Our experts include former members of admissions, professional and award-winning writers, former university and high school teachers, admissions interviewers, recruiters, and strategists. We have graduated from the top universities in the world and come from diverse backgrounds. We love our work and are dedicated to providing remarkable service to help you identify, pursue, and achieve your dreams.


Ellie has over 25 years of experience in teaching and advising students at all levels, from elementary school to business school. She graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in European History and Fine Arts. She also received her Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ellie has taught writing and literature at Harvard College, Boston College, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Harvard Business School.

Ellie specializes in helping students to organize their thoughts and priorities, while guiding, prompting, overseeing, and refining Common Application essays and individual college supplements. Crafting personal statements is a process of discovery and transformation, and Ellie is an expert at teaching students enduring lessons on how to write with clarity and conviction.


Adam has over 15 years of experience helping students to master the standardized tests. He graduated with distinction from Stanford University, where he majored in American Studies and English. While an undergraduate, he discovered a love for helping students reach their goals and connect with the colleges of their dreams. Since then, Adam has been crafting and tailoring an approach which better connects each student’s academic ability and test taking needs. His students’ score improvements rank among the top in the U.S. Adam has also trained numerous tutors and developed curriculum for teaching the tests.


With more than 10 years of tutoring experience, Randy is an expert in standardized testing who has guided students to elite scores in the 99th percentile for both the ACT and SAT. Randy graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering. He also specializes in tutoring math where he has guided students to 5’s in both the Calculus AB and BC tests. He has a passion for working with students, and he works hard to find the most effective and creative ways to help each student find and use their strengths to achieve their goals. When Randy is not tutoring, you may find him indulging in one of his many passions: studying acting, reading comic books, and obsessing about the Oakland Athletics.


Derek has over 15 years of experience tutoring the standardized tests and has won numerous teaching awards. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. 

Throughout his academic and professional career, Derek has worked as a teacher and tutor for some of the largest test prep companies in the nation. He’s developed curriculum and written textbooks for several different standardized exams, and he’s trained hundreds of people to be instructors. Several of his classes have had the distinction of having the largest national score increase in the country.


With over 15 years of experience, Preston is a master teacher of the standardized tests and has trained hundreds of test prep instructors throughout the country. His students’ score improvements have regularly ranked him among the nation’s top tutors. Additionally, he is an experienced content developer and has written original content for a variety of test prep books and course materials. Preston earned his B.S. in Biology from UC San Diego and researched cognition and learning at the Salk Institute.

Preston has served as an AP Biology Instructor at a private high school in Del Mar, CA, where he also directed the after-school math tutoring program. Furthermore, he is committed to volunteer teaching in underserved communities. He recently designed and taught a summer math literacy workshop for inner-city middle school students to prepare them for high school.

Academic Tutoring

Our academic tutors have graduated from top colleges, including Stanford, Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, and Caltech. Our tutors are available to meet in person throughout Los Angeles and via Skype.

We provide academic tutoring for the following subjects*, including AP and IB courses:

English and History:
• Literature
• U.S. History
• World History

Social Sciences:
• Psychology
• Macroeconomics
• Microeconomics

• French
• German
• Japanese
• Korean
• Spanish

General Skills:
• Interview Skills
• Study Skills
• Writing

• Algebra 1
• Algebra 2
• Calculus AB
• Calculus BC
• Geometry
• Pre-Calculus
• Statistics
• Trigonometry

• Anatomy
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Organic Chemistry
• Physics

*Subject to change based on availability.

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel a session with a tutor for any reason, we kindly ask that you do so directly with the tutor by 6pm the evening before your scheduled session to avoid a late cancellation charge of one hour.  Thank you for your understanding.


Wise World Prep does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.