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Rob M.

Admissions - Business School, Admissions - Graduate Schools (M.A. / Ph.D.), Admissions - Law School, Admissions - Medical School more...

Rob graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 2000 after winning the Kennedy Thesis Prize for his work on trauma and aesthetics in English Literature. He subsequently applied to a wide range of PhD and graduate programs--English Literature, Anthropology, History of Science, Bioethics--and had the welcome but complicated honor of admission to each school to which he applied (Yale, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, U. Penn). He entered a PhD program in cultural anthropology at Harvard in 2001, and served as a Resident Tutor in Writing at Harvard College for 5 years. He was admitted to Harvard Medical School in 2003, and draws from his extensive experience in applying to a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and medicine as an admissions strategy consultant. This record has helped his students achieve placement at some of the world's leading universities. Rob's PhD work focuses on child-soldiering and cross-cultural psychiatry in Northern Uganda, just north of the Nile River. To this day, the Lords' Resistance Army ensures that much of the region is an active war zone, with the kidnapping of children a tragic and common occurrence. Clinically, Rob intends to complete residency in anesthesiology--critical ICU care and pain.

  • Specializes in Admissions Strategy Consulting drawing from a diverse record of acceptance in multiple humanities, social sciences, and medical disciplines.
  • Excels at helping borderline students with sub-optimal standardized test scores improve college and graduate school placement.
  • 5 year history as appointed Resident Tutor in Writing at Harvard College.
  • Patient and effective communicator.

Omar H.

Admissions - Business School, Admissions - Graduate Schools (M.A. / Ph.D.), Admissions - Law School, Admissions - Medical School more...

Omar is Director of Admissions at Veritas Tutors. He has over a decade of experience formally advising applicants in admissions and teaching, for which he has received many awards. He was as a member of the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid at Brown University, and subsequently an undergraduate admissions interviewer. In addition, at Harvard Medical School he was an admissions committee member and interviewer. He has extensive experience advising in all steps of the application process (application targeting and strategy, resumes, personal statement, recommendations, interview preparation, wait-lists). As an admissions consultant and advocate, his confidence-building and enthusiastic approach is customized to individual needs and values, provides honest feedback, helps focus on strengths and contextualize weaknesses, and is supportive to achieve personal goals. He takes great pride in the success of his students, the vast majority of whom have been fortunate to be placed in elite programs of their choice.

  • Diverse background in sciences (biology, psychology, medicine) and humanities (ethics, philosophy, religion, anthropology, law)
  • MD, PhD, MTS - broad experience in applications
  • Strong admissions advising and committee experience
  • Stellar record of improving admissions placement

Kyle T.

Algebra, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics more...

Kyle is currently a PhD candidate in the Psychology Department at Harvard University where he studies evolutionary social psychology. Kyle graduated cum laude from the Psychology Department at UC Santa Cruz. He has tutored for years privately, but received extensive formal training through the UC Santa Cruz peer tutoring program where he finished as an administrator of the program. He tutors the full battery of pre-med courses, psychology, statistics, spanish, and the GRE. He also worked teaching GRE courses for a test-prep company.

  • Current PhD candidate in the Psychology Department at Harvard
  • Received formal training in tutoring through the UC Santa Cruz peer tutoring program

Vanessa O.

Biology, Genetics, USMLE Prep

Vanessa graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and Valedictorian with her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2007. She is currently a Pediatric Anesthesia Fellow at the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. Vanessa completed an anesthesia residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and finished a General Surgery internship in 2007-2008. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and 4th in her class from Cornell University in 2003 with a BA and distinction in all subjects in Biology and Spanish. She completed a College Scholar thesis her senior year. She has taken the MCATs and scored a 37S. She has also taken all 3 steps of the USMLE scoring a 250, 262, and 232 on the 3 steps, respectively (99 2 digit score on all 3). Vanessa has been tutoring students since middle school. She was a formal teaching assistant for Organic Chemistry and Biology at Cornell University and served as a tutor and mentor at Johns Hopkins during medical school.

  • Graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and Valedictorian from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2007)
  • Graduated Phi Beta Kappa and 4th in her class from Cornell University with a BA in Biology and Spanish (2003)
  • Fluent in French and Spanish
  • MCAT score 37S; USMLE scores 250, 262, 232

Andrew M.

Admissions - Private School, Admissions Undergraduate (Hourly), Admissions Undergraduate Writing (Hourly), Essay Editing more...

Andrew is the founder of Veritas Tutors. He graduated with high honors from Harvard's Department of History and Literature, where his field of interest was early modern Europe. He is also an avid supporter of open education. In an effort to reach those who cannot afford to reach him, Andrew has posted a number of sample lessons at the bottom of this page. With specialties in math, science, humanities, writing, and College Admissions, Andrew's primary academic audience includes High School students everywhere. Andrew is also available for a free fifteen-minute consultation with any prospective client; simply contact us for more details.

  • Cum Laude Harvard College Graduate
  • Founded a non-profit open education website, FinalsClub.org
  • Studied abroad in Bologna, Italy
  • Is a vegetarian and rides a bicycle

Irit R.

Admissions - Graduate Schools (M.A. / Ph.D.), Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry more...

Irit graduated with two degrees from MIT (S.B. in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and S.B. in Linguistics), with a minor in Spanish and a Concentration in Japanese, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She earned her Ph.D. from the Program in Neuroscience at Harvard in May 2009, with research focusing on Parkinson's disease. Irit loves to learn, though not by memorization; she always wants to understand how and why things work, and her tutoring style reflects this enthusiasm.

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard
  • Loves to teach
  • Patient, creative, clear communicator
  • Raised in bilingual household (Hebrew and English)

Ari N.

Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra more...

Ari studied mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and the University of California at Berkeley. He completed his Ph.D. in 2007, specializing in quantum topology. During his time as a graduate student at Berkeley, he won multiple awards for exceptional teaching. He has worked at Canada/USA Mathcamp, a summer program for gifted high school students, for more than a decade. Ari spent the 2007-2008 academic year as the math teacher for grades 6-8 at The Crowden School, a Berkeley school for musically talented youth. Most recently, he graduated from Longy School of Music with an MM in Historical Performance.

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley
  • 10+ years of experience with gifted high school students
  • Multiple awards for exceptional teaching
  • Clear, precise, and concrete approach to mathematical discovery

Richard T.

ACT Prep, Calculus, Econometrics, GRE more...

Richard has been a private/peer-tutor for currently more than 8 years, during which time he has helped more than 100 fellow students and clients improve their grades in and their understandings of various academic subjects - all for the long term. A graduate of Harvard College (with an AB in Psychology), Richard was a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student as well as valedictorian of his NYC high school, where he achieved perfect and near-perfect scores on national exams like the SAT, the SAT II Exam in Latin in 2002, the National Latin Exam, the NY State Spanish Regents Exam, and the AP Calculus AB exam. Most recently, as a research assistant completing his own applications to graduate school, Richard scored a near-perfect 740/800 on the Math section and a perfect 800/800 on the Verbal section of the GRE. Academically, he most enjoys finding similarities between subjects as disparate as the social sciences, the visual arts, business, and language-studies. He is currently a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Graduated from Harvard with an AB in Psychology
  • Emphasizes learning underlying concepts and principles
  • Has 8+ years of experience
  • Comes from an analytic AND creative background

Sheila A.

Admissions - Graduate Schools (M.A. / Ph.D.), Admissions Undergraduate (Hourly), Admissions Undergraduate Writing (Hourly), Algebra more...

Sheila has been preparing students for the SAT for eight years and for the GRE for seven years both in one-on-one and in classroom settings; she is quite experienced in tailoring standardized-test material to her students' particular needs. In tutoring, she draws from her multidisciplinary background in both mathematics and literature. She has also been able to leverage her significant writing and graduate school experience to aid students in the admissions process. A former commodities trader on Wall Street, she enjoys teaching Math for the SAT and the GRE, because doing so calls on her quantitative abilities, honed during her undergraduate pre-medical years at Harvard. Now a graduate student in the humanities, Sheila enjoys helping students think and write about literature too, especially in ways that are meaningful to them. In fact, at Indiana University, where she is currently pursuing two doctoral degrees, she has taught several courses in poetry, composition, and world literature. Sheila holds both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from Harvard University and is currently earning two doctoral degrees from Indiana University. In addition to being Veritas Tutors' lead SAT tutor, Sheila also coordinates the Veritas Tutors Admissions Team and manages the New York City branch of Veritas Tutors.

  • Achieved a perfect score on the SAT and a perfect score on the Math section of the GRE.
  • Speaks seven languages.
  • Harvard University: BA (2002) and MA (2005) in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
  • Indiana University: PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature and PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

Jay B.

Admissions - Business School, Admissions - Law School, Admissions Undergraduate (Hourly), GMAT Prep more...

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.

  • 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