San Diego

Chana

B.A. Barnard College of Columbia University
7 years experience

About

A graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University (cum laude), where she majored in English and Creative Writing and received Department Honors, Chana is an experienced and passionate educator with more than 3,000 hours teaching and tutoring. She has worked with hundreds of students on both SAT/ACT prep as well as academic subjects, helping them achieve their score goals and build confidence on the road to their future dreams.

In high school, Chana scored 5s on multiple AP tests, and she scored in the 98th percentile on her SAT. She was also awarded a Gold Medal from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her original short story, and she attended an Advanced Creative Writing Workshop at Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students. Chana followed her passion for creative writing into college, and was selected to participate in an advanced workshop with author Mary Gordon (an Official State Author of New York) while just a sophomore.

Though writing has long been her “forte,” Chana has always been an excellent student in all subjects and equally enjoys tutoring Math and Science. She has helped students achieve perfect scores on all sections of the ACT, and she has a track record of significant student score increases: one of her students raised his ACT Math score from a 28 to a 36, another student raised her ACT Science score from a 20 to a 34, and a third increased his English score from a 23 to a 33. Chana helped an SAT student increase his SAT Verbal score from a 520 to a 720 and another student increase her SAT Math score from a 580 to a 700.

Students and families have described Chana as supportive, patient, encouraging, organized, friendly, thorough and non-judgmental. She takes time to tailor each program to the individual student’s needs, and she loves connecting with her students and supporting their unique goals. In the words of one parent, “I have gone to several places with my older kids—I wish I had found Chana years ago!”

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Chana has helped students improve their ACT scores by 10 points and their SAT scores by 300+ points.
  • In just two sessions, Chana helped one of her SAT students improve their Verbal score from a 520 to a 700.

Fun Facts

  • Chana has her own small business that runs art workshops for kids and adults.
  • Chana is a singer-songwriter and has performed all around San Diego with a folk band.

Areas of Expertise

  • ACT
  • SAT/PSAT