BA, Yale University
Geoffrey Caveney is a Yale University graduate and a tutor with 10 years experience of proven success in helping young people achieve their goals and exceed their expectations. Whether he is tutoring trigonometry, coaching a high school chess team, or teaching after-school classes, Geoffrey knows how to relate to young people and explain concepts in a way they can understand. Geoffrey's positive approach and ability to create a fun learning atmosphere are key to helping his students achieve success and meet and exceed their goals. He knows how to bring out the best results in his students with an approach that never stresses them out. Geoffrey has earned the respect and admiration of all the schools, foundations, students and parents with whom he has worked, from Harlem Children's Zone to Northside College Prep High School.
Real reviewsAmazing, Caring Instructor!
I thought Geoff was amazing. He was one of the best who cared, was fun to talk to, and was always concerned about my work.
Instructor knows the SAT.
Geoff knew what he was doing and pointed out mistakes that I made while I was completing the SAT practice tests... pointing out these obscure mistakes that I would have never figured out on my own really helped improve my overall SAT score.
His methods of teaching were very effective
When I took my first SAT practice test, I was very disappointed with the results so I decided to study with a tutor. Fortunately, Mr. Caveney was my SAT tutor. His methods of teaching were very effective and he taught me approaches that I would have never thought of....When I first started studying, I never thought I would get a score of 1800. With Mr. Caveney's diligience, I got a 2030. Words cannot describe the elation that I felt when I saw my score.
B.A., Columbia University
Clara Monk was born in Berkeley, California and now attends Columbia University as a Financial Economics major with concentrations in Business Management and Dance. Clara attended Berkeley High School and Berkeley Independent Study, where she graduated after her junior year with a 4.0 GPA and the Mayor’s Award for Leadership. She found her love for tutoring and teaching in high school as an intern at Berkeley Independent Study, and continues to tutor private clients in SAT prep, English, and Mathematics.Clara started dancing when she was young and continues to pursue ballet alongside her academics.
With a passion for travel and studying foreign languages, Lalita had the privilege of living on three different continents in 2009, having spent over a month each in Asia, Europe, and North America. Growing up bilingual as a Thai-American in Los Angeles, she learned early on to experiment with the rules, boundaries, and interplay of mixing different languages. At Cleveland Humanities Magnet High School, her lifelong love affair with philosophy, the humanities, and intellectual exploration was piqued. While earning her Bachelor’s Degree at UCLA in American Literature and Culture (with minors in Asian American Studies and Comparative Literature), Lalita also took Intermediate Thai, which afforded her the opportunity to participate in the Advanced Study of Thai summer program at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. During her undergrad years, she also spent a summer studying “Multiculturalism in Hawai’i” (through UCLA’s Asian American Studies Department) at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She then got to fulfill her lifelong dream of living in New York City when she was accepted to the prestigious English and Comparative Literature program at Columbia University, in which she earned her MA while being enthralled by the ideas of Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault. Since that time, Lalita has gone on to earn certificates from Le Cours de Langue et Civilisation de la Sorbonne and TEFL Paris.
Teaching has been a longtime passion and talent for Lalita, as she has over a decade of experience tutoring and teaching various academic subjects, including: test prep, Thai language, ESL, Asian American Studies, and University Writing. Most recently, she has spent two years as a Thai Town foodie tour guide, four years as a lecturer at Cal State University, Northridge, and three years as a Literacy Program volunteer for the Los Angeles Public Library.
She looks forward to demystifying the SAT for her students and (hopefully) even making it fun!
Real reviewsI was very glad to be one of her students.
Lalita was an excellent teacher, she personally helped out throughout the course and even through emails during the week. I was very glad to be one of her students.
I give her a 10!
Lalita was very helpful and motivational. I could understand her in every way. She was very helpful when I asked questions. On the scale of 1-10, I give her a 10!
Would love to have a class with her again.
Excellent teacher. Would love to have a class with her again. I will definitely recommend this course to my friends. She helped us out a lot, was caring and was always prepared for class. Very happy with this course!!
My instructor Lalita was amazing!
My instructor Lalita was amazing! She helped me so much! In class and out of class she was very helpful giving me great feedback on the essays I sent her.