I recently graduated cum laude from New York University with a double major in Psychology (with honors) and Philosophy, in addition to a Creative Writing minor. In the next few years, I intend to continue my education by pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In my free time, I generally prefer to spend it writing, cooking, and playing guitar.
As the son of two public school teachers, I quickly learned to recognize the value of a quality education, and the far greater value of using one's knowledge to help others. After taking assorted private tutoring jobs throughout high school to earn some pocket money, I worked in the College Learning Center and as a academic tutor at the Salk School of Science during my time at NYU to help with the cost of tuition.
While I feel confident in my ability to help students excel in a variety of subjects, I personally find it most rewarding to work with teenagers preparing to apply for college. This period can be extremely important for a young person's future success, and I know firsthand how overwhelming the pressure to succeed can get when you feel like you have to face it alone. With my passion for writing, I can aid my charges in overcoming character limits and the discomfort of talking about themselves, allowing their personal statements to express their best selves in an eloquent and concise manner. For standardized testing, I can use my experience to provide tips not only to improve vocabulary, reading and math skills, but also about how to deal with the unique problems caused by the nature of these tests.
Regardless of one's individual learning needs, I believe that calm, patient guidance and unwavering encouragement can benefit any student. Whatever assistance you may need, I am here to help.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology and Philosophy
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1570
SAT Math: 750
SAT Verbal: 790
SAT Writing: 790
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 780
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 780
SAT Subject Test in Latin: 680
Writing (poetry, fiction, song lyrics, anything), Cooking/Baking, Hiking
High School English
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