Senior Tutor & College Advisor, New York
Columbia University (BA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, SAT Math I/II Subject Tests, Literature Subject Test, College Essays
Score Improvements: +9 ACT points (average improvement) | +16 ACT points (highest improvement).
We’re still accumulating score improvement data for the new SAT (released in March 2016), but on average A-List students improve +200 (new) SAT points.
Mishi is originally from Memphis, TN where she grew up surrounded by books. Her incessant reading fostered a love of learning early on that would later evolve into an obsession. Eager to share her love of learning with others during high school, Mishi became a tutor for “Young Women Striving for Excellence,” a program aimed at serving underprivileged Memphis youth through one-on-one tutoring in various subjects. Mishi also worked as a private Algebra and Calculus tutor for high school and college students while attending Columbia University in New York City. In addition to her tutoring experience, Mishi is a proud grammar and math nerd. She is often referred to as a member of the “Grammar Police” and once won an award for “calculus enthusiasm.” (The time she dressed up as Sir Isaac Newton probably has a bit to do with the latter distinction.) Mishi has been tutoring for A-List since 2011, and in that time she has worked with many of her tutoring students on college admissions. With Mishi’s help from the personal statement and supplemental essays to proofreading the entire CommonApp, her students have gone on to colleges and universities such as Cornell, WashU, Amherst, Wellesley, and many more.
You can find some of Mishi’s homemade logic puzzles hidden in her choreography, which can be found at www.mishiDance.com.
“We were extremely happy with A-List. Mishi Castroverde helped our son raise his score by 6 points to a 34. Mishi was very easy to work with and my son respected, listened to, and worked extremely well with her. We are thrilled and would highly recommend her. Thank you Mishi and thank you A-List!!!”
–Mother of Adam B. (LaGuardia, 2016) +6 ACT points
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2016
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!