Zach is a PhD candidate at Harvard University where he studies German philosophy and language theory. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York, where he majored in comparative literature, focusing on Ancient Greek, Latin, French, and Italian. He is a standing faculty member of the Latin/Greek Institute, a famously intensive summer language bootcamp that attracts dedicated students of all ages from around the world.
Zach's favorite part of teaching is helping students come to love -- or at least appreciate -- the details that make up complex subject matters. His favorite moment with any student is when the student realizes how fascinating a subject matter becomes after really mastering all of the "dry" details. After putting the finishing touches on his dissertation, Zach is headed to law school to study tax law, his other passion. At Cambridge Coaching, the LSAT is one of his favorite subjects to teach, because the skills it tests are so fundamental to rigorous thinking. When his students reach the point where logical analysis becomes a native language for them, and they are automatically recognizing logical structures -- and flaws! -- in the statements used by their friends and family in everyday conversation, that's when Zach knows he has done his job.
When he is not contemplating how the "trees" come together to make up the "forest," Zach is usually running marathons, renovating his home with his partner, or continuing his lifelong journey of petting every dog in NYC and Boston.