Meet Our Instructors
Megan is a currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research explores the intersection between social movement activism and institutional politics. She teaches classes in the social sciences and serves as a mentor to both undergraduate and graduate students. Megan earned a B.A. in Anthropology from Haverford College, an M.P.A. in Public Affairs from Washington State University, and an M.A. in Sociology from UC Irvine. She agrees wholeheartedly with Nelson Mandela’s assertion: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” She looks forward to helping others succeed on the SAT and GRE exams so they can take the next step in their educational journeys.
Brian has been instructing standardized test preparation courses for several years and is proud to bring his passion for learning and teaching to UCI. Brian has extensive classroom experience as both an instructor and a student. He is a doctoral candidate in Political Science and a teaching assistant in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to serving as a teaching assistant and teaching test preparation courses, he has also developed and taught specialized curriculum for an advanced program in several local high schools and mentored first-generation college students. Prior to moving to Southern California to complete his doctoral degree, Brian completed a B.S. in Political Science and a B.A. in International Affairs with a minor in Mandarin Chinese at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Sabrina enjoys working with students and has served in various mentoring and tutoring capacities. She holds a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley, and a MSc. in Global Development from the University of London SOAS. She is currently a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at UC Irvine, and is researching global political economy and migration. Sabrina is excited to continue helping students prepare for standardized tests that will help them reach their academic goals.
Lindsay graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in English. She holds a CELTA teaching certificate and has taught English as a Second Language in international public schools and universities. Her duties have ranged from role-playing with elementary school students in an English village to teaching idioms to business professionals at Mazda. She currently works as an English instructor and enjoys teaching ACT classes on the weekends.
Mary Roberson is an educator with more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success in educating, training, developing and empowering individuals. She is sensitive to individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. She tends to be an innovative thinker and displays a passion for continuous learning. For the last 10 years, Mary has taught various courses for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business at the University of Phoenix. Additionally, Mary also provides mentorship, college application guidance, assessment and editing of personal statements and essays for local high school students. She holds a BA in Human Development with an English concentration and an MA in Leadership & Organizational Studies from Azusa Pacific University. She also earned an MA in Education, Adult Education & Training. Mary's ultimate goal is to create a learning environment that is enjoyable, engaging and relevant.
Ryan is a currently a Master of Arts candidate in USC's Rossier School of Education. He is dedicated to providing equitable education to students from diverse backgrounds. While working toward his B.A. in English Literature at UCLA, he discovered his passion for philosophy and for critical approaches to analyzing texts and evaluating the world. Ryan strives to help each student achieve his/her potential by differentiating instruction to meet individual needs. In his free time, Ryan loves taking his dog to the park, tackling a new composition on the piano and, of course, diving into a new book.
Lariska is a dedicated instructor with experience teaching students from a multitude of educational backgrounds. For the past four years, she has worked with students preparing for the SAT/ACT/GRE and has provided college application counseling for students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Her passion for science led her to multiple undergraduate teaching positions during her time at UCLA. After achieving her B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, she continued to UC Irvine, where she is currently working towards her M.S. in Biotechnology Management. Lariska strives to maximize individual performance by catering instruction to each student’s needs. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter and trying new recipes.