I have enjoyed exceptional success both in standardized tests and in a conceptual approach in science. A spectacular GRE score helped me cross the entire globe (I did my undergrad at IIT-Kanpur, India) and landed at Yale for Graduate School. My research earned me the most coveted award for a student in any field and at any level at Yale at the end of my Ph.D.: the only time it was awarded to STEM in 35 years! Now, completely immersed in research in developing best the material for clean energy technology, I really miss the teaching that I immensely enjoyed for last 10 years.
My secret: success in tests (and maybe in life, too) comes from not just what we know, but what we can deliver in a short time, when demanded. I learned the methods in a hard way. I aim to work with students who are like I once was: struggling, needing an extra push, or stuck on a problem without a solution. I hope to transplant what I have learned into young minds. I hope to help today's dreamers become tomorrow's most promising scientists, engineers, and doctors.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur - Bachelors, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: Yale University - PHD, Chemistry
Long distance running
10th Grade Math
11th Grade Math
9th Grade Math
CLEP College Algebra
GRE Subject Test in Chemistry
GRE Subject Tests
High School Chemistry
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Success in tests comes from concentration. The concentration in tests comes from confidence. The confidence comes from our ability to pre-simulate a situation: this makes the situation a well-known/more-familiar one. This pre-simulation happens through (i) smart planning, (ii) challenging knowledge from multiple angles, and (iii) focused practice – a teacher provides these three.