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I graduated from Oberlin College in 2019, with a BA in Theater and a minor in Cognitive Sciences. I have tutored informally for several years, and in 2016-17 I volunteered with the Oberlin Tutoring Practicum, helping struggling kindergarteners develop basic literacy and appropriate classroom behavior. While working in New York City as a theatrical technician, I also worked as the Lighting Director at a high-school drama program, where I mentored students in technical theater and guided them through the lighting design process. Now that commercial theater is hibernating, I'm focusing on education. I am most passionate about English and literature; I tutor basic literacy, as well as English, reading, writing and literature at all levels. I tutor elementary-level math, science and social studies. I am also a sharp essay-editor, and would be happy to support students in specific projects.

I am easy-going and thick-skinned, and I am productive with reluctant/resistant students without being commandeering or condescending. I welcome additional resources from students, parents or classrooms. I'm always willing to try an unconventional approach or change tactics when needed: student success is my main concern.

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Sam’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Oberlin College - Bachelor in Arts, Theater Arts


I'm a huge reader, and I often juggle two or three books at a time. Technical theater was my profession pre-COVID, and I absolutely love theater – making it, seeing it, or just talking about it. I speak some Spanish (though I'm rusty at the moment), and I recently started learning German.

Tutoring Subjects


Elementary School English

Elementary School Science


Essay Editing


GCSE English

GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature


High School Writing


Middle School English

Middle School Writing


Presentation Skills



Spanish 1

Test Prep

Visual Arts


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