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.

Sofia T

ClassicAcademic Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in French and a minor in Anthropology; M.A. in French Literature and a TESL Certificate from University of Florida
HobbiesYoga, hiking, surfing, cycling, acoustic guitar, traveling, sailing, watching live comedy shows, and watching movies
Test Prep
Academic SubjectsSpanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV, Spanish V, AP Spanish Language and Culture, French I, French II, French III, French IV, French V, AP French Language and Culture, French Literature & Arts
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, speed reading skills, study skills, reading comprehension, ESL, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceExtensive experience in tutoring French, ESL and Spanish to children and adults; attained experience as a teaching assistant for French I and French II at University of Florida for two years; worked in Sydney, Australia at two institutions teaching ESL and helped students prepare for English exams to include the IELTS for one year; worked and lived in central Europe (Luxembourg) for almost 4 years, and tutored Spanish and worked in a francophone office environment at a top American financial investment banking firm

Soliana H

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English Literature from Harvard with a certificate in Spanish Literature; a certificate in Design Management from Parsons Paris; an M.A. in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths University; and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
HobbiesTraveling, yoga, cooking, gardening, family time
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, ESL, literary analysis, students with learning differences, college-level courseworkinternational student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, UC specialization, International Baccalaureate (IB), non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, Cal State specialization, foreign college/university application process, college list building, film 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, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, art portfolio building and review, visual arts programs, BFA programs, performing arts programs, design and media arts programs, studio art programs
Related ExperienceTutored and worked as a college essay consultant/counselor in London and Los Angeles; 15+ years college essay/counseling experience; conduct presentations to high school students about the college process; worked with students from around the world on applications; ability to connect and collaborate with people from all over the world, bringing that same enthusiasm for people to each new student

Solomon H

ClassicAcademic TutorCollege CounselorAthletic Recruitment Counselor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Business and Finance from the University of Evansville and a M.B.A. in Business and Finance from the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
HobbiesHealth, reading, traveling, sports, and adventuring
Test Prep
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GeometryBiology, PhysiologyUS History & Government, US History, Microeconomics, MacroeconomicsSpanish I, Spanish IILeadership, Business
General Strengthselementary education, organizational skills, study skills, students with learning differencessummer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, college audition preparation for performance tracks, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, business school applications, college list building, course selection for Masters and Ph.D. programs, film programs, law school applications, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, interview skills, classical performance and composition music programs, contemporary music programs, music industry programs, film, television, and digital media, acting programs
Related ExperiencePlayed basketball in Junior College, three years at the Division I level, and played professionally overseas; 5+ years in tutoring, 10+ years in life mentorship, and 5+ years of collegiate student athlete mentorship; awarded a nomination to attend the United States Air Force Academy

Sterling F

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationB.S. in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing and a Minor in Leadership Studies from Chapman University
HobbiesHiking, boating (and anything else on the water), dance, going to plays and shows, and travelling (including 23 different countries)!
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsleadership development, private school applicationsacademic writing, college-level courseworksummer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, college audition preparation for performance tracks, college research and advisement, college list building, film programs, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, dance programs, BFA programs, acting programs
Related ExperienceWorked at Chapman University as an undergraduate admission counselor for two years, restructured admissions review process during a test-optional environment, helped award scholarship money to first generation students, networked with dozens of public and private high schools in Nevada and the Southern California area, and led admissions presentations, writing workshops, and case studies for various high schools