Hi there, Magoosh team!
My name is Susanna and I am excited to be joining fellow Expert Blogger Catrina as your ACT guru. After navigating the rough ACT waters myself in high school, I channeled my passion for exam prep into a teaching career, which led me to my first position as an SAT coach for inner city high schoolers and ultimately to my post-graduate job as Assistant Director for a tutoring franchise. My favorite part of this job has been getting to know the students, since, like you, they have big dreams and I get to be in charge of getting them there!
When I am not teaching or writing, I am:
- Skiing. You may be interested to know I was born in Norway- my father is Norwegian- and put on skis as soon as I could walk. 🙂
- “New place” exploring. I love love love to travel and use every opportunity to do so, but that lifestyle isn’t sustainable! I’m just outside of New York City, though, so I love finding and familiarizing myself with new pockets of the city- in the city that never sleeps, it is impossible to get bored.
- Planning my reentry into drawing. I took a handful of classes in school and want to perfect my skills before “inspiration” strikes!
It took my own success story to show me that a good education is invaluable to opening doors- even though it sometimes takes peering through a lot of windows to figure out which one to enter. It is most important to have options, and as you hardworking Magooshers know, studying hard and doing well can ultimately be the ticket you need. You are not working hard for a top score- you are working hard for that well-deserved college acceptance letter!
As someone who has been around the block, I cannot wait to be your cheerleader. As Catrina reminded you, it is time to strap in for the ride- and, we hope, to end up taking the steering wheel!