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.

Ross L

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English Literature from UC Berkeley
HobbiesScreenwriting (sold two movie features), tennis, Premier League Soccer, hiking, swimming, watching movies
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General StrengthsScreenwriting programselementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, literary analysissummer enrichment planning, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, 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, college list building, film programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition, scholarship search (merit-based aid), interview skills
Related Experience3+ years tutoring experience across various academic subjects, including working with students through their college admissions process; created and taught original curriculum to elementary and middle school aged students; familiar with traditional and non-traditional post-secondary paths; well versed in all the current trends affecting both private and state school admissions; extensive personal experience applying and gaining acceptance to extremely competitive academic programs; taught screenwriting and creative writing to kids of all ages; tutored disadvantaged youths in the Berkeley area; professional screenwriter who has sold numerous projects

Royce C

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Environmental Biology with a concentration in Computer Science from Columbia University
HobbiesTabletop and board games, exercise and weightlifting, and reading
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsAlgebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Statistics, AP Statistics, Computer Science, AP Computer ScienceBiology, AP Biology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science
General Strengthsmanaging test anxiety, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, test-taking psychology
Related ExperienceOver six years of experience tutoring AP subjects, standardized tests, competitive math, and more; competitor and coach for American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8, 10, and 12, and qualifier for American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); researched microbiology at UCSD over 2 years, culminating in a senior research thesis

Rylee CW

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Comparative Literature with departmental honors from Columbia University; earned a M.A. in Historical Studies with graduate minors in Capitalism Studies and Critical Perspectives on Democratic Anticolonialism and the Outstanding Master’s Student in Historical Studies Award from the New School for Social Research; current History Ph.D. student and recipient of the Roland Marchand Fellowship at UC Davis
HobbiesRoller Derby, Bouldering, Ballet, Snowboarding, Filmmaking, Theater Lighting and Sound Design
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), GRE, ISEE
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, TrigonometryAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionUS History & Government, World Civilizations/World History, US History, AP US History, AP World History, Human Geography, AP Human Geography, Western PhilosophySpanish IMiddle East Studies, Ethics, Gender Studies, Philosophy
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related Experience4+ years of experience as a test prep tutor; 7+ years of experience as general academic tutor; teaching artist at Literacy Connects in Tucson; interested in finding studying practices that work best for each individual student and invested in their success and confidence; passionate about pedagogy and the importance of equal access to education; loves learning and hopes to instill the same love and joy for learning in others