Allison Bell

San Francisco, CA


  • Duke University
  • University of Virginia

Ally has earned 99th-percentile scores on the GMAT, LSAT, ACT, and SAT. After growing up in Florida and South Dakota, she was ready for a milder climate and attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she graduated summa cum laude with degrees in history and English. After taking the LSAT during college, Allison briefly considered attending law school, but instead followed her heart to become a public school teacher. Nine years and one master’s degree later, Ally was ready for a change. She recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and now works exclusively for Manhattan Prep. She’s been with the company for eight years and serves as an instructor manager and curriculum developer in addition to teaching and tutoring. In her free time, Ally loves to hike, kayak, rock climb, and travel.

What students are saying

“Ally and this course is very comprehensive. She is an amazing instructor. Ally always has great tips, she is always patient, kind, and upbeat. Ally helps you to feel confident and secure in studying and preparing for the LSAT.”

What students are saying

“She is a great teacher! She is always enthusiastic and friendly and she knows what she is doing and how to address the problems each of us had. A lot of the tips she gave for studying led to important score improvements!”