Andrew So.


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 British Administration in Palestine, he received the Natalie Shawn Fellowship and a history department grant to conduct research at the UK National Archives and Oxford University. Next year, Andrew will pursue an MA in Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Andrew draws on a rich history of teaching and editing in diverse roles, including as a mentor for high school interns at the New-York Historical Society and an intern at a United States District Court. He has experience with students of all ages and learning styles, and specializes in tutoring middle and high school students for standardized tests (SHSAT/ACT), application narratives, and college essays. He looks forward to making standardized testing and the high school/college admissions processes less stressful for his students.

In his free time, Andrew loves reading 1950s science fiction, playing guitar and singing in his folk-rock band Patches, watching Stanley Kubrick films, and playing pickup basketball in Riverside Park.

Education & Qualifications
  • Tel Aviv University, MA in Middle Eastern Studies Candidate
  • Columbia University, BA in History and English
  • History
  • English & Literature
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • Homework Help & Study Skills
  • Political Science & Government
  • ACT
  • SSAT
  • ISEE
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Andrew had good insight into how our son was thinking about the problems. He really zoned in on his weaknesses and then in a very thoughtful way encouraged our son take a better look at how he was approaching these problems."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Nicole, SSAT)