"Every time I tutor a student I leave more energized than when I went in. I love teaching the material and seeing my students light up with new knowledge!"

- Muffy M.
Brown University


"Working at Compass is absolutely amazing.
I get to do what I love all day, and it's so rewarding
to see my students become more affirmed in
their skills and themselves."

- Kelsey F.
Columbia University


"Admission tests are gateways. By passing through them, students become one step closer to their adult aspirations. I take it as a personal triumph when my students improve their scores and are admitted to the colleges of their choice."

- Chuti T.
Northwestern University


"I have made some wonderful friendships at Compass: my students and their families, the directors and office staff, and other tutors. It’s a wonderful community in which to work!"

- Flip L.
Northwestern University


A Company of Tutors, for Tutors

Every company claims to have the best instructors. Compass is a company of instructors. Each member of our management team, including the founders and principals, has an extensive tutoring track record of his or her own. Because we were successful tutors, we understand what makes for successful tutors. Superior academic ability is just the beginning. Compass instructors also have the empathy to convey ideas to a wide variety of students and the passion to bring out the best in them. This combination of qualities is rare, which is why we reject dozens of candidates for every tutor we hire. And once hired, our tutors receive an industry-leading level of training and ongoing support. We take pride in being just as responsive to the needs of our instructors as to those of our students.


Ajarae C.

Harvard University

After graduating from Harvard University with a BA in Biological Anthropology, Ajarae joined Teach for America and taught at under-resourced schools. Including her work at Compass, she has more than 12 years of private tutoring experience, and she specializes in teaching Math.

Ben P.

University of Pennsylvania

Ben graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in English and History. As one of Compass’s most experienced tutors, Ben strives to provide his students with the rules, strategies, and tools they'll need to excel on standardized test day.

Chuti T.

Northwestern University

Chuti graduated with a double BA in Political Science and Economics from Northwestern University. She has almost a decade of experience preparing students for the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests. In addition to tutoring, Chuti teaches classical piano and leads a variety of fitness classes.

Allison K.

Boston University

Allison graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a BS in Journalism. With more than a decade of experience working with students K-12 and beyond, Allison has tackled the verbal side of every standardized test from the ISEE and SAT to the GMAT.

Imran H.

University of Southern California

As the eldest of four siblings and the son of a math professor, Imran is no stranger to the trials that college-bound students must face. He enjoys preparing students for the SAT and ACT and has a passion for playing soccer and mastering martial arts.

Justin J.

Washington University in St. Louis

Justin earned his BA from Washington University in St. Louis where he majored in Neuroscience and Psychology. He has been teaching the SAT and ACT to college bound juniors and seniors in Los Angeles for nearly five years. When he's not rescuing students from the terrors of standardized testing, Justin enjoys acting on stage and screen.

Anne B.

Duke University

Anne received her MFA from UCLA and graduated summa cum laude from Duke University. Anne has worked as a test prep instructor for more than five years. When she isn't tutoring, she can be found teaching drama to college students and performing on stage.

Michael H.

Brown University

Mike graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biology and also holds an MFA in Acting from UC San Diego. He's been tutoring around the country for almost 10 years, focusing on Math subjects, as well as ISEE, ACT, and SAT test prep. When Mike's not tutoring, he's probably acting or happily walking other people's dogs around the canyons of LA.

Terri J.

Meredith College

Terri received a BS in Mathematics from Meredith College with minors in both Dance and Statistics. In addition to preparing students for the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject tests, Terri is completing her PhD in Statistics at UCLA.

Malika W.

Stanford University

Malika received her BA from Stanford University and an MFA from the University of Southern California. In addition to tutoring, Malika is also on the curriculum research and development team for Compass. When she's not working with students, Malika loves to perform on stage and onscreen.

Sheena S.


Sheena graduated from UCLA with a BA in Global Studies and went on to earn her Masters in Global Politics at the London School of Economics. She got her start in test prep in 2008, when she help start CollegeSpring, the largest non-profit in California dedicated to providing SAT preparation to low-income students.

Kelsey F.

Columbia University

Kelsey obtained her BS in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University. A car and auto enthusiast, Kelsey worked at a motorsports company prior to joining the tutoring squad at Compass. She greatly enjoys teaching the math sections of the SAT and ACT.

Muffy M.

Brown University

Muffy graduated with a double major in Anthropology and American Studies. In addition to having a vibrant tutoring and screenwriting career, Muffy volunteers at a number of non-profits, including 826LA - an educational support provider - and local animal rescues.

Charlotte W.


After earning her BA in Theater from Vassar College and an MFA in Screenwriting, Charlotte became a produced playwright and screenwriter in New York City. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she joined the Compass team and draws upon her robust writing experience to help students succeed.

Flip. L.

Northwestern University

Flip graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Theatre. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting; along the way, he discovered how much he loved tutoring for the SAT and ACT. Flip now helps train and support Compass' math tutors. He has almost 15 years of test prep experience.

Jasmine B.

Howard University

Jasmine attended Howard University on a full scholarship where she obtained her BA in History. Test-taking has always come naturally to Jasmine, so she greatly enjoys unlocking the secrets of these exams for her students. Through preparation, Jasmine believes she can help students make their educational goals a reality.

Emma S.

University of Southern California

Emma graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a BA in Theatre. As a National Merit Scholar, Emma knows a thing or two about the PSAT. Furthermore, she's a total math nerd. Emma has tutored professionally for nearly seven years.

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