ThinkSTEP Mission

ThinkSTEP prepares students for the critical thinking and rhetorical skills that are required for success at university and beyond. Our programs cultivate proactive and enthusiastic student leaders who achieve higher grades and AP/IB scores, discover their future goals, and build up impressionable resumés that top universities require.

Critical Thinkers

Critical thinking is the process of considering and analyzing all possible stakeholder perspectives in order to discover the best possible solution to a problem.

Persuasive Leaders

As multiple viewpoints exist and multiple answers are possible for a given problem, top students must be able to speak and write persuasively in order to achieve success in one’s university, career, and life.

Thinking and Doing Should Never Be Done Alone. Inspired by Harvard’s writing courses, learn how ThinkSTEP combines small group classes with 1-on-1 tutoring for maximum academic and leadership impact.

ThinkSTEP Core Values

In order to execute its mission, ThinkSTEP instills the following values in every class and in every student. We teach students to be responsible for their own education, constantly ask questions from all viewpoints, and use evidence to form and communicate their opinions

About Michael

Michael’s lifelong love for learning and leadership convinced him to dedicate his life to instill the same passion in today’s youth. He brings over 10 years of teaching experience and degrees in Business and Journalism to teach how writing and critical thinking impact our daily lives (and university admissions!)

  • Harvard University Master's Degree, Journalism
  • NYU (Stern School of Business) Bachelor's Degree, Business Economics
  • UCLA Certificate in College Counseling
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Teaching Qualification: Investigating Inquiry
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Training: Close Reading of and Writing from Challenging Primary Sources
  • Myers Briggs Type indicator (MBTI) MBTI Step I Certification
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Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1730 - 1930 AP English Lang 1-on-1 1-on-1 1-on-1 AP Microecon
1930 - 2130 1-on-1 1-on-1 Study STEPs 3 1-on-1 (8-10) AP Macro
1730 - 1930 1930 - 2130
Mon AP English Lang 1-on-1
Tue 1-on-1 1-on-1
Wed 1-on-1 Study STEPs 3
Thu 1-on-1 1-on-1
Fri AP Microecon (8-10) AP Macro
Sat Sun
0800 - 1000 1-on-1 1-on-1
1030 - 1230 Study STEPs 1 AP US History
1300 - 1500 Study STEPs 2 AP English Lit
1500 - 1700 IB Business IB English
1800 - 2000 1-on-1 IB History
No Class Makeup Date
  • Study STEPs $58,500 15 Classes
  • AP/IB $70,000 15 Classes