Political Science

Our tutors will help you negotiate bylaws, institutions, and market forces with ease.

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Offerings

First-past-the-post, ranked-choice, instant-runoff – whatever voting system you choose, our expert tutors come out on top.

If you're feeling lost in a political quagmire or dragged underwater by Hobbes’s Leviathan, we can guide you through coursework and research projects at any level.

Core Courses

American Political System
Political Theory
Civics
Comparative Government
International Relations
Political Economy
Globalization

Specialized Topics

Public Policy
Data Analysis and Politics
Models
Research Practice in Qualitative Methods
Criminal Justice Policy
Political Economy of the Environment
Politics of Climate Change
Transitional Justice
Private Governance 
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Political science is a challenging discipline, incorporating knowledge and theory from many different academic spheres. Rather than just mastering one discipline, students must connect ideas from history, economics, sociology and philosophy. That’s why our political science tutors are doctoral candidates and PhDs, professionals with Master’s degrees, or college graduates with exceptional teaching experience. 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.

Testimonials

“I’ve worked with Aaron for three years, and he’s one of the best coaches I’ve had. He’s flexible and has always sent back edits with record speed. Aaron’s dedication further distinguishes him as a tutor; he always keeps the big picture in mind, and fully grasps the relevant readings to ensure the quality of the final draft. I’ve improved my writing throughout my time with Aaron, and cannot recommend him enough.”

Political Science Student

“Working with Aaron is an absolute delight. He gives thorough feedback and brings his expertise to bear when suggesting new or deeper avenues for research. He is flexible and always finds time to be available, giving his full attention in sessions. You will grow to be a better student and learner by working with Aaron. I would highly recommend working with him!”

Political Science Student

“Working with Aaron was one of the best experiences I've had. He's so supportive in every stage of the process, from preliminary planning and outlines to the final draft. Aaron will give you thorough feedback on every draft you send. He genuinely invests himself, and really cares about the end product. I know I wouldn't have done as well as I did in the class without his help.”

Political Science Student

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.

Henry

Henry graduated with an MD from Columbia University in 2022 and began psychiatry residency at the University of Rochester. Formerly a professional classical ballet dancer, he earned his BA in Biology from Columbia University, where he was also the first male synchronized swimmer in the Ivy League.

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.

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.

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.

Paul W.

Paul holds a BA in History (Yale) and MA in Global Affairs (Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University). A recipient of the Fulbright and Schwarzman Fellowships, Paul is currently a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington DC.

Anahid

Anahid holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology (Columbia University), an MS in Applied Statistics (Columbia University), a BA in Psychology (UC Berkely) and a BA in Public Policy (UC Berkely). Currently, she teaches at UCLA.

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.

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.

Kate R.

At Columbia, Kate earned a BA in American History & African Studies (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). After completing a Fulbright, they earned a JD from Yale Law. Currently, Kate is a PhD candidate in History at Yale.

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.

Florene

Florene is a law student at Harvard Law School. Previously, she worked as strategy and operations consultant at Deloitte. She earned her BA in Political Science at Brown University.

Gabrielle M.

Gabby received a PhD in Government from Harvard University, where she won two Bok Center Awards for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her BA in Political Science and Spanish from Indiana University.

Shivangi

Shivangi is an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School, conducting research in Cardiothoracic Surgery. She graduated from MIT with a BS in Biology (GPA 4.9/5.0, Phi Beta Kappa).

Justin C.

At UNC Chapel Hill, Justin majored in Peace, War, & Defense and Economics. He worked as a paralegal at Ropes & Gray and interned at the Departments of Justice and Defense. He attends Yale Law School.

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).

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 2018 and under contract in English with Verso Books, examines the military coup that returned General Charles de Gaulle to power.

Christopher M.

Christopher holds a BA in History and a minor in Chinese (Mandarin) from Chapel Hill, an MA in Security Studies from Kansas State University, and an MA and PhD in History from UVA. At UVA, he won the Class of 1985 Fellowship for Creative Teaching.

Seth S.

Seth earned his BA from the University of Michigan, where his senior thesis on Brazilian welfare politics won the Sahlins Award for best thesis in the Social Sciences. After working as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, he began his PhD in Political Science at Harvard University.

Matthew G.

Matthew holds an AB in Government from Harvard and a PhD in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. He's a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan.

Sam L.

Sam is currently a dual MBA/MPA student at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Kennedy School, where he focuses on healthcare policy, finance, and venture capital.

Rohan K.

Rohan is currently undertaking a PhD in Sustainable Urban Development at Oxford University. He holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; a Master's in International Affairs from SciencesPo Paris; and a Master's in International Affairs from Columbia University.

Faith L.

Faith graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program at American University with a BA in Environmental Studies and Economics and a minor in International Studies. Faith is also an alum of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Now a second-year student at Yale Law School (YLS), Faith is an NAACP Legal Defense Fund Earl Warren Scholar and a YLS Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellow.

Trey

Trey graduated from Stanford with honors with a BA in International Relations and an MS in Community Health and Prevention Research. He was not initially on the pre-med track at Stanford, so he completed a “career-changer” post-baccalaureate program at Bryn Mawr College. He is currently a student at Harvard Medical School.

Isaiah B.

A lifelong Midwesterner, Isaiah attended Iowa State University, graduating summa cum laude with honors (Phi Beta Kappa). After graduating, Isaiah committed a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Columbus, Ohio. He is currently a first-year Master in Public Policy Candidate at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Katie M.

Katie graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. Now, she is pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at the Harvard Kennedy School, a program which focuses on empirical skills like economics and statistics for the purpose of applying them to creating effective public policy.

Joshua

Joshua graduated cum laude from Middlebury College with a BA in Political Science. He worked for two years as a Research Associate at Mathematica Policy Research. He then worked at Kate Farms as a Market Access Associate Manager. Currently, Joshua is a dual degree master’s candidate in Comparative Urban Planning and International Governance at UCLA and SciencesPo.

Brandon H.

Brandon currently teaches at Georgetown University. He holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton, a JD from Georgetown University, and an MA and BA in Latin American Studies from UT at Austin.

Maya C.

Maya graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Religious Studies and Political Science and minors in French and Conflict Studies from DePauw University. As a Fulbright grantee, Maya taught English to over 200 students in Morocco. She's currently an MPP Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Michae O.

Michael holds a BA in Mathematics and American Studies at Wesleyan University, and a PhD in American Studies at Harvard University. His studies focus on 19th century US history and the history of the life sciences.

Akhil

Akhil holds a BA and MA in Political Science from Yale University. He is currently pursuing his MS in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. Following his time in Oxford, he will begin studying for his JD at Yale Law School.

Michael T.

Michael is a current JD Candidate at Harvard Law School. He previously graduated from Brown University with BA degrees in Economics and International Relations (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa).

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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

All of our tutoring is priced on an hourly basis, and most academic tutoring sessions are 90 minutes. If you're not sure how much tutoring you'll need, you can enroll in our "pay as you go" option.

$ 140/hour

$ 180/hour

$ 260/hour

$ 340/hour

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.

$ 630

$ 810

$ 1170

$ 1530

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.

$ 1995 You save $105

$ 2565 You save $135

$ 3705 You save $195

$ 4845 You save $255

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.

$ 3780 You save $420

$ 4860 You save $540

$ 7020 You save $780

$ 9180 You save $1020

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
    $140/hour

  • Senior

    150-200 hours
    $180/hour

  • Guru

    250-300 hours
    $260/hour

  • Master

    350+- hours
    $340/hour

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