Adam has both a BS from MIT in Mechanical Engineering and an MFA in Stage Management from Yale. Adam has spent years helping students with subjects ranging from SAT/ACT prep to computer science and engineering, both one-on-one and in classrooms. While math is his passion, his greatest strength as an educator is working with students, helping them develop confidence, figure out how they learn, and adapting to that. In addition to a Massachusetts teaching certification and positions on the math and science faculties of such elite prep schools as the Rivers School and the St. George's school, he also draws on careers stage managing professional theater and developing manufacturing processes for optical fiber. He feels that games and humor make valuable contributions to learning: that education is too important NOT to be fun.
Adam was born on a Coast Guard base in Kodiak, Alaska and didn't live in the same town for more than two years until he got to middle school in upstate New York. His favorite places to live (other than Boston of course) include Chicago IL, Ithaca NY, and Wilmington NC. He absolutely adores board and card games, plays competitive foosball, and, until his knees quit on him, engages in such mad feats of endurance as marathons, 50 mile runs, and Ironman triathlons. He also has a 2-year-old son who keeps his life interesting.
Admissions Consulting“Nina was just wonderful - A. would not have accomplished all he did without her guidance and rigorous editing! I am deeply appreciative of the work she engaged in with A. He learned what good writing means both in terms of effort and results. Many, many thanks to Nina and to Signet! ”