Marisa grew up in New Jersey and graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, where she studied music and biology. She then moved to New York City to complete a Master’s degree in opera performance at Mannes School of Music at The New School. Now she splits her time between performing as a professional singer and coaching students for the SAT and ACT.

Marisa’s passion for education has led her through a wide variety of teaching environments. She has taught with Reading Partners NYC, mentoring elementary school students in under-resourced schools and helping them to discover the joy of reading, and she has also worked on the helpline at the National Eating Disorders Association, educating clients and their loved ones and working with them to create accessible treatment plans. As a tutor, Marisa has extensive experience preparing high school students for the SAT and, and she enjoys developing unique materials and lesson plans tailored to each of her students and their individual interests and learning styles. Her favorite thing to hear from her students is that in addition to achieving their score goals, they feel excited to use their newly acquired skills in college and beyond.

In her spare time, Marisa’s interests include sustainable fashion, looking for pretty places to run, and petting other people’s dogs.

Education & Qualifications
  • Mannes School of Music, MM in Vocal Performance
  • Yale University, BA in Music
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Marisa is super understanding and fun. Marisa is very easy-going and pleasant to spend time with. She is very encouraging and kept me on task throughout our sessions. Marisa always gave me work before our session, based on what she thought I need to improve, and she always went over each problem and understood what I did wrong and analyzed all of my mistakes before the session. Marisa was good at explaining what I did wrong. She grouped together types of problems to make them more easily recognized on the actual test. Marisa was good at making me less nervous. Score went from 29 to 34."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Brooke, ACT)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Marisa was organized, personable, and committed."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Karim, Parent of SAT Student, Score went from 1200 to 1370)