Chris NL


Chris was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He stayed local for college, attending Brown University and graduating with a dual degree in history and mathematics. After an extensive amount of teaching and tutoring, Chris wanted the opportunity to have a bigger impact. To pursue his goal, he began a PhD at Harvard University, specializing in mathematics education.  He will continue focusing on his doctoral work there for years to come.

Chris’s teaching career began in his junior year of high school, when he was hired to tutor several younger students in physics and mathematics. Chris pursued his interest in education throughout his undergraduate years, working for a small boutique tutoring company, a Montessori school, and running an after school mock trial program at a Providence charter school. After college, Chris moved to New York City, where he was hired as a full-time history teacher and again as a private tutor for a small firm. He then moved back home to Providence to take a faculty position in the mathematics department at a small independent school. Over the next four years, Chris ran the school’s AP Calculus/advanced mathematics programming, offered after school math enrichment, served as the head coach for the cross-country team, and took a leadership role as the head advisor of the 10th grade. During this time, he also spent his summers as the mathematics department chair and curriculum writer for a program which offers economically disadvantaged students the opportunity for academic enrichment and social justice engagement. 

Chris enjoys working with students on their mathematical thinking. He is skeptical of the notion of innate intelligence and enjoys working with students at any stage of their path on the road to mastery. He especially enjoys tailoring his tutoring to each individual that he works with and hopes to serve as a supportive ally for all academic endeavors.

When he isn’t thinking about teaching mathematics, Chris likes to run, hike, and rock climb. He is also a part-owner of a worker’s cooperative bar/restaurant in Providence, RI, where you can occasionally catch him running special events on the weekends. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, PhD Candidate in Mathematics Education
  • Brown University, BA in History
  • Mathematics
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • Homework Help & Study Skills