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Greylock College Advising & Prep

Posted By Darien Admin / May 26, 2023 / New Member Announcements, News

Dr. Steve Yavner specializes in college advising, including all aspects of the selection and application process, and private tutoring in SAT/ACT prep, college essay writing, and organizational skills. Private in-person tutoring in your home is available, along with Zoom sessions and classes. Dr. Steve is a Darien dad and former college professor. 

He earned a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Communication and Technology from New York University and taught in the Communications Department at Fairfield University. He’s one of Carnegie Prep’s longest tenured and most successful classroom teachers and private tutors, specializing in SAT, ACT, and college essays.  

He’s also the Founder and President of Greylock Digital Media. He’s had a 25-year career as a professional broadcast journalist and journalism professor. He’s also had experience being a newsroom manager, anchor, and sportscaster. 

He grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. Now living with his wife Phyllis in Darien, and has been through the college process with their four grown children.


  • College and Academic Advising
  • College Essay Coaching
  • Common App Essay
  • Supplementary Essay
  • ACT/SAT Test Prep
  • Applications and FAFSA Assistance
  • Study Skills/Organization/Time Management
  • Writing and Grammar Instruction


“I think the course structure was great, and Steve was AMAZING! He was interactive and kept students engaged throughout the entirety of the course” Program Director on Fall 2023 PSAT Course


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