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.

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, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEELiterature, US History, World History
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 tutor, specializing in AP tests; teaching assistant to students with learning differences and test anxiety; tutored one-on-one in the theatre department at BYU, volunteer tutor at the Boys and Girls Club and for the Utah public school system

Annie M

Academic TutorFounder's CircleTest 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, Essay), 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 ExperienceHave tutored for 15+ years, 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 University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and taught Introduction to Japanese Film at Sophia University in Tokyo as a Fulbright-Hays scholar

Anush A

ClassicAcademic 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 Prep
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 ExperienceTutor for students of all ages and abilities, volunteer tutor for differently-abled students, writing assistant, journalist, and experienced copy editor