Alyssa

Bio

Alyssa is originally from Connecticut, but between her family in Texas and her University of Virginia pride, she doesn’t feel like a northerner anymore. At the University of Virginia, she double majored in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law (PPL) and Spanish, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Some of her favorite college experiences were study abroad and Alternative Spring Break trips, which brought her to Spain, Italy, Uruguay, Panama, and Ecuador. After college, Alyssa worked for three years consulting at Bain & Company in Boston, working for a variety of for-profit and non-profit clients all across the country and helping recruit new Associate Consultants. Now, she is a student at Harvard Business School and volunteers at the Boston Collegiate Charter School in her free time.

Through her volunteer activities and professional career, Alyssa has taught and coached students ranging from kindergarten to first year consulting analysts. At Cambridge Coaching, her core strengths include test preparation for the GMAT, LSAT, and case interviews as well as business topics such as strategy, operations, and economics. She also has experience with a wide range of Spanish language topics, including literature, conversation, and writing. She is excited to work with students at all levels to help them prepare for tests or interviews and master these concepts.

Outside of her studies, Alyssa is working on improving her culinary skills by trying to make a few new dishes every week. She also loves to invite friends over for laughter-filled board game nights.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Business School, MBA Candidate
  • University of Virginia, Political Philosophy, Policy and Law and Spanish (phi beta kappa)
Specialties
  • Business
  • Case Interviews 
  • Economics
  • GMAT
  • LSAT
  • PSAT/SAT
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Alyssa explained in detail the purpose, reason, and gave great working examples and exercises. She was excellent."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Nadine Lambert, Financial Analysis)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "I’m so happy that I used Cambridge Coaching. My experience was somewhat unique because I had already taken a prep course with a different company before tutoring. My tutoring needs were very specific and small compared to a student with no previous LSAT studying experience, but the tutoring not only helped me focus my studying time but improved my self confidence about testing. The prep class I took was great for learning the basics of the test, but I don’t think I would ever have gotten a 170 without the targeted 1 on 1 tutoring I received. Alyssa picked up on my testing tendencies very quickly and was able to pinpoint where my mistakes came from and why. She then gave me strategies for attacking these question types that served me quite well on test day! She was flexible with scheduling and really a great mentor to have in the tutoring process. I texted her immediately after I got my score to thank her!!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Celia Scherman, LSAT)