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Sam Rosensohn
Sam Rosensohn
Founder & Owner

Sam Rosensohn is the founder of College Planning Partnerships, a college prep company that is known for its extraordinary results and the care and attention it gives to each and every student.

Sam is a nationally recognized public school teacher. The U.S. Congress, the Connecticut State Legislature, and statewide teacher organizations have recognized Sam for excellence in the field of education.

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Ann Louise Rosensohn
CFO & Head of Student Coordination

Ann Louise, wife of founder Sam Rosensohn, is the chief financial officer. No business decision is made without it going by Ann Louise. She does the books, pays the bills and works to keep our fees and tuitions as low as possible. As a working mom, she understands how hard it is to keep up with rising prices in a down economy.

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Zachary Rosensohn
Zac Rosensohn
Director of Operations & Co-Owner

Zac is a graduate from Wesleyan University. A football player, an English major, a lover of music, Zac continues to help us to find faster and more efficient ways to bring the lessons home to students. Nearly all of our tutors are old enough to be our students’ parents so it’s essential that we gain a young person’s perspective on how we instruct.

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Megan Fitzwater
Team Lead / Senior Educator

Megan graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in Astrophysics. In her studies, she has performed extensive observational research and was fortunate to spend most of her time at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. After graduating, she went on to teach at AstroCamp School in Idyllwild, California where she ran hands on physics and astrophysics...

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Josh Woratyla
Senior Educator

Josh is a Philadelphia based educator who has been teaching all parts of the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years. He holds a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh where he double majored in Philosophy and Psychology. While an undergraduate, Josh worked in various research laboratories on studies in the fields of cognitive and behavioral psychology. He graduated from the Philosophy department with honors, completing coursework in the fields of Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, and Epistemology.

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Chando Yun
Chando Yun
Senior Educator

Chando has over seven years of tutoring experience in two of the most academically cutthroat cities in the States - New York City and Los Angeles. While he started out primarily as a college admissions exam expert, Chando has gone on to help students achieve success on all major secondary school exams (ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, HUNTER EXAM, SCAT, etc). He has a great track record of getting students into Hunter College High school, as well as some of the top specialized high schools in NYC, including Stuyvesant and the Bronx Science.

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Matthew West
Senior ELA Educator

Matthew is an English Language Arts teacher of nearly two decades at one of the top academically performing public schools in Connecticut, supporting, directly, students' academic success as well as standardized test performance. He is a former Teacher of the Year Finalist. A graduate of Xavier High School and St. Michael's College, Matthew holds an advanced leadership, 6th-year certificate from Sacred Heart University. Matthew has worked extensively with students in need of accommodation and modification to their studies, as well as those at the top echelon of their cohort, aiding in their admission into some of the most rigorous universities in the country, including service academies.

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Annika Chavez
Educator

Annika Chavez comes from a family of lifelong educators. Both her parents were high school teachers and as a result, Annika has always seen life as a journey of learning. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from USC (Town and Gown Scholar) where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. As a teacher, Annika has over 5 years of experience in both 1:1 and classroom instruction in SAT/ACT/PSAT/CBEST. She has helped countless students improve their standardized test scores.

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Selene Klasner
Selene Klasner
Educator

Selene has taught students in topics ranging from calculus to Shakespeare. As a teacher and tutor, she has helped hundreds of students raise their test scores through ACT, SAT, SSAT, and ISEE instruction. She teaches in a clear and methodical manner, while quickly adjusting to a student's individual needs. While working with her students, Selene hopes to build their confidence as they reach their full potential.

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Rebekah Brown
Rebekah Brown
Senior Educator

Rebekah was the Salutatorian of the class of 2018 at Hamilton College. They double majored in mathematics and creative writing and were given the school’s highest math award, the Kirkland Prize in Mathematics, as well as the Phi Beta Kappa Book Award, and The Rose B. Tager Prize for short stories. They are a Phi Beta Kappa member and a recipient of the Thomas E. Meehan Prize for creative writing.

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Destan Scott
Destan Scott
Educator

Destan has been helping students achieve elite scores for over 8 years. He started tutoring as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park. Destan believes that every student can succeed. He tailors his approach to each student's needs and has helped hundreds of students along their academic journey.

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Alexander Cross
Alexander Cross
Educator

Alexander graduated from Cornell University in 2012, with a BA in Economics and a Minor in Computing in the Arts. After graduating, he pursued postgraduate studies in FALCON, a full year intensive Mandarin studies program, partly at the Cornell University campus and partly at the highly ranked Peking University, in Beijing China.

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Sean Morse
Sean Morse
Senior Educator

A graduate of Texas A&M University at University of Texas School of Law, Sean has been teaching standardized exams since 2005. He bring a wealth of expertise, enthusiasm, and empathy to his students—he knows the material and understand the trials and tribulations college applicants are going through. In his spare time, Sean writes short fiction, misses way too many open three pointers in pick-up basketball, and dotes on his one year old.

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Kyle Kleiman
Kyle Kleiman
Educator

Kyle Kleiman has been tutoring for over seven years. He is currently pursuing his medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and received his bachelor of science from the University of Michigan. Kyle was also the receipt of the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award for his high school, given to the school’s top student athlete. Kyle’s experience as a current medical student gives him unique insight into the approach of multiple-choice testing.

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Sara Markman
Senior Science Educator

Sara discovered her passion for tutoring and teaching while earning her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Smith College. Not only did she serve as a teaching assistant for the Biology Department and the Philosophy Department, Sara served as a tutor at Smith’s Quantitative Resource Center where she worked with students taking economics.

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James Sainz
Science Educator

James is a Los Angeles native with a bachelor degree from the University of San Francisco in physics and a masters degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst in physics.

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Thomas Pipoli, EdD
Senior History Educator

Dean of Faculty & Academics at Hillside School in Marlborough, MA Thomas has extensive experience in education. He has acted as the History Department Chair of the Landon School for 6 years. He is an Innovator in experiential and project-based learning curriculum in independent schools. Thomas has an EdD in Educational Leadership & Administration from the George Washington University.

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Frank Fiore
Frank Fiore
History Educator

Frank is a dedicated history teacher and department chair at the Hillside School in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Frank implemented a rigorous curriculum at Hillside, designed to prepare students for upper-level history courses.  He is passionate about creating engaging and interactive learning experiences for his students, encouraging them to think critically and develop their own opinions. 

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