Jay B.

View all Tutors

Jay is the CEO of Signet Education. He has taken a broad academic path that spans the sciences and humanities, and was also a semi-professional jazz musician.

  • Signet lead SAT instructor
  • Excellent communicator
  • Has worked extensively with both special needs and high achieving students
  • Thinks students should work hard, but enjoy every bit of learning
  • Is very systematic

Academic Biography

Jay is the CEO of Signet Education. He has taken a broad academic path that spans the sciences and humanities. As a high-schooler, Jay excelled in the sciences, winning awards on the state level for chemistry in his home state of Florida. After being admitted to Harvard, Jay began studying physics. However, realizing that it was the exploration of the unknown and the search for meaning he was really after, he switched to the comparative study of religion. Jay studied abroad in India for his junior year and speaks fluent Hindi. He graduated from Harvard in 2005, and also attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship for jazz trumpet performance.

Personal Biography

Jay's rigorous academic and musical paths have heavily influenced his methods as a tutor. Understanding the performative aspect of tutoring and the need to communicate, Jay constantly strives to tailor each and every second of every lesson to a student's needs at that very moment. Jay is a dynamic, charismatic, and down-to-earth instructor. With his SAT students he regularly sees 250-400 point gains.

Beyond tutoring, Jay is interested in managing and refining Signet Education. He was also a semi-professional jazz musician. He lives near the Signet tutoring center in Cambridge and you can almost always bet on finding him there at all hours, teaching or finding ways to make Signet even better!

The Current Reality of College Visits

With the end of the pandemic in sight, learn what the "new normal" of college visits will look like. Read more

College Study Skills to Master During High School

Learn why every successful college student needs a great set of study skills that they can implement independently. Read more

The Top 7 Study Tips for High Schoolers

​Great students don’t study the way everyone else does. So what’s their secret? Read more

What Should I Wear to My College Interview? And Four Other Tips to Prepare for College Interviews

By preparing ahead of time and making smart choices about how to present yourself, you can make it easy for an admissions officer to see you as a positive addition to their campus! Read more


Available in Cambridge
Subjects Available
Undergraduate (Hourly)
Business School Admissions
Law School Admissions
Graduate School Admissions (M.A./Ph.D.)
Academic Coaching
Homework Help

Admissions Consulting“I am writing to let you know that A. got accepted to Harvard, and to thank you and your team for all the help he has received. Working with Richard and Sheila was extremely helpful and I don't think he would have achieved the same result without them.”


Need help?