Homework Help & Study Skills

The Cambridge Coaching homework help tutor's mission is to mentor middle and high school students in multiple subjects. By explaining difficult academic content and helping students develop foundational study skills, we help students in grades four through twelve become thoughtful, engaged, and successful students. We work with parents to respond to teachers’ feedback and emphasize a broad set of academic skills: time management, organization, basic research, note taking, memorization, and test taking.  Whether your child is struggling to manage five AP’s, three SAT II’s, the swim team, and the tuba, or she’s simply buckling under the weight of all her schoolwork, our tutors will give her the mentorship and guidance she needs.

For high school students, we can offer more specialized help in particular subjects if necessary. Please view our programs in mathematics (algebra 1 and 2, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus), science (biology, physics, and chemistry), English, history (American, European, and World), as well as the PSAT, SAT, and ACT.  

Homework Help & Study Skills Tutors

Originally from the great state of Maine and a graduate of Dartmouth College, Abby has spent the last 7 years teaching and consulting in schools across the country. Her passion for instruction and innovative practices have earned her Teacher of the Year awards and have been featured on George...

Ameen was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for undergrad and earned double majors in Neuroscience and Translational Research with double specialized honors in Science and Technology and Business. Ameen graduated with a 4.0 GPA. His...

Anahid’s fervor for human development began as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, where she received her Bachelors degrees in both Psychology and Public Policy. She intertwined the study of human development from a micro intrapersonal perspective in psychology, as well as a macro organization...

Andrew grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, just a few miles from the utopian religious community on which he would eventually focus much of his academic work.  He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and St.  Andrews University before ultimately receiving his bachelor’s degree from the...

Angela comes to Cambridge by way of Johns Creek, GA, where she was raised in the suburbs of Atlanta.  She graduated from Rice University in 2014 with majors in History and Policy Studies.  She is now a concurrent degree student at Stanford Law School and a Presidential Dean’s Scholar at the...

Anna is a Harvard-educated linguist and historian and has taught Humanities at Boston College, Brown, Phillips Andover, Harvard, and MIT. She has tutored privately
for many years. While in college, Anna tutored middle-schoolers in remedial English and composition. After entering a graduate...

Becca is originally from the Boston area, where she received her BA from Tufts University in Political Science and Community Health. Following college, Becca joined Teach For America where she taught 6th-8th grade Special Education in the Greater Boston area. While in Teach For America, she...

Brian is a native of Long Island and began tutoring in high school. He worked with high school juniors studying calculus, second and third graders with special needs on their homework, and with a range of students and subjects in between. At Dartmouth, Brian worked as an assistant teacher (“...

Caitlin grew up in New York City and D.C., eventually attending Columbia University for her undergraduate degree in Sustainable Development and Mathematics. After graduation, she worked as a sustainability consultant for small start-ups and non-profits in the NY area, before traveling to SE Asia...

Charles has spent the last ten years in the in the Boston/Cambridge area, where he is currently a graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science from Tufts University, and has also lived in Maine, New York, Chile, and China...

Charlotte was born in Utah, grew up in England, and has lived in Mexico, Peru, and Chile. She holds a B.A. with first class honors and distinction in English and Spanish from Oxford University, an M.A. in Hispanic Studies from Brown, and a postgraduate certificate in translation from the...

Chris graduated from Princeton, in 2009, with an AB in German Literature and a Certificate in Creative Writing (Poetry). His junior papers, on a short story of Robert Musil’s and a novella of Samuel Beckett’s, won the German Department’s Junior Independent Work Prize, and his thesis on Musil won...

Chris grew up with a passion for STEM, which he explored at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Earning a full-tuition scholarship, he studied Chemical Engineering and completed exciting Biomedical Engineering projects, like growing "dancing" heart tissue whose beating...

Christine was born and raised in central Jersey, with plenty of fruit trees and lots of open fields to dream in. At Rutgers University, she double-majored in Physics and Cell Biology & Neuroscience and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. Her propensity for deep reflection,...

After teaching with Teach For America in the South Bronx, Christophe co-founded Rise Academy, a high-performing Newark charter school featured in The Economist, ABC News, and other media outlets. Recently signed as a screenwriter by Management 360, a leading Hollywood literary talent agency, he...

Claire started tutoring when she herself was in high school, and she's been teaching ever since! After graduating as valedictorian, she left Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) for New York City, specifically Barnard College and Columbia University, where she taught calculus and writing as a member of the...

Having grown up in Houston and Ankara, Turkey, Clayton returned stateside to study English and religion at Dartmouth. He also tutored other college students as a Writing Assistant at the Dartmouth Composition Center. After college, he moved to Beijing, China, where, in addition to teaching high...

Born and raised in South Texas, Colin was set free to explore the garden that is New Jersey at 18. He wound up at Princeton University, where he graduated with honors in shapes, colors and feelings (Anthropology) and learned a lot of languages (French, Greek, Arabic, and Chinese), many of which...

Corinne grew up in a small, rural town in Maine and left it for the "big" city of Boston to go to college. She earned her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering with a focus in biology from MIT. While at MIT, Corinne received several fellowships to do research abroad, including in...

Dan was born in San Francisco and grew up in Buffalo, NY. After high school, he attended Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. At Harvard, Dan conducted research in disease ecology and pathogen evolution while also being a four-year member of the varsity football team. He graduated cum laude in 2011...

Dan grew up in Simsbury, CT, where he learned his love for Boston sports and learning. He received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and concentrated in Signals and Systems. He is now a J.D. Candidate at Boston University School of Law,...

After growing up on a farm in Iowa, Danielle moved to Massachusetts, where she studied English with a citation (minor) in Spanish at Harvard University. At Harvard, Danielle was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior and graduated summa cum laude a year later. She spent most of her free time in...

Deanna was born and raised in the Boston area. Starting from a young age, Deanna always knew she wanted to be some type of engineer. It was not until her high school anatomy class that defined her career forever, pushing her into biomedical engineering. From there, Deanna attended Worcester...

Drew grew up in Portland, Maine but moved south to Memphis, Tennessee the year before his beloved Red Sox broke the curse of the Bambino. He began the long road back north by moving to Pennsylvania to study philosophy at the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University, where he graduated...

Duncan is an Affiliated Fellow of the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College and holds a D.Phil in English from the University of Oxford, an MA from University College London and BA from Cambridge University. He moved to the United States in the summer of 2012 after a decade...

Edgardo was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where his family still lives and where he visits once or twice a year. He graduated summa cum laude from the Universidad de Puerto Rico in 2011, obtaining a BA in Hispanic Studies. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Romance Studies at Boston University...

From a very young age, Elizabeth has been baking cookies, pies, and cakes. This love for baking stimulated her interest in chemistry. Elizabeth attended the University of Virginia and obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. At UVA, Elizabeth conducted...

Emily was a Criminology major at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and is currently a medical student in New York City. In medical school, Emily has been highly involved in clinical research with multiple first-author papers in peer-reviewed medical...

Eric is a doctoral candidate in the Urban Planning program at Columbia University.  Growing up in New York and commuting to high school and Mets games on the subway shaped his research interest in transportation networks and urban form.  Prior to enrolling at Columbia, he earned a Master’s...

Eric grew up in Wisconsin, and double majored in history and English literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where occasional rumors that the school had a football team (“Badgers?”) reached him while he was getting hooked on the writing of Joyce, Faulkner, Eliot and Woolf. He...

Eric spent the first eighteen years of his life in Cleveland, but since then has lived in five different countries.  He went to college at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied History & Political Science and studied abroad his junior year at Sciences Po in Paris.  Eric then...

Eric spent so much time with a nose in a book growing up that his parents were afraid he'd end up New York City's most well-read homeless man. Fortunately, he looked up from a book long enough to head off to University of Chicago, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with the highest GPA in the...

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Erica also lived in Brussels, Paris, and Massachusetts before coming to New York in 2005. Salutatorian of her high school class, she graduated a year early from Smith College, with high honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. During her time at Smith, Erica...

George is a “third cultured kid” having born in Chicago, moved to Beijing at 8 years old and currently is working in NYC. Growing up, he got to experience both sides of the American and Chinese culture and hopes to one day further strengthen this relationship by being able to empathize and work...

Gil

Gil grew up in Brooklyn and graduated Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, where he did organic chemistry research, tutored undergraduates in chemistry and volunteered tutoring local high school students in math. After traveling in Asia for a year, Gil attended Columbia...

Determined to fully appreciate the experience of being a Roman soldier stationed at the edge of the world, Glenn once hiked the length of Hadrian’s Wall during a hurricane. Glenn earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he discovered his love...

Hana Goldstone was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Foothill Technology High School, where she graduated as class salutatorian. She moved to New York City to attend Columbia University and has lived there ever since. As an undergraduate at Columbia, Hana double majored in...

Hannah is a recent graduate of the Wharton School, where she completed an MBA and an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. As a student at Wharton, Hannah spent her extracurricular time as an admissions reader for the MBA program and was able...

Hanul is a designer, artist, and storyteller. Writing is the common foundation that unites these different aspects of her life: it furnishes the narratives that ground each project. As both a mindset and practice, writing has been formative in her belief that the mission of design is to...

Helena was born in New York City and then raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Raised by parents who are both teachers (at the high school she attended, no less), she has been engaged with reading, writing, and education quite literally since she can remember. She studied at Columbia University...

Hunter was born in Maryland and raised in a small town in Massachusetts north of Boston. He went to the prestigious high school at the Governor’s Academy, where he played soccer and lacrosse and was awarded the Dartmouth Book Prize and a place in the Cum Laude Society. At Bates College he...

James was born and raised in New York City. He was an undergraduate at Yale, where he fell in love with organic chemistry (yes, he was that kid). After majoring in chemistry and graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, he was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to continue his studies at the...

Jeb

Jeb grew up on a beautiful, bucolic island near Seattle. Long commutes into the city to attend school gave him ample time to read and write, and he became a lover of books and developed an interest in English grammar and language at an early age. He received his B.A. in international relations...

Joan grew up in Illinois where she attended the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy for high school. There, she started radiology research at Northwestern University. She has been in love with science and medicine ever since. Joan attended Emory University, where she was an Emory Scholar....

Joani is a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University reading for her MSt in English Literature (1830-1914). In 2017, Joani graduated from Princeton University Summa Cum Laude with an A.B. in English Literature and minors in Humanistic and European Cultural Studies. She plans to return to the US to...

Joe is a fourth generation Bostonian.  He attended MIT for college where he studied biology and chemistry.  After graduating, Joe attended medical school at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and completed a master’s degree in public health at the Harvard School of...

Jon learned to speak in Portland, Oregon, but because he grew up in Texas and Indiana, all of his accents have effectively cancelled each other out.

A major development in his linguistic abilities took place at Asbury College, where three professors – one each in philosophy, history, and...

Jonathan was raised in the Boston area and has never been able to stay away for long; as a result, he has developed an appreciation for the city’s strong traditions of education, culture, food, and sports, as well as a fondness for multiple cups of Dunkin’s while participating in said traditions...

Josie grew up in the woods of Vermont before attending Amherst College, where she majored in Economics and Environmental Studies and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded the James R. Nelson Prize for her health economics senior thesis. While at Amherst, she played for...

Juan is a PhD in Immunology and Inflammation at New York University School of Medicine where he pursues his passion for understanding microorganisms in a human disease context. He leads projects on the role of the immune system in infectious diseases, such as malaria. His work has resulted in 4...

Julia grew up in New York City and attended Princeton University, where she gradated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in 2008. After college, she completed a premedical post-baccalaureate at NYU and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve access to healthcare in rural communities. She went on...

Hailing originally from a quiet town in the Midwest, Kaitlin has a longstanding passion for getting lost in the new worlds presented in books. An intellectual omnivore, Kaitlin attended Swarthmore College where she completed a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology, earned the Highest Academic...

Karen graduated from high school as a National AP Scholar after passing eleven AP exams with mostly 5’s. At Clarkson University, she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Political Science. She was recognized for her impact on campus through her...

Born and raised in England, Karen went globe-trotting in her late teens through her early twenties, working at a variety of jobs (chambermaid, waitress, camp site assistant, flight attendant, van driver) in settings as far afield as Wales, Italy, Israel, Spain, Greece, and the United States. ...

Katherine graduated from Columbia in 2013 where she received her B.A. in Psychology with a special concentration in Linguistics. There she combined her love of language with attention to philosophic inquiry and data-driven research. In addition to her studies, Katherine dedicated much of her...

Katherine obtained her undergraduate degree in Classics and Molecular Biology, Summa cum Laude, from Harvard University. Awarded a Harvard Knox Fellowship to study in the United Kingdom for one year, she earned a Master’s degree in Classical Art and Archaeology with Distinction (equivalent of...

As a child, Kelly envisioned her ideal career to be an aerobic dance class instructor but decided that being a physician could be a good alternative. While Kelly can still be found Zumba-ing to youtube videos in her living room between Microbiology and Immunology exams, it seems that things have...

Latoya was born in Montego-Bay, Jamaica, and later moved to Jamaica, Queens with her family. She is currently pursuing an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Latoya graduated from Harvard College in 2015 with a B.A. in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, a...

Mac

Mac grew up in the rolling hills of Kentucky. From the Bluegrass state, he headed north to Middlebury College, where he graduated magna cum laude with a double major in political science and biochemistry. After graduation, he studied cancer biology for a year at the National Institutes of...

Manoah was born in the Bay Area and raised in New Jersey’s endless suburbs. At the University of Chicago, Manoah earned two honors Bachelor’s degrees in English and French language and literature. He was admitted into Phi Beta Kappa as a junior and graduated in 2007. He then went on to earn an...

Mark grew up in Southern California and felt the weather was just too nice. So he moved to New York. He graduated from Yale University in 2012 with a BA in American Studies and a deep love for the performing arts. At school, he won the 2011 Elmer A. Willets Prize for Fiction and the 2010 Francis...

Matty is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he assisted 1Ls on their legal research and writing and served as president of the Student Association for Law and Mind Sciences. Before that, he majored in Geology at Amherst College, graduating magna cum laude. He spent a couple years as a tax...

Meg

Megan is a PhD candidate in the History of Science at Harvard University where she has worked with more than 200 students in history and history of science courses and has advised senior honors thesis students working on advanced topics in the history of science, technology and medicine. In...

Before becoming a historian, Megan managed contemporary art galleries in New York City. There she was introduced to Soviet history through the eyes of Russian artists. Megan is currently a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Harvard University. She is a specialist in the history of...

Mike was born and raised in upstate New York, where his parents taught him to water-ski shortly after teaching him to walk. He studied physics at Amherst College and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After working as an automation engineer for two years, Mike enrolled at Harvard...

Nancy was born and raised on the sunny island of Puerto Rico. For most of her childhood she wanted to become a professional musician and spent her afternoons playing piano and cello. In junior high school, her scientific curiosity was awakened during biology class, and she became interested in...

Nell is a born and bred New Yorker who spent her formative years in Prospect Park. She attended Wesleyan University where she double-majored in Art History and English (Creative Writing), graduating with honors from the English Department for her creative writing thesis “Finding lost things,” a...

Nick was raised in a sleepy suburb of Boston and went to Concord Academy, where he ran around Walden Pond with the cross-country team, but never read Thoreau. He stayed close to home for college, migrating East on Route 2 to attend Harvard. After encountering scary words like “deconstructionism...

Nikita likes to say that she was raised in New Jersey but educated in Massachusetts. She is originally from a small town in northern New Jersey, and attended high school at Phillips Academy in Andover as a boarding student. She was a National Merit Scholar and went on to attend Tufts University...

Paul was born in Evanston, IL and grew up dreaming of being a cowboy. When he was informed the industry wasn’t what it used to be, he decided to change gears and pursue his other love: reading and writing. Paul attended Vassar College where he majored in Political Science and Africana Studies...

Peter was born and raised in New York City, and remembers a time when angry men in Elmo costumes were not the scariest thing about Times Square. A graduate of Regis High School and Columbia University, where he majored in history and was foolish enough to voluntarily write a thesis, he spent a...

Quinn grew up in Milton, Massachusetts, where she spent her time participating in theater and indulging her love of dogs, including more than 15 years dogsledding with her family. At Williams College, she continued to pursue theater while squeezing in a History major in addition to her pre-...

Rebecca was raised in the woods of North Carolina, where she learned to love both reading and climbing trees. Rebecca received her A.B. from Harvard, where she designed an independent major in drama and literature and graduated with high honors. Her senior thesis won a Thomas T. Hoopes prize,...

Sarah grew up in the suburbs of Chicago where she learned to take advantage of summer in its brevity, developing passions such as water-skiing, kayaking, sailing, and swimming. She then went to Johns Hopkins for her undergrad degree, graduating with university honors in 2011 and a double major...


Sofía grew up in Berkeley, CA, which explains her soft spot for worker-owned cooperatives and her remarkably high burrito standards. She majored in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard College. Upon graduation, Sofía was awarded a Harvard Traveling Fellowship to research...

Stephanía (or Stephanie, whichever is easier!) is originally from Puerto Rico, where she escapes when the winter comes. Stephanía attended the University of Puerto Rico, majoring in Foreign Languages (French, Portuguese, and Italian), International Relations and Government, Law, and Public...

Steve is a 3L at Columbia Law School, where he earned Harlan Fiske Stone honors for both his first and second years.  His studies are currently focused on taxation and tax-related public policy, and he has accepted an offer from a well-known firm to practice tax law after graduation.  Other...

Sydney is a second-year law student at Harvard Law School from Montgomery County, Maryland. A National AP Scholar in high school, Sydney graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with an A.B. in English Literature and a certificate in French Language and Culture. In high school Sydney scored 5...

Tess grew up “near Philly”—also known as the New Jersey suburbs. Prior to her Fulbright scholarship, she graduated summa cum laude and in the top 1% of her class year (Matthew Leydt Society) from Rutgers University’s Honors Program, majoring in political science and literature. During her junior...

Troy graduated cum laude from Yale, where he received his BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. Afterwards, Troy taught middle school math and science in Mississippi as a Teach For America (TFA) Corp Member. After TFA, Troy attended Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude and receiving four...

Tyler was born and raised in New York City and raised trilingual, speaking Cantonese with his father and Thai with his mother, which set the grounds for his intense interest in language. His interest continued when he entered Hunter College High School, where he learned both Spanish and French,...

Before Zoe was in the first grade she lived in five different states and two different countries, and somehow she still likes to travel. Zoe studied English at Davidson College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. She was a John Montgomery Belk Scholar and received a Davidson...

Zoe was born in New York City and grew up in Westport, CT. She attended Columbia University, where she graduated cum laude from Columbia College in 2012 with a BA in Biophysics and a concentration in Philosophy. Zoe then went on to earn an MD/MBA dual degree from Columbia University’s College of...

Born in Poland and having attended high school and college in the United States, Zuzanna has spent most of her life with a foot in each country. She graduated from Columbia University in 2013 with degrees in statistics and linguistics; she is now a 5th year PhD student in linguistics at Harvard...