Great Expectations only hires a mere 1-2% of its applicants — our staff is made up of the most experienced, educated, friendly, and charismatic education experts out there.

Abby T

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep TutorCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Neuroscience and a double minor in Acting and Music from UC Berkeley
HobbiesActing, piano, running, yoga, reading, watching movies, traveling
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsCreative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionBiology, Molecular BiologyFrench I, French II
General Strengthsorganizational skills, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, literary analysis, college-level courseworksummer enrichment planning, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, college audition preparation for performance tracks, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition, scholarship search (merit-based aid), interview skills, art portfolio building and review, performing arts programs, musical theatre programs, classical performance and composition music programs, acting programs
Related ExperienceExtensive tutoring experience across various academic subjects, worked with students through their college admissions process, created and taught original theatre curriculum to middle school aged students, worked in a metalingual development lab at UC Berkeley with children, UGSI for Chemistry at UC Berkeley in Chemistry 1A; experience with individual coaching and planning for acting, vocal and technical theatre concentrations

Ali K

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.F.A. in Acting from Brigham Young University
HobbiesTraveling, hiking, writing, comedy, movies, and browsing used bookstores
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionWorld Civilizations/World History, European History, AP European History, US History, AP US History, AP World History
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, literary analysis
Related ExperienceTest prep and academic tutoring experience, specializing in AP tests; served as teaching assistant to students with learning differences and test anxiety; tutored in the theatre department at BYU; volunteered as a tutor at the Boys and Girls Club and for the Utah public school system

Angela Z

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
Education Earned a B.S. in Physiological Sciences from UCLA
HobbiesPhotography, hiking, exploring local cafes, collecting (and trying to read) new books
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), MCAT
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, PrecalculusBiology, AP Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Genetics & Biotechnology
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceExtensive standardized testing tutor experience, served as a teaching assistant for AP Biology and college level biology courses providing 1-on-1 assistance, spent two summers working at a STEM-focused summer camp for middle schoolers

Annie M

Founder's CircleAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilization from University of Chicago with a focus on Japanese media, graduated with honors; earned an M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Southern California; earned a Ph.D. in Critical Film Studies at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
HobbiesCooking, exploring historic Los Angeles, movies and television, entertaining, and exercise
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), TOEFL, ISEE, HSPT
Academic SubjectsCreative WritingEuropean History, US History
General StrengthsResearch papersacademic writing, managing test anxiety, creative writing, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, ESL, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related Experience15+ years tutoring experience, specializing in English language skills, academic writing, and standardized testing; served as teaching assistant and writing tutor for undergraduates in the Critical Studies Department at USC's School of Cinematic Arts; taught Introduction to Japanese Film at Sophia University in Tokyo as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar

Anush A

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Philosophy from UC Los Angeles, graduated with honors
HobbiesExploring urban wilderness, living Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”, playing historical grand strategy PC games, staring at Netflix’s titles page
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BCWorld Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionPhysics, AP Physics, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, AstronomyWorld Civilizations/World History, European History, AP European History, AP World History, Microeconomics, AP Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, Western Philosophy, Eastern PhilosophyLatin I, Latin II, Latin IIIInternational Relations, Ethics, Philosophy
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level courseworkinternational student application process, International Baccalaureate (IB)
Related ExperienceTutoring experience with students of all ages and abilities; serve as a volunteer tutor for differently-abled students; work as writing assistant, journalist, and experienced copy editor