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Hello there! I'm Eric, and I am a recent college graduate based in the Boston area.

I've been tutoring since I was a sophomore in high school, I love being able to help students better understand their coursework. I've taught everything from Music History to college-level Biology, I'm very easy to get along with, and I'm interested in learning about pretty much everything! I began tutoring 6 years ago, at the middle school level. I taught French, Mathematics, and Science to 5 different students that year, and quickly built a reputation as a thorough, dedicated, and empathetic mentor. During my college years at Yale University, I tutored more than a dozen high school students in subjects that included high-school chemistry, AP Biology, SAT prep, and AP US History. I have also taught over 500 students over the course of 3 years through Yale's SPLASH program, which allows college students to teach middle and high school students in both lecture-style and seminar-style environments. In that program, I taught classes on American Politics, the American Health Care system, Music History, and Biology. To this day, History/Politics and the Biological Sciences are my favorite subjects to teach.

The key to my tutoring approach lies in my experience with teaching (and learning) a broad range of subjects. Each student has a totally unique mental approach, and each approach is well suited to certain subjects more than others. To a student who is more humanities-inclined, a science subject may appear challenging at first, but can be made much easier to understand if the student can first be taught to think like a scientist. Alternatively, that student may better understand an unfamiliar subject if the subject matter can be re-cast in a familiar form -- I can easily translate a history question into a math question, or a chemistry question into a humanities question. Once these unfamiliar subjects are translated into a 'language' that the student can understand based on his/her strengths, that once-difficult subject becomes much more manageable.

The other trait that makes me uniquely effective as a tutor is the fact that since I have studied so many different subjects, there is no way that I could have been naturally gifted at all or even most of them. Indeed, I have found many of these subjects daunting and difficult at first, and have had to try all sorts of different learning/studying strategies to better understand them. Thus, I am able to understand how it feels to be a student who may be struggling with a particular subject, and can therefore be of better service to my students. I have found that being naturally proficient at a given subject actually makes it more difficult to tutor in that subject, because the tutor is less able to connect with how the student feels. To be a truly great tutor, one must understand exactly what it means and how it feels to struggle with, and ultimately overcome the difficulties of each subject area. I feel like I have that ability, and my past students have all seen dramatic improvements in their academic performance as a result of my mentorship.

If you or someone you know needs a tutor, please reach out! I'm very flexible, friendly, and eager to help in any way I can.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Yale University - Bachelors, Political Science

SAT Math: 790

SAT Verbal: 750

SAT Writing: 800

AP Biology: 4

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP French: 4

AP Physics B: 5

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism: 5

AP Physics C: Mechanics: 5

AP English Literature: 4

AP English Language: 4

AP US History: 5

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800

SAT Subject Test in Physics: 720

SAT Subject Test in Literature: 700

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 770

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