As a student at one of the country's top medical schools, a scientist who's published and completed research in a wide variety of scientific areas, and a former high school science
teacher with nearly a decade of tutoring experience, I bring both tremendous content knowledge and proven teaching and tutoring experience to my work. Need help with any aspect of math
or science? Trying to prepare for entry to medical school and a career as a physician or researcher? I am excited to work with you.
I have been tutoring and teaching for the last 9 years, beginning as a tutor for college and high school students. From 2010 to 2012, I worked as a high school science teacher in Connecticut. In 2013, I worked at a startup as a medical researcher while simultaneously teaching MCAT
review courses for Kaplan Test Prep.
In 2012, I successfully navigated the daunting medical school application process, gaining interviews at over 15 schools and being admitted to my number one choice, the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. I have helped a number of students prepare for the medical school application season, including helping them craft their application essays and prepare for the MCAT. In my own preparation for medical school, I achieved a 98th percentile test result on the MCAT (37S), and I have taught several MCAT review classes.
During my university studies, I obtained two degrees - a bachelor of arts in physics
and a bachelor of science in biochemistry
- as well as a minor in mathematics
, graduating magna cum laude. In university, I held numerous leadership roles, from being chair of the school's Educational Advisory Committee to leading an organic chemistry
workshop for undergraduates. I have published research I completed as second author in a national journal (Journal of Bioconjugate Chemistry
). I am currently a researcher at UC San Diego, writing
up a manuscript on cancer genetics
The confidence and expertise I have in all components of science (from biology
to physics) and mathematics (from algebra
) is matched only by the attentiveness, focus and sense of humor I bring to my tutoring. I have successfully worked with students from all walks of life and all ages - from 6th graders just beginning to become truly independent learners, to college seniors struggling with differential equations
. In all cases, I've found ways to both connect with my students and to pinpoint the exact areas they are struggling in, and help them grow in those areas. My extensive experience with students as both tutor and teacher, coupled with my strong knowledge of math and science, has made me a first choice tutor for many students.
My tutoring, teaching and academic experience is broken down by grade level and focus below:
Middle school: I have taught middle school science and mathematics at the 6th, 7th and 8th grade levels. I am an expert at making my students comfortable and interested, and in breaking down the subject into manageable chunks of information that they can master. I am excited to tutor middle school students in any level of math or science. I am also experienced with tutoring middle school students to take the SSAT
examinations for entrance into competitive secondary schools.
High school: I have taught high school biology and physics at the 9th and 10th grade levels. I am comfortable and experienced with any level of high school mathematics or science, but also with the broader themes of college preparation and standardized testing. In addition to numerous high school classes, I have successfully tutored students for the SAT
, AP Physics
, AP Biology
, AP Calculus
and AP Chemistry
College: I have tutored college students for more than 6 years in everything from calculus to organic chemistry. I have tutored college students at many different levels of academic preparation, and I've developed a flexible, comfortable and serious approach to helping students succeed in challenging college courses.
Post-baccalaureate: I offer tutoring for students interesting in taking the MCAT examination for medical school or any of the Praxis
examinations for teaching. I have successfully taken 3 Praxis examinations, achieving high percentile scores, and I received a 98th percentile score on the MCAT. I offer help on applying to any professional school.
Whatever your academic level or goal, I look forward to helping you achieve it.