Our Team (English)

Bespoke’s tutors are people of extraordinary intelligence and experience.

TIM LEVIN

Founder

While growing up in New York City, Tim attended The Horace Mann School for fifteen years. After graduating from Yale College in 1993, he taught at a boarding school in Massachusetts and... Read More

TIM LEVIN

Founder

While growing up in New York City, Tim attended The Horace Mann School for fifteen years. After graduating from Yale College in 1993, he taught at a boarding school in Massachusetts and then at The Fieldston School in the Bronx. Prior to starting his tutoring business, he worked in the corporate offices of Kaplan Test Prep helping to train teachers and write course curricula. He is an adjunct professor in the Science Department of SUNY's Fashion Institute of Technology. Tim holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Teachers College. After spending years building and strengthening his management team, since 2016 Tim has chosen to step back from the day-to-day running of the company.

ZACHARY FOX

Director, Bespoke Europe

Zachary grew up in New York City, where he attended The Fieldston School. After graduating with honors in Political Science from Lehigh University, he worked for a production company in Manhattan which... Read More

ZACHARY FOX

Director, Bespoke Europe

Zachary grew up in New York City, where he attended The Fieldston School. After graduating with honors in Political Science from Lehigh University, he worked for a production company in Manhattan which created programming for the ESPN network. Later, he produced documentaries for a series that received two Emmy awards. Simultaneously, he worked at the New York offices of Bespoke Education for several years. After receiving a Masters Degree in Documentary Studies from the New School in NYC, he moved to Paris where he continues to make documentaries. Zachary has worked for Bespoke Education for more than six years and is currently the Director of Bespoke Education's program in Paris.

Catherine de Clerck

Swiss Director

Catherine grew up in the Bay Area, California, and graduated with a BA in French Studies from Emory University. She started her career in marketing and communications at Leo Burnett. Her extensive... Read More

Catherine de Clerck

Swiss Director

Catherine grew up in the Bay Area, California, and graduated with a BA in French Studies from Emory University. She started her career in marketing and communications at Leo Burnett. Her extensive global travel has provided her with numerous opportunities to reinvent herself while remaining the pillar for her family. At Bespoke, Catherine looks after our students and families based in Switzerland, providing them with solutions and support for their education and their university admissions journey.

Jivahn Moradian

Director Bespoke London

Jivahn grew up in Paris, France, where he obtained the science-focused baccalaureate at École Jeannine Manuel. He completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi... Read More

Jivahn Moradian

Director Bespoke London

Jivahn grew up in Paris, France, where he obtained the science-focused baccalaureate at École Jeannine Manuel. He completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Economics. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Management at Imperial College in London. He has five years of experience tutoring high schoolers and college students, in subjects ranging from SAT prep to economics. At Bespoke, he tutors the SAT, ACT, economics, math, and science. In his spare time, he enjoys extreme mountain hiking, playing cards, and making Indian food for his friends.

Jonathan Schiffman

Director Bespoke Spain

Jonathan grew up in New York City, attended the Dalton School, and received a BA with Honors from Yale University. After pursuing graduate music studies at the Juilliard School, he came to... Read More

Jonathan Schiffman

Director Bespoke Spain

Jonathan grew up in New York City, attended the Dalton School, and received a BA with Honors from Yale University. After pursuing graduate music studies at the Juilliard School, he came to France as a Fulbright Scholar to study music composition. An accomplished conductor, Jonathan has worked with over fifty orchestras and opera houses throughout Europe. Jonathan is also a published author and a former host of “Spoken Word,” Paris’s preeminent Anglophone open-mic. In his free time, he enjoys chess, skiing, windsurfing and playing piano. Jonathan has over a decade of experience tutoring SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SAT subject tests, creative writing, college application essays, music theory, and various school subjects.

Jess Pearce

Director, Tutoring Services

A California native, Jess has a PhD in biology from the University of Utah. They worked as a research associate at the CNRS in Montpellier, France and the CSIC in Seville, Spain... Read More

Jess Pearce

Director, Tutoring Services

A California native, Jess has a PhD in biology from the University of Utah. They worked as a research associate at the CNRS in Montpellier, France and the CSIC in Seville, Spain before leaving academia to start their own scientific editing and translation business. Throughout their scientific career, they worked extensively with high school and undergraduate students, teaching lecture, laboratory, and field courses. At Bespoke, Jess is the Director of Paris Tutoring Services. As time allows, they also tutor the SAT, ACT, SAT subject tests in biology and math, IB Biology, AP Biology, and AP Statistics.

Lalita Clozel

Lalita obtained a baccalauréat scientifique with honors at Paris’s prestigious high school Henri IV. She went on to study in the US and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, having... Read More

Lalita Clozel

Lalita obtained a baccalauréat scientifique with honors at Paris’s prestigious high school Henri IV. She went on to study in the US and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, having earned a dual degree in philosophy and economics. After internships at the New York Times Paris office and the Los Angeles Times DC office, she pursued a career in journalism, specializing in financial politics. She wrote for The Wall Street Journal, among other newspapers. Lalita is also a documentary filmmaker. She co-directed Homelessly in Love—a movie portraying the romantic lives of five people in the throes of housing instability in the US—and is currently working on various documentary projects in Paris. At Bespoke, Lalita tutors the SAT and other subjects in which she has expertise.

Taylor Coffman

Taylor grew up in San Diego and attended the University of Nevada, Reno for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. While working towards his BS in mathematics, Taylor played on the university's... Read More

Taylor Coffman

Taylor grew up in San Diego and attended the University of Nevada, Reno for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. While working towards his BS in mathematics, Taylor played on the university's NCAA Division I golf team. Taylor remained at UNR to pursue his master's degree in applied mathematics; his work was focused on discrete mathematics with an emphasis in game theory and operations research. During that time, he also taught algebra and provided one-on-one math tutoring to university athletes; his summers were spent teaching geometry at Saint Augustine High School in San Diego. At Bespoke, Taylor tutors the SAT, SAT subject tests in math, and a wide range of math-related subjects.

Adam Eckmier

Adam graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where he earned a BS in medical science and a BA in French. He holds a master’s degree in medical... Read More

Adam Eckmier

Adam graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where he earned a BS in medical science and a BA in French. He holds a master’s degree in medical molecular imaging from the University of Paris XI and the Curie Institute and a PhD in Nuclear Medicine from Sorbonne University. Throughout his educational career, Adam has used math, physics, biology, and chemistry extensively. Since high school, he has been tutoring students in science and math. At Bespoke, Adam helps students prepare for the SAT, ACT, and SAT subject tests in math, physics, chemistry, and biology...

Kyra Hauck

Kyra is originally from Michigan, where she attended the first IB high school in the state. She received her BA in Romance Languages and Arts & Ideas, along with minors in Translation and... Read More

Kyra Hauck

Kyra is originally from Michigan, where she attended the first IB high school in the state. She received her BA in Romance Languages and Arts & Ideas, along with minors in Translation and International Studies, from the University of Michigan. Her next stop was Paris VII, where she obtained a master's degree in Specialized Translation. Kyra now works as a freelance translator specializing in finance and is also the Paris Artistic Director of Danse Theatre Surreality, a binational dance and theater collective. She has tutored French and Spanish for the University of Michigan Athletic Department and has given private English lessons to students in Paris. At Bespoke, Kyra tutors the ACT, SAT, SAT subject tests, and IB.

John Herrick

John has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from University of Chicago and a PhD in molecular genetics from University of Paris XI, Faculté de Médecine. He is an adjunct professor of environmental... Read More

John Herrick

John has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from University of Chicago and a PhD in molecular genetics from University of Paris XI, Faculté de Médecine. He is an adjunct professor of environmental science and economics, and he conducts research in evolutionary biology. John has been tutoring the GMAT, GRE, and SAT for over 12 years.

Chris Knapp

Chris Knapp has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia, where he was a Poe/Faulkner Fellow in Fiction. He has taught creative writing at the... Read More

Chris Knapp

Chris Knapp has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia, where he was a Poe/Faulkner Fellow in Fiction. He has taught creative writing at the university level and has worked with high school students on the essay portions of their college applications in France and the US. He teaches the Reading and Writing portion of the SAT, the SAT II in Literature, and also provides academic support in literature, history, and English classes. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review, the New England Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places.

Madeleine Schwartz

Madeleine Schwartz has spent her life between New York and Paris. She studied History and Classics at Harvard, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She then earned a master's degree in... Read More

Madeleine Schwartz

Madeleine Schwartz has spent her life between New York and Paris. She studied History and Classics at Harvard, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She then earned a master's degree in Classical Languages at Oxford as a Henry Fellowship recipient. Since college, Madeleine has tutored English, History, Latin, and standardized test preparation to a wide variety of students. She has also worked as a high-school equivalency tutor and librarian in the penal system in both Boston and New York. In addition to being a tutor, she is a journalist and literary critic. She has won a European Press Prize for her work.

Rebecca Oudin Shannon

Rebecca grew up in Paris, France. She has a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in literary theory from the Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure. She... Read More

Rebecca Oudin Shannon

Rebecca grew up in Paris, France. She has a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in literary theory from the Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure. She tutored at San Quentin State Prison as an undergraduate and then taught first grade in Mississippi as a member of the Teach For America Corps. Having passed the highly competitive exam (agrégation) to work in the French public education system, she now teaches English literature and language to French high school and university students. At Bespoke, Rebecca tutors the SAT, ACT, SAT subject tests, ISEE, SSAT, and French. She also helps students prepare for the baccalauréat and develop their writing skills.

Mia Tucker

Originally from New York, Mia graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tulane University in New Orleans with a BA in Political Science and International Relations. She then spent several years working... Read More

Mia Tucker

Originally from New York, Mia graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tulane University in New Orleans with a BA in Political Science and International Relations. She then spent several years working at a human rights organization in New York whose focus is labor abuses in apparel supply chains. In 2021, Mia moved to Paris to pursue a master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at Sciences Po. At Bespoke, she helps students prepare for the SAT, drawing on tutoring experiences acquired in New Orleans and Paris.