Matthew aspires to be a “lifeologist,” but since that’s not an officially recognized academic discipline, he usually says he plans to be a humanities professor. Matthew graduated from Yale with a BA in English. As an undergrad, if his nose wasn’t in a book, you could find him beatboxing with his a cappella group or directing plays in the theater. After graduation, he moved to Paris for a year, and then to Berlin for another three, polishing his French and German while working as a language tutor, editor, and translator. An incorrigible generalist, Matthew returned to the US to get his Master’s in Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research, where he wrote a thesis on the history of reading. As an instructor and essay coach, Matthew combines his contagious enthusiasm for ideas with a commitment to cultivating critical habits of mind: rigor, patience, persistence, and clear-thinking.
Yale University, BA in English
New School for Social Research, MA in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Intellectual History
- ACT / SAT Verbal
- SSAT, ISEE
- School Support Essay Writing, AP French, AP German, AP European History, AP World History
- SAT Subject Tests French, German, World History
- College Essay Support