Tutor, New York
University of Rochester (BS)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, World History, and US History
Long Island native Dean S. graduated as the valedictorian of his high school. He scored a 5 on seven AP tests and an 800 on four SAT II tests. Dean went on to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Rochester, and while there worked as a teaching assistant in the ChemE department as well as a tour guide/office assistant for admissions. As a TA, Dean worked one-on-one and in classroom environments with students on topics as varied as computer science, thermodynamics, organic chemistry, and poetic analysis of popular TV shows (he would happily talk about The Wire for thirty straight hours).
Although ChemE itself is very Math/Science based, Dean is also an avid reader and writer, having earned honors in English and Film/Media studies classes in college. He also founded the UR Stand Up Club and gave unironic lectures on irony.
Outside of tutoring, Dean mostly spends his time reading, drinking coffee, and giving his dog unending belly rubs.
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!