Sam trained as an architect at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and was a Fulbright Fellow in Central Asia before completing his M.A. at University College London. He is a PhD Candidate at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, where his research focuses on the history of aesthetics, art, and architecture from the 18th century to the present day.
Sam teaches in the Department of Art History at NYU. At Cambridge Coaching, Sam helps students of all ages with a range of academic topics in the social sciences, as well as with admissions.