Lisa M.

B.A. Smith College
19 years experience


Lisa Mayo is an authority in the test prep field, with more than 17 years of experience teaching students how to succeed on college admissions exams. She has tutored students preparing for SAT, ACT, PSAT, ISEE, SSAT, GMAT, TOEFL, GRE, LSAT, and AP/IB exams, and she has extensive experience working with international students. Her students have attended some of the most prestigious schools in the United States, including the Ivy League schools.

Lisa has also contributed to numerous published works on standardized test preparation, including books focusing on SAT, ACT, GMAT, TOEFL, GRE, and LSAT. She has personally trained more than 100 test prep instructors. At ArborBridge, Lisa has served not only as a tutor but also as the company’s Subject Specialist in physics and the GRE, designing new curriculum and serving as a resource for other tutors. As one of a small, hand-selected team of ArborBridge Coaches, Lisa empowers her students to achieve their goals through individualized work in executive functioning, test-taking foundations, and testing mindset strategies.

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Lisa’s SAT students have seen Math scores increase by as much as 220 points and Verbal scores increase by as much as 190 points.
  • Lisa scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT.

Fun Facts

  • Lisa swam with sand sharks and sting rays in the Dominican Republic.
  • She has traveled to 17 different countries so far, and looks forward to adding more to her list in the coming years.

Areas of Expertise

  • ACT
  • Calculus
  • English Literature
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • Math
  • Physics