Tina Weber

Tina is deeply passionate about the future of education, education-technology, and innovation. She teaches Business Planning and Entrepreneurship at Tufts University, and has also taught Creativity and Innovation. She also runs the Tufts Venture Accelerator.

Additionally, she has been conducting admissions interviews for a number of years and also holds workshops for the Tufts University Admissions Office.  For over 10 years, she has interviewed many applicants and has also coached college students in crafting the perfect resume and showcases.

Tina now helps our clients to strategically  create a compelling profile that presents the strongest college admissions package.

In her spare time, Tina enjoys reading, writing, and listening to music. She is passionate about cooking, chocolate, and learning new things.


Amy Garbis

In her spare time, Amy enjoys days at the beach with her two daughters, and spends her spare time baking. She is a skilled baker and is a wine connoisseur. She also believes in life-long learning.

Amy has helped numerous students craft college application essays and personal statements that work. With her help, her students have gained admissions at colleges such as The University of Chicago, Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School, Brown, NYU, UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Northeastern, Babson and Emory University among others. Amy has over 20 years experience in the teaching field. She received an undergraduate degree in English literature, and then received dual masters degrees in Secondary Education as well as Human Resource Development (i.e. instructional design, training, and motivation theory), the latter taking her into corporate training design, development and implementation. She worked for some Fortune 500 companies as well as pharmaceuticals, human resource, and technology companies.

Our Amazing Team

The Backbone of Our Organization

We couldn’t do half of what we do here at A Starting Line if it wasn’t for our awesome staff. In addition to our own office staff, we also have tutors who help us help our clients. 

We’d especially like to highlight our wonderful tutors and instructors Sam Beeker, Emma Sonnenblick, Ian Plansker, Max Grosskopf, and Lizzie Goldstein.