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Jay is the CEO of Veritas Tutors. He has taken a broad academic path that spans the sciences and the humanities. As a high-schooler, Jay excelled in the sciences, winning awards on the state level for Chemistry in his home state of Florida. After being admitted to Harvard College, Jay began studying physics. However, realizing that it was the exploration of the unknown and the search for meaning he was really after, Jay switched to the comparative study of religion. Jay studied abroad in India for his junior year and speaks fluent Hindi. He graduated Harvard College in '05, and also attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship for jazz trumpet performance.
Jay's rigorous academic and musical path have heavily influenced his methods as a tutor. Understanding the performative aspect of tutoring and the need to communicate, Jay constantly strives to tailor each and every second of every lesson to a student's needs at that very moment. Jay is a dynamic, charismatic, and down-to-earth instructor. With his SAT students he regularly sees 250-400 point gains. Beyond tutoring, Jay is interested in managing and refining Veritas Tutors. Jay was also a semi-professional jazz musician. He lives near the Veritas Center in Cambridge and you can almost always bet on finding him there at all hours, teaching or finding ways to make Veritas Tutors even better!
- Veritas lead SAT instructor
- Excellent communicator
- Has worked extensively with both special needs and high achieving students
- Thinks students should work hard, but enjoy every bit of learning