Graduate School

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Graduate school is enriching, enlightening, and (to be honest) a little brutal. We've been there. Let us help you.

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What we do

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Common sense, strategic advice

Our team of PhDs, drawn from Harvard and and the most selective programs in every possible field, gives it to you straight – What is realistic? What do you need to get there? How will you do it? Plus, a wealth of invaluable tips for tackling every aspect of academia.

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Professional writing and editing support

Thoughtful, clear articulation never goes out of style - that’s why we work with professional writers and humanities PhDs. Our writing coaches take you from brainstorming sessions through multiple drafts, helping you craft and polish essays for any occasion.

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Best-in-class standardized test preparation

Standardized tests are the bogeys of the graduate world. Our tutors, all of whom have scored in the 99th percentile on the GRE, are ready to construct a tailored plan that works specifically for you.

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Two people examine a twisted timeline above their heads.

Comprehensive, A-to-Z graduate support

We help create a coherent, structured timeline for the entire process, as well as match you with the best coaches for test preparation, academics and admissions. It’s the dream team approach to graduate school.

Tutor spotlight

We are a cooperative of PhD candidates and working professionals across a wide variety of fields who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring, coaching, and academic support to our students.

Meet everyone

We are a cooperative of PhD candidates and working professionals across a wide variety of fields who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring, coaching, and academic support to our students.

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).

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.

Elliot

Elliot earned his BS in Biology at MIT, and his MSc by Research in Clinical Medicine on a Rhodes Scholarshop at Oxford University. Currently, he is an MD/PhD student in the the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program.

Sarah G.

Sarah earned her BS and MS in Physics at MIT. She now studies the interface between quantum theory and gravity as a research fellow at the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT.

Rehana

Rehana holds a PhD in Mathematics (Wesleyan). She has been faculty at several institutions, including Olin College and Harvard, where she recieved the Mentor of the Year Award from the Harvard Graduate Women in Science & Engineering.

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.

Aditya K.

Aditya is a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois. He received his BS in Computer Science and Applied Computational Mathematics from CalTech and MS in Computational Science and Engineering from Harvard.

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.

Nathan

Nathan graduated from Princeton University with a BS in Physics and a minor in Applied Math (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He is currently a PhD student in Physics at Harvard.

Tahseen

Tahseen was a Math major at UVA, where he was an Echols Scholar and graduated with high distinction. He holds a Master's in Mathematics from NYU and is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland.

Sanjay M

Sanjay is a PhD student in Economics at Harvard. Prior to graduate school, he earned his BA in Applied Mathematics and Economics at Harvard (high honors, Phi Beta Kappa), and worked with Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt.

Michael M.

Michael holds a PhD and MA in Chemistry from Harvard, and a dual-degree BS in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Maryland. He has over ten years of experience teaching and tutoring chemistry and introductory biology.

Alexander V.

Alex earned his Master's in Musicology from Oxford University and his Bachelor's, with a double major in in Mathematics and Music, from Harvard University. He has been tutoring students for over eight years.

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Y.

Sarah graduated from Brown with a BA in History & International Relations. She currently attends the University of Hong Kong and the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a History PhD candidate.

Mariam R.

Mariam currently teaches at UCLA in English and Comparative Literature, after earning her PhD there. She's also 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.

Meghan M.

Meghan an MPhil student in Islamic Art and Archaelogy at Oxford. She holds an MA in Buddhist Art (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London) and a BA in Art History and International Affairs (George Washington).

Avery W.

Avery holds a BA in Public Policy & Global Health from Duke, and an MPH from Johns Hopkins. After working for Clinton Health Access Initiative, she's now earning her MBA at the University of Michigan.

Jeremy W.

Jeremy earned his BA in Cell Biology & Genetics (Cornell) and his PhD in Cancer Biology (Cornell Medical College). For the past two decades, he has been a professor of Biology at Middlebury College.

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.

Morgan B.

Morgan holds Masters' degrees in Maritime Archaeology (University of Southampton) and European History (University College London). She is a member of the Oceangate Titanic Expedition scientific team.

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.

Sam D

Sam holds a BS in Physics (Cornell) and a PhD in Physics (Harvard). He's now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, studying physical systems and machine learning applications.

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.

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).

Alexandra R.

Alex received her PhD from Harvard University in Clinical Science and her BA in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stress and Development Lab at Harvard.

Tong

Thomas earned his BS in Chemistry at Duke. He is currently an MD/PhD at Harvard-MIT. In the Harvard Immunology Program, he is studying how the immune system responds to severe viral infections such as COVID-19

Debbie S.

Debbie is currently a PhD candidate in Classical Studies at Columbia University. She holds a BA in Classics from College of the Holy Cross and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

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.

Alicia C.

Alicia is a PhD student in Linguistics at NYU. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, with a BA in Linguistics and Data Science and a BA in Spanish with a minor in Music.

Sheela

Sheela earned her BFA in Vocal Performance and BS in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. She earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance from the Royal College of Music and an MSc in Cognitive & Decision Sciences from University College London. She also holds a JD from Yale Law School.

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.

Cristina

Cristina holds a PhD in Linguistics from Harvard, an MS in Cognitive and Decision Sciences from University College London, and BAs in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Linguistics from the University of Southern California. Currently, she works as a forensic linguist.

Donald L.

Donald graduated with a BS in Physics at California Polytechnic Polytechnic State University. His research in machine learning led to a staff research scientist position at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. He's currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Michigan.

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.

Hudson L.

Hudson earned an AB in Physics from Princeton. Next, Hudson worked as a quantitative trader and researcher at DC Energy. Now, Hudson has returned to studying physics as an astrophysics graduate student at MIT's LIGO labs.

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.

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.

Dmitry K.

Dmitry studied French, German, and Political Science at Middlebury College, graduating magna cum laude and a Dana Scholar. Three semesters studying abroad in Paris and Berlin solidified his lifelong love of Europe. Subsequently, he completed a Master’s in Development Economics at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Udodiri

Udodiri is a PhD Candidate in History of Science at Harvard University; she previously earned a BA in the same field at Harvard College. Her honors thesis on the biomedicalization of Civil Rights Protest in the 1960s and 1970s received the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize.

Davis E.

Davis is currently a graduate student in the MIT Mathematics department pursuing research at the interface between fluid dynamics and quantum mechanics. He previously graduated from Penn State University, earning a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, and graduating at the top of his class for his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Science.

Lisa A.

Lisa attended Cornell University where she graduated magna cum laude in Chemistry and Chemical Biology. After Cornell, she worked at Procter and Gamble making your favorite household laundry supplies! She is now a PhD candidate in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology program at Harvard.

Ali P.

Ali is a PhD Student in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. She is a recipient of the Harvard James Mills Peirce Fellowship, a fellowship given to a select group of the most talented prospective PhD students in the natural sciences and engineering.

Roland

Roland is an award-winning author and illustrator. His biography of Arthur Ransome won a Jerwood Award from the Royal Society of Literature and the HW Fischer Prize from the Biographer’s Club. His illustrations for Lev Grossman’s best-selling Magicians trilogy were published in the New Yorker. Roland is currently writing and illustrating a series of novels for children.

Nathan B.

Nathan is a lecturer in The Writing Seminars, the creative writing program at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his MFA at Hopkins, and also attended Emory University in Atlanta, majoring in English literature and creative writing and graduating summa cum laude.

Nick S.

Nick graduated from Columbia University with degrees in English and Economics. He next earned a teaching certificate and moved to Barcelona to teach English. Since 2003, he’s been teaching all over the world, usually spending winters in Berlin and summers in Barcelona.

Noah S.

Noah graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Point. He next studied in the Space Propulsion Laboratory at MIT, receiving a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics. His work to design and test plasma thrusters for nano-satellites forms the basis of a currently pending patent.

Hamzah

Hamzah is a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin in the Aerospace Engineering department. His interests span distributed control and planning, game theory, robot safety, and autonomous vehicles.

Smriti K.

Smriti is currently a PhD Candidate at Harvard studying Buddhist philosophy of mind and epistemology. While pursuing her PhD, she has consistently scored above divisional average on overall instructor quality and has earned several Certificates of Distinction in Teaching.

Jadyn

Jadyn is a Physics PhD student at Stanford University. Previously, he earned his MA in Education and BS in Physics from Villanova University.

Diana T.

Diana currently teaches at the Parsons School of Design. She holds an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and an MA in Architecture from Kansas State University,

Arun

Arun is a PhD candidate in Mathematics at MIT. Previously, He he received a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics, and an MS in Mathematics from the University of Virginia, all in four years.

Camille

Camille attended UChicago to earn her BA in Psychology and Economics. She's currently pursuing a dual Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business.

Xavier

Xavier graduated from Yale College in 2019 with a BS in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. During the summers, he researched Type II Diabetes at Yale Medical School and HIV at Harvard Medical School. Currently, he is pursuing a Neuroscience PhD at Columbia University.

Elisabeth

Elisabeth attended Cornell University, majoring in Communication and minoring in Human Development and Fine Art. After graduating magna cum laude, she is now a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Eleanor S.

Eleanor is an MBA/Masters in Computer Science dual degree candidate at the University of Chicago/Booth School of Business. Previously, she received her Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.

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Testimonials

“Harry was the perfect fit to help me with graduate-level microeconomics and statistics. He has a great teaching style. He challenged me, via detailed questions, to ensure I learned the important concepts.”

Economics Student at Cornell University

“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

“I worked with Caelin when I needed extra support during a web development course. I found him to be a patient, well prepared tutor. Caelin repeatedly took my vague questions, pinpointed sources of confusion, and reviewed relevant topics to set me up for success on assignments. ”

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