I'm an independent, MIT- and Harvard-trained private teacher. I offer rigorous tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment services. I work mostly with college and graduate students, but also highly motivated high school students.
I specialize in high-level instruction in undergraduate and graduate subjects that require advanced reasoning and problem-solving ability, across the sciences and the humanities. I've taught independently for ten years and have more than 6000 hours of one-on-one teaching experience, both in person and online. I also offer intensive test preparation for all sections of the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT, designed for students who seek admission to the most competitive graduate and professional schools. I teach full-time, not as a side job.
No matter the subject, my teaching emphasizes precision and rigor, clarity and creativity, deep mastery and conceptual understanding -- never rote memorization or mechanical rule-following. My goal is for my students to develop real, long-lasting expertise and fluency, not merely better grades or test scores.
More details are below. To get in touch, please call, email, or text. I'm happy to answer questions and put prospective clients in touch with former students.
Main tutoring profile, with 60+ testimonials: www.wyzant.com/tutors/MITHarvardTutor
RATE: $150-$200 hourly, depending on the subject
BIO: I'm 30 years old. I studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard, and I'm broadly interested in intellectual and cultural history. My academic background spans the sciences and the humanities. On the science side, I've worked on satellite telemetry, molecular immunology, biomedical engineering, cognitive neuroscience, and artificial intelligence at NASA, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Koch Center for Integrative Cancer Research, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. On the humanities side, I'm a senior editor at a literary and political magazine, where I work on feature essays and book reviews on politics, philosophy, economics, science, and culture. I've edited three books of nonfiction published by MIT Press, and I've co-edited a chapbook of poetry with work by the former U.S. Poet Laureate.
TEST SCOREs: GRE 170 quant, 170 verbal; GMAT 790 (51 quant, 48 verbal); LSAT 178; GRE math subject test 900
SUBJECTS: any level of mathematics, high school to PhD (calculus, multivariable calculus, vector calculus, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, real analysis, complex analysis, abstract algebra, probability, statistics, stochastic processes, mathematical logic, discrete mathematics, dynamical systems); physics (classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, vibrations and waves, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics); engineering (statics, dynamics); philosophy (logic, introductions to philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, philosophy of logic, philosophy of math); economics (any level of microeconomics and econometrics); general training in advanced quantitative and verbal reasoning, critical thinking, problem-solving, and reading comprehension; all sections of the GRE, GMAT, LSAT; the American Mathematics Competitions; Exam P for actuaries; and quantitative reasoning and problem-solving exams for consulting and finance interviews
LOCATIONS: I meet most students at MIT, where I can reserve a private study room. I'm available to meet in-person at areas in Boston and Cambridge on a case-by-case basis. I also Skype with students around the world.
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