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.

Wesley Y

Academic TutorClassicTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in American Studies from Yale; currently enrolled in University of Southern California's Writing for Screen and Television M.F.A. Program
HobbiesReading, writing, watching movies/television, and exploring LA
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE, HSPTSpanish, US History, Biology
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, TrigonometryAmerican Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionBiology, AP BiologyUS History & Government, US History, AP US History, AP US Government/PoliticsSpanish I, Spanish IIFilm Studies/Film Integration/Media
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, test-taking psychology
Related ExperienceWriting and math coach at the University of Alaska, Southeast - Sitka Campus; high school and college-level tutor

Whitney E

Founder's CircleCollege Counselor
EducationEarned B.A. in African American Studies/Ethnic Studies from California State University Fullerton; Dean’s List and awarded merit scholarships; earned an M.S./M.B.A. in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business with relevant coursework from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education in Educational Counseling
HobbiesTraveling (22 countries and counting!), cooking, baking, listening to podcasts, watching random documentaries, hiking, and snorkeling
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, creative writing, study skills, technical writing, standardized test advisement, students with learning differencesinternational student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, International Baccalaureate (IB), non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, humanities programs, business school applications, Cal State specialization, film programs, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceFormer Assistant Director for University of Southern California (USC) Office of Undergraduate Admission and USC Marshall School of Business (Undergraduate Admission); staff advisor for alternative spring break and study abroad trips; graduate assistant for USC Center for Academic Support; guest speaker and presenter at Servite High School and Saint John Bosco High School on college essays/personal statements; former mentor to first-generation college-bound students at Downtown Magnets High School; presenter at NACAC on strategies for students to communicate their unique value and stories in the college admissions process; current professional member of the IECA