Aaron G.

Bio

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) at the University of Chicago. His parents still claim that that his first word was “Gorbachev,” so Aaron was clearly destined for politics. He earned his PhD in Political Science at Yale, writing a dissertation about the political thought of American theologian and intellectual Reinhold Niebuhr. During graduate school Aaron was politically active, serving as Chair of the graduate teacher union (UNITE HERE-Local 33) and representing his community for three terms on New Haven’s City Council, known as its Board of Alders.

As an editorial assistant at the Boston Review and Critical Inquiry, Aaron developed a taste for wordsmithing. In graduate school, at the Yale College Writing Center, he helped clients from many backgrounds, and across the disciplines, hone their craft so that they can clearly and persuasively convey their ideas. Aaron has taught and lectured in political philosophy, public policy, sociology, global affairs, and American politics, and enjoys working with students on their argumentative and interpretive skills. 

Aaron is an avid cook, runner, squash and tennis player, and classical music geek. A devoted cinephile from his days at “Doc Films” (Chicago’s long-running student film society), Aaron continues to explore the treasure trove of classical Hollywood and world cinema. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Yale University, PhD in Political Science
  • Yale University, MA in Political Science
  • Yale University, M.Phil in Political Science
  • University of Chicago, MA in Social Sciences
  • University of Chicago, BA in Philosophy
Specialties
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • English & Literature
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • Sociology
  • Homework Help & Study Skills
  • History
Testimonials
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    "Working with Aaron was one of the best experiences I've had with the whole tutoring process. He's so supportive in every stage of the process, from preliminary planning and outlines to the final draft. If he needs a refresher on the material, he'll be sure to read through the relevant readings so he's as prepared as possible. Aaron strives to be as available as he can when it comes providing feedback, and will give you thorough feedback on every draft you send. He genuinely invests himself into whatever he's working on with you, and really cares about what the end product is. Aaron really is one of the best tutors I've ever worked with, and I know I wouldn't have done as well as I did in the class without his help. I wouldn't hesitate to reach out to him if I needed help with another class in the future!"
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    (Anonymous, Political Science & Government)
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    "Working with Aaron is an absolute delight. He gives thorough feedback on writing and brings his expertise in social science studies to bear when suggesting new or deeper avenues for research. He is flexible and always finds time to be available, giving his full attention in sessions. You will grow to be a better student and learner by working with Aaron. I would highly recommend working with him!"
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    (Anonymous, Political Science & Government)
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    "I’ve been working with Aaron for around 3 years now and he’s one of the best coaches I’ve had. His feedback not only helps me create improved drafts of specific assignments, but also teaches me how to incorporate such edits in my future writing. He’s also really flexible and has always found a time for me/ sent back edits with record speed no matter how busy his schedule is. Aaron’s dedication further distinguishes him as a tutor: he always keeps in mind the bigger picture of the assignment, and will invest his time to fully grasp the relevant readings to ensure the quality of the final draft. I’ve learnt and improved my writing a lot throughout my time working with Aaron, and cannot recommend him enough!"
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    (Anonymous, Political Science & Government)