Ali graduated from Yale University magna cum laude with a degree in History, and received her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. She has years of teaching and tutoring experience, ranging from voice and speech training to working with children with autism. A Los Angeles native, Ali created the SAT curriculum for Los Angeles City College's (LACC) extension program in Koreatown. In addition to her work at LACC, she has taught classes at Prep for Prep in New York and at California Institute of the Arts. Ali has also taught study and organizational skills to students with learning disabilities and has tutored students from elementary school to college for the SAT, ACT, SAT2, ISEE, and SSAT exams, and in English, Writing, History, and Spanish. Ali is also one of Bespoke's college essay specialists.
Danny grew up in New York City and attended Hunter College High School. He graduated with departmental honors from Boston College with a dual B.A. in Film and English. Danny started tutoring on a volunteer basis in high school, assisting elementary and middle school students during the summer with upcoming math and English curricula. He has worked with students of all ages in a variety of disciplines throughout Boston and New York City. Danny takes a holistic approach to tutoring, and he emphasizes building a foundation of good habits for lifelong learning. Danny tutors for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT.
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.
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.
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.
Ben received his B.A. in English from Princeton University, where he was awarded the Alan Downer Thesis Prize for his senior independent work on James Joyce and Tom Stoppard, as well as the Director’s Prize for his outstanding contributions to Princeton’s theater community. He was valedictorian of his class at Rockbridge County High School, and was honored with a Writer’s Eye Award from the University of Virginia and a Scholastic Writing Award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Ben helps students with organizational work and study skills. Ben also tutors in English, history, and math, and prepares students for a variety of standardized tests, including all sections of the SAT, ACT and GRE, as well as the SSAT, SHSAT and ISEE tests.
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. Adrienne completed a one-year fellowship at Oxford, and also holds a second Masters degree in Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She has published commentary on corporate social responsibility and articles in numerous literary journals and magazines, and is currently editing a collection of short stories. A Los Angeles native, Adrienne has many years of private tutoring experience. Adrienne is also a freelance editor, web content producer, and, most recently, assistant to the Deputy Editor at The New Yorker Magazine. She specializes in essay writing, study skills and organizational support, practical rhetoric and French, as well as test prep for the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE exams.
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.
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.
Melissa graduated from Yale with a degree in American Studies. She taught English as a TFA Corps Member in Brooklyn, while also earning her Masters in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. Melissa tutors all sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT, and for the Subject Tests in US and World History.
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.
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.
Mahalia first began tutoring in high school, volunteering as a math tutor for younger students. She received her Sc.B in Chemistry from Brown University, where she worked as a teaching assistant and tutor for introductory chemistry classes. Since graduating, she has conducted ecology fieldwork in Arctic Alaska, worked on farms in California and Connecticut, and spent two years tutoring in New York City. Her interests lie at the intersection of ecology, agriculture, and environmental science. Mahalia tutors math, chemistry, biology, and all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT and ACT. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, playing the fiddle, and training in Aikido.
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.
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. An aspiring author, Andrés recently earned a creative writing M.F.A. from the 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, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and NYS Math Regents).
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.
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.
Jon graduated cum laude and with distinction in History from Yale University. He helped establish Yspaniola, an education non-profit in the Dominican Republic that provides university scholarships and literacy classes to Dominicans at risk of statelessness because of their Haitian ancestry. Jon is fluent in Spanish and Haitian Creole, and tutors all sections of the SAT, ACT, LSAT, ISEE, and SSAT, along with Spanish, US History, and writing. He also enjoys working with students to build strong organizational work and study skills.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, and SHSAT.
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.
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.
Connor grew up in Virginia, attended high school in Baltimore, and graduated from Yale University with a dual degree in Political Science and Theater. After 4 years suffering through New England winters, Connor relocated to sunny Los Angeles, where he wrote humor and lifestyle pieces. He has been a highly sought-after SAT/ACT tutor in both Beverly Hills and now, in New York. He has also worked with students all over the country on their college admissions essays to elite institutions. Connor teaches the SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ISEE, and he specializes in college admissions essay prep.
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. Chris tutors all sections of the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT.
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, several SAT Subject Tests and AP exams, and she specializes in college admissions essay prep.
Alexandra attended Wellesley College, where she obtained a B.A. in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences. Her independent research has focused on bilingualism, language acquisition and language learning methodology. Alexandra tutors algebra, geometry, creative writing, Spanish, and all levels of the SSAT, ISEE, SHSAT, SAT and ACT.
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.
Lucia grew up in New York City and attended The Nightingale-Bamford School through Prep for Prep. She studied astrophysics at Wellesley College and is halfway through her PhD in astrophysics with Arizona State University. She is working out of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD as she researches the clustering statistics of galaxies in the early universe in support of upcoming space telescope missions. She has also carried out a Fulbright Research grant in South Africa, and while at Nightingale also attended The Mountain School of Milton Academy. Her love of science and helping others find confidence and success have fueled Lucia's many years of educating. She offers online tutoring in physics and mathematics at all levels, as well as astronomy, chemistry, GRE preparation, organization, and study skills.
A world traveler from birth, Marianne graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and the European Peace University with a Masters in Peace and Conflicts Studies. From 2007 to 2013, she lived in Manhattan and joined the Bespoke team as a tutor, then became the Director of Homeschooling and opened the Westchester office. Married to a Swedish diplomat and currently living abroad, Marianne offers online tutoring in French, Spanish, and Portuguese language and literature; European and World History; SAT and ACT; as well as college application support. She is also the Founder and CEO of Bébé Voyage, the community of globetrotting parents.
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.
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.
Erik is a former National Merit scholar who graduated cum laude with a degree in Theatre from Eastern Michigan University. He has taught all levels of math from 6th grade to precalculus at a number of schools including the prestigious Classen School of Advanced Studies. He tutors all sections of the SAT and ACT.
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, ACT, and SAT, as well as math, English, and writing.
Remi grew up in the Seattle area and attended Lakeside School. He then moved to Ohio and majored in neuroscience at Oberlin College as a John Frederick Oberlin scholar. While at Oberlin, he worked as a workshop leader for courses in introductory neuroscience and calculus and served on the administration board of the Peer Support Center. During this time, he also captained the varsity soccer team and competed on the club ultimate frisbee team. Remi moved back to Seattle to work in a kidney research lab at the University of Washington, where he co-authored three published papers on disease and aging. After three years, he decided to pursue clinical work and enrolled in the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program at Columbia University, where he is currently a student on the Dean's List. Remi tutors all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, ACT and SAT.
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.
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 the ACT, SAT, 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.
Hank attended high school at St. Albans School in Washington DC, earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University, and pursued supplementary studies in Computer Science at the Recurse Center and in Visual Arts at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts. In addition to his experience as a teaching assistant for Columbia's Mathematics Department, Hank has taught art classes, and tutored in a professional and volunteer capacity for seven years. He tutors all sections of the SAT and ACT, and all levels of math and computer science.
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.
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 currently an adjunct professor of chemistry at F.I.T. and tutors geometry, algebra, all levels of Biology and Chemistry, and for all sections of the SHSAT, ISEE, and SSAT.
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.
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.
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.
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.