10 Minutes 10 Questions

In this new series we are highlighting one tutor a month for you to get to know!

This month we sat down with our Expert Tutor, Nathanial. Read on to get to know one of our favorite tutors in just 10 questions in 10 minutes!

Q: What is your favorite subject and why?

A: History has always been my favorite subject. Learning about history provides much of the same excitement and wonder that one can get from well-written fictional stories, but experience is made more special because it is a story of our collective past as a species and it has a connection to my life today. I’ve always had a particular interest in political and military history, as intense competition under the highest stakes produces some of the most interesting and unexpected responses in people.

 Q: What are some of your hobbies?

A: I really enjoy playing games of all kinds. I played sports while I was in school and I have been playing video and board games since I was very young with my friends and family. Nowadays I also design historical board games in order to examine historical conflicts through the lens of a game designer and player. I think that games are a wonderful tool for cognitive, social, and academic development if leveraged in the right way.

 I also love reading and discussing literature. I have a voracious appetite for non-fiction reading about political, economic, and military topics. While I don’t read fictional books that often anymore, I have a collection of online web-comics that I read for fun.