Manoah was born in the Bay Area and raised in New Jersey’s endless suburbs. At the University of Chicago, Manoah earned two honors Bachelor’s degrees in English and French language and literature. He was admitted into Phi Beta Kappa as a junior and graduated in 2007. He then went on to earn an MA, MPhil, and PhD (Honors) in French Literature from New York University, with a specialization in 19th century French Realism. As an adjunct instructor at NYU, Manoah taught a variety of undergraduate courses in the humanities in both French and English. Currently, Manoah works as a Student Affairs Officer at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.
Over the last decade, Manoah has mentored, taught, and tutored many middle school, high school, college, and post-bac/graduate students in subjects ranging from study skills to French grammar to political philosophy. An accomplished editor, coach, and strategist, Manoah has also helped many students and their families navigate every step of the college admissions process, from test prep (SAT/SAT-II/ACT/AP) to the Common Application to essay writing to accepting offers of admission.
Manoah enjoys building meaningful relationships with clients and their families over time, helping students thrive in high school, college, and beyond.
When not reading, writing, or tutoring, Manoah can be found rowing at the gym, running in Prospect Park, exploring the neighborhoods of New York City, or cooking extravagant meals at home in Brooklyn.