Senior Tutor, Los Angeles
New York University (BA)
Donna went to university at New York University, where she double majored in Theater and Philosophy. After graduating with honors in 2005, she tutored for one of the nation’s largest test-preparation companies for three years. Following her desire to work with students one-on-one and tailor a curriculum to their specific needs, she began working with A-List Education. At A-List, she helped students achieve their testing goals and helped A-List develop curriculum and train new tutors. After nearly three years with this fantastic company, she moved back to Los Angeles to continue her work as an educator (and be closer to family, of course). After six years in Los Angeles, she is excited to found A-List Education Los Angeles. With over a decade of experience tutoring for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, and a wide range of academic subjects, Donna is a dynamic and engaging tutor, who enjoys making even the most daunting academic subjects manageable and fun.
“Donna Lazar was amazing! She came highly recommended by a friend whose daughter used Donna for the SAT and we were so fortunate to have found her! Donna helped my child with her ACT studies, drilling her and teaching her all the ins and outs. She helped my child raise her scores significantly, and through hard work and Donna’s direction, my child achieved near perfect scores on the ACT. Donna also prepped my child for the Math II subject test and helped her achieve a perfect score. Without Donna’s expert guidance, my child wouldn’t be where she is now. Thanks to Donna’s help, my child got into her first choice university. I cannot speak highly enough about Donna and am recommending her to everyone I know. She is an expert on both the SAT and ACT as well as the Math II Subject Test. Donna is truly the best investment and was worth every cent!”
-Mother of Claudia Z. (Stanford University, 2022)
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!