Lee has enjoyed eight years of private/non-profit high school guidance counseling in New York and Miami in addition to three years as an independent college advisor. That experience has included helping underprivileged kids in Brooklyn become the first in their families to attend college, as well as applying his financial aid and SAT expertise to rigorous college application development at the renowned Ramaz Jewish Day School on the Upper East Side.
Previously, he had taught SAT for twenty years (plus IB World History/English) and The New York Times named his biography of Larry Bird (Bird: the Making of an American Sports Legend) one of the Notable Books of the Year in 1989. Reader's Catalog named Bird one of the Twenty Best Basketball Books in print.
While at the University of Michigan, Levine won undergraduate and graduate writing awards in the world's richest collegiate literary competition (the Hopwood Awards), and wrote one of the "Best Articles of the Decade, 1976-86" (Ann Arbor Observer).