Pelin Celiker

Pelin hails from Istanbul, Turkey, and recently graduated from Columbia University where she majored in Operations Research, minoring in Economics and doing the pre-med program. She works as a Research Assistant at the Hospital for Special Surgery and regularly volunteers at hospitals. A veteran at Ivy Tutors, Pelin has previous experience teaching and mentoring kids as part of community service projects in disadvantaged regions of Turkey. In her free time, she walks around Central Park, spends hours in museums and goes to concerts.

Pelin works for a mixology agency and the margarita is her signature cocktail!

AP Exams

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

Science

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Physics with Calculus
  • Psychology

Sat Subject Tests

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Math

  • Calculus
  • Calculus BC

Susan Heuman

Susan Heuman is a PHD from Columbia University. She also earned an MA in History and a Certificate of the Russian Institute (Harriman Institute), where she is now a Visiting Scholar. She has specialized in European, Russian and Soviet History, History and Film, as well as Genocide and Holocaust studies. Alongside her career as a professor she has tutored in history and has helped countless students master the craft of essay writing. Susan is also the parent of twin college students, which further adds to her keen insights into the educational process.

Susan taught Russian and Soviet History at the University of Zambia for three years.

AP Exams

History

  • Holocaust Studies
  • World History

Sat Subject Tests

  • World History

English

  • Writing

Randal Grant Kleiser

Randal is a first-year history Ph.D. student at Columbia University, focusing on the early modern Atlantic world, with strengths in European and American History. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History and International Relations. He studied in Madrid, Spain and Sao Paulo, Brazil, developing his Spanish and Portuguese language skills. He started teaching early. For several years at Trinity School in NYC, he tutored math to middle schoolers and during summers in Maine taught intensive sailing to children ranging from 6-16. Recognizing how people learn differently, he constructed flexible lesson plans for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (tactile) learners that he still applies to all his students.

Grant loves to play basketball and sing a cappella. His a cappella group at Penn, the Pennchants, won the only school-wide competition held in 2014.

AP Exams

History

  • U.S. History & Government
  • World History
  • European History
  • Global Studies

Sat Subject Tests

  • Spanish
  • World History

Language

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

English

  • Writing

College Prep

  • SAT Writing
  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Math

Entrance Exams

  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Writing
  • SAT Math

Hannah Ho

Born and raised in Maryland, Hannah attended a magnet school in the suburbs of Washington D.C. She recently graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Computer Science and a certificate in Arabic Language & Culture. At Princeton, Hannah was a coxswain for the women's lightweight crew team. Currently, she works as a software engineer. Hannah enjoys spinning, reading, going to museums, and playing tennis in her free time.

Hannah has a pet goat

AP Exams

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics

Science

  • Earth Science
  • Physics
  • Physics with Calculus
  • Psychology

Sat Subject Tests

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Math Level 1
  • Math Level 2
  • World History

History

  • Government and Politics
  • Social Studies
  • U.S. History & Government
  • World History
  • Global Studies

Math

  • Calculus
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Elementary Math
  • Geometry
  • Macroeconomics
  • Math Level 1
  • Math Level 2

Entrance Exams

  • City & State Exams

English

  • Literature
  • Reading
  • Regents English
  • Writing
  • English Language
  • English Literature

Computer Science

  • Python
  • Java

Cecilia Cereijido Bloche

Born and raised in Washington D.C., with a mother from Argentina, Cecilia grew up fluent in Spanish. In fact, she is trilingual in English, Spanish, and French, having taken French classes for twelve years. She recently graduated from Wesleyan University where she double majored in Theater and Psychology. At college, Cecilia performed in plays, wrote for the University newspaper, and volunteered with homework help at a local school. After graduating, she moved to New York to pursue an acting career and to eat more and better bagels with lox. She has worked full-time and part-time for various tutoring agencies and learning centers around New York, both one-on-one and in a classroom setting, specializing in test prep, languages, and writing.

I grew up with a pet rabbit that I walked on a leash around D.C.

AP Exams

Language

  • Spanish

Sat Subject Tests

  • Spanish
  • French

College Prep

  • ACT
  • SAT Writing
  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Math

Entrance Exams

  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Writing
  • SAT Math
  • ACT

Jenna Kainic

Jenna is a PhD candidate in mathematics at NYU. She recently graduated from Yale University, where she double majored in mathematics and philosophy. As an undergraduate, she cofounded a student group that works to alleviate barriers to access in STEM fields at Yale. As a tutor, she seeks to create a supportive and comfortable environment for students to flourish. Math can be a daunting subject for many; Jenna assists students by presenting mathematical ideas in an approachable and intuitive way. She also builds student confidence for taking tests by teaching key strategies to help students perform at their very best. In her free time, Jenna enjoys reading, solving crossword puzzles, and eating vegan pastries.

Sophomore year of college, Jenna and her roommates ran a bakery out of their dorm."

Math

Sat Subject Tests

AP Exams

College Prep

Entrance Exams

Michael Mount

At Brown University, Michael majored in Literary Arts, a hybridization of comparative literature and creative writing. He was an editor of the College Hill Independent, and was commencement day speaker for his graduating class. He garnered valuable insights into the machinery of the admission process during his internship in the Brown Admission Office. Since graduation, his career path has taken him to both coasts: he worked in New York City for the post production company behind Inside Llewyn Davis and True Grit, and tutored extensively in Portland, Oregon. He is a 2017 MacDowell fellow, having recently finished his first novel. His writing has appeared on NPR, in Pacifica Literary Review, and is forthcoming in Scalawag, a political journal for the American South. He is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the rare hyphenated town that produced or harbored such luminous figures as Chris Paul, Ben Folds, and Maya Angelou.

Michael has put over five thousand miles on his knees, having completed both the Appalachian Trail (Maine to Georgia) and the Pacific Crest Trail (Mexico to Canada).

English

  • Literature
  • Writing
  • English Language
  • English Literature

College Prep

  • College Essay
  • ACT
  • SAT Writing
  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Math

AP Exams

Entrance Exams

  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Writing
  • SAT Math
  • ACT

Sat Subject Tests

Martin Carlino

Martin recently graduated from Harvard College, where he studied Government and worked for nearly three years as a peer tutor at the Bureau of Study Counsel. He has helped students with standardized test prep, essay writing, study habits, and tutoring in history, English, and many other subjects. He is also uniquely qualified to offer college admissions counselling, having been accepted at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, and a host of other top universities. Martin currently works as a middle school teacher for Success Academies and is planning to pursue a career in secondary or post-secondary education.

In his free time (""What is that?"" asked the upcoming LSAT), Martin enjoys cooking, gardening, listening to Frank Sinatra and 90s hip hop, and playing Dungeons & Dragons, though usually not all at once.

AP Exams

History

  • Government and Politics
  • Social Studies
  • U.S. History & Government
  • World History
  • Global Studies

Sat Subject Tests

  • World History

Entrance Exams

  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Writing
  • City & State Exams
  • ACT

English

  • Literature
  • Reading
  • Regents English
  • Writing
  • English Language
  • English Literature

College Prep

  • College Essay
  • ACT
  • SAT Writing
  • SAT Verbal Reasoning

Rosanna Oh

A graduate of Yale University (B.A.), Johns Hopkins University (M.F.A.), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.A.), Rosanna is a poet and essayist whose work appears in publications like The Harvard Review, Best New Poets, The Hopkins Review, and 32 Poems. Her teaching experience over the years ranges from one-on-one tutoring (middle school and high school students) to developing courses and teaching classrooms of up to thirty students at Johns Hopkins University and instructing various subjects at a woman's facility on Rikers Island. She believes in empowering her students by teaching the fundamentals of writing, critical thinking skills, and test-taking strategies. Her hobbies and interests include kickboxing, yoga, and classical music.

Rosanna ran into Steven Spielberg at J. Crew in New Haven.

Entrance Exams

  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Writing
  • City & State Exams
  • SAT Math

Math

  • Elementary Math

English

  • Literature
  • Reading
  • Regents English
  • Writing
  • English Language
  • English Literature

Sat Subject Tests

College Prep

  • College Essay
  • SAT Writing
  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Math

AP Exams

Jamie Fehrnstrom

Jamie graduated from Princeton University in 2016 with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Outside of the classroom, he ran varsity Track & Field and Cross Country. Upon graduation, Jamie moved to Vietnam on a Princeton in Asia fellowship, where he taught at a major university and ran a nonprofit that provided free lessons to children at a local orphanage. Jamie has logged hundreds of hours working with all types of students and uses this experience to tailor his teaching methods for the needs of each individual student.

Jamie really truly enjoys riding the subway.

Entrance Exams

  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Writing
  • SHSAT
  • SAT Math
  • ACT

English

  • Literature
  • Reading
  • Regents English
  • Writing
  • English Language
  • English Literature

Sat Subject Tests

College Prep

  • College Essay
  • ACT
  • SAT Writing
  • SAT Verbal Reasoning
  • SAT Math

AP Exams

  • Psychology

History

  • Government and Politics
  • U.S. History & Government

Science

  • Psychology