Whatever the task at hand — whether it's SAT prep, a fourth-grade math test, a physics problem set, or an essay on Othello — my focus is always on the thinking and learning process involved. I don't tell students what to do; I teach them how to do it.
I've been professionally tutoring since I was 17, when the Princeton Review hired me to teach SAT classes in Michigan. I later graduated magna cum laude from Yale with joint bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history and then completed an Master's of Philosophy in literature at King's College, Cambridge. Before moving to Los Angeles, I taught for years at a high-end tutoring firm in New York City, where I successfully helped students gain admission to the country's most competitive colleges and secondary schools.
In addition to helping students prepare for standardized tests (SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT), I provide tutoring in history, mathematics, English, and other subjects. I also specialize in helping students write essays for college applications, teasing out what specific aspects of their lives will make them interesting to admissions officers.
Aside from tutoring, I'm a professional journalist. My writing has appeared in Art Forum, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, and The London Review of Books.
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