Bryan Bibler – Co-Founder and CEO

Bryan is from Cincinnati, OH, and graduated with a B.A. in history from Yale University in 2008. During his time at Yale, Bryan began working as an SAT/ACT tutor at Freudigman & Billings, an educational consulting firm in Westport, CT. After graduation from Yale, Bryan moved back to Ohio to start his own tutoring business, BESTutoring, in Cincinnati and Columbus. He is excited to have returned to the east coast to co-found Thirty-Six Education. Bryan lives in the West Village with his wife, Sarah, their dogs, Cornbread and Lulu, and their cat, Skinny. In his spare time, Bryan plays guitar and loves Bengals and Buckeye football.

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Trey Billings – Co-Founder, CFO and Director of Technology

Trey Billings is a graduate of Cornell University with distinction in all subjects, and a former manager of the Cognition and Development Lab at Yale University. Trey started tutoring students in 2001 while working on evaluation and research for the New Haven Public Schools. In 2004, he founded Freudigman & Billings with his wife, Elisa, and his business partner, Kim Freudigman, Ph.D. Thirty-Six is the third education company he has started with a former tutor from F&B. Trey was formerly a Managing Partner in TutorTrove (a company which provides management tools and online tutoring software for tutoring firms) and is currently a founding investor and senior advisor for Desmos (which has developed amazing tools for math and science including the best online graphing calculator on the planet). He plays squash on the weekends and lives with his wife, Elisa, and daughters, Claire and Natalie, in an old house near Yale.


Kimberly Freudigman PhD – Co-Founder and Educational Director

Kim received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1999. She then joined the faculty at Yale University where she remained for 10 years before co-founding Freudigman and Billings. While at Yale, Kim worked within the public school system helping to develop and research effective models for aligning student evaluation with school curriculum. Since co-founding F&B in 2005 she has successfully developed unique and effective approaches to improving both ACT and SAT scores. She currently lives in New Haven CT with her husband Justin, her son Emerick, her 3-year-old Portuguese water dog Lulu, and her two cats, Zoey and Max. In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and World of Warcraft (seriously).

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Gabby Phan – Director of Business Development and Hiring Coordinator

Gabby was born and raised in California and studied English at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During her time there she was nominated by a professor to tutor in the Emory University Writing Center and also worked in the Communications Department of Emory’s libraries. After graduating magna cum laude, she moved to Singapore where she worked as an admissions consultant. Here, she advised students from all over the world on their applications to US and international universities. Outside of work she enjoys collecting and drinking teas, travelling, and making Spotify playlists.


Evan Johnston – Curriculum Director

Originally from Maplewood, New Jersey, Evan studied anthropology and music at Columbia University. He began tutoring for Thirty-Six Education while still an undergraduate; after graduating in spring 2012, he became a full-time, senior tutor. In his role as Curriculum Director, Evan has spearheaded the creation of a content library tailor-made for Thirty-Six’s ACT preparation process. He lives across the street from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and loves food, comedy podcasts, dogs, and basketball, among other things..


Thirty-six education Tutors

Our tutors all hail from top universities in the United States and come from a variety of backgrounds. The tutor-student relationship is at the very heart of what we do, and while all our tutors are equally trained and qualified, we strive to place each student with the tutor who will best meet that student’s needs. Unlike other tutoring companies, Thirty-Six provides rigorous training and ongoing oversight of tutors. We do not simply rely on our tutors’ educational pedigrees. As part of our case management model, tutors meet regularly with our test prep director to review student progress and to update student programs.