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

Dean L.
Harvard University
Dean
SAT: 2330

Dean graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's in neuroscience. He has taught biology, math, and SAT/ACT/GRE as both a tutor and a classroom instructor. He is now pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at Harvard University, and is a TA for introductory life science courses there.

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Della J.
Dartmouth
Della
ACT: 36

Della graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth with an AB in Government. Having taught test prep to a wide range of students in various one-on-one, small-group, and large-group settings, Della has been developing student-specific SAT and ACT curricula for many years.

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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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Flann C.
Princeton University
Flann
SAT: 2320

Flann graduated with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University. She has taught students from elementary school to college age in a wide array of subjects and is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition.

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Julian B.
Columbia University
Julian
SAT: 2210

Julian Bass-Krueger graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Media Studies. He has tutored in both New York and Vienna to over a hundred students in everything from one-on-one sessions to group SAT classes.

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Kalil C.
Pomona College
Kalil
SAT: 2250

Kalil received his B.A 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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Lee H.
University of California, Davis
Lee
SAT: 1600 (1600 scale)

With a perfect SAT score, an MS from UC Davis, and a lifetime of teaching and tutoring experience, Lee excels at helping students reach their top scores. He particularly enjoys helping students learn the SAT and ACT in a way that will help them not just on test day, but throughout college and beyond.

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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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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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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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Scott W.
Princeton University
Scott
SAT: 1570 (1600 scale)

After receiving a top score on the SAT, Scott attended Princeton University, where he graduated with honors and a BA in English. Since then, he has tutored hundreds of high school students preparing for the SAT and ACT, working in both one-on-one and classroom settings. Scott specializes in tailoring a lesson plan uniquely suited to each student.

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Vivian H.
Stanford University
Vivian
SAT: 1570 (1600 scale)

After receiving a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford, Vivian went on to receive her MD from Columbia University. As she completes her residency in Vascular Surgery, she continues to tutor and teach so she can share her deep knowledge of the tests with her students.

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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.

David Hinshillwood:
Manager
David Hinshillwood
SAT:
2290
Harvard University

David graduated from Harvard University with a joint degree in History and Literature and the Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. At PrepScholar he uses his insider knowledge of Ivy League schools to help students get into their dream schools. He 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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