Troy

Bio

Troy graduated cum laude from Yale, where he received his BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. Afterwards, Troy taught middle school math and science in Mississippi as a Teach For America (TFA) Corp Member. After TFA, Troy attended Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude and receiving four dean’s scholar prizes for his course work. While at Harvard Law, Troy spent two years working with a visiting Professor at Harvard’s Safra Center for the Ethics, with whom he co-authored a paper on behavioral ethics approaches to curbing malpractice in pharmaceutical research. Now, Troy works with an education technology startup focusing on helping all students become college ready.

In addition to teaching middle school math and science with TFA, Troy lead professional development for TFA’s middle school science teachers and also spent a summer training new incoming corp members to become better teachers. Troy has two years experience editing standardized middle school and high school math tests for the Achievement Network, a nonprofit whose diagnostic tests are used by hundreds of schools nation wide. At Cambridge Coaching, Troy enjoys tutoring academic subjects and test prep, including the ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, and LSAT.

In his spare time, Troy may or may not fiddle around with 6 different methods of making coffee, read copious amounts of food journalism, and play the occasional indie video game on his computer.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Law School, JD
  • Yale University, BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics
Specialties
  • Admissions Coaching
  • Expository Writing
  • Legal Studies
  • ACT
  • LSAT
  • PSAT/SAT
  • SSAT/ISEE
Testimonials
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    "Troy helped our son and daughter set reasonable goals and provided strategies for improvement. He has great knowledge of the tests and helped our kids prepare without making them feeling more stressed. He is a treasure! It was easy to enroll with you, your staff is responsive and easy to work with, and Troy has been an absolute pleasure to work with. You were fantastic! I've already recommended you to several other parents."
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    (Rajani, PSAT/SAT)
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    "[Troy did] pretty much everything [well]. Great guy."
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    (Austin Lu, LSAT, Wesleyan University)
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    "[Troy was able to ] explain how to handle logic problems on LSAT to my son.
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    (John, LSAT)
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    "[Troy] worked well with our age 10 daughter. He was casual and focused, and they got a lot of work done. He was on time and friendly and funny, as well as communicative and quick to respond if I had questions. He also wrote details re: the session and told me about homework--both of which were appreciated."
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    (Anne, Parent, ISEE)
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    "Troy broke down parts of the stimuli/reading passages really well, and had a clear grasp on the skills and reading habits the test makers were getting at in the material that I would never have noticed on my own! You guys are awesome! Your administrators are super responsive, the plans you offer are comprehensive, and Troy was a great tutor! He helped me identify and alter test taking strategies that I didn't realize were working against me, and helped me see that last few points of improvement that I needed!"
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    (Christine Carpenter, LSAT, University of Cambridge)
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    "[Troy] really worked with me to get to the root of why I was getting certain questions wrong even after a lot of practice."
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    (Michelle, LSAT)
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    "Troy was very patient with me, and was excellent at explaining the material."
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    (Alexandra, LSAT)