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This school year has proven our best yet, both for Applerouth and for our graduating seniors. Our 2019 graduates have been named National Merit finalists; earned spots in the country’s most prestigious military academies; and secured the scores needed to become recruited athletes at D1 schools. Collectively, they’ve earned more scholarship dollars than any previous Applerouth class, accepting full rides at Davidson, Vanderbilt, Wooster, and several other schools.

It’s been a great school year for the internal Applerouth team, as well. We welcomed Banneker High School in Atlanta, Georgia as the latest public school to offer Applerouth SAT/ACT electives for credit during the school day. We expanded our partnership with College Track, which helps low-income and first-generation students get to and through college. We debuted our first-ever College Admissions Guide with the goal of creating a comprehensive, clear resource to help students navigate the admissions process. And, in February, our President and Founder, Dr. Jed Applerouth, took the plunge and got married!

As important as the scores and the scholarships and the acceptances are, it is my hope that the skills and confidence our students have gained along the way continue to serve them far beyond high school. As one mom told her tutor this April, “[Our daughter] came to you feeling completely deflated….Your approach with her was spot-on. You built her confidence, encouraged her, held her accountable (gently and appropriately) and coached her...She was able to achieve the score she wanted….This is about much more than the actual score….Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”

Thank YOU, Class of 2019 -- Congratulations!

~Natalie Henderson, CEO

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Applerouth Student Outcomes 2018 - 2019
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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018 - 2019
Applerouth's Top 5 Resources

Applerouth Student Outcomes 2018 - 2019

Our students are headed to great colleges this year and earned millions of dollars in scholarships.


Our students were accepted to 48 of the top 50 U.S. colleges*
*based on US News and World Report Rankings of National Universities 2019.
(CalTech and Pepperdine are the 2 missing schools in case you were wondering!)


Applerouth students were accepted at all 8 Ivy League schools.

$21.13 Million

in scholarships earned by our students
Our students were among the highest scorers in the country.


of our students scored in the 99%+ of the SAT or ACT


of our students scored in the 95%+ of the SAT or ACT


of our students earned perfect scores on at least one section of the ACT or SAT

Applerouth Student Success Stories

We'd like to congratulate a few of our students on their outstanding results:

Student: Sophie B.
Tutor: Nathan M.
Exam: SAT
College: Attending Brown University in the fall
Starting Score:
Point Improvement:
Final Score:
“I've decided to head off to Brown this August, and am so so very excited to start studying there!! Thank you again for all your help and just in general, I know I couldn't have made it to the Ivy League without you. It still feels like a dream!”

Student: Ryan G.
Tutor: Bryan L.
Exam: ACT
College: Attending Cornell University in the fall
Starting Score:
Point Improvement:
Final Score:
“I just had to reach out at tell you that on Saturday...Ryan learned he was accepted ED at Cornell. [He is] thrilled, as am I, and I again want to thank you for your critical help with getting [him] where [he] needed to be with testing! You are a rock star!

Applerouth by the Numbers

We’ve accomplished a lot this year, and we’re proud of the work our team has done.
U.S. states we tutored in
countries we tutored in
hours we tutored students
average SAT score increase
average ACT score increase
7,280 hours
our customer service team supported families (that’s 24 hours a day for 300+ days!)
school and educational partners
# of mocks tests we graded
student/tutor 1st time match success rate

Meet the Applerouth Team

Behind each of our students stands a proud team of experts. We're building student success on a lifetime of expertise.

Applerouth Tutors - We hire the best and empower
them to do the most.

At Applerouth, our tutors are central to all that we do. They share invaluable insights with our curriculum design team, act as mentors for one another, go above and beyond for our families, and so much more.


Applerouth tutors across the country


Hours of ongoing training completed by our tutors
Tutor Name: Tal K.
Tal is a Premium Tutor, but that’s not all: he’s also the Premium Tutor Manager for Applerouth. Since joining our team in 2013, Tal has tutored over 350 students, helping his students to achieve perfect section and composite scores. Tal’s dedication and skills have cemented his place in our Top 10 Most Requested Tutors. A National Merit Finalist, Tal received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from Emory University’s School of Law. After practicing law for several years, Tal realized his true passion was tutoring, and he has never looked back. Tal describes his tutoring style as individualized: “I like to get to know a student to determine his or her learning style, goals, and personality. Based on that information I can be laid-back, no-nonsense, or (more often) a combination of both. I challenge all my students to set high goals and always emphasize the importance of practice and effort.” He works with students in SAT/ACT prep, Math, and Social Studies, including several AP and SAT Subject Tests. When he’s not tutoring, Tal enjoys chess, languages - he is fluent in Hebrew and conversant in French - and music.
“Tal was an excellent tutor! He was engaging, personable, insightful, and made the overall experience very enjoyable!”
Tutor Name: Matt K.
Matt is a Premium Tutor and Applerouth’s Training Manager. He also works with our instructional design team, writing curriculum and practice materials for a wide range of student levels. Since joining Applerouth in 2011, Matt has worked with almost 1200 students and is Applerouth’s Most Requested Tutor. His students have achieved perfect section scores on both the SAT and ACT and go on to attend competitive universities all over the world. Matt also tutors a wide range of other subjects, including AP and IB classes, as well as SAT Subject Tests and private school admissions tests. A California native, Matt earned his B.A. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his M.A. at Emory University. Before finding his home at Applerouth, Matt taught at Emory University and several other Atlanta-area colleges. When he isn’t tutoring, Matt enjoys playing the guitar and cooking.
“I just want to let you know what an incredible tutor Matthew is. He worked with both of my boys and guided them successfully through this process. They both found the sessions helpful and Matt fun and engaging. Thank you!”
Tutor Name: Shara- Sue S.
Shara-Sue is a Premium Tutor and the Tutor Manager for all of our Atlanta-area Preferred Tutors. Since joining Applerouth in 2014, Shara-Sue has tutored almost 500 students, several of whom have gone on to achieve perfect section scores on both the SAT and ACT. Shara-Sue’s dedication and infectious enthusiasm are impossible to miss: she is one of Applerouth’s Top 10 Most Requested Tutors and won the company-wide Above and Beyond Award in 2015 for her willingness to go the extra mile for her students and their families. Before joining Applerouth, Shara-Sue earned a BS in Art Marketing at the University of North Georgia and completed graduate coursework in Art Education at Georgia State University. She taught in the public school system for several years before becoming a full-time tutor with Applerouth. Shara-Sue describes her tutoring style as “lively, adaptive, energetic, visual, and auditory.” She works hard to empower her students and build their confidence as they get ready for test day. When she’s not tutoring, Shara-Sue creates art, travels everywhere she can, and enjoys all the cultural and artistic events Atlanta has to offer!
“Shara-Sue is the most incredible tutor! We are so appreciative of her and of Applerouth's matching us with her. We are so thrilled with the help and leadership she has provided our daughters, who adore her. She is truly wonderful.”

Among our ranks are some impressive tutors.

  • Double major in econ/finance magna cum laude
  • MBA with a triple concentration in Finance, Corporate Accounting, and Entrepreneurship
  • Served in the US Navy aboard a nuclear powered submarine
  • Helped implement an algorithm for the production of truly novel jazz improvisations
  • Teach for America alumni
  • Helen Hayes Award-winning actor
  • Olympian
  • Multiple tutors with PhDs
  • Multiple tutors with Masters Degrees

Meet Our Newest Team Members

In 2018 - 2019, we welcomed 12 new team members to the Applerouth family.

Lucia Sinovoi
Director of Client Services

Emily Marsh
Program Advisor

Christine Ingari
Program Advisor

Emma James
Program Manager

Bess Kaye
Director of Business Development Washington DC, Metropolitan Area

Jesse Ramcharan
IEC Account Manager, NYC Tri-State Area

Laura Geary
Manager of Business Development, Houston

Kali Freels
Hiring Coordinator

Ginger Fay
Director of IEC Engagement

Ansley Gallichio
Staffing Coordinator

Charity McDaniel
Program Advisor

Thais Menendez
Program Manager

Announcing Applerouth Houston!

We’re excited to expand into the Houston metro area and offer in-person tutoring and classes. Laura Geary, lead tutor, will be managing our expansion and new programs.

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018 - 2019

Stay ahead of the curve with expert articles on college admissions, standardized
testing, and more. Here are our top 5 newsletter articles covering the latest
information on academic testing, standards and more.

Applerouth's Top 5 Resources

SAT vs. ACT Guide

Highlights the key differences between the SAT and ACT in an easy to read infographic style. Find out the differences in timing, content, and structure so you can make an informed decision about which test may be best for you.

College Admissions Testing Guide

From test scores, GPA, and class rank of accepted students at colleges throughout the U.S., to an SAT and ACT concordance table and percentile rankings for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT, you’ll find everything you need to know about college admissions testing

SAT Subject Test Guide

Learn the format, content, and skills covered for nine of the most popular SAT Subject Tests. You will also learn how AP and IB courses relate to these tests and what content does and does not overlap.

Junior Jumpstart Guide

Your quick and easy onramp to testing savvy and success. Learn about the key differences between the SAT and ACT, testing timelines so you can build your own test prep plan, and what test prep options may be best for you.

Understanding Your PSAT Scores

What do your PSAT scores mean and how can you use them to help you prepare for the SAT or ACT? This guide will walk you through the numbers on your score report and what they mean.