OUR TEAM

Professional, affordable, and results-oriented instruction from the test prep specialists invested in your success. 

Learn more from our diverse team of expert instructors

We are attorneys, engineers, certified teachers, 99% test takers, and Ivy-league tutors who are ready to teach you how to study and test like a professional.

We are committed to individualizing our study plans for all of our clients by providing professional test prep and tutoring services tailored to their needs.

We believe in forming rigorous yet flexible study plans and honest relationships that address the comprehensive needs of all learners.

 

We specialize in working with top and bottom 25th percentile test takers with test anxiety and learning disabilities. 

SHANA GINSBURG

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

My name is Shana Ginsburg, Esq., Founder and President of Ginsburg Advanced Tutoring. I received a BA in Public Policy and English, and a teaching certification, from Duke University. I worked as a high school English teacher before attending University of Maryland School Law to study school law and trial advocacy. During my entire academic and professional career, I have tutored standardized tests, helping students in the bottom and top percentiles to overcome anxiety-inducing obstacles to their test success.

Ginsburg Advanced Tutoring combines my love of tutoring, teaching and law. At Ginsburg Advanced Tutoring, our approach is individualized, strategic, and professional: First, you meet with an initial evaluator to diagnose your test taking weaknesses and establish your study plan, and then we guide you through your individualized plan with weekly tutoring and homework that targets your specific weaknesses.

ANIQUA BOKHARI

I graduated from GW Law School in 2016 and I'm a recently licensed attorney in Washington, D.C. I love tutoring because as a first generation attorney, I understand the difficulties of navigating through standardized exams and the importance of an understanding tutor and mentor to help along the way.


During law school, I participated in the school's mentorship program and tutored students in several courses. Prior to law school, I taught at Better World Foundation, an Egyptian organization that offered free English classes in poverty stricken areas. Through these experiences, I have learned how to tutor students with varied backgrounds and learning styles.   

DAVID CONKLIN

Hello, my name is David and I love using numbers (math/statistics/computer simulation, etc.) to understand social events. This means I have to understand both the subject matter being examined and the techniques used for the examination, which is the reason for my expertise in both the social sciences and in mathematics. I am quite willing to work outside the box when it helps students understand the material, such as using a bicycle wheel to explain sine waves or Legos to improve reading comprehension.

 

I have earned Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Advanced Professional Teaching Certification and Highly Qualified status in the following areas: Generic Special Education (6th grade-Adult), Mathematics (7-12), Political Science (7-12), and Reading Teacher.  I was awarded the ETS Recognition of Excellence for earning 200 (out of 200) on the Social Studies Content Knowledge PRAXIS.  At the time, Political Science and Social Studies required the same PRAXIS test. I have a dual BA in European Studies and German from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, PA and an MA in Political Science/International Relations from the University of Florida (UF).

 

In 2012 I accepted my first paid tutoring job and have tutored from Algebra I through AP Calculus to college level general mathematics and SAT prep.  In addition, my unpaid tutoring includes Introductory Statistics, Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Categorical Data Analysis (all at the graduate level) and Operations Research at the undergraduate level. I have been teacher of record for reading classes (6-12), Math (6, 7), Introduction to Math (pre-Algebra), Algebra I, Geometry, pre-Calculus, and National, State & Local Government.This total of 11 years’ experience in classrooms requiring MSDE Certification includes seven in classes designed for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) learning at grade level. This experience ranges from inner city public school to wealthy suburban public school to non-public special education facility.  At UF I was a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate International Relations and American Government classes. I look forward to helping you achieve your education goals.

CHLOE PICCHIO

My name is Chloe Picchio, and I’m a recent graduate of Barnard College—where I majored in religion with an emphasis on human rights—and Columbia Journalism School. As someone with a visual disability who received accommodations for testing, I’ve experienced the fear of the unknown the SAT or ACT can cause.  Overcoming my anxieties and succeeding both in standardized testing and academics changed my outlook on life. It also led me to tutoring. Being able to help others who may feel “out of place” in a rigorous academic environment has become a consistent undercurrent in my work. While studying for my degrees, I ran a side business teaching non-native English speakers and STEM-focused students how to write on a collegiate level. As of December 2018, I turned into a full-time tutor. Although my area of expertise is typically humanities-based, my background in journalism allows me to pick up new topics quickly. Instead of potential problems, I see puzzles waiting to be solved. Let’s solve test prep together!

Annabella Waszkiewicz

Hi there, I'm Annabella. I'm a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and I'm currently pursuing my J.D. I went through the LSAT process very recently and I know how stressful it can get, so I'm here to provide advice to future high-scorers! As a first-gen law student, I know this process can be daunting, and I want to provide the support and guidance I wish I had when I began this journey.

 

Designers are taught to tackle problems from every angle imaginable. I've brought those design skills to my tutoring practice, because I know that learning is a very personal and individualized process. I love getting to know my students and designing creative and personalized ways to target the areas that they need to focus on. 

 

I'm also a competitive ballroom dancer, and my experiences as an athlete have taught me ways to combat test-day anxiety. I've taught people how to dance since 2015, and through a fun, low-stress teaching style I've helped many students overcome their "two left feet." I apply this same spirit of fun into my LSAT tutoring.

 

I look forward to meeting you and sharing this journey with you. Let's conquer the LSAT together!

DIAVION BECKFORD

Greetings! My name is Diavion Beckford and I am a pre-med student at Howard University. Although I major in biology and minor in chemistry, I’ve never lost my love for creativity and the arts. I love combining my various interests and using different approaches to tackling students’ needs. 

 

My experience teaching students started when I was in the classroom. As a high schooler, I found myself constantly helping my fellow classmates and children in my hometown of Brooklyn, NY. I grew to recognize that quality education is a right and not a privilege. Each person deserves access to a type of education that best supports them. Through working at Ginsburg Advanced Tutoring, I’ve had the opportunity to combine my love of learning with my desire to provide educational opportunities to everyone I meet. Ginsburg Advanced Tutoring is one of a select few organizations that match my passion for equity in education access and I am confident that this sort of passion will dramatically improve the learning experience of every student that encounters it. 

I'm a graduate from University of Calgary with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 2011. Been working in the industry close to 10 years and progressed my career in various different roles and industries. I learned the importance of tutoring at a young age when I needed a tutor. It helped me with my learning abilities and how to process my learning curve in different ways. The importance of a mentor was key for me.

 

During my studies in Engineering, I had the ability to teach individuals who had difficult times in courses that I had taken in the past. It was very rewarding knowing that I could help my fellow Engineers. I look forward to helping you to the best of my abilities! 

KAT BROUSE

Ms. Brouse is a graduate of St. John's University, with over 20 years of experience as a licensed special educator and intern supervisor. She specializes in teaching the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as well as administering speech/language services. Kat has a deep passion for elevating each student to their highest potential.

HASSAN NAEEM