Hi there! My name is Zach. I'm a PhD at Harvard studying German philosophy and classics (Greek and Latin). Next year, I will be starting law school to pursue my professional passion, tax law. I am deeply committed to the language and LSAT skills I've developed and I love to tutor students of all levels in these subjects. I can't imagine a life without teaching. My favorite part of teaching is helping students come to love -- or at least appreciate -- the details that make up complex subject matters. My favorite moment with any student is when the student realizes how fascinating a subject matter is after really mastering all of the "dry" details. When my students start internalizing the LSAT or languages I am teaching them, I know I am doing my job.
I graduate summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from CUNY Macaulay Honors College in New York City, and started teaching undergraduate and graduate classes during my last year there. At Harvard, I have earned the Derek Bok Certificate for Excellence in Teaching three separate times. I have taught students as young as 14 and as old as 85.
German: I studied abroad in Osnabrck, Lower Saxony and Berlin, where I earned my C2 certificate (near-native proficiency) in German. While in Germany, I took classes, taught in German, on Greek and Latin philology. I have taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced German at both regular and intensive paces at Harvard and CUNY.
Greek and Latin: I am standing faculty at the Greek/Latin Institute, a famously intensive classical languages boot camp in New York City. I have taught students from all around the world and at all ages there. I have also taken all of the most advanced Greek and Latin coursework at Harvard.
I studied comparative literature (French, Italian, and English) as an undergrad alongside my studies of classics. For my masters degree, I had to pass a three-part exam at Harvard on the history of German literature. My knowledge of literature is broad and deep!
I earned a 174 on the LSAT (99th percentile).
Ready to get to work and dive into the weeds? Want to know more about what working together would look like? I would love to hear from you.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY City College - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Harvard University - Doctor of Philosophy, German
When I'm not teaching, you can find me writing my dissertation, reading the Economist, running marathons, or continuing my lifelong quest to pet every dog in Boston and New York City.
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