Program Teacher, New York
Howard University (BS)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT
Folasona Olorunsola was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado until he left for D.C. to attend Howard University on a full academic scholarship, which he received partly due to his strong and focused performance on the SAT. Along the way to earning his B.S. in Mathematics, he got his first test-prep teaching experience by volunteering with fellow Howard students to tutor SAT a local D.C. high school. He later spent some time in California where he gained professional experience teaching SAT Math, the SAT Biology and Chemistry subject tests, and tutoring various other subjects. He later taught high school Algebra and Geometry in Los Angeles before moving to NYC where he obtained a Masters Degree in Ethno-musicolgy at NYU.
Aside from teaching, his number one passion is music. He is a percussionist, who has spent much time studying Afro-Cuban drumming (particularly bata), a producer who owns a small home studio, and a talented rapper and songwriter. He also enjoys traveling, dancing to Afrobeats, (trying) to dance salsa, spending time outdoors / in nature, and exercising to stay active and in shape. He is currently intent on learning his father’s language, Yoruba, to complement his semi-decent understanding of Spanish, excellent understanding of English, and rapidly expanding understanding of the language of rhythm, melody, and harmony.
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!