Nicholas Coccoma


Master of Divinity, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, 2013

Master of Arts, Philosophy, Boston College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2009

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, The College of The Holy Cross, 2006

Nicholas tutors students in grades 5 through 12 in English Language Arts (writing, grammar, and literature), History, and Social Studies. He has extensive experience instructing students in writing skills and is a freelance writer. He enjoys developing personalized curriculum to meet the specific needs of his students.

“As a writer, Nicholas maintains a blog and has had his articles published in numerous publications, including Full-Stop Magazine and Critics at Large. He got into teaching when he served as an AmeriCorps volunteer teacher at the Nativity Preparatory School of Boston in Jamaica Plain, where he taught middle school religion and writing. He believes education is about accompanying students on a journey of discovery—discovery of the world and the self. At its heart, education is about play—uncovering the joy of learning, which comes from within each student. Teaching and tutoring are not about inserting knowledge into an empty vessel so much as midwifing a process of self-directed learning on the part of the student. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys reading, writing, gardening, cooking, hiking, exercise, volunteering, and spending time with his friends and family. He recently got married and he and his wife, Sara, honeymooned in Acadia National Park in Maine. He has also traveled in the United States, Europe, and Central America. Highlights include Hawaii, British Columbia, Italy, and El Salvador.”