Here to champion your student.

Our Program Directors will guide your student toward their goals.

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Program Advisement & Management

Ben Gesch
Senior Program Director

Ben holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Georgia State University. In addition to being one of our Senior Program Directors, he's been an active tutor with Applerouth since 2015. When Ben isn't assisting parents and students with test prep, he enjoys hanging out with family and friends, watching baseball, and tuning up on his reading, writing, and arithmetic skills.

Bronwyn Dowling
Senior Program Director

As a graduate of Georgia State University, Bronwyn completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and post-baccalaureate studies in Pharmacy. She joined the Applerouth team as a tutor in 2008 and was quickly promoted to premium tutor status. She is currently the Senior Program Director and helps guide families through the process of SAT/ACT test preparation.

Joe Ayala
Program Director

Joseph “Joe” Ayala worked for 20+ years as an educator and non-profit administrator with a passion in expanding educational opportunities to underserved populations. Joe has been a middle school English teacher, and has SAT courses at a non-profit called Publicolor before becoming a Program Director with us. Joe is a father (three girls) who enjoys DIY projects, movies and playing basketball in his time off. His unique skill - unicycling.

Kristen Pariseau
Program Director

Kristen Pariseau, or KP, is a seasoned educator and we are thrilled to welcome her to our Program Director team. Before joining the Program Director team, she tutored over 200 students for the ACT, SAT, SSAT, and more. Kristen attended Miami University for her Bachelor's degree and Georgia State University for her Master's Degree.  In her free time, KP loves traveling (has been to almost 50 different countries) and watching soccer (Go, Atlanta United!).

Tina Munoz
Senior Program Director

Tina is your dedicated Applerouth Senior Program Director. She holds a BA in English Literature with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Central Florida and an MAT in English Education from Georgia State University. She started with Applerouth in 2012 and was a premium tutor and Program Director for several years before taking a hiatus to teach high school English and finish her graduate work. Excited to return to Applerouth, Tina will be the one to help you through the process and create a custom prep plan.

Tonja Meadows
Program Director

Tonja is committed to helping families navigate the process of preparing their kids for the future through test prep, academic tutoring, and coaching. She holds a BA from Thomas Edison State College, an MPA from Columbus State University and an MDIV form Mercer University. Now a Program Director, she has also been an active tutor in test prep, academic subjects, and executive function coaching. Tonja enjoys playing piano, keyboard, organ, singing, and watching her kids in their extracurriculars.

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We love finding those who are passionate and confident about having a positive impact on young minds.