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William

I am a graduate of New York University’s undergraduate history program. My main focus was the cultural and intellectual history of WWII Japan. In my final summer at NYU I traveled to Japan where I studied Japanese, traditional music, and Wartime film.

I offered my academic services both in high school and college, often to my peers, primarily in writing and mathematics. I work carefully with students to bring out clarity and richness of expression in their writing. Essays are essentially portraits of your character and logical flow, which is often where students are lost, is crucial towards creating a compelling voice. Mathematics is similar; it requires a practiced hand and a clear mental map. I am happy to guide students at any level and tailor lessons to their needs.

Although I enjoy writing and mathematics the most, I have a passion for physics, earth sciences, reading comprehension French and Japanese. I encourage students to find freedom in these subjects rather than trauma. In each lies a means of expression and an opportunity for dialogue. Physics, for example, offers us a completely new vocabulary for describing our natural world. My goal is for you to develop a comfortable rhythm using unfamiliar vocabulary and the ideas behind them. Patience, young one, and you will feel empowered, not intimidated on test day!

My method involves students in developing their own ways of learning and exploring what makes sense to them. We all come from different backgrounds and connect with material in different ways. Together we can develop this as a strength so that you have your own set of tools that you can apply to any problem. This, ultimately, is the test of any academic pursuit. I am comfortable reaching out and adapting the material whether it be SAT, SAT II, IB, AP, or classwork to where you are now.

My hobbies include poetry, electronic music, ink drawings and youtube.


Undergraduate Degree:

 New York University - BA, History

SAT Composite: 2170

SAT Math: 710

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 710

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 770

SAT Subject Test in Physics: 790

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 700

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