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Co-Founder & Tutor
Georgia is a student at Brown University and hopes to pursue a career in law. She has a college GPA of 3.9+ and is especially good at helping students with writing and grammar. If you need help with your college essay, Georgia is the tutor for you.
Co-Founder & Financial Aid Specialist
Zainab is a junior at Rutgers University majoring in biotechnology and minoring in biochemistry. She is currently working in a biotechnology research lab focusing on treating the White Nose Syndrome affecting bats in North America. After college, she plans to pursue a masters degree in public health and attend law school. With those degrees, she will focus on education and healthcare reform.
Vaish is a Math and Data Science major at Cornell University. After scoring a 36 on his ACT, Vaish interned at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Vaish assists with the financial aspects of running this organization.
Hamza is a student at Georgetown University. In addition to being knowledgable about the transfer process, Hamza is one of the most persevering and gifted students out there. His SAT score falls in the 99th percentile and his grades are equally impressive.
Pranav is a Dean’s List student at Northwestern University, pursuing degrees in journalism and political science at the Medill School. Away from school, he’s a prize-winning freelance reporter, and formerly a nationally-decorated debater—ranked within the top five teams countrywide.
Dr. Barnes-Johnson is a progressive science educator interested in issues of equity in the science learning space. She has more than fifteen years experience in curriculum, assessment and professional development. She currently teaches at Princeton High School. Dr. Barnes-Johnson helps pair students with tutors from College Approach.
Ayesha is a special education teacher at Foundations Academy. She teaches Algebra and English at the high school level and is passionate about educational reform. Ayesha helps the College Approach team compile lists of relevant scholarships for their students. She is also knowledgable about the financial aid process and helps students appeal their decisions.