ride.

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Evan Wessler

Vice President of Education
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Evan Wessler

Vice President of Education

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.”

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Kyle Henriksen

Account Executive
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Kyle Henriksen

Account Executive

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.

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Meagan Reilly

Long Island Director
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Meagan Reilly

Long Island Director

Meagan Reilly is the Office Manager at Method Test Prep’s Long Island Center. She is the type of person others would want on their team – optimistic, family-oriented (her brother is her best friend), and extremely self-motivated (probably too hard on herself.) She has always had a passion for helping young people reach their potential. In her spare time, her favorite place in the world is her family’s summer home on the North Fork of Long Island. Her contributions to Method Test Prep can be summed up by a quote that has been instrumental to her: “Never hope for it more than you work for it.”

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Kevin Dennis

Director of School Classes
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Kevin Dennis

Director of School Classes

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.

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Elliot Bock

Director of Online Classes
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Elliot Bock

Director of Online Classes

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.

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Dan Trachtenberg

Senior Director
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Dan Trachtenberg

Senior Director

Dan hails from Brooklyn, NY and graduated with a BA in American History from Brooklyn College. After 13 years as a Museum Curator, he transitioned to the office administration industry and hasn’t looked back. It’s been 25 years since Dan took the SAT (he got 1,000) so joining the Method test prep team is like coming full circle in many ways. He’s looking forward to helping many students raise their scores! In his spare time Dan plays drums, volunteers for animal rescue groups, and spends time with his girlfriend and two cats.

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Andrew Peterson

Director of Education
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Andrew Peterson

Director of Education

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 bit of inner strength or inspiration to help a student, he recalls the quote, “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”

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Sara Mahoney

Account Executive
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Sara Mahoney

Account Executive

Sara is a recent graduate of Northern Arizona University’s Masters in Education and Leadership Program. Originally from North Dakota, Sara obtained her bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Dakota in English and education. Sara now resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sara comes to Method Test Prep with 10 plus years in education, most recently in Academic Counseling at the high school level. Sara is passionate about working with schools, families, and students to go to college and continue their education. She loves working with people—and will work diligently to ensure everyone around her is excelling and satisfied.

As a Method Test Prep Account Executive, Sara will assist schools and individual users in their adoption to using Method Test Prep. As a former guidance counselor, Sara has witnessed first-hand the success stories that using Method Test Prep has had on the high school students she has worked with. She can testify to the program’s success through her work with students who have gained entrance into colleges of their choice, as well as personal stories of scholarship awards received by students who have used the program. Sara works with administrators, counselors, teachers, and parents to ensure students are fully engaged with SAT and ACT test prep.

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Ethan Lewis

Account Executive
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Ethan Lewis

Account Executive

Ethan joined Method Test Prep in the summer of 2015 after 19 years working at independent boarding schools in New England and Pennsylvania. Ethan has done a little of everything in his career, having been an administrator, a history teacher, an advisor, a varsity coach, and a dormitory parent. Most significantly, Ethan spent 10 years as an academic technology guru and 8 years as a college counselor. Ethan was responsible for his school’s partnership with Method Test Prep and he has been a supporter of the company’s product and services for years. He is excited about sharing his enthusiasm for Method Test Prep with colleagues at other schools.

Ethan grew up near Philadelphia, and attended Hampshire College (where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Theory) and Purdue University (where he earned a Master’s degree in American Studies). He now resides in Richmond, Virginia. Ethan writes for multiple blogs, and his writing about the college admissions process has been well-received by professionals all over the globe.

Ethan spends his spare time reading and writing, listening to music, and playing blues guitar. He especially enjoys relaxing with his wife (a school librarian) and their pets.

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Oliver Luisi

Director of Recruiting
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Oliver Luisi

Director of Recruiting

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 25 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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Ashley Genova

Office Manager
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Ashley Genova

Office Manager

Ashley joined the MTP team in early 2016. A born and raised Long Islander, Ashley has lived on the Island all her life. Although Ashley is a graduate of the Art Institute Culinary Program, she’s worked as an Office Manager for over 12 years. Ashley prides herself in her ability to help guide the many parents and students that call with questions on how best to prepare for the ACT and SAT exams. In her spare time, Ashley loves to cook, make her own gourmet marshmallows, and spend time with her son and boyfriend.

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