Harvard University (BA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, SSAT, English/Writing, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, College Essays
Kyra Atekwana graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Social Anthropology with highest honors, and received the 2014 Kluckhohn Senior Thesis Prize. Over her four years, she developed a passion for teaching and mentorship, beginning with a 10-week stint as a volunteer English teacher in Costa Rica the summer after her freshman year. During the remainder of her time at Harvard, Kyra was the Program Coordinator for the Writing and Public Service Initiative, a program geared toward mentoring Boston high school students in their college application essays. Her love for teaching and mentorship also brought her to Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) where Kyra worked as an SAT/ACT tutor and a college admissions essay advisor. During her time at HSA, Kyra also helped develop HSA’s first ACT curriculum, and full-length ACT practice test materials. In addition to educational interests, Kyra was heavily involved in the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club as a performer, music director, composer, and occasional seamstress.
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!