“Experienced tutors can adapt their approach to different learning styles, tailor tutoring programs to individual students, and deliver positive results. They plan to be in the educational field long-term, maintain successful relationships with students, and have a proven interest in student success.” – Ben Sexton
A little background on Ben…
A Dover resident, Ben graduated from Skidmore College in 2004 as a Philosophy major and has been working in the tutoring and test preparation industry ever since. He also has a M.Ed. in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and assessment (MESA) from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Aside from running Sexton Test Prep, Ben is also an active member of the National Test Preparation Association (NTPA), serving on their Advocacy Committee. When not working, Ben enjoys Maine and Western MA, boxing, following sports (especially football and basketball), investing, and collectibles. He and his business partner, Sarah, co-parent their two sons, Wyatt (7) and Drew (4).
Between his work 1-on-1 and time spent with groups in the classroom, Ben has helped more than 1000 students prepare for the SAT. He also wrote the full curriculum for Sexton’s SAT and ACT programs. He has memorized the solution to every one of the 1200+ problems in the Official SAT Study Guide and the 800+ problems in the Official ACT Study Guide so students never have to wait for him to provide solutions.
Students who completed a full program with Ben last year saw an average score increase of 6.11 points on the ACT and more than 150 points from their PSAT or mock SAT. That’s with nearly 100% of students reporting their scores!
Aside from content mastery, Ben’s tutoring strengths are compassion, communication, program management (knowing how many sessions to schedule and how often to meet), up-to-date knowledge in the testing and college admissions fields, and the ability to relate to students.
He works particularly well with high scoring students and students who may not have succeeded in a traditional classroom or tutoring setting.