Tess D.


Tess spent her childhood in Rockland County, New York, where she grew up tap dancing and playing the male lead in numerous musicals (she was 5’7” by seventh grade, after all). As a Harvard College undergraduate, she studied Psychology and minored in Theater. Now, after a few years working in the entertainment industry, she is pursuing her Master’s in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Tess has a great deal of tutoring experience, and prides herself on her ability to make tutoring sessions both efficient and fun. She is an expert in high school and pre-college standardized tests, and has a long history of helping students significantly improve their SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ISEE. Her tailored approach to testing (and commitment to making this process fun!) leaves students feeling confident and well-prepared for test day.

In her free time, Tess loves doing crossword puzzles, attending drag shows, and baking cakes!


Education & Qualifications
  • Teachers College at Columbia University, MA Candidate in Developmental Psychology
  • Harvard College, BA in Psychology 
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • PSAT
  • SSAT
  • ISEE