I am a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a current PhD Candidate at Johns Hopkins University. I am working toward finishing my PhD in Political Science and am hoping to tutor student while I am in the final stages of my dissertation. While finishing my PhD, I have been teaching a variety of courses in American Politics, Constitutional Law, and legal theory. Beyond the classroom, I have worked with many students, helping some better understand the course materials, while working with others to prepare for standardized tests such as the GREs and LSATs. While I tutor in a wide range of subjects, I am most passionate about U.S. History and Government. I find that many students struggle with history and government in particular, and see it as a frustrating exercise in memorizing names and dates. In working with students, my goal is to dispel these notions, and to encourage and empower students, by showing them that the law is constantly written and rewritten, that political institutions are continually evolving, and that historical figures were dealing with the same issues and pressures that contemporary political actors face. I also have specific expertise in the area of legal writing which has aided me in preparing students for writing focused portions of standardized exams as well as improving their essay writing skills for high school and college courses. In my spare time I enjoy reading, crossword puzzles, running, rowing, and spending time with my wife and one-year-old daughter.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Boston University - Bachelor in Arts, Sociology
Graduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Juris Doctor, Law
GRE Verbal: 720
Reading, crossword puzzles, running, rowing