At a young age, Greg knew he wanted to pursue a career in education. While in high school, he tutored students of all ages in a variety of subject areas. He attended New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education and just recently completed a Master’s degree in African American Studies at Columbia University. While at New York University, Greg worked at the Admissions Office as a Student Ambassador. As an NYU Student Ambassador, Greg gained an inside look into the college admissions process – working closely with admissions counselors and mentoring prospective students.
For the first three years of his career as an educator, Greg taught seventh grade social studies at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria. Now, while he remains at TWYLS of Astoria, Greg is currently teaching eleventh grade American History and Government as well as an elective entitled “The Intersections of Race, Class and Gender.” Beyond teaching history and social studies, Greg took on a number of responsibilities from coaching soccer to instructing students in web-design to facilitating an after-school book club. He also spearheaded a “Lost At School” team that facilitated the training and implementation of the school’s approach to working with students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Greg privately tutors students in history, math, conducting research, developing essays, SAT preparation, and study and organizational skills.
As a life-long learner, Greg understands and appreciates that learning transcends the four walls of a classroom. Although he is most passionate about history and literature, Greg recognizes that to be a lifelong learner is to be a well-rounded individual. Therefore, he actively seeks every opportunity to grow personally and professionally. In his spare time, he enjoys training and running marathons, snowboarding, playing tennis, traveling domestically and internationally, visiting museums, attending theatre and literary engagements, and frequenting new restaurants to appease both his love of food and food criticism.