Working Smarter and harder (minus the stress ;).
Neuroscience PhD (MIT) with a focus not on simple recitation of material, but on understanding of it.
I take joy in making material feel natural instead of alien. And I have special facility with 'debugging' problem areas that aren't making sense. (9/10 times it's because your brain learned a simple, *almost* true rule that sabotages understanding. I like to suss out those broken rules and fix them. :)
In addition to a background in learning theory (via doctorate in neuroscience) I have a great deal of experience teaching and tutoring a diverse body: from volunteer work with under privileged youth, to teaching MIT and Harvard undergraduate and graduate students, to enableing professors and post-docs to transition between fields, and even to coaching wrestling.
My own hobbies/passions include both the mental and physical and include rock climbing, weight lifting, Brazilian jiu jitsu, theoretical computer science ("mathematical epistemology"), modern statistics, and economics and political theory. And I try to catch as much music and art with friends as a I reasonably can along the way. ;)
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: College of the Holy Cross - Bachelor in Arts, Neuroscience
Graduate Degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1500
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 800
GRE Quantitative: 161
GRE Verbal: 170
Weight Lifting, Rock Climbing, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Economics & Physics, Political Theory, Theoretical Computer Science ("mathematical epistemology")