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

After many years of exile in colder climes, Aaron finally returned to his home state of California, where he currently teaches social science courses at Deep Springs College. Aaron grew up in Los Angeles but departed for the Midwest, where he earned his BA (philosophy) and MA (social sciences)...

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...

Anagha is from the lovely state of New Jersey, and was fortunate to stay there for her undergraduate education at Princeton University. She graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Biology and minors in Ethnographic Studies as well as Global Health. She was also elected to...

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 received his bachelor’s degree in American History and English Literature from the College of William and Mary, holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and is currently finishing up his Ph.D. on the history of non-profit philanthropic foundations at Columbia University in...

Andrew loves traveling, teaching, and learning. He has visited 16 countries to date, which includes semesters abroad in Germany, Australia, and Scotland. He graduated summa cum laude from Clark University, with a BA in psychology and accelerated MS in professional communication. After a...

Andrew was born and raised in New York City, where he developed a love for history and English at museums and bookstores across Manhattan. Andrew graduated from Columbia University cum laude with a major in history and an English minor. In support of his history honors thesis on the...

Angela comes to Cambridge by way of Johns Creek, GA, where she was raised in the suburbs of Atlanta.  She completed her undergrad degree at Rice University in 2014 with majors in History and Policy Studies - though she initially started out as a scholarship piano performance major at the school'...

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...

Annabel’s educational journey began with homeschooling in Southport, Connecticut and taking online courses through Stanford University’s Educated Program for Gifted Youth. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, with a BA in English and minors in...

An amateur of calligraphy, Anthony has always found beauty in words. Anthony attended the University of Chicago on an Odyssey Scholarship and graduated with a BA in English Literature. Aside from focusing on 18th century English Romanticism, Anthony studied in Bologna, Italy where he taught...

Ariel was born in Santa Monica, CA but has lived in New York City since she was twelve and considers herself a proud New Yorker. She attended Professional Children’s School (to accommodate her schedule at the School of American Ballet) where she discovered her love of literature, writing,...

Ayana first fell in love with writing in her childhood diary--creating the life stories of imaginary characters, toys, and the strangers of New York City. Following her visions of the future, Ayana left the hustle and bustle of the city to attend Northfield Mount Hermon School, a college prep...

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...

Ben is a reformed “not a math type of person”, who grew to love statistics by analyzing genetic sequencing data at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center. Ben initially studied biochemistry as an undergraduate at Hamilton College, receiving an honorary membership to Sigma Xi and several...

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 (“...

Brian was born in Portland, Oregon. He went to college in Colorado, trading the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest for the Colorado Rockies. He majored in history at Colorado College and received a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver. He has...

Brittany started her career in science at Providence College as a member of the Liberal Arts Honors College. She was one of six biology majors accepted into a Neuroscience Certificate Program, a program that merged her interest in both biology and psychology. She spent 3 years in the...

Bryan fell in love with literature and writing in high school, when he also felt his calling to help people grow through mentoring relationships. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he majored in English and Creative Writing and won three prizes for his scholarly and...

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...

Calvin has been surrounded by teachers his whole life—as a kid, he attended the Runnels School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which was founded and staffed by his family members. As a long-time tutor and now prospective high school science teacher, he is excited to finally be joining in the family...

Born in Venezuela, Carlos moved to South Florida at a young age. Carlos graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in chemistry and a BA in economics. Carlos is now a dental student at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine with the intention to proceed in post-graduate studies...

Casey moved to New York in 2015 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary, and received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2020. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University where she...

Born and raised in South Florida, Cassie moved to Massachusetts to attend Williams College, where she braved the cold weather and received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Spanish Literature. While at Williams, Cassie studied abroad through Colby College at the University of...

In 2006, Charles spent eight months working as an ESL instructor in Ikebukuro, a district of Tokyo, where he first learned the joys of eating onigiri. After graduating from Princeton University with BSE in Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate in Theater and Dance, he worked for a Princeton...

Charles is a native New Yorker, and graduated in 2016 from Columbia University with degrees in psychology and business management. More recently, Charles attained his Master’s of Public Health from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Charles is currently an MD Candidate at Mount Sinai...

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 was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He stayed local for college, attending Brown University and graduating with a dual degree in history and mathematics. After an extensive amount of teaching and tutoring, Chris wanted the opportunity to have a bigger impact. To pursue his...

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...

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 tutored calculus and writing. She majored in...

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 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...

Darin loves being a scientist and professor. After double majoring in Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics at Harvard (magna cum laude), he went to Caltech to get a Ph.D. in planetary science. He's loved studying orbits and planets ever since! After a couple of postdocs, he is now junior...

David grew up in Acton, MA, former home to Steve Carell and Big Bird (really—look it up!), where he also teaches. He’s a passionate parent, runner, musician, learner, reader, and writer. David has been a freelance writer for 15 years, interviewing people like Sia, Elvis Costello, and “Weird Al”...

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...

Dylan is originally from Boca Raton, Florida. He attended Dartmouth College where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a major in biology and a minor in earth sciences. As an undergraduate, he regularly volunteered with cancer patients and served as an editor and writer...

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 is a theatre kid from Jersey turned writing coach, educator, and interdisciplinary humanities scholar. She received her PhD from Columbia University in Theatre and Performance, a subcommittee of the English and Comparative Literature department, in Spring 2020. Building off her...

Born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, Emily has spent most of her academic career on the East Coast, earning her B.A. in Slavic Studies from Columbia University in 2013 and her M.A. in Russian Literature from Harvard University in 2019. Emily has received numerous awards for her academic work,...

Emily was a Criminology major at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Subsequently, Emily graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and received the honor of induction to the AOA and Gold Humanism Honors Societies. She is currently...

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...

Erin Bartnett received her Masters in modern & contemporary literature from the University of Virginia, a certificate in publishing from NYU, and her Bachelors in English Literature with a concentration in Women's Literature from Rutgers University, summa cum laude, high honors.  She has...

Esmat grew up near Sacramento, CA where she spent most of her time rooting for the Sacramento Kings and eating saltwater taffy. Esmat attended UC Berkeley where she graduated with a major in microbial biology and a minor in secondary mathematics & science education. While there, she was...

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 moved to New York City to attend Columbia University and has lived here ever since. As an undergraduate at Columbia, Hana double majored in sociology and dance. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and her...

Hannah’s teaching career started when she would play school with her younger sister by assigning her extra “lessons'' and “homework”.  Since then her teaching experience spans four countries, multiple courses, and an array of teaching techniques.  After graduating summa cum laude from...

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...

Hayley is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Harvard University Psychology Department working on discovering how stress, mood, and early-life experiences shape how we learn from rewards and punishments. Hayley graduated with her PhD in Psychology from Harvard University, where she...

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...

Originally from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Isaac has jumped up and down the northeast. After finishing high school at Saint Albans in Washington, D.C., Isaac completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, graduating cum laude with a degree in Russian and east European...

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...

Jedd grew up in the college town of Ann Arbor, MI, making theater with his grade school classmates and swimming in the great lakes. He earned his BA in philosophy and education at Swarthmore College, where he was a Lang Scholar for civic engagement. He then went on to his Masters of Education at...

Jeremy grew up in snowy Madison, Wisconsin where they grew up ski racing (including in the Junior Olympics) and binge watching “That 70’s Show” (set in WI). Jeremy left Wisconsin for Duke University for undergrad. They studied Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Global Health. They graduated...

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 began her academic career in the small town of Princeton, NJ. She graduated from Princeton summa cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and minors in Humanistic and European Cultural Studies. As an undergraduate, she founded and led Princeton’s interdisciplinary Humanities...

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...

Originally from the midwest, John learned to teach and tutor while earning his doctorate in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. In his graduate program, he studied race and the slave trade in the literature of the Europe and the Americas, with an emphasis on Brazil. He...

A graduate of Amherst College, Johnathan has worked as a private tutor, classroom teacher, editor, and writer since his junior year of high school. He has worked with students of vastly different ages in several schools around New York City, a university in China, two public schools in Taiwan,...

Hailing from a small town in the Tar Heel State, Johnny spent most of childhood playing defensive back on the football field, and dreaming of a career in science. After years of science fairs, mathematical competitions and clinical hospital shadowing, Johnny has found a passion for medicine,...

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...

Jordan grew up on the Southern California coast, where she spent most of her time on the beach with a book in her hands. She moved across the country to pursue her B.A. in English at Boston University. After graduating summa cum laude and receiving BU’s College Prize for Excellence in English,...

Before discovering his passion for academics at Franklin and Marshall College, Joe’s two most influential educators were his dogs Louis and Ella, who taught him that food really is the most important thing in life. Having maximized his dogs’ tutelage, Joe decided that he wanted the unique...

Josie grew up in Vermont before attending Amherst College, where she double majored in Economics and Environmental Studies and played for the women’s ice hockey team. After graduating college and before attending medical school, Josie worked as a health economics research assistant for two years...

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 graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude in 2008. After college, she worked in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve access to healthcare in rural communities. She went on to Harvard Medical School and is currently...

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. ...

Kate hails from Mariemont, Ohio, a small town most famous for having America’s last known town crier. Upon graduating high school, Kate jetted off to California to attend Stanford University and studied public policy with a focus on education policy and minored in African and African American...

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...

Keri is from a farm town in Southern New Hampshire. Although she originally attended Stonehill College on the pre-med track, primarily taking classes in biology and chemistry, she made a quick switch to become a psychology major in her senior year and never looked back. In an attempt to live at...

King is a first generation college and medical student at Harvard Medical School. He was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated high school as the Valedictorian. He was awarded a full scholarship to study at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor...

Kristen splits her time between central Connecticut and Princeton, New Jersey. After graduating from Colby College as salutatorian in 2014, with Honors in English and distinction in Sociology, Kristen decided to pursue a Ph.D. in English at Princeton, where she is currently working on a...

When Kristin had braces in her teenage years, she would meticulously floss every night (despite the difficulty of doing this with wires connecting her teeth). The dexterity she developed and her detail-oriented passion for oral health continued to grow as she attended Rice University and majored...

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...

Originally from New Jersey, Laura moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University where she studied Public Health and International Development. Upon graduating, Laura joined Teach for America (TFA) and moved to Oahu.  During her two year commitment with TFA, Laura taught 7th grade Special...

Luke hails from sunny, beachside South Florida, where he spent his days avoiding the beach and sun in favor of studying or performing in a theater. Luke fled Florida to attend Dartmouth College, where he graduated as a cum laude Fulbright finalist with a history and Italian with Honors modified...

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 Health...

Born and raised in New York, Madeleine earned her BA in Social Studies from Harvard University and spent two years working in Turkey as a teacher and a journalist before returning to her hometown to join the editorial staff of the New Yorker Magazine. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Near Eastern...

Originally from Fairfax, VA, Madison developed a deep love for science and dentistry in high school. She brought this passion with her to Duke University, where she earned a B.S. in biology with an honors thesis on the cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. She is currently a first-year at...

Mallory grew up in New Jersey, which means she grew up listening to Bruce Springsteen and eating pizza on Long Beach Island. She carried her Jersey pride with her to Connecticut, where she attended The Hotchkiss School. There, she wrote and directed her first play, “A Slice of Life”. She gave...

Manasa, originally from Johns Creek, Georgia, attended the University of Georgia, where she majored in biochemistry and molecular biology and minored in Spanish. Going to the big Georgia state school also made her an avid football fan (GO DAWGS), a loyalty that has only strengthened since she...

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...

Martin Carlino hails from “Lawn Guyland”, New York, though years in New England--and, more recently, Olde England--have rendered him more presentable to polite company.  While completing his BA at Harvard, Martin concentrated in Government with an emphasis in political philosophy and served for...

Matt was born and raised in Wisconsin, and from a young age he’s gotten weird looks from people by talking about how math is “fun”. He scored a 36 on the ACT and attended UT Dallas on a full-ride McDermott Scholarship. There, he studied mathematics, economics, and political science, graduating...

Matthew grew up in Carpinteria, CA and received his undergraduate degree at Vassar College. He pursued a double concentration in biochemistry and Chinese, and he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society and Sigma Xi upon graduation. After spending two years studying the effects of fasting on...

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...

Max hails from New York City (LaG, 2011), and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Film & Media Studies, Music, and Global Environmental Change & Sustainability. In pursuit of some kind of constellation of these fields and ideas, he completed a M.St. at...

When Md was 12 years old, he and his family moved from Bangladesh and settled in New York City. Md later attended the City College of New York and graduated magna cum laude in biochemistry. In college, Md was the President of the Baskerville Chemical Society and enjoyed volunteering in...

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...

Michael was born in Boston, and is happy to accept brutal winters in return for having championship sports teams. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University, becoming a Bachelor of Science in Physics (with Highest Honors) and in Mathematics. Upon graduation...

Miriam has held steadfast to her grandfather’s motto “always be curious” ever since she began building Knex roller coasters and reading her math textbooks for fun. Her multidisciplinary interests led her to pursue a joint BA/BS from Stern College for Women, where she studied biochemistry and...

Mollie grew up 20 minutes outside of Washington, D.C., which likely explains how she only recently realized that not all museums are free.

She graduated from Duke University, where she received a BS with high distinction in computer science, and a BA in mathematics. After college, Mollie...

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). While at Wesleyan, Nell was a member of the Women’s Varsity Squash Team, elected Captain her Senior year,...

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...

Nora Isacoff, PhD, is a professor in the Psychology departments at both Columbia University and New York University, and a former National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow. She has many years of experience working directly with students of all ages, from elementary school through adults. Her...

Born on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, O’Jay came to the United States as a teenager for his educational pursuits. He graduated from CUNY- John Jay College with Honors in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a minor in Philosophy. O’Jay’s fascination for science and asking big questions led him...

Olivia originally hails from Boston, though she's now proud to call New York City her home (where her Boston Red Sox gear definitely stands out).  Before moving to New York, Olivia graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in English and a minor in Theater Performance.  At...

Paul is a native of Skokie, IL. A graduate of Vassar College and Wits University in Johannesburg, Paul is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard University. At Harvard, he has received multiple awards for his teaching and was recently awarded research fellowships from the Fulbright-Hays Program,...

Perry is coming to terms with the fact that the Celtics will never need his upbeat demeanor and weak dribbling skills (even on their bench). Perry attended Yale University, graduating cum laude and earning distinction in the English major for his senior essays on Romantic and Victorian poetry....

When Pete was in high school, he loved to tinker with computers and code. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study computer science, but halfway through his first year, he decided History was much more engaging. He went on to double major in History and Political...

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...

Peter grew up in Southern California and attended the University of California Berkeley, earning his BA in English Literature and graduating Phi Beta Kappa with high honors. He then earned his MA and PhD in English Language and Literatures at Brown University, writing his dissertation on 19th...

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-...

Raksit 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...

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,...

Rhea was born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, where she developed a love for a wide array of artistic pursuits, farming, and hiking. Her fondness for art and working in the dirt persisted in college and led her to study archaeology. In 2018, Rhea graduated from Brown University with...

Rosa is a Native New Yorker, and unfortunately, a Mets fan. She was bitten by the theater bug early, and she has participated as an actor, director, playwright, and dramaturge.  She attended Reed College where she majored in English and made Dean’s list every semester. She received her Ph.D. in...

Sam grew up flying back and forth between Beijing and California. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy, and as a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. After college, he joined the Cambridge Coaching admin team, where...

Sarah was born and raised in New York City, a place steeped in literary history that sparked her love of reading and writing. She attended Dartmouth College, where she majored in English and graduated as Valedictorian, winning the Stanley Prize in English for the most innovative undergraduate...

As an identical twin, from a family with two sets of identical twins, Sean grew up in a collaborative and lively environment, where he cultivated his love of mentoring. Sean attended Cornell University, majoring in Chemistry, minoring in Biology, and graduating with distinction in 2015....


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...

Stephanie has always been drawn to forming connections with people, whether it’s through helping patients as a future physician, conducting interviews for her sociology research, or building relationships with students. Stephanie majored in Sociology at Harvard and graduated magna cum laude...

Tarun grew up fascinated by the natural world – he would spend hours at the local park in his hometown of McLean, Virginia watching ants crawl on the sidewalk or water babble over stones and wonder how and why they were like that. His intrigue with the world drove him to attend MIT and study...

Tess grew up on the coast of Maine and spent her childhood summers devouring as many garage sale paperbacks as she could find. These stories stoked a curiosity about the world and love of language that has stayed with Tess her whole life. In 2019, she graduated magna cum laude from...

Tess grew up in northern New Jersey, where, as an enthusiastic user of AOL instant messenger, she first discovered her love of the written word. That love carried her to Yale, where she completed a BA in English Literature and Philosophy, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa,...

Hailing from Chicago, Tova attended the University of Chicago and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in anthropology. She recently completed her MPhil (with Merit) at the University of Cambridge where she studied Archaeology, with work spanning from theoretical anthropology to archaeobotany....

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...

Will is from the coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  He attended Bowdoin College where he graduated with honors in neuroscience. He now works in ophthalmology research at Boston Children’s Hospital where he studies many different forms of pediatric blindness and has co-authored multiple...

Zach is a PhD candidate at Harvard University where he studies German philosophy and language theory. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York, where he majored in comparative literature, focusing on Ancient Greek,...

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...

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...