Sam is a native New Yorker and proud alumnus of Stuyvesant High School. He graduated from Middlebury College with departmental honors, majoring in English and minoring in Spanish. While at Middlebury, Sam was invited to attend the prestigious Bread Loaf Writers Conference for his work in fiction. He was also one of a handful of American students to participate in a student exchange program with the University of Havana in Cuba, where he spent two full semesters. Following graduation, Sam was hired by the Middlebury College Film Department to work as a full-time teaching assistant, supporting the department’s video production curriculum. Upon returning to New York, Sam worked at the crossroads of the film and tech industries for close to a decade, helping to pioneer one of the internet’s most popular video sharing platforms. Sam eventually shifted his focus back to his roots in academia, specializing in private tutoring.
With Cambridge Coaching, Sam tutors the SAT, ACT, SHSAT, SSAT, and the ISEE. Sam brings the unique perspective of someone who knows firsthand what it takes to flourish academically as a young New Yorker. He is committed to creating a safe space for each of his students where they are empowered to ask questions, feel at ease, and master material that might otherwise feel daunting in a classroom environment.
In his spare time, Sam is an avid traveler (41 countries to date!), local sports fan, movie buff and gamer.