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Andra Necula

B.S. Molecular Biology

University of York

anecula@esmprep.com

Services

Academic Mentorship

Test Prep

Andra has been an academic mentor with ESM Prep since 2019 and has taught thousands of test prep and academic hours. She specializes in digital ACT and SAT, Biology, Chemistry, Spanish, and General Study Skills. In the past, Andra spent three years providing career coaching to students and young professionals from more than 50 countries. This experience prepared her to support ESM college-level students with work/life balance, scholarship applications, graduate work, and career planning.

  

Andra uses the Socratic method of teaching: she encourages each student to think for themselves, she offers challenges to be solved for further reflection and practice, and she adapts her style of teaching to an individual's style of learning. The journey a student takes will depend on their ultimate goal for the sessions. But underlying each interaction will be an unspoken intention to increase a student's trust in themselves, to spark their curiosity, and to empower them to embrace effective learning for life.


Within the UK team, as Director of Operational Excellence, Andra supports students and families to find their best-fit mentors from across ESM. Whether a student needs a one-time lesson to grasp a difficult concept, or a multi-year mentorship journey to perfect their study and exam skills, she will work with them to understand their needs and ensure they make the progress they hope for. Andra is a biologist by training and a bit of a language geek, but the only languages she actually ventures to teach are English and Spanish (and Romanian, if anybody ever takes her up on it…)

Testimonials

"He is so happy to study with you as he can see his progress and you managed until now to support him very well as it is very important for him to feel confident at the crucial moment." - Parent of ACT student, 2023

"Thank you for everything you have done to help both my kids. You have such a good read on your students. I am immensely grateful." - Parent of two ACT & essay editing students, 2021 & 2022

"He was SO happy he had worked with you last year. He really appreciated all that you had done to help him with his scores—and he is also so grateful he worked to get it done LAST year, even though none of his friends were preparing/taking the test then. Your encouragement to keep him focused and engaged was so critical to his success." - Parent of ACT student, 2021

"It has been such a pleasure to work with you and we are incredibly grateful for all that you have done in support of my son." - Parent of Science student for three years

Bijal Patel

UC Berkeley

B.S. Molecular Environmental Biology

Services Offered

Academic Mentorship

Test Prep

Joined ESM in

2018

Sean Towers

U.C. Santa Barbara

B.A. Anthropology

Services Offered

Academic Mentorship

Test Prep

Joined ESM in

2022

Sam Harris

St. Michael's College

B.A. Classics

Oxford University

MSt Latin and Greek Languages and Literature

Services Offered

College Counseling

Essay Coaching

Joined ESM in

2023

Savannah Jade Montoya

CSU, Fullerton

B.A. English and Psychology

Emerson College

M.F.A. Popular Fiction Writing & Publishing (graduating 2024)

Services Offered

Essay Coaching

Academic Mentorship

Joined ESM in

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