Manoah was born in the Bay Area and raised in New Jersey’s endless suburbs. At the University of Chicago, Manoah earned two honors Bachelor’s degrees in English and French language and literature. He was admitted into Phi Beta Kappa as a junior and graduated in 2007. He then went on to earn an MA, MPhil, and PhD (Honors) in French Literature from New York University, with a specialization in 19th century French Realism. As an adjunct instructor at NYU, Manoah taught a variety of undergraduate courses in the humanities in both French and English. Currently, Manoah works as a Student Affairs Officer at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.

Over the last decade, Manoah has mentored, taught, and tutored many middle school, high school, college, and post-bac/graduate students in subjects ranging from study skills to French grammar to political philosophy. An accomplished editor, coach, and strategist, Manoah has also helped many students and their families navigate every step of the college admissions process, from test prep (SAT/SAT-II/ACT/AP) to the Common Application to essay writing to accepting offers of admission.

Manoah enjoys building meaningful relationships with clients and their families over time, helping students thrive in high school, college, and beyond.

When not reading, writing, or tutoring, Manoah can be found rowing at the gym, running in Prospect Park, exploring the neighborhoods of New York City, or cooking extravagant meals at home in Brooklyn.

Education & Qualifications
  • New York University, PhD in French Literature 
  • New York University, Adjunct Instructor
  • University of Chicago, BA in English and French
  • English
  • Expository Writing
  • French
  • Admissions Coaching (HS)
  • GRE
  • ESL
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    Manoah is so positive with [my daughter], she is clearly comfortable with him and asks a lot of questions. She becomes very excited about the idea of going to college and Manoah has given her the confidence to believe she can do it. He really listens to her, which is great, and patiently talks with her in a very nurturing way to clarify any confusion she may express.
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    (Amy, College Coaching, NYC)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    I will be referring Cambridge Coaching to everyone I know. I have a 14 year old and she will begin working with Cambridge to help with her PSAT and then SAT preparation. I will also have Cambridge assist with her college application. It is very stressful and having you all helped with the tension and stress dramatically. All I can say is that you all are fantastic. It is COACHING, Cambridge does not do the work for you. I'd say you all are the Rick Pitino of services!
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Merele, College Coaching, NYC)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Manoah was hugely helpful with identifying the right schools that fit my qualifications and needs to apply to, advising on my themes and ideas for application essays, and advising and critiquing essay structure and phrasing. These sessions helped a lot with sealing any final or difficult edits we needed to make on the essays. I felt that we completed something after every session."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Nicholas, College Admissions)