Sociology

Our sociology tutors are doctoral candidates and PhDs. Many of our sociology students work with tutors to master the methods of social science research, while others pursue course-related or independent projects. Our sociologists run the gamut, from experts of qualitative studies and methodologies to statistics-oriented, quantitative masters. From ethnographic investigations to statistical projects, our tutors are up to any task.

Popular Subjects: Introduction to Sociology, Models of Social Science Research, Sociological Quantitative Methods, Anthropology

Sociology 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)...

Abubakar grew up in the small and friendly town of Friendship, Wisconsin before moving to Atlanta, Georgia for high school, where he graduated as valedictorian. Abubakar then studied electrical engineering and computer science at MIT for five years (Bachelor's and Master's), graduating with a...

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...

Angela is an MD-PhD student at Harvard and UPenn, respectively. Angela majored in Modern Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. There, she was involved in research on patient-centered outcomes...

Ash is a native of Queens, New York and will take every opportunity to remind you of its charms. He spent his teenage years crisscrossing the city, attending Hunter College High School. At Harvard College, he fell in love with the classics of social and political theory, majoring in Social...

Betty grew up in Minnesota but found her way to New England, where she’s lived for most of her adult life.  She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, earning the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for her senior thesis in the History of Science.  After two years teaching high school...

Blythe is a member of the Yurok Tribe; she is originally from McKinleyville, CA, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Blythe graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012 with a BA in Sociology. At Dartmouth, she was a Mellon Mays Fellow, won the national Beinecke scholarship as a junior and was one...

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....

Dana grew up in rural Maine, where some say there are more cows than there are people. Luckily for her, it was her rural upbringing that got her first interested in the life sciences. Dana attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she majored in biology, minored in chemistry, and...

David is currently enrolled at NYU School of Medicine (and loving it!). Previously, he studied biology and sociology at Rutgers University, eventually graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. Over his summers, David did research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hackensack...

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. 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...

Emma has been in a classroom her whole life; when she was an infant, her father used to prop her carseat on his desk while he taught, and she fell asleep at night to early drafts of his dissertation.  She graduated from Brown University with a BA in Sociology.  She earned her MFA in fiction from...

Emmy did not learn how to read until third grade, many long months after her twin sister; and she has been making up for lost time ever since. An avid reader and book-worm (more like the Hungry Caterpillar of books), Emmy studied literature and the visual arts at Yale College, where she...

Eric is currently a medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard in 2018 with a degree in chemical and physical biology and a secondary in statistics. During his time at Harvard, he was awarded the Thomas Temple Hoopes prize for best...

Evander Price hails from the southwesternmost corner of America—sunny San Diego—from where he has since been transplanted to the northeastern city of Cambridge, MA, learning through slow attrition to brave the bitter New England winters.

At Vassar College, he double-majored in Art...

Gabby is originally from a small, yet politically and ethnically diverse town in south-central Indiana. The unique context of her hometown relative to the larger state drove her interest in studying politics as an undergraduate at Indiana University. After graduating, Gabby pursued a Ph.D. in...

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...

Jimmy is a Lecturer on Law at UCLA Law, a pro bono attorney with Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and a PhD candidate in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard. He completed his JD at Harvard Law School in 2021. Originally from Los Angeles, Jimmy graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in...

Joseph may be the biggest Ethiopian you will ever meet, but don’t let that intimidate you. He is fun, enthusiastic, and is excited about teaching! He started out as a young class clown but has now evolved into a science enthusiast.  Serendipity proved to be Joe’s strongest ally at UC Berkeley as...

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...

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...

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...

Margaret graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a BA in human biology. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa upon graduation and honored with a Firestone Medal for a distinguished undergraduate thesis in the social sciences. She then spent two years at the University of Oxford...

Melanie was born to NY parents, grew up in LA, and feels happiest when she’s living in Paris. After realizing that her favorite part of all her English and history classes was thinking about all the people (and characters), she majored in psychology with the philosophy track at Yale University,...

Music has always been a central part of Michael’s life – his parents say that he once played “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on the piano shortly after his first birthday. Michael studied music at Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2015 and winning the Edward T. Cone...

In the suburbs of NYC, Mike is known in his hometown as the only person ever to strike out in tee-ball. He credits this as the moment he realized professional sports were not his calling and decided to start taking his studies more seriously. Mike attended Northwestern University, where he...

A Rhode Island native, Morgan translated a childhood love of going to the beach into a passion for maritime history and archaeology. As an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island, Morgan became interested in underwater archaeology, diving on sites as diverse as a nineteenth-century...

Neha is originally from Long Island, New York. She graduated from Stony Brook University summa cumme laude and phi beta kappa with a degree in sociology and international studies in three years and then went on to pursue a masters from the University of Cambridge for an MPhil in Modern Society...

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...

As an eldest child, Paige often wrote plays and taught her siblings how to act them out. This passion for fiction is central to her research and her love of teaching. She earned college honors at the University of California, Santa Cruz, majoring in Women’s Studies before going on to a Master’s...

Parker grew up in Asheville, NC. He attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where he studied anthropology and literature, edited the Bard Papers, and received the Heinrich Blücher Prize for excellence in scholarship. Between 2014 and 2015, he was a Fulbright-García Robles scholar in...

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,...

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...

Serge grew up in Oregon and has lived in the Northeast for nearly a decade. He received his BS from Yale University, double-majoring in psychology and music, focusing on violin performance. While in college and in the years immediately following, he was a scientific researcher, working with...

Shira Zilberstein loves pondering anything and everything around her. Her curiosities led her to study Sociology and History at Northwestern University, where her senior thesis on the networks of grassroots artists received highest honors and was awarded Best Thesis in Sociology. During her time...

Shyam grew up in Los Angeles, and completed his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology at Washington University in St. Louis. While at Wash U, he conducted research on the role of serotonin signaling in early brain development, and served on the university’s Board of Trustees. He graduated magna...

Song graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California, where she studied Sociology and was a research assistant studying economic redevelopment in South Central Los Angeles. After college, she moved to Seoul for a bit of soul-searching, while working for the then leader of the...

    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...