Our Tutors

Of the hundreds of candidates who apply to Brownstone Tutors every year, a handful are invited to join our roster of exceptional educators. A record of outstanding academic achievement is, of course, a must. But beyond that, we look for individuals who possess the difficult-to-measure qualities that are essential to good teaching. Above all, we prize the kind of intellectual empathy that enables teachers to intuitively understand their students’ thought processes, and to tailor their instruction accordingly.

Joshua Brown of Brownstone Tutors

Joshua Brown

Founder

Joshua graduated from Harvard with a BA, magna cum laude, in History and Government. He began tutoring in college—SAT prep primarily—and continued doing so when he moved to New York to study U.S. History at Columbia. After taking some time to work as a journalist, he returned to New York and to tutoring. In 2007, he founded Brownstone Tutors.

Matthew Brown of Brownstone Tutors

Matthew Brown

Tutoring Director

Matthew (brother of Joshua) has been the tutoring director at Brownstone since 2012. He received a B.A. in History from Princeton and an M.A. in U.S. History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began  teaching and tutoring in 1996.

Adam A.

Adam A. graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in Biology and Economics. He is currently completing his M.D. at Cornell Medical College. Adam tutors high-school math and science as well as the SAT and ACT and the math (1 + 2), biology, and chemistry subject tests.

Tim A.

Tim received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT. Tim’s areas of expertise include math, physics, engineering, standardized test prep (SAT, ACT, SHSAT, ISEE, and SSAT), and rocket science.

Clara A.

Clara A. graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics. She tutors students from elementary school through college in math, writing, and test prep: SAT, ACT, SHSAT, SSAT, and ISEE.

Daniel B.

Daniel graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in History and Literature and received an M.A. in Communication and Documentary Film Production from Stanford. His areas of expertise include writing and test prep—SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, Hunter, and more .

Randyn B.

Randyn graduated from Cornell with a B.A. in Mathematics and received an M.S. in Operations Research from Rutgers University. He tutors math, including math competitions, and writing to students from elementary through high school, and he also preps students for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and SSAT.

Mallory B.

Mallory graduated from Yale with a double major in Classics and Humanities. Mallory’s areas of expertise include test preparation (SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT) and Latin, as well as math and writing enrichment. She also helps students craft their college application essays.

Bix B.

Bix graduated Yale with a B.A. in Theatre Studies and is currently completing his J.D. at N.Y.U. Law School. Bix prepares students for the LSAT, SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ISEE exams.

Bryn B.

Bryn graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University, earning an Sc.B. with honors in Neuroscience. While at Brown, she worked as a teaching assistant in the biology department and volunteered as a mentor and outdoor educator for high-school students in Providence. Her areas of expertise include test prep (SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, SHSAT, and more), science, math, writing, and Spanish.

Danny Braun, Tutor

Danny B.

Danny received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, both in English Literature. A graduate of Fieldston, he helps students with a variety of history and literature courses, as well as with the AP and SAT exams in literature.

Nick B.

Nick graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Political Science. He works with elementary-, middle-, and high-school students on test preparation (SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT) and as a subject tutor in math, English, and government. He also coaches writing.

Olivia C.

Olivia holds a B.A. in English Lit from Yale, an MA in English Lit from Middlebury, and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia. Her areas of expertise include anything to do with the English language and writing as well as test prep for the ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT.

Julian Diamond, Tutor

Julian D.

Julian is currently a student at Columbia University Law School. He is an experienced teacher with a social science teaching credential and an undergraduate degree in history. His areas of expertise include history, economics, and writing, as well as the ISEE, SSAT, and LSAT.

Autumn Dornfeld, Tutor

Autumn D.

Autumn graduated with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was the recipient of a Morehead-Cain scholarship. Autumn joined Brownstone Tutors in 2014, first supporting research and development of educational software, and then as tutoring coordinator. She currently consults for boarding school and college admissions.

Kyle Gerry, Tutor

Kyle G.

Kyle graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University, where he majored in Political Science and Economics. His areas of expertise are math (including multivariable calculus and statistics), economics, political science, history, and Spanish, as well as SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT prep.

Cleo Handler, Tutor

Cleo H.

Cleo graduated from Yale with degrees in Psychology and Theater Studies. Her areas of tutoring expertise include standardized test prep (SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, SHSAT), math, psychology, chemistry, English, writing, and college essay advising and editing.

Alex Hare, Tutor

Alex H.

Alex graduated from Columbia University, where he majored in American Studies and English Literature. He tutors in a variety of areas, including SSAT & ISEE, writing and grammar, middle-school math, and SAT & ACT.

Caronline Hewitt, Tutor

Caroline H.

Caroline graduated with high honors from Vassar College, where she majored in French. She received her M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater. Her areas of expertise include all levels of French, English, and history. She also prepares students for the SSAT, ISEE, and SHSAT tests.

Charlie K.

Charlie graduated from Skidmore with a B.A. in English Literature. He has extensive experience with both test preparation (SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT and more) as well as with academic support in English, math, history, and psychology.

Andrew L.

Andrew graduated magna cum laude from Cornell (English) and received an M.A. in English from Brown University, where he was also a T.A. and a lecturer. In addition to test prep (SAT, ACT, SHSAT, ISEE, SSAT, Hunter), Andrew also tutors writing, literature, and history, including the SAT subject tests in history.

Liz L.

Liz graduated cum laude from Harvard with B.A. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Liz tutors biology, including AP and the SAT subject test, math, writing, and test prep (SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT).

Bill O.

Bill received a B.A. in Anthropology, summa cum laude, from Princeton, an M.A. in Cinema Studies from NYU, and an M.F.A. from the American Film Institute. His areas of expertise include standardized tests (SAT, ACT, SHSAT, SSAT, and ISEE), as well as English, history and math.

Laura P.

Laura received her B.A. in Classics (Greek) from Yale University and her M.A. in Teaching English in Secondary Schools from NYU. She teaches exam prep for high school and college entrance, as well as math, English, and Latin. She also writes test-prep materials and standardized tests, including math and ELA state assessments and other high-stakes exams.

Camden P.

Camden received a B.A. in Studio Art and Mathematics from Dartmouth and an MFA from American University. He specializes in math of all levels and standardized test prep (SAT, SHSAT, ISEE, SSAT).

Heather R.

Heather graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, majoring in History, and received an MFA in Creative Writing (nonfiction) from Columbia. She works with students on writing of all kinds–academic, creative, application essays–and tutors U.S. history, including the SAT subject test

Tiffany R.

Tiffany graduated from Harvard University, cum laude, as a Neurobiology major. Before that, she attended Hunter College High School in Manhattan. She helps middle-school and high-school students prep for various entrance exams, including the ACT, SAT, and SHSAT, as well as APs and SAT subject tests in the sciences.

Amy Rosenblum, Tutor

Amy R.

Amy graduated with honors from Yale with a major in Theater Studies and a focus in Cognitive Science. She works with students of all ages, cultivating independent curriculums in organizational study strategies, reading comprehension, writing enrichment, and elementary- and middle-school math. She also prepares students for standardized tests (ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT).

Max R.

Max received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. A former essay grader for the College Board, he  graduated from SF State with a degree in Political Science. He teaches writing to students of all ages, as well as U.S. history.

Zack S.

Zack graduated with honors from Brown University with a B.A. in Philosophy. He tutors in a wide range of subjects, including SAT and ACT prep, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT prep, mathematical logic, and A-level psychology. He also has years of experience developing online, graduate-level courses for top universities, such as Duke, UC Berkeley, and NYU.

Nat S.

Nat graduated with honors from Harvard with a B.A. in Social Studies and English. He tutors students of all ages in reading and writing, particularly for courses in English and the humanities. He has also tutored the range of entrance exams for high school and college.

Cara S.

Cara graduated magna cum laude from Princeton with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. An accomplished linguist, she tutors French, Italian, and (very rarely) Old Provencal. She is adept at preparing students for the SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ISEE, as well as for APs and subject tests.

Debbie Sokolowski, Tutor

Debbie S.

Debbie received two Masters degrees in Classical Studies from Columbia University, where she is currently pursuing a PhD. Her areas of expertise are Latin, Ancient Greek, and ancient history.

Jessi Stevens, Tutor

Jessi S.

Jessi graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a degree in Applied Math and received an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. Her areas of expertise include test preparation (SHSAT, ISEE, SSAT, Hunter), homework help, and subject tutoring in math and writing.

Anna S.

Anna graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from NYU, majoring in English, and received an M.A. in English, also from NYU. Her areas of expertise include prep for the GRE, ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, as well as writing and U.S. history.

Ruslan T.

Ruslan majored in Art at Grinnell College, and received an M.F.A. in Sculpture and an M.A. in Statistics from Hunter College. Ruslan tutors math at all levels, including the SAT subject tests, as well as physics and  chemistry. He also preps students for the ISEE,  SSAT, and SHSAT.

Julian van der Made, Tutor

Julian V.

Julian majored in Biochemistry and Computational Biology at Cornell. He is currently studying Environmental Engineering at Columbia, focusing on environmental biotechnology. His areas of expertise are chemistry, biology, and math, including SAT subject tests and APs.

Alex W.

Alex graduated cum laude from Duke University, majoring in English, and received an MFA in Writing from Columbia. He has extensive expertise with test prep, ranging from the ISEE to the LSAT and GMAT and including subject tests in biology, chemistry, history, and literature. He also tutors math and writing, and assists students with application essays.

Wei Y.

Wei received her B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Stanford and is also a graduate of Hunter College High School. She tutors economics, math of all levels, and the  SAT and ACT.