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

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...

Alexa is a medical anthropologist and writer. She is Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University. She holds an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in Anthropology and Folklore and an M.A. from the St. John’s College Great Books Program. She did her undergraduate work at The Evergreen...

Alison grew up in Concord, MA, known for its literary and revolutionary history (local authors like Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson inspired the name of her first dog, Walden). From a young age, Alison has loved reading, writing, and finding quiet or unexpected places to do both,...

Allison spent her formative years in New Jersey, first in a small suburban town called Pitman and later in a slightly larger suburban town called Princeton. She majored in anthropology and minored in global health, graduating from Princeton University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2012....

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,...

Annie’s first memory is of learning to write her own name; she has since written everything from conceptual poetry to financial technology reporting. She graduated from Stanford with a BA in Creative Writing with Interdisciplinary Honors in the Humanities and an MA in English under the direction...

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...

Cait was born and raised in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. After attending events on Penn's campus and at the Kelly Writers House throughout her childhood, her dream of receiving a Penn education became a reality when she studied for and received her Bachelor's degree in Biological...

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 from Washington, D.C., and he loves dinosaurs.  This obsession, starting in childhood, led him to pursue biology as a field of study.  He attended New York University, where he graduated summa cum laude and double majored in biology and Spanish. He spent the better part of his time...

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....

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...

Eliana is a student at New York University School of Law.  She holds a B.A. with high honors in Sociology from Wesleyan University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Before law school, Eliana worked for several years at a national women’s rights impact litigation organization. She recently co-...

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...

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...

Ethan tells people he grew up in Portland, OR, but recently passed the tipping point of having spent the majority of his life in Massachusetts. He attended Amherst College, where he majored in anthropology and biology and graduated summa cum laude in 2012. His research on dementia and caregiving...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Julie Zeilinger is originally from Pepper Pike, OH (yes, that’s a real place), and graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2015. Julie is the founder and editor of the FBomb, a feminist writing platform for teens and young adults that partnered with Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda’s...

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...

Margaret is currently a first year student at Harvard Medical School. She graduated with distinction in 2013 from Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology and Honors in Ethics. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa upon graduation and honored with a Firestone Medal for a distinguished...

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...

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...

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...

Rouzbeh is an MD graduate and Certified Neurosurgeon, currently working as a Research Fellow at Harvard. During his education, he has always been among the top ranked students and has won many awards as well; his most notable achievements are the 10th rank among ~450,000 students for the...

Sarah grew up in Peoria, Illinois and spent her days climbing trees and reading books. She headed to Boston when she was 16 to attend Harvard, where she wrote for The Harvard Crimson newspaper, did research in a tissue engineering lab synthesizing nanoparticles as a PRISE fellow, and volunteered...

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...

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...

Growing up in sleepy Northern Illinois, Siva quickly realized that boredom was his main enemy and that books of all kinds were his best weapons. As an undergraduate at Harvard, he majored in Social Studies with an emphasis in medical anthropology and South Asian history. Seeking variety, he also...

Stephanie hails from the widely undervalued state of Iowa, where the corn is sweet and the dispositions are sunny. She received a bachelor’s degree in American Studies (focusing in Sociology and Women’s Studies) at Vassar College, graduating in the top ten percent of her class. After taking a...

    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...

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...

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...