Our Teachers

Our belief is that teacher quality directly impacts student performance so we hire the best teachers, train them intensely, and equip them with a superior curriculum. Our instructors are seasoned classroom teachers who are also among the highest-scoring GRE ® test takers in the world. Each and every one of our teachers has scored a 167 or higher out of 170 on both sections on an official GRE ® exam. Our teachers are superb, and we would love for you to meet them; check out their bios below!

Roman Altshuler

Roman Altshuler

While growing up in Providence, RI, Roman started teaching in high school when he landed a gig as impromptu coach of the debate team, and he liked it so much he decided to make a living out of i...

Read More >
 
Chris Berman

Chris Berman

Once upon a time in America, Chris Berman graduated from Northwestern with honors in European diplomatic history, a field both unfashionable and tedious to his listeners. He then first took the ...

Read More >
 
Michael Bilow

Michael Bilow

Michael has taught in inner-city schools, the mansions of Saudi sheikhs, and a few places in between. He brings passion and a breadth of experience to teaching the GRE, along with folksy Midwester...

Read More >
 
Brian Birdwell

Brian Birdwell

With 99th percentile scores on the GMAT, LSAT, and GRE, plus a decade's experience teaching these and other standardized tests, Brian has been around the test-prep block.

Whether ...

Read More >
 
Chris Brusznicki

Chris Brusznicki

Chris is a master of the test prep universe, having personally instructed nearly 2,000 students in the ways of the GMAT since 2006. Chris is passionate about self improvement and loves helping ...

Read More >
 
Jane Cassie

Jane Cassie

Jane has loved standardized tests ever since taking the IOWA tests in first grade. Probably not coincidentally, that is also the year she decided to become a teacher. For some reason, she ended ...

Read More >
 
David Chong

David Chong

Growing up in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley, David first realized that he had a knack for standardized tests in the 7th grade, when he received an unexpected award for his score on the S...

Read More >
 
Kristen Coe

Kristen Coe

Kristen came to teaching as an undergraduate when she tutored a friend's younger brother through the SAT. He aced the test and is now a doctor - true story! Since then, Kristen has shared he...

Read More >
 
Jesse Cotari

Jesse Cotari

Jesse’s first independent science experiment was performed in his kitchen, at age eight. Having seen some explosive science on television, he decided to investigate what happened when vita...

Read More >
 
Ceilidh Erickson

Ceilidh Erickson

By far, the most frequent question that Céilidh is asked is "how do you pronounce that?" When she tells people that it’s pronounced "kay-lee," she often gets puz...

Read More >
 
Rey Fernandez

Rey Fernandez

A native of the Bronx, Rey Fernandez earned a computer science degree at Harvard and then promptly rejected any career path that involved computers or science in favor of the noble teaching prof...

Read More >
 
Chris Gentry

Chris Gentry

Chris is a devoted teacher, and is thrilled to be working with so many people equally devoted to this profession. Chris realized years ago that he loves teaching; especially standardized tests, ...

Read More >
 
Ryan Hopson

Ryan Hopson

For over a decade, Ryan has been working with students at all levels, from teaching science to kindergarteners, SAT prep to high schoolers, and ESL to international graduate students. Now he is...

Read More >
 
Ian Jorgeson

Ian Jorgeson

Ian has been helping students prepare for the GRE for 10 years. During this time Ian has worked with hundreds of GRE students in Austin, Boston, and Seoul, South Korea, both in classrooms and in...

Read More >
 
Stacey Koprince

Stacey Koprince

In addition to her teaching duties, Stacey runs her own consulting business in Montreal, specializing in comprehensive corporate strategy. As with all management consultants, she is an expert in...

Read More >
 
 Joe Lucero

Joe Lucero

Joe Lucero has been teaching classes with Manhattan Prep since 2010 and has helped thousands of students through his teaching, tutoring, forum postings, and blog updates for the company.

...

Read More >
 
Liz Moliski

Liz Moliski

Born in New Orleans and schooled in New Jersey, California, and Illinois, Liz now lives in sunny Austin Texas with her husband and daughters. She loves working with students and teaching them ho...

Read More >
 
Devin Powell

Devin Powell

By day, Devin writes for a science magazine in Washington, D.C. At night, he tutors for Manhattan GRE. Both pursuits have honed his ability to make seemingly complicated material easy to underst...

Read More >
 
Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan

Chris earned his teaching stripes the hard way -- in the classrooms of America’s high schools. A five-year physics and chemistry teacher and a veteran of Teach For America, Chris helped develop the...

Read More >
 
Emily Sledge

Emily Sledge

Emily began teaching as an undergraduate at Cornell University, where she was a teaching assistant for a freshman lasers and optics lab and a math tutor to high school and undergraduate students...

Read More >
 
Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Alex distinctly remembers the palpable excitement he felt as he drove to take the SAT on a sunny Saturday morning during high school. At the time, he didn’t fully grasp exactly how uncommo...

Read More >
 
Ryan Starr

Ryan Starr

Visionary. Entrepreneur. Risk-taker. Ryan Starr is none of these things and more. In love with standardized tests from an improbably young age (when he spent the majority of his testing time hop...

Read More >
 
Neil Thornton

Neil Thornton

When not onstage telling jokes, Neil Thornton loves teaching you to beat the GMAT. Since 1991, he's coached thousands of students through the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and SAT, and trained inst...

Read More >
 
Julia Van Dyke

Julia Van Dyke

Julia is thrilled to integrate her fascination with language and her strength at standardized testing with her interest in how people learn and her desire to give people the tools they need to p...

Read More >
 
Tommy Wallach

Tommy Wallach

Tommy is a huge fan of standardized tests, as evidenced by his 99th percentile scores on the GMAT, GRE, and SAT (once upon a time). He has tutored both the GRE and the GMAT for years, and is exc...

Read More >
 
Daniel Yudkin

Daniel Yudkin

Daniel is thrilled to be among the ranks of teachers at Manhattan GRE after a hefty and much-needed respite from academia. After graduating from Williams College in 2008 with a double major in P...

Read More >