About IvyWise

The IvyWise Team


IvyWise Master Tutor

B.A., National University of Ireland
Graduate studies at The New School

Seamus specializes in preparation for the SAT and ACT, including writing and essay skills, ISEE, SSAT, Regents, GRE English Language and Writing, SAT Subject Tests in French, Spanish, World History, US History, English Literature, and German, AP French, AP Spanish, AP World History, AP US History, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, and AP English Literature.

Seamus has close to 25 years of experience in tutoring and test prep. Seamus’s approach to tutoring is specifically tailored to each student, with an emphasis on strategies that boost test-day performance. Whether focusing on the SAT and ACT or taking students through the nuances of AP Spanish or World History, Seamus makes tests from ISEE to GRE accessible and easy to understand.

Due to his own extensive writing and editing experience as well as his foreign language skills, Seamus is aware of the challenges students face in mastering writing and essay skills. He is especially adept at helping students (native and non-native speakers) boost these skills both in English-language courses, as well as in subjects that require strong essay skills.

Seamus loves working with students and is a powerful motivator. He excels in boosting students’ confidence and believes that learning should be fulfilling and life-enhancing. He also has extensive experience writing for the educational sector. Previously, Seamus was the Editorial Director for The Princeton Review series of test prep and college-readiness titles, a Senior Editor at McGraw-Hill Educational Publishing, and an editor, writer and content developer at Scholastic Educational Publishing. He has also worked with the New York City Department of Education on shaping their History curriculum.

Originally from Ireland, Seamus has lived, worked, and studied in France, Spain, Germany, and the US. He is the co-author of the college admission guide “Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition,” and is a guest speaker on a wide range of national and regional media outlets including NPR and Fox Business News.