Since 2014 I have helped hundreds of students significantly boost their standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISSE), earn scholarships, and improve their grades, academic writing and critical thinking. I have extensive experience diagnosing students’ weaknesses, simplifying difficult material, building study skills, motivating students, easing anxiety and instilling confidence. My students have gone on to attend a wide range of private schools and colleges, many of which are among the most elite in the country.
I have a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where I was recognized with distinction by the Dean of Harvard College for my teaching. I have also taught at The Dalton School, a leading private school in Manhattan, and at Prep for Prep, the nation’s premier program for placing gifted students of color in elite private schools. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Columbia University. I have scored in the 99th percentile on both the SAT and ACT.
I believe that everyone has the innate building blocks to succeed academically, and I work hard to help my students feel comfortable and engaged with the learning process. When not teaching, I can be found spending time with my family and enjoying all things New York.