Nick P.


Nick was raised in a sleepy suburb of Boston and went to Concord Academy, where he ran around Walden Pond with the cross-country team, but never read Thoreau. He stayed close to home for college, migrating East on Route 2 to attend Harvard. After encountering scary words like “deconstructionism” and “Nash equilibrium” in his first-year courses, he decided to pursue a major that reminded him of middle-school history classes: Social Studies. Nick wrote his undergraduate thesis on the Effective Altruism movement, conducting ethnography and interviews in the US and UK. He also received a minor in Economics.

Nick has worked with high school and college students from Cambridge to China to Argentina. He is available to tutor students with their academic work in sociology, history, and economics, as well as essay writing, SAT preparation, and high school/college admissions. Nick enjoys helping students break down complex concepts and conquer standardized tests. He has coached writers of varying levels, helping undergraduates improve their prose and high school students write successful college essays. He takes pride in helping writers refine their craft while retaining their voice.

In his free time, Nick likes to go backpacking and trail running. He once worked in a mountain hut where cleaned the bathrooms and baked bread for the guests (not at the same time). Currently a freelance writer and journalist in Buenos Aires, he is still working on perfecting his castellano, but is proud to say that he has read The Little Prince in three languages.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, BA Social Studies, Secondary in Economics
  • Admissions Coaching
  • Economics
  • Expository Writing
  • History
  • Homework Help 
  • SAT
  • Sociology