Tutor, New York
Harvard University (BA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, English, US History
Score Improvements: +5 ACT points (average 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.
Kimberly Onah, originally from Staten Island, NY, is excited to be returning to the city after five long, cold years in Boston, MA. Kim graduated from Harvard University in 2015, with a BA in English Literature and Music. Her parents continue to ask her, “What does one do with a BA in English”; a question she is still working on answering. During her time at Harvard, Kim worked as a tutor at the Harvard Student Agencies (HSA), where she developed a passion for mentorship. She tutored everything from SAT & ACT to Math and AP US History. In order to indulge her love of mentorship and teaching, Kim worked closely with the Harvard English Department to create a Peer Advising Committee, an initiative through which students new to the concentration were assigned upperclassman mentors/student advisors. Aside from her academic pursuits, Kim was heavily involved in Musical Theater and A Cappella at Harvard. Since graduating, she has composed a song cycle about the minority experience in America, acted in two professional productions, and performed at a number of cabaret clubs. Kim is currently working as an actress and singer in New York, and hopes to continue pursuing a career in the arts.
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!