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.

Lorraine P

EducationEarned a B.A. in Communication from Loyola Marymount University with a minor in Business Administration
HobbiesCooking/baking, traveling, photography, hiking, running, shopping, pinning on Pinterest, Instagramming, and learning to sew
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General StrengthsResume and cover letter writing, interview coaching and preparation, career counseling and planning, job search strategies, networking, salary negotiation, public speaking, organizational skills
Related ExperienceServed as assistant in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Loyola Marymount University and as campus tour guide and orientation leader for incoming students; served as human resources recruiter and trainer, public relations coordinator, sales & marketing consultant, and operations manager

Luke L

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Sport and Event Management from Elon University; earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UC Los Angeles Extension; currently working towards M.S.W. from Simmons University
HobbiesBody surfing, surfing, swimming, going to concerts, writing stand up comedy, and hanging out with friends
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsart programsstudents with learning differencesmajor advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, transfer student application process, athletic recruitment process, college research and advisement, film programs, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition
Related ExperienceServed as admissions reader at Pitzer College and college counseling intern at Venice High School; volunteer with the College Bound program at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica; experience working with young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other learning differences; experience with Canadian college admissions

Luke P

ClassicAcademic Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in French and a B.S.Ed in French Education from Ohio University with a certificate in Diversity Studies
HobbiesBaking, embroidery, and binging true crime shows
Test Prep
Academic SubjectsFrench I, French II, French III, French IV, French V, AP French Language and Culture, French Literature & ArtsGender Studies
General StrengthsGrammaracademic writing, organizational skills, study skills, reading comprehension, literary analysis, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceServed as a peer-tutor in high school; worked as a French tutor through university; gained experience as a student teacher in French classrooms from grades 7-12