Senior Tutor & Training Manager, New York
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, Music Theory, College Advising, College Essays
Score Improvements: +6 ACT points (average improvement) | +9 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.
Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Dory has always had a passion for learning and teaching. In 7th grade Dory was scouted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and in high school he was a National Merit Scholar and winner of the California Governor’s Scholars Award. While studying music as a Gluck Fellow at UCLA, Dory began tutoring math and discovered how thrilling it is to help students succeed. At A-List, Dory has personally helped hundreds of students get accepted to their dream schools through tutoring, classroom instruction, and application and essay advising, and is proud to have indirectly contributed to the success of many more by training new tutors, presenting to teachers all over the country, writing curriculum, and producing A-List materials for our online portal. Outside of A-List, Dory is an active performer of opera and oratorio and enjoys travel, photography, and funny cat videos.
“Dory Schultz was a fantastic tutor! We wanted to approach the test well-prepared but not stressed-out. Dory was able to work with our daughter and achieve just that. In fact, we were so satisfied with her ACT scores the first time, she didn’t even need to retake them. She was the first student from her high school to be accepted in to college, and she has received 3 scholarships based on her academic and test scores. Thank you, Dory!”
–Melanie S. (Dwight School, 2017)
Marymount Manhattan College, Class of 2021
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!