Kate V.


Kate is extremely grateful to everyone in her life who embraces her philosopher’s tendency to respond to just about everything with “but wait, why do you think that?”. Kate developed this annoying habit at Gettysburg College, where she majored in Philosophy and English Literature. Reaching the final rounds of the Rhodes Scholarship convinced her that she wanted to hone this habit at Oxford University. After graduating summa cum laude as a Phi Beta Kappa scholar with departmental honors in both Philosophy and English Literature, she completed a two-year Masters Degree at Oxford. There, she received a distinction for her thesis, and confirmed her passion for philosophy, critical thinking, and teaching. She is now completing a PhD in philosophy at Harvard University, and has never stopped asking “but why?”.

Kate found her passion for individual tutoring while living in Berlin between her Masters and PhD. There, she tutored German native speakers in the SAT, GMAT, and GRE, and is proud of helping native German speakers master unfamiliar standardized tests. She’s continued to refine her teaching skills at Harvard University, where she has taught both undergraduates and high school students through Harvard’s Pre-College Program. Kate has won a teaching award in every semester of teaching at Harvard except one, including the prestigious Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Undergraduates.

In her spare time, Kate likes to cook increasingly complicated recipes and find new ways to injure herself through a variety of sports.



Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD candidate in Philosophy
  • Oxford University, BPhil in Philosophy  (Master's Equivalent)
  • Gettysburg College, BA in Philosophy and English Literature       
  • Admissions Coaching
  • English & Literature 
  • Expository Writing
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • LSAT
  • Philosophy
  • SAT