Clarissa graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English Literature and a special concentration in Education Policy. During her time at Columbia, she served on the board of the literary magazine The Columbia Review, the oldest college literary magazine in the nation, and as an on-campus tour guide. She also conducted research on the high school-to-college pipeline, collaborating with professors to better understand the factors that contribute to college success by interviewing students, composing literature reviews, and analyzing interview/survey data. Beyond academia, she has worked for college advising nonprofits and in classrooms across New York City as a teacher, tutor, and advisor—helping to design an SAT/ACT curriculum and assisting immigrant students with navigating the complex process of college applications. Together, Clarissa’s diverse experiences from research to the classroom to private practice have given her a deep understanding of the college admissions process, solidifying her passion for building students’ candidacies and working with them to gain admission to their dream schools.
From catch-up to enrichment, we work with students from middle school through high school and beyond for just about every subject. See us in the office or work with our same team remotely from home, school, or vacation.
Diagnostics and customized tutoring plans for students preparing for the SAT & ACT, AP Exams, and private school admissions tests. Prepare face-to-face with our expert team in the office or through our online platform—our remote students can attend in-person weekend exams or join in digitally for live proctoring.
We find the unique threads that tie together each student’s personal story and help develop them into remarkably creative applications. From guidance and mentoring to deep-dive writing development, interview preparation, and meticulous detail management, we help turn our college advising students’ ambitious goals into reality.
Description of members club
We bring our same boutique style and skillset directly to the classroom. Partnering with high school administrations, we provide SAT & ACT instruction as an elective course for schools looking to raise the bar for their students.