Legal Studies

Our legal studies tutors are drawn from the law schools at Harvard, Columbia, and NYU. We provide tutoring for undergraduate legal studies (pre-law) classes, preparation for students planning on attending law school, including the LSAT, and tutoring for students enrolled in law school. Many 1L students, who are managing the challenges of a heavy course load, the Socratic method, and difficult exams, find it useful to work with someone who has excelled in the law school environment. Our tutors can also serve as valuable mentors to students negotiating the recruiting process.

Tutors
Molly

Molly was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   She attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Journalism and Political Science and graduating Phi Beta Kappa.   Molly also earned the Senior Achievement Award from the School of Journalism, and was published in the Undergraduate Journal of Politics.  After teaching for two years while earning her Masters in the Science of Teaching from Pace University, Molly moved on to New York University School of Law for her JD, graduating with honors.  Molly now is a law clerk to a federal judge in Brooklyn. 

Between college and law school, Molly spent two years teaching eighth grade English through Teach For America.  Her eighth graders made two years of progress each school year, and Molly is still proud of them for all of their hard work.   During the summers, Molly taught second and third grade literacy at a charter school in Brooklyn.  While in law school, Molly was a teaching assistant for a first-year legal writing course.


When she is not working or tutoring, Molly enjoys reading, running, and eating pizza.

Noah

Noah earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, graduating cum laude with a double major in history and philosophy.  After spending the past six years as a classroom teacher, Noah is currently an EdM student in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Education Policy and Management Program.

Noah began his career in education by teaching middle school world history in New York City.  After two years in New York, he moved to Southern California to join the faculty of a newly formed independent school.  There he designed and taught courses in AP US History, Ethics, and 8th grade American Studies.  In the three years that he taught AP US History, 75% of Noah’s students earned either fours or fives on their AP exam.  Following nomination by one of his former students, Noah was recognized as a Stanford University Teacher Tribute Initiative Recipient in 2011.  He has also presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference and, in 2010, was asked to participate as a model teacher in the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences Globalizing Teacher Education Project.

Noah enjoys training for triathlons in his free time and, as an ocean lifeguard in the summers on the Cape Cod National Seashore, he loves anything ocean related, especially surfing.

Garth

Garth hails from a colorful and crowded neighborhood of Kowloon in the former British colony of Hong Kong.  His father, an American, taught Asian politics, and his mother, a South African, helped build schools and printing presses in China.  In the tenth grade, Garth and his family moved to New York City, where he entered the Horace Mann School.  At Swarthmore College, he earned his BA in philosophy and neuroscience in the Honors Program.  After stints working on the research staff of Stanford Law School and dabbling in neuroanatomy at MIT, Garth enrolled in Master’s programs in engineering systems and finance at MIT. He then earned his JD from Harvard Law School.

A veteran tutor at Cambridge Coaching, Garth has helped countless individual students improve their scores on the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, and SAT and deepen their understanding of math, statistics, computer programming, English, and philosophy.  He has experience with post-college, college, and high-school students.  Garth scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT, GRE, and SAT.

Currently, Garth is working on using satellite imagery, heavy-duty statistics and computing power, and innovative international contracts to preserve tropical rainforests and reduce emissions associated with deforestation.

Robert B.

Rob was born in Alaska and raised in Washington, D.C.  He attended Princeton University, where he earned his BA cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  He spent two years teaching – one as an AmeriCorps volunteer with City Year in Seattle and one as a high school math teacher and tennis coach in Washington, D.C. – then moved on to Harvard Law School, where he is currently in his second year.

Rob loves teaching all sorts of subjects, from trigonometry and fractions to tennis and fly-fishing.  He even used to teach horseback riding! He currently volunteers in high-school math classes at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.  Rob scored a 177 on the LSAT and enjoys preparing students to tackle this exam.

In his spare time, you can find Rob rock climbing, cooking, or doing a crossword puzzle.

Abhi

Abhi has lived in and around New York City for most of his life and cannot imagine being anywhere else.  He graduated from Columbia University in 2010 with a BA in classics, where he received the Douglas Gardner Caverly prize for his work in the classics department.  He plans to attend Columbia to begin law school in the fall of 2013.

Abhi has spent summers working in New York, London, and Concord, NH, where he was a teaching intern at St.  Paul's School's Advanced Studies Program.  There, he taught high school seniors Greek language, history, literature, and visual culture, and mentored them informally during the college application process.  Abhi excels at taking standardized tests and he enjoys tutoring students for the SAT, GRE, and LSAT.  He scored 2340 on the SAT, 750 in Verbal and 740 in Math on the GRE, and 176 on the LSAT.

When he is not reading Latin and Greek, or spending time with students, Abhi likes taking long walks in the city and playing Super Nintendo.

Jenna

Jenna was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.  Wanting to see more of the world, she left sleepy Omaha to attend the University of Southern California, where she was a National Merit and Presidential Scholar and graduated magna cum laude in three and half years with her BA in political science and business law.  Having always intended to go to law school, she packed her bags and left sunny LA for New York to attend Columbia Law School in the fall of 2010.

She is a Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of European Law, serves on the executive board for the CLS California Society, and has recently completed stints as both a Research Assistant for Professor Robert Jackson Jr. investigating complex federal preemption and corporate takeover defense law and as Teaching Fellow for Professor Kendall Thomas where she assisted 1Ls with the challenging and exciting topic of foundational Constitutional Law.  In addition to teaching legal studies, Jenna has worked extensively with students to prepare for standardized exams like the ACT and LSAT. She scored a 171 on her LSAT.

Jenna plans to return to the prestigious international law firm she worked for during her 2L summer, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, upon graduation.

Paul

Paul was born and raised just outside Philadelphia, PA in a very diverse suburban community. He attended American University in Washington, D.C. where he graduated with twin bachelor degrees in political science and international studies. Paul moved back to his beloved city in 2007 and worked for two years as an eighth grade English and Social Studies teacher in the School District of Philadelphia. While teaching, Paul earned his Master of Education degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Wanting to learn more about the policy context around urban schools, Paul attended UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy and graduated with a Master's in Public Policy in 2011. Continuing on as a perennial student, Paul is now a candidate for the Doctor of Education Leadership (EdLD) degree at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

While living in California, Paul taught U.S. History classes to inmates at San Quentin Prison, undergraduate courses at UC Berkeley, as well as LSAT classes through a small nonprofit in Berkeley. Paul prides himself on his strong instructional and relational presence as a teacher. He thinks of himself as a "reluctant test-taker's tutor" in that he knows what it means to struggle with standardized tests as well as what it means to overcome those struggles and succeed.

Paul enjoys adventure sports, but only in the Southern hemisphere; he has been skydiving in Australia, bungee jumping in South Africa, and paragliding in Peru.

Elena

Elena grew up in a small town in northern New Jersey, where she was keenly aware of being the only pre-teen rushing off to music theory class after school and lugging a cello around everywhere. During her senior year of high school, she swore she would never major in music at college--four years later, she graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with BAs in music and economics. After graduating, she started working at a boutique music copyright law practice, claiming that she not really that interested in law school, and then naturally went on to take the LSATs. She scored a 178 and is applying to law school this fall.

Elena has been tutoring since high school, where she tutored kids ages 12-17 in specific subjects and for the SATs. One of her most memorable endeavors was teaching Spanish to two very motivated 12-year-olds who had not yet begun learning it in school. As a result of Elena’s tutoring and their hard work, they were both able to skip to the second year class. She also was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, which recognized her complete turn-around of one student's chemistry grades, class participation, and attitude. At Brown, she was a Teaching Assistant in the music department for three semesters and won two departmental awards, one of which was the highest award in the department. She also tutored economics and used her writing and editing skills as a copy editor for the Brown Daily Herald.

Now Elena is living in New York City and enjoys learning about music copyright laws and issues, as she hopes to focus her law school studies on intellectual property. When she is not at work or tutoring, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and going to the occasional opera.

Charles R.

Charles was born in Daleville, Alabama, where he lived until attending college at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.  While starting college as a political science major, he was soon captivated by the puzzles found in chemistry.  That meant long hours in the lab, first for physical chemistry, and then organic chemistry, where he found his home.  When not in lab (or playing video games), he tutored for various science classes and was a teaching assistant for organic chemistry.  Charles graduated from Furman Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA, then packed his bags for Harvard University, supported as a NSF graduate research fellow. 


Charles studied in Harvard’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology department for two years to obtain his A.M. in Organometallic Chemistry, developing a new, environmentally-friendly reaction to form a hydrocarbon produced on multi-kiloton scale.  To Charles, the best part of his time as a graduate student was his tenure as a teaching fellow for first and second semester organic chemistry, leading discussion sections and office hours where he taught individually and in groups as large as twenty-five. 

Charles plans to begin law school in the fall of 2014 and loves law and the humanities, as well as chemistry. In addition to tutoring mathematics and chemistry, Charles tutors for several standardized tests including the LSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE.