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Calculus, Chemistry, English, Physics more...
Ben grew up and went to high school in the Boston area, graduating from the Commonwealth School in 2005. After a year running a small catering company, Ben started at Harvard. He graduated in June 2010 with a degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences. His main academic interests are environmental science and chemistry, writing, drama, and the communication of science to non-scientists. In the fall Ben will be teaching for Harvard's newest Gen-Ed course, "Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Physics of Soft Matter"
- Graduated from Harvard College cum laude in Earth and Planetary Sciences in 2010
- His senior thesis on atmospheric bromine chemistry led to co-authorship on a paper submitted to Nature
- Is a Teaching Fellow for Harvard's "Science and Cooking"
Art History, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), French more...
BA (Hons), Scripps College, 2005. Hispanic Studies & French Studies (dual); minor in Art History. MA, Richmond the American International University in London, 2007. Art History. MA, Harvard University, 2008. Spanish Literature. PhD, Harvard University, 2013 (expected). Romance Languages & Literatures (Modern Peninsular Literature); minors in Lusophone Literature and History of Art and Architecture.
- Summa cum laude graduate of the Claremont Colleges.
- Member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Delta Pi honor societies.
- Currently a Teaching Fellow in Spanish at Harvard University.
- Visiting student at the prestigious Colegio de México in Mexico City in 2008-2009.
Admissions Undergraduate Writing (Hourly), Creative Writing, English, Essay Editing more...
Caroline graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a BA in American History and Literature and has an MFA in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins. She has published fiction in the Colorado Review, The Montreal Review, and the New Delta Review. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize for fiction. As a writing instructor, she specializes in the expository essay. She uses concrete advice to help students articulate clear and sophisticated arguments.
- Eight years teaching experience, from sixth graders to graduate students
- SAT teaching award for excellent student reviews
- SAT students average 200-point increases
- SSAT students average 25 percentile points increases
Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Physics more...
Randall received his PhD in theoretical physics from UCSD in 2009 and is currently working as a Preceptor of Physics at Harvard University. Before taking this position, he conducted research as a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature at Harvard University. He is originally from Virgina and did his undergraduate work at UVA, where he majored in physics. Upon finishing, Randall was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy and served 5 years as a Nuclear Engineer. He was first in his class at the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Training Program. During his graduate studies, he was the inaugural winner of the LHC Theory Initiative fellowship in 2008. Randall has extensive teaching experience both as a tutor and instructor at the high school and college level. In his spare time, he referees soccer at a semi-professional level and is aspiring to reach the ranks of Major League Soccer.
- Curriculum development for introductory physics at Harvard University.
- Instructor for Computation in Particle physics at Harvard.
- Instructor for the PhD qualifying exam preparation course for UCSD.
- Taught for various freshman and upper level physics courses at UCSD
ACT Prep, Admissions Undergraduate (Hourly), Algebra, Biochemistry more...
Originally from Oklahoma, Michael became interested in a liberal arts education during his time at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM). Michael excelled on the PSAT/ACT/SAT/SAT IIs/and AP tests, scoring in the top percentiles on each of the tests. Michael was accepted to many of the nation’s top universities, and decided upon Harvard for its many opportunities in science combined with an unparalleled liberal arts curriculum. At Harvard, he has created his own plan of study in Global Health, an integrative curriculum covering topics from biology to anthropology to sociology in preparation for a career in medicine.
- Scored in the top percentiles on the PSAT, ACT, and SAT tests, as well as on various SAT II and AP tests
- Current Harvard student who has created his own plan of study in Global Health
- Has extensive tutoring experience in areas ranging from ACT and SAT test preparation to advanced educational planning for students of all ages
Biology, Chemistry, French, Italian more...
Lauren graduated from Yale University in 2009 with a double-major in biology and history and has a variety of tutoring experiences, beginning with tutoring languages and math in high school, where she was a volunteer French, Italian, and math tutor. During college, Lauren worked as a tutor for the Yale Center for Language Study, where she tutored Latin and Italian as well as English as part of her job in Cusco, Peru for the past year. Lauren has a long history of interest in the subjects she offers to tutor and always adored language study, pursuing French and Latin in high school and in college. Lauren completed the AP curriculum in both subjects, and in college pursued upper-level literature classes. To strengthen her conversational French, Lauren lived for separate summers in France and in Bénin, a Francophone West-African country. Attracted by the fast-paced beauty of Italian, she studied this language in high school and then spent a semester during college living and studying in Bologna, Italy. Finally, Lauren began Spanish through a summer in Quito, Ecuador and then perfected it during this past school year, when she lived and worked in Cusco, Peru. Lauren adores language study and the thrill of being able to express oneself in a foreign tongue, and hopes to be able to convey this enthusiasm to the clients' studies. Lauren also loves basic science, an interest that has partly motivated her to pursue a career in medicine and public health. Lauren completed the AP Biology and Chemistry courses in high school, and her college biology major then required her to retake these subjects.
- Graduated from Yale in 2009 with a double-major in Biology and History
- Strengthened her French, Italian, and Spanish while living in France, Bénin, Italy, Ecuador, and Peru
English, Literature, Writing
Ursula graduated from Harvard University in 2004 with a BA magna cum laude in History and Literature. She then taught creative writing for one year at the Marymount School of New York before going to Oxford University for her MSt and PhD in History, focusing on the history of Victorian science and culture. After another year at Marymount, she has returned to Cambridge, MA, where she is now a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science department at Harvard. Her first book, on 19th-century physicist John Tyndall, was released by Palgrave Macmillan in March 2011. Ursula also writes fiction and has completed thirty short stories and ten novels; her first published novel will be released by Little, Brown in 2013. She has been tutoring and teaching since her undergraduate years and is committed to passing on her love of reading, writing, and history to her students.
- Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in History and Literature
- Earned a PhD in History from Oxford
- Currently a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science department at Harvard
- First published novel will be released by Little, Brown in 2013
Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Austin graduated from a small Midwestern high school as valedictorian of his class, and subsequently attended the University of Richmond on full academic scholarship. He completed his BS in Chemistry in 2006, graduating summa cum laude with several chemistry awards. He subsequently moved to San Diego to work as a chemist at the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. After two years at Pfizer, Austin's passion for academics and teaching led him to pursue a PhD at Harvard University. He is currently in his fifth year at Harvard, doing research in the spectroscopic and catalytic properties of manganese, iron, and copper-containing molecules. He has been a Teaching Fellow for several courses at both the University of Richmond and Harvard, including general chemistry, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. On completion of his PhD, Austin intends to pursue teaching at the university level.
- Competent in all areas of chemistry, with special expertise in organic and inorganic chemistry
- Four Certificates of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University
- Recipient of the Dudley R. Herschbach Award for teaching excellence granted by the Harvard University Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
English as a Second Language (ESL), History (American), History (European), Psychology more...
Rebecca received her BA from Barnard College in History, her MA in Educational Psychology from NYU, and her EdD in Developmental Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Rebecca has broad experience as an educator. She tutored small groups of adults in basic literacy and writing for two years with The New York Public Library's Center for Reading and Writing, and has volunteered as a literacy tutor in Boston-area elementary schools for several years. Rebecca has taught one-on-one conversational English and writing to Japanese scientists living in the United States, and also taught an introductory psychology course (in English) to Japanese summer school students at the Showa Institute. She taught English as a second language in three public high schools in rural Japan under the auspices of the Japan Exchange Teaching Program. Rebecca enjoys the cross-cultural exchange of ideas intrinsic to working with non-native speakers of English. On the university level, Rebecca teaches a course in developmental psychology as an adjunct professor at Northeastern University; she taught similar courses as a graduate teaching fellow at Harvard University. In addition to covering principles of psychology, her instruction emphasizes expressing ideas in writing with succinct clarity.
- Received her BA from Barnard College in History, her MA in Educational Psychology from NYU, and her EdD in Developmental Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Tutored with The New York Public Library's Center for Reading and Writing, Boston-area elementary schools, and the Showa Institute
- Taught English in rural Japan under the auspices of the Japan Exchange Teaching Program
- Taught courses in developmental psychology as an adjunct professor at Northeastern and as a graduate teaching fellow at Harvard
LSAT Prep, Other
Rachna has a BS and BA from Duke, a MA in Education, and is working on her JD from Harvard Law School. Last summer she was the first undergraduate intern ever to be accepted to work with top constitutional lawyer Erwin Chemerinsky. Rachna has taught over 1,000 hours of LSAT preparation in NYC and has developed a very successful approach with students for the LSAT. Having taught science for several years in the public school system, she is also very aware of how to tailor her teaching to all different types of students. Last year her students gained an average of 14 points.
- Currently working on her JD from Harvard Law School
- Has taught over 1,000 hours of LSAT preparation
- Average point gain for her LSAT students last year was 14 points