Mike is a PhD candidate studying English literature at Duke University, where he writes mostly about contemporary fiction and film. Before that, he majored in English and Economics at Rutgers University and spent a year teaching English at a high school in the South of France. Mike has been tutoring test prep (SAT/ACT) since 2016 (after taking the SAT and scoring a 2340), and has always been passionate about helping other students understand the test and reach their score goals. Nearly all of Mike’s test prep students score in the top 5% of test takers, and he has coached multiple students to perfect scores on the SAT and ACT. Mike also works with a select number of students each year to guide them through the college admissions process and help them craft compelling application essays. His students routinely earn admission into their top-choice schools, including Harvard, Brown, and Dartmouth. In addition, Mike coaches law school admissions and helps college students with LSAT prep, having scored in the top 1% on the exam when he was (briefly) considering going to law school himself. Even in the current world of hyper-competitive admissions, Mike is extremely proud to have seen his students accepted into the top law schools in the country, including Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Law. In his spare time, Mike loves hiking, travel, and writing fiction.


Education: Rutgers University
Undergrad Major: B.A. in English and Economics
Other Degrees/Minors: Minor in Political Science, PhD Candidate in English at Duke University

High School:

Awards & Honors: Superintendent's list (4 years)
Interests & Activities: Student Government (President), National Honor Society (Parliamentarian), Habitat for Humanity (Chair of Advocacy)
SAT Scores: 790 Math, 800 Critical Reading, 750 Writing
AP Exams: 5 Literature, 5 Language, 4 US History
SAT Subject Tests: 750 Math Level 2, 790 Literature


Other Awards: James B. Duke Fellow
University Scholars Fellow
Irving D. Blum Writing Prize (1st place)
English Faculty Writing Prize (1st place)
Drioux Literature Scholarship
John C Daniels Prize in Economics
Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
Presidential Scholarship
Matthew Leydt Scholar
SAS Excellence Award
4th Place Trial by Combat 2018 (National One-on-One College Mock Trial Tournament)
Highest Ranked Attorney Nationally 2017 (National College Mock Trial Tournament)
Other Interests & Activities: Mock Trial A-Team Captain
Mock Trial Association Treasurer
Location: Other

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