Tutor, Program Teacher & College Advisor, New York
Columbia University (BA), Manhattan School of Music (MM)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, Psychology, Biology, Music Theory
Score Improvements: +6 ACT points (average improvement) | +10 ACT points (highest improvement).
We’re still accumulating tutor score improvement data for the new SAT (released in March 2016), but on average, A-List students improve +200 (new) SAT points.
Dasha Jensen was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She received her B.A. in Psychology and English from Columbia University, where she spent her undergraduate years participating in several non-profit tutoring agencies. Dasha’s passion for education blossomed during her time working as a Teacher’s Assistant for multiple Psychology labs. After years of proofreading everything from personal statements for college admission to casual blog posts, Dasha expanded her expertise at A-List to college essay development as well as standardized test preparation. Prior to her work with A-List, Dasha received a Masters of Music in Opera from the Manhattan School of Music and is now pursuing a career in music and dance.
“Dasha was such an amazing tutor. Not only did she teach me everything I needed to know, but was so caring and understanding. A-list is a great company. I think what I personally found most helpful were the practice tests. I would recommend A-list to anyone searching for a tutor! :)”
–Kyleigh C. (Locust Valley, 2018) +4 ACT points
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!