About Ucan Prep

Ucan Prep has helped a thousand + students dramatically improve their SAT, ACT, SAT II, HSPT, ISEE, SSAT scores and get admitted into their top college picks.

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Jonathan Mitchell Co-Founder and Co-Director of Ucan Prep
Graduated from UC Berkeley in 1988 with a degree in English. He got involved in the test prep industry in 1990. Jonathan has 26 years of experience as a master SAT critical reading coach and 12 years a college planner.
Melody Mitchell Co-Founder and Co-Director of Ucan Prep
Graduated from Harding University with a degree in education. Worked on her masters in education from the University of Illinois Chicago. Taught in the classroom for 13 years. Melody began coaching the verbal sections of the SAT in 1995. She began a college planner in 2004.

Why Ucan?

Ucan Prep is one of the very few college prep companies that helps parents and students in 3 critical areas in the college preparation process: test preparation, college planning and college funding so that parents do not have to wipe out their life savings or take out a mortgage in order to pay for their child’s college education.

We inspire and help college bound teens to not only RELIABLY gain 250 SAT points (or score in the 99% percentile, or 5 ACT points in 8 weeks or less but also to get admitted into several of their college picks guaranteed…while saving their parents thousands to tens of thousands of dollars off their teen’s college tuition fees.

Ucan guarantees:

  • At least a 250-point gain on the SAT or scoring in the 99% percentile
  • At least a 5-point gain on the ACT
  • Guidance with college planning
  • Funding sources for college

Our team of test prep coaches consistently help students gain over 200 pts + on SAT and 4 to 5 points on the ACT.

Ucan’s “A Team” Of College Planning and Test Prep Coaches

Lisa StahlOver 10 Years Experience As A College Essay Consultant
Lisa Stahl has been working with Ucan since the latter part of 1999. Ms. Stahl taught workshops in writing the college admissions essay. She has also tutored students privately on writing admissions essays and has provided individual feedback and editorial guidance on student essays through emails. Originally from New York, Ms. Stahl attended SUNY at Buffalo where she studied English and anthropology and graduated summa cum laude. She attended a doctoral program at Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature on full scholarship for three years, completing all of her doctoral credits. Ms. Stahl received her master’s degree with honors at the very top of her class. Academic areas of particular study and interest were comparative literature and modern fiction.
Taner GulsoyOver 11 Years As A Calculus AB-BC, SAT/ACT/ISEE/HSPT Math Coach
Taner Gulsoy obtained a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering at the most prestigious University in Istanbul, Turkey in 1991. He came to the United States to pursue his graduate studies. He received an MBA from San Diego State University in 1993. He has been tutoring algebra, geometry, statistics, pre-calculus and calculus since 1990. After having worked for 9 years in the service industry at a managerial level, he decided to pursue his career in education. He really enjoys sharing his math passion with his students and making a positive impact in his students’ lives by helping them achieve their goals. Taner joined the Ucan Prep 4 College in 2002 as a math instructor and he has been teaching a number of SAT I and SAT II Math workshops in which his students achieved significant score gains. He also tutors a number of students in math in both one-to-one and private group settings. He teaches the math portion of the SAT, ACT, SAT Math II C, ISEE, HSPT, AP Calculus AB and BC.
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