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.

Kanish AS

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
EducationB.A. in Film Studies and a minor in South Asian Studies from UC Berkeley
HobbiesWorking out, playing video games, cooking, watching movies, dancing
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, PrecalculusAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionSpanish I, Spanish II, Spanish IIILeadership, World Religions, Ethics, Film Studies/Film Integration/Media
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, creative writing, reading comprehension, technical writing, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, test-taking psychologyfilm, television, and digital media
Related Experience3 year professional experience tutoring the ACT and SAT; led pro-bono college prep sessions during undergrad for high school students in the Berkeley and Oakland area; volunteered with nonprofit organization Sunday Friends for underserved elementary schools in San Jose

Katherine D

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Mass Communication with double minors in Journalism and Women's Studies from University of Delaware; earned an M.A. and Ed.M. in Psychological Counseling & School Counseling from Columbia University Teachers College
HobbiesBeach days, yoga, reading, travel, wellness, hiking, discovering new music and artists
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsorganizational skills, study skills, standardized test advisementsummer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, career assessment tools
Related ExperienceServed as college counselor at high-performing high schools in New York and Los Angeles for 7 years; certified School Counselor in New York, New Jersey, and California; completed Columbia University's College Advising Program; attend campus tours and professional admission conferences throughout the US; worked as a student admission ambassador while in undergrad; currently works as a college counselor at a high school in West Los Angeles and leads individual college meetings with students and families, advising regarding course selection and test preparation, and helping build college lists and individualized timelines for students with a variety of interests, preferences, and academic profiles

Kathleen Q

Founder's CircleAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of Chicago; earned an M.F.A. in Costume Design from the Academy of Art University
HobbiesSewing, reading, writing, gardening, laser cutting, jewelry making, petting my cat
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Multivariable CalculusAmerican Literature, Creative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionBiology, AP Biology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, PhysicsUS History & Government, World Civilizations/World History, US History, AP US History, AP US Government/Politics, AP World HistorySpanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Chinese (any)Psychology, AP Psychology
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, literary analysis, test-taking psychology
Related ExperienceAcademic and test prep teaching experience, specializing in math and science for middle and high school students; taught group classes on essay writing and interviewing, particularly for college admissions; worked as an admissions interviewer for the University of Chicago

Katie C

ClassicCollege CounselorAthletic Recruitment Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. triple major in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, and Economics from Juniata College
HobbiesVolleyball, beach volleyball, traveling, reading, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsinternational student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, financial aid (need-based aid), transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, athletic recruitment process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, film programs, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceCollege counseling experience specializing in high academic colleges; counsel students who need additional learning resources; played collegiate basketball; played collegiate volleyball, competing in four Elite Eights, three Final Fours, won National Championship in 2004; served as collegiate coach for both Men’s and Women’s volleyball for over 10 years at Division I, Division II, and Division III schools

Krystal G

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep TutorTest Proctor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Biology with a pre-med focus from the University of Houston, Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient
HobbiesYoga, reading, writing poetry, oil painting, cooking, hiking, family time, watching films, going for walks in the park with my pup, Moby
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, TrigonometryCreative WritingBiology, AP Biology, Environmental Science, AP Environmental ScienceAP US Government/Politics
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, standardized test advisement, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology
Related ExperienceExtensive test prep and academic tutoring experience specializing in math and science; served as peer-tutor throughout high school and university; spent two years as a PALS mentor