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Meet The Team

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Director and Co-Founder

BA, English, University of CA, Los Angeles

MA, Counseling Psychology, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Fun fact: I played soccer for the UCLA Division I Women's team and developed a passion for psychology during my time there.


Admissions Counselor

BA, Stanford University
JD, UC Hastings School of Law

Fun fact: I entered college as pre-med major, changed my mind then went to law school, and finally found my true passion working with students to achieve their college dreams.


SAT/ACT Instructor

BS, Aerospace Engineering, UCI

Fun fact:  At UCI I worked as a member of the UC Irvine "Design Build Fly" team to win the 2013 AIAA DBF competition. A love for math and science led me to a career in teaching.

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Academic Tutor

BA, Economics, UCSD 

Fun fact: In college I have pursued a passion for math and economics; however, I have had the opportunity to take courses in architecture and anthropology that have really influenced my interest in traveling around the world. I've already been to over 15 countries!


Academic Tutor

BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA

Fun fact: I discovered my passion for teaching during my Environmental Science course at UCLA while teaching underprivileged youth about climate Science.

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College Counseling, Essay Writing

BA, History and Government, Centre College

MA, Education, University of Kentucky

Fun fact: When I taught in Japan, I joined a Tea Ceremony Club and am now an expert in the craft.

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Academic Tutor

BA, English, San Francisco State University


Fun fact:  My name means "victory at sea" or "fierce island"!

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Academic Tutor

BS, Computer Science and Engineering (in progress)


Fun fact: I wrote code that now sits in the Arctic World Archive. 250 meters deep in an Arctic Mountain."

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Essay Coach

BA, Chapman

Fun fact: I'm a published author and aspire to draw attention to the humor in life.

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Academic Tutor

BA, Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Fun fact: Although I love Business and Economics, I'm changing paths and pursuing a career in medicine.

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SAT and ACT Instructor

BA, English, University of Notre Dame

MA, Education, LMU

Fun fact: In college, I focused on Latin and Ancient Greek which led me into the field of teaching. 

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SAT/ACT Instructor and Academic Tutor

BS, Biology, University of Notre Dame

Fun Fact: I was recruited by the CIA to be a spy; however I've chosen to pursue a career as a doctor.