Andrew J.

Bio

Andrew received his bachelor’s degree in American History and English Literature from the College of William and Mary, holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and is currently finishing up his Ph.D. on the history of non-profit philanthropic foundations at Columbia University in New York. In the city, he’s taught at Columbia, Barnard, and NYU and has worked for several years as a freelance writer/editor and as a research associate at Harvard University.

At Cambridge Coaching, Andrew has been tutoring middle, high school and college students for entrance exams, application consulting, AP tests, expository writing, and general academic subject support.  He has a particularly good track record in helping students prepare for the SSAT, SAT, and GRE, and his former students have gained admission to schools Andover, Exeter, Choate, Riverdale, and Dalton, and universities like Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, and Oxford – among many others! Andrew always aims to make material engaging to students and to help them realize their fullest potential.

Andrew is an avid organic gardener and lives outside of New York with his dog and six laying hens.

Education & Qualifications
  • Columbia University, PhD candidate Religious Studies
  • Oxford University, M.A. Ecclesiastical Studies
  • College of William & Mary, B.A. English Literature & American Studies, phi beta kappa
  • Cambridge Coaching tutor since 2012
Specialties
  • English Literature
  • Expository Writing
  • German
  • History
  • Spanish
  • Admissions coaching (High School, College, & MD)
  • GRE
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT
  • ESL
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Andrew is organized, easy to talk to and has an excellent command of the subject matter. He is patient and is able to break down difficult problems so they are easy to understand. Andrew is a great tutor. I would recommend him to anyone studying for the GRE."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Stephanie, GRE)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Andrew is incredibly thoughtful, organized and calm. He explained things clearly, and he structured the sessions really well, so that my daughter always felt she could handle the material. If she ever felt like it was too much, he was available to work out the schedule with her so that she got it all done. Andrew helped her feel confident and prepared, so that the tests were a challenge to be met, not a trauma to be endured! My daughter received a 770 on the US history subject test after working with Andrew."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Rachel, Parent, St. Ann's School)