Caleb

Bio

 

Caleb is a NYC-bred recent Yale graduate with a lifetime passion for words. When he was 15, he published his first crossword puzzle in the New York Times, and hasn't stopped publishing since. He also worked for several years at the Oxford English Dictionary, researching etymologies and even drafting the entries for the words "bromance" and "facepalm". At Yale, he also developed a passion for the arts, receiving the the Richter Fellowship to study improv comedy in Chicago and Bruce L Cohen Grant for a photojournalism project in Forks, Washington. After graduating college, Caleb became the Puzzles Editor of BuzzFeed. 


Caleb began tutoring in high school, and found it perfectly combined his love of learning, performance and puzzles. His crossword puzzle prowess gives him a solid and diverse foundation of knowledge, and he has worked with students in subjects ranging from essay writing to calculus to Latin to SAT test prep. He can be particularly helpful for the SATs, which he got a 2390 on, because it's basically just a big puzzle. His experience in performance and puzzles allows him to gamify the learning experience and devise fun and original ways for involving younger students in complex academic ideas through play. In addition, as a NYC native, his intimate knowledge of the particular NYC school scene makes him able to provide specific advice during the stressful application and test-taking process.


In his free time, Caleb still makes puzzles and is editing a comedic documentary about his aunt.
 

Education & Qualifications
  • Yale University, BA in American Studies
Specialties
  • SAT
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • SSAT & ISEE
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