I was educated at West Point and Cornell University where I was in the top 5% of my class and received a degree in Economics
and Mandarin Chinese
. I also studied abroad at Beijing University and East China Normal University. In the fall I will be starting a joint degree program between Stanford Graduate School of Business
and Harvard Kennedy School, where I was awarded the John F. Kennedy Fellowship. My services are great for students and prospective students studying for or who need help in a range of topics:
--standardized tests (ACT
--homework and classwork
--techniques for dealing with learning disabilities
--school applications (graduate school, college, boarding/prep school recommendations and essays)
I am relatively new to Wyzant but have been tutoring students on and off for over 15 years in a range of subjects and have worked with graduates of West Point, Harvard, London School of Economics, Yale, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania and numerous other top tier universities. Those I have helped have also gone on to earn prestigious fellowships and scholarships, including the Marshall and Truman scholarships.
While I help students develop tricks for memorization, I emphasize understanding the theory and the "why" behind particularly challenging concepts so that the student can apply that understanding to new problems he or she has not confronted before in the past. When it comes to test taking, I work with the student to develop a curriculum and study plan tailored specifically to that individual's current knowledge level, learning ability and learning style.
My Professional Background
I have a diverse range of professional experiences because I believe that life is too short not to set out on journeys that will make us stronger and wiser. Most recently, I founded a venture capital backed technology startup, which sold to our industry's largest competitor, have worked as an investment
banker and private equity professional on Wall St. and in San Francisco, and have also served in the US Army. Currently I write an entrepreneurship column on Forbes, focused especially on doing well by doing good. I'm here on Wyzant because I love education and I love seeing people, particularly those who are down on school or stressed about coursework (that used to be me), achieve those little lightbulb moments and realizations that they really can be good at academics and achieve their goals.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with questions!