Our Hiring Process

  • 100+
    Instructor applications
    1
  • 15
    First-round interviews
    2
  • 5 In-depth mock tutoring sessions
    with a 15-point evaluation
    3
  • 1 Perfect tutor
    hired
    4

Meet Our Tutors

Elliot S.
Harvard University
Elliot
SAT: 2200

Elliot got his start in education by tutoring his peers in a wide range of subjects while studying Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Harvard University. He is currently pursing a Master's degree in Data Science at NYU while working with a diverse range of students both nationally and internationally.

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Eric C.
Harvard University
Eric
ACT: 36

Eric graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard with an AB in History. He has taught government and other topics to hundreds of students in countries including Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and China. He's currently pursuing a PhD in American History.

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Erika J.
University of Washington
Erika
ACT: 35

Erika graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a BS in Biology. Since then, in addition to her work in improving PrepScholar's practice questions and lessons, she has worked as a Director of a private learning center to develop curriculum and original courses for the new SAT, the updated ACT, and other standardized tests.

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Isabelle M.
Columbia University
Isabelle
SAT: 1530 (1600 scale)

Isabelle is currently a student at Columbia University working towards a dual BA in Political Science and English. She has taught high school students in numerous subjects throughout New York City. She specializes in helping students find the most strategic approach to every question.

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Jourdan S.
Brown University
Jourdan
ACT: 35

Jourdan is a student at Brown University working towards a BA in Public Policy. Her tutoring experience ranges from one-on-one academic and standardized test preparation with high school students to small-group instruction for adult incarcerated students. She specializes in pattern-based strategies.

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Julianna L.
Brown University
Julianna
SAT: 2380

Julianna is completing a BS in Applied Math and Biology at Brown University and has tutored numerous students in SAT/ACT test prep, as well as in specific subjects such as chemistry, biology, and math. While working towards attending medical school, Julianna is dedicated to helping students achieve their goals in high school and beyond.

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Kalil C.
Pomona College
Kalil
SAT: 2250

Kalil received his BA from Pomona College before going on to receive a Master's in Education from the University of California, LA, and he has been tutoring and teaching ever since. He has worked with students of all backgrounds, learning styles and starting scores to reach their goals.

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Kristen L.
The University of Chicago
Kristen
ACT: 36 SAT: 1590 (1600 scale)

Kristen graduated from the University of Chicago with Honors in Anthropology and Comparative Human Development. She has been teaching test prep in both one-on-one and classroom settings for over six years. She specializes in demystifying tricky test questions and developing concrete strategies for each section of the test.

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Levon H.
University of California, LA
Levon
SAT: 1570 (1600 scale)

Levon graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a BA in Linguistics. Before, during, and after studying at UCLA, Levon has worked as a college counselor and test prep tutor, serving a variety of populations both international and domestic.

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Mary K.
Pomona College
Mary
SAT: 2240

Mary studied Mathematics and Media at Pomona College and graduated Cum Laude. She also holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the University of Southern California, where she served as a TA for both high school writing courses and undergraduate theatre history courses. In her work as a tutor, she specializes in math and test structure comprehension.

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Merav E.
Northwestern University
Merav
SAT: 2300

Merav graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University before going on to obtain her Masters in Classical Texts from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She now lives in Atlanta, Ga, where she works full time tutoring students in academics and test preparation.

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Michael C.
Columbia University
Michael
SAT: 1500 (1600 scale)

Michael has been a top test prep teacher and tutor since graduating Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University in 2010. He has worked with students all over the world, and he specializes in building students' strategies and insider knowledge so that they can ace the test with confidence.

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Miguel C.
University of Texas at Austin
Miguel
ACT: 35

Miguel earned dual degrees in Computer Science and English at UT Austin. He has since served as a mentor on strategic test prep for hundreds of students both in one-on-one and classroom settings. He enjoys approaching the learning process as an opportunity to set and achieve well-defined goals that develop the best version of each student, scholastically and beyond.

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Olivia M.
University of Southern California
Olivia
SAT: 1550 (1600 scale)

Since graduating with Honors from the University of Southern California, Olivia has tutored hundreds of students for the SAT and ACT. She has also taught workshops, classes, and bootcamps all designed to get her students top scores. As a professional musician, she also brings a creativity to her teaching that allows her to connect with students of all backgrounds.

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Samantha G.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Samantha
SAT: 1590 (1600 scale)

Samantha graduated from MIT with a BS in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and a minor in Theater Arts. She has been tutoring students of all backgrounds in-person and online for the past 5 years. Samantha enjoys working with each student's individual learning style to help them master difficult concepts.

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Scott R.
University of Southern California
Scott
SAT: 1570 (1600 Scale)

Scott graduated with Honors from the University of Southern California, earned an MFA in Poetry from NYU, and is now working toward a PhD in Literature at USC. He has nearly a decade of experience helping students of all skill levels and learning styles, and translates his deep familiarity with standardized tests into tailored and unique strategies.

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Shannon C.
Brown University
Shannon
SAT: 1550 (1600 Scale)

Shannon graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Sociology and from Brown University with a MA in Urban Education Policy. For the past nine years, she has worked with students from middle school through college in a variety of capacities, including teaching the SAT and ACT both as a classroom teacher and one-on-one tutor.

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Sharon B.
Vanderbilt University
Sharon
SAT: 2280

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University, Sharon earned a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. She achieved her national certification in K-12 school counseling and has a decade of experience as a school counselor, college application advisor, and freshman admissions reviewer.

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William V.
Yale University
William
ACT: 36

William graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a BA in history. With hundreds of hours of tutoring experience in subjects ranging from college level economics to elementary American history, William specializes in one-on-one ACT and SAT preparation, as well as college counseling.

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Meet Our Management Team

Diana Patton:
Director
Diana Patton

SAT: 1550/1600

Swarthmore College

Diana holds a dual degree in Mathematics Education and English Literature, as well as a secondary teaching certification, from Swarthmore College. She has been teaching and tutoring for over 10 years, and she brings her deep knowledge of the test together with her passion for teaching to keep improving PrepScholar's tutoring program.

Fred Zhang:
Founder
Fred Zhang

SAT: 2400

ACT: 35

Harvard University

Fred holds a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and a Doctorate in Economics from Harvard University. He leads customer outreach and marketing at PrepScholar. Fred is passionate about connecting with the PrepScholar user community and using your feedback to improve our product constantly. He also designed the advanced algorithms that pinpoint your weaknesses and tailor your educational program for you.



Jordan Pearson:
Manager  

Jordan earned a Master of Music degree and has taught private students and lead educational workshops. Jordan ensures each student is matched with their perfect tutor, and supports both our tutors and our students with advice, answers, and resources for the best prep possible.

Testimonials

I had 4 hours with my tutor. It was pretty amazing. The best thing was that she was right there while I was doing the SAT questions, which helped to understand where I was going wrong. For every wrong, and correct, answer, we would go over my thought process and she would tell me where I was going wrong. I learned how to better myself through this, which was amazing. My writing accuracy increased and my essay improved a ton.
Vanshika M.
Vanshika M.
My daughter Elissa got her ACT scores today and we are so excited with the results!! Her composite is now a 31, with the breakdown of 31 in English, 26 in Math, 34 in Reading, and 33 in Science. WOW!!! is all I can say!! As a parent it was fabulous to see her get these scores today and see the excitement in her eyes! You guys really gave her the boost she needed and gave her some added confidence! This is the best money I have ever spent!! I will recommend you guys to other parents! Thanks again!!
Melissa R.
Melissa R. (mother of Elissa) ACT: 31
I just want to thank you and your team for all the help! I am very happy with all my scores and never have to worry about the SAT's again! When I saw I went up 90 points in reading alone since I started Prepscholar tutoring I was shocked. I did not think my improvement would be so big in this section because it is where I have struggled the most. I am also happy I hit 700 in grammar. Breaking an overall score of 2000 was a huge accomplishment for me! Your program made me familiar with almost 95% of the math and grammar problems and clearly gave me amazing tips on how to succeed in the passage based reading sections.
Kyle P.
Kyle P.
Alex improved his SAT score so much with PrepScholar! In January, his reading was 550, math was 600, and writing was 580 with an essay score of 6. In May, his reading was 660, math was 690, and writing was 620 with an essay score of 6. Given that he improved 240 points (wow!) after working with the PrepScholar program, we can truly attest to the success of your service. We couldn't have asked for more from an online service. I know you are making improvements all of the time. In less than 3 years my other son will be signing up for your program, that is for sure. Thanks for all of your help and I wish you and your colleagues great success with this program.
Petra C.
Petra C.
You are the absolute best! My son was so happy when he came out. He did much better on this test than he did on the previous test. When my son came out of the previous test, he seemed down in the dumps. We knew right then and there, that the results were probably not going to be what we had hoped for, and that we would be exploring other options. After taking Prepscholar, he came out of the test with a huge smile on his face and told us right away that he did so much better. I shared PrepScholar with two Moms from his baseball team over the weekend. Their sons took the test on Saturday and they will wait on results the end of this month. Like my son, both boys were tutored with a program that fell short of delivering the results that they were hoping to see. I shared with them how dedicated my son has been with your program, and how motivating you were with him. As his parents, I am not quite sure how I can thank you for that moment. Thank you for everything!
Eileen H.
Eileen H.
I just got my scores back and I’m pleased to tell you that I made above my target score for the Critical Reading Section, meeting Kennesaw State University’s requirements! I am absolutely overjoyed and cannot thank you enough for helping me prepare for the SAT through Prep Scholar! It truly has made a difference, and y’all have done a fantastic job with everything!
Holly R.
Holly R. SAT: 1150 (on 1600 Scale)
I just wanted to thank you for the program. It really helped me with the test by changing my way of thinking. I went from a 1680 to an 1880, and I think I can still do even better. I just wanted to let you know that your program really worked out for me and helped me succeed. Thanks for everything!
Joe T.
Joe T. SAT: 1880
I got a 2100 and I am extremely happy with my score! I am very happy with how far I've come! My reading score is now a 690, math 690, and writing 720. I was the most happy with my writing as it improved greatly and I know that has a lot to do with the lessons I learned in PrepScholar!
Bella D.
Bela D. SAT: 2100
I would like to say a quick thank you to you for helping me prepare for my ACT. I took my test in February and scored a 35 and I'm very happy with the result.
Lucas E. ACT: 35
Andy [my son] improved to a 2080! Andy had a big improvement compared to previous one at 1870. Thanks!
Mary L.
Mary L. (mother of Andy) SAT: 2080
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