Senior Tutor, New York
Yale University (BA), Manhattan School of Music (DMA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, SAT Math I/II Subject Tests, SSAT, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Music Theory & History, College Essays, Biology, Chemistry, Academic Skill Structuring, Japanese language, Literatur
Classical concert pianist and teacher, Azusa Ueno was born in Tokyo, Japan, but grew up in Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology from Yale University, and Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. Azusa has given numerous performances across the United States, Japan, and the Czech Republic. She is also an avid collaborative pianist and vocal coach.
Azusa’s first foray into tutoring began in high school, where she worked with students in Geometry, Algebra I/II, French, and Chemistry. At Yale, she was selected to tutor French and Japanese and worked closely with ESL students, preparing them for the TOEFL exam. One of Azusa’s major aims is to support, guide, and motivate her students to think critically. She believes it is it crucial to explain how and why concepts work, rather than just teaching facts. She likes to make the learning process as creative as possible.
In her spare time, Azusa loves to draw (calligraphy and graffiti are her specialties). She is also an avid Converse collector and owns 30 differently colored pairs of said shoes.
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!