Our Tutors

 

Our tutors have graduated from elite institutions, and have a track record of academics and professional excellence. We conduct rigorous, multi-tiered screenings to find only the most gifted, accomplished, effective and engaging candidates.  We can guarantee that all of our tutors: (1) are absolute experts in the standardized test(s) or course subject(s) they are tutoring; (2) are top scoring, highly credentialed and accomplished; (3) have a passion for helping students succeed; (4) are engaging and inspirational human beings.  In addition, our tutors undergo comprehensive training in our methods.  The defining feature of this training and our pedagogy is that we get substantial, rapid and enduring results by transforming your child’s entire disposition, training her or him to be a thoughtful, strategic and fearless problem solver.  Meet some of our tutors below:

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Asia Stewart

Harvard University (Magna Cum Laude)

     A.B. in Government and Studies of

    Women, Gender and Sexuality

University of Cambridge

     M. Phil with Merit, Sociology

     of Marginality and Exclusion

Asia Stewart is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, writing instructor, and application consultant. Her artistic works have been showcased in multiple NYC venues including the Mercury Store, Untitled Space, NARS Foundation, A.I.R. Gallery, and Kellen Gallery, and one piece was recently acquired by North Carolina's Mint Museum.

 

Asia is certainly no stranger to the pressures and demands of applications and panel reviews. She now uses the strategies she has learned in her own career to help students improve their writing and editing skills and confidently navigate the SHSAT, SSAT, SAT, and ACT exams.  

 

Stewart first formally began working as a writing instructor while studying at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge and now has over five years of tutoring experience. Her students have successfully received a number of fellowships and gained admission to undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs at universities that include UC Berkeley, Columbia University, New York University, Rice University, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. 

 

Inspired by models of reciprocal teaching, Asia believes that students should have more agency in classroom settings. She teaches with empathy and finds it most rewarding to watch students celebrate themselves and recognize their own greatness. 

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Mariel Calloway

Princeton University

     B.A., English Literature

Mariel Calloway received a B.A. in English Literature from Princeton University and has over seven years of experience working with students of all ages. Her specialties include teaching math fundamentals and the basics of literary essay composition. Mariel enjoys working with students to develop strategies to address academic weaknesses, and create effective study habits that will allow them to become better writers and thinkers. Outside of teaching, Mariel has been published internationally as a professional photojournalist, and enjoys racing as a recreational triathlete. 

Ross Boltyanskiy, PhD

Yale University

     PhD in Physics, specializing in 

     biomechanical physics

University of Chicago

     BS in Mathematics

     BA in Physics (Honors)

My name is Ross Boltyanskiy. I was born in Ukraine but have spent most of my life in the United States. I love both teaching and learning! I appreciate the beauty in the world around us, which I sometimes see through math and physics. I hope to empower my students to excel in whatever subject they choose and also help them build a bit of the appreciation I feel.

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Catherine Gbekie

Cornell University

     B.S., Biology and Society

     Minor, Business

Columbia University (Currently attending)

     M.D.

My name is Catherine, but my friends and family call me Katie. In May 2021, I graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Biology and Society and a minor in Business. I am currently working as a clinical research assistant at Weill Cornell Medicine before matriculating to medical school this fall. I love working with kids, teaching others, and tutoring my peers. I also love to dance, cook, and travel! I have a plethora of experience tutoring the SAT and ACT, and I specialize in the math and science components of the STEM curriculum for grades K-12. I have an abundance of experience as a tutor and a teaching assistant for college-level physics and organic chemistry as well. I am happy to provide services for any of the afore-mentioned classes and/or MCAT preparation. My professional and academic history and standardized testing performance have earned me 20+ medical school interviews and 15+ medical acceptances, a few of which are among the top five medical programs in the nation. I look forward to working and learning with you!

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Joy Yun

Yale University (Currently Attending)

     B.S,, Neuroscience

     B.A., Religious Studies

Joy Yun was born in South Korea and moved to Texas at a very young age. She is currently at Yale University studying Neuroscience and Religious Studies. She holds a strong passion for education and has extensive teaching experience, having taught students ranging from age three to the collegiate level. As a former teaching intern, she is skilled in assessing her students’ needs and accommodating to individual learning styles. Joy loves working with younger students and is excited to share her passion for learning with her students. She makes it her priority to learn more about her students’ personal interests and aspirations so that she can help her students succeed and fulfill their goals. In her free time, Joy loves to bake macarons and go on nightly walks in the fresh air.