Support for you, support for your students.

Find out how Applerouth works with Educational Consultants. Take advantage of the resources and knowledge of our Partnerships Team. They'd love to answer your questions.

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How We Help Educational Consultants

We use our resources to empower you in every way we can. From personalized landing pages and mock tests to hosting presentations and more, Applerouth loves supporting you so you can help more students achieve their dreams. We share your passion for guiding them along their academic journey. Let's work together.

A Personalized Digital Experience

As an Applerouth partner, you'll get an online dashboard where you can track your students' prep progress and test results. We make personalized landing pages + practice tests. We'll take care of every detail from online registration to providing test materials to hosting a webinar exclusively for your clients on interpreting their results.

The Educator Webinar Series

Applerouth's webinars focus on the issues concerning educators like you. We help you offer the best advice and support to your students and their families. Attend in real time so you can ask questions of our panel of experts, or watch a recording in your own time.

Presentations and Materials for your Clients

We'd love to host an event for you and your colleagues at a regional affinity meeting, or speak to your clients about issues in standardized testing. Applerouth also offers a variety of materials for your office and families at no charge.

“I confidently recommend Applerouth tutors to my students and families because of their consistently strong and quantifiable results.”
Jane Klemmer, Independent Educational Consultant, NY
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Expert Articles

We have a team built on decades of experience, and they have a thing or two to say.

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Your Dedicated Partnerships Team

You have your own Partnership Director who will serve as your primary point of contact. That's best-in-class service.

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Free Events & Webinars

Free events and strategy sessions to help you guide your students along the educational journey.

Get your ‘Seed’ of quarterly knowledge.

Keep up with the latest in education with Applerouth’s quarterly newsletter! 'The Seed' is where the value we bring Educational Consultants goes even deeper. It's our educational newsletter, created just for you. Each quarter, you'll get expert insight on what's happening within the industry. It's a seamless way to stay in-the-know.

“After referring clients to other test preparation companies for years and being disappointed with either the level of instruction or general customer service, we discovered Applerouth. Since, we have referred dozens of students to Applerouth for SAT and ACT prep as well as academic tutoring. And the results have been fantastic.”
Scott Hamilton, Independent Educational Consultant, CA
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"You guys make a difference. Results plus that bond with the tutor."

Caroline Brokaw Tucker, Independent Educational Consultant, CT

"Results are fantastic, but when a tutor can really connect with a student, then the student's confidence can be built. When both of these things happen, that is a homerun."

Lisa Franklin Smith, Independent Educational Consultant, Atlanta

"The kids have not just great results but also a great experience."

Marsha Comegno, Independent Educational Consultant, NJ

The Team

We have something in common: we love what we do. We know that when a group of people come together with one passion, it sets the stage for something extraordinary. That's why we'd love to work with you and provide support that will benefit you and your students.

Jed Applerouth, PhD
Founder & President

Dr. Applerouth is a teacher, educational innovator, and our founder. A Nationally Certified Counselor with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Jed has researched student cognition, memory, motivation, and learning strategies to enhance Applerouth's pedagogical strategies. Jed continually seeks new ways to improve the methods and materials we use, researching the most innovative ways to keep his tutors on the cutting edge of the education industry.

Jenna Berk
Partnerships Director
D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia

Jenna is the Tutor Manager for DMV and IEC Account Manager. She graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia, earning a BA in English and Drama. She then traveled to London and earned a degree from LAMDA, after which she returned to the DC area to be closer to her family and decent Mexican food.

Jesse Ramcharan
Partnerships Director
New York Tri-State, Greater Washington, D.C., Metro Atlanta, and Online

Jesse has logged thousands of hours working with hundreds of students across the globe. He brings this experience with him in his role as Director of School and IEC Partnerships. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Business Information Technology, Jesse is also a trained actor who has appeared on stage in NY dozens of times!

Melissa Pluchos
Partnerships Director
International, Chicago, Houston, Seattle, and North Carolina

Melissa is a BA graduate of Sewanee who earned her MA from the University of North Carolina. She has over 15 years of student services experience as a former Associate Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Services Director, and Test Prep Academic Advisor. Melissa joined Applerouth in 2020 as Director of IEC Partnerships. She enjoys working with Educational Consultants because, like them, she recognizes the importance of sound college planning and the impact of finding a good college fit.

Got a Student in Mind?

If you know a student who could use our support, send them our way!

Education, to its Core

The value we bring Educational Consultants goes even deeper with The Seed. This is our educational newsletter, created especially for you. Each quarter, get access to expert insight on whatever is happening within the industry. We make it easy for you to stay in-the-know.

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Customized Tutoring & Test Prep

Take advantage of Applerouth as a resource and solution to share with your students. Our clients have some great things to say about the tutoring and test prep services we offer, and the impact we've made in their school life and beyond.

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Free Strategy Sessions

If we have your email, we'll be sending you reminders for some incredible webinars we host every month, featuring top experts in the field. They're always relevant, supportive, and full of high-value advice for you and your students.

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Applerouth's Process

From advisement to post-service follow up, we come alongside you on your journey.

1. Craft a plan.

Schedule an appointment with a Program Director to discuss which of our learning experiences would work best for you.

2. Tutor matching.

Get matched to the perfect tutor for you, based on learning needs, personality, and educational goals.

3. Start learning.

Make leaps and bounds in whatever it is you need help with the most - and then some. Get ready to feel more confident by the end.


Take advantage of our resources. We love helping both students and educators thrive.

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