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.

Caroline M

Academic TutorClassicTest Proctor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University; earned an M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University
HobbiesHiking, exploring LA, going to comedy clubs, watching the Patriots
Test Prep
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, JournalismUS History & GovernmentInternational Relations, Psychology
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, literary analysis, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceGraduate assistant and writing tutor to graduate students; research writing editor; presenting scientific research; social skills coach for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder

Chelese B

Academic TutorCollege CounselorFounder's CircleTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley with honors; earned an M.F.A. in Theatre from The Actors Studio Drama School
HobbiesPhotography, hiking, yoga, baking/cooking, watching/making movies, traveling, writing
Test PrepLiterature, US History
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionUS History, AP US History
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, creative writing, study skills, standardized test advisement, students with learning differences, college-level courseworksummer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, college audition preparation for performance tracks, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, Cal State specialization, college list building, film programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, medical school applications, scholarship search (merit-based aid), interview skills
Related ExperienceHave tutored and worked as a college essay consultant/counselor for 15+ years; present to high school students around Los Angeles on the college application process; tutored in Oakland/Berkeley after-school programs, taught SAT prep classes; volunteer with the Young Storytellers to bring creative writing and arts to underserved youth in Los Angeles