Jimmy

Bio

Jimmy is a Lecturer on Law at UCLA Law, a pro bono attorney with Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and a PhD candidate in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard. He completed his JD at Harvard Law School in 2021. Originally from Los Angeles, Jimmy graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in 2014 with a degree in Social Studies and English. 

Jimmy has been a tutor with Cambridge Coaching for 6 years. During graduate school, he spent six years as the resident LGBTQ+ and pre-law tutor in Eliot House, one of Harvard’s twelve residential colleges. There, he advised dozens of students on pre-law admissions each year and helped many secure admissions to all the Top 14 schools. For his work as a resident tutor at Harvard, he was awarded the John Marquand Award, as well as the Dingman Award for Peer Advising Fellows.

At Harvard Law School, he was active with the Prison Legal Assistance Project, the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Protect Democracy Clinic. He completed internships with the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office and Munger Tolles & Olson. His doctoral research is focused on links between equity-focused public policies, features of neighborhoods and schools, and children’s chances of upward intergenerational mobility. His current project traces the rise and fall of racial integration as the ideological focus of social policy, and the subsequent emergence of competing ideologies.

Jimmy has tutored in all academic subjects, coached JD, college, and graduate school admissions, and prepared students for the LSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE. His students have secured admission to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, USC, Berkeley, and Claremont McKenna, among others. 

Outside of school, Jimmy can be found drinking copious amounts of Diet Coke, making spreadsheets about almost everything, or taking full advantage of the HBO Go archive.

 

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD in Sociology & Social Policy (Expected 2022)
  • Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor (Expected 2021)
  • Harvard University, BA in Social Studies & English (magna cum laude)
Specialties
  • English
  • Expository Writing
  • English
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • ACT
  • GRE
  • LSAT
  • PSAT/SAT
  • Admissions Coaching (College, JD)
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Phenomenal editor! My initial Personal Statement was too broad and did not focus on why I wanted to go to law school. Jimmy helped me to structure my essay in a way that highlighted my strengths, especially my keen interest in practicing tax law and my passion to pursue inclusiveness. I also appreciated the extremely fast turn around; Jimmy was able to get his edits in to me within a day or two. It was great working with him and I feel very lucky to have him as tutor! I thought Jimmy was perfect. I don't think there was anything else that he could have done."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Donald, Law School Admissions)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "I used Cambridge Coaching when I helped my nephew prepare for his college applications four years ago. I remembered his comment that his CC tutor was far better than the ones I'd tried from other companies. When you assigned my son Jimmy, you hit the ball out of the park. Jimmy has been the best instructor that my son has had during his whole life- positive, supportive, astute, effective in motivating an unmotivated kid. Jimmy has truly changed the course of my son's life by helping him so deeply at this crucial time. I am infinitely grateful to Cambridge Coaching for connecting us with Jimmy."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Rebecca Gibbel, College Admissions Parent)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "He was very very good at being realistic, and guiding me through the writing and application strategy. Because of that I am going to law school with a massive scholarship."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Ben, Law School Admissions)