BS, Brown University
MD, Brown University
Hear from SandraA native Marylander, Sandra recently graduated with a double major in neuroscience and economics from Brown University in 3.5 years. As a member of Brown’s 8-year combined BS/MD program, Sandra is thrilled to be headed back to Brown for medical school and is already mentally preparing herself for the many, many late nights she is sure to encounter on her road to becoming a caring physician. She attended a Math/Science/Computer Science Magnet Program in high school, where she won numerous national math, science, and music awards; additionally, she is proud to be a 2011 United States Presidential Scholar. She studied classical piano for 13 years and first discovered the joys of teaching music theory in high school. At Brown, she continued her passion for teaching by tutoring math and serving as a teaching assistant for a neuroscience course. She also served in various peer advising roles and worked with adults with developmental disabilities. Sandra currently lives in Boston, where she conducts clinical research. When she is not working or getting lost on the public transit, she can be found wandering museums, engaging in heated discussions about movies, and eating ice cream.
Hear from MalikaMalika was born in San Diego, California but later lived in Austin, San Juan, and now Cambridge. In high school, she was your stereotypical math nerd: Captain of the math team, winner of various math competitions, and a perfect SAT math score by 16. She was also a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, a Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist, and got into MIT a year early. Besides math, Malika’s other life-long passion is teaching. She began in high school by teaching English as a Second Language to underprivileged elementary school students in Puerto Rico and by tutoring peers for the SAT Math Subject exams. Most recently, her passion for teaching took her to rural Nicaragua, where she taught financial literacy and basic math. Malika is thrilled to be continuing her teaching adventures with Veritas Prep. At MIT, Malika is majoring in Economics with minors in Management and Public Policy. She is an active member of the Undergraduate Economics Association, Smart Women Securities (an all female stock and investment education program), Sigma Kappa Sorority, and works part time as a research assistant for a Professor in MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Malika also loves running, yoga, pilates, and traveling.
Hear from ChristinaA native of Georgia, Christina Curlette currently attends Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is studying Mathematics with Computer Science. She is a copy editor for The Tech, MIT’s student-run newspaper, president of the German Club, and an active member of the Society of Women Engineers. She also serves as an associate advisor, working alongside a faculty member to help freshmen navigate their first year of college. In high school, Christina was a National Merit Finalist, National AP Scholar, and valedictorian of her class, and outside of the classroom, she was an accomplished pianist and top-scorer on the math team, among other extracurricular interests. Christina tutored math through her school’s National Honor Society, in addition to informally tutoring students in several other subjects and advising peers on the college application process. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, watching movies, and trying new restaurants.
BA, Princeton University
MS, Boston University
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Hear from ClarissaClarissa is a Materials Science & Engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her current research involves the development of a rapid de-icing system utilising solar thermal fuels. A National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar with Distinction, Clarissa tutored throughout high school with the National and Spanish Honor Societies and throughout college with Veritas Prep. Clarissa has been involved with Girl Scouts since age 5, volunteering hundreds of hours, mentoring younger scouts, and earning her Gold Award at age 16. She is currently a leader and event organizer in her dorm government, a tour guide at MIT, and a teacher with MIT's quirky Educational Studies Program.
Avidly pursuing a minor in Applied International Studies, Clarissa has traveled across Perú, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and England with fellow students, and she spent the summer of 2014 conducting research in Barcelona, with a semester in Madrid on the horizon. She loves backpacking around the world, biking through Boston and Cambridge, learning Hindi and French, and dancing with MIT’s Dance Troupe. Clarissa is psyched to help her students excel in the academic world!
Real reviewsShe makes learning easy
Clarissa was really sweet. She truly forms a bond with her students so you know that when she teaches you, it's because she genuinely cares and wants you to excel on the SAT. She makes learning easy- plus, she's hilarious!
BA, Brown University
Hear from DeannaDeanna Saunders, a Brown University graduate with a degree in Psychology, has always been passionate about education. In college, she was a Head Writing Fellow, tutoring Brown graduates and undergraduates in essay writing. She also facilitated creative workshops in a Rhode Island prison. After graduating, Deanna taught high school math as a Miami Teach For America corps member. She's been involved with education in Miami ever since; these days, she's "so Miami" she gets cold when the temperature drops below 75 degrees! Deanna loves breaking down difficult concepts and making them easy. She believes that any student can master the SAT, and approaches tutoring with enthusiasm, dedication, and kindness.
Real reviewsDeanna approached every lesson in a kind and insightful way, which engaged us and made us enjoy class.
Hear from LalitaWith 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.
Hear from Cambrian
Cambrian is a Deerfield, Massachusetts native living in Los Angeles. He recent graduated cum laude from Yale, with distinction in the Theater Studies major. Cambrian is an actor, writer, and playwright. He also loves speaking Italian, large dogs, cooking with unhealthy levels of spice, and watching movies by the Cohen Brothers. Cambrian grew up inspired by two excellent teachers- his father, who teaches English at Deerfield Academy, and his mother, who teaches first grade- and therefore is happy to be able to continue this heritage by helping students tackle the SAT.
BA, University of California, San Diego
Hear from Tae-WoongNick (Tae-woong) Yang was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States at the age of two. He has developed the persona of a proud Californian since then. After graduating high school as a National Merit Finalist and a National AP Scholar, he now attends UC San Diego where he is finishing a double major in Accounting and International Studies with a focus in East Asian Politics. After achieving a 2390 on the SAT (on his first attempt!) Nick now specializes in adopting an unconventional style of teaching the SAT, focusing on student’s challenge areas and perfecting their strengths while keeping the lesson fun. In his spare time, he devotes himself to charitable work by teaching low income children at local housing developments and through Afterschool All Stars, continuing his love of teaching in San Diego and overseas ventures in areas such as Guatemala and China.
BA, Brown University
Hear from AidanAidan was born in Rochester, NY, and has lived in that snow-filled city for all his life! Currently a freshman at Brown University, Aidan's favorite aspect of teaching is seeing a student’s eyes light up from the exhilaration of a new discovery. If he had one wish for all students taking the SAT, it would be for them to approach the test in a stress-free way, understanding that with hard work and practice, anyone can succeed on the test!. He loves doing anything that stimulates the mind which is why he enjoys analyzing and perfecting SAT strategies. When Aidan is not deconstructing the SAT, he can be found reading, shooting hoops at the gym, reciting poetry, or doing educational volunteering.
BA, University of California, San Diego
Hear from Sung-MinBorn in Delaware and having spent most of his years in California, Terry Kim is a recent graduate from University of California, San Diego of bioengineering major. A former SAT instructor at Elite Educational Institute of San Diego branch, he has focused most of his college years involved in various research. Currently, as a lead author in two papers focusing on various muscle diseases waiting to be published in prestigious journals, namely, New England Journal of Medicine and Nature, he specializes in studies of skeletal muscle and their major myopathies. Speaker and presenter at various noteworthy conferences such as Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference: 2012, he has extensive research experience working in labs across America, abroad in Seoul National University of Science and Technology, and in biotech companies such as Biological Dynamics. With vast experience as a TA for numerous classes including molbio, biochemistry, and robot designing during his college years, he is ready to build on his teaching experience as a SAT instructor at Veritas Prep before pursuing his Ph.D. of biomedical engineering the following year.
BA, U. Pennsylvania
Hear from TimAs a sophomore in high school, Tim turned friendly homework help into a full-fledged tutoring service. He started teaching the SAT as soon as he received his score, most recently, a 2390. In his time at the University of Pennsylvania, Tim played lightweight football and studied History and Philosophy. He enjoys coaching youth sports and helping every student reach their “Aha!” moment. He is currently working on an app that snaps pictures of math problems and automatically explains them to students. On weekends, you can find him biking around Philly, whipping up fresh meals in the kitchen, working in his garden, or eating standardized tests for breakfast.
Hear from EricEric Fischer graduated cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a 3.93 GPA. As UCLA has an exceptional analytic philosophy program, one that emphasizes formal logic and an analysis of language to refine arguments, Eric focused his studies primarily on the philosophy of language and logic. During this time, he also became avidly involved in tutoring the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and subjects such as mathematics, physics, logic, and Spanish. As a private tutor and an instructor for 4 years for various top-notch education companies in Los Angeles, Eric advanced his teaching abilities and especially his knowledge of the SAT and ACT. For the better part of one academic year, he also studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid as part of an Education Abroad Program. In Spain, he became fluent in written and spoken Spanish and moreover realized the tremendous value of living in a foreign country. With a keen interest for language, culture, and exposing oneself to new experiences, Eric considers traveling an intellectual journey. On that note, he loves visiting beach cities and other places with natural attractions.
Real reviewsOutstanding instructor
Eric Fischer was an outstanding instructor. He was very engaging and I really enjoyed class. He was very good at explaining the material and helping us work through the more difficult problems.
BA, UNC Chapel Hill
Hear from DavidDavid Greenslade hails from the great state of North Carolina where the tea is sweet, and the people are sweeter, and is excited to be involved with a group of educators as dedicated to excellence as those at Veritas Prep. David's interest in teaching began while tutoring underrepresented populations during his time at the University of North Carolina. It was here where he fell in love with teaching and realized the transformative impact of caring and knowledgeable guidance for those who want to achieve at the highest level. David continued working with diverse groups of people when he traveled to Spain during his senior year and was part of an organization that facilitated language exchange classes between foreign and native Spanish students. After receiving a degree in Biology, David's continued desire to learn and teach in new and exciting contexts was rewarded with a fellowship through Princeton in Asia to teach English and study Mandarin at the Dalian University of Technology in Dong Bei, China.
When David is not translating signs in Chinatown for his own amusement, he is involved with Improv comedy and acting for the stage which has taken him all over the country as a performer and a teacher. David has won numerous honors for his regional work in North Carolina and was featured in the DSI Comedy Festival, the Del Close Marathon, the Implosion Comedy festival and is currently the three on three champion at the UCB theater's Friday Night Improv Challenge. David loves his family as well as dogs, and if you put them together, he is in heaven.
Hear from Feng WeiKaroline was born in Shanghai but moved at the tender age of 4 to grow up in Sweden and Texas. Before becoming a Harvard student, she graduated high school as salutatorian, National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar. She developed an avid interest in Latin competitions and nonprofit work. In college, her attentions turned to two diverging but strangely complimentary activities: drama and math. Along the way, she has been a tutor for over 5 years, with students ranging from ages 8 to 18. With extensive experience working in SAT prep and essay revision, she creates productive and encouraging environments and is excited to work with you!