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susanSusan A.

English, writing, literature, college essays and applications, AP English, exam taking strategies, US History, students on IEPs, SAT/ACT, SSAT/ISEE, GRE, MTEL, business writing and presentations, legal writing

Susan Alves taught high school and college literature and writing for 25 years.  She enjoys tutoring students because it allows her to put skills that she honed in teaching to good use in a one-on-one and/or small group setting.  Among the subjects in which Susan is proficient are: literature, writing, the college essay and college application, as well as the SAT/ACT, SSAT/ISEE, GRE, Mass Teachers Exams.  She is adept at tutoring in history, humanities and in writing for the sciences.  She is comfortable working with students on IEPs and with executive function and organizational challenges. Susan has experience working with business professionals on writing tasks and preparing for presentations.  As well, she skilled in assisting law students with the conventions of legal writing.  Susan holds a Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. in English.  Tutoring with Compass brings Susan back to the joy of supporting and mentoring individuals as they strive to reach their potential.



Pic-Andersen (1)Robert A.

Chemistry, all sciences and math, general academic support, executive function, SAT/ ACT, test prep, college applications

Rob Andersen is a PhD student in the Education Program at Northeastern University.  He graduated from Holy Cross College in 2010 with a BA in chemistry and worked as a chemist for a year before switching gears to focus on teaching.  He has served as a chemistry teacher with the Boston Public Schools for 5 years now, during which time he has further developed a passion for education.  His other passions include skiing in the winter, and spending time at the beach any time of year.  


jessicaJessica G.

English, Spanish, all levels of math, general academic support, executive function, SAT/ ACT test prep, college applications

Jessica earned her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Massachusetts in Boston and her Bachelor of Science in English Education from Boston University.  She is certified teacher in secondary English for grades 6-12.   She has worked with students of all ages from elementary grades through high school in both classroom and one-on-one tutoring settings for over 10 years. Her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction gives her particular insight into the process of developing curriculum for the individualized instruction of her students. Additionally, she has a great deal of experience in preparing students for the all sections of SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ISEE exams.  Even though she studied English, she was a math “geek” in high school and loves to help students struggling in math. Jessica also grew up in a bilingual English/ Spanish household and is able to support students in their Spanish studies.  Helping and teaching students is a passion, and a role she takes seriously.  She believes that all students can achieve their full potential through supportive instruction.


NathanCompassPicNathan G.

English Literature and Composition, all levels of math, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, general academic support, executive function, SAT/ACT, college applications.

Nathan earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Statistics from Cornell University, with minors in Creative Writing and Earth Science. He is passionate about academics, and he loves to help others gain confidence in their studies. While at Cornell, Nathan worked as a teaching assistant, section leader, and tutor for college level math and science classes. Privately, he has worked with individual middle school, high school, and college level students on a variety of subjects. Back when he was in high school, Nathan realized that he had a weird affinity for standardized tests; he often helped his friends prepare for them. Now, he is an experienced instructor for AP, ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests. As a tutor, Nathan enjoys working with students to learn specific course material, alongside general study habits. He believes that supportive, individualized instruction can help any student achieve their full academic potential.


stef jerussStefanie J.

Writing/English, general academic support, college applications, SAT/ ACT support

Stefanie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester and a Master of Science degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in health from the Boston University College of Communication. Her experience includes working in research for five years. She has worked with young children and their families doing quality of life research at Children’s Hospital. Stefanie worked as a writing tutor at Mount Ida College in Newton for six years. She enjoys the academic aspect of tutoring as well as building connections with students.


george li smilingGeorge L.

Math up through calculus, science including biology, chemistry, and physics, macro/microeconomics, Mandarin Chinese, chemistry, writing composition, SAT/ ACT prep.

George Li is a recent graduate of Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences where he earned a BA in Linguistics while also pursuing a non-degree pre-med track. He is currently taking additional pre-med courses in math and sciences as he prepares for graduate school. George’s teaching experience includes serving as a private tutor for Chinese language students at BU, as well as a working as a teaching assistant in the Middlebury Monterey Language Academy.  He as worked one on one with many students on subjects ranging from math (up through calculus), macro/microeconomics, Mandarin Chinese, chemistry, biology, physics, ESL, writing composition, and SAT/ ACT prep.


angeleAngele M.

English, writing, ESL, general academic support, Spanish, SAT/ ACT,  algebra 1 and basic geometry, basic chemistry & biology

Angele earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and her certificate in Teaching English to Foreign Language Speakers from the University of Central Florida. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in International Relations and Global Studies from Northeastern University. She has worked with students of all ages from elementary grades through adults in both classroom and one-on-one tutoring settings for over 5 years. She has two years of experience with classroom support and academic intervention for middle and high school students through the nonprofit education organization City Year and has taught English grammar, reading (including TOEFL test prep), writing and speech to TEFL/ESOL adult students in a formal language school environment. She also has considerable experience in teaching music and performance to students of all ages. Outside of her wealth of experience in instruction, Angele has a career background in journalism and communications; she is a self-professed “word nerd” and loves learning so much that she has vowed to always dedicate a portion of her life to spreading that appreciation for learning to others.  She believes that with the right individualized support and attention, every student has the ability to succeed. 



English, writing, Arabic, Spanish (all levels), history, social sciences, general academic support, algebra, geometry, biology, humanities, social science. College admissions and applications, SAT/ ACT prep

Maya is currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work at Boston College. Originally from the Boston area, Maya received her B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Bard College in New York. She has experience teaching and tutoring children of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. She also has experience developing curricula and managing educational programs, which helps her to be a creative tutor and to find the best approach with each student. She is passionate about language-learning and particularly enjoys tutoring Spanish, Arabic, English and Writing.