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.

Ali K

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.F.A. in Acting from Brigham Young University
HobbiesTraveling, hiking, writing, comedy, movies, and browsing used bookstores
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)Literature, US History, World History
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionWorld Civilizations/World History, European History, AP European History, US History, AP US History, AP World History
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, literary analysis
Related ExperienceTest prep and academic tutor, specializing in AP tests; teaching assistant to students with learning differences and test anxiety; tutored one-on-one in the theatre department at BYU, volunteer tutor at the Boys and Girls Club and for the Utah public school system

Annie M

Academic TutorFounder's CircleTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilization from University of Chicago with a focus on Japanese media, graduated with honors; earned an M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Southern California; earned a Ph.D. in Critical Film Studies at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
HobbiesCooking, exploring historic Los Angeles, movies and television, entertaining, and exercise
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), TOEFL, ISEE, HSPT
Academic SubjectsCreative WritingEuropean History, US History
General StrengthsResearch papersacademic writing, managing test anxiety, creative writing, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, ESL, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceHave tutored for 15+ years, specializing in English language skills, academic writing, and standardized testing; served as teaching assistant and writing tutor for undergraduates in the Critical Studies Department at University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and taught Introduction to Japanese Film at Sophia University in Tokyo as a Fulbright-Hays scholar

Antoinette B

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep TutorTest Proctor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California with a minor in Education and Society; currently pursuing a Teaching Credential at California State University, Long Beach
HobbiesReading, calligraphy, photography, finding new coffee shops, and binge-watching TV shows with a bowl of popcorn
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), CBEST
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Statistics, AP StatisticsUS History & Government, World Civilizations/World History, European History, AP European History, US History, AP US History, AP US Government/Politics, AP Comparative Government/Politics, AP World History, Microeconomics, AP Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, AP Macroeconomics
General Strengthselementary education, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, study skills, reading comprehension, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceTest prep and academic tutor with CollegeSpring at the University of Southern California; mentoring high school students in SAT/ACT prep with Upward Bound; team leader with Jumpstart USC; planning and delivering lessons in expository, literary and argumentative writing as a teaching assistant

Brigette A

ClassicAcademic TutorTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in History from Rice University; earned an M.A. in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University
HobbiesRock climbing dancing, beach clean-ups, movies, cooking and traveling
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)Spanish
Academic SubjectsEnvironmental ScienceUS History & Government, European History, US History, Human GeographySpanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV, Spanish V, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, French I, French II, Italian (any)International Relations, Business
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, study skills, technical writing, ESL, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceAdmission Interviewer for Rice University; tutoring Spanish to all ages and levels; certified Spanish Interpreter for the US State Department and Municipal Courts of Houston; native Spanish speaker; environmental consultant specializing on reducing plastic waste to protect the oceans; investment banking and private equity in Latin America

Caroline M

Academic TutorClassicTest Proctor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University; earned an M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University
HobbiesHiking, exploring LA, going to comedy clubs, watching the Patriots
Test Prep
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, JournalismUS History & GovernmentInternational Relations, Psychology
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, literary analysis, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceGraduate assistant and writing tutor to graduate students; research writing editor; presenting scientific research; social skills coach for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder

Chelese B

Academic TutorCollege CounselorFounder's CircleTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley with honors; earned an M.F.A. in Theatre from The Actors Studio Drama School
HobbiesPhotography, hiking, yoga, baking/cooking, watching/making movies, traveling, writing
Test PrepLiterature, US History
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionUS History, AP US History
General Strengthsacademic writing, organizational skills, creative writing, study skills, standardized test advisement, students with learning differences, college-level courseworksummer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, college audition preparation for performance tracks, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, Cal State specialization, college list building, film programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, medical school applications, scholarship search (merit-based aid), interview skills
Related ExperienceHave tutored and worked as a college essay consultant/counselor for 15+ years; present to high school students around Los Angeles on the college application process; tutored in Oakland/Berkeley after-school programs, taught SAT prep classes; volunteer with the Young Storytellers to bring creative writing and arts to underserved youth in Los Angeles

Eric B

Academic TutorClassicTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Economics from Brown University
HobbiesVideo editing, weight lifting, creative writing, watching movies, love watching NFL and NBA
Test Prep
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Calculus, AP Calculus ABComposition, Creative Writing
General Strengthselementary education, organizational skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension
Related ExperienceProvided 1 on 1 private math tutoring up to AP Calculus AB for middle school and high school students; experience with classroom-based math teaching for high school students; helped high school students with essay structuring and writing.

Gabby M

Academic TutorClassicOperations
EducationEarned a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in English from Muhlenberg College
HobbiesTraveling, hiking, writing, cooking, baking
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE, HSPTLiterature, Math I and II, US History, Biology
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, AP StatisticsAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionBiology, AP Biology, Physics, AP Physics, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Environmental Science, AP Environmental ScienceUS History & Government, European History, AP European History, US History, AP US History, AP US Government/PoliticsPsychology, AP Psychology
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, literary analysis, students with learning differences, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceLead tutor at Muhlenberg College Writing Center; embedded peer tutor in courses teaching collegiate writing to first-year college students; drop-in center peer tutor; Cognitive rehabilitation assistant for individuals recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) with therapies specializing in memory recall skills and language re-acquisition

Heather S

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Theatre cum laude from Northwestern University’s School of Communication with a minor in Business Institutions
HobbiesFantasy football, theatre/film/tv, traveling, and crosswords
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsorganizational skillsediting and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, college audition preparation for performance tracks, college research and advisement, college list building, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, interview skills
Related ExperienceAdmissions Counselor and Tour Guide at Northwestern University; conducted alumni interviews as a member of Northwestern University's Alumni Admissions Council; worked for Aristotle Tutors as a peer tutor

Jeannie S

Academic TutorClassicTest Prep TutorTest Proctor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Philosophy from UC Los Angeles; earned a Masters in Public Health from University of Southern California
HobbiesPlaying violin, watching movies, hiking, swimming, traveling
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEEMath I and II, Chemistry, Physics
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BCChemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics
General Strengthsorganizational skills, managing test anxiety, study skills, ESL, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceTest prep and academic tutor specializing in math and science; experience tutoring middle school, high school and college students; continued education through UCLA Extension; English teacher for ESL program

Jen K

College CounselorFounderFounder's CircleTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English (concentration in Creative Writing) and European History from Northwestern University
HobbiesWriting, traveling, cooking, golfing, hiking, crying about the Bears, cheering on the Cubs, and finding the best macaroni and cheese in existence
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE, HSPTLiterature, US History
Academic Subjects
General StrengthsEnglish, European History, US History, grammar, reading comprehension, creative writing, academic writing, counseling, transcript evaluation, course selection, test advisement, college research, college essays, application review, interview preparation, organizational skills
Related ExperienceHead of the Writing Center at Northwestern University, worked with undergraduates on graduate school applications and with graduate students and professors on preparing papers for publication; liaison between the university and local high school applicants; member of Northwestern University Leadership Circle Board; member of NACAC

Katie C

Athletic Recruitment CounselorClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. triple major in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, and Economics from Juniata College
HobbiesVolleyball, beach volleyball, traveling, reading, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsinternational student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, financial aid (need-based aid), transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, film programs, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceCollege Counselor specializing in high academic colleges; counsels students that need additional learning resources; collegiate volleyball player, competitor in four Elite Eights, three Final Fours, and National Championship winner in 2004; collegiate basketball player; collegiate coach both Men’s and Women’s volleyball for over ten years at Division I, Division II, and Division III schools

Kelsey B

HR/AdminOperations
EducationEarned a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Concordia University
HobbiesSpending time with family, going to hockey games, baking, crafting, listening to music, and going to the beach
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General StrengthsMulti-task oriented, organizational skills, and attention-to-detail
Related ExperienceAccount manager for a health insurance brokerage; assistant to CEO at health insurance brokerage; Real Estate Professional in Orange County

Lorraine P

Operations
EducationEarned a B.A. in Communication from Loyola Marymount University with a minor in Business Administration
HobbiesCooking/baking, traveling, photography, hiking, running, shopping, pinning on Pinterest, Instagramming, and learning to sew
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General StrengthsResume and cover letter writing, interview coaching and preparation, career counseling and planning, job search strategies, networking, salary negotiation, public speaking, organizational skills
Related ExperienceAssistant in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Loyola Marymount University; campus tour guide and orientation leader for incoming students; Human Resources recruiter and trainer, public relations coordinator, sales & marketing consultant, and operations manager

Luke L

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Sport and Event Management from Elon University; earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UC Los Angeles Extension
HobbiesBody surfing, surfing, swimming, going to concerts and hanging out with friends
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsart programsmajor advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, transfer student application process, athletic recruitment process, college research and advisement, film programs, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition
Related ExperienceAdmissions reader at Pitzer College; college counseling intern at Venice High School; volunteer with the College Bound program at the Boys and Girls Club Club of Santa Monica

Meghan D

Academic TutorCollege CounselorFounder's CircleTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English from Stanford University; studied abroad at Oxford University; earned an M.A. from St. John's College; earned a Ph.D. in English from University of Southern California with a specialty in Renaissance poetry
HobbiesCooking, jogging, assembling IKEA furniture, and buying books faster than I can read them
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), GRELiterature
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GeometryAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionWestern PhilosophyPhilosophy
General StrengthsHome-school curriculaelementary education, academic writing, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, standardized test advisement, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level courseworksummer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, financial aid (need-based aid), transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, foreign college/university application process, college list building, course selection for Masters and Ph.D. programs, film programs, public health programs, law school applications, STEM Masters and Ph.D. 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, business programs, humanities Masters and Ph.D. programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), interview skills
Related Experience

Melissa J

Academic TutorClassicTest Prep TutorTest Proctor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Art with a concentration in Photography from Yale University; earned an M.A. in Creative Writing from Full Sail University with a concentration in Screenwriting; earned an M.A in Film and Media Production from New York Film Acadamy
HobbiesKickboxing, tennis, ballet, photography, painting, singing, writing
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, GeometryAmerican Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & CompositionBiology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP PhysicsUS History & Government, World Civilizations/World History, US History, AP US History, AP US Government/Politics, AP Comparative Government/Politics, AP World HistoryFrench I, French II, Italian (any)Psychology, AP Psychology, Graphic Design and Photoshop, Film Studies/Film Integration/Media, Studio Art
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, creative writing, reading comprehension, literary analysis, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceTutor with Yale's work-study program at New Haven Reads; academic and test prep tutor with various private companies; peer tutor throughout grade school

Nicole P

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.F.A. in Drama and English magna cum laude from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
HobbiesWriting, singing, yoga, dance, consuming far too much french toast, and hanging out with my two cats, Eva and Boo, and my dog, Dobby
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, reading comprehension, technical writing, literary analysis, college-level courseworksummer 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, college audition preparation for performance tracks, UC specialization, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, film programs, arts & music Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, arts & music programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), interview skills
Related ExperienceAcademic tutor in both New York and Los Angeles; Language Arts tutor and summer school English teacher at NYC charter schools, private college counselor with a specialization in Performing Arts candidates and LGBTQ+ students, plus a track record of successfully assisting applicants to UCs, East Coast colleges, and liberal arts schools

Rachel W

Academic TutorClassicTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Classical Civilizations from Macalester College with a minor in English; earned an M.F.A. in Writing for Screen and Television from University of Southern California
HobbiesReading, writing, watching television, browsing used bookstores, and petting random dogs
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsComposition, Creative Writing
General Strengthsacademic writing, creative writing, reading comprehension
Related ExperienceWriting tutor for university students; assisting students with resumes, cover letters, and graduate school applications; advising students on avoiding plagiarism with proper citations

Rosanne T

Operations
EducationEarned a B.S. in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University; earned a Master of Business degree with a concentration in Sport Management from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia
HobbiesTraveling around the world, analyzing stock chart patterns, watching and playing sports, attempting crossword puzzles, spending time with family
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengths
Related ExperienceOperations and Assistant General Manager of professional baseball team overseas, helped young players and their parents navigate their way from grassroots to high-performance baseball

Ryan S

Academic TutorClassicTest Prep TutorTest Proctor
EducationEarned an A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University with a minor in Music
HobbiesCello, guitar, singing, bass, long distance running, hiking, watching TV, movies, going to concerts, writing
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)Math I and II
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Multivariable Calculus, Statistics, AP Statistics, Computer Science, AP Computer ScienceBiology, AP Biology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity & MagnetismSpanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IVPsychology, AP Psychology, Music Theory, AP Music Theory
General Strengthsorganizational skills, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceNational Honor Society tutor during high school; cello teacher throughout high school and college; organic chemistry tutor during undergraduate; designer and teacher of a music curriculum for summer camps in Boston for children aged 5 to 16

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
Vivia C

Vivia C

Founder's CircleAcademic TutorTest Prep TutorCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Music Management & Psychology from Northwestern University
HobbiesFitness, exercise (lifting heavy weights!), cooking, reading, NFL Mondays/Thursdays/Sundays
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)Chinese with Listening
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Trigonometry
General Strengthselementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, ESL, literary analysis, students with learning differencesediting and proofreading college essays, college audition preparation for performance tracks, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, interview skills
Related ExperienceNorthwestern University admissions counselor; elementary, middle, and high school tutor

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

Yolanda W

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Psychology from the UC Berkeley; earned an M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University
HobbiesTraveling, movies (Sci-Fi in particular), poetry, spending time with family and friends
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengths4 year high school planning, extracurricular and summer enrichment planning, resume building, major and career pathways counseling, organizational skills, college tour and fly-in program coordinationmanaging test anxietysummer 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, college audition preparation for performance tracks, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, journalism programs, humanities programs, business school applications, Cal State specialization, college list building, film programs, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, arts & music programs, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization
Related ExperienceDirector of a college access program at UC Los Angeles; developer of student support programs to improve student retention and success; high school college counselor; professional member of NACAC

Yoona C

Academic TutorCollege CounselorFounder's CircleTest Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English Literature (with a specialization in Creative Writing) from UC Los Angeles with a minor in German
HobbiesEating, drinking, making merry, then exercising and eating broccoli to balance things out
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math, Essay), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEELiterature
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition
General Strengthsacademic writing, managing test anxiety, creative writing, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level courseworkinternational student application process, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, interview skills
Related ExperienceTest prep and academic tutor (all levels), writing/composition and grammar instructor at Santa Monica College; former UCLA peer tutor, former member of UCLA Campus Events Staff; college counselor with track record of coaching successful applicants to UC system; understanding of individual UC schools, experience with UC Regents scholarship program; received fellowship for a workshop in conjunction with LACMA, received fellowship for an advanced course at the UCLA Special Collections Library; continued education through UCLA Extension