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

Founder's CircleAcademic TutorTest Prep TutorCollege Counselor
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, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionUS History & Government, US History, AP US History
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, study skills, literary analysis, students with learning differences, college-level courseworkinternational student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, 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, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, business school applications, social science Masters and Ph.D. programs, Cal State specialization, foreign college/university application process, college list building, film programs, public health programs, STEM Masters and Ph.D. programs, arts & music Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, business programs, medical school applications, humanities Masters and Ph.D. programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, 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

Cheyenne O

ClassicAcademic Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Chemistry from Occidental College with a minor in Latinx and Latin American Studies
HobbiesReading, cooking/baking, hiking, watching movies, visiting museums, going to the beach
Test Prep
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, CalculusChemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, study skills, technical writing, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceExperience tutoring college students in chemistry; teaching assistant for organic chemistry teaching labs