High School

and the College Process
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High school is a journey of self-discovery. We can help guide the way. Our tutors provide thoughtful mentorship for classes and customized test preparation. Plus, we offer comprehensive strategies and no-nonsense wisdom to thrive throughout the college process.

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What we do

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Thoughtful, qualified mentors

Our coaches are lifelong learners who are passionate about teaching. They’re not just the most qualified tutors – they’re also a deeply invested group of role models for high schoolers.

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An enrichment-focused approach

We’ll match your child with someone who cares about the intellectual journey and the learning that happens along the way – not just a grade, a test score, or an acceptance letter (though, of course, we know how to get those done, too).

Standardized test prep
Standardized test prep

Best-in-class ACT, SAT, and AP preparation

Standardized tests can be the bogeys of the college process. Our tutors, all of whom have scored in the 99th percentile, work with your child on a customized toolkit for tackling test days.

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Two people examine a tangled timeline above their heads.

Comprehensive college admissions support

Once we match you with the best coaches for test preparation, academics, and admissions strategy, we create a coherent, structured timeline for the entire college process. Your Student Support Manager coordinates your team and checks in frequently to make sure you are on track. 

Tutor spotlight

We are a cooperative of physicists, historians, economists, literary critics, lawyers, linguists, biologists, mathematicians, and more who provide exceptional one-on-one coaching, mentorship, and academic support to our students.

Meet everyone

We are a cooperative of physicists, historians, economists, literary critics, lawyers, linguists, biologists, mathematicians, and more who provide exceptional one-on-one coaching, mentorship, and academic support to our students.

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.

Grace

Grace is a dental student at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She graduated from Duke University with honors and a double major in Biology and Global Health.

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.

Casey L.

Casey received her PhD in Neuroscience from the Icahn Scholl of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and her BS in Biology from William & Mary. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joy

Joy is an MD/PhD candidate at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She earned a BS (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology) and BA (Anthropology) from Brown, and completed a postbacc fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

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.

Tess D.

Tess earned her BA in Psychology at Harvard College. After a few years working in entertainment, she's now pursuing a Master's in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University's Teachers College.

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.

Eric M

Eric graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with a BA in Hispanic Studies and BM in Composition. He then received an MA in Teaching at Boston University, where he was awarded the Future Language Educator Scholarship.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cassandra G.

Cassandra attended UVA on a four-year, full cost of attendance scholarship with a double major in Human Biology and Spanish. After graduating in May 2020, she went straight into the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, with dreams of becoming an adult or pediatric oncologist.

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.

Juliet R.

Juliet studied Playwriting and Biology at Northwestern University with a focus on Biochemistry and Biophysics. She worked for several years as a research scientist after graduation, eventually pursuing an MS in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern

Bex

Bex majored in theatre and minored in creative writing at Northwestern University, graduating summa cum laude. After settling in Chicago, Bex won a prestigious Luminarts Cultural Foundation fellowship in creative writing. They are now an MFA candidate at Hamline University, where they study writing for children and young adults.

Sarge

John has been a professional writer, editor, and teacher for almost 40 years, working with everyone from students to corporate executives to help them get their good ideas down on paper in a clear and comprehensible way. He has taught at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT., and at Moses Brown School, in Providence, RI.

Ryan R.

Ryan graduated from Yale College with honors in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, and completed the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Global Health. He is currently a student at Harvard Medical School, and hopes to pursue a career in infectious diseases.

Jadyn

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

Eddy Y.

Eddy graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and a minor in Marketing/Psychology. Eddy went on to get his teaching certification in secondary mathematics from Penn’s Graduate School of Education and currently works as a middle and high school math teacher in South Philadelphia.

Paige B.

Paige is a research associate at Harvard Business School’s Project on Managing the Future of Work. She earned her MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management and her bachelor’s in Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins 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.

Jack Ra.

Jack graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a BA in Chinese and a BA in Linguistics, graduating summa cum laude in both degrees. During undergrad, Jack received the Global Ambassador Summer Program Scholarship and studied at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan. Jack is currently pursuing his PhD in Linguistics at Harvard University.

Baoqing

Baoqing was born and raised in Beijing, where she graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a BA in English, before moving to the US in 2014. In the US, Baoqing taught at the Western Michigan University before getting her MA in teaching Chinese at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Baoqing is currently a lecturer of Chinese at Boston University.

Isabel T.

Isa designed an independent major at Williams College titled “Critical Health Studies,” combining philosophy, sociology, and anthropology with the goal of complementing her science-oriented pre-medical education with a humanist and critical exploration of health and medicine. After graduating with Highest Honors, she is now an entering MD-PhD student at the University of Michigan where she will complete her doctoral work in sociocultural anthropology.

Valerie A.

Valerie completed her BS in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. She then completed her MS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. She is now a mechanical engineer in the nuclear power industry.

Helen G.

Helen graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University with a dual degree in International/Global Studies and French/Francophone Studies, as well as a minor in East Asian Studies. After working in Shanghai, China for 5 years, she returned to Massachusetts to pursue her Masters of Education in Human Development and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Aleks

Aleks graduated from Yale with a double major in History and Religious Studies. He is now finishing his MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Columbia University, exploring both New York and the History of the Church through the study of Medieval and Inquisitorial manuscripts.

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.

Matthew S.

Matthew attended Emory University, where he majored in English and Creative Writing and won several student film awards. He is currently completing a degree in acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Nick O.

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.

Sean B.

Sean graduated from Yale University with a degree in American Studies. After teaching in Oklahoma City at Odyssey Leadership Academy, he went on to earn his MFA in Poetry at Boston University.

Rasheca

Rasheca was a Robertson scholar who attended Duke University and also had the opportunity to simultaneously major at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. At Duke, Rasheca majored in Public Policy and at UNC Rasheca majored in Nutrition. She graduated in 2020 summa cum laude, with distinction, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is currently pursuing a medical degree at Harvard Medical School.

Carlos S.

Carlos attended The University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate education, where he graduated with a BS in Biochemistry (Research Distinction, Highest Honors). He is now pursuing an MD degree at Harvard Medical School.

Diane H.

Diane is a MD/MS candidate at Columbia University, where she has recently published a first author manuscript in cardiothoracic surgery research. Previously, she studied Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Alexi S.

Alexis is an MD Candidate at Harvard Medical School with a passion for teaching and helping others find what makes them thrive. She previously graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2019, where she received her BS in Neuroscience.

Nadja

Nadja graduated from The Dalton School early, moving on to earn her BA in Psychology at Yale University, cum laude. Nadja was recently selected as a Fulbright Scholar and will serve in Kenya as an English teacher for high school and university students.

Michael S.

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.

Raphael

Raphael attended Yale University, where he earned a BA in Musicology and graduated cum laude. After Yale, he completed a Masters of Music in Voice and Opera at McGill University, while tutoring math privately outside of his classical training.

Jenny M.

Jenny currently teaches English literature at St. Johnsbury Academy. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Trinity College at the University of Oxford, and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Sasha

Sasha earned her BS in Physics and Mathematics from MIT and her PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT. Her PhD research focused on engineering new energy-efficient magnetic nanomaterials. While at MIT, she completed two research internships in France, worked as a visiting scientist in a German physics institute, and pioneered a new physics education program in Chile.

Julia Ra.

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.

Penelope

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.

Katherine T.

Katherine graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a major in Computer Science modified with Film and Media Studies and a minor in Theater - a mouthful! Upon graduation, she accepted a role as Engineering Analyst at Accenture. 

Emily V.

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.

Sofia

Sofía has a BA in Journalism from the University of Southern California and an MA in Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also holds an MEd in Bilingual Teacher of Students with Disabilities in Adolescent Education, Grade 7-12 from City College. Currently, Sofía is a middle school bilingual SPED teacher in NYC, working with Spanish speakers in humanities content areas (writing, reading, social studies).

Katie C.

Katie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biology and minors in Spanish and Education. Katie is now attending the Harvard Graduate School of Education to learn about the intricate and dynamic nature of being an educator in today’s complex society, with the intention to teach high school science post-graduation.

Emilija

Emilija has a BA in Sociology from Queen’s University, and three Montessori MACTE teaching certifications from the Toronto Montessori Institute for children ages 2.5 through 12. Emilija completed an MA in International Studies in Education at the University of Birmingham, and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership, Organization and Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also has her Primary Years International Baccalaureate teaching license from the IBO.

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.

Austin T.

Austin attended Harvard College, and graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Chemistry and English. She will start at Harvard Law in the fall of 2023, where she hopes to find a niche at the science-law interface.

Jacob K.

Jacob holds a BS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated magna cum laude. After working on data analytics for the NBA team the Oklahoma City Thunder, he is now a data analyst for CVS Health.

Eva E.

Eva is currently an MEd Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Previously, she graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, earning her BA/BS in Child Studies and Medicine, Health, and Society.

Layla

Layla is an MD Candidate at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Writing Seminars and a minor in Islamic Studies. Her post-grad fellowship conducting ovarian cancer research at the National Center for Advancing Translational Science culminated in her choice to pursue a career in medicine.

Benazir

Benazir holds a BA in Linguistics from Harvard College, where she graduated cum laude and with honors. More recently, she was a recipient of the Alex G. Booth ’30 Travel Fellowship, which she used to study, sail, and travel around the world.

Shira

Shira has over 15 years of teaching experience, both as a classroom educator and private tutor. She holds an MS.Ed in Early Childhood Special and General Education.

James P.

James currently works as an engineer for Nuvera, a hydrogen fuel cell company in Massachusetts. Previously, he graduated from Syracuse University with an MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude).

Yael

Yael earned a BA in Math and the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). In her senior year of college, she began the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program, through which she earned a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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.

Molly P.

Molly received her BA from Harvard, graduating with Highest Honors in English and Theater, Dance & Media. During her time as an undergrad, she was named a Le Baron Russell Briggs Traveling Fellow, an Artist Development Fellow, and a John Harvard Scholar, and spent a summer studying Shakespeare at the University of Cambridge in England.

Max Sh.

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.

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“Casey has been helping my high school daughter with math for almost two years, and she has been an incredible tutor. Thanks to Casey, my daughter's grades in math have improved and she has become more confident in the subject– and most importantly, she now loves and enjoys math. Casey is a wonderful teacher and an extremely supportive tutor. I’m very glad we found Cambridge Coaching! ”

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