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.

Sarah R

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Communications Studies and a minor in Philosophy from UC Los Angeles; Earned a College Counseling Certification from UC San Diego
HobbiesWriting poetry, thrifting, fashion styling, exploring LA, attending concerts, spending time with my friends, 3 sisters, and 2 cats, binging too much Netflix, listening to the same songs on repeat
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General StrengthsDeadline managementacademic writing, organizational skills, creative writing, reading comprehension, literary analysis, students with learning differencesmajor advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, course selection for high school, UC specialization, International Baccalaureate (IB), college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, Cal State specialization, college list building, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, interview skills
Related ExperienceEight years of experience in independent college counseling, specializing in application essays

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

Solomon H

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep TutorCollege CounselorAthletic Recruitment CounselorTest Proctor
EducationAttended the United States Air Force Academy; earned a B.S. in Business and Finance from the University of Evansville and an M.B.A. in Business and Finance from the University of Texas
HobbiesHealth, reading, traveling, sports, and adventuring
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
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 at the Division I level and professionally overseas; earned Aviation Wings and served as a Special Missions Qualified Aviator in the US Air Force; 5+ years in tutoring, 10+ years in life mentorship, and 5+ years of collegiate student athlete mentorship

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