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.

Meghan D

Founder's CircleAcademic TutorTest Prep TutorCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English from Stanford University; studied abroad at Oxford University; earned an M.A. from St. John's College; earned a Ph.D. in English from University of Southern California with a specialty in Renaissance poetry
HobbiesCooking, jogging, assembling IKEA furniture, and buying books faster than I can read them
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), GRELiterature
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GeometryAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionWestern PhilosophyPhilosophy
General StrengthsHome-school curriculaelementary education, academic writing, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, standardized test advisement, 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), transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, foreign college/university application process, college list building, course selection for Masters and Ph.D. programs, film programs, public health programs, law school applications, STEM Masters and Ph.D. programs, arts & music Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, business programs, humanities Masters and Ph.D. programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), interview skills
Related ExperienceExperience working with young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other learning differences

Melissa J

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep TutorTest Proctor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Art with a concentration in Photography from Yale University; earned an M.A. in Creative Writing from Full Sail University with a concentration in Screenwriting; earned an M.A in Film and Media Production from New York Film Acadamy
HobbiesKickboxing, tennis, ballet, photography, painting, singing, writing
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, GeometryAmerican Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & CompositionBiology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP PhysicsUS History & Government, World Civilizations/World History, US History, AP US History, AP US Government/Politics, AP Comparative Government/Politics, AP World HistoryFrench I, French II, Italian (any)Psychology, AP Psychology, Graphic Design and Photoshop, Film Studies/Film Integration/Media, Studio Art
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, creative writing, reading comprehension, literary analysis, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceTutor with Yale's work-study program at New Haven Reads; academic and test prep tutor with various private companies; peer tutor throughout grade school