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Razi H.

Harvard Grad and College/Application Essay Expert

Harvard Grad and College/Application Essay Expert

$95/hour

  • 455 hours tutoring

About Razi


Bio

I'm Razi! I just graduated Cum Laude with a BA from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (and now fluently speak Hebrew, Arabic and English!). I was a top 10% Wyzant tutor in 2020, and spent hundreds of hours helping helping students with their college, med school, and other application essays.

Ever since giving my first chess lesson when I was 11 years old (certainly the most exciting $2 I have ever made in my life) I have continued tutoring in almost every...

I'm Razi! I just graduated Cum Laude with a BA from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (and now fluently speak Hebrew, Arabic and English!). I was a top 10% Wyzant tutor in 2020, and spent hundreds of hours helping helping students with their college, med school, and other application essays.

Ever since giving my first chess lesson when I was 11 years old (certainly the most exciting $2 I have ever made in my life) I have continued tutoring in almost every imaginable capacity, from ACT, to college essays, from middle school English to high school math, from the suburbs to the inner-city, from lifelong Americans to recent refugees.

Of all the types of tutoring I enjoy, I particularly love helping High Schoolers with their college applications. The entire process can often seem quite daunting, and especially, the essay, where one is required to condense the most important part of him or herself into a few hundred words. When I was published in the most recent edition of "50 Successful Harvard Application Essays" I realized how influential my essay must have been on my admission and hope to share what helped me create a powerful essay with anyone I can teach. My students have been accepted to dozens of schools and many scholarships, including: Columbia, Penn, Dean’s Scholarship at Northeastern, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, Wellesley, the UC’s, UVA, the UT’s, UNC, and more.

Besides for college essays, I’ve helped students learn new languages, learn to read critically, study for ACT’s/SAT’s, write analytically, play chess better, and much more. As a bonus, besides for helping you study for anything you might need, I also can juggle, speak four languages, play the saxophone for comic relief/a fun break during the lesson!


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Harvard
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Subjects

Corporate Training

Hebrew,

Hebrew

I have lived in Israel for more than three years. When I was younger I spoke Hebrew at home, and studied Hebrew intensively from pre-school to college. At Harvard, I started and organized Harvard University's first "Hebrew Table" where I would during dinner and talk to any students interested in practicing their Hebrew. I have also tutored and taught Hebrew to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for 8+ years!
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring Reading and Literature to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years. I've worked on reading with a variety of students from refugees to immigrants, public school to private school students. I connect easily with this age group, which allows for the sessions to be fun and enjoyable while simultaneously educational!
Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been tutoring SAT/ACT for more than four years to high school students from all different backgrounds, from public school to private schools, from the inner-city to the suburbs. I personally scored a 34 on my first try taking the ACT, and in my classes I incorporate a lot of the test taking strategies and tricks which helped me score so high and land me a spot at Harvard.
English,

English

I have lots of experience teaching English as a second language to all ages and all backgrounds (I quite literally worked with refugees and immigrants from all around the world). At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring English to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years.
Literature,

Literature

I have lots of experience teaching English as a second language to all ages and all backgrounds (I quite literally worked with refugees and immigrants from all around the world). At Harvard I took various intensive Literature and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring Literature to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years.
Reading,

Reading

At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring Reading and Literature to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years. I've worked on reading with a variety of students from refugees to immigrants, public school to private school students. I connect easily with this age group, which allows for the sessions to be fun and enjoyable while simultaneously educational!
Writing,

Writing

At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring writing to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years. I specialize in editing University admissions essays, and have edited more than 100 drafts of essays for BA, MA, and PHD applications.
Proofreading, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I scored a 5 on AP World and a 5 on the APUSH practice test (wasn't able to take it ultimately because of a cleric error at my high school). I have written countless history research papers while at Harvard, and have a great understanding of both American and World History.
World History

World History

I scored a 5 on AP World and a 5 on the APUSH practice test (wasn't able to take it ultimately because of a cleric error at my high school). I have written countless history research papers while at Harvard, and have a great understanding of both American and World History.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have lots of experience teaching English as a second language to all ages and all backgrounds (I quite literally worked with refugees and immigrants from all around the world). At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring English to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years.
Reading,

Reading

At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring Reading and Literature to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years. I've worked on reading with a variety of students from refugees to immigrants, public school to private school students. I connect easily with this age group, which allows for the sessions to be fun and enjoyable while simultaneously educational!
Writing

Writing

At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring writing to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years. I specialize in editing University admissions essays, and have edited more than 100 drafts of essays for BA, MA, and PHD applications.

Language

Arabic,

Arabic

I am graduating with a BA from Harvard University in an intensive-Arabic study program, with an Arabic GPA of 4.0. Spent a year abroad in the Middle East studying Arabic, and speak both MSA and Palestinian Arabic.
Hebrew,

Hebrew

I have lived in Israel for more than three years. When I was younger I spoke Hebrew at home, and studied Hebrew intensively from pre-school to college. At Harvard, I started and organized Harvard University's first "Hebrew Table" where I would during dinner and talk to any students interested in practicing their Hebrew. I have also tutored and taught Hebrew to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for 8+ years!
TOEFL

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English,

English

I have lots of experience teaching English as a second language to all ages and all backgrounds (I quite literally worked with refugees and immigrants from all around the world). At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring English to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years.
Reading,

Reading

At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring Reading and Literature to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years. I've worked on reading with a variety of students from refugees to immigrants, public school to private school students. I connect easily with this age group, which allows for the sessions to be fun and enjoyable while simultaneously educational!
Writing

Writing

At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring writing to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years. I specialize in editing University admissions essays, and have edited more than 100 drafts of essays for BA, MA, and PHD applications.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I graduated with a BA from Harvard University in 2020 and now specialize in editing and crafting University admissions essays. I have edited hundreds of BA, MA, and PHD application essays, and my students have gotten into UPENN, Northeastern, UVA, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, and many more. Personally, I spent countless hours on my Harvard application, and my application essay was published in Harvard's most recent edition of 50 Best Harvard Essays. Most importantly, my vast experience has helped me understand what schools are looking for, and I know how to craft meaningful essays that can help you reach the school of your dreams!

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have been tutoring SAT/ACT for more than four years to high school students from all different backgrounds, from public school to private schools, from the inner-city to the suburbs. I personally scored a 34 on my first try taking the ACT, and in my classes I incorporate a lot of the test taking strategies and tricks which helped me score so high and land me a spot at Harvard.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I grew up playing chess. My dad first taught me when I was 4, and when I was 7, I was already beating him. I have taught chess in numerous different settings, from private tutoring, to running chess camps at my house, to volunteering to teach chess to at-risk middle schoolers. I'm rated 1900+ on LiChess and have extensive knowledge of opening, middle game, and end game theory. Most importantly perhaps, my lessons are fun and exciting, and keep students of all ages engaged and interested!

Summer

Arabic,

Arabic

I am graduating with a BA from Harvard University in an intensive-Arabic study program, with an Arabic GPA of 4.0. Spent a year abroad in the Middle East studying Arabic, and speak both MSA and Palestinian Arabic.
Reading,

Reading

At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring Reading and Literature to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years. I've worked on reading with a variety of students from refugees to immigrants, public school to private school students. I connect easily with this age group, which allows for the sessions to be fun and enjoyable while simultaneously educational!
Writing

Writing

At Harvard I took various intensive Writing and English classes (a number of which required an application to get into), and I also have been tutoring writing to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students for over eight years. I specialize in editing University admissions essays, and have edited more than 100 drafts of essays for BA, MA, and PHD applications.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been tutoring SAT/ACT for more than four years to high school students from all different backgrounds, from public school to private schools, from the inner-city to the suburbs. I personally scored a 34 on my first try taking the ACT, and in my classes I incorporate a lot of the test taking strategies and tricks which helped me score so high and land me a spot at Harvard.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have been tutoring SAT/ACT for more than four years to high school students from all different backgrounds, from public school to private schools, from the inner-city to the suburbs. I personally scored a 34 on my first try taking the ACT, and in my classes I incorporate a lot of the test taking strategies and tricks which helped me score so high and land me a spot at Harvard.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I graduated with a BA from Harvard University in 2020 and now specialize in editing and crafting University admissions essays. I have edited hundreds of BA, MA, and PHD application essays, and my students have gotten into UPENN, Northeastern, UVA, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, and many more. Personally, I spent countless hours on my Harvard application, and my application essay was published in Harvard's most recent edition of 50 Best Harvard Essays. Most importantly, my vast experience has helped me understand what schools are looking for, and I know how to craft meaningful essays that can help you reach the school of your dreams!
TOEFL

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Razi has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Great tutor

Very good tutor helped me a lot. Had a lot of good knowledge to share. Was very helfpul. Great and fast on editing my paper. Hope to have more sessions. He helped me edit my paper. He is very fast and cheap.

Pawan, 1 lesson with Razi

Patient Tutor

Razi helped me tremendously as I needed assistance with writing my personal statement and supplemental essay for OT school. He provided me with in-depth insight on how to structure my essays and have them stand out against others. He was kind and patient with me throughout our sessions. What I loved most was that he really took the time out to dissect each sentence and reword them in order to help them transition smoother into main ideas throughout my essays. He also took the time out to understand my background in the healthcare field so that my profession could be intertwined within my essays and connected with OT. He is the absolute best! If you are in need of an editor who provides efficient work, reach out to Razi - he will make sure your essays are in great shape to be submitted to your top schools. I am beyond grateful for his assistance!

Jamica, 3 lessons with Razi

Thorough and helpful tutor

Razi helped my daughter polish her supplementary essays. His feedback was very useful and guided her in the right direction. He asked a lot of thought-provoking questions and helped her assess her writing.

Justin, 2 lessons with Razi

Diligent!

Razi is beyond exceptional. He completed essay requirements for 5 different schools, while ensuring the quality of each essay. From the beginning, Razi was capable of efficiently allocating time to get to know his students and immediately jumping into construction of the essays. If I have the chance I would 100% work with Razi again.

Albert, 6 lessons with Razi

great coach!

That was a great first session - my son really enjoyed the chess lesson with Razi, he learned a lot from it, we're looking forward to more lessons in the future.

Roberto, 4 lessons with Razi

Medical School Application GOD

First off, I must preface this review by saying I had tried everything when it came to my secondary applications. I was tired from writing the numerous essays that medical schools require in the short time allotted. I knew I wanted to not be repetitive in my statements, have good flow, and showcase my strengths while honestly discussing my weaknesses. I tried tutor after tutor, most pointed out the grammatical errors and were decent but did not ask me the tough questions and give me the dense feedback that Razi did. He is truly unlike the others. I reached out to him, slightly worried that I did not have the best essays to submit before the deadline, and oh boy he did not disappoint. Razi immediately hopped on the phone and walked me through each of my essays. Sentences that I was previously proud of, he corrected and made them even better. Phrases that were cliché, he helped me rewrite to fit my story. He critiqued and combed through my essays unlike no other. He did all of this while remaining calm, patient, and understanding, seriously where did this guy come from?! If I could go back to the moment the AMCAS applications just opened, I would most definitely set up as many session as I could with Razi. Your money and time will be well spent, trust me. This is an investment and Razi is the guy to do it. Without any hesitation I can say he is hands down one of the best I've worked with. Thanks a bunch Razi, I feel like this review does not even come close to how grateful I am for your guidance.

Audrey, 20 lessons with Razi

UC Essays

Razi was a great help during the writing process. He was amicable and honest when reading drafts and suggesting edits

Celeste, 2 lessons with Razi

Act Tutoring

For the month I've been working with Razi, my ACT score has gone up almost 10 points. He has taught tips and tricks that come in handy a lot. He has made me more confident when taking a practice ACT test. Not only does he know what he is doing he is also a great person with a great personality and I always look forward to our lesson. I highly highly recommend Razi for ACT tutoring because he helped me and I'm sure he'll do the same for you.

Max, 8 lessons with Razi

reliable and helpful

Razi helped me alot on my college essays! He was straight to the point and we got everything done in time! He points out specific things to fix on your essay, overall making the essay stronger within the prompt and limits. He's flexible and a nice person.

Anushka, 8 lessons with Razi
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