Sophia Celino has been a tutor with Marks Education since 2018.
Before coming to Marks, Sophia worked at a public high school in Long Island as a Title-1 Math teacher, a role that emphasized individual instruction of under-performing students to supplement their classwork. Sophia’s varied background also includes having been an analyst at an investment firm and the manager of a natural history museum collection, both of which required great attention to detail.
Sophia tutors students for the SAT and ACT. Her patient, friendly, and empathetic demeanor contribute to her success as a test prep tutor by fostering a comfortable, low-pressure environment with her students. She is an excellent listener who cares about her students’ concerns, accommodates their pace, and tailors her sessions to their individual needs. She offers students a different approach than they’re used to for tackling questions and enjoys seeing her students experience that moment of clarity when they see how well a new approach pays off in their performance.
Sophia grew up in the rural Catskill Mountain region of New York State, where she enjoyed a multicultural upbringing with a combination of Ukrainian and Puerto Rican family heritage. She was the valedictorian of her high school class and a New York All-State high school musician. She still feeds her passion for music through piano playing and singing with distinguished community choruses. Her college year abroad, spent studying tropical ecology in Ecuador, cultivated a lifetime love of travel that she continues to enjoy with her family. Sophia’s other favorite pastimes include creative cooking, baking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and young daughter.
Sophia is available to work with students virtually.
- Boston University, BA in Environmental Science with Biology minor
- University of Florida, MS in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation