I graduated from Colgate University in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology. I competed as a decathlete on the Varsity Track & Field Team and played club rugby while attending, which sparked an interest in personal training immediately after college. I knew that I wanted to go to medical school and would first need to complete the prerequisites, but in the time between undergrad and postbaccalaureate coursework, I worked as a personal trainer. The experience of tailoring plans for the individual and working one-on-one with a client has proved to be invaluable to me as a tutor.
While completing the premedical postbaccalaureate at ASU, I tutored several classmates and lab partners in the natural and physical sciences. They are my favorite and best subjects, and I really enjoyed teaching them, because it both reinforced my understanding of the material and helped a fellow student. I received A+ marks in every subject that I tutor, and my MCAT score ranks above the 99th percentile.
My tutoring style is typically relaxed and conversational. I present different methods of thinking about or attacking a problem than what the student hears from his/her teacher or professor. Sometimes a different voice is all it takes. Ultimately, I try to promote deep comprehension of the material, as well as provide tips and tricks to increase test-taking speed. Having extra time to tackle the tough problems invariably produces better results.
In my free time I enjoy running, coaching youth softball and soccer, watching Yankees games, reading, and playing with my two stepdaughters.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Colgate University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Running, Cycling, Reading, Coaching youth sports, and anything New York Yankees