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.
Tutors : Paris, France

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.   

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. 

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. 

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.