Preston Z.

Education: Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in Biology, Columbia University with a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Political Psychology at Queen's University of Belfast in Northern Ireland

Lives in Belfast, United Kingdom

Preston graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in Biology and minor in Chemistry in 2008, and spent the following year analyzing and trading equity during the financial crisis, learning about and making use of various financial instruments in the process.  He then pursued a second Bachelor’s degree and went on to graduate cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2011.  Following graduation, Preston spent an enlightening year as an advocate for the mentally ill in Ohio, followed by a year and a half as the operations manager and a tutor for a private tutoring firm in Los Angeles.  He then began one of the only Master of Science in Political Psychology courses in the world at Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland, and graduated with Commendation in December 2015.  He is currently torn between continuing on to a Ph.D. in Politics and pursuing a career in data science in Allstate NI.

Preston genuinely enjoys the process of tutoring eager minds and helping students to work towards a thorough understanding of the material.  He has helped friends and fellow students with coursework since high school, which has provided him with extensive experience in different approaches to teaching, thus allowing him to find a method that works best for each student.  Through this organic process, he finds tutoring to be most effective and enjoyable for both parties.  Preston is seeking to tutor students preparing for the GMAT, as he did well on this exam.  He is also happy to make use of his previous professional tutoring experience in preparing students for the ACT and SAT, as well as Subject Tests, AP exams, and general coursework in his subject areas.

Besides the thrill of helping people learn, Preston also enjoys longboarding, snowboarding, and improving his cooking.  He is also desperately trying to learn coding, and is both creeped out and fascinated by new technology.  He spends his remaining free time contemplating how incomprehensibly cool the ocean is.


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