Department: One-On-One Tutoring

Matthew Pietrafetta

Matthew Pietrafetta founded Academic Approach in 2001 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Since 2001, Matthew has supervised the organization’s instructional services, curriculum,…

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson currently serves as the Director of Client Services as well as an ACT and SAT instructor. In this role, Andrew leads customer service…

Carla Pedersen

Carla Pedersen currently serves as the Regional Director of One-on-One Tutoring. In this role, she collaborates with the instructional staff and works with families to…

Wade Weeldreyer

Wade Weeldreyer currently serves as an Associate Director of One-on-One Tutoring in the North Shore offices. Wade oversees individual one-on-one programs, helping students and families…

Sean Wesslund

Sean Wesslund is an Associate Director of One-on-One Tutoring. Sean meets with new students and their families, matches students with tutors, and works with tutors…

Mary Wickert

Mary Wickert currently serves as an Associate Director of One-on-One Tutoring. In this role, she helps to plan and coordinate tutoring programs for students to…

Ian Milliken

Ian Milliken is an Associate Director of One-on-One Tutoring in New York City. He currently teaches in classroom programs at the Lycée Francais de New…

Allie Freed

Allie Freed currently serves as the Associate Director of One-on-One Tutoring. In this role, Allie serves as the primary point of contact for parents and…

Denise Alagna

Denise Alagna currently serves as the Associate Director of One-on-One Tutoring in the Clarendon Hills office. In this role, she provides product and service information…

Brian Kirchner

Brian Kirchner joined Academic Approach in 2018 and currently serves as the Lead Director of Student Success of the New York City and Boston offices.…

Ben Hendren

Ben Hendren currently serves as an Associate Director of One-on-One tutoring. Ben joined the Academic Approach team in 2015 as a tutor and classroom instructor.…

Every Student is Different

We know our students; each one is unique, and each one requires a different approach, especially during these unprecedented times. That is why our ACT, SAT, and Middle School test prep is customized to each student and school partner.

We improve your students’ standardized testing by tailoring our research-based, expert instruction and curriculum to your needs, and we can get started with you right away.

Our offices are now open, but in a limited capacity. We are still offering online tutoring and all practice tests will remain virtual.

Reach out to us at 773-348-8914 with any questions.