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  • Meet Our SAT and ACT Tutors

  • Melissa Hendrix
    Premier Tutor

    B.A. History, summa cum laude, Duke University
    M.A. candidate at Northwestern University

    Melissa is the author of the The Princeton Review's ACT Manual and the editor of The Princeton Review's 1,296 Practice ACT Questions, published by Random House in 2009. Melissa has taught for The Princeton Review since 1994 and also tutors high school students in the Chicagoland area. She has trained new teachers and certified Master Trainers throughout the United States and in our international offices. Melissa tutors for the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, and SAT Subject Tests in Math (Levels 1 and 2), US History, and Literature. Melissa has helped students earn National Merit Scholar semi-finalist ranks and she's helped hundreds of students earn entry to their colleges of choice.

    James Murphy
    Master Tutor

    B.A. in English,
    Fordham University (Phi Beta Kappa)
    Ph.D. in English,
    University of California at Berkeley

    James began teaching for The Princeton Review in 1998 and has been a Master Tutor since 2001. In 2003 he was named Princeton Review Teacher of the Year. James received a Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a lecturer in the History and Literature Departments at Harvard University, where he also teaches in the Freshman Seminar program. James is a Master Tutor of PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Literature, and History), GMAT, AP History and English and Academic Reading and Writing.

    Jonathan Dworak
    Premier Tutor

    B.A. in Economics,
    Columbia University
    Ph.D. in Economics,
    M.I.T. (A.B.D.)

    Jonathan has taught at Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, and Southern Illinois University. One of our most sought after tutors, Jonathan has led numerous professional development programs on testing and assessments. Jonathan was a National Merit Scholar and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a contestant on TV's Jeopardy! In addition to tutoring for The Princeton Review, Jonathan is a skilled classical pianist and enjoys crossword puzzles, and French language and literature. Jonathan is a tutor of the ACT, PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1 and 2 , and History), SSAT, ISEE, GRE, GMAT, Calculus, MCAT Verbal, and LSAT.

    Lisa Liberati
    Premier Tutor

    B.A., Dartmouth College Comparative Literature

    Lisa has been teaching for The Princeton Review since 1987. She has had the privilege of being trained by Princeton Review's best, and now she trains instructors all over the country in several subjects, including the LSAT, the SAT, and the SAT Literature test.

    Perhaps the greatest testimony to Lisa's preeminence as a tutor is that once she starts with a family, they choose her to tutor every sibling, and she has students who have worked with her on the ISEE, SSAT, or HSPT in middle school, the ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests in high school, and then the LSAT, GMAT, or GRE while in college.

    John Moscatiello
    Premier Tutor

    B.A. in Spanish Literature,
    New York University
    M.A. in Medieval History,
    Fordham University

    Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Notre Dame John is a Premier Tutor for a number of tests including ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, and AP and SAT Subject Tests ranging from Math Levels 1 and 2 to Spanish Literature. He recently served as the National Content Director of Tutoring, training hundreds of teachers and tutors across the country. John has worked with underprivileged students in New York City through the TEAK Fellowship and the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation's programs at The Princeton Review. John is a professional historian, finishing his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, where he has won awards for his undergraduate teaching.

    Rand Hubiak
    Master Tutor

    B.A. in English, Penn State

    Rand Hubiak first started teaching for Princeton Review in 1997 in State College, PA, as part of the former summer discovery program at Penn State, his alma mater. Rand has worked for the Princeton office since spring of 2004. He makes the SAT enjoyable by referring everything back to Family Guy, South Park or Dude Where's My Car?, proving that, given the right instructor, even SAT prep can be fun. When he is not teaching, Rand enjoys writing and performing music. He has three CDs of demos and two projects in the works and ready to record.

    Shaina Walter
    Premier Tutor

    B.A. in Political Science and Law & Society,
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    J.D. with a Concentration in Litigation & Dispute Resolution,
    Boston University School of Law
    Member of the Massachusetts Bar

    Shaina Walter is originally from California and has been teaching for The Princeton Review since 2003. While in law school, Shaina was the Managing Editor of the American Journal of Law & Medicine, a member of the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team, and a Student Advisor to first year law students. Shaina is an active member of several community organizations and writes a food blog in her spare time. Shaina teaches the ACT, SAT, several SAT Subject Tests, ISEE/SSAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT Verbal. She is a Master Trainer of MCAT Verbal and is also available for application consulting.