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

Chelsea K

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Art History from Kenyon College and an M.A. in Counseling (PPS, CWA) from Loyola Marymount University
HobbiesReading, writing, exercising, drinking coffee, BTS, color-coding my planner, finding the best chocolate chip cookies in the world, traveling, and spending time with my husband and three dachshunds
Test Prep
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionUS History & Government, US History, AP US History, Art History, AP Art HistoryLeadership, Psychology, AP Psychology, Parenting & Child Development
General Strengthsacademic 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 courseworksummer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, social science Masters and Ph.D. programs, Cal State specialization, college list building, course selection for Masters and Ph.D. programs, film programs, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, humanities Masters and Ph.D. programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceApplication Reader for Loyola Marymount University and Chapman University, College Counseling Intern at Animo Venice Charter High School, School Counseling Intern at WISH Charter Middle School, graduate and undergraduate Writing Tutor at LMU, Graduate Assistant in the Office of Financial Aid at LMU