Freya Shipley

Freya Shipley

As a student, Freya achieved perfect verbal scores on the SAT and the GRE. She has been teaching and tutoring students for the SAT, ACT, GRE, SAT Subject Test in Literature, and SSAT since 2005. She has also taught academic writing, Shakespeare, public speaking, and stage acting in the UK and the US.

Freya has a BA Cum Laude in comparative literature from UC Santa Cruz and a graduate degree in early modern British history from St. Andrews University in Scotland. She also has an extensive background in linguistics, particularly phonetics and historical sociolinguistics. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Narratively, Glamour, Writers Weekly, and on the websites of many health professionals and organizations.

what is a perfect act score
  • ACT
  • August 25, 2020

What’s a Perfect Score on the ACT?

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  • ACT
  • August 25, 2020

Which Colleges Superscore the ACT?

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  • ACT
  • April 14, 2020

How To Find Your ACT ID

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  • ACT
  • April 14, 2020

ACT Online Prep Review

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Best ACT Prep Book
  • ACT
  • March 19, 2020

The Best ACT Prep Books

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How Long Are ACT Scores Valid?
  • ACT
  • March 17, 2020

How Long Are ACT Scores Valid?

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Best SAT Prep App
  • SAT
  • July 18, 2019

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Best SAT Subject Tests Books
  • SAT
  • July 18, 2019

Best SAT Subject Tests Books

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What is a good ACT writing score?
  • ACT
  • July 1, 2019

What Is a Good ACT Writing Score?

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How to Calculate SAT Score
  • SAT
  • July 1, 2019

How to Calculate SAT Score

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