Meet the Team

Harry Guinness

Founding Director

Harry GuinnessHarry Guinness returned from an undergraduate degree at Yale waxing lyrical about all things “college” and so liaised with Will Orr-Ewing, an old friend and founder of pioneering private education company Keystone Tutors. USApplicants brings together the pair’s enthusiasm, trust, experience, and reliability.

Harry holds a bachelor’s in Linguistics from Yale University, and a master’s from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. On the UK side, he has been tutoring since 2008. In his role of Founding Director at USApplicants, Harry is concerned with the overall vision and direction of the agency. He is at his most ebullient while promoting teaching beyond the curriculum, and is constantly impressed by what students can achieve for themselves.


Brittany Sigurdsson

Managing Director

BrittanyBrittany has been with USApplicants since the very beginning, and her SAT and ACT tutoring experience is second to none. Her strong administrative background and high level of familiarity with both the US and UK education systems make her the perfect person to helm the USApplicants headquarters team.

Brittany’s sincere thoughtfulness and deadpan humor make her a hit with parents and students, as well as with other tutors, to whom she imparts her many bits of strategy and wisdom. She adores math, and finds particular joy in teaching students why numbers aren’t as scary as they think.


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