Harvard and UC Berkeley Graduate with Humanities, Math, Science and Test Prep Experience
13 Years Tutoring
New York, NY
Elijah is a NYC-based academic coach with a passion for knowledge and humanity. He was born in Bozeman, Montana and raised in Palo Alto, California. He’s taught and tutored in a variety of academic subjects, standardized tests and study skills. He’s gained experience in all types of settings– from one-on-one to small group environments– and from drop-in to long-term clients. His clients have attended the Lycée Français, Bronx Science, Collegiate, Fieldston, LREI, Grace Church, Riverdale, Horace Mann, Birch Wathen Lenox, Dwight, Avenues, Mary McDowell, Brearley and Robert Louis Stevenson, among others. Over the years, he has honed his understanding many academic subjects (all forms of writing, all levels of mathematics, a variety of humanities & sciences) and test prep strategies (including making tests like the SAT & ACT less daunting).
He has special experience working with students who have different learning profiles or preferred learning styles– including ADD/ADHD, autism and behavioral diagnoses. On the other hand, he also specializes in students who are otherwise very high-achieving but face challenges with executive functioning, organization or motivation. He loves sharing tips, tricks and strategies from his toolkit of learning, tailored toward each client’s needs so that they can internalize the skills to improve going forward (in addition to merely crossing a finish line or attaining an immediate result).
As a performer and artist, Elijah understands the importance of effective communication and rapport. This is crucial to formulating each student’s game plan for success, no matter the scope of the work. His philosophy is that every student is a human being first and foremost– an individual with their own interests, habits and goals. To this end, his work with each client is a unique journey– a process that can even be fun and exciting.
As an actor, Elijah has appeared on shows like Law & Order: SVU and The Blacklist. As a writer, his work has been produced at the American Conservatory Theater. His honors thesis blended these two passions, as he worked with Poet Laureate Robert Hass to develop a staged adaptation of the collection \Time and Materials”. His other interests include film noir, cosmology, and the literature of great female authors like Aphra Behn, Sappho, Emily Dickinson, the Brontë sisters, George Eliot, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Glück, Mary Oliver, Adrienne Rich and Emily St. John Mandel.”
Master of Fine Arts, Acting
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, English + Theater & Performance Studies