Ross was born and raised in the suburbs of New York. After spending adolescence riding his bike, exploring Central Park, and developing a strong ‘New Yawk’ accent, he took a trip down south to study at Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar. Taking full advantage of Emory’s liberal arts offerings, Ross initially pursued a chemistry major, but later realized his true passion lay in economics due to its multifaceted nature: in economics, Ross found a way to pursue his interests in math, philosophy, psychology, law, and politics. Plus, he was a little clumsy in chemistry lab, and he thought economics was less dangerous. Ross also spent a semester directly-enrolled at an Italian university, where he took political science and law courses in Italian and spent a little too much time sipping espresso with his newfound Italian friends. His friends, his courses, and the espresso allowed him to improve his Italian to near-native fluency, and Ross holds an Italian language certification at the highest level (CEFR C2).
After returning to the US, Ross graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a 3.998 GPA. He is currently taking his interest in economics to the next level as a student in the MS/PhD program in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, where he intends to explore the fields of behavioral economics, finance, and political economy.
Ross has been tutoring for the past eight years, and he loves providing real-world examples and finding multiple ways to explain difficult concepts. His core strengths include economics, math, Italian, and test preparation for the SAT and GRE. He also enjoys helping with organizational and study skills, and he makes sure to convey a clear vision of the big picture while also helping with important details.
Ross currently lives in beautiful Ithaca, New York, where he enjoys hiking, swimming, and swing dancing when not studying for graduate school. On school breaks, he can frequently be found in Italy, where he has explored 14 of the country’s 20 regions (next stop: Trentino-Alto Adige!)