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.

Soliana H

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English and Spanish Literature from Harvard College; earned an M.A. in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths
HobbiesTraveling, yoga, cooking, gardening, family time
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, creative writingsummer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, Cal State specialization, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), interview skills, art portfolio building and review
Related ExperienceTutored and worked as a college essay consultant/counselor in London and LA; worked with students from around the world on applications; being an artist enables Soliana to connect and collaborate with people from all over the world, and she brings that same enthusiasm for people to each new student

Sophia S

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Amherst College; will begin enrollment Master's in Law and Diplomacy Degree at Tufts University's Fletcher School in Fall 2021
HobbiesTravel photography, journaling, boxing, jogging, meditation, learning tarot, reading theory, volunteering, sampling ice cream flavors
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, creative writing, technical writing, ESL, literary analysissummer enrichment planning, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, college research and advisement, humanities programs, college list building, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, liberal arts school specialization, homeschool student application process
Related ExperienceFulbright Scholar to South Korea (teaching English conversation and skill-building), Diversity Intern at Amherst College Office of Admission, private college counselor, GED subjects tutor and summer school teacher in Western Massachusetts, visiting student at the University of Oxford, U.K.