Grant Wythoff is an educator, author, and scholar of literature and media. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University, one of the oldest and most prestigious postdoctoral programs in the country.
Grant received his PhD in English Literature from Princeton University, where his research was partially supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications and Information Technology Program. He also graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University, where he received an award for the best undergraduate honors thesis.
Grant has experience working with students from all levels and backgrounds. During graduate school, he was a teaching fellow with the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), an academic and cultural enrichment program for high-achieving, low-income students. In his weekly sessions, Grant helped these students prepare for the SAT and ACT exams and coached them through the college admissions process.
Over the past year at Columbia, Grant has taught the classics in the Literature Humanities program and an advanced undergraduate seminar of his own design for the English Department titled “Screenreading,” a class that focused on what happens when readers move from the page to the screen.
As a private tutor, Grant enjoys the opportunity to trade the classroom setting for an extended learning program tailored to the needs and goals of the individual student. Working with My Learning Springboard allows him to gradually adapt the course of study as his students grow into their subject, whether it’s writing, history, art, theater, college applications, or even computer science and web design.
Grant is an Eagle Scout, enjoys camping, hiking, hopelessly rooting for the Mets, and wrote his entire dissertation from an eighteenth-century farmhouse on 150 acres. There, he and his wife kept chickens and a large organic garden. Who knew it takes three years before you can harvest your asparagus?