Our tutors are people of extraordinary intelligence and experience. Over 60% have Masters or Doctoral degrees and over 75% have been or are currently full- or part-time teachers.

Yosef Amrami

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 Arnow

Leanne grew up in Scarsdale 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 Aubrey

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 Bailin

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 Bassuk

Maya grew up in Chicago and Iowa City, Iowa, and was a National Merit Scholar and valedictorian at Iowa City West High. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Iowa with BAs in Music and Theatre Arts and a Spanish minor. She is currently pursuing a Master's of Arts in k-12 Spanish Teaching through Rutgers University. 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 Beam

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. 

Yasmine Benabdallah

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 Benson

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 Bernhard

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 Borden

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 Burris

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 Butler

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 Byrd

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. 

Erin Capistrano

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 Carey

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 Cespedes

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. 

Erica Choi

Erica graduated with High Honors from Princeton University with a major in Classics. She has tutored students of all age groups in a one-on-one setting, taught English classes in Beijing, and led financial literacy lessons in emergency shelters for survivors of domestic abuse. She now works as a Development Associate at Association to Benefit Children, and tutors all sections of the ISEE, SHSAT, SSAT, SAT and ACT. 

Naomi Choodnovskiy

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. 

Stephanie Chou

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 Coffman

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

Billy 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 Concannon

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 Cooper

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, as well as a mentor in the Girls Write Now program based in New York City, Caroline is committed to helping students to reach their full potential through dynamic lessons and academic support. 

Paul Cooper

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 Crawford

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. 

Andres Cruciani

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 Cuneo

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,  SAT, GMAT and GRE. 

Sally Dawidoff

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 Diamond

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 Dieringer

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 Draper

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 Eckmier

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 Emerick

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

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 Faust

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

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 Foley

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. 

Lizzie Fox

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. 

Quinn Franzen

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 French

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 ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT. 

Amy L. Frick

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 Galvez

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 Golden

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. 

Hanson Hadi

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 Hartmann

College and Graduate School Counseling and Admissions

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 Hauck

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 Havig

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. 

Sonya Hayden

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 Heikes

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 Herrick

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 Huang

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. 

Jay Ivey

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. 

Eskor Johnson

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 Kancharla

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 Kaplan

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 Kartheiser

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 Kates

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 Kawash

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 Kittredge

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 Klau

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

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 Koscuiszka

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. 

Jakub Koguciuk

Jakub holds a PhD in the History of Art and Renaissance Studies from Yale University. His course was set starting in high school, where he earned an IB diploma. He then went on to study the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. At Yale, he undertook scholarly work in various archives, museums, and cultural institutions in Italy. His doctoral work led to him teaching various aspects of art history, literature, and the humanities. Jakub has taught undergraduates at many institutions and high schoolers during pre-college summer programs. In Paris, he is writing a book about Italian Renaissance art while working as a writing tutor, editor, and instructional designer. As a scholar of art, he has worked in many museums, preparing publications and temporary exhibitions. At Bespoke, Jakub tutors a range of subjects in the humanities and helps students with their college and graduate school applications. 

Rich LaFauci

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, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, the Math, Chem and Physics SAT Subject Tests, as well as all levels of math, chemistry and physics. 

Emily Levine

Emily received a M.S. Ed. from Bank Street College of Education and a B.A. in Government. She has held a variety of positions in schools including most recently at Whitby School in Greenwich, Connecticut as an English teacher and Learning Specialist. She was the literacy coach and grant coordinator at P.S.188 in lower Manhattan, an elementary school teacher at P.S. 124 in Brooklyn, and a 3rd grade teacher at City & Country School. She fosters the cognitive and social-emotional growth of children through meaningful instruction that emphasizes both collaboration and exploration. Drawing upon her vast experience as a classroom teacher, school based literacy coach, and an instructional consultant, she deeply engages students by developing dynamic curriculum that is tailored to fit individual learning profiles, growth trajectories and interests. 

Sarah Lieff

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 Malewski

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. 

JJ Maley

JJ graduated from Brown University with a degree in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. They worked on multiple Broadway shows as a producer and has been nominated for multiple Tony Awards. JJ has also worked in Education Community Management at Google. They tutor all levels of math, English, and science as well as the ACT, SSAT, and ISEE. 

Joey Massa

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. 

Jivahn Moradian

Jivahn grew up in Paris, France, where he obtained the science-focused baccalaureate at École Jeannine Manuel. He completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Economics. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Management at Imperial College in London. He has five years of experience tutoring high schoolers and college students, in subjects ranging from SAT prep to economics. At Bespoke, he tutors the SAT, ACT, economics, math, and science. In his spare time, he enjoys extreme mountain hiking, playing cards, and making Indian food for his friends. 

Carroll Moulton

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 Murphy

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 Nguyen

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. 

Sarah O’Hare

Sarah earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from NYU, where she graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to earn an M.A. in English Literature from Hunter College. For the last decade, she has worked in education, first as an elementary school teacher in South Korea, and more recently, as a college English instructor for CUNY. Additionally, she has tutored PhD students in writing and performed editing for scholarly publications. She is a passionate educator who specializes in reading development and academic writing. 

Eden Ohayon

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 Oudin Shannon

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 Patterson

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. 

Jess Pearce

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 Penzer

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 the U.S. and World History SAT Subject Tests and APs, and all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT. Simon especially enjoys working with students on their writing. 

Celso Perez

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. 

Juliet Perrachon

As a French-American bilingual having attended the French-American School of NY, Mamaroneck High School, the University of Pennsylvania, and ESCP Europe, Juliet brings diverse skills to the table. Juliet taught English in northern Thailand to native Thai students of all ages and has worked as a teacher at Mercy College's Bronx Campus. A History and Spanish major at UPenn, Juliet is well-versed in many subjects in addition to being a professional writer and translator. Most recently, she helped a high school student with full-time home schooling including navigating online education across different subjects. She has a loyal following of students of all ages and abilities seeking academic support. 

Penka Petkova

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. 

Laura Flannery Pettee

Laura grew up in Bronxville, graduated from Bronxville High School, and then attended Roanoke College in Virginia, where she graduated with a BA in Language. Laura spent the next 10 years working for Merrill Lynch in Boston, Princeton, and New York. Over the years she has served on many boards, including six years on the Bronxville School Foundation, which helps strengthen the school's curriculum by serving as a catalyst for the development and promotion of innovative programs. Additionally, Laura is a substitute teacher at a local nursery school where play activities are used to facilitate children’s social, physical and emotional progression. She has lived in Bronxville most of her life raising her 4 children with her husband Jeff. 

Willie Pinkerton

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 Platt

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 Pope

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 Popov

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 Ritvo

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 Rivas

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, IELTS, and SAT Literature subject test.   

Jessica Robinson

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 Rothschild

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 Rubin

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 Russial

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 Samotin

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 Savas

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 Schecter

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 Schiffman

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 a former host of “Spoken Word,” Paris’s preeminent Anglophone open-mic. In his free time, he enjoys chess, skiing, windsurfing and playing piano. Jonathan has over a decade of experience tutoring SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SAT subject tests, creative writing, college application essays, music theory, and various school subjects. 

Conrad Schott

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. 

Madeleine Schwartz

Madeleine Schwartz has spent her life between New York and Paris. She studied History and Classics at Harvard, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She then earned a master's degree in Classical Languages at Oxford as a Henry Fellowship recipient. Since college, Madeleine has tutored English, History, Latin, and standardized test preparation to a wide variety of students. She has also worked as a high-school equivalency tutor and librarian in the penal system in both Boston and New York. In addition to being a tutor, she is a journalist and literary critic. She has won a European Press Prize for her work. 

Sam Segan

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 Serebuoh

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 Serra

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 Shaw

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 Shedrofsky

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 Siebers

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 Singerman

Lauren grew up in New York City, attended The Spence School, and received her B.A. in English from Wesleyan University. Lauren has tutored for more than a decade and has worn many hats for Bespoke, including early education consultant and administrator. She specializes in prep for the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT, and ACT, as well as study/organizational skills and academic tutoring in English and math. Lauren is a cheerleader for her students, balancing a sense of humor with skills honed from years of teaching experience. In addition to being a seasoned tutor, Lauren is an accomplished actor and dialect coach. She holds an M.F.A in Acting from Rutgers University. 

Kierstyn Smith

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. 

Benjamin Spott

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. 

Susanna Stahlmann

Susanna grew up in Minnesota where she received a full Spanish Immersion education from elementary through middle school. After graduating from high school with an International Baccalaureate certificate she moved on to the University of Minnesota to complete her BFA in Theater Arts. As an experienced tutor and teaching artist in NYC, Susanna is passionate about sharing her love of language with her students through curated materials and play. She tutors writing and all levels of Spanish. 

Gabe Strasburger

Gabe grew up in Boston, and graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Philosophy. In their educational work, Gabe focuses on helping students build strong foundations in the subjects they study, granting them the confidence to independently tackle new problems and understand the broader relevance of their work. Gabe tutors writing, math, literature, history, and computer science. In their professional life outside of tutoring, they work as a web developer, STEM educator, and screenwriter. 

Hugh Strike

Hugh received a B.A. with High Honors in Social Studies from Harvard University. As an undergraduate he served as a Course Assistant and Research Assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and as a Peer Advising Fellow for first-year college students. He is fluent in Spanish and, after teaching English for a year on a Fulbright fellowship in Andorra, speaks passable Catalan. Hugh is an engaging tutor with experience teaching multiple subjects to students with a wide variety of ages, abilities, interests, and backgrounds. He tutors English Literature/Writing, History, Math, Spanish, and all sections of the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. 

Daniel Tay

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. 

Alex Taylor

Alex grew up in Charlotte, NC and was a National Achievement Scholar at Charlotte Latin School, as well as the recipient of the Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities & Social Sciences from the University of Rochester. She then graduated from Barnard College with a BA in Theatre with an Acting Concentration and a Political Science minor. Alex tutors a wide array of subjects, as well as all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, ACT and SAT. 

Jordan Taylor

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 Thomas

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 Townsend

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 Vaynberg

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 Videen

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 Warshaw

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 Weir

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 Weiss

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. 

April Wen

April grew up in New York City and attended Hunter College High School. In 2017, she received a B.A in Film and Media Studies, with Distinction in the Major, from Yale. Since graduation, April has been a Teaching Artist Fellow at the Center for Urban Pedagogy, and directed multiple short films in New York City and Valle de Bravo, Mexico. April loves working with students of all ages and learning styles, and draws from her experience teaching an international public at the Tenement Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park. April tutors all sections of the ISEE and SSAT, as well as organizational skills and essay writing. 

Amy Williams

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 Wilson

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. 

Nick Wilson

After attending Saint Ann’s in Brooklyn, Nick graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 2016, where he studied fine art, literature, and foreign languages. He served as a peer French tutor for the Yale Center for Language and also volunteered to tutor inmates at Connecticut Youth Prison. Since graduating, Nick has worked as a studio assistant for renowned artists and completed art residencies in London and Berlin. As a tutor, he works with a wide variety of learners at every level, and tutors all sections of the ISEE, SHSAT, SSAT, SAT and ACT. He especially enjoys helping students develop and structure their arguments for writing. 

Evelyn Wu

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 Yagupsky

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. 

Ben Yarbrough

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.