Joe Lake


Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Bowdoin College, 2015

Joe tutors high school students in English Language Arts/Writing and the humanities, including Social Studies, History, and Anthropology. He has extensive experience in research, writing, proofreading, and lesson plan design. He is experienced in working with students for whom English is not their first language, as well as with students with special needs, such as ADHD/ADD, executive functioning delays, and dyslexia. Additionally, he served as a wilderness trip leader and rowing coach, as well as a lifeguard/aquatics instructor.
Joe says: “I got my start as a counselor at Chewonki boys’ summer camp when I was 16 years old, and my experiences there continue to inform my thinking on teaching, teamwork, and overcoming challenges. After years as a counselor, coach, and teacher, I continue to believe that growth, persistence, and grit are the most crucial values for students to focus on and nurture.  In my free time I like to travel: during a gap year in college, I worked in Pisco Peru building modular homes and with the Forest Service in Alaska. This past spring just before the pandemic hit I made a solo road trip out to Glacier National Park in Montana. I am a lifelong fan of the Red Sox and Celtics, and wherever I am I keep up my 3 favorite hobbies: reading, running, and rowing.”