Austin, TX is Devin’s hometown: when he was young, his family moved there from Orlando, FL because they realized they had finally finished seeing every part of Disney World. He got his BA in philosophy at Yale, where he graduated magna cum laude and won 1st prize in the Yale Public Speaking Competition. After graduating, he worked for the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights where he created the country’s largest college poll worker program and published a report inspiring other jurisdictions to run similar programs. He is going back to Yale for his JD.
Devin has been teaching for seven years. He was a co-founder of the Texas Debate Collective, a non-profit debate camp for low-income students, and he regularly coaches students to the highest levels of national debate competition. Devin is good at standardized tests: he scored a 176 on the LSAT (99.7 percentile), a 34 on the ACT (perfect scores in English and Reading), and got a perfect score on 11 AP exams. He knows how to approach admissions, too, having been accepted to the country’s top schools for undergrad and law school. He believes standardized tests are an especially learnable skill and enjoys helping his students see big score increases. He is a patient and attentive teacher who thinks that the best way to learn is by understanding your own strengths and weaknesses.
Outside of tutoring, Devin enjoys seeing old movies in theaters and has gotten pretty good at baking his own bread.