Meet The Tutors
NANCY is sophomore at NYU’s Stern School of Business. She is the recipient of $120,000 in college scholarship awards, including the Stern Scholarship, the Ming-Tsai Scholarship, the Pearson Education Scholarship, and the National Merit Scholarship for producing a 232/ 240 PSAT score. Nancy had a perfect 2400/2400 SAT score in high school, as well as an 800/800 on the Math Level II SAT Subject test and a 790/800 on the Chemistry SAT Subject test. She took a total of 10 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams in high school, achieving scores of 5/5 on Chemistry, US History, English Language, English Literature, Macroeconomics, Calculus BC, and Statistics, and 4/5 on Biology, World History, and Government. Having maintained excellent grades throughout her academic career, Nancy was offered a large scholarship to attend Saint Mary’s Hall, a prestigious preparatory high school in Texas. She graduated as part of the Cum Laude Society of Saint Mary’s Hall. Additionally, Nancy was selected as one of 10 high school juniors to participate in a fully-sponsored research program at the University of Houston. Nancy’s expertise is in SAT tutoring and advanced math tutoring, both of which she had experience with in high school. At NYU Stern, Nancy is involved with the Undergraduate Stern Women in Business Club, the Fashion Business Association, and the NYU Cheer team. She currently has a 3.93/4.0 GPA. Although only a freshman in college, Nancy has already started her first business internship, a position usually limited to sophomores, the accounting/administrative intern at a boutique tax and estate planning firm at Rockefeller Center. When not at Kweller Prep, Nancy enjoys going to the gym and exploring the artistic aspects of NYC.
CHEN is a senior at Columbia University with a 4.0 GPA. He recently sat for the MCAT exam and scored a 40, placing him nationally in the 99.998 percentile of all MCAT takers. For three straight years, Chen has been a published researcher in Cancer Cell Magazine, one of the top science research journals in the world. Additionally, Chen is a clinical research coordinator in the Ophthalmology Department at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. At Columbia, Chen is pursuing a degree in biochemistry. Chen graduated from Hunter High School (HCHS) and scored a 2370/ 2400 on the SAT I as well as a perfect 800/800 on the Math II, Chemistry, Biology, and US History SAT II’s. He received a perfect score of 5/5 on all of his Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, including: BC Calculus, Biology, and US History. He was the President of the Engineering Club and Chess Club and served on the board of the Hunter Key Club. Since his sophomore year of High School, Chen conducted cancer research at the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in midtown. He culminated his research findings in a paper which was later published with a Rubin and Sarah Shaps Scholar Award. He tutored his own brother for the SHSAT, who now goes to Stuyvesant High School. While on spring break at Columbia, Chen volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, where he proudly helped rebuild houses for needy families affected by Hurricane Sandy and volunteer as a mentor to youth affected by domestic violence. He ran the NYC half marathon and plans to participate in the marathon again this coming school year. When not at Kweller Prep, Chen enjoys reading sci-fi novels and playing the classical piano- he has been a pianist for the past fourteen years!
Paulina is an International Business major at the Scholars Program at Baruch College. She is on a full academic scholarship, which includes: a free Macbook Air, $2,500 for study abroad and internship opportunities, and placement in honors classes. Paulina graduated from The Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE) and received the International Baccalaureate Diploma. At her high school, Paulina took many IB classes such as IB History of the Americas, IB Spanish, and IB Math. Paulina is fluent in Polish and has received the Polish Language Certification. She has contributed greatly to the Polish community and has been rewarded for her contribution and studies by the Polish Ambassador. At BSGE, she was a part of the Helping Hands community service group, which focused on helping both local and international communities. Paulina has experience in teaching English in Spain at a language immersion camp. When not at Kweller, Paulina can be found on a tennis court or on stage singing as a volunteer for multiple organizations working to help children in need.
MATTHEW is in his freshman year as a Computer Science/Chinese double major at the highly-regarded Macaulay Honors College at Hunter, where he receives a full academic scholarship. He graduated Stuyvesant High School with a 3.8 GPA and school-wide recognition in Music and Theater. He scored a 2200/2400 on his SAT, scored a perfect 800 on his Math II SAT II, and earned a 770 on his Physics SAT II. He has taken 4 AP Courses, scoring a 5 on Physics, Computer Science, World History and US History. Outside school, he has published 7 apps on the Apple iOS App Store, and aided in the development of several start-up websites. Throughout his years at Stuy, he was actively involved in theater and chorus, ultimately performing Verdi’s Requiem to a sold-out Carnegie Hall. He was a Varsity Soccer Player, and received lead roles in Junior SING! and Senior SING!, the Stuyvesant annual grade-produced musicals . Outside of Kweller Prep, Matthew is an official United States Soccer Federation referee, and club soccer player. He speaks Russian and English, and is studying Mandarin Chinese.
SOFYA graduated from Sophie Davis. She is currently a fourth year medical student at New York Medical College. Sofya matriculated into the highly competitive and accelerated B.S.M.D. program at CUNY Sophie Davis on a full academic scholarship. At Sophie, she was on the Dean’s list for many semesters and graduated cum laude in 2014. While at Sophie Davis, Sofya was a mentor to underclassman and peer-tutored multiple subjects, including biology, biostatistics, and advanced medical school courses at the Sophie Davis Learning Resource Center. Sofya was the Vice President of Circle K, a community service outreach program at City College. She organized multiple fundraisers for various organizations and visits to soup kitchens. Sofya also conducted multiple community and social health research projects that were presented to the Community Health and Social Medicine Department at Sophie Davis. She is currently working on quality assurance research at Westchester Medical Center in the Interventional Radiology Dept. She is interviewing for a residency position in Radiology. Sofya graduated from Forest Hills High School the top ten of students in her class, with a 102 average. While at Forest Hills, she participated and won awards for her research in plant sciences at multiple science research competitions including INTEL, ISEF, ISWEEEP, and Siemens. She took the SAT 2 in Math Level 2, Bio, Chemistry and World History and United States History. She also took the ACT plus writing and ACT plus writing. She graduated from Forest Hills High School with 17 transferable college credits, thanks to taking numerous AP courses and scoring a 4’s and 5’s on each. She served on a panel of women scientist alongside astronaut Sally Ride in the L’Oreal for Women in Science Conference and also participated in the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Conferences to encourage young people, specifically women to participate in science. She has successfully completed all her medical board examinations and is looking forward to beginning her medical training in Radiology. We are honored to have Sofya as a tutor at Kweller Prep; she was an SAT and ACT student for almost one year and received mentorship in “life,” including much personal assistance with her college applications. When not at Kweller Prep, Sofya enjoys trying new recipes from various cooking and baking shows, playing tennis, and traveling the world.
PETER is on a full academic scholarship as a civil engineering major at the School of Engineering at the City College of New York. He is graduating this year and the recipient of the New Era Scholarship. Peter graduated Francis Lewis High School with high honors and an AP Scholar distinction. Peter graduated high school with a 96% average and during his junior year achieved a 101.3%. All of Peter’s classes were honors andAdvanced Placement; Peter graduated having taken AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP Psychology, and AP English Literature, and achieved 4 or 5 on the AP Test on all of them. As part of his ARISTA National Honors Society requirement, Peter peer tutored his fellow students in advanced math and physics coursework. He was also a member of the Francis Lewis Swim team for 4 years and was chosen as Captain of the swim team senior year. Because of his excellent swimming skills Peter has worked as a YMCA lifeguard year round for 4 years and is certified by the YMCA and the American Red Cross in CPR, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen. Peter is fluent in Polish and has been a practicing pianist since he was 5 years old and guitarist since he was 14. We are happy to add that Peter is a new and prospective student Admissions Ambassador for the engineering school. Peter provides weekly campus tours to high school students and their parents, assists in campus events such as “Open House” and “Spend A Day At City,” travels to various high schools throughout New York to represent City College at college fairs, and mentors upcoming generations of Admissions Ambassadors. When not at Kweller Prep, Peter enjoys skiing at Camelback Resort in Pennsylvania in the winter and riding his motorcycle in the summer.
Emilia is in her second year Psychology major, studying under the Muse Art Scholarship at Hunter College. Emilia graduated from Hunter College High School (HCHS), scoring a 2320/2400 on the SAT, with perfect 800/800 English and 800/800 writing sections. Her college scholarship includes merit aid, honors courses, the opportunity to attend numerous cultural and art events for free throughout New York City, and a supportive community of like-minded creative and intelligent individuals, professors, and advisors. She currently maintains a 3.9/4.0 GPA, securing her spot on the Dean’s List at Hunter College. Throughout high school, she took many challenging classes such as AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, Neuroscience, Internal Medicine, and Physiology. Emilia is fluent in Polish, a practicing pianist of over 10 years, and now engages in her college’s scholastic community by working as a writer and assistant editor for their new historical/cultural magazine and participating in art showcases throughout the year. She has worked at and interned with several different institutions, including Lenox Hill Hospital, the concierge at One Brooklyn Bridge, and the Wild Bird Fund, an animal rehabilitation center, allowing her to master her interpersonal and problem-solving skills. In her free time Emilia enjoys reading literature in psychological research, staying up to date on the artistic and literary community of New York City by attending galleries and spoken word events, and writing her own poetry and short prose – her poem even won first place and a $1,000 dollar award in the recent Labor Arts at CUNY art and writing contest. When not at Kweller Prep, Emilia enjoys exploring new restaurants in NYC; she is a huge fan of French dining!
Kevin will attend UMass Amherst next fall, where he holds the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence (awarded to students pursuing multidisciplinary interests with prestigious GPAs and have shown academic initiative and promise). He will attend college on a full academic scholarship. At Amherst, he is pursuing a dual-degree in Philosophy and Chemistry. Kevin graduated Hunter College High School in June 2015, and he scored a 2290 on the SAT. While in high school, Kevin took AP Latin, AP BC Calculus, Organic Chemistry, Joyce, and Philosophy. He has scored a 760 and 720 on the Chemistry and Math II SAT IIs respectively, and a 5 on AP Latin. Kevin has tutored for multiple private clients all over the city, focusing on Math, Essay Writing, and SHSAT/SAT Prep. His life in high school was also colored by many extracurricular activities: He has been a musical theater performer for four years, wrote for The Observer, the school newspaper, as a reporter and columnist, and acted as the art and layout editor for Hunter’s literary art magazine. He was captain of both his school and club volleyball teams, both of which hold regional finalist and championship titles, and has been an avid swimmer for four years. He has also been extensively involved in various art programs, notably at the MoMA where his sculptures and paintings were showcased at the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Building. He hopes to carry his passion for interdisciplinary learning to grad schools and make active and academic contributions to his fields of study. We are very fortunate to have Kevin as full time staff at Kweller Prep as he takes a gap year between high school and college to maintain full time employment. When not at Kweller Prep, Kevin loves to paint, read, and binge watch episodes of Bones and Criminal Minds.
VALENTYNA is in her sophomore year as a Neuroscience major with a Psychology minor at New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences, where her education is funded almost entirely through merit scholarships generously awarded her by NYU. She graduated Stuyvesant High School with a 4.0 GPA and school-wide recognition in Psychology. She scored a 2320/2400 on her SAT, with an 800/800 on the math section and a 790/800 on the writing section. Additionally, Valentyna has taken multiple SAT II’s, scoring 800/800 on Chemistry, 770/800 on Math II, and 760/800 on US History. She has taken six AP courses throughout her Stuyvesant career, scoring a 5 on the Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, and Psychology AP examinations. In addition to her math and science background, Valentyna has always been an active writer. She has won the Silver Key Award in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and Honorable Mention in the Random House Essay Contest, and she has occasionally been published in Stuyvesant’s literary journal The Caliper. Throughout her years at Stuy, Valentyna was an active member in the ARISTA National Honors Society, through which she performed community service and provided tutoring in math and the sciences. She was also captain of Stuyvesant’s competitive cheerleading team, a member of the freshman mentoring program “Big Sibs,” and held a lead role in the school’s SING musical production during her junior year. Valentyna is well-versed in both the English and math sections which appear on the SHSAT and Hunter High School exam, with additional tutoring experience in the sciences. In 2014, she was part of a service organization that allowed her to travel to San Francisco during Spring Break where she volunteered to tutor and mentor students at a homeless shelter. Valentyna is the NYU sophomore cohort President and an NYU Presidential Honors Scholar. When she is not at Kweller Prep, Valentyna can be found at the nearest gym or saving up money to travel the world.
ALEX is starting Medical School this fall. He graduated from Hunter College on a full academic scholarship, where he maintained a 3.9/ 4.0 GPA and majored in Biochemistry and Math. He graduated with honors from Forest Hills High School. Currently, Alex serves as a teaching assistant to over 300 pre-med in Biochemistry at Hunter College and he holds his own office hours. He also teaches a classroom of High School students to prep them for their Living Environment regents. Alex is also a research assistant at Weil Cornell Medical School where his current research at Cornell involves studying the physical properties of viruses and how they can be used to transfer painkillers throughout human bodies. Previously, Alex conducted research in the NYEE (New York eye and ear Infirmary) on a surgical procedure that involves pterigium and astigmatism. Alex plans to continue his studies as a military physician this fall, specializing in emergency medicine. In his free time, Alex reading classical books and writing poetry.
LISA graduated from Harvard University this year and is an economics major. She is a John Harvard Scholar, meaning her GPA puts her in the top 5% of her graduating class. She participates in Parliamentary Style Debate and is an editorial executive of The Harvard Crimson. She graduated from Hunter College High School (HCHS) in 2011 with a GPA of 98/100 and scored a 2380/2400 on her SAT I. Lisa also scored a perfect 800/800 on the World History SAT II and a 770/800 on the Biology SAT II (taken in the 9th grade). She took AP Economics, AP Calculus BC, AP European History, AP Biology, and AP Psychology; she scored 5s on all of these exams, in addition to a 5 on the AP U.S. History exam. She was a PSAT National Merit Scholar, Editor-in-Chief of Hunter’s newspaper, “What’s What,” and a Gold Medalist on the National Latin Exam. Lisa was a New York State Champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate during her sophomore year at Hunter. She’s been published in USA Today, Fortune, and Chess Life Magazine, and was a reviewer for the national best seller, “55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays.” Lisa proudly attended Halsey Public Middle School JHS 157 in Rego Park and P.S. 196 in Forest Hills. When not at Kweller Prep, Lisa enjoys horseback riding; she has been an equestrian since age 8.
LUKA is in his fourth year at Medical School at Columbia University’s School of Physicians and Surgeons. Luka scored in the 99th percentile on the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam). Luka scored in the 95th percentile on the MCAT. He graduated college from Cornell University’s School of Arts & Sciences as a neurobiology major. At Cornell, he was a member of a community-service based fraternity, APO. He attended Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens. Out of a graduating high school class of nearly 500 students, Luka was 1 of 4 to gain acceptance into an Ivy League College, scoring a 1500/1600 on the SAT. At Cornell, Luka partook in extensive medical research, becoming a co-author in 3 publications in major scientific journals. In addition to his research experience, Luka was a finalist in the New York Times Scholarship, and has extensive experience as Editor-In-Chief for a start up writing website and an international school magazine. Luka has a passion for MCAT teaching and helping to advise students on how exactly to follow his path to medical school. He possesses over 10 years of experience as a tutor in advanced writing and all of the sciences. When not at Kweller Prep, Luka enjoys watching Mad Men and IT Crowd.
OTHILLA is in her second year at Macaulay Honors College. She currently has a 4.0 in her Economics major, and is also an International Relations and Accounting minor at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter. She is on full academic scholarship which includes: a free 2-year Manhattan dorm, a MacBook Air, $7,500 for study abroad and internship opportunities, placement in honors classes, and many other rewarding perks. Othilla graduated from Stuyvesant High School with a 95.5 average her senior year, and scored a 2170 on her SAT with a 770 on her math section. During her time at Stuyvesant she took many advanced classes such as Mathematics of the Financial Markets, Biochemistry, Geopolitics, AP USH, AP Spanish, and AP Spanish Literature. At Macaulay, she has taken classes such as Honors Calculus, two levels of Honors English, an Honors Science Seminar, Honors Politics of the Global Economy, and both Honors Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Othilla is fluent in Polish, has an advanced proficiency of Spanish, and has also taken a semester of German. During high school, Othilla was a Senior Scholar at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for three years, and had internships in Architecture, Industrial Design, Marketing, Design Recruitment, and Sales. During her Freshmen year, Othilla was a Marketing intern at a startup on Wall St., and she spent her summer of Freshmen year in Poland working as an Economics intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Now, she is working as a Business Analyst in Capital Funds Raising. Othilla has experience tutoring for the Hunter High School Admissions Exam, SHSAT, SAT, and Core Curriculum Subjects. She is also a proud co-designer of Kweller Prep’s Hunter exam prep tests and materials. When not acing her classes, Othilla is busy as the President of the Macaulay Business Club. When not at Kweller, Othilla can be found at her nearby gyms- she has two membership and a home gym with a bench and weights.
CHRIS is a freshman at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), on a $34,000 a year scholarship, where he is pursuing a major in geochemistry. He graduated from Forest Hills High School with a 99.29 GPA, placing him in the top 10% of his class. Chris was part of both the Carl Sagan Math & Science Honors Program and the Health Professions Academy at Forest Hills High School. Chris excels in mathematics and science, scoring a solid 800/800 on the SAT math, with an extremely rigorous course load at Caltech which is almost entirely comprised of physics, math, chemistry and other STEM subjects. Chris scored 2200/2400 on the SAT with a score breakdown of 800/800 Math, 660/800 Reading and 740/800 Writing. Chris also took multiple SAT subject tests, scoring 750/800 on Chemistry, 760/800 on Math Level 1 and 730/800 on Math Level 2. Chris participated in seven AP courses during high school; including Chemistry, Calculus BC, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language & Culture, Psychology, World History and US History, averaging a score of 4/5 on all of them. He also took part of many extracurricular activities during his high school career, including founding his school’s first Chemistry Club and getting it registered with the American Chemical Society, being captain of his school’s Math Team and participating in math competitions at local colleges, and having been elected Senior Council Class President at the start of his senior year. Some notable courses Chris has completed throughout his first term included: Ma1a, an analytical proof-based calculus course in which fundamental calculus theorems are constructed and proven by the students; Ch1a, an intense general chemistry course which covers atomic structure and chemical bonding in great detail; Ph1a, a physics class which extensively covers all of classical Newtonian mechanics; and Ch3a, a hands-on chemistry lab course in which students conduct complex chemical reactions and machine analysis in Caltech’s state of the art laboratories. Chris is also an active member of the Caltech community and participates in multiple extracurricular activities. These include Chemistry Club, an outreach program where Caltech students visit local high schools to conduct fun and captivating chemistry experiments to engage students in the field of chemistry, and Out of Context, an a cappella group which performs in school concerts every term. When not at Kweller Prep, Chris enjoys hand building his own instruments (he proudly built a guitar) and playing Smash Bros Melee with his friends.
LEO is a junior at Oberlin College, a top-tier liberal arts college in Northern Ohio, where he is majoring in American History. The son of two long-time teachers, one at the School at Columbia and the other at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Leo graduated from Hunter College High School (HCHS) in 2011, and scored a 2150/2400 on his SAT. He also scored a 740/800 and 710/800 on his US History and Math SAT Subject Tests, respectively. In his time at Hunter, Leo was able to be an active member of both the sports community (as a member of both the varsity baseball and basketball teams) and the arts community (as a 6-year member of the Hunter Jazz Band), while maintaining a high GPA every year. He was also a competitive chess player when he was younger, reaching a rating of 1700 and ranking in the top 10 in the US among players in his age group at his peak. Since going to college, Leo has become a serious musician. He is a talented singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and harmonica player, and an active participant in the New York music scene. Currently, he is taking a year off from Oberlin to pursue a career in the music industry. To fund his endeavors in the music business, he teaches guitar, piano, and music theory privately to both children and adults, and has been teaching both chess and music privately since he was in high school. He also works as a teacher’s assistant and adsministrator at Hunter College Elementary School’s afterschool program, in addition to his time at Kweller Prep.
WINNIE is a junior at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and is currently studying finance and accounting. Winnie served as the senior editor of NYU’s official school paper, the Washington Square News. She graduated from Hunter College High School in 2012, with an SAT combined score of 2350 (800 in Reading, 800 in Math, 750 in Writing). She also has a perfect score of 800 on the Biology SAT II, U.S. History SAT II, and a score of 780 on her Literature SAT II, along with a perfect 5 on the corresponding AP exams (AP Biology, AP U.S. History, AP English Literature). She scored a composite score of 35 (out of 36) on the ACT. She was a National Merit PSAT Scholarship recipient and is currently on the Dean’s List in Stern. In both high school and college, she was a contributing editor for the Hunter’s school newspaper, What’s What. Her hobbies include journalism, swimming, and cooking; she also loves reading.
DAN attends the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League. Dan graduated from Hunter High School (HCHS) and scored a perfect score of 2400/2400 on the SAT I as well as a 800 on the Math II, 790 on the US History, and 770 on the Biology SAT II’s. In high school, Dan took AP Statistics, Calculus BC, Micro- and Macroeconomics, U.S. History, Biology, and Psychology. He is also a graduate from the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division. In addition, Dan was part of the Varsity Basketball team and math team. He was also a regular contributor to his school’s leading newspaper publication. Dan served as President of a club for student-musicians to perform in nursing homes and similar venues throughout Manhattan. He has experience in tutoring students in math and English. When not at Kweller Prep, Dan enjoys reading and playing the piano.
Akash graduated from Queens College (in the honors program/ insert program name) She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and took several classes in education and sociology. She graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School where she majored in Industrial Design and took AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Art History, and AP Psychology. She served as treasurer of the Brooklyn Tech student government and Queens College. Akash is a lover of education and greatly enjoys working with students; Akash served as a peer mentor in and outside of school. She is currently working on a Masters in Secondary Education and plans to become a High School Principal. In her spare time, she plays volleyball, enjoys kickboxing, runs 5ks and dances salsa! Akash is available for one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, SHSAT prep, Algebra and essay writing.
KONRAD is a junior at Harvard University. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in the top 3% from his graduating class. He scored a 2330 on his SAT 1. His score breakdown was a perfect 800 in Math, 780 in Critical Reading, and a 750 in Writing. He also scored a perfect 800 on the U.S. History SAT 2 subject test. Additionally, he scored a 760 on the SAT 2 Chemistry and a 750 on the SAT 2 Biology exam. Konrad received 5’s on every single one of his Advanced Placement (AP) exams, including World History, U.S. History, and Chemistry. Konrad has several years of experience teaching groups for the SHSAT and all Regents exams. At Harvard University, he aspires to become a doctor. Konrad was the Boy’s Cross Country and Track captain at Stuyvesant High School, and enjoyed much success in the sport, having set three national school records. He was also the Vice-President of the Latin Club and a member of the National Honor Society. When not at Kweller Prep, Konrad enjoys running, playing various sports, and hanging out with friends. He is available for one-on-one, small group, and Skype online tutoring. You can read more about Konrad by clicking here.
NICOLE graduated from Harvard University. She received her degree in Neurobiology, magna cum laude with highest honors. At Harvard, she taught classes in Boston public schools and served on the Leadership Council as part of the non-profit organization Peer Health Exchange. Nicole graduated from Forest Hills High School as salutatorian in 2009 where she served as President of the school and captain of the Math Team. While at Forest Hills High School, she maintained a GPA of 101.13, receiving academic honors in Math, English, History and Science, and scored a 2190 on her SAT I, landing her an early acceptance to Yale University. She was also awarded the President’s Education Award for Academic Excellence, AP Scholar Award, American Federation of School Administrators Leadership Award, Department of Education of the City of New York Cooperation in Government Award and The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators of the City of New York Leadership Award. Nicole is an experienced Regents and SAT tutor who also specializes in college application guidance. She aspires to go to become a practicing physician and will be entering medical school in August 2014. When not at Kweller Prep, Nicole enjoys playing her old Nintendo 64 and ice skating.
KEVIN attends the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU). He made Dean’s List for two consecutive semesters, with a 4.0 GPA. Kevin graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He excels in math. Kevin took AP Calculus, BC Calculus, and AP Statistics while at Stuyvesant. Kevin scored a 2230/2400 on his SAT (740 CR, 760 Math, 730 Writing) and he scored a perfect 800 on his SAT II Math IIC exam. He also scored a 720/800 on his SAT II Chemistry exam and a 710 on the SAT II Physics exam. While at Stern, Kevin has been active in the Entrepreneur’s Circle. His passion is social entrepreneurship. He aspires to launch his own company to bring technological innovation to third-world countries. Kevin has a broad background– he has done everything from marketing to conducting scientific research projects on sustainability. When not at Kweller Prep, Kevin enjoys hanging out in New York City and traveling the world. Kevin greatly enjoys teaching and mentoring. He truly wants to make the world into a better place.
JENNY attends Harvard University. She graduated among the top 3% of her class from Stuyvesant High School. Jenny was the Girls’ Cross Country Team captain and Features editor of the school newspaper. She scored a 2300/2400 on the SAT I and a 770 on each of the Biology, Chemistry, and U.S. History SAT 2 subject tests. Jenny has received 5’s on ALL of her AP tests including World History, English Language, Spanish Language, Psychology, U.S. History, and Biology. She is fluent in Chinese (Cantonese) and proficient in Spanish. Jenny lived in Venezuela for seven years as a child. At Harvard, she plans to major in Neurobiology and aspires to attend medical school. Jenny is especially skilled at helping students with the college application process, from editing the essay to the coaching for the college interview. When not at Kweller Prep, Jenny enjoys running road races, dancing, thrift shopping, and eating. Jenny is an SHSAT expert, and has helped dozens of students get into Stuyvesant.
ANI is a senior Mathematics and Philosophy major at Yale University. Ani scored a perfect 2400/2400 on his SAT and a perfect 800/800 on each of his SAT II subject tests in Math-IIC and U.S. History, as well as a 780/800 in Chemistry, and a 770/800 in Biology and English. He was awarded the National Merit Scholarship for his performance on the PSAT exam while attending Stuyvesant High School. Ani graduated from Stuyvesant in 2011, fifth in his class of over 900 students with a 97.3/100 GPA. At Stuyvesant, Ani was Editor-in-Chief of the Stuyvesant’s prestigious school paper, The Spectator, Captain of Varsity Lacrosse, and a member of the Varsity Basketball team. Ani also scored a perfect 5 on all of his AP Exams: European History, BC Calculus, English Composition, US History, and Spanish. He was recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction for his efforts. More recently, Ani scored a 790 on the GMAT, a result in the 99.9th percentile. Ani has several years experience in SAT, SHSAT, Hunter High School, AP, and college-level test preparation. After graduating from Yale in Spring 2016, Ani will begin his career working as a private equity analyst for a prestigious NYC financial institution. Ani is a first generation American, having moved to NYC from Albania when he was just three years old. Interestingly, Ani applied to only Harvard, Princeton, and Yale and he was accepted to all three schools. In his free time, Ani enjoys reading, going to the gym, playing basketball, and discussing current events with friends.
IVY is a senior at Columbia University where she majors in Operations Research with a double minor in Computer Science and French at the Fu foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She scored a 2320/2400 on the SAT I as well as a perfect 800/800 on the Math 2 SAT 2. At Columbia, Ivy serves as the political Chair of the Asian American Alliance. She is active in the NYC Organization of Chinese Americans. Ivy co-hosted the Chinatown beautification Project, citywide day of service to beautify Chinatown. This summer, Ivy is paid-intern at Alliance Bernstein, a global asset investment management and research firm. There, she will serve as one of the company’s youngest business analysts. Ivy graduated from Hunter High School (HCHS). While at Hunter, she maintained exceptional grades in AP Microeconomics (4/5), AP Macroeconomics (4/5), BC Calculus (5/5), AP Psychology, and AP US History (5/5). She is fluent in Mandarin and French. Ivy served as the President of Hunter’s Asian Cultural Society. She was also the Vice President of New Global Citizens, an organization dedicated to the project Foundation for People with Disabilities where she participated in fundraising and spreading awareness about the plight of children in third world countries. She was proudly a staff writer for Hunter’s official school newspaper, “What’s What” and served as a violinist in the school’s Orchestra. She has experience tutoring kids of all ages. Ivy is adept at Hunter Test Preparation. Ivy possesses outstanding resume creation and editing skills and is an exceptional college essay editor. To date, she has perfected over three dozen resumes for students who later secured acceptances into top tier universities. During her spare time, Ivy enjoys singing, dancing, painting, writing and exploring New York City. Ivy is among the most outgoing and extroversive personalities at Kweller Prep, never shy about voicing her opinion, is full of energy, and never afraid to talk back to her boss, Frances Kweller.
KEIJI (KG) attends the Stern School of Business at New York University, majoring in Economics and minoring in Chemistry. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School. At NYU Stern, KG has made the Dean’s list for three consecutive semesters, maintaining a 3.74 GPA at Stern. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business, and later aspires to attend medical school to become a doctor. He is also currently on the Pre-Medicine course track offered by the College of Arts and Science at NYU, as well as completing all required classes at the Stern School of Business. KG completed (and received A’s in) General Chemistry I and II, Biology I and II, and Organic Chemistry I and II. KG scored a 2110/2400 on his SAT I, 770 on Bio SAT II, and 790 on Math II SAT II. At Stuyvesant, KG was a member of the ARISTA National Honors Society, served as Vice President and Communications Director of the Student Union, and spent three years on the Varsity Basketball and Varsity Golf teams. Outside of school, Keiji has pursued his interest in science through internships at two NYU microbiology labs, and did this while at Stuyvesant and at NYU. In addition to having experience with SAT and AP test preparation, Keiji attended a rigorous Specialized High Schools Institute and is well-versed in SHSAT prep.
MEI attends Harvard University. she graduated from Stuyvesant High School, during which she took one dozen AP courses, including BC Calculus, U.S. Government, Comparative Government, English Language, Spanish, Statistics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Chemistry, Global History, and U.S. History. She averaged a perfect 5 on each AP exam. Mei scored a 2260/2400 on the SAT and a 34/36 on the ACT. She has tutored throughout high school through the National Honor Society as well as other private tutoring programs. As a member on the track and cross country teams for the last four years, and sports editor for the Stuyvesant Yearbook, she is very involved in her extracurriculars. She is active in her community and is part of the Chinatown Youth Initiatives, through which she is able to participate in social activism as well as empower other youth to better serve their communities. When not at Kweller Prep, Mei enjoys swimming and online clothes shopping.
JOHN is a sophomore at Harvard University majoring economics and applied mathematics. John graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and scored a 2310/2400 on the SAT I. He was a PSAT National Merit Finalist and did well on his SAT II subject tests, scoring an 800 on Math 2C, 800 on US History, and 780 on Biology. He received a perfect score of 5 on all of his Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, including: World History, English Language, Biology, and US History. He is on pace to graduate cum laude with an honors recommendation from the Economics Department at Harvard University. During the summers in between high school, John spent two years doing research on metastatic melanoma and effectiveness of targeted therapies, and also worked remotely with a graduate student from Yale University to write a research paper on hyperbolic geometry, which was awarded a gold medal at the Greater Metropolitan New York Math Fair. He has been tutoring privately for the SAT since he was a senior in high school, and provided over a dozen students with constructive feedback on the Ivy League College application process. John is well versed with students of all ages, having tutored a lot of underclassmen in high school while a member of the National Honor Society, and having volunteered for more than six years with students ranging from six to ten years of age as a water safety instructor aide at his local swimming pool. At Harvard, he is a member of the Veritas Financial Group, director of business for the Harvard National Model United Nations conference, and is on the board of executives for a prominent on-campus leadership seminar at Harvard.
GERI is a senior at the Stern School of Business at New York University, pursuing a double concentration in Information Systems and Management. She graduated from Hunter College High School with a 97.3 GPA and a 2280 SAT score, with perfect 800 scores in Writing and Critical Reading. She also scored a perfect 800 on the Spanish SAT Subject Test, a 790 on the Math Level 2 SAT Subject Test, and a 740 on the Chemistry SAT Subject Test. While at Hunter, Geri took AP Spanish (AP exam score: 5), AP BC Calculus (AP exam score: 4), AP Microeconomics and AP Microeconomics. Geri qualified as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Geri has extensive experience preparing students for the SAT, ACT, SHSAT, ISEE, HCHS entrance exam, BHSEC entrance exam, and NY State ELA and Math Regents exams (Grades 3-8), in addition to coaching students on essay writing and college applications. In addition to working at Kweller, Geri has worked for Ernst & Young as a Technology Advisory intern in the Financial Services Office, Credo Ventures (Series A venture capital firm in Prague, Czech Republic) as a Venture Capital Associate Intern, and LAUNCHub (seed stage investment fund in Sofia, Bulgaria) as a Venture Capital Investments Intern. Geri spent two semesters studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic and Pamplona, Spain; she speaks fluent Spanish and Bulgarian and elementary Czech. In addition to traveling, Geri’s hobbies include performing arts: she has been involved with theater, film, piano, and dance since she was in elementary school. Geri continually aims to combine her interests in business, technology, and education in new and rewarding ways.
JEFF graduated from New York University’s School of Law and scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT, the Law School Admissions Test. He also graduated from Hunter High School (HCHS) and Binghamton University (SUNY) with a Bachelor’s degree in English. At Binghamton, Jeff was a finalist for multiple writing awards, and was accepted into the voice program as a tenor, performing in numerous shows with the college chorus. He also played trumpet for shows such as The King and I, My Fair Lady, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Jeff is convinced that one of the reasons for his acceptance to NYU School of Law was because of this extensive performance background combined with exceptional LSAT scores, since law schools often look for creative and interesting students to diversify their student bodies. Jeff has been practicing law for over a decade and has tutored over 300 students for the LSAT. Additionally, he assisted many of them with the professional editing of their law school admissions applications, including all essays and supplements. When not an LSAT tutor at Kweller Prep, Jeff continues his passion for music and is still a tenor, singing in a choir on Long Island.
ASHELEY is a junior at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, on a full academic scholarship. There, she maintains a 3.9/4.0 GPA. Her scholarship includes: a free Macbook Pro, a free 2-year Manhattan dorm, $7,500 for study abroad opportunities, priority class registration times and many other rewarding perks. Asheley double majors in psychology and sociology and has made Dean’s List each semester. She is pursuing an MSW (masters in social work). She currently interns with a non-profit organization, Generation Citizen, which works towards empowering youth to become more active and engaged community “change-makers,” Additionally, she is the Director of Macaulay’s SPARK (Students Partnering and Reaching Kids), an organization that leads self-esteem building for children in low-income neighborhoods. Asheley graduated from the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (QHSSYC), one of the highest ranked specialized high schools in New York. At QHSSYC, she took: AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, and AP English Language and Composition. Furthermore, she was the editor-in-chief of her school’s award winning yearbook and was involved in the Book Club, Volleyball Club, and the Environmental Conservation Organization. Asheley is an experienced SHSAT instructor and has worked with small groups of students for the past four years. She has also prepared students for the Hunter College High School entrance exam, TACHS Catholic high school entrance exam, ISEE, ERB, WrAP tests and Common Core state exams. When not at Kweller Prep, Asheley enjoys shopping on Austin and playing with Goldie, the Kweller Prep mascot.
KAREEM attends Columbia University’s School of Engineering where he maintains a 3.7/4.0 GPA. Kareem graduated from Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, one of the top high schools in New York, in the top 5% of his class. He scored a 2200/2400 on his SAT I. Additionally, he scored a 750, 760, and 770 on the Math II, Math I, and Chemistry SAT II’s, respectively. Kareem graduated as an AP Scholar with Distinction and finished high school with an average of 4.5/5.0 on his 7 AP exams. Kareem is experienced in tutoring in preparation for the SAT I, as well as advanced math and science related SAT II’s, college-level math and science courses, Regents examinations, the Hunter Entrance Exam, and the SHSAT. Kareem is on track to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the end of his undergraduate years, and intends to pursue a Ph. D. in the field afterwards. He is the president of the National Society of Black Engineers chapter at Columbia, a residential advisor in one of Columbia’s largest residence halls, and a research assistant in a lab looking into frontier technologies in renewable energy sources. When not at Kweller Prep, Kareem enjoys playing basketball, running, and exploring the city with his many friends from Kweller Prep.
KATIE has been tutoring for over a decade, specializing in SAT and ACT test prep. She scored a perfect 2400 on her SAT (800R/800W/800M) and double-majored in mathematics and and theater at Boston College, graduating magma cum laude from the Honors program. While in College, Katie took Modern Physics, Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus, Advanced Calculus for Science Majors, Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics, Acting Techniques and Theater Directing. In high school, Katie achieved top scores on all her AP Exams (Physics, English Literature, American History, and Calculus). Katie also taught middle school and high school students in preparation for the statewide ELA and math exams, the SSAT and the ISEE. Katie successfully taught Kweller Prep SAT in a Day programs in Manhattan, rigorous 8-hour courses designed to increased SAT test performance by 200 points after just one class. She has since then relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her passion and tutors Kweller Prep students in and around Beverly Hills. When not tutoring with Kweller Prep, Katie pursues her acting career and enjoys teaching theater to young children.
MO is a junior at New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences. At NYU, Mo is a pre-med student and a Dean’s Honor’s Scholar and recently sat for the MCAT exam. He graduated from Hunter High School (HCHS) and scored a 2300/ 2400 on his SAT, with a perfect 800/800 in writing and perfect 800/800 in Math. He also scored an 800/800 on his SAT Math II Exam and a 790/800 on his SAT II in Chemistry. Mo received a composite 33/36 on his ACT. He scored a 692 on the Specialized High School Entrance Exam, the top 1% score on New York City, qualifying for Stuyvesant, but decided to stay at Hunter. Mo took six AP courses throughout high school. He received a 4/5 and 5/5 on all of his AP exams and took college-level Organic Chemistry while a junior at Hunter. He is fluent in Bengali and proficient in Spanish. At Kweller Prep, Mo teaches small groups of students in preparation for the Hunter College Entrance Exam, the SHSAT, “Stuyvesant” Test, and the SAT. Mo is a gifted teacher and outstanding role model. Additionally, Mo served as the head of the Hunter Bias and Mediation Panel, an organization dedicated in helping peers settle disputes in an unbiased manner. Furthermore, Mo was one of the founders of the Varsity Lacrosse team and a member of the Varsity Basketball team, as well as a staff writer for Hunter’s official school newspaper, “What’s What” and served as a performer in the school’s many cultural shows. Mo personally tutored his younger brother for the SHSAT, who now attends Stuyvesant. While in high school, Mo interned at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan doing clinical research as is part of 3 published works. When not at Kweller Prep, Mo enjoys acting, writing, and exploring New York City.
JENNIFER attends the University of Michigan on a $10,000/ year James M. Gartenberg Scholarship. She graduated from Stuyvesant High School with high honors. At Stuyvesant, Jennifer was elected as a three term class president: Senior Class President, Junior Class President, and Freshman Class President. She did incredibly well, scoring 5s on most of her APS: AP Calculus, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Comparative Government, AP Government, AP Statistics, AP European History, and AP United States History. She scored in the high 700s in US History, and Math II, with a 800 in Physics. Jennifer served as the circulation editor for the Stuyvesant school yearbook, the Indicator, and president of the Flushing Tutoring Branch for the ARISTA National Honor Society. She was also a Big Sib Homeroom Leader, and secured advertising to fund the free biweekly school newspaper, the Spectator. Jennifer served as a StuyLaunch Executive Leader, as well as Vice President of the Young Entrepreneur Association too. In her free time, Jennifer loves baking and staying active. Jennifer’s bubbly personality, creative teaching skills, and positive outlook have motivated many Kweller Prep students to excel on the Specialized High School Entrance Exams (Shsat).
SAMANTHA attends the Pharmacy program at St. John’s University and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. At Stuyvesant, Samantha was a columnist for the school paper, the Spectator. Samantha scored in the high 700’s in the reading and writing section of the SAT. She is exceptionally skilled in the subject of Chemistry. When not at Kweller Prep, Samantha volunteers for City Council Candidate Yen Chou and takes part in many extracurricular activities, such as hip-hop and traditional Chinese dance. Samantha is also a talented pianist and has played and performed for the past nine years. At Kweller Prep, Samantha tutors in Geometry, Integrated Algebra, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, SAT Writing, and Calculus.
SHUR is pursuing a PhD from Hunter College and hoped to become a professor. Shur is a New York University Honors Graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of the Advanced Placement National Scholar Award for Excellence. Shur successfully tested between a 4.5 and 5 on each of 10 AP exams throughout high school. In addition, Shur is a certified CELTA ESL instructor. At NYU, Shur studied Music Theory, Philosophy, and Linguistics. He is available as an in-center and at-home tutor in the following subjects: AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP Math and any SAT subject test. He greatly enjoys teaching ESL and preparing adults for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Second Language). In his spare time, Shur enjoys playing the clarinet. He is a vegan, and has the will-power to reject all the snacks at Kweller Prep. You can read about Shur’s scholarship to NYU here.
NINA is in her second year at George Washington University’s Honors Science Program. At George Washington University, Nina was selected to be a teaching assistant in an interdisciplinary seminar for biology, chemistry, physics, biophysics and engineering students. Nina was also elected by the faculty as a student peer advisor in the University’s honors program and she has completed the full year of pre-medical curriculum. She graduated from Hunter College High School and completed a science research internship at New York University’s Developmental Genetics Center, where she studied embryonic development in Drosophila (fruit flies) to better understand how genetic disorders are transferred from mother to zygote. Nina excels in English, math, and science, loves teaching, and is on a pre-med track. At Hunter, she took AP Biology, Organic Chemistry, and AP AB Calculus. She is a recipient of Hunter’s Otto P. Burgdorf Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Research in Biology. Nina has worked in science labs since she was 16, at Bak Kim MDPC Laboratory in addition to NYU’s Genetics Center. She participated in Brown University’s 2011 Athena Science Challenge, where Hunter placed 1st and 2nd. Nina also has a strong interest in writing, reading and history. She scored a 34/36 on the ACT Reading Section and a 700/800 on SAT II Literature and 4/5 on the AP U.S. History. She was Opinions Sectional Editor for her high school’s school newspaper, What’s What, Reviews Sectional Editor for “Food For Thought,” Hunter’s culinary magazine, Layout Editor for “Tapestry,” Hunter’s science fiction magazine, and Consulting Editor for “THAT” magazine, Hunter’s theatre magazine. She was the very first teaching assistant for Journalism Practicum, where she helped 50+ Hunter high school students hone their writing skills and received Hunter’s English/CT Department Award for Excellence in Journalism Studies. Nina possesses extensive experience tutoring. She was Vice President of Lighthouse, an outreach tutoring organization at Hunter, volunteered at the East Harlem Tutorial Program, and privately tutored dozens of students for the Hunter Entrance Exam, many of whom were accepted. She is a gifted SAT and ACT instructor. When not at Kweller Prep, Nina enjoys reconnecting with her friends from high school, many of whom work at Kweller Prep!
DANIEL is attending Medical School this fall. He graduated from Forest Hills High School with a 101 G.P.A. He is currently on a full academic scholarship as a Jerry Hunter Scholar at CUNY Hunter College, studying biochemistry and pursuing a career in stem cell research. With plans to become a neurosurgeon, Daniel maintains a 3.9 overall G.P.A. Currently, Daniel assists the head neurologist of North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital. Daniel is not only an outstanding role-model tutor, but he is also a former Kweller Prep student. Daniel can teach in: AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Statistiscs, AP United States and World History, SAT Math Subjects Tests, Level 1C and 2C. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing basketball, snowboarding, and varsity volleyball.
SHEETAL attends Cornell University, where she studies economics at the School of Industrial Labor relations. She scored a 2160/2400 on her SAT, 780 on her U.S. History SAT 2 and 720 on her Math Level 1 SAT 2 subject tests. At Cornell University, Sheetal maintains a 3.7 GPA. Sheetal graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School with a 94.3 GPA. She also scored a perfect 5 on 4 out of 5 of her AP exams: World History, US History, U.S. Government & Politics and Comparative Government & Politics. At Brooklyn Technical, Sheetal was an editor of the school’s monthly art and literature publication, Horizons. She is currently a research assistant for a distinguished professor at Carnegie Mellon University and interns for the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania. At Cornell University, Sheetal maintains a 4.0 GPA is a member of the Model United Nations Club, Treasurer of the Oxfam America Club and takes part in intramural volleyball and soccer. Sheetal has experience in SAT, SHSAT, and AP test preparation. When not at Kweller Prep, Sheetal enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and staying fit. She jogs every night and does Pilates.
DANIEL attends Johns Hopkins University on a full scholarship. he graduated from Hunter College High School and plans to pursue a degree in molecular biology. Daniel has interned at the New York Ear and Eye Infirmary. Daniel scored a 2390/2400 on the SAT I as well as a perfect 800 on the Math IIC and Chemistry SAT II’s, and a 760 on the Biology SAT II. He received a perfect 5/5 on the Chemistry and U.S. History AP exams. He is currently taking a number of advanced courses at Hunter, including Organic Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Psychology, and AP BC Calculus. Daniel has also been named a Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar, a National Merit Semifinalist, a Questbridge College Match Scholarship Recipient, and a member of the Study of Exceptional Talent at Johns Hopkins University. Daniel also attended the Johns Hopkins CTY program for 5 years and achieved a 2250 on the SAT in 7th grade, which was ranked number 1 in New York State amongst the other children that took the SAT for CTY. Daniel is a member of the Boys’ Varsity Swimming team at Hunter, and also loves playing classical music on the piano and clarinet, for which he receives training at the Manhattan School of Music, and the guitar for his church band. Daniel has been tutoring kids for 2 years, and has experience tutoring for the SAT I, some SAT II’s, the SHSAT, and the Hunter Entrance Exam.
HELEN is a biochemistry major on full academic scholarship to CUNY Hunter College, as part of the Macaulay Honors Program. She graduated from Forest Hills High School with over a 100 average, placement in the National Honor Society, and was a finalist in the New York Science and Engineering Fair of 2011. Not only an outstanding tutor, Helen was also a former Kweller Prep student, and raised her SAT score over 700 points after completing the intensive Kweller Prep SAT boot camp program. When not tutoring, Helen interns for local dentists and orthodontists, whom she aspires to be. Helen can teach in nearly all advanced math and English Regents exams, AP examinations, the SAT and the ACT. She is strict, thorough and effective –and a former varsity basketball player!
KEVIN is in his third year at Columbia University, studying at Columbia College, the liberal arts school within the university. There, he is an Economics Major. At Columbia, Kevin impressively made the dean’s list each semester while also taking the maximum number of credits allowed, Kevin graduated from Stuyvesant High School with a GPA of 95.7/100, and his grades, together with his SAT I score of 2300/2400, earned him an Early Decision admission to Columbia University. Kevin scored a 780/800 Math, 780/800 Reading, and 740/800 Writing on the SAT 1. Kevin took a number of SAT 2 Subjects Tests while at Stuyvesant, and scored a perfect 800/800 in both Chemistry and World History, 790/800 in Biology, and 750/800 in Math 1. He also did well on a variety of AP Tests, scoring 5’s on the AP Chemistry and AP World History tests and 4’s on the AP Calculus BC and AP Physics B tests. At Stuyvesant, Kevin was active in the school’s Science Olympiad. During his sophomore year, he placed 4th at regionals in the Biology division. Kevin went on to become captain of the Stuyvesant Science Olympiad’s Technology Division and during his tenure, his team won the national championships, including best Helicopter and Gravity Vehicle. A proud member of Stuyvesant’s National Honor Society (Arista), Kevin maintained his commitment to volunteering and providing community service at the Dry Harbor Nursing Home for three summers. He was inspired to use his volunteer hours there after seeing his elderly grandfather, who had undergone hip surgery, taken care of so well by the staff at the nursing home, hence putting his parents’ mind at ease. It was at the Dry Harbor Nursing Home that Kevin decided to join the health studies track at Columbia University in addition to becoming an economics major. Kevin enjoys skype tutoring in advanced levels of English, math, biology, and chemistry, including: SHSAT, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, IB Mathematics, Regents Physics and the SAT I. Kevin maintains a disciplined daily exercise routine (which his boss can learn a lot from!). When not working with ambitious kids from Kweller Prep, Kevin enjoys playing basketball, going to the gym, and cooking.
FATIMA graduated from Columbia University’s Masters Program. She received her degree in the Teaching of English Language Arts and holds a teaching license in secondary education Fatima graduated sigma cum laude – the top 2% of her class – from Columbia Teacher’s College, majoring in English and minoring in Math. Fatima consistently made the Dean’s List, with a cumulative GPA of 3.9/4.0. In addition to being a brilliant student herself, Fatima is a certified classroom English teacher, with years of experience. Additionally, she is an outstanding SHSAT instructor. Fatima personally tutored both her sons in preparation for the SHSAT exam, and BOTH gained admission to the Bronx High School of Science, where they now attend. Fatima excels in Mathematics and English instructions. She has experience teaching any subject from grades 7-10, ELA, Calculus, Geometry, Algebra, Psychology, as well as City-Wide and State-Wide Standardized Exams. She believes all students are capable of reaching their highest potential with dedication and hard work. She is patient and expects the best from her students and own children.Fatima is fluent in Arabic, English, and French. When not at Kweller Prep, Fatima enjoys jogging, biking and spending time with family.
AIDAN recently graduated –a full year early- from New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences. There, he majored in Economics and minored in Computer Science. He graduated from Hunter College High School (HCHS) in June of 2011. Aidan scored a 2250/2400 on his SAT, with a 770/800 in Math, 750/800 in Reading, and a 730/800 in Writing. At Hunter, Aidan took AP microeconomics (AP score: 4), AP macroeconomics (AP score: 5), and AP AB Calculus (AP score: 4). Aidan is well-versed in French and studied the language all through high school. He loves teaching and has tutored for several years. Aidan is an athlete who loves to play basketball and tennis. He played tennis all 4 years of high school and was the Captain of Hunter’s tennis team, the Hunter Hawks, by his senior year. He also was the editor-in-chief of Hunter’s yearbook. Aidan participated in many extra-curricular activities while at Hunter including: Model U.N., Entrepreneurial Club, a Hip-Hop club, wrote for the Hunter School Paper, the Observer, wrote for a food Journal called “Food 4 Thought” and a music publication called “Playback,” all within hunter. New York City born and raised, Aidan is intimately familiarized with the NYC specialized high-school landscape and is building an educational curriculum for specialized high schools admissions tests. He currently runs an arts and music start-up which he founded with three friends. When not at Kweller Prep, Aidan plays fantasy basketball on yahoo.com. He also enjoys free style rapping with friends and loves to play sports-related video games (FIFA).
LORI is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and Hunter College. She attended Boston University where she continued to enrich her experience as an educator, teaching English to students in Boston’s public schools. Lori is a licensed NYC school teacher and the lead teacher at a Head Start program. While attending Stuyvesant, she taught local elementary school students how to use early literacy skills to read. She was Vice President of the Stuyvesant Chapter of Aspira of NY, a multicultural youth leadership development organization. In addition to being inducted into National Honor Societies from Arista to Psi Chi, Lori has participated in Annual Biomedical Research Conferences in Dallas and Atlanta as well as Hunter College Honors Week, where she presented academic research investigating Motivational Interviewing as a therapeutic intervention. After excelling in Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences and Quantitative Research Methods, Lori became a Teaching Assistant and National Institutes of Health-sponsored research Fellow at Hunter College. While earning her BA in psychology, she conducted and analyzed behavioral research which she went on to present at the New England Science Symposium at Harvard Medical School. She has published written work as an intern writing feature articles for the NY Post Entertainment Department, as an undergraduate researching “Attitudes Toward Rockefeller Drug Laws, Demographics as Predictor Variables” and, later, as a Columbia University Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Scholar investigating desensitization to violent media using functional MRI at the College of Physicians & Surgeons. When she’s not tutoring, Lori enjoys teaching creative movement to preschoolers in her musical early fitness class.
MOHAMMAD attends New York University’s School of Engineering (NYU Poly) double majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is in his second year of college and has maintained a 4.0 GPA, completing most of his math and physics requirements in 2 years, not 4. He has three years of experience tutoring Algebra, College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Multivariable Calculus A & B, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra. He attended the Baccalaureate High School for Global Education and received the IB diploma. In high school, Mohammad was the leader of the Moody’s Math Challenge team during Junior and Senior years. Mohammad taught himself programming in four different computer languages. While attending NYU, Mohammad is a member of the math team and was accepted to be a
member of the NYU Computer Security team. He has experience tutoring high school and college students in math and computer science for three years. Through the NYU incubators, he aspires to create a start-up based on facial recognition. When not at Kweller Prep, Mohammad plays basketball and attends boxing and kickboxing classes.
WANCHI attends Binghamton University on full academic scholarship. She gradated from Stuyvesant High School. She is a National Merit Semifinalist and scored 2310/2400 on the SAT, with a breakdown of 710 Math/800 Writing/800 Critical Reading. Wan Qi is deeply interested in the humanities and has taken AP U.S. History (4) and AP English Language (5). She is currently taking AP Government, AP Comparative Government, and AP English Literature. As an athlete of the cross country and track teams for the past four years, business editor for the Stuyvesant Yearbook, member of A Capella, and Big Sib at Stuyvesant, Wanchi is very involved with extracurriculars. Not only that, Wan Qi is active within her community: she volunteers at the New York Aquarium, where she seeks to educate others about marine wildlife and the importance of conservation. When not at Kweller Prep, Wanchi enjoys writing, shopping for secondhand books at Strand, and doing arts and crafts projects.
RUDY is an honors graduate from Archbishop Molloy High School on and is on full academic scholarship at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. Rudy aspires to become a chemical engineer and is currently majoring in chemistry. Rudy’s younger brother, who he personally tutored for the TACHS exam, attends Archbishop Molloy High School as well. His sister graduated from The Mary Louis Academy of Queens. Rudy graduated from Molloy in the top 10% of his graduating class. Rudy’s greatly enjoys teaching math and chemistry, and himself scored above the 90th percentile in all his math and science regents, including: Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry Regents. He earned an A in Pre-Calculus as well. When not at Kweller Prep, Rudy enjoys playing basketball and running track. He is a part of many clubs, The College Future Leaders and also volunteers the little free time that is available to him when he can to local community organizations. Rudy is available for one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, and private sessions for the TACHS exam, chemistry, and SAT mathematics.
AMY is a senior at New York University, who is aspiring to attend medical school and become a doctor. She is majoring in biology and minoring in math to pursue her interest in computational biology as it is related to medicine. To further develop her interest in computational biology and medicine, she has gone on weekly rounds with a wound care physician, acted as a mentor in Weill Cornell Medical College’s MAChO (Motivating Action through Community Health Outreach) Program, and is currently a research assistant at the MRI center of New York Methodist Hospital. She graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. During her time in high school, she was a member of ARISTA (the National Honor Society chapter at Bronx Science), assisted as a teacher helper at the Chinese Saturday School at Columbia University, and took a total of nine AP classes (Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Literature, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Spanish, World History and U.S. History). She was granted with an AP Scholar with Distinction Award. In addition to biology, math and medicine, Amy also loves to write, having scored perfect 800’s in the writing section of the SAT.
TIMOTHY attends MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He graduated from Queens High School for the Sciences at York College as the Valedictorian of his senior class. He scored a 2380/ 2400 on his SAT, with a perfect 800 in Reading and a perfect 800 in Math. He also scored an 800 on his SAT Math II and an 800 on his SAT II in Chemistry. Timothy has taken six AP courses: BC Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, English Literature and Composition, and English Language and Composition. He received a 5 on all but one of his AP exams, English Language and Composition, for which he received a 4. In high school, he was the President of the school’s Student Government, Captain of the Robotics Team, and a member of the Science Bowl Team. When not at Kweller Prep, Tim enjoys playing sports, such as tennis and swimming and spending quality time with his friends.
KRISTINA graduated from New York University’s School of Education. At NYU, Kristina is an Athletic Academic Honor Roll Scholarship Recipient. She received the Liberty League All-Academic Honors award last year. Kristina graduated from the Buckingham Browne Nichols High School in Cambridge, Massachusettes and received a 2100/2400 on her SAT. She scored a 720/800 in writing and a 710/800 in critical reading. additionally, Kristina tested into the highest levels of NYU’s Spanish Placement classes. She is also the three-year captain of NYU’s women’s golf team, and serves as a chairman on the Student Athletics Advisory Committee. Kristina tutors students in English Literature and Grammar, Advanced Writing, and Advanced Spanish Language. When not at Kweller Prep, Kristina enjoys running, playing the guitar, and exploring NYC with friends. Upon graduation from NYU, Kristina has secured a job with the Golf Channel in Florida. She will be dearly missed.
OLIVER attends the Stern School of Business at New York University. He graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Oliver scored a 2330/2400 on his SAT 1. His score breakdown was 760/800 in Critical Reading, a 770/800 in Math and a perfect 800/800 in Writing. Additionally, Oliver also scored a 750/800 on the SAT 2 Mathematics II, 4s on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, and 5s on the AP exams in Biology and English Language and Composition. At Exeter, he was a member of the varsity football team and a writer and editor for The Exonian, the longest continuously running high school newspaper in the United States. Oliver also served as a varsity member of the Daniel Webster Debate Society and a dormitory representative in Exeter’s student council. Along with multiple prizes for excellence from the debate team, Oliver received an award from the History Department for Excellence in United States History- achieved by only the top students of his high school. Oliver enjoys helping students with research paper editing and assisting with the college application process. At NYU Stern, Oliver is currently double majoring in Finance and Marketing. Moreover, he is a member of the New York University Parliamentary Debate Union and the Stern Student Council. When not at Kweller Prep, Oliver enjoys listening to music, exploring New York City, and cooking.
JESSICA IVY is the official baby of Kweller Prep. She aspires to attend a specialized high school such as Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, York or Brooklyn Tech and Hunter for middle school. Thus far, Jessica can only babble, but her mommy knows this is an indication that she desires to be a linguistics major on a pre-law track in an Ivy League college and aspires to receive merit-based and athletic-based scholarships. (Hopefully) Jessica will pursue a JD to become a lawyer like mommy while also dedicating much of her adult life to helping others pursue their and educational dreams and career goals. Jessica can already hold miniature tennis balls, which is a clear indication (to mommy) that she will pursue colleges offering Division 1 Tennis Opportunities. In her free time, Jessica enjoys listening to Mozart for the mind and watching Baby Einstein videos.
GOLDIE is the official mascot puppy of Kweller Prep. She provides immense emotional support and stress relief throughout the challenging times of standardized testing. Goldie provides therapeutic benefit though companionship and affection. Goldie had proudly visited NYU, Columbia, Harvard Medical School, Yale and Princeton. She is privy to nearly all college admissions workshops at Kweller Prep. She is a hypoallergenic miniature laboradoodle that hugs and kisses any stressed out kids who come her way. Goldie is available Monday to Friday for cuddling and can frequently be found resting her head on a nearby student’s shoes. (She loves shoes!) When not at Kweller Prep, Goldie enjoys playing with other small puppies at the nearby doggie park within the Parker towers. Recently, Goldie has provided many parents with emotional support as well! Her always friendly, playful personality put both students and parents at ease during tough testing times.
Kweller Prep offers high quality – not high quantity- test prep and academic coaching (tutoring, mentorship, and support). Nearly all tutors at Kweller Prep impressively scored in the 99th percentile on a variety of state and national exams. Kweller Prep tutors serve as not only educators, but also as role-models and mentors for our students, involved in numerous clubs, activities, community service, and outreach. They are held to high standards, both inside and outside of the tutoring center. Nearly all tutors are first-generation American, have passed thorough background checks, and the first ones in their families to attend top colleges, universities, graduate school and professional school programs. Tutors are available for one-on-one and small group instruction, in-person or via skype, both inside the tutoring center and at the student’s home, university, or even local Starbucks. We work around your schedule!The newly expanded tutoring center is located at 104-40 Queens Blvd; Suites 1C & 1D in a 24-hour doorman, highly secured building, located just 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan. You can reach Kweller Prep by calling 1(800) 631-1757 or email info@KwellerPrep.com.