Hana Goldstone was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Foothill Technology High School, where she graduated as class salutatorian. She moved to New York City to attend Columbia University and has lived there ever since. As an undergraduate at Columbia, Hana double majored in sociology and dance and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her senior thesis on job mobility in professional dance labor markets earned departmental honors in sociology.
Hana’s interest in teaching began her senior year of high school, when she worked as an essay coach and math tutor for other students. In the years since, she has worked with hundreds of students in a variety of settings including one-on-one tutoring, writing labs, and group test preparation classes. Hana has extensive experience teaching test preparation for the SAT, ACT, SHSAT, SSAT, ISEE, and SAT II Literature as well as college admissions essays and writing.
Hana is also a professional dancer. When she is not teaching, she spends her days in rehearsals and dance classes.