Test Prep New York is always looking for talented tutors and coaches to join our staff in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and other select cities.
If you have a track record for inspiring students to improve standardized test scores and/or grades as well as significant teaching and/or tutoring experience, stellar scores (on the tests you want to teach), an advanced degree or a ‘specialty’ and/or a sensitivity to learning styles, differences and needs-sets, we want to hear from you.
Interested individuals are encouraged to send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Test Prep New York offers the highest quality instruction by matching our clients with only the most experienced and knowledgeable tutors. TPNY tutors are results-oriented and invested in improving students’ scores and knowledge base.
Alessandra was born in Manhattan, and grew up in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Vermont, and Massachusetts. She studied acting in London while working towards a B.A. in Literature and Drama from Hampshire College, and holds an M.F.A. from the Film Division of Columbia University. She has tutored students since 1995, and worked specifically on the verbal portion of standardized tests since 1999. She lives in Brooklyn, and spends a great deal of time taking photographs.
Amy is our Los Angeles tutor extraordinaire. She teaches all K-8 subjects, as well as available for tutoring SAT, ACT, SAT II Literature, ISEE, HSPT, GMAT, GRE, AP English Language, AP English Composition, Math through Algebra 1, all English and Literature courses and Writing. She has been tutor for twelve years in a variety of academic disciplines, particularly standardized test preparation. After graduating top of her class at UCLA with a BA in Theatre, she put her dramatic expertise to use by applying it to the field of education, and inspiring students to achieve their best. Amy has extensive experience teaching students with learning challenges and enjoys helping students improve their grammar, organization, and writing style, and educating students in proper writing techniques, organizational formats, and more appropriate sentence structures.
Amy H.’s tutoring career began when she was in high school in New Jersey. She scored 800 on both the SAT I Math section and SAT II Math subject test, as well as the SAT II Chinese subject test. She graduated from Cornell University where she studied Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. She has seven years math tutoring experience in middle and high school (including standardized tests, SAT) and two years tutoring Mandarin. Currently, Amy is getting her master degree in Mathematics Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is student teaching at Stuyvesant High School and teaches Algebra II. She tutors a variety of things for TPNY including middle school math, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Linear Algebra, and Discrete Mathematics and AP Chinese. In addition, she teaches test preparation for all Math topics for the Regents, AP (Calculus and Statistics), SHSAT, PSAT, SAT I , SAT II, ACT, GRE and GMAT.
Andrew is a singer, songwriter, performing Improver and test preparer extraordinaire. He started his professional career in finance as a consultant at Andersen Consulting in NYC. After some time in the corporate world he set his sights on teaching and began with the SAT moving into teaching tests for graduate, business and law school through as well as developing curriculum for a boutique test prep company in Brooklyn. He has excellent GMAT and LSAT scores, 97th percentile and 98th percentile respectively and is a naturally dynamic teacher who values not only expertise in the subject matter but the ability to bring complex ideas into everyday language. Andrew is a huge fan of Russian literature, has an uncanny appreciation for the sport of Boxing and is an avid reader of the Economist. Before joining TPNY he spent a year in Brazil teaching English and learning Portuguese. Oi! He teaches a variety of courses for TPNY as well as MindFlow.
Bob has been taking, and excelling at standardized tests for a long time. He’s also taught and tutored SAT, SATII, GRE and GMAT for over 20 years. In addition to standardized test prep he has been a visiting professor in mathematics at the Cooper Union School of Engineering. There he taught courses ranging from vector calculus to general relativity. In addition to tutoring Bob has worked as a financial consultant at JPMorgan Chase and Fannie Mae. There he developed bond and options models in addition to providing general training for the staff. He also has developed a course in financial engineering which he teaches to financial professionals. Bob formal training is in mathematics. He studied number theory at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. His current field of interest is arithmetic algebraic geometry. Bob teaches math to our clients in Washington D.C. and New York.
Brian was born in New Jersey and grew up in the Greater Philadelphia Area. He received his B.S. from Arcadia University where he majored in Mathematics as well as studied Computer Science, Physics, French, and Music. Brian gained valuable teaching experience working in the Math Tutor Lab every semester. He received Dean’s List recognition multiple times, was inducted into the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and graduated in 2008 Magna Cum Laude. Brian immediately went on to graduate school at Columbia University in New York City. In 2010 he received a M.A. in Statistics. While at Columbia he co-founded the first ever SAS Club and served as its president. Brian instructed his peers in the use of this renowned statistical program. After graduation he spent some time working in Boston and returns to academia in the fall, beginning cousework leading to his Ph.D. Brian teaches a multitude of math courses for TPNY, for students in middle school up through college, high level math.
Christina, a native New Yorker, has recently graduated from Hunter College High School, a specialized high school located in the Upper East Side. Prior to working as a tutor for Test Prep New York, she worked there as an intern here where she had exposure to the multitude of tests and training offered there. She personally has extensive experience with standardized testing (having taken the Hunter entrance exam, scored a 2380 on the SAT, and 800′s on both the Chinese SAT II and the SAT Math II subject tests). In addition to beginning to work with TPNY clients, she has long tutored peers in a variety of subjects and disciplines. Christina is currently pursuing her BA in Art History at NYU’s College of Arts and Science, where she received a full scholarship to attend. Christina tutors the SSAT, SHSAT, SAT, ACT and various high school subjects.
Conrad grew up in Manhattan and started working as a volunteer in a pre-school classroom at a young age, where he learned the value of respecting and nurturing the unique potential of each child. He carried this lesson into his work as a private tutor for peers and younger students throughout his studies at Bard High School Early College and Brown University, where he took advanced courses in literature, music, abstract mathematics, and history, while concentrating in neuroscience. His command of a broad range of subjects has helped him to achieve scores in the highest percentiles in the SHSAT, SAT, LSAT, and MCAT, all of which he currently teaches for TPNY. Most recently, he has worked as a line cook in an upscale New American restaurant in TriBeCa and as a keyboardist in a NYC-based electronic pop band. While he explores his graduate program options and narrows down the career he would like to pursue, his passion for learning and extensive teaching experience are well put to use as a TPNY tutor in the high-achieving homes throughout the city where he was raised. When he’s not teaching he’s on the road with his band on tour.
Dan is a practicing attorney who is building up a general solo practice after having worked at a boutique eminent domain firm. He graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2007, and shortly thereafter passed the California bar exam and was admitted to practice in all California courts. Prior to law school, he had an extensive and varied background in education, working as a tutor through high school and college, as a substitute teacher, and as a bridge teacher and lecturer both privately, for various bridge clubs, and at American Contract Bridge League regional tournaments.
In addition to his J.D. from UCLA, he also graduated cum laude from California State University at Fullerton with a B.A. in English. He is also a tournament chess expert (United States Chess Federation) , bridge (American Contract Bridge League silver life master), and poker player, and a magician member of the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. He is also an avid writer and reader, with a passion for early 20th century American literature, and a weakness for detective fiction. Dan scored in the 99th percentile for the LSAT, and currently teaches LSAT and other standardized tests for TPNY in Los Angeles. He has been tutoring the subject since 2008 and has developed a variety of unique methods focused on both accuracy and efficiency. In addition to being a pleasure to work with, he has an impressive track record for helping students improve their score.
Dan For over a dozen years, Dan has tutored hundreds of students for a wide range of standardized tests – including the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, SAT & ACT – as well as in the context of academic coursework. Dan’s students have achieved sustained academic and professional success, with several former tutees matriculating in various graduate and undergraduate programs at Ivy League universities, Stanford, MIT, CalTech, and other elite universities.
Dan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature and a Citation in French. At Harvard, Dan was active as a volunteer tutor and in dramatics, performing in nineteen shows, including with the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. In addition, Dan graduated from Georgetown Law with a J.D. degree and is a practicing attorney with a major New York City law firm.
David is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo where he earned degrees in math, education, and communication. As a master Math tutor, he has an impressive track record in raising students’ grades and improving their test scores. He is patient, and employs a combination of simple explanations, practice, and confidence building exercises, to provide tools for success. David teaches a variety of math subjects for TPNY on Long Island and Queens, including SAT, PSAT, SAT, Regents, AP and academic math courses.
Doug is founding member and Partner with a capital management firm based in New York City. His company is involved in trading Equities, Futures and Options. It is active in new issue, spot and secondary trading markets. In addition, they develop automated trading algorithms and use them in trading the equity and futures.
Doug has been involved in the financial markets for over 20 years as a Broker, Trader, Analyst and Algorithmic developer at Drexel Burnham Lambert, EchoTrade an affiliate of Merrill Lynch and Avatar Securities in New York. Doug has employed varying strategies from high frequency to swing trading practices, to hedged Long/Short equity portfolio management. Returns have varied through the years depending on the strategies employed from a 500% return in 2000 to more recent returns of -15% to +25%. In fact, Doug has personal experience with all the subjects/tests he teaches from personal hands on experience, such as the Series 7. He uses multiple options strategies in his trading and portfolio management to enhance the return of securities and optimize the risk-return profile of portfolios. Doug received his BA in Economics and International Relations and graduated with honors from Boston University and has his MBA from Cornell University. Doug teaches GMAT, Series 7, Economics and higher-level math for TPNY. Doug has a great personality, is knowledgeable, and his passion for this material is contagious.
Evan was born and raised in New Jersey, and graduated from Cook College at Rutgers University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. He graduated cum laude and as an outstanding scholar in biological sciences. He additionally completed an independent study in microbiology, and completed one year of a M.S. program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics before being accepted into Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where he is in his third year of study. One of his primary extracurricular activities at Columbia is involvement in Mentorship and Education Committee of the Columbia Chapter of the American Student Dental Association. In this capacity, he organizes various events geared towards aiding students in classes significantly more difficult than those to which they were accustomed in college. He has extensive experience assisting students with clinical anatomy and dental sciences, and has also collaborated on reviews in physiology and pathology. Between helping other students and analyzing the study habits of himself and his peers, he has gained an understanding of the varying methods individuals use for studying, noting that each person goes about their business in a slightly different way. Evan teaches various science and Dental exams (DAT and NBDE) for TPNY. In his other personal time, he enjoys skiing, playing ice hockey, and staying active.
Greg is a professional teacher with over six years of tutoring experience. He started tutoring the SAT as an undergraduate for the Princeton Review. After graduation, he moved to China where he spent two years teaching English. Upon his return, he moved to Washington DC, to complete a Masters degree in International Affairs (specializing in Asia) while also working for the US Department of State. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University where he teaches Political Science and tutors the SAT, GRE and GMAT for TPNY. Greg motivates his students to perform their best by implementing a customized, systematic approach to learning test content and mastering strategy.
Harry is a lawyer and criminal justice policy consultant, and is currently developing a new non-profit urban farm and small business incubator called Replanting Roots. Growing up in Metro Detroit, he began studying nuclear engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (B.S.E.), followed by theology, philosophy, and religion in Jerusalem, Israel, and applied that knowledge as a tutor and counselor at a boarding school for new immigrants to Israel. He returned to study law and criminology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the first J.D. & M.A. Criminology joint degree student. Since graduating school, Harry has worked as a lawyer, criminal policy & business consultant, and social entrepreneur in New York, California and Michigan. Harry has also worked as a counselor for college students, and is an experienced meditator. Well versed in English, he teaches SAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT Verbal Reasoning, of course, the LSAT, and more, for TPNY. He teaches our students in the Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor area.
Heather graduated March of 1993 from The School of Nursing at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida. She passed the NCLEX exam in July 1993 on the first try. A “self-proclaimed” adrenaline junkie, Heather quickly advanced into Critical Care. She spent 10 years specializing in the Medical, Surgical and non-interventional Cardiology Intensive Care in Florida and as a contract nurse. In 2001 she moved to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina and the day Shift. In exchange for Heather’s experience the hospital trained her in Post Anesthesia Care. She served as the Critical Care educator conducting in-services on topics such as vasoactive and anti-arrythymic medications plus invasive lines and equipment. Heather found her niche at this small-town hospital and the recovery room became her passion. Three years later in New York City she obtained her CPAN credential on the first try. Currently she works at The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian’s recovery room.
In addition to clinical expertise, Heather possesses an ability to score well on standardized tests. She understands the unique nature of NCLEX and nursing exam questions. As a traveler she was required to prove her knowledge at a new institution every three months. She passed each test on the first try. Instructors at Palm Beach Community College prepared their class to pass the NCLEX exam on their first try and her class achieved a 95% pass rate. Heather teaches NCLEX to private clients and in our classes.
Jae earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University, where he was also on the Men’s Track and Field team. After a number of years gaining experience in engineering and software programming at Fortune 500 companies such as Nike Inc. and Intel Corp., he attended medical school and earned his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, ranked in the top 15 nationally among research medical schools. During medical school, he was able to take a year off and do research on Diffusion Tensor Imaging and published his work with others in the journal Cerebral Cortex. After medical school he did his intern year of residency in pediatrics. He has decided to return to research at Weill Cornell Medical College and looks to expand his experiences into the medical education industry. He has tutored numerous students throughout his career. He continues to be active in sports and enjoys soccer, basketball, ultimate, and snowboarding. When not running around chasing a ball or flying disc, he runs mentally with a challenging game of scrabble or chess.
James has years of experience as a Jewish educator and tutor of adults and children in a wide variety of Jewish subjects including hebrew language and literature. As rabbinic intern at the JCC in Manhattan for two years, he taught everything from Bible to Kabbalah, and tutored students privately in hebrew language. At the 92nd ‘Y’, he has taught the popular Derech Torah course several times. He has taught more advanced courses in Tanach at various NY area synagogues. Currently he is Jewish Studies Teacher at Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan and teaches Torah, Talmud and advanced hebrew literature. The latter course is taught ivrit b’ivrit — hebrew subject matter and Israeli novel, taught in a modern hebrew. He has also prepared students for Bar/t-Mitzvah as a private tutor. James has several years of in-depth Jewish study, including three years at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School. In Jerusalem he studied in the Talmud B’ivrit Beit Midrash program at the Hartmann Institute, and completed the highest level Hebrew Ulpan course at Beit HaNoar.
Jason has worked as a teacher and writer since 1999. His fiction, nonfiction, and music journalism have appeared in literary journals, national and international magazines, and local and international newspapers. He helped write and edit two Test Prep New York text books and has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as at New York University, where he earned a Master’s Degree. He lives in Brooklyn. He teaches SAT, ACT, MCAT Verbal Reasoning and MindFlow classes as well as support students in their writing needs.
Jennifer was born in France and moved to Texas five years later. Always interested in a wide variety of subjects, she was captain of the school Academic Decathlon team. She attended Brandeis University, where she double majored in Biology and Creative Writing. During college, Jennifer worked for ACALON Cards and Exams, researching and writing art history study materials and test. As a senior, she TAed a sophomore biology class, where she taught review sessions and tutored individual students. She also directed writing workshops for students and adults in the community. After college, she joined the Peace Corps in Cameroon. As a community health volunteer, she developed and taught in-service trainings and courses for health professionals, high school students, and new Peace Corps Volunteers. Jennifer applied to medical school from Cameroon and decided to attend UC San Francisco. While waiting for med school to start, she taught MCAT and DAT for Kaplan. During medical school, she has helped to develop the curriculum for and co-facilitate a new course in narrative medicine. Now in her fourth year at UCSF, she has decided to take a leave of absence to further pursue her writing. Jennifer is currently a student in the MFA Poetry program at Brooklyn College. In San Francisco and while in NY, she teaches MCAT, DAT, USMLE, SAT Is and IIs, ACT and a variety of other courses for TPNY.
Jessica has a BA in Sociology from Swarthmore College, and an MA from Yale University in Anthropology. She has taught writing, journalism and art history at various schools and universities in Manhattan. She writes about art and cultural trends for various publications. After spending three years abroad in Brazil, Israel and the UK, she now lives in San Francisco and works with Test Prep New York clients on the left coast. As an avid athlete, she has been known to take a sunrise bike ride on the East River and a sunset run on the Golden Gate Bridge.
John is a professor of Russian language, literature, art and culture, having taught on the faculty of Dartmouth College as well as at UCLA and the University of St. Petersburg, Russia. He is also an attorney and a graduate of Columbia Law with a perfect LSAT score. John is an expert in language, literature, and writing. He teaches the LSAT as well as the verbal sections of the SAT, MCAT, GRE and GMAT, world literature, Russian language, several other humanities courses, Regents, AP, and SATII through college academic courses.
John is a native New Yorker who grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and Columbia University, with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. From his formative experiences, he learned what it takes to succeed in a fast-paced and driven environment.
John’s areas of teaching expertise are Test Prep, the biological and physical sciences, and mathematics: high school, AP, and college level. He teaches tests that range from the SHSAT to the AP and SAT, as well as graduate entrance exams such as the GRE and MCAT. In all of his teaching, he deconstructs complex ideas into simple and interesting terms that aid the student in understanding concepts, content and shortcuts. Some of his students include a middle school student who made it into the honors math program in high school, a high school biology student whom he taught new material to so she could stay ahead of the class syllabus, an international student-athlete who was learning English for the first time and Columbia students in an upper level dissection-anatomy course. In his precious spare time, he enjoys reading, listening to and attending classical and jazz concerts, watching professional sports, and cooking different kinds of foods.
Karen was identified as a brainiac when she began playing chess when other girls were playing with Barbie Dolls. She earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics, from the University of San Diego and has taught as a linguistics professor for 9 years, at, among other places, the University of Michigan. She has published 1 book and numerous articles on English grammar (her area of specialization), both taught and wrote test materials for Stanley Kaplan and has tutored people on GMAT* for 6 years, including both American native speakers and non-native speakers from Japan, Korea, Venezuela and many others countries. A dedicated and resourceful teacher, Karen is one of TPNY’s verbal experts and the developer of our Verbal Reasoning MCAT course. This course is excellent preparation for native English speakers and is absolutely indispensable for non-native speakers, who often find that the one-size-fits-all classes at other schools don’t address their needs. She also teaches her revolutionary method of Accent Reduction to our non-native English-speaking clients. She works with clients in person in Boston and New York as well as through our distance-learning program.
Ken has worked on Wall Street since 1989 starting in Risk Arbitrage for a Hedge Fund, following that he moved to the NYSE as a sales trader. In the mid 2000′s he started his switch to the compliance end of the business and quickly moved up to his current position as Chief Compliance Officer of G2 Trading. He supervises over 250 traders and creates policy for the firm. In 2004 Ken started teaching Finra exam test prep using his work experiences and examples to make learning points crystal clear to his students. Ken has taught over 3000 students covering all the Finra qualifying exams. He is one of the few teachers that has actually traded most of the products taught on the Finra exams and has a very high pass rate. He is familiar with all the competing teaching materials and has been a contributing writer to various books on the subject. Ken is entertaining and likes to keep a lively pace in his classes and his tutoring sessions, all his students come out of their sessions with a solid understanding of the material.
Kyle graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 2009, where he majored in Political Science and Economics. His research in college focused on the Brazilian Political Economy, and the role of international monetary institutions on local economies. Each day of post-collegiate life is an adventure, which could include working as a research assistant for the National Board of Economic Research, teaching a yoga class, performing in a dance show downtown, or tutoring a student in one of many subjects. He enjoys teaching to all aspects of college entrance exams, and also helping students in academic coursework, including Math and Statistics, Social Studies, Economics, Writing, English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Kyle is currently writing a fiction novel that uses suburban teenagers as a lens through which to study the effect of America’s brand of capitalism on the individual body.
Laura is currently working towards a dual Masters degree from Columbia School of Social Work and Bank Street College in the area of Early Childhood General and Special Education. She grew up near Winston-Salem, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing her BA in Psychology and Elementary Education. She has been working in various school settings as an early childhood educator always encouraging children to be life long learners, asking them to continue asking questions and fire their curiosity. Laura lives in Brooklyn and is proud to have run the New York City Marathon twice. She is looking forward to trying a triathlon in the near future. Laura teaches all our early education students.
Liz grew up in New Jersey and Maryland, graduating high school with an International Baccalaureate diploma. She then attended Brown University, where she concentrated in geophysics. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Liz spent a year in AmeriCorps* VISTA doing literacy work with children and went on to work as a children’s book reviewer for several years. Liz now divides her time between seismology research and graduate study in illustration. She can sometimes be spotted walking around town on her stilts. She is one of TPNY’s science and math gurus.
Marc, originally from Belgium, got his PhD in Economics with a concentration in microeconomics, finance and applied statistics. He has passed, and teaches, the Series 7 and 63 investment licenses/actuarial exams 1, 2 and 3 as well as being our resident mathematical brainiac for probability and statistics, math (algebra, calculus, geometry, and Trigonometry), finance and economics. To boot, he can teach it all in French. He teaches clients in New York and Boston.
Melissa was born in Queens, NY and grew up on Long Island and South Florida. After high school, Melissa was awarded the National Hispanic Honorable Mention Scholarship to Florida International University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology (major) and Chemistry (minor). After college Melissa worked as a research laboratory technician for two years and then as a biotechnology and pharmaceutical public relations executive for four years. Melissa earned her Master’s degree in Education from New York University and began her teaching career in 2005. She has taught both in the Washington State and New York City public schools, specializing in the biological sciences. She teaches a variety of high school an college science courses for TPNY. She currently resides in Brooklyn where she enjoys the restaurant scene, cooking dinner for friends, tap dancing and yoga (lots of yoga).
Michael earned a B.S in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and graduated from Medical School in March 2011. Michael spent 2 years in the West Indies studying the basic science portion of his medical school. After, he worked for 1 year at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. During this time he gained extensive clinical training in fields such as Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, and Family Medicine. His experience also includes 2 months of training in Psychiatry at Cherry Hospital State Psychiatric Institute in North Carolina. He is
currently in residency for a combined Internal medicine/Psychiatry residency position in Las Vegas, NV, and has successfully passed the United States Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) Step 1, 2 and 3 with high scores. Michael has worked with TPNY for a couple of years, and has a great track record tutoring any medically related field and teaches all three steps of the USMLE for TPNY . He is also more then qualified to teach psychology and related subjects. His sessions are upbeat and interactive promoting active learning, the most effective method for students of all learning styles. We are proud to have Michael as part of our team and are confident he will enlighten your outlook on medicine and health. He will help you gain content mastery and a deep understanding of test-taking strategy so you can earn your
best grades and scores on the USMLE.
Mike P. has a great passion for teaching and helping others succeed and achieve their goals. His areas of expertise include standardized test preparation for junior high and high school students (SAT, ACT, SHSAT, HSPT, COOP), and subject-specific tutoring in math, English, and the sciences at the K-12 level. Along with teaching these subjects, Mike teaches MindFlow. Originally from Poland, Mike scores near perfect on almost all standardized tests, even English, and has an impressive track record of helping students perform their best on the tests he tutors them for. Mike also teaches martial arts and is an avid photographer.
Nate was born and raised in sunny southern California where he attended the University of Southern California playing varsity Rugby and received a B.S. in Kinesiology. Immediately after college he was accepted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he has excelled on the USMLE and NBME shelf exams. He has been tutoring his peers though out the years serving as a teaching assistant for the medical school and also selected as a senior peer tutor holding individualized one-on-one sessions with other medical students. He is a proponent of strengthening good study habits, and focusing on the big picture to help better conceptualize the minor details of the subject matter. Nate teaches various medical subjects and USMLE prep for TPNY. In his spare time he is an avid body builder, and enjoys playing various sports including football, basketball, racquetball, surfing, snowboarding and wake boarding.
Noa attended UCLA for her undergraduate studies, graduating summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa while earning degrees in both Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, and Psychology. While in college she developed a passion for research that led her to enroll in an MD-PhD degree of which she is currently in the PhD phase. Her current research interests relate to the interaction between host defenses and invasive microorganisms. In addition to research she also spends time volunteering at a free clinic and as a rape crisis counselor. She teaches USMLE for TPNY. In her free time she likes to travel and explore both new places and those more close to home.
Norman received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, focusing on Chinese history, from Harvard University and is currently a J.D. student at NYU School of Law, where he is also an editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics. He has also served as a Harvard-Yenching Institute Exchange Fellow at Peking University and has tutored and taught at both the high school and undergraduate levels. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, his Chinese and English articles have appeared in numerous academic publications, including the Tsinghua China Law Review, the Tufts Historical Review, the Harvard International Review, and Chinese Social Sciences Today. Norman teaches a variety of math courses and test prep courses.
Oliver has a BA in Classics from Bard College and is a member of
Harvard Law School’s Class of 2012. Before joining TPNY, he worked as
a writing tutor in Bard’s Academic Resources Center and volunteered as
an admissions counselor and an SAT tutor for first-generation college
applicants with Bard’s Academic Advancement Program. He is a
99th-percentile scorer who has also consulted and developed practice
materials for other test-preparation companies. He teaches our SAT and LSAT students how to think and perform like Jedi test-takers — he only teaches in Boston.
Ossa is a full time academic with a B.Sc. in communications and electronics engineering, an MBA in IT and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. He has extensive teaching experience in the US and overseas. Besides teaching GMAT (and all our math courses) he also teaches business math and statistics for undergraduate and graduate students. Ossa also holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute as well as the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certificate from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. He also works as a project management consultant. He teaches a variety of math courses for us, including the GMAT and SAT, and is our PMP specialist. Ossa loves to read and travel (he’s traveled to more than 15 countries in Europe and Asia). He’s also interested in martial arts, especially karate and Kendo.
Randy received an MA in English and Creative Writing from CUNY/Queens College. After graduating with Honors, he spent the next ten years teaching high school English in highly competitive school districts on the north shore of Long Island. As a writer, he is an award winning playwright, a published columnist and has recently completed his first novel. (Writing, not reading). Randy has a great deal of experience in tutoring the entire SAT. He has worked with students who have gone on to prestigious universities if not IVY leagues. He works with college bound seniors on their application essays and with graduate school, law school and medical school hopefuls on their personal statements. Randy teaches a variety of middle and high school courses for TPNY including the PSAT, SAT and ACT in Long Island and Queens.
Ricky was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. An accomplished athlete and visual artist in High School and College, he received his B.A. in Political Science, M.S. in Special Education & Education and M.S. in Education Administration from Brooklyn College (CUNY). He has tutored students, both young and adults since 2000 (all subjects and tests from Kindergarten-Graduate Level), and began teaching in 2007. Currently, he is a Master Teacher in New York City serving as a mentor and coach for teachers among various levels of schooling (elementary, middle and high school). He is working towards creating his own school one day in New York City.
Samantha earned an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University, a JD from Fordham University, all after graduating cum laude from Columbia with a BA in African History. She has traveled the world, is proficient in French and is an accomplished martial artist, human rights expert/activist and a documentary filmmaker. She makes history come alive, better than a Ken Burn’s film. She teaches SAT and Regents like its nobody’s business. She is also a history and humanities tutor who focuses on American, African and European history, social studies, English and current events. She is proficient with home-school students as well as for academic courses, for students of all ages. She is revered for her warmth, expertise and contagious enthusiasm.
Scott grew up in West Long Branch, New Jersey, and graduated as valedictorian of his high school. He then attended Brown University where he concentrated in modern European history. During the school year, he served as a Big Brother, a mentor at an after-school program in the city, and in the summers, he worked as a housemaster and teacher at the Summer Institute for the Gifted, at Vassar College. After graduating from Brown in 2005, Scott began working as an SAT tutor and discovered that he could consistently improve students’ scores by delivering effective test-taking strategies supplemented by confidence-building exercises. In addition to tutoring, Scott has interned at a WNYC radio station and is now getting ready for Medical School. He tutors clients Baltimore and Washington D.C., and sometimes in New York City.
Thomas was born in Bermuda, but was raised in sunny South Florida. He attended Yale University where he was active as a swimmer, as a singer and as a volunteer working with students with disabilities. Thomas majored in History and International Studies, but also took coursework in advanced French and Spanish literatures, Theatre and Composition. He began tutoring and editing while on the West Coast and offers a slew of perfect scores coupled with a sense of humor and perspective. Thomas now resides on the Upper West Side, and falls in love with his neighborhood more and more every day.
William received his PhD in Aesthetics and Art History from the Sorbonne-St. Charles faculty in Paris. He has taught Art History, Archaeology and Aesthetics for 16 years at the university level in France and later in Puerto Rico. Besides teaching, has also worked in Educational programs at museums such as the Musee d’Orsay and the Guggenheim, NY. An Art Critic and curator, he has written several articles for French and Caribbean art magazines, promoting young artists and new exhibitions. In Puerto Rico, was a regular on cultural radio and television shows. He later worked for the Dept. of Education of Puerto Rico developing a new curriculum for the arts for elementary, middle, and high school programs. Today, he lives in Staten Island and is affiliated with the Kentler International Drawing Space and the Guggenheim. He works for diverse community groups and non-profits concerning the arts, cultural activities and social activism. Can also be seen at the Greenmarket in Brooklyn promoting local and organic farming and products. William tutors many of our subjects: from Regents tests, ERBs, standardized tests to academic tutoring in earth sciences, languages. Students delight in his enthusiasm and dedication to the learning process.
Zhao graduated from the University of Chicago with degrees in economics and physics. He has worked at consulting company in White Plains the past year. While in college, he TA-ed math and also did quite a bit of academic tutoring and test-preparation. In his spare time, he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, reading, and filmmaking. Zhao teaches all our math courses, including standardized tests. He tutors in Boston.
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