Lindsay Z.


Originally from from California, Lindsay has been looking for good nachos since moving to the East Coast 15 years ago. She attended New York University, where she majored in History and Gender & Sexuality Studies, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. NYU is where Lindsay first fell in love with research and writing. Her senior thesis on coalition politics in the 1960s won the Phi Beta Kappa/Albert S. Borgman Prize for Best Honors Thesis in the Social Sciences, and she also earned several departmental and university-wide academic awards. After college, Lindsay spent four years at the Mayor’s Office in New York City, where, among other things, she worked as a writer in the Mayor’s Correspondence Unit and (she likes to think) perfected the art of letter writing—something that has come in handy more often than she thought. From there, she enrolled in a graduate program in History at Yale University, where she is currently a PhD candidate. 

Lindsay has tutored students of all abilities and ages—from four to 70. She has extensive experience teaching and tutoring history, social studies, and writing, including preparing college admissions essays and developing research papers. Lindsay has also worked with students to develop their resumes and prepare for admissions interviews. She loves helping students reflect on their passions and interests and turn their ideas into compelling narratives. 

When she’s not teaching, Lindsay likes to go hiking, see theater, and hang out with her lab/greyhound, Charlie.


Education & Qualifications
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT, PhD Candidate, 2020
  • New York University, New York, NY, BA in History and Gender & Sexuality Studies May 2008
  • History
  • Expository Writing
  • High School Admissions
  • College Admissions
  • MD Writing