Political Science & Government

Political science is a challenging discipline, incorporating knowledge and theory from many different academic spheres.  Rather than just mastering one discipline, students must connect ideas from history, economics, sociology and philosophy.  That’s why our political science tutors are doctoral candidates and PhDs, professionals with Master’s degrees, or college graduates with exceptional teaching experience. We help high school students master introductory political science courses and many of our tutors work with college and graduate students on more advanced coursework. Whether you’re writing a thesis on the impact of civil society on Chinese environmental policy, or are being dragged underwater by Hobbes’ Leviathan, our tutors are happy to advise students on research projects at any level.

Popular Subjects: The American Political System, Political Theory, Civics, Comparative Government, International Relations, Political Economy, Ancient Political, Thought, Globalization
Tests: AP Comparative Government & Politics , AP U.S. Government & Politics

Political Science & Government 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)...

Alan is originally from outside Seattle, and still harbors poorly hidden ambitions to return to that part of the world one day. Alan attended Pomona College, majoring in economics, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He received a number of awards for his economics work,...

Alexander was born and raised in Germany before moving to Corvallis, Oregon in 2000. Because the Oregon Ducks are clearly better than the Beavers, he went to the University of Oregon. Alexander participated in college debate for three years, ultimately winning third place at the National...

Alyssa is originally from Connecticut, but between her family in Texas and her University of Virginia pride, she doesn’t feel like a northerner anymore. At the University of Virginia, she double majored in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law (PPL) and Spanish, graduating summa cum laude and...

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...

Amulya earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, graduating Phi Beta Kappa as a Student Marshal of her class in 2010.  Inspired by the many ethical issues that arose during her bachelor’s thesis research on HIV in India, she pursued a fellowship in the Department...

Andrew recently earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, majoring in Marketing and Operations, and an M.A. in International Studies from the Lauder Institute.  At Wharton, Andrew published an article on Russian grocery chains, served as Lauder Student Advisory Board...

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...

A native of Minneapolis, MN, Andy first became interested in sociology while covering local politics for his high school newspaper—an activity that sparked his passion for researching social and economic inequality.  He studied linguistics and media & cultural studies at Macalester College,...

Raised on an Upstate New York street named after the 8th President of United States, Andy came to Cambridge by way of Washington, D.C. Prior to starting at Cambridge Coaching, Andy worked in security policy at the State Department and in broadcast journalism, where each day seemed to be a little...

Audrey was raised in Arlington, VA and graduated from Northeastern University with a major in international affairs and a minor in Arabic. During her time at Northeastern, she studied Arabic in Jordan and conflict resolution in the Balkans. She also spent six months working with a freelance...

Ben grew up near Philadelphia, where easy access to the city’s enormous park system spurred his curiosity about how people change the places they live in. Ben attended Amherst College, majoring in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought and graduating summa cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors....

Beneel (Ben) Babaei is a 3L (third year) law student at Columbia Law School (CLS), pursuing his Juris Doctorate. He attends CLS as a Butler Fellow (half-tuition merit scholarship) and a two-time Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for "superior academic achievement." He scored in the upper 99th...

Benjamin graduated summa cum laude with a 3.95 GPA from NYU, where his senior thesis earned him the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Academic Achievement Award. Benjamin was also student editor of Mercer Street, a collection of NYU’s best undergraduate writing, and a writing tutor at NYU...

Bryan grew up in Akron, OH where he cultivated a taste for exploring the wider world and has spent most of his life in Chicago and New York City. Bryan is a Ph.D. candidate in British Atlantic and Early American History at Columbia University. He earned his BA from the City College of New York...

Caroline Dell is a Senior Associate Consultant in Bain & Company’s New York office. She joined Bain full-time in September 2013, after an internship during the summer of 2012.

Caroline graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy. While at Brown, she was...

Connor is a cofounder of an upcoming cryptography software project and the sole proprietor of a novel-in-progress. He grew up in Wyoming—his true loyalties are with the forests of the Snowy Range and the rock formations of Vedauwoo. He graduated from Duke in 2012 as an Angier B. Duke Memorial...

Courtney attended Carnegie Mellon University, completing a specialized interdisciplinary degree in anthropology and studio art. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with University, Inter-college, College of Fine Arts, and Dietrich College Honors, and was named as an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar....

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...

Austin, TX is Devin’s hometown: when he was young, his family moved there from Orlando, FL because they realized they had finally finished seeing every part of Disney World. He got his BA in philosophy at Yale, where he graduated magna cum laude and won 1st prize in the Yale Public Speaking...

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...

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...

Emma graduated from Dartmouth in 2014, Yale Law in 2019, and is currently a PhD candidate in Psychology at Harvard. In addition to the SAT, LSAT and GRE, she has taught and tutored a wide variety of subjects, from high school constitutional law to college level statistics.

She loves the...

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...

            Erik hails from Kansas, which, contrary to popular belief, is not flatter than a pancake, but has plenty of hills and forests (and is not in black and white). He attended the University of Kansas for his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Classics. During his time at KU, Erik won an...

Ezra grew up in San Francisco, and still misses the fog and steep hills. As an undergraduate at Harvard, Ezra majored in Social Studies (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and wrote his thesis about senior homes in Beijing. Upon graduating, Ezra was awarded the Trustman Traveling Fellowship,...

Guy

Guy did his undergrad in France at the Université de Limoges where he got a Maîtrise in English Literature, with a Minor in Linguistics. He then did an MA in Classics at Rutgers University in New Jersey, in which he performed “spectacularly” on the General Exams, to use the Chair’s own words....

Hank’s entire career has been devoted to scholarly writing and teaching.  At Harvard College his undergrad history thesis won a competitive Hoopes Prize.  He earned his PhD at the University of Chicago, and won a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke.  He taught for four years in the history...

Henry grew up in Portland, Oregon playing, soccer, baseball, and basketball before defecting to performing arts and becoming a professional classical ballet dancer. He danced in both Pennsylvania and Utah before leaving the dance world to attend college at Columbia University. Henry graduated...

Teaching has been the love of Ian’s life since being a petulantly precocious toddler explaining the proper mechanics of the Bah-Bah. He now aspires to an at least slightly more well-rounded personality. Ian grew up in a series of Western and Midwestern towns before landing for awhile at...

After receiving his BA degree from Taylor University, James commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps. As the communications officer for an artillery battalion, James planned tactical communications networks and led platoons of between 50 and 100-plus Marines. He later served as the...

James is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in classical philosophy in the Harvard Department of the Classics. He graduated from Emory University (B.A.’s in classics and in philosophy) summa cum laude and with a perfect GPA. At Emory, he directed the college’s departmental philosophy club for three...

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...

Jimmy is a J.D./Ph.D. student (Sociology & Social Policy) at Harvard University. Originally from Los Angeles, Jimmy graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in 2014 with a degree in Social Studies and English. Following graduation, he spent a year doing political research for David...

Since starring as “Congressional Delegate #4” in his high school’s production of 1776, Jon has been passionate about all things American history. After hiding in the library for four years to avoid Montreal winters, Jon graduated with a First-Class Honors Degree in History from McGill University...

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...

 

Jonathan spent the first 18 years of his life in NYC before making the daunting and unexpected journey to Boston, attending Tufts University. While in college, Jonathan double majored in Political Science and Economics, sat on the executive board of his fraternity and served as...

Julian is a Columbia University Law Student as well as an experienced teacher with a social science teaching credential and an undergraduate degree in history. He has taught economics and world history at the high school and middle school level and has tutored in subjects ranging from reading...

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...

Kevin went to high school in a midwestern cornfield far from the nearest SAT administration, but managed to score 800s on his SAT Verbal, SAT Writing, and U.S. History tests, buttressing his self-esteem sufficiently to withstand a 690 SAT Math score. At Stanford University he took a BA with...

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...

Mike is a Virginia native with a BA in Philosophy and Chinese Studies from the University of Notre Dame. He worked for 3 years in the U.S. Senate at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, where he was a researcher and policy analyst on military and defense issues. In 2018, he...

Nathaniel grew up in Northern California and attended Stanford University, where he majored in philosophy and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He earned the Mothershead Award for his undergraduate work in moral and political theory. After graduating, he worked on electoral and policy campaigns (as well...

Originally from the bountiful borough of Brooklyn, Neil is a second-year law student at Yale. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, where he wrote his senior thesis on the interplay between local, national, and international actors in Jordan's Syrian refugee response....

Nick is just your typical kid from Westchester, NY. After living the dream as a peewee ice hockey player, he moved to North Carolina for college. He finished summa cum laude at Wake Forest University in philosophy. After he submitted his graduate school applications, he took 8 months exploring...

Nora has a BA (honors) in linguistics from University College London and an MS and PhD in cognitive psychology from Rutgers University. Nora completed a postdoctoral fellowship in literacy education at New York University’s Steinhardt School. For this position, she worked closely with NYC...

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...

Rex

Rex is originally from northeastern Nebraska—indeed a Husker football fan—but spent years abroad in Europe, including one year at Ruprecht-Karls Universität in Heidelberg, Germany. Upon returning to North America, he completed his undergraduate degree in political philosophy at Concordia...

    Tarek is originally from Beirut, Lebanon and spent most of his formative years in his hometown. He completed his degree in Political Studies, with an emphasis on International Relations and a minor in History, before moving to Sabancı University (Istanbul) for his Masters degree in Ottoman...

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...

Tim was born and raised in lovely Laguna Beach, California. He graduated summa cum laude, with Highest Honors in Politics, from the University of California, Santa Cruz. After graduation, he headed East to study for a PhD in Political Science at Brown University. And though he misses California...

Born and raised in a remote fishing village on the coast of the South China Sea, Ya Sheng immigrated to the US when he was 5, settling in New York. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and later went on to study political theory at Princeton University, graduating with a BA in Politics. Upon...

Zoe grew up in the bustling metropolis of Los Angeles, California. She attended Vassar College  where she graduated after four years with a degree with honors in Science, Technology, and Society.  While at Vassar, Zoe was a member and captain of the Varsity Swim Team for all four years.  She was...