College Advisor, Essay Coach

Tim'm earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University where he began his career as an Admissions Officer before the pursuit of graduate degrees from The New School for Social Research (MA) and Stanford University (MA). A creative writer, published poet, and Hip Hop artist, he brings special insight to the college essay and extracurricular activities. He has reviewed and evaluated more than 6,000 applications collectively as an admissions counselor and reader, primarily at Duke, Stanford, and Rice. For more than two decades he has worked as a university professor teaching Cultural Studies, Philosophy, English, and Creative Writing and has also duplicated this teaching experience as a high school teacher where these subjects are available. As a former high school instructor, Tim'm brings valuable insight to how students can translate both academic and extracurricular assets from the high school experience to colleges. His various work experiences across the United States have given him broad insights on a variety of college campuses. He takes special pride in helping students find colleges that are a good "fit". Tim'm understands the "science of admissions" to be a balanced approach to rigorous review of academic assets and the personal qualities that are sometimes harder to communicate without the expertise of good counsel. Tim'm also currently serves as a Senior Managing Director at Teach For America.

University experience

Stanford University
Admissions Reader
Rice University
Admissions Reader
Duke Univeristy
Admissions Associate


Duke University
The New School