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.

Jeannie S

Academic TutorClassicTest Prep TutorTest Proctor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Philosophy from UC Los Angeles; earned a Masters in Public Health from University of Southern California
HobbiesPlaying violin, watching movies, hiking, swimming, traveling
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEEMath I and II, Chemistry, Physics
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BCChemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics
General Strengthsorganizational skills, managing test anxiety, study skills, ESL, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceTest prep and academic tutor specializing in math and science; experience tutoring middle school, high school and college students; continued education through UCLA Extension; English teacher for ESL program

Jen K

College CounselorFounderFounder's CircleTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English (concentration in Creative Writing) and European History from Northwestern University
HobbiesWriting, traveling, cooking, golfing, hiking, crying about the Bears, cheering on the Cubs, and finding the best macaroni and cheese in existence
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE, HSPTLiterature, US History
Academic Subjects
General StrengthsEnglish, European History, US History, grammar, reading comprehension, creative writing, academic writing, counseling, transcript evaluation, course selection, test advisement, college research, college essays, application review, interview preparation, organizational skills
Related ExperienceHead of the Writing Center at Northwestern University, worked with undergraduates on graduate school applications and with graduate students and professors on preparing papers for publication; liaison between the university and local high school applicants; member of Northwestern University Leadership Circle Board; member of NACAC

Jenny L

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English/Creative Writing with a concentration in Computer Science from Amherst College
HobbiesReading, writing, dancing, traveling, food blogging
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsinternational student application process, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, humanities programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceU.S. college counselor at a British independent school, specializing in East Coast universities, liberal arts colleges, and UC’s; private academic tutor and college counselor; Creative Writing & Computer Science teacher to middle and high schoolers; continued education through UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program