Allen Lipson is a dynamic and versatile educator eager to meet students’ diverse needs. With a record of success within formal and informal education, a passion for academic and testing excellence, and a broad range of interpersonal career experience, Allen brings a unique background to his private tutoring work. He specializes in math, reading, writing, and standardized test preparation.
Allen graduated in May 2015 from a rigorous dual-degree program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary summa cum laude at both schools with Bachelors’ in Economics and Rabbinic Literature, respectively. His test results include a perfect 340/340 on the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning GREs, a 1570/1600 on the SATs, an 800/800 on the Math 2, U.S. History, and World History SAT-II’s, and a 5/5 on nine A.P. exams, including Statistics and Electrical and Mechanical Physics.
Allen has relished sharing his excitement for education over a span of ten years. His test prep experience includes one-on-one coaching in GED math for non-native English speakers, group lessons in GED English for classes of twenty or more adults, and SAT and state test tutoring for high school students. Beyond academia, Allen teaches seventh-grade Hebrew school classes on Jewish history and literature and mentors young teenagers for their Bar Mitzvah ceremonies. He worked three summers at a sleepaway camp as an integration counselor for campers with autism.
Currently, Allen teaches public courses as a year fellow at the Hadar Institute, a progressive Jewish research center. His previous role as a union organizer stressed the importance of building one-on-one connections with workers of diverse ages and backgrounds. Before organizing, Allen was a financial consultant for AXA, the global finance firm, where he practiced fine attention to detail through project management.
Outside of work, Allen is an avid reader of literature and philosophy, an amateur runner, and a passable cook.