Leona Krasner

Leona K.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
High School, College
I've been teaching PSAT preparation for 10 years and my students have increased their PSAT scores over 500 points from their initial scores.

I create a personalized daily syllabus that caters to each student's individual strengths and weakness, and check in with my students daily to make sure that they are completing their homework assignments and have no questions.

My program is rigorous and demanding, but leads to significantly higher scores very quickly. I do not give my students a chance to slack off or to stop doing their homework assignments because students are required to enter when they have completed their homework assignments, their scores, and their vocabulary words daily through a virtual tracking system that I have created.

I provide a book list including Collegeboard and Kaplan books, though can work with whatever books students already have. I incorporate technology to keep students engaged.

I can't wait to begin!

About Leona K.

Leona K. is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide! Leona has been tutoring students of all ages in academic subjects, test preparation, and violin instruction for over 14 years, since 2001. One of Leona's elementary school students who started lessons with poor grades was nominated Student of the District within three months of lessons with Leona. Leona teaches students of all ages and experience levels.
Leona is a practicing attorney and is also currently pursuing her MBA. She attended NYU for her Bachelor's Degree, Washington and Lee for her JD, and is now an MBA student at NYU Stern. She has received As and superior scores in all of the academic courses and exams for which she tutors, and has won awards and soloed with orchestras on the violin. Her skills, personal experience, and schooling will bring all students to the next level in their studies.
Leona is a very patient instructor and works with students at their own pace to achieve great results!

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Alisa
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Amazing so far!

Posted Apr 25, 2020
Gabriel
Profile-location-online Online

Leona is an exceptional teacher. From the very beginning of our lesson she made me feel comfortable with getting to the root cause of the mistakes that I’ve made on past GRE exams. She is easy to work with and didn’t waste a moment of our time. I felt relaxed and the content that I was shaky on before we started the lesson was made clear and I feel more confident than I’ve ever felt in answer the specific questions we went over, which were quite a few. Extremely grateful. I’m also happy that she assigned homework before our next lesson. It really helps gauge progress. Excellent teacher!

Posted Feb 29, 2020
Matthew H.
Profile-location-online Online

Leona has been my life coach for several sessions now and I could not more highly recommend her. Depending on what information she is given beforehand, she will research the situation of the particular student (what career field they are considering for example) and bring what she has learned to the session. She then will listen intently to the student to find out what they want and what is most important to them. After that she will make excellent recommendations designed to maximize the chance that the student will succeed. After having several sessions with her, I can confidently say that every piece of advice she gives leads to a positive outcome if followed. For these reasons, I wholeheartedly recommend her.

Posted Mar 3, 2019
Concetta
Profile-location-online Online

I have been learning so much from Leona. I wish I had of started with her when I first began my GMAT journey. She makes everything very easy and break things down. You can't go wrong picking her.

Posted Sep 16, 2018
Daniel N.
Profile-location-online Online

Excellent teacher who developed a personally focused lesson plan that fit my needs. The constant and prompt feedback was what I needed to pass the TOEFL. I highly recommend Leona.

Posted Jan 6, 2018
Sydney
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Nov 9, 2017
Lexie
Profile-location-online Online

My GMAT journey began wth a large amount of frustration toward both the exam and the expectations I had set for myself. Leona was extremely patient and understanding of my schedule while I was working and made it a priority to help me feel better prepared in areas I was struggling. Bottom line, if you want to do well on this exam it is YOU who needs to put in the effort - Leona will give you the tools to succeed - but if you want a 700+, come prepared to eat, sleep, and breathe the exam. That being said, I'm happy to have Leona as very close friend of mine now and could not have gotten to the finish line without her! A million thank you's!!!!

Posted Apr 24, 2017
Luke
Profile-location-online Online

Working with Leona (online in my case) was great. She was patient, methodical, and very helpful across the board. Definitely recommend!

Posted Aug 24, 2016
Christie Brock
Profile-location-online Online

After my first sessions, I am really excited to continue on! I am looking forward to seeing how much I can improve on the GRE!

Posted May 27, 2016
Svetlana B.
Profile-location-online Online

My first class with Leona went well and was very productive

Posted Jan 10, 2016
Julianna
Profile-location-online Online

Leona is all I could have wanted out of a tutor. She was positive, patient, and up lifting. She really worked with me and reminded me to be confident in the skills I have learned. I highly recommend Leona. Even though we were online through Skype, she was just as helpful than if she were in person.

Posted Oct 2, 2015
Mike K.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Leona is simply a pleasure to work with. She is a kind and gifted teacher as well as a performer. Her skillset will surely benefit students and teachers for decades to come!

Posted Jun 18, 2015
Wojciech M.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I had the pleasure of working with Leona a while ago - shes a natural teacher. Helped me understand the instrument without me even having played it! She is a very sweet and caring person, and I guarantee she'll help you with whatever you need.

Posted Jun 10, 2015
Allan K.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Leona was a very patient instructor and made sure that I understood the material covered before moving on to the next topic. Her teaching style helped me to understand the structure of the SAT better.

Posted Jun 9, 2015

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Experience

TriState Regional Director
Jan 2014 - Present

Kaplan Bar Review

Achieved $1.2+ million in sales growth in 1.5 years by defining and segmenting target audiences in different law schools, implementing individual business plans at each school, and establishing territory goals for 200+ student sales representatives. Successfully build and direct high-power sales teams in eight law schools to consistently exceed revenue/market share goals – ranking in the top two of all Directors nationally in 2014. Accountable for new business/sales development, account management, contract negotiations, marketing, pricing, and P&L performance. Lecture nation-wide on all legal topics tested on the New York and New Jersey Bar Examinations, including Professional Responsibility.

NYU Stern Teaching Fellow and Research Assistant
Sep 2013 - Present

New York University

Prepare Compliance Training Programs for industry professionals on financial crimes compliance, OFAC/anti-money laundering, and sanctions. Advise social, corporate, and non-profit entrepreneurs on incorporation, investor, and legal matters, intellectual property, corporate governance, sales promotions/website marketing, and policy/procedure manuals. Leverage Russian language skills to research country, sector, and company-specific sanctions documentation and media coverage. Conduct extensive analysis of benefit (b) corporation certification and standards of social and environmental performance. Research securities law and regulation and state law/blue sky matters. Draft training presentations for Business Law and Ethics courses. Serve as Teaching Fellow and am responsible for grading undergraduate and master-level assignments and examinations.

Education

Masters in Business Administration
Sep 2013 - Present

New York University Stern School of Business

Juris Doctorate
Aug 2009 - May 2012

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2005 - May 2009

New York University

Languages

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

New York Bar Certification
Mar 2013

New York State Bar Association

I am a New York State-barred attorney.
New Jersey Bar Certification
Nov 2012

New Jersey Bar Association

I am a New Jersey-barred attorney.

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