BA, Yale University, Music and Theater Studies
ACT, SAT, Spanish, SSAT/ISEE/SHSAT
As a teacher, tutor, vocal coach, and youth mentor, Greg has worked with students of all learning styles and ages, from elementary school children to adults. In particular, he has tutored a wide range of academic subjects and standardized tests, including the ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT, and has helped students improve study skills and executive functioning. Greg graduated with degrees in Music and Theater Studies from Yale University. There, he also won the Alfred Bildner Prize for Achievement in Spanish, a subject he has studied for over a decade—including four years living and working in Latin America and work as a translator and live interpreter. Greg’s pedagogical approach is strongly centered on the importance of meta-cognition (thinking about thinking), cultivation of clear routines and habits, and a holistic understanding of the learning process of each student. He has always been passionate about education as a means of personal growth and social change.
Greg brings that same passion to his work as an interdisciplinary artist in language, sound, and visual aesthetics. While at Yale, he served as musical director for the singing group Shades, producing its acclaimed studio album Sankofa. He subsequently moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where his work included hosting a television show, modeling, acting in theater and television, and singing—in a salsa ensemble, in a traditional Argentine folk quintet, and in his own soul/funk band. He also wrote, produced, and directed a Spanish language short film that has screened at several film festivals around the world. Since moving back to New York, Greg has performed as a singer/songwriter in several New York venues, including Rockwood Music Hall, Tammany Hall, and The Bitter End. More recently, he was hired as a performance artist for exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art.
Alfred Bildner Prize for Achievement in Spanish (Yale, 2006)
African American Cultural Center Artistic Achievement Award (Yale, 2006)
African American Cultural Center Academic Achievement Award (Yale, 2003-2006)