Elias Leight is an experienced private tutor who believes in a friendly and methodical approach to test preparation and approaches writing coaching with imagination and passion. He has worked to prepare high school students for the SATs and the college application process, and taught varying levels of math and economics to college students. In addition, he worked as a teaching assistant, holding office hours and helping students with problem sets.
As an undergraduate at Wesleyan University majoring in economics, he finished as the 8th ranked student in his class. His research focused on the relationship between the income distribution and economic growth. After college, he worked for the Congressional Budget Office in Washington D.C. forecasting government revenue and analyzing congressional legislation. He has co-authored a paper with an economist at the Political Economy Research Institute on the development of income inequality in the United States and spent time in Princeton’s Politics and Social Policy joint-degree program.
While the formal study of economics and math provides students with a set of valuable tools, writing offers another equally important means to grasp the world we live in. Elias believes in the power of writing – using narrative, detail, and nuance to express what numbers cannot. Since college, he has been regularly freelance writing about music and books for a number of publications, including Billboard, The FADER, Rolling Stone, Time Out New York, and the Atlantic.
Elias is dedicated to education and is eager to help make homework, test preparation and the college application process as manageable and successful as possible. He’s comfortable tutoring math, economics, political science, English, writing, and history. When he isn’t writing and teaching, Elias likes to go to concerts, watch Knicks games, cook, and do yoga.