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.

Sirjan M

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Southern California with honors and a minor in Spanish. Currently pursuing a master’s degree in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Southern California
HobbiesSalsa and bachata dancing, hiking, swimming, painting, traveling, reading and exercising
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)Math I and II, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, StatisticsBiology, AP Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Genetics & Biotechnology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, PhysicsSpanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV, Spanish V, AP Spanish Language and CulturePsychology
General Strengthsanalyzing scientific data, reading comprehension of scientific papers, breaking down complex scientific topicselementary 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 ExperienceSupplemental Instruction Leader for Biochemistry at the University of Southern Californi; researcher at the University of Southern California

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 SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionUS History, AP US History
General Strengthsart portfolio building and reviewacademic 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
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