Chicago

Scott

J.D. Michigan State University College of Law; M.B.A. University of Chicago; B.A. Michigan State University
5 years experience

About

Scott is a lifelong learner and wants to empower every student to succeed on whichever academic pursuit they’ve reached out to us for. He started his career at Michigan State University, where he graduated with a BA in Political Science and minors in Economics and Philosophy. While earning cum laude honors, Scott worked as a Lead TA for over 800 students for the Economics Department, focusing on Macroeconomics. He also tutored student-athletes for over 2 years, coaching current NBA and NFL players in Math, English, and Writing. There, he learned to develop an efficient approach to tutoring, as athletes had little time to waste. 

Scott then went to law school, where he earned a full-scholarship as a King Scholar (awarded to top 20 students in a class of ~300). After his first year of law school, Scott ranked in the top 1% of his class and earned admission to University of Michigan Law School. He decided to stay at Michigan State for scholarship reasons and worked at a nationally-ranked law firm. 

Deciding to jump into the business world, Scott took a job at the Chicago Cubs while earning his MBA at the University of Chicago, one of the top MBA programs in the world. Scott has worked at Wayfair, Grubhub, and, most recently, Instacart. Currently, Scott owns decisions that lie at the intersection of business and law with a business driving 500 million in sales per year.

For the past two years, Scott has continued his passion of tutoring by working with ~100 students on the ACT and SAT in a digital setting. Twenty-seven of Scott’s students have scored in the 34-36 range, with two students earning a perfect score across all sections. Multiple students have achieved double-digit growth in overall composite scores. Scott brings a driven approach to sessions while connecting with every student in different ways. Given his varied experiences, he is able to do so quite effectively. 

All told, Scott loves teaching, especially helping each student reach his or her potential. As one of a small, hand-selected team of ArborBridge Coaches, Scott empowers his students to achieve their goals through individualized work in executive functioning, test-taking foundations, and testing mindset strategies. Scott also focuses on instilling a certain confidence or swagger to academics that will serve students well past the standardized test process. 

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Scott was a King Scholar in law school (full scholarship with honors classes).
  • Scott earned two Jurisprudence Awards (highest grade in class) during law school.

Fun Facts

  • Scott worked in close proximity to Theo Epstein (his idol) while working at the Chicago Cubs.
  • Scott’s wife is an expert painter, lawyer, and cook.

Areas of Expertise

  • ACT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • SAT/PSAT