Senior Tutor & Advisor, New York
Harvard University (BA and M.Ed.)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, SSAT, ISEE, SAT Math I/II Subject Tests, College Essays
Score Improvements: +7 ACT points (average improvement) +13 ACT points (highest improvement) | +120 SAT points (average improvement) +350 SAT points (highest improvement)
Raised in New York City, Sherwyn has spent his whole life in the pursuit of excellent education. He was accepted into the prestigious Collegiate School in the 7th grade and graduated in 1997 after spending six invigorating years there. He went on to attend Harvard College, from which he graduated in 2001 with a degree in Psychology.
After finishing college Sherwyn paired his interest in working with kids with his interest in non-profits by working for a city run technology training program in the Roxbury section of Boston. The program, Technology Goes Home, focused on training low income families in computing basics, and the use of computers to advance educational and professional careers. At the end of the program, each family was given a free computer. Sherwyn left Technology Goes Home in 2002 to attend the Graduate School of Education at Harvard. He finished in 2003 after receiving his Master’s in Administration, Planning and Social Policy.
After graduating, Sherwyn strove to find a means to continue his interest in working with kids while also learning about how educational systems function. He decided to return to his alma mater, Collegiate School, to work in the admissions office. To keep more in touch with his love for teaching, Sherwyn also joined a successful SAT/ACT preparation company and taught for two years. These two jobs have given Sherwyn a keen insight into the minds and needs of young teens and high school students. He enthusiastically hopes to take this knowledge and experience with him to A-List to refine one-of-a-kind services for young teenagers.
“Prior to working with Sherwyn, I had taken a 28 day ACT prep course at Yale, met with three ACT tutors, and taken more practice tests than I can count. To everyone’s dismay, none of these efforts resulted in any substantial improvement to my score. By the time of my first session with Sherwyn, I had already taken the ACT three times and, being a senior, I was running out of time to get my score up. While I consistently got maximum scores in English and reading, I struggled to do as well with the math and science sections of the test. After just three months of meeting with Sherwyn, my math score increased by nine points, my science score by four points, and my composite score by five points. Through a regimen of practice tests, workbook problems, and frequent online/in-person sessions (in addition to his patient encouragement), Sherwyn helped me reach my true potential. I am endlessly thankful for all of his guidance, and I cannot recommend him enough.”
-Pheobe S. (Columbia Prep, 2018) +5 ACT points
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!