Lucas graduated with a Biology degree from Claremont McKenna College, where he also played baseball and completed a pre-medical courseload. While awaiting word on his medical school applications, Lucas is working as a research assistant in biomechanics for the Sports Performance Research and Analytics group at Massachusetts General Hospital. Lucas began tutoring in high school, continued tutoring and TAing through college, and spent a year after graduation building the curriculum for the National Student Leadership Conference's Biotechnology program. He has tutored subjects including organic chemistry and physics and creates tutoring sessions which are tailored to each individual student. He creates a fun, friendly, and encouraging environment while maintaining high expectations.
Claremont McKenna College - Bachelors, Biology
SAT Composite: 2160
SAT Verbal: 730
SAT Writing: 740
High School Biology
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
If the student is motivated, the tutor is responsible for finding the tools and strategies that will allow the student to succeed.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, I will assess the motivation for finding tutoring and evaluate how best to work towards the student's goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Encouragement and perspective help seed self-motivation.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Maintaining perspective helps keep a student motivated.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Alternative explanations and metaphors help with understanding difficult concepts.