Barrington, Ph.D.

Personal Statement

Barrington graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He then went on to receive a master’s degree from Cornell University in African and African-American Studies, then earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in the history of science from Harvard University. A former assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Barrington taught at the Bugil Academy in South Korea and at The Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut. A trained and published historian of science, his main research area is the study of race and science, as well as the histories of American medicine and modern biology. Barrington considers himself an intellectual historian who is enthusiastic about studies in Western (and Eastern) civilization, World History, and American History. In particular, he is keenly interested in teaching critical-thinking skills, methods of how to think, and learn history. Currently, he is teaching history for a nationally ranked high school in northern NJ.

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  • M.S. and Ph.D., History of Science, Harvard University
  • M.S., African and African-American Studies, Cornell University
  • B.S. Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • ACT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • AP English
  • College Essay Writing
  • English
  • GRE English & Reading, History
  • ISEE Reading & Writing
  • Online Tutoring
  • Reading
  • Psychology
  • SAT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • SSAT English & Reading
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Writing