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.

Education & Qualifications

Columbia College, B.A. Sociology & Dance (magna cum laude, phi beta kappa)

  • Expository Writing
  • Admissions Coaching (College, HS)
  • ACT
  • 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."
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    (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)