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Nico Krell

tutor, director, improviser, swimmer

Nico is a graduate of Princeton University, where he was the first student to major in Performance Studies — a blend of anthropology and critical theory. His research applied political accountability to American cultural practices, and for his creative work he was awarded the university’s top honor, the Lewis Suddler Prize. He is from Montevideo, Uruguay, and has been a private tutor since 2016. His curriculum uses a neurological foundation to train executive function, bolstering the skills required for success in high school. He believes that education should fuel our interests — curiosity is key.

…a text I love to teach

100 Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez writes with a technicolor splendor that gives your imagination a workout unlike anything else I have read.

…a favorite place I’ve visited

The Redwood Coast of Northern California – getting lost in that primeval wilderness of 2,000-year-old trees, trees of a species that dates back 240 million years, is a visceral education in the era before humanity.

…eight people living or dead I’d invite to my ideal dinner party

Sappho, Federico García Lorca, José Esteban Muñoz, James Baldwin, Paula Vogel, Caryl Churchill, Harvey Milk, and Jenny Slate

…something I can’t stop thinking about

Kurt Vonnegut’s Shape of Stories…which you can watch here