MIT Engineering PhD + Harvard MBA with a Passion for Teaching STEM
MIT Engineering PhD + Harvard MBA with a Passion for Teaching STEM
Hello! I am a highly experienced, results-oriented tutor who has provided thousands of hours of personalized instruction to a very diverse set of students, in terms of both age and ability. I pride myself on not only ensuring that you internalize the knowledge you need to succeed, but also more importantly that you gain real intuition and mastery for lasting success in your subject, be computer science or reading proficiency. I love to bond with people, am very patient, and truly enjoy...
Hello! I am a highly experienced, results-oriented tutor who has provided thousands of hours of personalized instruction to a very diverse set of students, in terms of both age and ability. I pride myself on not only ensuring that you internalize the knowledge you need to succeed, but also more importantly that you gain real intuition and mastery for lasting success in your subject, be computer science or reading proficiency. I love to bond with people, am very patient, and truly enjoy helping students learn to appreciate life-long learning. You can rest assured that I will provide you with the most rewarding tutoring services you can find. Having already earned four (working on five) engineering degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School, I am your guy if you need transformative change in your academic performance, if you need someone to help you refine your current skills, or if you are looking to achieve the highest possible scores on standardized tests.
My rigorous and comprehensive approach to tutoring primarily science, math, engineering, programming, college admissions, and all standardized testing is guaranteed to have significant impact if you are open to learning. My track record of success is filled with students who have achieved their academic goals, from admission to top universities to successful turnaround stories about students who had been struggling in school. Each of my students have come away from my sessions with a strong mastery of whatever material they seek to learn, and a newfound love of learning. It is my nuanced approach that emphasizes attention to detail and individualized focus on your success that makes the difference and will have you making the rapid improvement in academic performance that you are hoping for. If you are serious about mastering a subject or want to achieve exceptional testing results, please feel free to contact me and inquire about how I could best serve you. I also provide guidance on university applications and interview preparation assistance to prospective management consultants.
A bit about me: I grew up in a large and transient U.S. Army family that hopped back and forth between Germany and the United States. I am an Eagle Scout, and have been active in sports and travel endeavors for as far back as I can remember. I entered MIT at age 17, where over the past decade I have completed bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering, master's degrees in mechanical engineering and technology policy, and am in the process of completing my PhD in mechanical engineering. I am also an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School.
As for industry experience, I have worked most recently as a generalist management consultant at McKinsey & Company, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and at Samsung's global headquarters in South Korea. I have also worked as an aerospace engineer at Boeing and automotive engineer at both BMW at their major engineering facility in Germany and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at their headquarters in Michigan.
My approach to tutoring begins with significant inquiry and observation. I learn who my student is at both personal and work-related levels. I bond with you, build trust and rapport, and identify what style of teaching serves you best. I create a tailored program of instruction that is fluid and flexible so that I can provide you with the absolute best quality education for whatever subject matter you are wanting to master. I use a variety of tools, from practice exams to visual portrayals of concepts to hands-on exercises. My lessons are very interactive and engaging so that students are themselves leading their own learning and taking ownership of their academic trajectories, including their successes. I run very effective virtual sessions through Zoom and Skype for many of my students, which I find is highly effective. Lessons typically last 90 minutes each, and most of my students meet with me between 1 and 3 times per week.
I look forward to your inquiry regarding how we may embark together on a mutually rewarding educational journey.
Ian was extremely accessible, very patient, and willing to help me as much as needed! I am extremely grateful for being able to reach him online, it was very convenient! He is truly a great tutor and I would highly recommend him!Dina , 2 lessons with Ian
Cannot recommend Ian highly enough!
Ian is an amazing tutor and someone I cannot recommend highly enough. He has a strong grasp of every concept he lists in his profile. He is patient and very good at breaking down complex topics into easily understandable lessons. I cannot recommend him highly enough and look forward to engaging with him going forward.Steve, 17 lessons with Ian
Ian is very knowledgeable on IC engines and has helped me immensely when I was struggling in the class at Georgia Tech.Jimmy, 4 lessons with Ian
Ian is a great tutor who is willing to take his time explaining concepts and helping you understand how to get there. He really helped me understand some key components of physics 2 and the related math required to get there.Chris, 2 lessons with Ian
IAn is focused, helpful, and patient... He knows his material and can explain it well. He can match his lessons with the level of the student. I enjoyed the session.Sam, 15 lessons with Ian
My daughter is in algebra 2 honors. Ian went over some problems that my daughter was struggling with and guided her in finding the answers. This one session was very helpful.Nane, 1 lesson with Ian
Excellent teacher, very patient, focused and dedicated to his work
He helped me understand the concept of programming by explaining to me functions in Java how they work, analyzed to me the arrays why we use and we helped me with my exam kai my project!Ioanna , 5 lessons with Ian
I've had four general physics tutorial sessions with Ian and my comprehension has increased significantly in a short amount of time. Ian goes through each problem thoroughly and does not move on unless you understand the concepts. He can verbally explain very complicated and very simple concepts with clarity and complement these with mathematical equations. I highly recommend Ian for university-level physics tutoring.STEPHAN, 61 lessons with Ian
Outstanding, Knowledge & Patient!
Ian has the unique ability to understand exactly where you are proficient and quickly identifies how to fill in the gaps. He is passionate about teaching and patiently guides you through each vital concept so you have firm understanding of the materials covered. I highly recommend him!!Rupert, 3 lessons with Ian
Smart, patient and very good at communicating with my boys.
Ian is smart, patient and very good at communicating with my boys. They look forward to their tutorial as Ian makes it interesting and relevant to their age group and general interest.Ivan, 28 lessons with Ian
Response time: 5 hours