The Applerouth Company

Behind each of our students stands a proud team of experts. We're building student success on a lifetime of expertise. We hire the best and empower them to do the most.

Jed Applerouth

Founder & President of Applerouth Tutoring

Jed Applerouth is a teacher and an educational innovator. A Nationally Certified Counselor with a PhD in Educational Psychology, Jed has researched student cognition, memory, motivation, and learning strategies to enhance the pedagogical strategies of Applerouth Tutoring Services. Jed is also a trained artist. He has found a way to merge his counseling and educational insights, visual talents, and whimsical sense of humor into a highly effective and original method for teaching academic subjects and preparing students for college and grad-school admissions tests. Jed continually seeks new ways to improve the methods and materials of ATS, researching the most innovative pedagogical strategies to keep his tutors on the cutting edge of the education industry. No stranger to assessments, Jed scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT and a super-scored 36 on the ACT.

Read Jed's thoughts in and news and in our blog!

In Jed’s monthly column, Jed Said, he shares his insights on education, testing, and college admissions. Check out the links below for his most recent articles:

Leadership Team

Jed Applerouth

Founder & President

Natalie Henderson


Program Advisement & Management

Bronwyn Dowling

Senior Program Advisor

Ben Gesch

Senior Program Advisor

Business Development & Marketing

Diana Cohen

Director of Strategy

Jennifer Tongel

Director of Business Development, Atlanta

Emma Vigneault

Senior Account Manager

Melissa Pluchos

IEC Account Manager (Chicago, North Carolina, Seattle, Houston, International Markets)

Jesse Ramcharan

IEC Account Manager (NYC Tri-State, Atlanta, Online Markets)

Tutor Services

John Cadenhead

Senior Director of Tutor Services

Tom Burt

Director of Tutor Services

Shara-Sue Crump

Tutor Manager

Jenna Berk

Tutor Manager, IEC Account Manager, DC Metro

Chelsea Benoit

Tutor Manager

Bess Kaye

Business Development Support, Premium Tutor, Greater DC Metro Area

Ian Harkins

Premium Tutor; Tutor Services Support, New York

Andrew Spring

Senior Staffing Manager

Matt Kiesner

Training Manager

Haley Cawthon-Freels

Executive Assistant to the CEO and HR Coordinator


Heather J. Bergnes

Director of Operations

Peter Wischusen

Inventory and Facilities Manager, Testmaster

Product Development

Ryan Paulsen

Director of Software Engineering

Harold Williams

Software Engineer

Richard Vigneault

Director of Instructional Design

Azeakeal McNees

Artist / Animator

Sarah Fletcher

Math Specialist

The Tutors

Applerouth’s tutor acceptance rate is just 17%, meaning we choose and train only
the most talented and motivated people to help our students achieve their academic goals.