Academic Tutoring

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Cogito offers a range of in-person and online private tutoring services including exam preparation for SSAT, ISEE, SAT and ACT, and SAT Subject Tests for international students who are applying to America’s best private preparatory high schools, boarding schools, and top-ranked universities. We also provide academic subject tutoring for high school and university students who need extra support in courses such as Mathematics, Calculus, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English Literature, History, and more.



Our Tutors

All of our tutors are highly educated, often receiving highest honors in their fields of study from top-ranked American universities and the Ivy League. Many have professional experience teaching in a classroom with a proven record of success. We carefully screen each tutor to ensure they teach lessons that offer a fun, engaging and creative learning environment.

Tutors are available for lessons in-person in the Greater Boston Area, or online via Skype.


josh_mit tutor

Josh is a Ph.D. candidate in biological engineering and media arts and sciences at MIT. His research focuses on how to design and engineer the built environment to cure or prevent diseases using various forms of engineered living materials. He completed his Master of Architecture at University of Michigan and undergraduate at UC San Diego in Biology, Visual Arts and Urban Planning. Josh has been tutoring for 8 years. His students have gotten into top schools including University of Chicago, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, Brown, and Stanford. As a tutor, Josh is patient, fun, and caring, and will sit with students until they fully understand the material.

Subjects: Math, Biology, Physics, Engineering (Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering), Architecture portfolio review, SAT/ACT, Writing


Jane Cogito tutor

Jane earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and Linguistics (magna cum laude) at Boston University, where she worked as a tutor for international and visually impaired students. After three years in academic publishing at The MIT Press, Jane completed her Master’s in English and returned to teaching. In 2010, she joined the English faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy‘s international summer program, where she teaches courses in essay writing, creative writing, grammar and ESL. With over ten years experience teaching and tutoring all ages, Jane is passionate about helping students discover joy and confidence as readers and writers.

Subjects: English Language, English Literature, SAT/ACT, Writing


Currently completing her MBA at Harvard Business School, Orianne graduated with Honors from University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) with a dual degree in Neurobiology (minor in Healthcare Management at the Wharton School) and Philosophy of Science (minor in Anthropology). She’s a citizen of Thailand and France, speaking English, French and Thai fluently.

Subjects: Biology, SAT/ACT, GMAT/GRE Prep


Kay is a current student at Harvard College. She grew up attending international schools in Asia, and graduated from high school at Phillips Academy, Andover. She has always had interests in both the humanities and the sciences. In high school she participated in varsity athletics, a foreign language magazine, and an art club. She worked as a peer tutor in math, sciences, foreign languages, and the writing center. She was awarded the Chemistry Prize at graduation. At Harvard, her declared field of study is English and Art, and she works as a research assistant in a chemistry lab.

Subjects: SAT, Mathematics, Chemistry, Writing



Yuwen received her PhD from Yale University and her Master’s in Applied Mathematics and Bachelor’s in Mathematics from National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. She is currently teaching Math classes at Harvard University and has previous experience tutoring high school students. She draws from seven years of teaching and tutoring experience.

Subjects: Mathematics, Calculus



A graduate of Harvard University, Archil achieved the second-highest SAT exam score in the Republic of Georgia during the 2012 application year. At Harvard, Archil studied economics and was the president of three student organizations, including Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum (one of the oldest and largest student clubs). Archil has 4 years of college admissions consulting and tutoring experience.

Subjects: Mathematics, SAT/ACT, Writing


Lindsay holds a degree from Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts, History), and will complete her M.Ed in Curriculum Instruction and Educational Leadership this year. Lindsay attended University College London as an affiliate students in the History Department, The Julliard School’s pre-college division and was the only student in the history of her high school to graduate in 3 years. Lindsay’s interest and abilities as a leader and coach are also exemplified by her more than 7 years of Varsity Crew and Basketball experience. Lindsay is also a qualified College Admissions Consultant.

Subjects: English Literature, History, SAT/ACT, Writing

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