Melissa Skier

     With a strong record of success and more than 10 years of teaching experience in the test prep field, I have the skills and background to prepare your student for his or her test. I have been tutoring with IvyBound since my freshman year at Harvard in 2001. A Harvard graduate and former Fulbright Fellow, I am currently working towards a PhD in History. I have recently completed research projects at the Harvard-Yenching Institute and the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies.


Ivy Bound Test Prep
Instructor (2001-present)
    • Individualized tutoring and preparation for SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, APs, SSAT, GMAT and GRE.
Independent Education Consultant (2006-present)
    • SAT, GRE and GMAT prep. Targeted English and essay writing coaching for native and non-native speakers of English. Targeted math prep and math skill building for non-math specialists. Admissions essay editing and application consulting.
History Department, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Teaching Apprentice (2007-2008)
    • Teaching assistant to two undergraduate courses: Prof. Konrad Jarausch’s “Twentieth-Century Europe” and Prof. Karen Hagemann’s “Women and Gender in European History, 1750-Present.”


University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill
      • PhD in History in progress (2007-present; currently on leave)
      • field areas: Modern Europe and Women & Gender
      • Supervisor: Prof. Karen Hagemann
      • Dissertation research on human trafficking along borders of the German Empire, 1871-1914
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany
      • Fellow at the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (2005-2006)
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
      • Social Studies and Studies of Women’s Studies, 2005 cum laude, high honors in field. summa (highest honors) grade for senior thesis.


      • Fulbright Fellowship
      • Pforzheimer Fellowship
      • Jane C. Grant Prize
      • Harvard College Scholarship
      • Dean’s Summer Research Award.
      • Harvard Women’s Studies Research Grant
      • Harvard College Research Program Grants

Melissa Skier


  • U.S. & Internationally--via Skype -- Only for Test Prep
  • Summer: New York, NY
  • School Year: New York, NY


  • SAT I
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • ACT
  • APs
  • SSAT
  • GMAT
  • GRE

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