Tom Ehlers

President and Founder
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Tom Ehlers

President and Founder

Tom graduated from Princeton University and completed Princeton’s Teacher Preparation Program. Early on, he developed a passion for learning which led to the inception of Method Learning. Running this small business allowed Tom to really focus on each student’s needs and spend countless hours tutoring with the belief that all students have the ability to succeed. In addition, he has worked as an educational consultant with school districts across the country and advises them on ways to improve the districts’ college admission test scores.

Tom is a father to twins Jonathan and Julia and enjoys traveling with his children and wife, Ally. In his down time, he reads, watches sports, and stays active.  His motto in life, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows.”

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Frank McWilliams

COO

Frank McWilliams

COO

Since joining Method Learning in 2005, Frank has helped hundreds of schools raise their students’ ACT and SAT scores. He has worked with private, public, charter, international, and online schools to provide affordable, high quality, and easy to use ACT and SAT prep. Frank understands the challenges that educators face, from time constraints to budget concerns, and works diligently to meet their needs. When not helping schools with test prep, Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, boating, and fishing. In 1998 Frank graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

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Bryan Ziegler

Senior Vice President of Operations
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Bryan Ziegler

Senior Vice President of Operations

Bryan is the product manager and SVP of operations at Method Learning. He plays a major role at Method by overseeing all support as well as designing and developing Method’s online platform. Bryan graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

Born and raised on Long Island, NY, Bryan moved to Colorado after college to enjoy the mountains and has settled in the Denver area with his wife Clay and dog Woody. Bryan enjoys skiing, watching college football, and CrossFit. Above all else, Bryan believes in following his dreams and enjoying the ride.

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Evan Wessler

Vice President of Education
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Evan Wessler

Vice President of Education

Evan graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bucknell University with a degree in Biology in 2009. After starting a biomedical sciences PhD program at Harvard University, he decided instead to pursue tutoring and leadership opportunities with Method Learning. Evan’s experience has given him the ability to excel as a top educator at Method Learning, and has helped develop his current responsibilities, which include teaching, managing Method Learning’s team of tutors, developing educational content, and expanding the reach of Method Learning’s private tutoring services.

In his early days, prior to developing a passion for education, Evan aspired to be an astronomer. One of his life goals is to travel the world in hopes of finding inspiration to write a work of fiction. Currently, Evan’s pastimes include listening to and playing music, running, writing, and engaging in political and policy-oriented discussions. A natural planner, Evan lives by the quote, “Previous planning prevents poor performance.”

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Kyle Henriksen

Director of Business Development
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Kyle Henriksen

Director of Business Development

Kyle graduated from Pace University in 2011 with a Bachelors in English and minor in applied psychology. He then continued on to receive his MSed in Secondary Education from Hofstra University. Kyle began tutoring students for the SAT and ACT in 2011 and joined Method Learning in 2013 where he serves as a private tutor and classroom instructor at local high schools. In his time spent as a high school and youth baseball coach, Kyle has developed a comprehensive understanding of the demands placed on today’s students and seeks to help them find a way to balance their passions and their education through his work as a tutor. His warm, caring approach has earned him a fantastic reputation among students and parents alike. After hours, you’ll find Kyle reading and enjoying time with his wife and newborn son.

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Kevin Dennis

Director of School Classes
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Kevin Dennis

Director of School Classes

Kevin graduated from SUNY Albany with a BA in History and minor in political science. After receiving his MA in Teaching in 2006, he taught English in Taiwan and then worked in a number of capacities in several Long Island schools. Since joining MTP in 2011, Kevin has tutored and taught classes for both the SAT and ACT. His energy, humor, and penchant for pop-cultural references make his tutoring engaging and as exciting as the SAT and ACT could possibly be. When he’s not tutoring, Kevin might be found enjoying the water on the south shore or playing with his dog, Duzi.

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Kyle Ambrose

Director of Online Classes

Kyle Ambrose

Director of Online Classes

Kyle has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Arts in Secondary Math Education from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining our team as Director of Online Classes, he was a high school math teacher with a passion for education and helping students at all levels, including tutoring students for success on the SAT and ACT. Kyle has also tutored and continues to teach classes for the MTP. He considers himself a math “nerd” and takes pride in making even challenging concepts seem easy to understand. When he’s not taking practice tests for fun, he enjoys reading books, playing golf, and spending time with his wife and young daughter.

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Ethan Lewis

Director of Customer Satisfaction
Ethan Lewis

Ethan Lewis

Director of Customer Satisfaction

Ethan joined Method Learning in the summer of 2015 after 19 years working at independent boarding schools in New England and Pennsylvania. Ethan has done a little of everything in his career, having been an administrator, a history teacher, an advisor, a varsity coach, and a dormitory parent. Most significantly, Ethan spent 10 years as an academic technology guru and 8 years as a college counselor. Ethan was responsible for his school’s partnership with Method Learning and he has been a supporter of the company’s product and services for years. He is excited about sharing his enthusiasm for Method Learning with colleagues at other schools.

Ethan grew up near Philadelphia, and attended Hampshire College (where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Theory) and Purdue University (where he earned a Master’s degree in American Studies). He now resides in Richmond, Virginia. Ethan writes for multiple blogs, and his writing about the college admissions process has been well-received by professionals all over the globe.

Ethan spends his spare time reading and writing, listening to music, and playing blues guitar. He especially enjoys relaxing with his wife (a school librarian) and their pets.

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Katie Hightower

Customer Satisfaction Specialist

Katie Hightower

Customer Satisfaction Specialist

Katie Hightower has worked in the IT industry since 2007, gaining extensive knowledge in customer support and process engineering. She received an athletic scholarship to attend Oklahoma City University and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English Studies in 2017. The insight into the worlds of technology and communication have allowed Katie to focus on tailoring the very best customer support experience possible, which she enthusiastically brings to Method Learning’s Customer Satisfaction team. In her spare time she can be caught composing and recording music, chasing around five occasionally obedient dogs, or working on the follow-up to her successful debut novel.

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Oliver Luisi

Director of Tutoring
Oliver Luisi

Oliver Luisi

Director of Tutoring

Oliver graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before heading out to California where he co-founded an education company called the School of Imagination. After returning to New York, he taught English at Chaminade High School and helped found a social enterprise non-profit in Syracuse. Prior to joining Method Learning, Oliver worked in development at New York University and as the executive director of a yoga institute.

A lifelong student with a passion for expanding his horizons, Oliver has studied, taught and traveled in over 25 countries around the globe. In his spare time you’ll usually find him playing music, hiking, sailing and laughing as much as possible with his wife Beth and his children Cecelia and Julian. One of his favorite quotes is from Sir Edmund Hillary: “It is not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves.”

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Ashley Genova

Office Manager
Ashley Genova

Ashley Genova

Office Manager

Ashley joined the Method Learning team in 2016. A born and raised Long Islander, Ashley has lived on the Island all her life. Although Ashley is a graduate of the Art Institute Culinary Program, she’s worked as an Office Manager for over 12 years. Ashley prides herself in her ability to help guide the many parents and students that call with questions on how best to prepare for the ACT and SAT exams. In her spare time, Ashley loves to cook, make her own gourmet marshmallows, and spend time with her son and boyfriend.

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Najda Sawey

Office Manager

Najda Sawey

Office Manager

Najda joined the Method Learning team in July of 2019.  A born and raised Long Islander, Najda has lived on the Island all her life.  Najda has a degree in Business Management, and previous experience owning a body waxing franchise.  In her spare time, Najda likes to spend time with her husband and two sons.

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