Featured Tutors

Test Specialist Tutor Cynthia W.

Cynthia W.

Education: B.A., Imagination, Body, and Voice: Creativity and the Performing Arts, Western Washington University
M.F.A., Theatre: Contemporary Performance, Naropa University

Tutor since: January 2004

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, HSPT and LSAT

Background: Cynthia has been teaching for over ten years, working with students ranging from preschoolers to adults. She holds a graduate degree in theatre, and in addition to teaching and tutoring with the Princeton Review, she teaches theatre classes and offers communications training to medical students and first responders. Before moving to Colorado, she taught in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Why she tutors: Cynthia adds a dash of lightheartedness to effective test prep, and enjoys seeing students gain confidence and competence as they realize that the tests they're facing are conquerable.

For fun: Her love of the performing arts led Cynthia to start her own theatre company in which she performs all over the state.

Test Specialist Tutor Justin M.

Justin M.

Education B.F.A, Theatre Arts, Boston University (graduated cum laude)

Tutor since: June 1998

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, ISEE, SSAT and GRE

Background: Justin is consistently one of our busiest tutors in the country. While still in college he joined the Princeton Review and has been tutoring students ever since. He works to make his students as comfortable as possible by cracking jokes and keeping it all in perspective. By learning about his students’ interests, he strives to make the tutoring sessions something they look forward to—which allows them to achieve the highest possible score improvements.

Why he tutors: Justin enjoys helping students understand that no matter where they start, if they work hard enough they can achieve their goals.

For fun: Justin is an avid movie fan and loves surfing and travel.

Test Specialist Tutor Diallyo D.

Diallyo D.

Education: B.A. Criminal Justice, Florida A&M University
MBA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Juris Doctorate, The College of William & Mary

Tutor since: April 2009

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, TOEFL, ISEE, SSAT, GRE and LSAT

Background: Outside of tutoring, Diallyo is the Director of Finance for Willingboro Municipal Utility Authority in New Jersey. He comes from a teaching family where both his father and sister were/are college professors. He genuinely loves to teach, and couldn’t choose a better second job.

Why he tutors: Diallyo loves tutoring because he loves to see his students succeed and because he learns something new from each of my students.

For fun: Outside of teaching, Diallyo likes to do minor woodworking. He makes picture frames and builds planting beds.

Test Specialist Tutor Elizabeth O.

Elizabeth O.

Education: B.A. in English, UNC-Greensboro

Tutor since: August 2004

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, ISEE, SSAT, GMAT and GRE

Background: Elizabeth began working for The Princeton Review while she was teaching high school English in the public school system in 2004. She was surprised to discover how much she loved the test prep world, and when her son was born in 2007, she left public education behind entirely for the world of standardized tests. In addition to teaching and tutoring, Elizabeth now also trains new Princeton Review teachers and trainers and works on content development for the high school tests. She is one of the primary authors of the new SAT materials.

Why she tutors: Elizabeth loves developing connections with students and seeing their hard work pay off in dramatic ways.

For fun: In her free time, Elizabeth loves traveling, reading, taking her kids on adventures and baking things with chocolate in them.

Test Specialist Tutor Christopher K.

Christopher K.

Education: Education Mathematics, University of Central Florida

Tutor since: July 2004

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, ISEE, SSAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and DAT

Background: Christopher has been with The Princeton Review for more than 12 years. In addition to being a Premier tutor, Christopher is a Master Trainer for new SAT and DAT instructors. Christopher works heavily with our Research and Content Development team to edit and create new material and has authored publications for The Princeton Review that are sold worldwide. Both our teachers and students sing Christopher’s praises, and he is responsible for some of the highest score increases in the nation!

Why he tutors: Christopher tutors because he enjoys making difficult subject matter easier for his students to understand.

For fun: In his free time, Christopher enjoys watching movies and doing math.

Test Specialist Tutor Kira B.

Kira B.

Education: B.A., English and Classical Languages, Trinity University

Tutor since: February 2007

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT(CARS)

Background: Literature and language are Kira’s two academic passions. She believes that a foundation in the humanities engenders the capacity for critical thinking and depth of sensibility required for success in any field or course of life. She began teaching for The Princeton Review while earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and Classical Languages from Trinity University and loves that her education is applicable to all aspects of her life and work. She graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Dean’s List and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She has been published in The Trinity Review and The Collegiate Scholar.

Why she tutors: Kira believes that every student who wishes to further their education can and should do so, and while standardized tests are among the many challenges facing students, they do not have to be insurmountable obstacles. She loves helping students achieve their long-term goals by relieving the burden of one of the greatest stressors on the path to college or graduate school.

For fun: Kira enjoys knitting, playing violin, biking and traveling the world.

Test Specialist Tutor Anthony K.

Anthony K.

Education: B.A., German Studies and Psychology, University of Kentucky
B.A. Equivalency, Neurologic Music Therapy, University of Miami, in progress
M.A., German Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., German Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Tutor since: June 2011

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, MCAT(CARS) and MCAT(Psych-Soc)

Background: Dr. Anthony K. has taught adolescents and young adults in high school and college settings for 23 years. The recipient of seven separate teaching awards from local and national organizations, he takes his students' progress personally. In addition to teaching, he has helped develop the materials for the MCAT Psychology/Sociology course and recently revamped the materials for AP Psychology.

Why he tutors: He loves helping students make the transition from fear of the unknown to delighting in their capabilities to meet it.

For fun: When he’s not teaching, Anthony enjoys playing, singing and (occasionally) composing music.

Test Specialist Tutor Amanda N.

Amanda N.

Education: B.A., Politics & Philosophy and Music, University of Pittsburgh

Tutor since: March 2013

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, ISEE, SSAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT(CARS)

Background: Amanda began tutoring for The Princeton Review as a student at the University of Pittsburgh, where she was a member and leader of several honor societies and represented her beloved Panthers in the 2004 Jeopardy ! College Championship. After a brief stint in the fashion and technology worlds, Amanda joined The Princeton Review full-time and worked in marketing for two years before turning her full attention to her first love: teaching and tutoring. In 2012, she was featured as one of the Top 5 Tutors in her region. Amanda also works as a freelance writing and PR consultant.

Why she tutors: Amanda draws immeasurable satisfaction from the notion that a better score canactually change someone’s life—and honestly, just loves getting to know all the bright, articulate,interesting students she works with.

For fun: Amanda loves to travel, cook, and (as time permits) pursue her artistic interests, namely improv and sketch comedy, community theater and singing.

Test Specialist Tutor Aaron L.

Aaron L.

Education: B.A., Music, Composition, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Civil Law, B.A Laws, McGill University Faculty of Law

Tutor since: January 2007

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT(CARS)

Background: Aaron is one of a select group of teachers that work for our Research and Development team, as well as an Uber Trainer for the SAT. As an Uber Trainer, Aaron is responsible for developing new math content, retraining SAT trainers, and leading development teams working on new courses and books for the SAT. In addition, Aaron is the primary author of the 2015 edition of Cracking the SAT Math Level 2.

Why he tutors: That moment when a student "gets it," when all the hard work pays off and a concept that was formerly impossible becomes easy. It's also great to see students achieve their dreams and being able to help them along in that process.

For fun: Outside of teaching, Aaron enjoys long distance running, tabletop gaming and reading.

Test Specialist Tutor Chris V.

Chris V.

Education: B.S., Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
M.A. Ed, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix

Tutor since: August 1995

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, ISEE, SSAT and GMAT

Background: In addition to his years of teaching and tutoring for The Princeton Review, Chris has had a lengthy career in the field of education. He has worked as an Admissions Director for a private school, as a Math and Science teacher for Newark Public schools and as Executive Director for a post-secondary institute. Currently, Chris works as a recruiter and Master Trainer for the Princeton Review to recruit and trains others to be classroom instructors. Chris has been recognized by The Princeton Review with an award from the Research and Development Department as well as Tutor of the Year.

Why he tutors: Chris tutors because he enjoys helping students be able to have more options. He thoroughly looks forward to hearing about all their successes once they start getting accepted to the college of their dreams.

For fun: Chris is left handed, can juggle, has done standup comedy 7 times throughout New Jersey and is incredibly good at carnival games (which is helpful if you want to win a large stuffed animal).

Test Specialist Tutor Tony P.

Tony P.

Education: M.B.A., Loyola University New Orleans
B.B.A., Loyola University New Orleans

Tutor since: October 2007

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, GMAT and GRE

Background: Over the decade he has worked for The Princeton Review, Tony has been nominated for and received awards from his home office in Louisiana for both tutoring and teaching across all of the tests he tutors. He has also worked in Research and Development at The Princeton Review. He has taught courses and spoken at events held at universities and high schools as well as the local offices.

Why he tutors: Tony loves helping students prove to themselves that they can do something they didn’t think they could do, because The Princeton Review helped him do the same.

For fun: Tony likes to write short, fictional autobiographical sketches and spend time with his wife, two children, four dogs, one cat and one fish.

Test Specialist Tutor David S.

David S.

Education: M.D./Ph.D, UTHealth McGovern Medical School (in-progress)

Tutor since: May 2007

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Test, AP Exams and MCAT(G-Chem, Physics)

Background: After earning a B.A. in computer science and biochemistry, David worked for two years as a software developer in Dallas before returning to school for an M.D./Ph.D. He currently studies a protein involved in the chemotherapy response in neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, and in the future, he aspires to be a hematologist-oncologist. In David's spare time he volunteers with resettled refugees in Houston, and he currently serves on the Board of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston-Galveston. ASFHG provides funding and mentorship to teach like-minded graduate students to become leaders in service.

Why he tutors: David loves helping students one-on-one to understand things they find challenging, and finds it incredibly rewarding when he hears back from a student with a success story of an awesome exam score or a recent admission to a dream school.

For fun: David loves to travel internationally (Japan, Belize, Cozumel, and Peru so far!), is an avid SCUBA diver and he is a self-professed current events and politics news junkie.

Test Specialist Tutor Elia Z.

Elia Z.

Education: B.A., English, Cornell University
M.A., English, The University of Texas at Austin

Tutor since: October 2001

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP Exams, GMAT, GRE, and MCAT(CARS)

Background: Elia began working for The Princeton Review in 2001 and discovered his true calling in life: teaching. He has always had a love for learning, so it’s a constant source of fulfillment to work to inspire that in others and help students achieve their educational objectives. Before joining The Princeton Review, Elia played the drums in several rock bands while working a variety of jobs, from record store clerk to IT specialist, in a number of cities across the country. His personal odyssey took him from Ithaca, NY, to St. Louis, MO, to San Francisco, CA, to Austin, TX, where he currently resides.

Why he tutors: Each student presents a new and different challenge—he loves adapting his teaching approach to fit individual needs and help each student achieve his or her testing goals.

For fun: Outside of teaching, Elia enjoys playing the drums/keyboards, creative writing, running, and tennis.

Test Specialist Tutor Tom W.

Tom W.

Education: B.A., Classical Languages and Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley
J.D./M.P.P., Harvard University

Tutor since: November 2005

Test specialtyies: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT (Physics), MCAT (CARS), DAT and OAT

Background: Tom teaches and tutors in person and online, and has trained new teachers in a variety of subjects. He has written course materials for nearly all of the subjects that he teaches and has served as the lead author for the DAT/OAT course and the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 1, as well as serving as a contributing author to the MCAT Physics and Math Review and the LSAT online recorded lessons. Outside of The Princeton Review, he has taught introductory economics at Harvard College. Tom is admitted to the California Bar and probably will get around to practicing law someday.

Why he tutors: Tom loves tutoring because he enjoys helping students overcome the obstacles standing between them and their dream scores.

For fun: In his free time, Tom enjoys playing classic and retro computer games, reading science fiction and fantasy novels and watching San Francisco Bay Area sports teams.

Test Specialist Tutor Cade U.

Cade U.

Education: B.A., Peace, War and Defense, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Global Studies, minor in Chinese, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tutor since: January 2016

Test specialties: ACT, SAT and MCAT(CARS)

Background: Throughout college, Cade spent his college breaks and summers teaching. From teaching outdoor skills at a North Carolina overnight camp to teaching American pop culture in a Shanghai youth program, Cade had taught a wide range of students on many subjects. He also spent summers leading trekkers in Scandinavia and solo backpacking in west China. Cade now works for a nonprofit where he organizes workshops to educate and empower community gardeners to have deeper developmental impacts on their communities.

Why he tutors: Cade loves helping students psychologically conquer tests. He finds that once students know it's beatable, the test is a lot less scary, and their scores show it.

For fun: Cade spends his time hiking, camping, exploring and gallivanting with friends—always with a book or podcast close by.

Test Specialist Tutor Rebecca S.

Rebecca S.

Education: B.A., Classics, Cornell University
M.A., Columbia University

Tutor since: June 1999

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, GMAT, GRE and MCAT(CARS)

Background: Before joining The Princeton Review, Rebecca worked in Special Education in Oakland, CA. She has insight into all aspects of tutoring, and trains new SAT and GMAT teachers. She was The Princeton Review’s Executive Director of Tutoring for 12 years, and she wrote and developed content for The Princeton Review’s books for the ISEE, SAT and GMAT. Rebecca is a born teacher, and she now tutors full time.

Why she tutors: As a tutor, Rebecca’s goal is to help students and parents through the stressful test-taking process so they can focus on other aspects of their lives.

For fun: Rebecca enjoys British mysteries and playing tennis.

Test Specialist Tutor Nan P.

Nan P.

Education: B.A., Linguistics and Comparative Literature, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Teaching, Duke University

Tutor since: April 2014

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT and LSAT

Background: Nan is a certified North Carolina secondary English teacher. She is also a community educator as a presenter and board member of Safe Schools NC, which gives her the opportunity to teach and learn from teachers and students of all identities across North Carolina. No matter the content of what she's teaching, she aims to connect what her students are learning to how they are learning with a focus on transferable skills, such as critical reading, logical reasoning and stress management.

Why she tutors: Nan loves tutoring because it gives her the chance to really understand what a students’ strengths are and how together she can use them to tackle the challenge of standardized tests.

For fun: Nan’s passion besides teaching is woodworking! She mostly works with lathes and band saws to make boxes, bowls, jewelry and toys.

Test Specialist Tutor Tony W.

Tony W.

Education: B.S., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
M.S., Analytical Chemistry, University of Michigan

Tutor since: May 2010

Test specialty: MCAT(GChem)

Background: In addition to his extensive educational background, Tony has written many successful grants for various federal agencies such as the NSF, DOD, and the DOE. He has taught as a faculty member in the university system for more than twenty years.

Why he tutors: Tony appreciates the moment when a student understands a difficult concept (when that light bulb goes on and you can see the comprehension on their face, as well as seeing students succeed on their test and all of their hard work pays off.

For fun: Tony enjoys reading, bowling, and tennis, as well as travel.

Test Specialist Tutor Kristen T.

Kristen T.

Education: B.A., English and American History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Teaching, Concentration in English Language Arts Grades 9–12, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tutor since: June 2005

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP Exams and GRE

Background: In addition to tutoring with The Princeton Review, Kristen is a former high school English teacher who is Nationally Board Certified in English and holds certification in Teaching Reading, K–12. She had worked as a Secondary Literacy Coach and STEM Coordinator within North Carolina Public Schools and currently teaches high school English online.

Why she tutors: Kristen’s favorite part of tutoring is seeing the combined impact of hard work and smart strategies on their scores. She enjoys tutoring because it allows her to focus entirely on one student’s individual needs.

For fun: Kristen and her family love to travel, cook, eat and spend as much time together as possible.

Test Specialist Tutor Lauren T.

Lauren T.

Education: B.A., Communication Studies, Louisiana State University

Tutor since: September 2011

Test specialties: ACT

Background: Lauren began working with The Princeton Review during her time as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University. While at Louisiana State University, Lauren received her bachelor's degree in Communications Studies and was president of LSU's nationally competitive Mixon Lycaeum Speech and Debate team. She also spent a summer in Washington, D.C. interning at The United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum, which she has not been able to stop talking about since.Lauren is currently a professional in the advertising industry.

Why she tutors: Encouraging students to fulfil their potential and helping them leave their anxiety in the dust is the reason Lauren tutors.

For fun: In addition to spreading the word about how to crack standardized tests, Lauren enjoys the finer things in life, mainly: pop-culture. You can chat her up about TV, books and podcasts any time, any place.

Test Specialist Tutor Andy H.

Andy H.

Education: B.A., Physics, Trinity University

Tutor since: May 2009

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests and GRE

Background: Andy's educational background in math and physics has made him very comfortable with things that are structured, and that structural perspective helps him understand standardized tests thoroughly. He believes that everyone should seek to strengthen their minds with continued education. Andy has continued to take classes long after college, including Music Theory from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Songwriting from Berkeley School of Music, and Machine Learning from Stanford. He began his music experience as a drummer and has sought more music knowledge through learning piano, studying music theory and practicing composition and arrangement.

Why he tutors: Andy is fascinated by the way brains work and the way we learn. If you're learning correctly and working your neurons consistently, your brain releases positive chemicals and you can physically feel the "click." By learning something new every day, you'll learn that there's always more to learn about the subject at hand, yourself, others and the world in general.

For fun: On an average day, you can find Andy writing music, taking classes and running.

Test Specialist Tutor David D.

David D.

Education: B.A., Ithaca College
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tutor since: February 2008

Test specialties: GMAT and LSAT

Background: David is a licensed attorney and news reporter for North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. Prior to practicing law, David was a journalist for several newspapers in North Carolina.

Why he tutors: David loves tutoring because he gets to work with motivated, brilliant students who go on to do amazing things. He appreciates getting to play a small part of inspiring their success by helping them conquer the GMAT and LSAT.

For fun: Outside of work, David enjoys playing poker, working out, cooking, watching sports, traveling and reading.

Test Specialist Tutor Jane L.

Jane L.

Education: M.S., Biomedical Sciences, Barry University
B.A., Biological Sciences, University of Chicago

Tutor since: January 2012

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP Exams, SSAT and GRE

Background: Jane started teaching for The Princeton Review while completing her Master’s degree at Barry University. She became a tutor shortly after, and loved the extra attention she can provide when working one-on-one with a student. She dedicates her extra time to volunteering at her local hospice and planning events for her South Florida University of Chicago Alumni Community.

Why she tutors: Jane enjoys the challenge of helping students see things from a different perspective, whether it is finally understanding a concept or master a specific type of test question. One of her favorite things about tutoring is witnessing that “lightbulb moment” in a student (especially when it’s in math!).

For fun: In her free time, Jane is an avid food explorer and an Orange Theory Fitness addict.

Test Specialist Tutor James G.

James G.

Education: B.S., Biology with a Chemistry Minor, Florida State University
DVM Candidate at University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Tutor since: February 2013

Test specialties: ACT, SAT and PSAT

Background: James has been a tutor with The Princeton Review since 2013. Following college, James spent the next two years as a vet technician, before becoming an English teacher at his old high school, Paxon School for Advanced Studies. He is currently DVM at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.

Why he tutors: James has always enjoyed teaching and loves the impact he can make in a student’s life through tutoring.

For fun: His favorite things to do outside of school include running, traveling, watching movies over and over again and listening to audiobooks.

Test Specialist Tutor Paige R.

Paige R.

Education: B.A., International Studies and French Minor, Louisiana State University
B.S., Psychology Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University

Tutor since: January 2010

Test specialties: ACT, GRE and MCAT(CARS)

Background: Paige has been nominated for The Princeton Review's In Blog as one of Louisiana's Top Five teachers. In December 2013, Paige was certified as ACT Master Trainer. As ACT Master Trainer, she trains new teachers how to effectively teach ACT content and strategy. Because of Paige's expertise, she is frequently asked to collaborate with the Research and Development Department.

Why she tutors: Paige loves hearing about her students' success stories. She finds it immensely rewarding to hear her students' scores have increased or they have been accepted to their top schools.

For fun: Paige's interests include traveling, listening to music, and studying other cultures and languages. She also has recently acquired a slight obsession with Pokemon Go.

Test Specialist Tutor James M.

James M.

Education: B.A. in English, Fordham University (Phi Beta Kappa)
Ph.D. in English, University of California, Berkeley

Tutor since: June 1997

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, GMAT and MCAT(CARS)

Background: After earning a PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley, James spent 3 years teaching at Harvard University, where he was a lecturer in History and Literature and in the Freshman Seminar program. In 2003, James was named The Princeton Review’s Teacher of the Year.

Why he tutors: James tutors because he loves watching students learn and gain the skills they need to move on to exciting new opportunities.

For fun: James is a true lover of words. He has been published in The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal and other national publications. When he isn’t writing, James enjoys books and movies.

Test Specialist Tutor Jonathan C.

Jonathan C.

Education: B.S., Biological Engineering, Cornell University
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University

Tutor since: January 2003

Test specialties: ACT, SAT and PSAT

Background: In addition to tutoring, Jonathan serves as The Princeton Review’s National ACT & SAT Content Director -- he is responsible for the creation of all the instructional, practice and testing material for The Princeton Review’s students.

Why he tutors: Jonathan tutors because he wants to help build and nurture self-confidence in his students. He feels immeasurable joy when his former students tell him they hear his voice in their heads sometimes while writing a research paper or working on a problem set.

For fun: Jonathan enjoys the NFL and college football, NBA and college basketball, card games and barbequing.

Test Specialist Tutor Megan M.

Megan M.

Education: B.A., Women and Gender Studies, The Honors College at Arizona State University
B.A., Global Studies, The Honors College at Arizona State University
B.A., Sustainability, The Honors College at Arizona State University

Tutor since: August 2001

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT and GRE

Background: While working as a high school debate coach during college, Megan discovered her passion for teaching. She started with The Princeton Review in the spring 2011 and has since seen consistent score improvements with her students. Megan truly enjoys working with her students, and works as a tutoring coordinator for The Princeton Review, thus giving her a greater ability to impact students’ lives.

Why she tutors: Megan enjoys helping her students own the learning process, turning it into less of a chore and more of an exciting opportunity to realize their full potential.

For fun: In her free time, Megan works with local animal shelters and fosters needy dogs. Megan can also be found memorizing grammar rules and challenging her teammates to grammar throw downs.

Test Specialist Tutor Rachel W.

Rachel W.

Education: B.A., English, West Virginia Wesleyan College
M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Montana

Tutor since: March 2013

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, LSAT and MCAT (CARS)

Background: Rachel has taught Composition and Creative Writing at the college level. She has also worked with high school students on higher education and career planning as a high school Career Coach in Virginia.

Why she tutors: Rachel enjoys seeing students make connections and eventually build up their confidence for taking these tests that can seem so daunting.

For fun: When she has free time, Rachel enjoys traveling, reading and making sure her slightly hyperactive dog gets exercise!

Test Specialist Tutor Linda N.

Linda N.

Education: B.A. Languages, Fairfield University

Tutor since: September 1992

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, SSAT and GRE

Background: After working for 10 years in Management Training and Development, Linda began teaching for The Princeton Review. She has consistently been in high demand as a tutor, and in 2013 Linda had the highest number of tutoring hours in the company. In addition to tutoring, Linda has contributed to The Princeton Review as a training and development professional and works as a certified College Admissions Counselor.

Why she tutors: According to Linda, “the best part of this job is knowing that each student has accomplished his or her goals and is on the way to the next educational step.”

For fun: Linda’s personal interests include travel, both in the U.S. and abroad, where she likes to use her foreign language skills.

Test Specialist Tutor Brooks B.

Brooks B.

Education: Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
M.A., The George Washington University
B.A., Baylor University

Tutor since: September 2010

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT and GRE

Background: A native of the DFW area, Brooks lived in Washington, DC for nine years while he pursued graduate degrees and worked. He helps manage The Princeton Review’s school-based programs throughout North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. These programs help predominately low-income students gain access to college by providing them with college advising, test prep and assistance finding financial aid.

Why he tutors: Brooks’ favorite thing about tutoring is working together with a student to create a tailored plan to get him or her to a specific goal. He also enjoys watching students become less anxious, more comfortable and more confident in the weeks they work together.

For fun: Brooks loves to read, watch movies and play around with his dog Rudy.

Test Specialist Tutor Kyle P.

Kyle P.

Education: B.F.A, Theatre Arts, Boston University (graduated cum laude)

Tutor since: April 2000

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, GRE, and MCAT (Bio, G-Chem)

Background: After graduating from Texas A&M with a lifetime teaching certificate, Kyle worked as a high school teacher in San Antonio, TX. He then moved into research, working at Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research analyzing genes involved in lipid metabolism. After 9 years of pipetting, Kyle wanted a more hands on job and moved into nursing. After working in ICUs and ORs, Kyle now teaches for The Princeton Review full time. Kyle is the lead instructor the MCAT Immersion program, a master trainer for MCAT Biology, and a premier tutor.

Why he tutors: For Kyle, the best part about tutoring is being able to focus on exactly what the student needs and being able to make sure the student understands the subject.

For fun: In his spare time Kyle likes to play disc golf, work on the house he is currently flipping and spend time with his two awesome children.

Test Specialist Tutor Sarah S.

Sarah S.

Education: B.A., Political Science, Loyola University Maryland

Tutor since: April 2016

Test specialties: ACT, SAT and PSAT

Background: Sarah's first tutoring experience was during her college years. She taught basic literacy and math to adults as a volunteer at the Saint Ambrose Outreach Center in Baltimore. It was there that she saw first-hand how knowledge has the power to lift a person out of poverty and despair. Prior to joining The Princeton Review team as an SAT and ACT teacher in June 2015, she worked in financial services.

Why she tutors: Tutoring students have dreams: big and small. Sarah considers it a great privilege to help students on their journey to college and beyond. She says, "Teaching is where I should have been all along."

For fun: Sarah is an American History enthusiast, Science Fiction fan, and an avid seamstress. She serves on several committees at her children's school, and when she isn't teaching or tutoring, she is usually planning a school event or making costumes for the school play.

Test Specialist Tutor Yasmin P.

Yasmin P.

Education: B.A., Business Management and Administration, City College of New York (CUNY)

Tutor since: March 2016

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT and SAT Subject Tests

Background: Yasmin’s teaching experience dates back to helping her mother study for her US citizenship test at the tender age of 6. Currently, Yasmin is an executive assistant for a national hotel chain with its roots in New York. During her college career, she worked full-time as a manager of the college's bookstore where she recommended many of The Princeton Review’s study guides to her customers.

Why she tutors: Yasmin enjoys being an additional resource to students in their quest to continue their education.

For fun: Being the eldest of four, competition is inherent: bowling, video games, and napping are among our favorite extracurricular activities. A New York native, Yasmin enjoys all things New York: people watching on the High Line, walking through Central Park, riding the train during off-peak hours and New York-style pizza.

Test Specialist Tutor Adam K.

Adam K.

Education: B.A., Theater & Literary Arts, Brown University
M.F.A., Motion Picture Production, University of Miami

Tutor since: September 2009

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, SHSAT, GMAT, GRE and MCAT (CARS)

Background: Adam has always enjoyed teaching, mentoring and helping others in different capacities over the years: as a volunteer at South Miami’s After School House in high school, a peer advisor for entering freshmen in college, an admissions interviewer for the Brown Club of Miami after graduation and a longtime tutor for The Princeton Review. He’s taught SAT courses and served as a trip leader for teen summer programs in Oxford, Barcelona, and Florence with The Princeton Review and others. In addition, he’s worked in research and development on content editing for The Princeton Review’s GRE and SHSAT curricula.
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Why he tutors: Adam loves working with students of all different ages, personalities, and learning styles and finding new ways to reinterpret familiar material each time; every student is a new adventure.

For fun: When not working for The Princeton Review, Adam can often be found taking in new films in local NYC indie theaters, reading up on politics, playing games, and performing and watching musical improv comedy.

Test Specialist Tutor Marquisha P.

Marquisha P.

Education: B.A., English College of Mount Saint Vincent
M.S., Business Administration and Leadership, CUNY SPS
M.A., Industrial Organizational Psychology

Tutor since: June 2015

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Test, SHSAT and LSAT

Background: Marquisha’s love for teaching began as a financial adviser. She had the opportunity to teach professionals about their financial lives and transform an intimidating and emotional topic and make it more comfortable for them. She’s now able to do the same thing with her students.

Why she tutors: For Marquisha, the ability to witness that moment when a student says, "You make this all seem so much easier!" makes it all worthwhile.

For fun: She loves to read, watch old movies and study natural health.

Test Specialist Tutor Andy S.

Andy S.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Pittsburgh
Master of Arts, Religious Studies, University of Missouri
Master of Science of Education, Canisius College

Tutor since: June 2014

Test specialties: ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, GMAT, GRE and LSAT

Background: Andy is a certified high school social studies teacher in New York State and has several years of teaching experience at all levels –from kindergarten through college. Andy works with students to help them figure out a way to reach their goals.

Why he tutors: Andy loves tutoring because of that moment when everything clicks into place for the student. He believes that the Aha! moment is amazing to witness and to be a part of.

For fun: When he’s not tutoring, Andy can usually be found spending time with his wife and young daughter or working on his history podcast.

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