Meet the Team

Founder




Zach Galin

Northwestern University, BS – Learning & Organizational Change
Bank Street College of Education, MSEd – Education

Zach has spent over a decade working independently with students and families in the college admissions process. From test preparation to college matching, applications, and financial aid, Zach has helped students gain acceptance to their top choice schools.

Zach spent his undergraduate years at Northwestern University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Learning and Organizational Change. He was actively engaged in student government, Greek life, cultural affairs, and community service. Upon graduation, he ran an academic tutoring and test prep center on New York City’s upper west side. He worked with hundreds of families to diagnose students’ specific academic deficiencies and develop courses from a variety of text-based and digital curricula to improve their skills.

Zach was then accepted into Teach for America and taught science, test-taking strategies, and organizational skills in a middle/high school in the South Bronx. While a corps member, he received his masters degree in education from New York City’s Bank Street College of Education.

Zach previously served on Hillel’s International Board of Directors, Bank Street College’s Board of Trustees, and the Madison Jewish Community Day School Board of Directors. He currently serves as the chair of the Camp Shalom (Verona, WI) committee, as a member of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Foundation board, and as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Madison.

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Directors



Brenda | Director of College Counseling

University of Illinois, BS – Journalism
Northern Illinois University, Teacher Licensure – Secondary English
University of Wisconsin-Platteville, MS – Counselor Education

Before starting her practice as an Independent Educational Consultant, Brenda enjoyed more than 30 years in public education at Verona Area and Beaver Dam Unified School Districts. As a teacher and counselor, she focuses on preparing young adults for college and careers. She has also worked in higher education with the UW-Madison Publications Office and the Office of Educational Portfolios & Career Services in the School of Education.

She has been named Outstanding Professional of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of College Admission Counselors, representative to ACT’s Wisconsin Executive Council, delegate to the UW-System Competency-Based Admission Steering Committee and representative to the WISCareers Advisory Council. She is a licensed Global Career Facilitator and a member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors, Independent Educational Consultants Association (Associate Member) and National Career Development Association.

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Colleen | Director of Instruction
Columbia University – BA, Sociology and Educational Studies

Colleen comes to Madison from St. Joseph, Louisiana, where she taught high school mathematics for two years as a Teach for America corps member. Originally from suburban Philadelphia, Colleen completed her undergraduate degree at Columbia University in sociology with a concentration in educational studies. She received honors for her thesis that compared the experiences of teachers working in traditional public schools, charter schools, and private schools in New York City. Colleen is the daughter of two teachers and has spent her life studying education in diverse areas of our country and the world. While studying abroad in Durban, South Africa, she researched the role a private girls’ school had in shaping young women for a future as the country’s new elite. Additionally, Colleen has worked for the Breakthrough Collaborative as a summer enrichment eighth grade math teacher and as a school year coordinator, organizing an after school tutoring program for over 30 middle school students twice a week in New York City. In her spare time Colleen loves to take and teach dance classes, meet new people, and explore new places!


 




Alex | Director of Operations

Quinnipiac University – BS, Psychology
Fordham University – MST, Childhood Special Education

Alex came to Madison from New York where he earned his MST in Childhood and Special Education from Fordham University. During graduate school, Alex taught both 2nd and 4th grade in Valhalla, New York. Alex completed his undergraduate years at Quinnipiac University where he received his B.S. in Psychology. Prior to moving to Madison, Alex spent two years working at the same school he student taught, as a 3rd grade special education teacher. Beyond the classroom, Alex coached basketball for eight summers at a camp in Roslyn, NY. For the last six summers, he has worked at a sleepaway camp in Starlight, PA as a counselor and a supervisor for 5th grade boys. Though he is full time at Galin Education, he did not want to completely leave classroom work behind. He continues to teach once a week as a substitute teacher in the Madison area.

 


 




Scott | Director of Academic Consulting

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign – BBA, Business Administration
Roosevelt University – MEd, Education
Argosy University – MA, Community Counseling

Scott received his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He went on to earn both a teaching certification and a Master’s degree in Education from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Scott spent seven years working for a Chicago charter school network. He started as a middle school special education teacher before becoming a Special Education program administrator at two charter schools.

 

While working in special education, Scott also earned a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University and became a Licensed Professional Counselor. For six years, he worked at a private counseling practice near Chicago. He specialized in providing executive functioning coaching, academic coaching, and individual counseling for high-achieving, under-performing students.

 

Scott combines his unique expertise in special education, school administration, and therapeutic counseling to foster meaningful relationships with clients. His main goal is to help direct students along the path to self-directed learning, executive functioning skillsets, personal growth, and independence. In his free time, Scott likes to read pop culture history books, waterski, and play softball.

 


 




Lynn | Director of Client Experience

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign – B.A., Teaching of English
University of Utah – M.Ed., Special Education

Lynn has spent the last 22 years in Madison working with children of all ages. Lynn’s career in Madison started as a teacher in the special education department at Jefferson Middle School. She came to Jefferson after having received a Masters in Special Education from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where she lived for just over three years. While in Salt Lake, Lynn spent her free time downhill skiing and hiking in one of the more beautiful mountain ranges that surround the city: the Wasatch (which is also the name of one of her dogs). Professionally in Salt Lake, Lynn taught English at one of the city’s alternative schools, and served as the Department Chair for the Special Education Department in a Salt Lake City junior high.

Before moving to Salt Lake, Lynn taught High School English to children with behavior disorders at an alternative high school in the suburbs of Chicago. Lynn obtained her BA in the Teaching of English from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (Go Illini!).

After her third year at Jefferson, Lynn had her second child (each of whom benefited from their time at Galin Education – one (Charlie) is completing his sophomore year at UW Madison, and the other (Julia) will be heading to Ann Arbor this fall to start her college career as a Wolverine), and began what would be a 16-year career with the Jewish Federation of Madison.

Lynn started at JFM as the Camp Shalom Director, where she worked with 75 staff members (ages 16-25) and helped ensure that more than 400 children (Kindergarten thru 4th Grade) experience a summer that most look forward to repeating, and many will never forget. Also at JFM, Lynn served as the Pre-School Director, and the Financial Resources Director.

Lynn’s specialties include an uncanny ability to help students learn how to schedule and manage their activities, responsibilities and lessons, and how to just “relax.”

 


Counselors



Kelli

College Admissions Counselor

Northwestern University, BA – Human Development & Psychological Services
University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA – Counseling Psychology

Kelli has a B.A. in Human Development from Northwestern University, and  M.A. in Counseling Psychology from UW-Madison.  Kelli was a four-year starter and team captain for the Northwestern Volleyball team.  From here Kelli spent eight years as an academic advisor for student-athletes at UW-Madison as well as running their Career and Student Development programs.  Kelli currently teaches career development and leadership courses at UW-Madison.  She also teaches professionals in the UCLA College Counseling program about career development and assessment.  Kelli also has her own career consulting business, Capital College and Career, where she works with college students and young adults on career and major exploration as well as job and internship search.  Kelli, her husband, and three children currently live in Waunakee.



Lindsay

College Admissions Counselor

University of Wisconsin – Madison, BA – English Literature 
Loyola University Chicago – M.Ed., Higher Education Administration & Policy Studies

Lindsay Kindschy rowed on the Women’s Lightweight Crew team at UW-Madison as an undergraduate student and, years later, returned professionally to direct the career development program for 800+ student-athletes for Wisconsin Athletics. She was a career advisor and led the career development programs for undergraduate liberal arts students at UW-Madison for 3.5 years prior to that. Lindsay has also worked as a career counselor for undergraduate business students at The University of Colorado at Boulder. 

Prior to her work in career development, Lindsay worked in sales and marketing for Cisco Systems and in MBA admissions at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

In her free time, Lindsay is a mentor for a nonprofit called Greenhouse Scholars, a supporter of Girls on the Run, and Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network camps and also has a career and leadership coaching business, LWK Coaching. Lindsay loves all things active and outside – running, swimming, and yoga. Growing up, Lindsay lived all over the United States, but she now considers Madison, Wisconsin home where she lives with her husband, Adam, their infant son, Sam, and dog Marlowe.



Laurie

Student and Family Transitions Counselor

Harvard University, AB – Psychology and Social Relations
University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD – Psychology

Originally from St. Louis, Laurie spent a decade in New England before moving to Madison for graduate school. She never intended to stay, but by the time she defended her dissertation, she had a husband, a home, two young sons, and deep roots in a community she has come to love. Laurie’s involvement in the Madison schools – as a volunteer, advocate, and mentor – started on the day her oldest son entered kindergarten. She is a volunteer admissions interviewer for her alma mater and a board member of the Harvard Club of Wisconsin. Laurie has a private psychotherapy practice in downtown Madison where she enjoys working with UW students as they emerge into adulthood. Laurie’s own sons are now young adults. Reuben (Brown University, 2012) is a 7th grade history teacher in a public charter school in South Boston; Simon (Brown University, 2015) is an aspiring playwright and actor. Laurie’s husband – Jeff – is a popular lecturer in the UW Psychology Department and involved in a variety of campus-wide efforts to improve teaching and learning outcomes, especially for minority and first-generation students.

Tutors & Editors


Hannah H | Test Prep / Math

Grinnell College
BA, Psychology

University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Social Work

Hannah grew up in Decorah, IA and graduated from Decorah High School as a National Merit Scholar. She attended Grinnell College where she majored in Psychology and Spanish and spent a semester studying in Santiago, Chile. In college, Hannah spent summers tutoring and teaching at Luther College Upward Bound. After doing a term of service with Lutheran Volunteer Corps and working in a youth residential center, Hannah went on to complete her Master’s in Social Work at UW-Madison. Currently, Hannah coordinates a math tutoring program at West High School in Madison. She has been an ACT tutor with Galin Education since 2013

Brianna | Academic Tutor

University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD Candidate, Spanish Descriptive Linguistics

University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Spanish Linguistics and Literature

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
BA, French & Spanish

Brianna grew up in a small town in north-central Wisconsin, but knew early on that education would be in her future!  She completed her undergraduate degree in both Spanish and French at UW-Eau Claire before pursuing graduate school at UW-Madison. In 2013, she received her master’s degree in Spanish Linguistics and Literatures, and now, as a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Brianna’s research focuses primarily on Romance Languages and Linguistics.  She is currently a Spanish Instructor at UW-Madison but has been tutoring languages for the past 8 years and enjoys helping students explore language through conversation and practice.  In her free time, Brianna loves to travel and experience different cultures!

Allie | Test Prep & Academic Tutor

Carleton College
BA Chemistry

University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, Chemistry / Environment & Resources

University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD Candidate, Chemistry

Allie grew up near Madison and chose to attend Carleton College in Northfield, MN. There she was actively involved with TRiO, a program that provides support to low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students, as well as Project Friendship, through which she served as a mentor and trusted ally to an underprivileged elementary school student. During the winter of her senior year, Allie interned at Sustain Dane, a Madison-based organization committed to fostering sustainability in business and the community. She also spent three summers at UW-Madison conducting scientific research. After graduating from Carleton in June 2013, Allie returned to the Madison area to attend graduate school at UW-Madison, where she earned joint Master’s degrees in Chemistry and Environmental Studies. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Chemistry at UW-Madison.

Matt | Test Prep & Academic Tutor

University of Rochester
BA, Physics & Music

American University
MS, Secondary Science Education

Queens College – Copland School of Music
MA, Music Theory

University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, Candidate, Music

Originally from NY, Matt graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in Physics and Music. After graduating, he moved to Washington DC to join the DC Teaching Fellows program, through which he received his MA in Science Education from American University. Matt taught at the School Without Walls, one of DC’s highest ranked public high schools, where ‘using the city as a classroom’ was the motto. In his four years teaching Physics and AP Physics, Matt founded and coached the school’s robotics team, founded and coached the boys’ lacrosse team, coached softball, acted as the assistant director of the jazz band, gave percussion lessons, sponsored the senior class, arranged music for the school chorus, and held an active role in the faculty. Matt returned to NY to follow his passion for music theory and received his MA in music theory from the Copland School of Music, CUNY Queens College. During his two years in New York, Matt worked for several premiere tutoring organizations and tutored, on average, eight students in physics and math a week. He is now is PhD candidate in music theory at UW-Madison and hopes to one day be a college professor of music theory.

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Meg | College Essay Editor & Writing Coach

University of Wisconsin – Madison
PhD Candidate, English, Rhetoric & Composition

University of Nebraska – Omaha
MA, English

Johns Hopkins University
MA, Science Writing

Creighton University
BS, Physics

Meg is originally from Omaha, where she attended Creighton University and earned a BS in Physics. Though she worked as a lab scientist for more than a year, she decided to move out of a lab and into journalism. After receiving an MA in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University, she worked for several years as a freelance journalist for science publications like EARTH Magazine and Materials Research Society. Her interest in both science and communication led her back to academia, where she received an MA in English from University of Nebraska-Omaha. She is currently a PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition at UW-Madison. She is studying the way that scientists are taught to communicate with the general public, both in the present and also looking back through the Civil War.

Jessica | College Essay Editor

University of Chicago
BA, Latin American Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS and PhD Candidate, History

Jessica is originally from Port Washington, New York, a suburb of New York City. She attended college at the University of Chicago, where she received her B.A. in Latin American Studies and graduated with departmental and general honors. After graduating from college, Jessica spent over two years living in the Dominican Republic as a Peace Corps Water Sanitation Volunteer. In this capacity, she facilitated the construction of a community water system in a rural village and helped to train community leaders in the administration and maintenance of the water system. Jessica is currently a doctoral candidate in Latin American history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation explores the role of Jewish immigrants in the labor movement in early-twentieth-century Buenos Aires. She received a Fulbright IIE fellowship for dissertation research in Argentina as well as a U.S. Department of Education Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship and a George Mosse Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Jewish History.

Dan | Test Prep Tutor

Northwestern University
BA, Political Science and Slavic Languages and Literature

University of Wisconsin-Madison
MPA, Public Affairs

Dan is originally from near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in high school was a National Merit Semifinalist. Dan attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and during his junior year spent a semester studying abroad in Prague. After graduating from Northwestern in 2008, Dan moved to Chicago, where he worked as a paralegal at a consumer rights law firm. In the summer of 2012, Dan interned in the long-term strategy department at Chicago Public Schools. Dan moved to Madison in August 2012 to attend the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison, and received his Master of Public Affairs degree in May 2014. He currently works as a policy analyst and researcher at the Value-Added Research Center (VARC) at the UW-Madison.
Vinika | College Essay Editor

Northwestern University
BS, Journalism

Penn State University
MeD, Higher Education Administration

Vinika is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and during her junior year, Vinika spent a semester studying abroad in Cairo, Egypt. After graduating magna cum laude from Northwestern in 2009 with a BS in Journalism, she joined the organizational staff of Teach for America in Chicago on the Human Assets and Regional Development teams. Pursuing her passion for education,Vinika attended the College Student Affairs program at Penn State University and earned a Master of Education degree in 2013.  Since then, she has worked in student affairs at Penn State, the State University of New York at Brockport, and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she is currently employed in the Multicultural Student Center.

Emily L| Test Prep Tutor

Dartmouth College
BA, Chemistry modified with Environmental Studies

Emily is originally from the small town of Canaan, New Hampshire. She attended Dartmouth College, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Chemistry modified with Environmental Studies. During her time at Dartmouth, Emily spent much of her time singing – classical solo pieces and in an a cappella group. She also served as an Undergraduate Advisor for first and second year students and worked in a Biogeochemistry laboratory, studying soil organic matter cycling in forests across the northeastern US. Emily initially moved to Madison to work as a Technical Services representative at Epic. However, Emily made her way back to the lab and now works as an Assistant Scientist at PPD in Middleton. When Emily is not in the lab or tutoring, she enjoys volunteering at the YWCA, riding her bicycle, singing in the shower, writing letters, and keeping up on the most recent news in soil science.
Anne | Test Prep & Academic Tutor

Northwestern University
MS, Biomedical Engineering

Mount Holyoke College
BA, Biological Engineering

Anne recently came to Madison from Illinois where she worked at Fresenius Kabi as a Systems Test Engineer in the design and development of plasmapheresis (blood separation) devices. She earned her MS from Northwestern University in Biomedical Engineering in 2013. After earning a BA in Biological Engineering with a minor in Music from Mount Holyoke College in 2009, Anne conducted Patient Safety and Quality research at Boston Children’s Hospital. She also spent a year in Fuzhou, China, teaching English at Minjiang University prior to attending graduate school. Anne grew up in Maryland and Taiwan, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She looks forward to sharing her educational and cultural experiences with her students. During her free time, Anne enjoys playing the violin and the piano, as well as teaching her dog fun tricks. 

Caitlin | Test Prep & Academic Tutor

University of Wisconsin – Madison
PhD Candidate, Physiology

University of Wisconsin – Madison
BA, Biology & Secondary Science Education

Caitlin grew up in rural southwest Wisconsin, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she majored in Biology and Secondary Science Education. While at UW-Madison, Caitlin was actively involved in the Divisions of Student Life and Housing where she worked as an Orientation Assistant for first-year students and a House Fellow in the lakeshore residence halls. As an undergraduate student, Caitlin was also the President of the UW-Madison chapter of the Student Wisconsin Education Association, through which she volunteered at several Madison-area schools for a variety of outreach projects and tutoring programs. Currently, Caitlin is a PhD student in the Physiology Graduate Training Program at UW-Madison, where she studies neuroscience and continues to teach and tutor undergraduate science courses. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and coaching Science Olympiad at Hamilton Middle School!

JJ | Test Prep Tutor

University of Wisconsin – Madison
PhD Candidate, Film

University of Wisconsin – Madison
MA, Film

Northwestern University
BS, Radio/Television/Film

JJ is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended college at Northwestern University, where he received his B.S. in Radio/Television/Film and graduated cum laude. JJ completed his master’s in film history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently a PhD student in film history at the same institution. His research focuses on the overlap between the American film industry and other major commercial industries, with particular attention paid to the way films incorporate branded products and popular music into their narratives. Outside of school, JJ usually spends his time watching basketball, listening to podcasts, or playing tennis.

 

Will | Test Prep

University of Wisconsin-Platteeville
BA Social Sciences Comprehensive

Will is a Madison, WI native, graduating from Madison West High School in 2012, where he earned recognition as a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Social Sciences Comprehensive (History Emphasis) in December of 2016. In addition to his studies, Will was very active in many extracurriculars; notably, he captained the university’s soccer team, served as president of several student organizations, and was employed as a TA for two professors. He earned several awards for his research into the impact of ideologies and political structures on warfare. Will also earned his Wisconsin teaching license and is currently working as a substitute teacher in and around the Madison area. In his free time, Will enjoys reading, playing sports, and the outdoors.

Megan | Test Prep Tutor

Washington University in St. Louis
B.S. in Architecture and Educational Studies

Megan grew up in a suburb of Detroit, MI and attended Washington University in St. Louis, graduating with a double major in architecture and educational studies. She wrote her senior honors thesis on how the design of higher educational spaces impacts learning. Megan vas very involved in a leadership committee that worked with and developed programs to help new students transition smoothly into college. She also taught a design program to local St. Louis students, served as a peer advisor, participated in club sports, greek life, and Design for America. She spent her summers interning for a variety of Detroit architecture firms, doing freelance graphic design/marketing and teaching. Fairly new to Madison, Megan moved here to design higher educational spaces for Flad Architects, a large firm on the West Side. When Megan is not designing or tutoring, she enjoys playing soccer, exploring, cooking, tennis, volleyball, hockey, and cheering on University of Michigan sports.

 

Sarah Test Prep & Academic Tutor

University of Wisconsin
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

Bucknell University
BS, Biomedical Engineering

Originally from Connecticut, Sarah recently moved to Madison to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at UW-Madison studying injury and aging biomechanics.  She got her B.S. in the same at Bucknell University in rural Pennsylvania where she was a teaching assistant for courses in physics, bioinstrumentation, and computer aided design, a study group leader for physics and calculus, and independently tutoring elementary through high school math.  She did four years and two summers of research in hip fracture mechanics at Bucknell and a summer studying traumatic brain injury at Virginia Tech.  When she’s not in the lab Sarah’s taking advantage of Madison’s active communities in acro yoga, rock climbing, and ballroom dance or hanging at home with her roommates’ cats.

 

Griffin| Test Prep

University of North Carolina
BA Political Science and Global Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD Candidate Sociology

Griffin is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and attended UNC-Chapel Hill for his undergraduate studies. He was a DJ at the student radio station, WXYC, and a volunteer with Student Action with Workers, a social justice group on campus. He graduated with highest honors in Global Studies (awarded for an outstanding thesis in the area of international political economy). He worked as a freelance tutor and labor organizer for several years after college. He began graduate school at UW in 2016 and had an excellent first year in the Sociology program. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar, trail runs with his partner Caitlin, and walking his dog Eleanor.

Emily | Test Prep Tutor

Harvard College, BA History of Science

Emily is from Missoula, MT and graduated from Hellgate High School as valedictorian and Presidential Scholar. While in college, Emily volunteered with tutoring groups focused on students of all ages – from preschoolers at Head Start schools just becoming interested in books, to elementary students from low-income housing in Boston, to first generation U.S. high school students writing college application essays. After graduating in 2013, Emily road tripped back home to Missoula and spent a year hiking dogs, volunteering as a writing coach in public middle and high schools, working as a tutor for a middle school student, and conducting research as a Tobis Fellow through the Ethics Center at the University of California-Irvine. She is now working toward a master’s degree at UW-Madison, studying energy policy and science communication.

 

Franklin | Test Prep, Chemistry, Physics

Middlebury College, BA Geology

University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS/PhD Candidate Materials Science and Engineering

Franklin is originally from Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated magna cum laude in 2012 from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT and studied abroad at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his BA in Geology with a minor in Mathematics. After graduation, Franklin worked as a technical instructor, designing and teaching undergraduate laboratories at MIT in the department of Materials Science and Engineering. Realizing he wanted to teach within academia, he is currently in an MS/PhD track at UW-Madison in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Out of school, Franklin is an avid downhill skier, archer, and video gamer. However, he spends most of his free time dog training.

Annamarie | Test Prep

UW-Madison
Biomedical Engineering

Annie is originally from the southwestern suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Downers Grove South High School. She participated in competitive volleyball and National Honors Society. She is currently in her last semester as an undergraduate at UW-Madison studying Biomedical engineering. As an undergraduate, she volunteered as a math tutor, was a leader for Engineers without Borders, was a BME mentor, and was director of scholarship for her sorority. Between her junior and senior year, Annie completed an 8 month engineering co-op focusing on research and development of state-of-the-art orthodontic equipment. Upon graduation, Annie is hoping to pursue a career in dentistry. In her free time, Annie is an active runner, enjoys painting, and loves to try new restaurants in the Madison area.

Hannah B. | Test Prep Tutor

St. Ambrose University, BA Strategic Communication and Writing

Hannah attended high school in Orion, Illinois where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class and was named an Illinois State Scholar. She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa where she majored in Strategic Communication and Writing. While at St. Ambrose, Hannah was an active member of the Honors Program, volunteering with World Relief and completing her capstone project, “Creative Writing Benefits in Students at the Elementary Level: Discovering a Sense of Self.” Hannah also tutored writing, worked as the communication intern at her university, and was editor in chief of the campus newspaper. Her senior year, Hannah studied journalism and culture in Edinburgh, Scotland. Currently, Hannah works as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Urban League of Greater Madison. In her free time, Hannah enjoys running, reading, and visiting as many state and national parks as she can.

 

Amy | Test Prep

University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS Biochemistry

Amy is originally from Middleton, WI. She attended UW–Madison, recently graduating with a degree in Biochemistry and a certificate in Global Health. During her time at UW, Amy enjoyed being on the women’s lightweight rowing team and serving as one of the founding co-chairs for the student organization, Project 1808, a non-profit organization focused on sustainable community development in Sierra Leone. Amy also served as vice president for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Association, as well as the facilitator for the Dean’s Student Advisory Board. Amy worked in Dr. James Thomson’s Laboratory at the Morgridge Institute for Research and later completed her senior thesis with Dr. Nicholas Von Bergen in Pediatric Cardiology at UW Health. Amy decided that she loved being a Badger so much, that she is currently working on her master’s degree at UW-Madison, studying organic chemistry. In her free time, Amy enjoys playing sports, backpacking, and traveling.

Vickram | Academic Tutor

University of Chicago
BA, Physics
BS, Math

University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD Candidate, Physics

Born in the Midwest, Vickram grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. When Vickram was in the fifth grade his dad showed him an article in Time Magazine about quantum teleportation and he has been a huge physics nerd ever since. Vickam graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.S. in math and a B.A. in physics, with general and departmental honors. Following that, he enrolled as a PhD student in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison where he studies quantum information theory. In his spare time he likes to play basketball, rap in the shower, listen to jazz music and shred guitar.