Yosef was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota summa cum laude with a degree in Psychology. He was a special education tutor and mental health counselor during and after college. As a counselor in a residential facility, he applied his creativity and scientific knowledge to creating educational modules on neuroscience and psychology and applying behavioral therapy on the units. Yosef completed his master’s degree on his way to finishing a doctorate in clinical psychology at St. John’s University. In addition to being a researcher, he is a child psychotherapist and has extensive training in psychological and academic assessments. He applies his personable character, problem-solving skills, and a knack for monitoring goals to his work as a tutor. Yosef tutors students in a variety of subjects including all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, ACT and SAT.
Leanne grew up in Scarsdale, NY and graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in Psychology and departmental honors. She earned her Master's Degree in Childhood Special Education from New York University. Leanne has dual New York State teaching certification in general and special education as well as six years of experience as an elementary school classroom teacher in New York City. Leanne has been tutoring K-12 students with and without special needs for 8 years. In addition to providing academic support, Leanne specializes in behavioral issues and teaches time management, organization, and study skills. Leanne also tutors for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and TACHS. Leanne designs unique lessons that are tailored to each student's specific strengths, needs, and interests. Leanne is also an award-winning educational media producer/writer. She makes educational videos and writes teacher guides, lesson plans, and other supplemental educational materials used in schools.
Stephen received a B.A. with honors from Wesleyan University’s elite College of Letters program, where he specialized in history and literature. At Wesleyan, he was twice the recipient of the Herbert Lee Connelly Prize in non-fiction writing. After college, Stephen founded The Assembly, an award-winning theater company based in Brooklyn for which he serves as Co-Artistic Director. Stephen also holds an MFA from Brooklyn College, where he was awarded two Himan Brown Prizes for Fiction Writing and the Ross Feld Writing Award. He is currently an adjunct professor of English at Brooklyn College. Stephen tutors students in Latin, for the History, Literature and Latin SAT2 exams, and for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Daniel grew up on Long Island and attended Hewlett High School where he was named a National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar with Distinction. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Delaware, earning a BS in Biochemistry and BA in Liberal Studies as a Eugene duPont Memorial Scholar. Daniel holds an MFA from UNC Chapel Hill. His teaching and tutoring roles have ranged from MCAT test prep to writing to Shakespearean performance. Daniel tutors all levels of Biology and Chemistry, and all sections of the SAT and ACT.
Maya graduated summa cum laude from the University of Iowa with BAs in Music and Theatre Arts and a Spanish minor. Maya grew up in Chicago and Iowa City, Iowa, and was a National Merit Scholar and valedictorian at Iowa City West High. Maya specializes in standardized test prep for the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT and many SAT subject tests. Additionally, she provides essay writing guidance and academic tutoring in English, Spanish, biology, and math through calculus.
Michael grew up near Boston and attended the Roxbury Latin School. He received an academic scholarship to study at Eton College for a gap year before attending Pomona College, where he earned a B.A. in Classics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has worked with students as a tutor, counselor, and teacher for over a decade. Michael tutors math, reading, writing, classical languages, and all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Born and raised in Morocco, Yasmine attended Columbia University. There, she majored in film studies and pursued a minor in mathematics. She recently moved to Paris to pursue her love of film-making and earned a master's degree in political arts (SPEAP) from Sciences Po. Her interests lie at the intersection of the arts, natural sciences, political sciences, and social sciences. Over the course of her educational career, she has acquired extensive tutoring experience. At Bespoke, Yasmine tutors the SAT, SAT subject tests in math, and math-related coursework.
Kate began her tutoring career at Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development. She holds a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Since graduating from NYU, Kate has taught enrichment and test-prep classes in English and mathematics at the Excel Center in Chinatown, at the Tutoring School Learning Center in Manhattan, and founded and ran her own tutoring business for six years. Kate has been with Bespoke since its founding, and has taught thousands of hours with students with a wide range of aptitudes and learning styles. She tutors for the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, and the SAT 2 Math Level 1 and 2 exams.
Adrienne graduated with departmental honors from Northwestern University, and went on to pursue a Masters degree in American literature at Yale University. Former assistant to the deputy editor at The New Yorker magazine, Adrienne is a freelance journalist and editor. She regularly publishes content for the BBC, Smithsonian and the Atlantic, and her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the New Criterion, Departures Magazine, Popular Mechanics and the Boston Review. Adrienne completed a one-year fellowship at Oxford, and also holds a second Masters degree in Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She specializes in college essay prep, grammar, writing mechanics, algebra, French, English literature and academic support. In her free time, Adrienne can be found in the ballet studio.
Brooks grew up in New York City and attended Friends Seminary. He graduated with an English BA from Boston College, where he became involved in theater and the Prison Arts Outreach program. Brooks has tutored students in a wide range of subjects and fosters effortless and collaborative learning. He tutors writing and all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Jessica grew up in California and earned her BS in biological psychology at the University of California, Davis. She then worked full time for two years doing research with infants and young children with developmental disorders. Jessica received her MA and PhD in Psychology at the University of California, Davis where her main research focus was on investigating early predictors of anxiety through the lens of cognitive developmental neuroscience. During graduate school, Jessica taught courses at UC Davis, and tutored undergraduate students in both one-on-one and group settings. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Rutgers University, where she researches both typical and atypical brain and cognitive development with the aim of identifying risk factors for future anxiety in young infants growing up in poverty. Within this framework, her work specifically investigates how the brain attends to and processes negative emotions. Jessica has a decade of experience working with children of all ages, and extensive knowledge of both typical and atypical patterns of cognitive development. She tutors the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and all levels of Biology.
Paul grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Public Policy. In college, he served as editor-in-chief of the Brown Journal of World Affairs and wrote his senior thesis on Uber’s self-driving car initiative. Paul tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, ACT and SAT.
Zachery received his BA from Davidson College (Phi Beta Kappa, Terry Scholar, Theatre Fellowship) and MFA from the University of Georgia (Teaching Assistant Award), primarily focusing on Shakespeare. Zachery tutors all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT and HSPT, as well as Algebra I and II, English literature, history, and writing. He has worked as a tutor since 2006 and has helped students facing a myriad of learning challenges.
Richard received his B.A. in Math and History from the University at Albany in 2004, and returned there to earn his M.A. in Math with a concentration in Mathematical Logic in 2011. With over ten years of experience as both a tutor and teacher of mathematics at the middle school, high school, and college levels, Richard is highly qualified to assist students in their study of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and AP Calculus. He also has a proven track record of successfully preparing students for the SAT Subject Tests in mathematics and the math sections of the SAT and ACT. Richard's goals as an educator are to communicate, develop understanding, and inspire. Outside of his professional life, Richard is passionate about music and maintains a blog documenting his experiences as a collector of vintage jazz records.
Erin grew up in San Diego and graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, with degrees in English and Theater Studies. She received her M.A. in Shakespeare Studies from King's College, London, where she wrote her dissertation on gender and the law in the plays of Shakespeare and Webster. Erin is an actor and costume designer, and co-founded the Brooklyn-based Old Hat Theatre Company. She is a warm and supportive tutor with years of experience working with students in New York, Connecticut and London. She specializes in preparing students for the SAT and ACT, as well as the U.S. and World History SAT Subject Tests and APs.
Meghan graduated from New York University where she studied Chemistry and minored in Mathematics. As part of a dual-degree program, she also received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Meghan has tutored middle and high school students primarily in STEM topics with several organizations. She has also facilitated workshops for high school students in topics fundamental to careers in STEM. Meghan tutors for all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT, and all levels of math, chemistry and biology.
Helen graduated magna cum laude from Barnard with a BA in Comparative Literature and completed an MFA in acting at Juilliard. For almost a decade, Helen has enjoyed guiding her students through individually curated programs to achieve their academic goals. She teaches all sections of the SAT and ACT, as well as the SSAT, ISEE, SHSAT, AP French, college essays, and several SAT Subject Tests.
Ravi attended Phillips Exeter Academy where he was captain of the math team. He received a B.S. in Mathematics and Political Science at MIT, with a minor in Physics. Ravi started teaching Math Counts in high school and later taught competitive math enrichment classes and summer camps in Boston and the Bay Area. He's developed curriculum for high school physics textbooks, and tutors all levels of Math and Physics.
Naomi grew up in Boston and attended Columbia University, where she received a B.S in Chemical Engineering and a M.A. in Cognitive Science in Education. After doing R&D work in biotechnology, Naomi decided to switch gears and become a high school science teacher. Naomi is currently a science teacher at The Calhoun School, and tutors a wide range of STEM topics including all levels of chemistry, high school biology and physics, as well as the SAT and its Subject Tests.
Steph grew up in Westchester County and graduated from Horace Mann. She holds a BA in Mathematics from Columbia University and was a teaching assistant in the Columbia Mathematics department. Steph tutors physics, Chinese, symbolic logic, homework help, organizational skills, and many standardized exams: ISEE/SSAT/SHSAT, SAT/ACT, and the Subject Tests in Math/Physics/Literature/Chinese, AP Calculus, AP Physics, and AP Music Theory. Steph has helped dozens of students and families with middle, high-school and college admissions. Steph is also an accomplished professional composer, saxophonist, and singer working in NYC.
Taylor grew up in San Diego and attended the University of Nevada, Reno for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. While working towards his BS in mathematics, Taylor played on the university's NCAA Division I golf team. Taylor remained at UNR to pursue his master's degree in applied mathematics; his work was focused on discrete mathematics with an emphasis in game theory and operations research. During that time, he also taught algebra and provided one-on-one math tutoring to university athletes; his summers were spent teaching geometry at Saint Augustine High School in San Diego. At Bespoke, Taylor tutors the SAT, SAT subject tests in math, and a wide range of math-related subjects.
Billy Cohen graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelors in Religion and minor in Theater. Originally from Houston, Texas, Billy was a National Merit Scholar and the recipient of the Headmaster's Award at Episcopal High School. At Princeton, Billy received the Outstanding Senior Thesis Award and tutored test prep to local high schoolers with Princeton Tutoring. With Bespoke, Billy provides academic counseling, college essay guidance, and tutoring for all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. He also tutors the SAT Math I and Math II subject tests. Outside of tutoring, Billy is an actor, performing regularly in New York and abroad.
Thomas attended Manhattan College where he studied Finance, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He completed Columbia's Postbac Premed Program and received his MD from St. George's University. Thomas tutors the MCAT, SAT and ACT, and all levels of biology.
Caroline graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English. She holds an M.A. from Harvard University in Regional Studies East Asia with a focus on public policy, as well as an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in the teaching of literature and writing. A former Asia-based speechwriter for the United Nations, Caroline helps students to bolster and utilize their English and communications skills to their best advantage. She has worked with students across the New York City public school system as well as in a specialized school for students with diverse learning profiles. Caroline has also worked with students seeking college counseling and/or support on college application statements. A current adjunct faculty member in the English Department of the City College of New York, Caroline is committed to helping students reach their full potential and to finding fun and innovative ways of making studying, test prep, and writing a successful and engaging experience.
Paul graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with degrees in Biology and Public Policy, and earned an M.F.A. in Acting at the Yale School of Drama. Over the past few years, Paul has tutored students in biology, organic chemistry, and writing, and taught MCAT classes through Kaplan. Paul currently tutors students in biology, chemistry, math, and all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SAT and ACT.
Tommy attended Yale University where he graduated with distinction as a Theatre Studies major. He also studied English and Russian Literature and won the Metcalfe Prize in Theater Studies for his senior essay. Tommy specializes in prep for all sections of the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, ISEE, SHSAT, TACHS, and SSAT exams. He is passionate about working with students of all ages and learning profiles, helping increase test scores, teaching good study practices, and making what can normally be a stressful process something fun, stimulating, and invigorating. Tommy has a vast amount of experience in test prep tutoring from the humanities to high level high school math. He has performed in theater productions nationwide and has a band, The Lobbyists, in which he sings and plays guitar.
Born in Argentina, Andrés holds a B.A. with dual majors in Psychology and Economics from Cornell University and an M.S. in Education (with a math specialization) from Brooklyn College. A published author, Andrés earned a creative writing M.F.A. from The New School. Through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, Andrés taught public high school for five years and has served as an advisor for the National Honor Society. He’s a step away from a black belt in Aikido and applies the discipline and focus he has learned to his work with students. Andres has many years of private tutoring experience in math, English, organizational and study skills, and test prep (SAT, ACT, GRE, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and NYS Math Regents).
Sarah grew up in New Jersey and attended the Montclair Kimberley Academy, where she was a National Merit Scholar and a National AP Scholar. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and certificates in Neuroscience and Theater from Princeton University. While at Princeton, Sarah received the Outstanding Senior Creative Thesis Award and served as the President of a major student theatrical organization. Sarah then went on to receive her M.F.A from the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Acting Program, where she served as a Graduate Fellow/Research Assistant and received the Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship. Sarah tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, ACT and SAT.
Sally earned an A.B. at Harvard and a Master’s at Columbia and completed Cal State’s teacher preparation program. She has been a classroom teacher in New York and California; her experience as a writer/editor includes speechwriting for the University Dean for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at CUNY. Sally tutors in reading, writing, grammar, and all verbal test prep, including SAT Literature and AP English. She is one of Bespoke's college essay specialists.
Nadia took a gap year to study French at the Sorbonne before attending Princeton University, where she graduated with a degree in History and minors in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Theater. Nadia has facilitated and taught in theater education programs and tutored students in project management, organizational skills, and test preparation. In addition to her passion for supporting young people in their intellectual and personal development, Nadia loves to hike, read, and act. She tutors all sections of the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT.
Ryan is a native New Yorker who went to Fieldston for middle and high school. He holds a B.A in English from Dartmouth College. In addition to tutoring privately in a wide array of subjects, he has taught test prep courses, led college counseling seminars, and held mentorship positions in New York public and charter schools. When he is not tutoring, Ryan works in the music industry as a songwriter, performer and producer. His particular tutoring specialties and interests include the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT/ACT (all areas), and Math and Literature Subject Tests, as well as English, algebra I & II, trigonometry and geometry.
Robert holds degrees in Physics and Education from The University of Rochester and San Francisco State University and has completed advanced coursework at Columbia and UC Berkeley. Robert has been a physics teacher at Scarsdale High School for many years, and has instructed all levels of physics from non-Regents to Advanced Placement. Robert tutors for all levels of physics including for the AP and Subject Test, and for algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
Adam graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where he earned a BS in medical science and a BA in French. He holds a master’s degree in medical molecular imaging from the University of Paris XI and the Curie Institute and a PhD in Nuclear Medicine from Sorbonne University. Throughout his educational career, Adam has used math, physics, biology, and chemistry extensively. Since high school, he has been tutoring students in science and math. At Bespoke, Adam helps students prepare for the SAT, ACT, and SAT subject tests in math, physics, chemistry, and biology.
Andrew attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with honors and receiving degrees in both Physics and Astrophysics. Andrew received his Doctorate in Astronomy at Columbia University, where he studied the formation of galaxies using high-performance computers. He is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Carnegie Observatories and Caltech. Andrew tutors all levels of physics and mathematics. In his free time, Andrew enjoys rock climbing both indoors and out.
Connor Engstrom graduated summa cum laude from Minnesota State University with a degree in Mathematics and Statistics. Connor has years of experience teaching math and ESL, and tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT. In addition to tutoring, Connor is a music producer and has been a guitar instructor for over a decade.
Jessica grew up in Irvington, NY, attended Irvington High School, and graduated cum laude from Cornell University with a B.S. in Animal Science. At Cornell, she was a teaching assistant in the biological sciences. Jessica began working for Bespoke soon after graduation and has tutored now for many years with Bespoke in Westchester. She is currently the accounts and administration manager for her family business, Faust Harrison Pianos, in White Plains. Jessica specializes in math and biology, and helps prepare students for Regents exams, Subject Tests, and all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SAT and ACT.
Ariel Finch Bernstein, PhD has been helping students apply to graduate school for 10 years. His expertise lies primarily in the GRE and GMAT, where he focuses on helping students find shortcuts and learn how to "think like the test." Ariel's philosophy is that standardized tests are ironically quite predictable, so if you know how they think, you can be one step ahead of them. Ariel's work often extends to other aspects of the application, helping write personal statements and identify letters of recommendation strategies. Ariel holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, a master's in Mental Health Counseling from New York University, and a bachelor's from UC Berkeley. His psychology background enables him to support students with all aspects of studying, including test anxiety, time management, and exam day confidence. Outside of his work with Bespoke, Ariel also serves as Manager of Talent & Analytics at the National Basketball Association (NBA) and as Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Barnard College.
Bobby was born and raised in Hawaii, where he attended Punahou High School. Bobby received his B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale College. During his time at Yale, Bobby tutored Yale undergraduates in microeconomics and also received two prestigious Light Fellowship awards to study abroad in Japan. As an actor, Bobby has performed in numerous films, national commercials, and world premier theatrical productions. Over the years, he has tutored students in a variety of different subjects and settings, from working with LD children in Hawaii to coaching New Haven fifth-graders in reading and math. Bobby has years of experience teaching test preparation throughout New York City. He is a passionate and patient tutor who specializes in Economics, SAT I, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SAT II preparation.
Jossie grew up outside of Boston and attended Newton South High School. She graduated cum laude with distinction from the University of Rochester with a BS in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Psychology. She recently finished a Masters in Secondary Mathematics Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Jossie is now a high school math teacher in Manhattan, teaching 11th grade Algebra 2 and a math elective for seniors. Jossie tutors all levels of math and physics.
Lizzie graduated magna cum laude from Williams College with a BA in Comparative Literature and Latin Language. Lizzie has taught Shakespeare to high school students in India, studied French at the Institut International d’Études Françaises in Strasbourg, and worked as a journalist and women’s health activist in Manila. Lizzie tutors writing, history, Latin, and all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT.
Abe grew up in Washington, DC, where he attended the Sidwell Friends School. He went on to the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors from the English department, won the Margaret C. Annan Award for creative writing, and worked as a tutor with local middle school students. After graduating, he taught high school English, history, and creative writing as a New York City Teaching Fellow, while simultaneously earning a Master's degree in the Science of Teaching and Education from Pace University. Recently, Abe has spent time traveling in Africa, teaching English and math to primary school students in Tanzania and working on a novel. Abe tutors students of all ages in English language, literature, history, and math, and for the SAT, ACT, GRE, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT exams.
Quinn was born and raised in Hawaii, and attended Punahou School. In high school, he obtained perfect scores on both the Subject Tests and AP Exams for Chemistry and Math. While in Hawaii he was a competitive sailor, regularly racing all sizes of boats in local and national regattas. He graduated from Williams College with a BA in Theatre. At Williams, he received the Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowship for excellence in artistic pursuit. Quinn tutors for the Subject Tests in Chemistry and Math and for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Riley grew up in Phoenix and Salt Lake City where he was a finalist for the state’s Sterling Scholar Academic Competition in Speech/Theater. Riley graduated cum laude from Weber State University with both a BS in Business Economics and a BA in Musical Theater. Riley is one of Bespoke's executive function coaches, and tutors students in almost every subject, including chemistry, physics, all levels of math, writing, and all sections of the SAT and ACT.
Amy is a PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine. She also holds a Master of Science in Biomedical Science from the same institution. Originally from East Hampton, New York, Amy studied Vocal Performance at Barnard College through a partnership with Manhattan School of Music. She later transitioned to science and completed her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience from SUNY Empire State College. She is a recipient of the Icahn School of Medicine Merit Scholar Award, a member of the New York Choral Society, and a certified yoga instructor. As someone who fell in love with science late in her academic career, Amy is especially skilled in conveying complex material in a manner which is accessible and engaging. She has tutored students of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience.
Marine grew up in San Francisco and Paris. She went to high school at EJM, where she successfully completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. She attended Barnard College of Columbia University and graduated with a double major in political science and gender studies. During college, Marine’s passion for teaching inspired her to volunteer in underserved NYC high schools, where she taught health education and civic engagement. After graduation, Marine was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue research in Argentina, where she combined her passion for investigative journalism and writing. Marine’s research has been published in scholarly reviews in Argentina and Brazil, and she has presented her work at several anthropology conferences. At Bespoke, she tutors the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and various school subjects.
Robert holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in history, a Masters in Education from Columbia University Teachers College, and an Ed.D. in counseling psychology from Columbia University. Robert is a talented, long-time educator and administrator: the former head of the History Department and Director of Academic Affairs at Riverdale Country School, where he taught for over twenty years and was a member of the faculty team that created Introduction to Liberal Studies (ILS); Upper School Principal at Ranney School; Education Director of The Huntington Learning Center New York City; and, Curriculum Coordinator at Brooklyn Friends School. Robert has worked with students from a diversity of backgrounds and tutors in a wide variety of areas including writing, AP History (US, European, and World), SAT I and II (History), SSAT, ISEE, SHSAT, and ACT exams.
Maxene is from California, but her passion for language and culture drove her to live and study abroad in France, Germany, and Switzerland. After double majoring in Biology and Foreign Languages at Lewis & Clark College, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study linguistics in France. There, she earned a master's degree, and her thesis centered on the basic phonetics, phonology, and sociolinguistics of a non-documented language of Myanmar. She is currently working as a translator and developer of content strategy in Paris. At Bespoke, she tutors the SAT, biology, and writing.
Hanson was a Teacher Assistant and a tutor at the University of Massachusetts, where he received a Masters degree in Physics and a Masters degree in Engineering. He later worked as a software developer and a computer programmer for several high-tech companies. Eventually, Hanson decided to pursue an old passion of his; he moved to New York City to become a writer and graduated from the New School with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Hanson is currently working on his second novel. He tutors students in Arabic, the Literature Subject Test, all levels of math and physics, and for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT. Hanson is also a fierce chess player who practices Yoga and meditation daily.
Sarah grew up in Wyoming and completed her IB Diploma before attending Barnard College, where she graduated with a degree in Theater. She earned her MA in Higher Education from Teacher's College, Columbia University with a focus on college access and the role of the arts in higher education. Sarah has previously worked in college admissions and has significant experience with the college application process, including essay writing. Sarah is passionate about helping students reach their potential and tutors all sections of the SAT and ACT.
Kyra is originally from Michigan, where she attended the first IB high school in the state. She received her BA in Romance Languages and Arts & Ideas, along with minors in Translation and International Studies, from the University of Michigan. Her next stop was Paris VII, where she obtained a master's degree in Specialized Translation. Kyra now works as a freelance translator specializing in finance and is also the Paris Artistic Director of Danse Theatre Surreality, a binational dance and theater collective. She has tutored French and Spanish for the University of Michigan Athletic Department and has given private English lessons to students in Paris. At Bespoke, Kyra tutors the ACT, SAT, SAT subject tests, and IB.
Kara grew up near Seattle, where she earned a National Merit Scholarship and won the national Superbowl of High School Calculus. She attended Brigham Young University on its prestigious Hinckley Scholarship, where she received a BFA in Music-Dance-Theatre and a minor in Mathematics. As a musical theatre performer, Kara toured and taught workshops to children of all ages across the United States, as well as in China, Hong Kong, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. Kara tutors all levels of mathematics, provides homework help, and prepares students for all sections of the ISEE, SHSAT, SSAT, SAT and ACT. She also teaches SAT and ACT classes in Bespoke's offices. As a long-time Bespoke tutor, Kara mentors newer tutors and works in curriculum development writing the math sections of lesson books and mock tests. She was most recently seen onstage as Pinkalicious in off-Broadway's Pinkalicious the Musical, and is now enjoying raising her own little girls.
Tom grew up in New York and attended Fieldston from kindergarten through twelfth grade. He received his B.A. in English from Pomona College with a minor in Media Studies. Tom received his MFA from Brooklyn College where he is currently teaching writing as an adjunct professor. He has written several books for children and adults, and his published writing can be found in print and online. He specializes in tutoring the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, the World, US History, and Literature Subject Tests, as well as high school and college writing.
Sonya graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Music and a minor in Theater, and earned a Master’s in Playwriting with Distinction at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Her previous tutoring experience includes working with students on writing assignments and college applications at all stages of the writing process, and coaching ESL students in writing and English. She is passionate about helping students to learn and grow academically and personally and to gain confidence in their abilities. Sonya tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, ACT and SAT.
Brad began his tutoring career in Santiago, Chile in 2000, where he served as a mentor for COANIL, an organization that provides support to intellectually and developmentally delayed orphans. He graduated magna cum laude from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in Sociology and Spanish and recently earned his Master of Social Work from NYU. He has been helping students of all ages with Spanish, English Language Arts, ESL, and social sciences. He has over 10 years of experience with high school students who are taking both the NYS Spanish Regents exams and the SAT 2 Spanish Subject test. Brad also works as an academic advisor at Columbia University and recently taught a course on career and personal development at The New School called Designing Your Life. Over the past two years, he has developed and facilitated mindfulness and improvisation-based workshops aimed at enhancing self-awareness, confidence and authentic self-expression for New York City agencies, universities, and private clientele.
John has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from University of Chicago and a PhD in molecular genetics from University of Paris XI, Faculté de Médecine. He is an adjunct professor of environmental science and economics, and he conducts research in evolutionary biology. John has been tutoring the GMAT, GRE, and SAT for over 12 years.
Tiffany graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, where she was awarded the Sigma Xi Book Award for Outstanding Thesis Research and the George Khoury Senior Prize for Academic Excellence. Her experience in tutoring includes positions as an undergraduate preceptor for organic chemistry, a volunteer tutor for incarcerated students, and a private tutor for biology. Tiffany conducted research at Weill Cornell Medicine and is currently a student at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She tutors all levels of chemistry and biology.
Danielle grew up in Brooklyn and was valedictorian of her class at Stuyvesant High School. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology and Global Health. She is currently researching brain cancer metastasis at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and will be starting the Tri-Institutional Md-Phd program at Sloan Kettering / Weill Cornell / Rockefeller in the fall of 2020. Danielle enjoys helping her students build confidence and establish long-term study strategies. She has worked as a private tutor for several years, and teaches biology, physics, chemistry, math, and all sections of the SAT and ACT.
Jay graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with degrees in English and Latin. He obtained his Creative Writing MFA at George Mason University, where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Fiction. He has taught K-12 summer classes ranging from SAT prep to Lego robotics; led math tutorials in public high schools; taught college-level literature courses; and tutored both undergraduate and graduate students in writing. Currently, Jay directs content marketing strategy for a technology corporation, and is working on his second novel. His specialty is energizing students to develop the critical-thinking skills they need to succeed. He tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Sam grew up in San Diego and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. After graduation, he followed his passion for education and worked as a tutor at Somerville High School, focusing on math and science support for students learning English. Sam has cooked at some of the country's top restaurants and is fluent in Spanish. He tutors all levels of science and math, as well as all sections of the SAT and ACT.
Eskor received his BA in English and American Literature from Harvard University and an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His teaching experience extends nearly ten years, including time spent as a tutor, a middle school English and Social Studies teacher, and a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. He has worked with students ranging from fifth graders to college seniors, in such subjects as English, history, essay writing, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, as well as ISEE, SSAT, ACT and SAT preparation. As an educator, Eskor seeks to create a friendly yet rigorous atmosphere based on communication, curiosity and a genuine love of learning.
Akaash grew up in Westchester where he attended Hackley School. He earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University, having previously undertook coursework at Harvard University and Pomona College. During his time at Columbia, Akaash worked as a teaching assistant for graduate courses in engineering. He has considerable experience teaching a dozen AP exams (e.g. Statistics, Calculus BC, English Lang & Lit, Physics C, and Chemistry) and earned the National AP Scholar Award himself. He also teaches the SAT and its subject tests in Math, Chemistry, Physics, and Literature as well as the ACT, GRE, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and Hunter College Test. In his free time, Akaash is an avid skier and fencer; he also enjoys painting and sailing.
Ethan grew up in New York City and graduated with honors from Hunter College Elementary and High School, where he competed in the Math Olympiads and tutored Algebra and Calculus. He graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University, where he was a recipient of the Marion Meyer Bergin and J.G. Nolan Fellowships for academic excellence, before completing his MFA in Creative Writing from Queens College. He has taught courses to undergraduates at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Queens College and, in his free time, is a published playwright. Ethan wrote all of the Reading, Writing, and Essay chapters of Bespoke’s SAT lesson book and contributed to and edited Bespoke’s ACT and SHSAT lesson books. He tutors for all sections of the SAT, ACT, GRE, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT and is one of Bespoke's US and World History AP and Subject Test experts.
Katie received her B.A. in Biology from Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. While at Brown, she conducted research for her undergraduate thesis on molecular markers in photoreceptors in mice and worked as a teaching assistant for the Biology department. Katie joined the Teach for America Corps in 2015 and served as a high school secondary science educator on the South Side of Chicago. She earned her Masters in Teaching from Dominican University during her time in the Corps. Katie currently teaches Intensive Biology and Human Physiology at Fieldston, and tutors all levels of Biology.
Sylvia grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and in three years graduated with a BA in English from the University of Virginia. Sylvia earned her MFA in Acting from Brown University before founding The Light Fantastic Theater, a company dedicated to bringing professional theater directly to communities in correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and low-income senior housing. A nanny and caregiver for many years, Sylvia brings her deep understanding of child development and individual learning styles to her tutoring clients. She tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Mitchel attended Yale University where he received a B.A. in Theater Studies with distinction. While at Yale he sang with the world-famous Whiffenpoofs and performed throughout the United States and on all seven continents. He then studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He enjoys using test prep to not only help students raise their scores but also improve their study skills and gain confidence in their schoolwork. Mitchel provides academic support for writing and prepares students for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and SSAT. He coordinates Bespoke's remote tutor training, preparing other tutors to work with students via video chat when in-person sessions are not possible.
Ashton graduated from Saint Ann’s and received a B.A. in English from Amherst College, with concentrations in creative writing and modernist literature. He tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT, ACT, Biology Subject Test, and provides academic support for geometry, trigonometry, and algebra. He also teaches English as a second language at the English-Speaking Union, and helps students with their college application essays.
Nate graduated from Yale University with degrees in History and Theater Studies. As one of Bespoke's most sought-after tutors, Nate focuses on demystifying the daunting process of test-preparation and helps each student achieve his or her maximum potential in an engaging environment. He prepares students for all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and the Math and History Subject Tests.
Chris Knapp has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia, where he was a Poe/Faulkner Fellow in Fiction. He has taught creative writing at the university level and has worked with high school students on the essay portions of their college applications in France and the US. He teaches the Reading and Writing portion of the SAT, the SAT II in Literature, and also provides academic support in literature, history, and English classes. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review, the New England Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places.
Michael's love of science began at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, where he worked in biomarker development, clinical trials, and quality-of-life studies in the treatment of prostate cancer. He studied biological sciences at Columbia University before heading off to medical school. As a student researcher, he was recognized for his study of chronic myelogenous leukemia. For over 13 years, Michael has tutored the biology, chemistry, and math subject tests, as well as all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Rich earned a BS summa cum laude in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, and holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. He's worked extensively as a technologist and business leader in digital products and services. Rich prepares students for a variety of standardized tests, including all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, the Math, Chem and Physics SAT Subject Tests, as well as all levels of math, chemistry and physics.
Emma was raised in a French- and English-speaking household in Los Angeles, California. She received her B.Sc. in Behavioral Biology from the University of St Andrews in Scotland where she graduated with a 4.0 equivalent. Her dissertation investigated the mechanisms by which cholinergic receptor-blocking neonicotinoid insecticides disrupt sex allocation in parasitic wasps. She now works as a research assistant in the Center for Neural Science at NYU where she is investigating brain-to-brain synchrony and the implications it may have as a metric of learning in a classroom environment. In addition to her traditional research work, she is involved in the design and implementation of BrainWaves, a lab-based neuroscience curriculum, where high school students learn to design and carry out original experiments using research-grade EEG equipment. Emma tutors biology, math, writing, French, and all sections of the ISEE, SAT, and ACT, as well as the Biology SAT Subject test.
Simon graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a degree in history after attending Princeton Day School in Princeton, NJ. While at Brown, Simon took a significant number of courses in math and science and tutored Rhode Island high school students in all levels of math, physics and history helping his students prepare for a wide range of AP and SAT II exams. He also worked as an instructor at Brown University's summer programs for high school students, teaching courses on environmental science and international relations. He is an experienced outdoor educator who guides rock climbing and backpacking trips, and has conducted original research in both colonial American history and biology. Simon currently tutors for the SAT/ACT, ISEE/SSAT/SHSAT, all levels of US/World History, Literature, Math and Physics, and helps students with organizational work and study skills.
Sarah grew up in Massachusetts, where she attended Noble and Greenough School. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Psychology and received her M.P.H. from UNC-Chapel Hill. Sarah began tutoring in college and has served as a health educator in various NYC schools, and as a graduate teaching assistant for several Master’s level courses. Sarah helped develop a mental health education curriculum for teens on stress reduction and management, healthy decision-making and communication skills. Sarah is currently pursuing a doctorate in Public Health at NYU. She tutors for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT, as well as organization and study skills, math, statistics, and writing.
Krystyna graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s in Physics and a Master’s in Education and Social Change. She began teaching through Teach for America and spent five years teaching high school chemistry and physics, as well as training and coaching other science teachers. Krystyna tutors all levels of chemistry and physics.
Joey graduated from Brown University, where she studied Health and Human Biology and Theatre and Performance Studies. Joey has served as an Admission Associate at Jenna Shulman College Consulting and the Director of Drama at the Academy of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ. She tutors all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT, and all levels of biology and chemistry.
Carroll was educated at St. Bernard’s School in New York City, Portsmouth Priory in Rhode Island, and Harvard College. He earned his Ph.D. in Classics at Yale University. Carroll has taught at Yale, Princeton, and Duke. He has been a freelance writer and editor in educational publishing for over three decades and is the author of numerous books and articles. Carroll tutors in English, French, Latin, and history, as well as for the SAT, ACT, many SAT 2s, and all sections of the ISEE, SHSAT and SSAT exams.
Chris attended The Lawrenceville School where he was an AP scholar and President of Honor and Discipline. He holds a BA in English and a certificate in Theater from Princeton. Chris was awarded the Peter B. Lewis grant to study abroad at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and tutors all sections of the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT. Outside of tutoring, Chris works as an actor, comedian, and part time staff writer for New York Magazine.
Dorothy graduated from Rutgers University's pre-med track with a degree in American Studies and a minor in Music. She has tutored students of all ages, learning styles, and abilities, and she specializes in helping students with executive functioning and study skills. Dorothy provides STEM enrichment tutoring and tutors a wide array of standardized tests, including the Biology, Physics, and Math 2 Subject Tests, as well as all sections of the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. Dorothy is also a comedian and writer, who performs improv and sketches with several comedy groups.
Eden grew up in sunny Southern California and graduated from Yale University with a dual degree in English with a Writing Concentration and Theater Studies. She taught Literature and Drama at Breakthrough New York's Manhattan site and has worked as a content generator for Zinkerz, an education technology company focused on standardized test prep. Eden tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, several SAT Subject Tests and AP exams, and she specializes in college admissions essay prep.
Rebecca grew up in Paris, France. She has a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in literary theory from the Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure. She tutored at San Quentin State Prison as an undergraduate and then taught first grade in Mississippi as a member of the Teach For America Corps. Having passed the highly competitive exam (agrégation) to work in the French public education system, she now teaches English literature and language to French high school and university students. At Bespoke, Rebecca tutors the SAT, ACT, SAT subject tests, ISEE, SSAT, and French. She also helps students prepare for the baccalauréat and develop their writing skills.
Katie attended The Taft School, where she first began tutoring high school Physics. Katie then earned her BA in Psychology with Honors from Vanderbilt University. She graduated from the post-baccalaureate premedical program at Columbia University with a merit-based scholarship, and earned a student service award for co-creating a learning community in which she led bi-weekly study groups in Biology and Chemistry. Following graduation from Columbia, Katie was employed by the University as a student coach, and facilitated group discussions relating to time management and study strategies. Katie tutors high school math, all levels of Biology and Chemistry, and for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, GRE, ACT and SAT.
A California native, Jess has a PhD in biology from the University of Utah. They worked as a research associate at the CNRS in Montpellier, France and the CSIC in Seville, Spain before leaving academia to start their own scientific editing and translation business. Throughout their scientific career, they worked extensively with high school and undergraduate students, teaching lecture, laboratory, and field courses. At Bespoke, Jess is the Director of Paris Tutoring Services. As time allows, they also tutor the SAT, ACT, SAT subject tests in biology and math, IB Biology, AP Biology, and AP Statistics.
Simon grew up in Westchester and graduated from Yale College with a BA in English Literature. Prior to joining Bespoke, he wrote SAT and ACT practice material for the education company Zinkerz. He has experience tutoring students in a number of academic subjects and for a variety of standardized tests including all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT. Simon especially enjoys working with students on their writing.
Celso grew up in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Boston College, where he was one of fifteen students in his graduating class to obtain a full tuition merit scholarship. Celso also holds a J.D. from the Yale Law School and is a practicing lawyer in the non-profit sector, focused on protecting civil liberties and human rights. Celso has previously taught high school English and biology, and tutored high school and elementary students. Celso is a native Spanish speaker, and tutors all levels of biology and Spanish, including SAT Subject Tests.
Penka received her MS degree in Physics from Boston College. While at Boston College, Penka worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics, a Research Assistant and a Physics tutor. Currently, Penka teaches in a private high school in Connecticut and is adjunct professor in the Physical Sciences Department at Westchester Community College. Penka tutors all levels of Physics.
A native of California, Willie earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Willie then pursued a teaching credential and Masters Degree in Education, with a focus in secondary mathematics. Upon completing his graduate degree, Willie taught 8th grade mathematics in Sacramento for four years, serving as director of his school’s AVID program. He currently teaches mathematics to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Marymount School and tutors for all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT.
Cameron grew up in Santa Barbara, where she attended Laguna Blanca School. She holds an A.B. in English and a certificate in Theater from Princeton University, where she graduated as the valedictorian of her year. While at Princeton, Cameron worked on many theater productions as an actor and in various production roles, and she served as the president of the largest student-run musical theater company on campus. Cameron went on to study at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, earning master's degrees in English and in United States History. She tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Trace attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a B.A. in English. He then studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where he received a M.A. in Classical Acting. He has several years of tutoring and small-group teaching experience with students of all ages. Trace views tutoring as an opportunity to honor the educators who have made an impact on his own life and learning. Trace tutors for all sections of the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT, and for the SAT Subject Tests in Literature and Math.
Nastasya was raised in a Russian- and English-speaking household in Los Angeles. She graduated cum laude from Northwestern University, where she studied Film, Literary Nonfiction, and Russian Literature. She was awarded a place on the Dean’s List at Northwestern for 9 consecutive quarters. At Northwestern, her work received an Undergraduate Research Grant, the Krevoy Screenwriting Prize, a Studio 22 Spring Production Grant, and numerous English department awards for both Fiction and Nonfiction. She earned a Gilman Scholarship to fund the study of Screenwriting abroad at FAMU in Prague. Her most recent documentary won an Audience Award for Directing at the Oscar-qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival, and went on to screen at the Montclair and Florida Film Festivals, as well as in the Cannes Short Film Corner. Nastasya tutors writing, literature, history, and all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Victoria graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University, where she studied Psychology and Philosophy. Now she is a PhD student in the Psychology Department at Princeton University, where she does cognitive neuroscience research. Victoria studies the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying memory and learning. Victoria has taught students of a variety of ages, learning styles, and abilities, and tutors all sections of the SAT and ACT.
Joshua comes from New Jersey by way of Los Angeles and holds a BA in French (with a minor in chemistry) from New York University. He also has an MA and PhD in French, and a graduate certificate in gender and sexuality studies, from Princeton University. Joshua completed his doctoral dissertation while serving as a visiting researcher at the École Normale Supérieure and Sciences Po Paris. His research has been published in Nottingham French Studies and Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal. At Bespoke, he tutors the SAT, ACT, and SAT subject tests in French and Literature.
Jessica graduated magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Child Developmental Psychology. After college, Jessica applied for Foreign Expert Certification and moved to Xi’an, China to be an English professor. Upon returning to the US, she has continued to tutor, using her experience in a globally-inclusive educational environment to help students of all backgrounds to excel academically. Jessica is an experienced SAT, ACT, TACHS, ISEE, SHSAT and SSAT tutor, and she also teaches English, organizational and study skills, mathematics, and multiple foreign languages including German, Russian, Chinese, and Latin.
Ida graduated from Wellesley College magna cum laude with a dual degree in English and Sociology, and received both her M.A. (English and American Literature) and Ph.D. (American Literature) from Boston University. She has delivered papers at scholarly conferences both nationally and internationally, and has had critical work published by Oxford University Press and Leviathan. In addition to her ten years of experience teaching writing and English courses in a university setting, Ida has worked for six years as the Writing Elective Director and college counselor for high school students with the Great Books Summer Program at Amherst College and Stanford University. Since moving to New York in 2011, Ida has worked as a college essay specialist, test prep counselor, and academic tutor for middle and high school students. Ida’s specialties and interests include academic tutoring in literature, English, writing, and history, as well as preparing students for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and Literature and History APs and Subject Tests.
Ken grew up in New York City, attending the Ramaz School. He holds a BA in economics from Columbia University and MD from Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. Ken is one of Bespoke's most sought-after and experienced tutors. He has contributed to much of Bespoke's curricula and mentors Bespoke's growing team of New York City-based tutors. Ken is a nationally ranked scrabble player who tutors all levels of math and science, and for nearly every standardized test.
Jeremy first majored in Environmental Engineering at Penn State University and went on to graduate magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in Theatre and a minor in Business Administration. While an undergrad, he worked as a tutor in Financial Accounting. Jeremy teaches regular Bespoke classes, and he tutors Chemistry and all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, ACT and SAT.
Noah received a B.A. from Dartmouth College where he created a special major that combined the Theater and Music curricula to better study the art and business of the Broadway Musical. He was the valedictorian of his high school in Southwest Florida, and was the statewide individual Mock Trial champion for two years. Noah has worked with students ranging from elementary school to college; he prepares them for a variety of standardized tests and subjects, including math through calculus and all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Aysegul spent her childhood and adolescence in London, Copenhagen, and Istanbul. She successfully completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and went on to received a BA in anthropology from Middlebury College. Aysegul was awarded highest honors for her senior thesis based on her fieldwork with Kurdish immigrant women in Istanbul. As an undergraduate, she also studied abroad in Russia and France. Aysegul went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in writing from the University of San Francisco. Today, she lives in Paris, where she is working on a novel and essays. Aysegul has taught creative writing workshops for college students, designed a creative writing class for inner-city children in Istanbul, and continues to give literature classes to master's students. At Bespoke, Aysegul tutors the reading and writing sections of the SAT. She also helps students with English courses as well as with college and grad school application essays.
Erica graduated Cum Laude from Pomona College with a degree in Economics, and received the Lorne D. Cook Memorial Award and Distinction for her senior thesis. She currently attends the MFA program in fiction writing at Brooklyn College, where she also teaches freshman English. She is working on her first novel. Erica is an engaged, empathetic tutor with many years of experience. She tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, ACT, and SAT, as well as math, English, and writing.
Jonathan grew up in New York City, attended the Dalton School, and received a BA with Honors from Yale University. After pursuing graduate music studies at the Juilliard School, he came to France as a Fulbright Scholar to study music composition. An accomplished conductor, Jonathan has worked with over fifty orchestras and opera houses throughout Europe. Jonathan is also a published author and one of the hosts of “Spoken Word,” Paris’s preeminent Anglophone open-mic. Jonathan has over a decade of experience teaching ISEE, SSAT, and SAT prep, SAT subject tests, creative writing, music theory, and music composition. He also tutors the ACT.
Conrad grew up in Louisiana and attended a public boarding school, The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, where he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame for excellence in academics, extracurriculars, and service. Conrad earned his BA in Drama at Vassar College and was awarded the Molly Thacher Kazan Memorial Prize for distinction in the theater arts. He holds an MFA in Classical Acting from The George Washington University. Conrad previously taught for Kaplan Test Prep and specializes in the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT, as well as general homework help, academic habits, and managing test anxiety.
Originally from New York City and Paris, Sultana attended Boston College, where she studied Political Science and Communications. While at university, she took part in Jumpstart, an AmeriCorps program, and worked with children in South Boston. After graduating, she moved to Israel to complete a teaching fellowship. In Paris, Sultana works as a language instructor at ESCP Europe in parallel with her work for Bespoke, where she tutors the SAT, ACT, and SAT subject tests.
Sam grew up in New York City, where she attended Hunter College High School. She graduated from Williams College with a BA in Philosophy and English. She has tutored students in middle school, high school, and college in essay-writing, academic French, Italian, Latin, math, and physics. Sam tutors for the Subject Tests and AP exams in Math, Literature and French and for all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. In her spare time, she reviews books and competes in Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Greg graduated from Yale University with degrees in Music and Theater Studies, and he won the Alfred Bildner Prize for Achievement in Spanish. While at Yale, he served as musical director for the singing group Shades, producing its acclaimed studio album Sankofa. He subsequently moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he worked in arts and entertainment for four years. Greg has years of experience as a teacher, tutor, vocal coach, and youth mentor and has worked with a broad range of learning styles and students of all ages, from elementary school children to adults. He tutors for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT, and in English, Writing, and Spanish.
Matt attended Allegheny College, attaining a Bachelor of the Arts in both Music and Spanish and graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He studied in Seville performing research for his undergraduate thesis on the history and lyricism of flamenco. Matt holds a Masters in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in Foreign Language Education. Matt has held a wide variety of roles in education, including behavioral support therapist for students with ASD, high school and elementary school teacher, online school instructor, and test prep and academic support tutor. He tutors all sections of the ACT, SAT, GRE, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and all levels of Spanish.
Christine grew up in Athens, Georgia and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yale University with a degree in Theater Studies. She taught gifted 7th and 8th graders with the Duke TIP Summer Academy and taught in the middle school drama department at Athens Academy. While working in Chicago as an actor, playwright, and culinary instructor for teens, Christine tutored students of all ages in academic subjects and standardized tests. She tutors all sections of the SAT (with particular love of the new SAT math), the ACT, several SAT subject area tests, as well as a variety of high school and middle school subjects.
Jamie graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bucknell University, where she studied both Latin and Ancient Greek as a Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies major. At Bucknell, she tutored privately and ran study groups in Latin for the Teaching and Learning Center. She received President's Awards for the highest achievement in both Greek and Latin language and literature. Jamie teaches study and organizational skills and tutors Latin, Ancient Greek, the Latin Subject Test and for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT.
Claire received a B.A. with honors in Theater Studies from Yale University and a graduate degree in Acting from The Juilliard School. Claire is passionate about helping her students feel like vital collaborators in their school environments. She tutors French, all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT, with particular focus on homework help and analytical writing.
Lauren grew up in New York City, where she graduated from The Spence School. After receiving her B.A. in English from Wesleyan University, Lauren went on to Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she received her M.F.A. in Acting. Lauren works as a speech and dialect coach for film and theater, and as an actor has developed new work with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Lauren specializes in prep for the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT, and ACT, as well as study/organizational skills and academic tutoring in English and math.
Kierstyn graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology with a concentration in Global Women's Health. She recently completed her Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certification at Columbia University, and plans to attend medical school in the fall of 2020. Kierstyn tutors the AP English exams, the Literature Subject Test, all sections of the SAT and ACT, as well as all levels of math, biology and chemistry.
Benny grew up outside of Cleveland and studied biotechnology at Kent State University, where he graduated cum laude. As an undergraduate, he worked for the Department of Energy researching fuel cells at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Benny earned a Master of Engineering degree at Washington University in St. Louis, where he researched algal biofuel and took courses focused on energy efficiency, environmental sustainability and business. After working in the pharmaceutical industry, he has decided to focus on tutoring and teaching. Benny is an adjunct professor of chemistry at F.I.T. and genetics at Touro College, and tutors geometry, algebra, all levels of Biology and Chemistry, and for all sections of the SHSAT, ISEE, and SSAT.
Daniel grew up in the city and attended Grace Church and Friends Seminary. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics. While at Yale, Daniel was awarded the Richard U. Light Fellowship for his studies in Mandarin Chinese. He also served as a Teaching Assistant and Peer Tutor in the Department of Computer Science. Daniel tutors a wide array of subjects including Spanish, French, and math through calculus. He has worked with students of all ages and levels, and tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Jordan grew up in New Jersey and was a National Merit scholar. He graduated from Brown University with degrees in Computer Science and Economics. Jordan tutors math, economics, computer science, all sections of the SAT and ACT, writing and college essays. Jordan is also a world champion in Ultimate Frisbee.
Nick graduated from both Eton College and Oxford University. He has tutored for over 13 years in a wide selection of subjects including math, literature, essay-writing, Latin, French and all varieties of test prep. He is a specialist in logic and arithmetic development and has written books about both topics; he has also written a regular column about math for the Guardian newspaper and placed second in the UK's first ever National Sudoku Championship. Nick is one-half of a married couple sketch comedy team We Are Thomasse. Nick tutors for all sections of the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE and SHSAT.
Laura holds an MSc in Business from HEC, Paris and an MFA in Acting from Columbia University. She ran the directed studies for homework help at the French-American School of New York. Laura tutors math, French Literature, philosophy, economics, history, and all sections of the SAT and ACT.
Liba graduated with distinction from Yale with degrees in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and International Studies. She received her MFA from Columbia University. She has worked with Kaplan & Flagship before joining the Bespoke team and has years of experience working with students in various private and public schools and universities in New York, with a focus on the sciences, history and writing. She is a passionate tutor devoted to building confidence in her students in and outside the classroom. Liba tutors for many SAT Subject Tests, and all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
Nick grew up in Minneapolis and studied math, science and music at the University of Minnesota. He completed his B.M. at New England Conservatory in Boston, graduating with distinction. Nick has been teaching and tutoring for over ten years and has taught SAT and ACT prep classes for a variety of test prep companies in New York area high schools. He is also a jazz saxophonist and performs regularly in New York. Nick tutors all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT and SAT Math Subject Tests. He also tutors math and music and has experience working with home-schooled students in middle and high school.
JJ graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he was a RA and freelance tutor. He works with students on all sections of the ACT and SAT, several SAT Subject Tests, general academic help in history, English, math, writing, and executive function coaching. JJ brings enthusiasm and empathy to every lesson and has extensive experience tutoring students remotely.
Matt grew up in Naperville, Illinois, and is a magna cum laude graduate from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Newark where he taught writing composition to undergraduates. For years Matt has taught language arts, creative writing, and math skills to elementary and high school students across New York and New England with Story Pirates, an arts education and media organization. Matt is a versatile elementary, middle school, and high school tutor who works with students in reading, writing, math, organizational skills, and SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT test prep.
Rachel graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and minored in English Literature and Studio Art. She holds an M.F.A. in Sculpture from San Francisco Art Institute and is currently a practicing artist. With over 8 years of experience teaching and tutoring students with a wide array of learning styles, Rachel is one of Bespoke's most sought-after tutors. Rachel has written curricula for Bespoke's textbooks and has designed and implemented syllabi for high school and undergraduate students. She tutors for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and for several SAT Subject Tests and AP exams, including French, math, and literature. Rachel is passionate about teaching expository writing and has helped many students craft compelling college essays.
Amy grew up in Westchester County and graduated with honors from the College of William & Mary, where she majored in International Relations and minored in Mathematics. As a Fulbright Scholar, she studied at Uppsala University in Sweden, completing a quantitative analysis thesis in Peace and Conflict studies. Amy earned an MA and JD from Fordham University and has worked in both corporate law and as a researcher in international human rights law. She tutors all areas of math and for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT and LSAT.
Brad grew up in Montgomery, New Jersey and attended Princeton Day School. A Cum Laude graduate from Princeton University, Brad studied English and Theater and received the Alan S. Downer Thesis Prize from the Department of English. He then received his M.F.A. in Acting from Brown University, where he taught music and linguistics, served as a teaching assistant in the graduate school and won the David Wickham Memorial Playwriting Prize. Brad has tutored all sections of the SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ISEE, as well as the AP exams in English and U.S. Government.
Jordan grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and attended Brown University where he was a volunteer tutor in the Providence schools. After graduating from Brown with a B.A. in Anthropology, Jordan taught and designed curriculum for SAT test prep classes at Kaplan in locations as varied as Seoul, South Korea, Bangkok, Thailand, and White Plains, New York. He tutors a wide array of standardized tests including the history Subject Tests and APs.
Evelyn graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology and a minor in Global Health and Health Policy. She currently works at Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, an early childhood literacy organization. Evelyn has tutored elementary, high school and college students, and tutors all levels of biology and chemistry.
Alex grew up in Europe and graduated from the American School of the Hague. He holds degrees in Math from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Music from Manhattan School of Music. He has worked in banking, database design, and graphic design and production, and he helps run an annual summer piano festival. He has taught math and music to middle and high school students for over 15 years. He tutors all levels of math, as well as all sections of the SAT and ACT.
Stevie graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology and a minor in Global Health studies. She has years of experience mentoring students from elementary school to college in cultural and public service programs. Stevie has also held several leadership positions in volunteer advocacy groups. She currently works at Weill Cornell Medicine in clinical research and tutors all levels of biology.
Ben majored in International Relations at Pomona College. After graduating, he worked in Shanghai as a college admissions consultant and academic tutor. He was awarded funding by the Department of State and Rotary International for the study of Mandarin. Ben has worked in tutoring and test prep since his return to New York City in 2013. He tutors all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT.
Cameron grew up near Boston and attended the Roxbury Latin School. He graduated Cum Laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Microbiology, focusing on the social and environmental determinants of health. While at BYU, Cameron tutored student-athletes in a variety of STEM subjects, including Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Cameron then lived for two years in the Philippines and became fluent in Tagalog. Cameron tutors for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT, and for the Math, Chemistry and Biology Subject Tests. He is currently a student at NYU School of Medicine.