A graduate of Scarsdale High School, Steven Scharf attended the University of Pennsylvania before transferring to Manhattanville College’s accelerated program in education. He graduated summa cum laude with honors and obtained a masters in secondary education with a focus in the humanities and special education. Steven also holds a masters degree in school counseling with an advanced certificate in college admission advising. For nearly 20 years he has taught in the Scarsdale Public School District, having started his career as an SAT and ACT coach.
Steven specializes in assisting high school and college students with their research and writing. He dissects complex assignments, breaks them into manageable components, and takes individuals through each step of their work. Through this process, not only do students boost their academic performance, but they also internalize the skills necessary for outstanding writing.
When helping students craft their admissions essays and supplements, Steven develops a holistic plan based on his intimate knowledge of the college process. Rather than merely suggesting a topic or editing one’s work, Steven takes an immersive, hands-on approach as he collaborates with students. He guides them to showcase their unique personalities through essays with the proper structure, tone, and creativity essential for success.
Steven works with students across the academic spectrum, high achievers and those who have difficulty in school. Whether you are well along your way or struggling to get started, he can aid you in perfecting all aspects of your writing.
"Steven has a way to bring out the best in his students. They came up with a great essay topic together and then the writing began. Steven guided my daughter in a way where she wrote a beautiful and insightful essay that truly reflected who she is. She had a great time too. His friendly and kind demeanor were definitely appreciated. He made the process fun and easy going rather than anxiety provoking. Her essay helped my daughter get into her top college."
Masters Degree in School Counseling & College Advising
Nearly 20 Years of Teaching in the Scarsdale Public Schools.
Masters Degree in Secondary Education & Special Education