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Nick Brown


Academic Tutoring
AlgebraGeometryAlgebra 2PrecalculusCalculusChemistryPhysicsEnglishHistoryPsychologyReligious StudiesPhilosophyTheater


A Yale graduate and a full-time professional tutor for over a decade, Nick tutors nearly all fields of secondary education, not only to teach students content through the highest levels but to help them implement better work habits, organize their thoughts, and thrive in subjects that they struggle with. With a background tutoring students from 4th grade through the end of graduate school, Nick is a firm believer that education is as much about mentoring and relationship-building as it is about mastering subject matter. His favorite part about tutoring is watching his students mature and master formerly difficult subjects over several years of work. His students have gone on to Harvard, Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, and Washington University among many other universities.

Nick’s method for teaching writing in particular offers a model for his overall tutoring: he believes that writing is best when students engage both formal structures and the iterative process that comes from letting carefully-crafted sentences lead them someplace unexpected. The notion that academic work is a constant discovery marks Nick’s approach to all his subjects. His is an infectious intellectual curiosity.

Nick’s uniquely expansive academic background and his relish for long-term mentorship of his students can be traced to his own studies. Nick grew up in a peripatetic family—he had eighteen bedrooms in eighteen years—and that travel between states, countries, and schools forced him to learn different ways to learn. By the time he graduated from high school in Oakland, California, he had exhausted his high school's math and science curriculum and was taking courses across the bay at Stanford. Four years later, Nick graduated from Yale University with a passion for politics, which would lead him to work for several losing candidates in various federal campaigns—as well as to become the national blogger for Rock the Vote. A writer by trade, he would go on to the MFA fiction program at Columbia, while publishing his work in journals like The Atlantic and The Greensboro Review.


— Semi-finalist for the Nicholl Screenwriting fellowship

— Finalist in The Network One-Act Festival