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School and tests have changed, so we’re changing tutoring.

In the old days, big companies taught every student the same boilerplate strategies. There were only a few local options to choose from, and parents had to shuttle their kids to and from tutoring.

We founded ArborBridge to push the envelope.

We know that today’s students learn differently than they used to. That’s why we developed new algorithms, broke down the exams in revolutionary ways, hired the best tutors around the world, and integrated technology every step of the way.

The result? An unparalleled learning experience built for today’s families.

Get to know us.

New York
Megan Stubbendeck, PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Megan Stubbendeck, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Megan Stubbendeck oversees the program management, instruction, curriculum, and operations teams at ArborBridge. She has been part of the test prep industry since 2007 and has earned perfect scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE, and multiple AP exams. She earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia, where she taught for 3 years in the History Department.
Atlanta
Briana Gordon
Program Manager

Briana Gordon

Program Manager
Briana is dedicated to helping families navigate the test prep process with ease and data-driven effectiveness. A seasoned test prep expert who has worked in nearly every capacity of the industry for almost two decades, Briana studied at Cornell University before earning Master’s Degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Atmospheric Science. Outside ArborBridge, she performs in an improv group and has also worked as a professional meteorologist.
Los Angeles
Bryce Hubner
Director of Development

Bryce Hubner

Director of Development
Bryce spent more than a decade in teaching and leadership roles at some of the nation’s top independent schools and sports academies. He uses his considerable experience to partner with counselors and families around the world. Bryce is also a proud supporter and alumnus of Bates College, where he studied English and wrote his undergraduate thesis on James Joyce’s Dubliners.
Fort Lauderdale
Erica Sin
Director of Tutoring

Erica Sin

Director of Tutoring
Erica brings global expertise to her work, empowering families all over the world with customized preparation programs that fit the needs of students from all educational and cultural backgrounds. Erica graduated with her B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and also played and coached rugby for over a decade.
Pittsburgh
Erin Ohsie-Frauenhofer
Instruction Manager

Erin Ohsie-Frauenhofer

Instruction Manager
As one of the highest-performing tutors in ArborBridge’s history, Erin coaches tutors and develops tools and trainings to disrupt old habits and empower new strengths. With a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University, Erin worked as a classroom teacher and student services director prior to joining ArborBridge in 2017. Her decade of success as an educator has prepared her to ensure that programs are tailored to individual students’ needs.
Portland
Jess Hsu
Associate Director of Operations

Jess Hsu

Associate Director of Operations
Jess manages several of the core Operations systems that keep ArborBridge students up and running, including staffing, student testing, proctoring, materials, and more. Born and raised in Maine, Jess spent a stint in Los Angeles following her graduation from Skidmore College, where she earned her B.A. in Art History.
Wichita
Laura Clark
Director of Tutoring

Laura Clark

Director of Tutoring
Laura works side-by-side with families and counselors to develop thoughtful, customized solutions for students around the world. She graduated cum laude from the University of Kansas, where she earned a degree in Strategic Communications. After working for several years in digital advertising, she completed her Master’s in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago, and then spent 5 years teaching English in Spain before joining the ArborBridge team.
Los Angeles
Nicole Newquist
Lead Director of Tutoring

Nicole Newquist

Lead Director of Tutoring
As manager of the Sales Team, Nicole works with counselors and families to help each student achieve his or her highest potential, and is passionate about developing new relationships at all levels with our clients and partners. She was trained in intensive educational therapy interventions before joining ArborBridge in 2013. Originally from Southern California, Nicole traded in the beach for the Rocky Mountains while studying Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder before making her way back to Los Angeles to start her career in education.
Los Angeles
Rose Paik
Associate Director of Curriculum

Rose Paik

Associate Director of Curriculum
Rose masterminds the development and design of ArborBridge’s modern, data-driven digital curriculum and learning platforms. After attending the University of Washington Foster School of Business, she earned her Master’s in Educational Technology from Johns Hopkins University School of Education, where her graduate work focused on employing digital-age learning to enhance standardized test preparation instruction and create personalized learning experiences for every student. With over a decade of tutoring experience, Rose also remains one of the highest-performing tutors in ArborBridge’s history.
London
Samuel Holley
Program Manager

Samuel Holley

Program Manager
Samuel provides guidance and compassionate support to relieve the stress of the test prep process and allow students and their families to thrive. With more than 7 years of experience in test prep, Samuel has personally taught over 500 students and has overseen programs for an additional 500. He graduated cum laude in Theology at Georgetown University, where he wrote an honors thesis about human flourishing—a passion he brings to his work at ArborBridge.
Berlin
Will Peterson
Associate Director of Client Services

Will Peterson

Associate Director of Client Services
Will is committed to making every tutoring experience nothing short of delightful. He worked extensively as a tutor at ArborBridge and elsewhere before transitioning to focus on client services, and is beloved by clients for his responsive, effective problem-solving and communication. Originally from California, Will is a graduate of Brown University, where he studied Comparative Literature.
Los Angeles
Zach Johnson
Software Engineer

Zach Johnson

Software Engineer
Zach spearheads the development and maintenance of ArborBridge’s web systems and interactive digital platforms. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Utah in Economics, he worked on Wall Street for 5 years before learning how to code and moving to California, where he joined ArborBridge in 2018.
Los Angeles
Kate Ballard-Rosa
Executive Director

Kate Ballard-Rosa

Executive Director
Kate oversees all aspects of ArborBridge operations, including the architecture and development of ArborBridge’s innovative curriculum and online learning systems. The owner of a perfect 2400 on the SAT and 36 on the ACT, Kate has tutored hundreds of students in nearly every standardized test, a personal data set that arms her with compassion and expertise in every ArborBridge conversation. Kate is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and remains a rabid fan of Cal Bears football.
New York
Tim Urban
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Tim Urban

Co-Founder & Executive Director
Tim co-founded ArborBridge with Andrew in 2007. He earned his A.B. from Harvard University, graduating cum laude with a major in Government, and has personally tutored nearly every academic subject and all major standardized tests. Tim is the writer and illustrator of the blog Wait But Why, which he co-founded with Andrew in 2013.
North Carolina
Andrew Finn
Co-Founder & Chairman

Andrew Finn

Co-Founder & Chairman
Andrew co-founded ArborBridge with Tim in 2007 and was CEO until the fall of 2016. Prior to co-founding ArborBridge, he worked as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and graduated with high distinction from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. An occasional guest speaker at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, Andrew also co-founded the blog Wait But Why with Tim in 2013.

Our values

Innovation

Transparency

Drive

Accountability

Team-first mindset

Compassion

Let’s reinvent test prep together.

Building the next generation of test prep is as exciting as it is rewarding, but we can’t do it alone.

Interested in joining our team?

Check out our open positions

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