Stanford University, 2008, double-major in Human Biology (concentration: International Women’s and Children’s Health and Rights) and Drama; California Scholarship Federation member; National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction; Score of 1520 (99th percentile) on the SAT, 780 on the US History SAT II.
Jill has been preparing students for biology coursework, the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, TACHS, HSPT, and various SAT Subject Tests since 2009. She enjoys working with a wide range of students, including those with learning disabilities. She’s seen some students score 1600s and 36s and others raise their scores enough to move their “reach” schools into the “match” category. Since moving to New York, she estimates that she’s worked with well over three hundred students.
Jill is familiar with how stressful test prep can be, and strongly believes that levity is an important tool in conquering the test prep and school admission process. She also encourages her students to teach her concepts they’re mastering, as teaching is often the best way to learn. Every student is unique, so Jill doesn’t agree with one-size-fits-all approaches; instead, she likes to figure out the best strategies for each individual student.
When not tutoring, Jill is most likely studying microbiology and human physiology. She spends her spare time hiking, rooting for the Stanford football team, seeing theatre, and reading every book she can find.