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Jimmy Biblarz

Jimmy Biblarz is a doctoral student pursuing a J.D./Ph.D. in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard University. Originally from Los Angeles, Jimmy is a 2014 graduate of Harvard College with a magna cum laude degree in Social Studies and a secondary field in English, and the resident LGBTQ tutor in Eliot House. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Jimmy is interested in links between equity-focused public policies, features of neighborhoods and schools, and children’s chances of upward intergenerational mobility. His current project traces the rise and fall of racial integration as the ideological focus of social policy, and the subsequent emergence of competing ideologies. More generally, he is interested in stratification and inequality including discrimination processes, urban poverty, race, immigration, social networks, and continuity and change in values and attitudes.

Jimmy has considerable tutoring and mentoring experience. Aside from serving as a resident tutor in Eliot House, for which he was awarded the Marquand Award for most outstanding tutor, as an undergraduate he served as a Peer Advising Fellow for three years, for which he was awarded the Dingman Award for most outstanding advisor. Jimmy has worked extensively as an academic and test preparation tutor, helping students in all academic subjects as well as the SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, and AP exams. With Wilson Prep, he tutored dozens of students online with an average score increase of 150 points. Privately, he has advised many students on college admissions preparation, helping them secure admission to Harvard, Princeton, USC, Berkeley, and Claremont McKenna, among others. He has worked in-person and online with American and international students.

We at SSP know that Jimmy, with his academic credentials, vast experience working with high school and university students, and compassion and good humor, will be a wonderful asset to our team.