Aja Brady-Saalfeld, a Philadelphia-based academic and test prep tutor, grew up in Brooklyn before attending Vassar College, where she received her BA in German Studies. In addition to her background in German and European studies, Aja studied analytic philosophy and took a suite of pre-med courses, rounding out her humanities education with a strong STEM background. She began her tutoring career in high school when she took on younger students who were struggling in German and biology courses, then worked as a German drill instructor and research assistant during college, and finally entered the world of test prep tutoring after moving to Philadelphia in 2016.
Aja has an impressive track record with her students, coaching several students to perfect ACT scores, and tutors a broad range of tests, from the ISEE and SSAT for younger students, to the SAT and ACT for high schoolers, all the way up to the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT for graduate level students. In addition to her passion for test prep, Aja tutors a breadth of academic subjects, including biology, chemistry, German, astronomy, and music theory. Her favorite test to tutor, though, is the LSAT. Ask her anything about the LSAT. Go ahead. Just make sure you have at least an hour free.
Aja’s primary goal in tutoring is to make test prep fun. She knows that this is a stressful time for many students, so her job is to make the process as painless as possible, employing patience and understanding. She particularly enjoys when a tricky concept clicks for a student who thought they wouldn’t be able to ever understand a topic.
A lifelong learner, Aja continues to pursue further education with a thirst for knowledge. In her free time, she is currently studying Yiddish at The Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages and creating in a variety of visual media, including clay and watercolors.
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