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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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).
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 is a Physics PhD student at Stanford University. Previously, he earned his MA in Education and BS in Physics from Villanova University.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Nick attended Washington University in St. Louis as an Ervin Scholar, where he double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development. Currently, Nick is a doctoral student in the Management Science and Engineering Department at Stanford University, where his research focuses on the consequences of disruption, abolitionist technologies, and business models that incentivize responsible urban innovation.
Ubadah is a neuroscientist at MIT. He immigrated to the US and started community college when he was 16 years old. After spending three years there, he transferred to the University of Missouri, where he earned his BS in Biology. Ubadah then earned his PhD in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health at Virginia Tech.
Sam graduated with a degree in Physics from Princeton University. After graduation, she taught physics at a high school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She's currently pursuing her MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Michael graduated with honors from Swarthmore College with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. He next acquired a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Virginia, specializing in parallel and distributed systems. He completed his post-doctoral studies at the RENCI Supercomputing Center at UNC Chapel Hill.
Ryan is currently finishing a PhD from MIT in Philosophy. During the next academic year, he will be a Visiting Scholar in Ethics of Technology at Phillips Academy at Andover, and a Research Affiliate at MIT in the Philosophy Department.
Will is now attending Stanford’s Graduate School of Business for his PhD, studying applications of machine learning, algorithms, and network science to problems in business. He previously double majored in computer science and mathematics at Caltech.
William is a PhD candidate at NYU, writing a dissertation on the philosophy of logic. He previously majored in political science and film production at the Macaulay Honors Program at Brooklyn College, he. His thesis film, “Sugar Packet”, was selected to screen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and won two awards.
Liz has been a professor at Harvard College (English) and Bates College (Theater and Dance). She holds a PhD and MA in English from Harvard University and a BA in English and Dramatic Art from UNC (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).
Robert holds a BSc in Physics from Jacobs University and a PhD in Physics from Harvard University. For his work as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard, Robert won the Harvard University Physics Department’s White Prize for excellence in teaching introductory physics
Larisa received her BA in philosophy and psychology from Simmons College, an MA in philosophy from Tufts, a PhD in philosophy from UNC-Chapel Hill, and she was a postdoctoral scholar at OSU. Larisa was recently a Lecturer in the Brandeis University Philosophy Department. She is currently working on a book project about responsibility and forgiveness after traumatic wrongdoing.
Julia graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a major in cell and molecular biology. She is currently a PhD student at MIT studying the interactions between bacteria and bacteriophages, which are the viruses that infect bacteria.
Miki received her PhD in Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at UIUC. After receiving her BA magna cum laude from Macaulay Honors College at Lehman College, CUNY, she completed a U.S. Fulbright grant in Nepal, worked at the Harvard School of Public Health and NIH, and did MA studies at Universität Heidelberg in Health and Society in South Asia.
Penelope attended the University of Chicago, where she graduated with a major in Comparative Literature. She then completed a Master 1 at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Comparative Literature. She is currently a PhD candidate in Romance Studies - French at Cornell University.
Emily is a PhD candidate at Harvard University in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. Currently, she is being funded by the National Science Foundation to research conditions in which the gut microbiome may behave in a way that is adaptive to the host. Prior to graduate school, Emily graduated from Harvard College cum laude with a degree in Human Evolutionary Biology and minor in Chemistry.
Ravi graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Management. He then was accepted to Harvard Business School’s 2+2 program. He spent three years as a healthcare investor and obtained the CFA designation before matriculating at HBS. He’s since worked for Khan Academy, Flexport, and Chime – the most recent of which he was Lead Data Scientist & Data Engineer.
Rakeeb graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University with a degree in Biological Engineering. He then pursued a research position at Johns Hopkins University, where he discovered a passion for immunology that has since led him to become a PhD candidate in the Immunology program at Harvard.
Tarika graduated with dual degrees in Philosophy and Biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. She then spent a year as a research fellow at the Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program in Rochester, Minnesota before moving to Boston to pursue her MD at Harvard Medical School.
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.
Max has a BA in French from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in French Literature from New York University, where he also taught undergraduate language courses. He currently teaches French at St. Andrew's School.
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.
Fernando is a PhD Candidate in Biophysics at Harvard University. Previously, he completed a BS in Applied Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering from John Hopkins University, as well as conducted research in cancer immunotherapy and single-cell microfluidics, earning multiple research awards.
Max holds a PhD in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia, an MA in Near Eastern Studies from NYU, and a BA in Philosophy from Vassar. An experienced classroom teacher, he currently teaches World History at Poly Prep Country Day School.
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.
James is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow, where he is writing a dissertation on a Venetian painter from the late 16th century named Palma il Giovane. He holds an MA in Art History (NYU), an MA in Art Business (University of Manchester), and a BA in Art History (Vassar).
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.
Virginia graduated from Georgetown University with degrees in accounting and finance, obtained her CPA, and went on to work in public accounting and financial consulting in New York City. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Connor is a PhD Candidate in Religion at Columbia University; his dissertation focuses on the relationship between religion, science, and technology in contemporary America. He also holds an MPhil and MA in Religion from Columbia, an a BA in Religion from Vassar College.
Amnon is a PhD in Computational Robotics and Reinforcement Learning at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been recognized as an Outstanding Teaching Assistant by his university for teaching Artificial Intelligence and Machine Perception.
Max holds a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, prior to which he received his AB in Mathematics from Princeton University. He has done research across multiple areas of machine learning and statistics, notably natural language processing, fine tuning for neural networks, probabilistic modeling, and statistical theory.
Brian holds a BA in Mathematics from Boston University, and an MS and PhD in Mathematics from Northeastern University. He's now a mathematician with a focus on the algebraic geometry and topology of complex analytic spaces.
Eugenia is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She previously earned degrees at the University of Chicago (MA in Humanities) and Yale University (BA in English and Philosophy).
Ian is a PhD Candidate in Physics at Harvard University. While pursuing his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics at James Madison University, he was awarded Most Outstanding Researcher in the Physics Department.
Courtney is a recent JD and MSW graduate from the University of Michigan. Previously, Courtney received her BA in Sociology and Religious Studies from Grinnell College with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
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