I received my Bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences from Harvard, and my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Scripps Research Institute. The subjects I tutor are math (geometry, algebra/trigonometry, calculus), chemistry, biology and astronomy, as well as test prep for the SAT, GRE and LSAT. I have some experience in college teaching, but most of what I have done is one-on-one instruction of college students and graduate students in a laboratory, as well as helping my 11-year old son with homework. I really prefer teaching people individually because many people do not learn well in a classroom situation, and it's easy for someone to get left behind without anyone knowing or caring. Every student has different needs, but in general, I want to find the place where you are comfortable with the subject and build from there. Most subjects have a set of basic concepts from which you can derive all the more complicated information. With test prep the issues are usually test anxiety, test-specific skills, and subject knowledge. I enjoy this work both because the subjects are interesting to me and because I enjoy helping people succeed at something and overcome the obstacles that may be holding them back. In addition to academic subjects, I spend a lot of time hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Harvard University - Bachelor in Arts, Physical Sciences
Graduate Degree: Scripps Research Institute - PHD, Molecular Biology
SAT Composite: 1520
SAT Math: 730
SAT Verbal: 790
GRE Quantitative: 760
GRE Verbal: 780
rock climbing & mountaineering
GRE Subject Test in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
GRE Subject Test in Biology
GRE Subject Test in Chemistry
GRE Subject Tests
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I want to show them how I approach the problems. I prefer it when I don't know the answer ahead of time so they can see the process I follow.