Originally from northern California, Josh was an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, where he completed a double major in Cognitive Science & Linguistics, graduating magna cum laude and within major Honors in Linguistics. While at Berkeley, he worked as an undergraduate peer-to-peer tutor in linguistics and participated in the Democratic Education at Cal program by helping to design curriculum for and teach student-run courses. He is now a PhD student in linguistics at Harvard University, where he was named a Presidential Scholar in recognition of outstanding academic success and research potential.
Outside of extensive experience in linguistics and related fields such as the psychology and philosophy of language, Josh has most prominently been a long-time competitor and coach in competitive debate, where he has trained many students in clear, organized, argumentation and critical thinking. Combined with his own success in writing and standardized testing, he brings this unique experience to help students master persuasive writing, whether for the SAT or GRE, college applications, or any academic context. He has experience in both lecturing and working in one-on-one with students to develop their skills. He loves building long-term relationships with students to best understand how they learn and practice most efficiently.
When not working, Josh is an avid concert-goer and music buff, who enjoys spending free nights baking, playing board games with friends, and trying to find a replacement for California Mexican food in Boston.