Sam was born and raised in San Francisco. An alum of CSB, University High School, and Camp EDMO. His roots are in SF but he has lived in China and South Korea. His 5th grade Mandarin teacher sparked his interest in Chinese and as a result, Sam spent his junior year of high school living in Beijing with a Chinese host family and is returning for 4 years of college with NYU in Shanghai on a merit scholarship. His interest in being a coach comes from his experience in being a Camp EDMO counselor, an Eagle Scout, and a mentor and tutor for kids and seniors. Sam has experience coaching both in-person and online. He believes that the key to learning is making it fun. By getting kids excited about a subject they want to learn more and school becomes an activity instead of a chore.