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Harvard Grad and College Essay Expert
Razi H.

975 hours tutoring

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Harvard Grad and College Essay Expert
Harvard Grad and College Essay Expert
Razi H.

975 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

975 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Razi


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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 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...

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 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 Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Caltech, Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Dean’s Scholarship at Northeastern, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, UMich, 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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Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

From participating in Model UN throughout high school and winning honorable mention in one of the competition's toughest committees, to partaking in my University's debate club, I've always sought out and participated in various public speaking forums.

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,

Proofreading

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!
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

From participating in Model UN throughout high school and winning honorable mention in one of the competition's toughest committees, to partaking in my University's debate club, I've always sought out and participated in various public speaking forums.

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.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

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!
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

From participating in Model UN throughout high school and winning honorable mention in one of the competition's toughest committees, to partaking in my University's debate club, I've always sought out and participated in various public speaking forums.
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.
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.

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!

Most Popular

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 Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Caltech, Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Dean’s Scholarship at Northeastern, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, UMich, Wellesley, the UC’s, UVA, the UT’s, UNC, 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 Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Caltech, Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Dean’s Scholarship at Northeastern, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, UMich, Wellesley, the UC’s, UVA, the UT’s, UNC, 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!

Examples of Expertise


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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Incredible College Essay Expert

Razi was an absolutely incredible college essay expert. Throughout our sessions together, Razi ensured every minute was well spent, very efficient, and fun. I significantly struggled finding my “voice” in these essays and making them exceptional. Razi helped me refine my essays to fully express myself and show more vulnerability throughout the writing process. I believe that these essays were one significant part that led to my acceptance at Stanford.

Gabriel, 12 lessons with Razi

College Essay Wizard

Every time I have a lesson with Razi I am amazed about how much we are able to get done in such a short amount of time. Doing my common app essay, he was able to shrink 1200 words into 650 words in a matter of 37 minutes. His explanations are clear, he has great energy, and he’s always smiling and encouraging me to do my best. I think he is a college essay wizard. 11/10 would recommend.

Elizabeth, 9 lessons with Razi

Always encouraging me to do my best

Razi is very straightforward and open about giving me really good advice. He is very considerate of my time and is patient with me. I am struggling with the Common App essay but he is still patient with me and guiding me along through the process.

Elizabeth, 9 lessons with Razi

Razi is a genius!

Razi is sharp, sharp, sharp. He is a true godsend and there is no other way to put it. He helped my daughter transform her somewhat generic essays to original pieces that we can't stop reading. I loved that Razi knew the secret to crafting a great essay and kept pushing my daughter to think deeper and find the “why”. We knew we had found the perfect person to work with for the other camp applications and for the college applications in the fall! Thank you, Razi!!!

WENDY, 7 lessons with Razi

Best Essay Tutor in the World

I came to Wyzant to look for essay help after struggling with writing my college essays. The first three tutors I used would do the same steps every lesson: they would rush through my essays quickly, providing basic grammar help, before saying they were good to submit. I felt as if I wasn’t getting the help I had wanted: what was the point of getting essay help if all my essays were good. Looking for one final tutor to take a chance on, I booked a one-hour session with Razi. From the beginning, I knew Razi was a different type of tutor. Instead of leaving basic feedback, he strictly scrutinized each word, sentence, and paragraph in all of my essays to make sure that my writing was adequately portraying my unique voice and demonstrating my writing skills. He would start by reading through the entirety of my essays before going through detailed comments and edits with me. Having not been a great writer before meeting Razi, our meetings helped completely transform and improve my writing. Razi has helped form my scrapbook essay ideas into college essay masterclasses. I won’t lie: sometimes his extended comments weren't very pleasant. For one of my Brown essays, I went through five weeks of meetings before finally having my final draft. Even though it was a terrible experience to keep revising and editing, I was proud of the work I did, shown in an essay that helped adequately demonstrate my interest in the school. Apart from college essays, Razi is a gracious and kind human being. Each meeting, he has a giant smile on his face, and oftentimes he will alter his own schedule to make sure that each of his students has an opportunity to meet with him. I can genuinely tell he works with students not for the money but out of his enjoyment in helping students succeed. I strongly encourage you to hire Razi as a tutor.

Rahul, 19 lessons with Razi

Amazing teacher, worth every minute!

Razi reviewed my son's college app essays with him and was amazing! He asked all the right questions and guided her in condensing and focusing her essay. He truly knows what he is doing. I would definitely recommend him

Esra, 1 lesson with Razi

Helped me get into my dream school

When I first met Razi, he gave me the opportunity to tell him what I wanted my essay to be about. I was able to explain to him my passion for writing and how I wanted to use that for my main Common App essay. He walked me through the basics of essay-writing, explaining what was allowed and what wasn’t, reminding me of the key rule: show, don’t tell. He helped me plan the structure of the essay, and writing it was a breeze from then on. He helped me edit parts down and gave me ideas when I went blank. When we moved onto the supplements, we went through the same process. I was able to bounce topics off of him, and he would help me in the editing process. I was accepted to Brown University under Early Decision, and I don’t think this would have been possible without Razi’s guidance. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for help with their university applications.

N, 14 lessons with Razi

Knowledgable, Insightful and Efficient Tutor

Razi helped with college essays. He was very thoughtful in his guidance, building upon the storyline. He prompts deep reflection and knows exactly what it means to show vs tell. He is efficient and gets it done in less time vs drag it out. He genuinely cares about the student success. I got into Cornell with his support.

R, 21 lessons with Razi

Great Tutor!

Razi helped me on my first lesson completely change the way my essay was going and I am so excited to see where it goes!

Brooke, 1 lesson with Razi
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