Program Teacher, New York
London Dramatic Academy, Adelphi University (BA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT
Although a third-generation native of New York City, Sam was raised upstate in a town of 300 people. He graduated from the London Dramatic Academy and Adelphi University magna cum laude. With a major in theater arts and a focus in the humanities, Sam participated in many university and extracurricular productions, and worked as resident graphic designer for the theater department. During his last two years, he worked closely with the Dean of the Honors College in a special study of Homeric Greek. Since graduating, Sam has worked as a director and an actor in films, television, off-broadway plays, commercials, and even a few video games.
Sam began teaching in 2014, working as a teaching artist to bring theater arts programming to hundreds of middle school students across New York City. He joined A-List in 2016 as an SAT/ACT program instructor, as well as an editor and assistant to students crafting their college application essays. Outside of the classroom, Sam has a passionate curiosity and a healthy case of wanderlust, which has led him across the globe to pursue his interests. In recent years he has travelled to Iceland to study volcanism and glaciation, to the Florida Keys to study marine biology, to London to work on productions of Shakespeare’s plays, and most recently to Tennessee to witness the total solar eclipse.
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!