BA, Harvard University
Anne Mathews grew up in Los Angeles and identifies strongly with her Southern California roots. When she moved to Boston to pursue her bachelor's in History at Harvard, she missed being able to drive her own car and spend time with her tuxedo cat. But college turned out to be a transformative experience—one that she wouldn’t trade for anything, even those four lost years of In-N-Out Burger. She learned to write and research from brilliant professors, and handled priceless archaeological artifacts from Harvard museum collections. She also made life-long friends and enjoyed her first-ever snow day. If Anne could teach the SAT/ACT to anyone, she would choose the character Kimmy from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Whenever she's studying for a difficult exam, Anne tries to channel Kimmy's sense of humor, enthusiasm, and positive attitude. Anne understands that strong standardized test scores open doors, and she's excited to share strategies for success that will help students achieve their goals.
Beau is a Connecticut Yankee and professional musician currently living in Washington State. During his senior year in high school Beau enrolled in an SAT prep course and improved his SAT score by over 300 points. He was immediately hired as an instructor and taught for over 10 years. Beau has experienced first hand what a great SAT teacher can do for a motivated student, and he has a true passion for teaching students how to smack down the SAT. While at Yale, Beau played drums and sang in various funk bands, majored in Latin and Greek Literature, ran the New York Times distribution service for the Yale campus, taught the SAT, and rowed on the Yale Crew - winning the 1992 National Championship and traveling to England to row in the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta . When he is not teaching the SAT, Beau can usually be found playing music or floating down a river with fly rod, in search of the mythical Troutzilla.
Real reviewsBeau made class fun, engaging, exciting
Beau was amazing and I have already recommended class with him to many of my friends. Beau made class fun, engaging, exciting and something to look forward to. Personally I want to thank him for how much he has shaped me in such a small amount of time, not only as an SAT test taker but also as a person.
Beau is an amazing teacher.
Beau is an amazing teacher. He takes complex concepts, breaks them down in a way everyone can understand and makes learning in general so much fun! 10/10 for class itself, booklets were perfect. and I was able to understand everything.
I absolutely loved having class with Beau.
I absolutely loved having class with Beau. He made me look forward to each weekend because it was just the highlight of the week. He has gone above and beyond the material to help with our scores. He is awesome!
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.