Personal Statement

Christian is an experienced classroom teacher steeped in the Humanities, who expertly facilitates learning environments characterized by technological immersion, awareness of cognitive research, and coordinated pedagogical approaches. As both the product of the public school system as well as a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy ’98, and Brown University ’03, with a B.A. in Religious Studies and an M.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz, he has a firm understanding of pedagogical methods across various disciplines. He is experienced with multiple skill levels and a variety of age ranges in facilitating a student’s growth in all core areas of English and the Humanities, with a focus on basic skills such as analytical writing. Known for being an innovative, academically rigorous, effective, and passionate teacher, as a lifelong learner who strives continually to improve in the very areas that he teaches. His tutoring sessions are guided by a thoughtful attitude that is geared towards recognizing the needs of individual students. Through an approach that synthesizes intuition, pattern recognition, concerted attention to core basic skills (i.e. reading, annotation, critical and creative thinking, written and verbal communication), and a sensitive holistic approach geared to the needs of each individual, sessions directly promote an awareness of what students need to help them develop their abilities in a sustaining and organic way.

In Person and Online Tutoring

Experienced Teacher and Mentor

Masters Degree

  • M.A. English, SUNY New Paltz (Outstanding Graduate 2011)
  • B.A. Religious Studies Brown University
  • ACT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • College Essay Writing
  • English
  • History
  • ISEE Reading & Writing
  • Online Tutoring
  • Reading
  • SAT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • SSAT English & Reading
  • Study Skills
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Writing
  • National Achievement Scholar Finalist, 1997
  • The Sherman Hoar Prize for Excellence in American History
  • The Prize for Achievement in the Study of 20th Century History

“…Thank you for being the best English teacher I’ve ever had. I’ve learned so much from you… I’ve not only improved my writing, but have also learned more about the lessons of life.”

Satisfied Student

“…Of all the classes I participated in High School, our English class was my absolute favorite. I consider it an honor to have been taught by you…you have inspired me to take a second look at how I view the world and myself, for that, I thank you.”

Satisfied Student

“…In ten years of teaching in independent schools, and several years of graduate school at one of our nation’s top English programs, I’ve never encountered anyone, teacher or student, who embodies a love of learning like Christian. Naturally, this passion is infectious, but when combined with a “centered” personality, grounded both in spirituality and self-understanding, it becomes something altogether special.”

Satisfied Administrator