About Us

Alexander Academy is a tutoring and test prep company based in Atlanta, founded in 2010 by Williams College Grads Matthew Schuck and Kevin Lawkins. Alexander Academy specializes in SAT and ACT preparatory classes and tutoring.

The idea to start Alexander Academy was simple. Kevin and I love teaching and saw a real need for quality test prep at a high level. During our four years at Williams, Kevin and I developed a passion for teaching working as Math and English TAs and tutoring local high school students on their SATs and ACTs. As we got more involved with test prep, we were struck by the lack of good materials available and the major impact that teachers - who know what they’re doing! -  can make on a student’s score.

Alexander Academy Teaching Staff in 2012. Left to right: Kevin Lawkins, Zack Morris, Julianne Oliver, Emma Smith and Matthew Schuck

Alexander Academy Teaching Staff in 2012. Left to right: Kevin Lawkins, Zack Morris, Julianne Oliver, Emma Smith and Matthew Schuck

Alexander Academy Teaching Staff in 2016. Back: Kevin Lawkins, Sahil Pujara, Matthew Schuck and John Eng. Front: Zack Morris, Nicya Mannochio, Erica Shin and Rebecca Withers.

Alexander Academy Teaching Staff in 2016. Back: Kevin Lawkins, Sahil Pujara, Matthew Schuck and John Eng. Front: Zack Morris, Nicya Mannochio, Erica Shin and Rebecca Withers.

Over the years, our teaching staff has expanded as well. Kevin and I believe strongly in paying for quality, and by offering our teachers higher compensation, we are able to attract the best of the best. Every member of our staff has a perfect or near-perfect score and over three years of teaching experience. It’s the quality of this staff—perhaps more than anything else—that sets us apart from other companies. We hope you’ll take a moment to check out our amazing group of educators!

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Kevin Lawkins Teaching an ACT class at Georgia Tech, Fall 2015

Kevin Lawkins Teaching an ACT class at Georgia Tech, Fall 2015

It has been amazing to watch our company grow since we started back in 2010 with just a single class. Today, Alexander Academy is consistently ranked among the best tutoring groups in Atlanta, working with over four hundred students a year and partnering with Pace Academy, Westminster and Lovett schools to provide workshops and courses on the SAT and ACT. Kevin and I have found it deeply rewarding to see so many of our students succeed, improving their scores and getting into great colleges and universities.

Test prep can have a major impact on students futures, and a great program can make all the difference. We repeatedly hear from parents that the reading, writing and reasoning skills we teach in class make a big difference for students, even well beyond their tests. We look forward to sharing the many things we’ve learned about the SAT and ACT with you, and hope to see you, or your student, in a classroom soon.

Emma Smith and John Eng Teaching an SAT class at Georgia Tech, Spring 2016

Emma Smith and John Eng Teaching an SAT class at Georgia Tech, Spring 2016

 Matt Schuck      Co-Founder    Alexander Academy