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Sean Fredricks (Founder)

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Bio

Sean graduated from New York City's Collegiate School and earned his A.B. from Harvard University, with High Honors in History and Literature. His thesis (“'From the Stage to the State': Theatrical Power and the Creation of Authority in Tudor England") was advised by Pulitzer Prize–winning Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt.

While at Harvard, Sean continued his passion for theater (having grown up acting in film, TV, and on Broadway and modeling for the Ford Modeling Agency). He directed, produced, and/or acted in 15 productions while in Cambridge, including many at the American Repertory Theater and in the cast of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

After graduation, Sean worked for one of the leading test prep companies in the world before taking a hiatus and starting Educational Consultants.

In the past 15 years, Sean has emerged as a preeminent educational adviser, with experience in all aspects of middle-school-, high-school-, college-, and graduate-level curricula (subjects). Personally tutoring over 30 different standardized tests, he specializes in optimizing educational and application strategy, from middle school through graduate school.

Because of his experience working 1-on-1 with hundreds of students from around the world, including those at the top and bottom of the performance range, Sean is able to adapt his teaching style to a very wide range of students and situations.

Education

Collegiate School

September 1991 - June 2003

AP Scholar with Honor (2002)

Captain - Science Olympiad

Harvard University

September 2003 - June 2007

A.B., History and Literature - Early Modern

 

Alice Mary Longfellow Fellowship (2005)

Caroline Isenberg Fellowship (2005)

Languages

  • English

  • French

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Amber Scott
(Tutor)

Bio

Amber began high school at New York City’s The Spence School at age 12, and, at 16, she matriculated at Trinity College in Connecticut. She graduated with Honors in Political Science: International Relations and a minor in Legal Studies.

 

While at Trinity, Amber was a tutor at both the Writing and Math Centers, and she served in leadership positions at her fraternity, St. Anthony Hall, where she is now President of the graduate board, the St. Anthony Trust of Hartford. She also serves as a board member on the St. Anthony Educational Foundation. 

 

Upon graduation, Amber, at 20, became one of the youngest full-time employees of the New York Times. After leaving the Times, she worked for several of New York’s top private tutoring firms before working on her own and then joining Educational Consultants.

 

Amber has worked with students around the world and around the country, including Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone where she sent the top students of Promise Academy’s first graduating class to college.

Education

The Spence School

September 1997 - June 2001

AP Scholar (2001)

Trinity College

September 2001 - June 2005

B.A., Political Science: International Relations

Minor, Legal Studies

Languages

  • English

  • French

  • Spanish

  • Yiddish (Conversational)

  • Korean (Conversational)

Jordan Roe
(Tutor)

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Bio

Jordan earned her BA from Harvard University in English and Folklore & Mythology. In high school, she was a tutor for the National Honor Society, completing 10 AP classes and captaining her Varsity Soccer and Rugby teams.

While at Harvard, Jordan competed with Harvard’s Varsity Women’s Rugby team, winning three national titles. She has been listed twice for the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) All-Academic award.

Prior to joining Educational Consultants, Jordan worked as a private special education tutor and peer student advisor. She is passionate about helping students with diverse learning needs reach their full potential.

Education

Conestoga High School

September 2015 - May 2019

National Latin Exam - Cum Laude (2018)

AP Scholar (2017)

AP Scholar with Distinction (2018)

AP Scholar with Distinction (2019)

Harvard University

September 2019 - June 2024 (expected)

A.B. (in progress), English and Folklore & Mythology

Languages

  • English

  • Latin

  • French

Fernando Guimaraes
(Tutor)

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Bio

After graduating from New York City's Loyola High School, Fernando earned his BA in Philosophy and History from Brown University, magna cum laude.

 

While at Brown, Fernando worked closely with Professor James Green, Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, to launch “Opening the Archives”—an initiative employing newly-declassified US State Department archives to understand the CIA's involvement in Brazil’s 1964 military dictatorship. While an undergraduate, Fernando also partnered with two classmates to launch a successful ginger beer company, Farmer Willie’s.

 

Having been one of Sean’s first students, Fernando has personally experienced the transformative effects of the “EC Way”—a tailored, organized, and supplemental (rather than repetitive) system to accelerate academic development. He has also applied this general approach to his academic volunteer work, such as for East Harlem Tutorial Program and for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.

Education

Loyola High School

September 2010 - May 2014

High Honors Society

AP Scholar (2014)

Brown University

September 2014 - May 2018

B.A., Philosophy and History

Magna Cum Laude

Dean's Nominee - Rhodes Scholarship

Languages

  • English

  • Portuguese

Alex Levene
(Tutor)

Bio

After graduating from Collegiate School in New York City, Alex studied Comparative Literature at Columbia University, specializing in languages (Spanish, Latin, Ancient Greek, and Sanskrit) and graduating magna cum laude

 

Alex has been tutoring since early high school, when he first volunteered and mentored at Harlem Village Academy as a tutor in math, science, social studies and reading/writing. At Columbia, Alex took on private students while also participating in tutoring programs designed to prepare previously incarcerated individuals to reenter the workforce. Before joining Educational Consultants, Alex provided tutoring and college advising services to students at some of New York’s most competitive and prestigious high schools. He specializes in writing, research, and languages and has experience tutoring students with a wide range of neuro-divergent needs

 

As a former student of Sean’s, Alex and his academic record serve as proof of EC’s lucid and effective method, which teaches students not only how to excel in specific subjects but also how to become autodidacts. EC’s tools have served Alex throughout his education and continue to serve his students.

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Education

Collegiate School

September 2014 - May 2018

Cum Laude

AP Scholar (2018)

Columbia University

September 2018 - May 2022

B.A., Comparative Literature

 

Magna Cum Laude

Languages

  • English

  • Spanish

  • Latin (literature)

  • Ancient Greek (literature)

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Samantha Seiff
(Tutor)

Bio

Sam graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English. She transferred to Columbia from Yale University.

 

While a first-semester Yale student, Sam studied Shakespeare with Drama School Dean James Bundy. Upon arriving at Columbia, she worked closely with renowned Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro on her interdisciplinary project, “Reading Between The Bar Lines of Sir Duke’s Shakespeare Suite.”

Sam has always been a passionate mentor, founding a mentorship and tutoring program that was adopted by her high school’s administration. Sam loved tutoring fellow Columbia students in writing. Since graduation, Sam has tutored students of all ages.

Sam has also studied classical acting at premiere British drama schools RADA, LAMDA, and BADA. Sam presided over Columbia’s a cappella society and her own jazz a cappella group. She has written for a student news publication and acted in The Varsity Show. Sam has also served as Off-Broadway theater SoHo Playhouse’s Press Director. 

Education

The Meadows School

August 2003 - May 2018

Cum Laude Society
AP Scholar with Distinction (2017, 2018)
Student of the Year (2016)
Nevada State Thespian (2018)

Yale University

August 2018 - May 2019

Dean’s List

Columbia University

August 2019 - December 2022

B.A., English

Dean's List

Languages

  • English

  • French

Alexandra Pipkin
(Tutor)

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Bio

Alex graduated as Valedictorian of her high school in 2019 before moving to Cambridge, MA to study at Harvard University. There, she earned her BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary focus in History. 

 

While at Harvard, Alex captained the varsity rugby team, worked as a peer advisor, and analyzed data for the Harvard Science of the Human Past Initiative. Her senior thesis “Understanding the Powerhouse of the Cell: Elucidating the Dynamics of Mitochondrial DNA Heteroplasmy in Hypoxia,” completed in the lab of Harvard Medical School Professor Vamsi Mootha, earned departmental honors. 

 

Since graduating in 2023, Alex works for the Infectious Disease division of Massachusetts General Hospital researching how disease states like HIV and colorectal cancer impact gut barrier integrity. She is passionate about science, interdisciplinary research, education, and her dog. Alex has worked with students across all ages and disciplines to foster a love of learning, no matter the subject.

Education

Harford Technical High School

August 2015 - June 2019

Maryland State Scholar (2019)
AP Scholar with Distinction (2019)

Harvard University

September 2019 - May 2023

A.B., Molecular and Cellular Biology

Secondary, History

Cum Laude

Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) Scholar (2020)

Captain, Women's Rugby (2022)

Languages

  • English

Celia Heath
(Tutor)

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Bio

Celia attended The Dalton School in New York City and studied Literary Arts at Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a 4.0 GPA and Honors.

 

After her graduation in 2022, Celia received a Fulbright Scholarship in Italy, and she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Italian Literature at the University of Bologna. Celia is also a writer, certified yoga instructor, and former ballerina at SAB, and was the president of Fashion@Brown, the largest student organization on campus.

 

Celia has taught in many capacities throughout her academic journey, including as a Latin Paideia Institute teacher and Mathematics for Economics Teacher's Assistant at Brown. She is dedicated to fostering a love for learning in her students, always seeking to connect with them through their hobbies and interests to make the material engaging and relevant. She believes that academics have the capacity to profoundly shape a student's relationship with themselves and the world, and she considers it a privilege to partake in this sharing of knowledge.

Education

The Dalton School

September 2005 - June 2018

Brown University

September 2018 - May 2022

B.A., Literary Arts

Magna cum Laude with Honor

University of Bologna

September 2023 - May 2025 (expected)

M.A., Italian Literature

Languages

  • English

  • Italian

  • Spanish

  • Latin

  • Greek

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