Founder and Principal Coach Kazz Regelman:
I am graduate of Princeton University, a Fulbright Scholarship winner, National Merit Scholarship winner (based on PSAT scores), Rhodes Scholarship semi-finalist, and widely published journalist.
My work has appeared in publications such as Variety Magazine (for which I was the Tokyo correspondent), the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, Wine Enthusiast, Maui Magazine, the Bay Guardian, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Hollywood Reporter, Vietnam Airlines inflight magazine, Boy's Life and many more local and global publications. In addition, I worked at Edusoft, where I both wrote and edited test prep questions (across all genres).
I have served as the founding Director of High School Placement at two Bay Area schools -- the Millennium School and Presidio Knolls School -- and am a member of the Bay Area Secondary School Counselors. I conducted admissions interviews for 20 years for Princeton University admissions.
Slightly off topic: I'm a former PADI scuba-diving instructor in the Philippines; a French cheese expert (blog at www.ayearinfromage.com) who has been featured on national French radio and in French media; and a hula dancer for 17 years who has performed at the Musee Quai Branley in Paris and been featured on in-flight entertainment on Hawaiian Airlines. I speak five languages including bilingual French (also fluent Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and native English) and have performed both in amateur and professional theatrical productions. Oddly, I have sung back up on rock albums in both the then-USSR and also Japan, although I've never claimed to be a great singer.
Some families choose to work with Get Into Schools' excellent, high-level junior associates for part or all of their sessions. This is determined on a case by case basis and only with full agreement by families. Our junior associates include prestigious YoungArts national writing winners (creative non-fiction -- personal narrative), perfect SAT/ACT score achievers, Ivy League and Elite+ students and graduates, highly competitive national and international merit scholarship winners, Master's Candidates, and published authors. All of them have deep experience with students from preschool through high school and come with impeccable references.