Princeton University
(Online or In-Person)


Taka Okubo is an award-winning fiction writer. A graduate of Princeton with a philosophy degree, he holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Indiana University. His poetry and stories have been published by Beloit Poetry Journal, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine, and Day One. His works, both fiction and poetry, have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. On top of 5 years of private tutoring experience, he has taught both creative writing and composition classes at Indiana University for three years. In addition to his extensive teaching experience, he has 7+ years of essay counseling experience and led the Application Essay Counseling Division at TA for seven years.

Taka’s students have gained admissions to elite universities including Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Oxford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Duke and more