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Taylor B.

Brooklyn, NY

$70/hour

Writer, science and Japanese tutor. Princeton and MIT Grad.

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Princeton University
Neuroscience
M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Master's
New York University
Master's

Education

Princeton University (Neuroscience)

M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (Master's)

New York University (Master's)

About Taylor

I'm a writer with a background in neuroscience, literature, and Japanese. I've taught English to adults and children in the U.S. and Japan, where I worked for three years after college as a teacher and brain researcher.

I'm interested to teach Japanese, writing, science, or history, another subject I care a lot about. I love tutoring because I enjoy meeting new people and learning new things, and because, like writing, it forces me to see familiar subjects in a new way.

I earned a B.A. degree from Princeton University (2007) in psychology with a neuroscience certificate, and masters degrees from M.I.T. and N.Y.U., in Science Writing and Journalism. I also have four years experience as a published science writer, covering neuroscience, medicine, and mental health for publications like The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Scientific American MIND.

I've passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam, level 3. I lived three years in Japan, working in elementary schools where the teachers and children did not speak English, and in a neuroscience lab in Kyoto where our lab business was conducted in Japanese. If you are interested in improving your spoken Japanese, I am your man. If you want help with intricate kanji, I may not be the right tutor for you-- I learned Japanese outside of school, so my penmanship is shoddy.

I work professionally as a writer, publishing in magazines like The Atlantic, Scientific American MIND and The Washington Post. I studied literature, creative writing and journalism at Princeton with writers from The New Yorker and the New York Times, including Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee of The New Yorker. I'm also an alum of N.Y.U's graduate school of journalism, and a writing fellowship in Literary Journalism from the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada.

I'm a voracious reader of books about American history and politics, and I write regularly on topics related to history. I don't have any academic qualifications in history, but I'm knowledgeable about both American and Japanese history. On the A.P. U.S. history exam in high school, I earned a top score (4), and won the school's History book award.

If you're interested in tutoring on the subjects I know, please get in touch!
I'm a writer with a background in neuroscience, literature, and Japanese. I've taught English to adults and children in the U.S. and Japan, where I worked for three years after college as a teacher and brain researcher.

I'm interested to teach Japanese, writing, science, or history, another subject I care a lot about. I love tutoring
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11233
Science:
Biology, Genetics, Psychology
English:
ACT English,
Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Language:
Japanese
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I work as a writer professionally, writing for top publications like The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Scientific American MIND.

I studied writing at Princeton with journalists and novelists including Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee, and as a graduate student in journalism at New York University. I received a writing fellowship in Literary Journalism from the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and have taught English to Japanese children and writing to high school and college students at Princeton.

American History

If you are a high school student, I can help you.

I graduated from Princeton with a degree in psychology, but I'm a writer for a living and routinely cover historical subjects. On my A.P. U.S. History exam, I earned a top grade and won the History book award as a high school senior. I took four years of Latin and several semesters of classics courses at Princeton, so I've got a thing for Horace, Catullus, and Homer, along with the history of U.S. presidents and politics, etc. I also just love history, so if you're looking to enjoy this stuff, let me know.

Japanese

I speak Japanese and worked for three years in Okayama and Kyoto, Japan after college. My colleagues at the elementary schools where I taught English in rural Yakage did not speak English, so I learned the language. In Kyoto, the brain imaging lab where I studied dreams for a year conducted its lab meetings in Japanese as well, another deep immersion.

If you are interested in improving your spoken Japanese, vocabulary and grammar, I can help. If you're looking for help on elaborate kanji penmanship, I'm not the guy for you. I learned Japanese outside of the classroom, so my calligraphy is lousy.

Reading

I taught English to 1st through 6th graders in Japan for two years, and I've studied writing at Princeton, MIT and NYU. I write essays, stories and articles mostly about psychology, neuroscience, and mental health. I enjoy working with students of all ages to inspire interest in reading.

Princeton University
Neuroscience
M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Master's
New York University
Master's

Education

Princeton University (Neuroscience)

M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (Master's)

New York University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Taylor will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11233.