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We started as English PhDs at Harvard, and the study of English literature will always be our academic home.

Core English Courses

American Literature
African American Literature
British Literature
Contemporary Literature
Drama
Poetry
Shakespeare
World Literature

Specialized Topics

Anglo-Saxon Literature

Gender and Sexuality

Literary Criticism and Theory

Middle English

Modernism 

 

 

Methodologies

Analysis
Close Reading
Composition
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Our tutors are published authors, as well as PhD candidates from the top English graduate programs in America, with most hailing from Harvard or the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop--or both. We have a long history of helping students become more astute critical readers and writers capable of producing their own polished academic essays. Our expert tutors have coached our clients through everything from business English to doctoral dissertations. In all tutorials, we take a highly structured and personalized approach to ensure that our students receive the most effective and comprehensive tutoring available. And if youre interested in support for a course that you don’t see listed here, reach out to us! No topic is too advanced or too niche for our team.

Tutor spotlight

We are a cooperative of thinkers––physicists, historians, computer scientists, economists, literary critics, lawyers, linguists, biologists, poets, mathematicians, and so many more--who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring and academic support to our students.

Meet everyone

We are a cooperative of thinkers––physicists, historians, computer scientists, economists, literary critics, lawyers, linguists, biologists, poets, mathematicians, and so many more--who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring and academic support to our students.

Peter K.

Peter is a PhD student in German at Columbia University. Prior to grad school, he earned a BMus in Musical Arts with distinction from Eastman, and, simultaneously, a BA in German Studies from University of Rochester.

Emma Zc.

Emma is a PhD student in French Literature at Harvard. She holds an MA in French (Harvard), as well as a BA in French Studies and BM in Cello Performance (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).

Claire D.

Claire earned her BS in Mollecular, Cellular, and Development Biology from Yale University. She is an MD student at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Jimmy

Jimmy is a PhD candidate in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard. He holds a JD (Harvard) and BA in English and Social Studies (Harvard). Currently, he is a Lecturer on Law at UCLA Law and a pro bono attorney.

Ezra

After Ezra graduated from Harvard with a BA in Social Studies, he received the Trustman Traveling Fellowship and went to Peru to study the Chinese diaspora. He is now the Artist-in-Residence at the Signet Society at Harvard.

Joyce

Joyce is currently an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School. She also graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Anthropology from Harvard, where her thesis won the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize.

Susan

Susan studied English at Rice and graduated summa cum laude. After serving in Teach for America, she earned her PhD in English at Harvard. She has held faculty positions at Wake Forest and Yale and currently lives in London.

Paul C.

Paul is a PhD candidate in African and African American Studies at Harvard, where he has received multiple awards for his teaching, as well as several research fellowships, including a Fulbright-Hays fellowship.

Jonathan W.

Jonathan is an MPA student at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He earned his Bachelor's from Tufts University, where he double-majored in Politcal Science and Economics.

Julia P.

Julia holds a BA from Princeton University in English Literature, with certificates in Theater and Music Theater. Her thesis won the Alan Downer prize for research in English and drama. Currently, she works in theatrical costuming.

Anna S.

Anna holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literature (Harvard), an MA in Slavic Languages and Literature (MA), a BA in History and Philology (Russian State University) and a BA in Fine Arts (Pushkin State Museum Art College).

Amulya M.

Amulya is an Anthropology PhD candidate at Harvard University. She earned her Bachelor's in Anthropology from University of Chicago, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Sof A E.

Sof’a majored in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard. After graduation, she was awarded the Harvard Traveling Fellowship to conduct research in Amsterdam. She holds a Master's in Social Work from Smith College.

Erin B.

Erin is a Fiction MFA student in the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She holds an MA in Modern & Contemporary Literature (University of Virginia) and BA in English (Rutgers University, summa cum laude with high honors).

Adair

Adair is a law student at Yale Law School. Prior to that, she was an IBM Senior Management Consultant. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor's in Human Rights and Africana Studies from Barnard College.

Tarek

Tarek is pursuing his PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard, where he has received the Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning four times.

Charlotte

Charlotte holds an MA in Hispanic Studies from Brown University and a BA in English and Spanish from Oxford University. She is a recipient of the Kossoff Prize for Leadership in Language Teaching.

Troy

Troy graduated from Yale with a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. After serving in Teach for America, he attended Harvard Law. Currently, Troy works for an education technology startup focused on preparing students for college.

Anjali

Anjali graduated from Harvard with a BA in Classical Languages and Literatures. After graduation, she worked in investing and investment banking in London for 5 years. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Harvard Business School.

Evan J.

Evan is a novelist, essayist, and educator. He holds an MFA in Fiction (Iowa Writers' Workshop) and BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Evergreen State College). Currently, he teaches at Pierrepont School in Westport, Connecticut.

Allison H.

Allison recieved an MPhil in Modern Eastern Studies from University of Oxford and graduated from Williams College with a BA in Arabic Studies. Currently, she is a Center for Arabic Study Abroad Fellow.

Ellen Y.

Ellen is an MD/PhD student at Harvard Medical School, where she conducts research on the dysregulation of cell death in cancer. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry at Caltech.

Ash

Ash earned a BA in Social Studies (Harvard), an MPhil in Intellectual History and Political Thought (University of Cambridge), and a JD (Yale). He is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science at Columbia University.

Chang M.

Chang is an MD/PhD student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He earned his BA in English Literature and Biochemistry at Columbia University, where he was a John Jay Scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

David Br.

David holds a BA in English (Bates College) and MA in Teaching (Simmons College). He has been a freelance writer for 15 years and an English teacher for nearly 5 years.

Daniel Be.

Daniel is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of 5 books of literary nonfiction. He holds an MFA in Fiction (Columbia University), and has taught at Saint Ann's School, Columbia University, and elsewhere.

Mariam R.

Mariam is a PhD candidate in Comp Lit at UCLA and a Fiction MFA student at Columbia. She earned her BA in Comp Lit from Princeton (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and MSt in Islamic Art and Archaeology, with distinction, from Oxford.

Cassandra M.

Cassie is a Master's in Divinity candidate at Harvard Divinity School. She earned her JD from University of Florida, and earned her BA in Art History and Spanish Literature from Willaims College.

Jordan P.

Jordan is a PhD student in English and American Literature at Boston University, whe she also earned her BA in English. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a faculty assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Elisabeth S.

Liz earned an MEd at Dominican University while serving as a member of Teach for America, and earned a BA in International Affairs with a minor in History at George Washington University. She has worked in education for over 10 years.

Shara F.

Shara is an MA student in Jewish Gender and Women's Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She holds a BA in Theatre from Northwestern with minors in Creative Writing and Gender and Sexuality Studies (summa suma laude).

Sam M.

Sam graduated with honors from Middlebury with a BA in English and a minor in Spanish. He went on to work in the film and tech industries for over a decade. Sam now specializes in private academic tutoring and exam prep.

Anna F.

Anna graduated from Harvard University with a BA in English and a minor in Linguistics and Language Theory. While at Harvard, she was a curriculum editor for the Mamelodi Initiative in South Africa.

Emily R.

Emily graduated from Yale, where she majored in English and was a varsity athlete. She then worked for a technology startup and a human rights nonprofit before pursuing her MD at Columbia University.

Natalia Ic.

Natalia received her BA in History from the City College of New York. She went on to earn a Master's of Science in General and Special Childhood Education at the Bank Street College of Education.

Ellen S.

Ellen majored in English at Williams College and received her PhD in English from Duke University. She teaches American Literature in the History & Literature department at Harvard University.

Ivy D.

Ivy graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts and BAs in Comparative Literature, Anthropology, and French from Cornell University. She's presently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Harvard.

Ryohei

Ryohei studied Francophone Literature and Art History at Princeton and Prix du Cercle Franais. After working at the MoMA, he is presently an MA candidate in History at LՃcole des hautes Žtudes en sciences sociales (EHESS).

Adrienne

Adrienne received her English PhD from Harvard University, her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and her BA from Princeton University. She is a nonfiction writer and poet, and teaches in the Writing Program at Princeton University.

Scott L.

Scott majored in Classics and Spanish at Bates College, where he wrote two theses. After working in several Special Collections libraries, he is now a PhD Candidate in Romance Languages at UPenn.

Jack R.

After graduating from Brown, Jack began working as a journalist in LA. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Salon, Fast Company, and LA Taco, and he won three California Journalism awards in 2021.

Daniel Fr

Daniel is a PhD candidate in Chinese History at UC Berkeley. He holds a BA in English & French literature and Chinese language (University of Texas), a JD (Yale Law), and an MA in Sinology (University of London).

Sophia Ro.

Sophia holds a BA in English (Williams College) and an MS in Education from Johns Hopkins. After serving as a Princeton in Asia Fellow, she taught English in Baltimore Public Schools for four years.

Naama

Naama holds a BA in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations from Harvard (magna cum laude), an MPhil from Oxford in Oriental Studies and an MFA in Acting from DePaul. She has over three decades of tutoring experience.

Tim L.

Tim holds an MA, MPhil, and PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He earned his Bachelor's in English and Classical Languages from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Rebecca P.

After graduating magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in History, Rebecca served as a Teach for America corps member. She earned a Master's in Education at Fordham University before attending NYU School of Law. She is currently a civil rights attorney in New York.

Dm

DM graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, and completed a Master's degree at Yale University in the Department of Political Science, where they studied the rise of mass incarceration in the US. They have also worked as an academic researcher on books, textbooks, and TV shows.

Bill K.

Bill is the bestselling author of seven books. His undergrad degree is from the University of Chicago and his doctorate from Johns Hopkins. History and biography are his fields, but he's helped improve both student and adult writing for twenty years across a wide range of subjects.

Charlie T.

Charlie earned a BA in Political and Social Thought and English from UVA. Next, he earned his master's degrees in English and in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He is now a PhD candidate in English Literature at Harvard.

Grey A.

Grey received his BA in English from Reed College, and his MA in French and his PhD in History from Yale. His dissertation, published in French in 2017 and under contract in English with Verso Books, examines the military coup that returned General Charles de Gaulle to power.

Alice Wa.

Alice studied English Literature at Wellesley College and graduated cum laude with honors. Currently, Alice is studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, specializing in Teaching and Curriculum. She's conducting her practicum at Arlington High School, where she teaches 9th grade English.

Emily F.

Emily is a PhD candidate at Columbia University in Religious Studies. She teaches Western and East Asian philosophy classes at SUNY Purchase, where she earned her BA in philosophy.

Wyatt S.

Wyatt holds an AB from Kenyon College and an MA from NYU, both in English. He's currently a PhD student in Harvard's English department.

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Testimonials

“Joseph has been extremely patient and supportive in helping me improve my writing skills. He is always available to discuss ideas and provide a constructive and timely feedback. Joseph is a very knowledgeable, dedicated, and caring person and I plan to work with him in the future.”

Expository Writing Student

“Daniel is a gifted writing tutor. I hadn’t written for a long time, and there was a remarkable improvement in my writing after working with Daniel. He helped me through the writing process without putting words in my mouth. He recognized what I was trying to say and guided me towards without getting in the way. I would highly recommend Daniel to anyone who is in need of help with writing.”

Brendan M., Expository Writing Student

Plans

We’ve created structured, yet flexible pricing plans that offer everything you need to succeed in your courses.

Choose a Tutor Tier

Hourly Rate

1 Hour

All of our tutoring is available on an hourly basis. If you're not sure how much tutoring you'll need or when you plan to test, you can enroll in our "pay as you go" option.

$ 120

$ 160

$ 240

$ 290

First time Package

4.5 Hours

We require a first-time minimum commitment of three 90 minute sessions due to the significant amount of preparation that tutors do in advance of the first few sessions. This initial package is a good way to get your feet wet, evaluate the amount of tutoring you'll ultimately need, and see if you feel comfortable with your tutor.

$ 540

$ 720

$ 1080

$ 1305

Ten Sessions

15 Hours 5% OFF

An opportunity to deepen your understanding and comfort with your courses, with more flexibility to cover content, essential skills, and exam preparation.

$ 1710 You save $90

$ 2280 You save $120

$ 3420 You save $180

$ 4133 You save $217

Twenty Sessions

30 Hours 10% OFF

A comprehensive approach to tackling classes, providing ample time and space to absorb material, master the ropes of the subject, and get comfortable with assignments and exams.

$ 3240 You save $360

$ 4320 You save $480

$ 6480 You save $720

$ 7830 You save $870

Tutor Tiers

We have 4 tiers of coaches. The coach’s tier is based on the experience level of the coach with our team. All coaches begin working with Cambridge Coaching at the Standard tier.

  • Standard

    0-150 hours
    $120/hour

  • Senior

    150-200 hours
    $160/hour

  • Guru

    250-300 hours
    $240/hour

  • Master

    350+- hours
    $290/hour

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