Hana

Bio

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 here 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 earned departmental honors in sociology. Hana is currently a graduate student pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at CUNY Hunter College. 

Hana’s interest in teaching began over a decade ago when she started working as an essay coach and a math tutor. 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 classes. Hana has extensive experience providing test preparation, academic support, and admissions coaching. 

In her free time, she loves to dance and to cook—often at the same time!

Education & Qualifications
  • Columbia College, BA Sociology & Dance (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • CUNY Hunter College, Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate
Specialties
  • Expository Writing
  • Admissions Coaching (College, HS)
  • ACT
  • PSAT/SAT
  • SSAT/ISEE
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Hana quickly honed in on problems Emma was having and directed sessions to address these issues. She was very pleasant, likable yet she didn't waste valuable time on chit chat. Emma's ACT score improved 3 points after 3 sessions."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Margaret, ACT, New York)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Hana made Tomas feel very comfortable. She pushed him to figure out answers with encouragement and without making him feel stressed. He felt better prepared going into the test because Hana did a great job of taking the mystery out of the test and helped him focus on one question at a time."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Kirsten, PSAT, New York)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Hana broke down information in a helpful way and kept me on pace. I improved 120 points over a short time."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Gabriella Birriel, SAT, New York)