EducationMD/PhD combined degree student at Columbia University.
BS with highest honors in Neuroscience from Brandeis University (2011).
4.0 GPA in all pre-med requisite classes.
99th percentile MCAT
Currently I attend medical school and study neuro-immunology for my PhD. My undergraduate thesis was on optogenetic induced plasticity at the neuromuscular junction.
ExperienceI greatly enjoy being able to teach others and help them through subjects that are originally difficult to them. My approach to tutoring is generally a little different than others. In lieu of focusing on just one subject, I try to make connections with a variety of other things. For example, a difficulty in cell biology might be better overcome by discussing concepts in general chemistry or physics instead of coming at it from a more traditional angle.
I tutored through college several times per week in most scientific subjects and had great results. My proudest was when a student went from a D in general chemistry on her first two exams up to A+ on her last two.
I've also TAed courses and given guest lectures at several universities in the northeast based on my ongoing research.
My research has shifted since undergraduate and currently I'm studying neuro-immunology and teasing out mechanisms for neural T-cell activation.
One of the more important qualifications for this work is that I scored in the 99th percentile on all sections of the MCAT. I understand the material I'm teaching and want you to as well.
HobbiesI'm a fan of rock climbing and playing rugby in my free time. Originally from California and have been in NY for 2 years.
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