Program Teacher & College Advisor, New York
Harvard University (BA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, College Advising, College Essays
Tania is a graduate of Harvard University, where she received a B.A. in Neurobiology. Despite completing college in three years instead of four, she graduated magna cum laude, in the top 20% of her college class. At Harvard, she worked for a test preparation company, tutored prisoners at a correctional facility, and coached fellow students in various subjects through the Harvard Bureau of Study Counsel. Tania has worked for five tutoring companies and feels at home working with students of all ages and levels.
In college, she founded Harvard College Piano Society’s student-teacher network, through which hundreds of students in the Cambridge area have been connected to Harvard pianists who teach. She also instituted creative projects such as the Street Piano Lessons Day, which made lessons available to passerby all day at public street pianos near campus. Her position as a music educator took her on a fully-funded trip to Cange, Haiti in the summer of 2012.
Tania nurtured a brief career in classical piano, during which she won awards in international competitions, performed at Carnegie Hall, and collaborated with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma. She is also quadrilingual and also an expert writer, translator and editor. At Harvard, Tania was a member of the Harvard Advocate, the most selective literary magazine, and extensively edited and wrote non-fiction and fiction works. As an extension to her teaching endeavors, Tania is currently pursuing a certificate to be a practitioner of the Grinberg Method, a type of somatic coaching that teaches people to be better in their bodies and could help children in their ability to focus.
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!