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Leadership Team

Marigold Prep is a team of entrepreneurs, educators, and technologists with decades of experience in virtual instruction. We're a diverse but tight knit team of ~20 innovators who pride ourselves on being a female-founded, pandemic-born tutoring company for the modern student. 


Cassie Brown
Founder & Principal

With 15 years of experience in student-centered learning, Cassie’s passionate about educational experiences beyond the classroom. She began her career developing education programs for museums, web platforms, and community organizations, combining creativity with technology to connect with her students. From California to the Middle East, Cassie’s worked with families of every background and knows the power of personal connection in teaching and mentorship. After 10 years in non-profit education, Cassie entered the virtual tutoring industry in 2016 with a focus on growth, operations, and client delight. She's connected over one thousand families to the world’s top tutors and is on a mission to reach thousands more by creating more accessibility to the world of private tutoring.  


She co-founded Marigold Prep in 2020 to challenge the status quo and reimagine college-readiness programs in our rearranged world. 

Our Reputation

“I’m deeply thankful to our tutor for her contribution to my children’s success in their college entrance exams. Her commitment and tailored plan to prepare and develop strong skills in my kids showed outstanding results. She assisted my son during his university application process, and he is now a happy freshman at his dream school, Cornell. Now that my daughter is preparing, I didn’t hesitate to contact our tutor to work with my her."

Nhora, Parent

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Meet The Team
Our Reputation
Our Approach
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For Families

Our team of experts takes careful time to understand each student, so every executive functioning, test prep, or academic program results in increased grades, test scores, and confidence.


We’re sure you have questions for us and, in order to best personalize a plan, we have a few questions for you! Every program starts with a complimentary consultation so we can understand your needs and customize a roadmap to success.


Free from the limits of geography, we pair students with the best tutor for them as opposed to the tutor around the corner. We draw on decades of classroom experience to understand a student’s personality and learning style, and pair them with someone who serves as a tutor, mentor, and ally.


We know you’re busy, and it can be hard for students and parents to get on the same page. You’ll receive video updates and data reports from your tutor and have a direct line to management. Student success is a team effort, and we’re not here to sit on the bench.


While we strongly believe in developing well-rounded students, grades and test scores matter. With on-going diagnostics and expert insight, we track student progress and customize curriculum accordingly. If your student is behind, we deploy an all-hands approach to get them back on track and provide 100% transparency along the way.

For educators

We partner with schools and youth organizations to customize resources for their communities.

practice tests

Our live, proctored practice tests can be offered in-person or virtually, and for free or as a fundraiser for your school. Counselors receive a detailed results report and families receive a free score analysis and the opportunity to go over it with an expert. 

Parent nights

What's the deal with the new SAT? Is there a way to help my daughter be less stressed out? As former school teachers, we're no strangers to the tough questions parents ask educators. We've created our informative presentations to help you address some of parents' most common concerns. 


We're aware that tutoring and test prep are not always financial feasible. From free self-study resources to up to 75% financial aid for tutoring, we partner with educators to open more doors for their students. 

curriculum & instruction

From teacher trainings, to licensable curriculum, to school specific group classes, we provide schools and districts with the tools they need to support their students in a community specific and fully customized way. 

Our Technology

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Session Recordings

With permission, we record your student's tutoring. This gives you an opportunity to review material outside of sessions and allows us to exercise superior quality control. 


Writing Tablets

By request, students will receive a writing tablet when they enroll in a Marigold tutoring program that enables collaborative input, creativity, and critical thinking. 


Online Portal

Families receive access to student and parent portals for on-demand transparency into progress, schedules, and billing.

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