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Our Team

Compass Education Group provides the highest quality test prep and academic tutoring, through both highly customized 1-on-1 tutoring as well as affordable small group classes. We serve thousands of students annually, anywhere in the world online, or in-home in the Chicago, DC, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco metro areas. Our stellar reputation with the school and counselor communities is the result of 35 years of ethical conduct and helping students succeed.

Eric Anderson

Senior Director

Eric graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Rhodes Scholarship campus nominee and an award-winning Global Studies instructor. After joining our LA team in 2015, Eric returned to his hometown of Chicago to open Compass’s Midwest office.

Peyton Austin

Administrative Coordinator

Peyton graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and a concentration in creative writing. She was the president of UCLA's English Honors Society, where she helped fellow students progress in their academic careers. She is currently a member of Compass's Los Angeles admin team.

Arman Avasia

Program Manager

Arman received his BA in English from Skidmore College and an MFA in Creative Writing and MA in Literature from McNeese State University. He was a Compass verbal tutor for 6 years before transitioning into the Program Manager role.

Sara Berard

Senior Director, Sales

Sara has nearly two decades of experience in test preparation, dating back to her undergraduate years at Wheaton College. Sara’s expert knowledge of testing and her skill and integrity as a leader ensures that our team provides the highest-quality service to our clients. Sara is widely known by college counselors as a trusted resource who delivers successful outcomes for families.

Vibhuti Bhagwati


Vibhuti obtained her Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai. She worked in finance for several years before becoming part of the Compass team in 2010. She manages the financial and human resource responsibilities for our offices.

Mahreen Borrmann

Administrative Coordinator, Finance

Mahreen graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication. She then received her M.S. in Media Management from the New School on the Provost Scholarship. Prior to joining Compass, she worked in news media for a decade at outlets such as The Huffington Post, The Nation, and BDG. When free, she enjoys studying history and gardening.

Anne-Marie Chan

Managing Director

Anne-Marie’s experience as an educator and advisor dates back over a decade. She tutored students at a nonprofit in LA before joining Compass as a math instructor in 2008. Her many years of experience as a career advisor and graduate school admission consultant also inform her work as Director of our NYC office . She holds degrees in English and Economics from Duke and is an NYU Stern MBA.

Ava Corales

Testing Coordinator

Ava received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Film and Television from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before joining Compass Education Group, she brought her passion for film and education together in leading video production workshops for other UCLA students.

Kelly Corey


Kelly received her B.A. in Theater from USC. Since relocating to the DMV area, her experience has focused on providing support to families as they navigate the testing landscape and their admissions goals. In her role as a Compass Director, she is most excited for the opportunity to communicate directly with students to understand their individual learning style and promote academic success.

Pankti Dalal

Program Manager

Pankti graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Human Biology. She has been tutoring and teaching for over 12 years in high/middle/elementary schools, after-school programs and summer/science camps. She worked for Compass as a verbal, math and biology tutor for 3 years prior to transitioning to the Program Manager role.

Shipra Das


Shipra grew up across three continents, graduating from Smith with a degree in Economics and French, later earning an MBA from NYU, Stern. She earned plaudits for her teaching throughout her education journey. Following stints in banking and a startup, she rediscovered a passion for fostering student success through work with high school families navigating the college process, and the International Baccalaureate. Shipra also volunteers with an NGO expanding college access to underserved NYC students.

Megan Drennan

Quality Assurance Analyst & Software Developer

Megan holds a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology and has had the opportunity to participate in digs worldwide. She now brings her attention to detail to her role as QA Analyst, helping to ensure a quality software experience for Compass employees and students.

Margaux Erilane

Marketing Manager

Margaux graduated with B.A.s in Psychology and Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She began working with Compass as a math and science tutor in 2015 and later joined the office as Manager of Practice Testing. In 2019, she transitioned to the marketing department, using her skills to help manage our online presence.

Bronwyn Galloway

Administrative Coordinator, Group Instruction

Bronwyn graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University, where she earned a B.A. in Russian Language, Literature & Culture and a minor in Food Studies. She began at Compass as a tutor in Chicago, and now works full time coordinating our Group Instruction. Outside of Compass, Bronwyn spends her time volunteering as a reader for a literary magazine.

Jason Garske

Administrative Coordinator

Jason received his undergraduate degree from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, dual-majoring in Sociology and Media Studies. After graduating, Jason found his niche tutoring high schoolers and finds joy in helping them reach their goals of landing admission into their dream universities. He's now part of Compass's Los Angeles admin team.

Kevin Garske

Administrative Coordinator, National Recruiting and Staff Development

Kevin graduated with a B.A. in Government and English Literature from Claremont Mckenna College, and is working towards an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco. He first joined Compass as a Verbal Tutor in 2017, and now works full-time in Recruiting and Staff Development. Kevin is excited to build on the success of Compass' hiring efforts and help new tutors excel.

Jill Goodrich

Senior Director

Jill graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Her career in education includes tutoring for the SAT and ACT, creating content for a standardized test prep website, and teaching. Jill also worked as a software project manager before returning to her passion of helping students navigate test prep and college admissions at Compass.

Christopher Hardy


Christopher graduated with departmental and general honors from Vassar College where he earned his BA in French and Theater before going on to receive an MFA from the New School. He has worked in and around education his whole career, first for nearly a decade as a professional tutor, then in schools for many years as a college counselor and classroom teacher in the IB program.

Dulcie Head

Senior Director

Dulcie graduated with BAs in Physics and Geology from Pomona College. She then earned her PhD in Geophysics at Stanford, where she served as an award-winning teaching assistant. Dulcie started at Compass as a tutor and now uses her experience to help students and families in her role as Senior Director.

Alicia Hovey

Senior Director

Alicia graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Journalism and went on to teach English at an independent school in San Francisco. She brings her passion for education to Compass where she loves helping students and families navigate the world of high stakes testing involved in the college admission process.

Adam Ingersoll

Founder and Principal

Adam began his career in test prep in 1993 at USC, where he was a student-athlete and worked in the admission office. Over the last two decades he has guided thousands of families to successful experiences with standardized tests. Adam is known nationally as a leading expert on college admission testing and is a frequent presenter at higher ed conferences, faculty development workshops, and school seminars.

Joanne Kang

Administrative Coordinator

Joanne is a graduate from UC Berkeley who has always had a passion for education and supporting students and families. She has experience in both tutoring and administrative work within the education realm. She is excited to join such a wonderful and supportive team, and be able to help students and families navigate their academic journeys.

Ryan Kenney

Senior Software Developer

Compass software developer Ryan discovered his passion for software development and earned a degree in computer science. After graduating, Ryan went on to build various online learning and training management software systems before bringing his experience to Compass.

Arisa Kim

Senior Director, Instruction

Arisa has over 20 years of experience in the field of test preparation. She graduated cum laude from Pomona College and received her J.D. from UC Berkeley. Currently, she serves as Compass’ Senior Director of Instruction, overseeing SAT and ACT curriculum development and the tutor training program.

Ash Kramer

Principal and Chief Product Officer

With a career in test prep and higher education that began in the late 1990s, Ash has held a variety of educational roles from tutor to administrator. She received M.A.s in English from CSULA and the University of Southern California. At Compass, she is lucky to work with a brilliant team, creating the very best learning materials for students and their tutors.

Bryan Kramer

Senior Director, Operations

Bryan holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California. He enjoys working with the administrative team to provide critical logistical support for tutors and directors, ensuring that programs run smoothly.

Alex Kudroff

Program Manager

After graduating from Columbia with a B.A. in Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species, Alex began working in education at zoos, museums, and schools. She started working as a Compass math and science tutor in 2015 and is excited to use her experience to help support tutors and families in her new role as Program Manager.

Phoebe Kuo

Administrative Coordinator

Lia Lackey

Vice President of Tutoring Services

Lia began SAT and ACT tutoring in 1997 while completing her B.A. in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. She also served with the Sacramento County Office of Education, developing science achievement exams for high schools. Lia has maintained a passion for education in her work at Compass, where she enjoys working individually with families and mentoring the director team.

Jon Lee

Senior Director

Jon graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Los Angeles where he also earned a Master of Music degree and taught undergraduate classes. He spent five years overseeing tutoring services for the Guardian Scholars Program at LA City College, supporting current and former foster youth. Jon began his test prep career in 2002 and has helped hundreds of families navigate the path to college.

Langston McKinzie


After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master of Education in Education Policy and Organizational Leadership, Langston served as an undergraduate advisor working with college students. Through his years of academic leadership and guidance, he has continually demonstrated a commitment to the success and advancement of student education. Langston started at Compass as one of Chicago's first tutors and has since joined the team full time as a Director.

Sue McLaughlin

Senior Director, National Recruiting and Staff Development

Sue graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media. With a background in training and a passion for education, Sue first joined Compass as a Verbal Tutor. Now, Sue oversees the recruiting and hiring for our team. She also manages the staff development for our tutors and serves on the human resources team.

Avi Mozes

Senior Software Engineer

For the past 20 years, Avi has been crafting both small and large scale websites and solutions as a full-stack software developer. He earned his B.S. in Electrical / Computer Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. Avi currently resides in Henderson, Nevada.

David Perez

Senior Director

David received a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. Before joining Compass as a verbal tutor, he worked in a variety of marketing and sales roles in the biotech, hospitality, and finance industries. David also enjoys volunteering, promoting childhood literacy and youth empowerment.

Ashling Quigley

Director of Practice Testing

Ashling has a B.A. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley. After joining Compass as a math tutor in 2015, Ashling honed her skills teaching hundreds of students all over the Bay Area. In 2019, she settled down in the Northern California office as the Practice Test and Classroom Manager.

Bruce Reed

Founder and Executive Director

Bruce graduated from Colby College and has served in leadership roles in education for more than 20 years. In 2004, Bruce founded our Northern California office, where he continues to serve as its hands-on leader while also guiding our teams in other offices in his role as Compass’ Executive Director. Bruce is recognized throughout the Bay Area and beyond as a visionary and passionate voice in the realm of education.

Torsten Sannar

Managing Director, Group Instruction

Torsten holds a Ph.D. in Theater History from UC Santa Barbara and a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College. He has more than 20 years of test prep experience and enjoys drawing upon his creativity and college teaching to help families navigate the admission landscape. Torsten coordinates Compass School Partnership efforts nationwide and leads the Southern California office.

Art Sawyer

Founder and Principal

Art graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where he was the top-ranked liberal arts student in his class. Art pioneered the one-on-one approach to test prep in California in 1989 and has written more than a dozen test prep books. Although he has routinely attained perfect scores on the SAT and ACT, Art is far prouder of the thousands of students he has helped over the past 25 years.

Hillary Sciarillo

Senior Director

After earning degrees in English Literature and Spanish from Drew University, Hillary started working as a verbal tutor in 2003. She brings years of experience teaching in the Marin County school system and enjoys working collaboratively with families to create personalized programs.

Matty Steiner

Senior Director, Outreach

Prior to joining Compass, Matty obtained their MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from UC Santa Cruz. They have over a decade of experience in the field of test preparation, having worked as an instructor, consultant, and keynote speaker on the topic of admission testing.

Hannah Torkelson

Administrative Coordinator

Hannah earned her B.A. in Dance at Bennington College. She first joined Compass as a Verbal Tutor in 2016. Her background as an educator also includes experience as a dance instructor, kids ski coach, and outdoor adventure tour guide. In her role as Admin Coordinator, she is most excited about connecting students and their families to resources they need to navigate the college admissions process.

Corey Weidenhammer

Managing Director, Technology

Corey obtained his B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he was also a teaching assistant and tutor. He's been building software and leading development teams for over ten years. He manages all aspects of software development.

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