Born in the Bronx and raised in a small suburb outside of New York City, I grew up during the glory days of Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. In addition to going to the Bronx Zoo, I spent my childhood in classes and swimming pools. I always enjoyed going to school because I was fortunate enough to grow up with a small group of people from elementary school. Swimming occupied the remainder of my time and was my introduction to tutoring: providing swimming lessons to young children. To this day, I enjoy reading Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman, as well as swimming at the beach.
MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
After graduating from Columbia University in 2009, I began providing ACT and SAT tutoring for a test prep agency in Greenwich, Connecticut. This experience included both one-on-one and group tutoring, both in-person and online. Once my students started to succeed with these exams, I began receiving requests from parents to tutor their younger students for the ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT, as well as their older students for the GRE and GMAT. I enjoy the process of helping a student gain confidence through structure and discipline while helping them work towards their goals.
MY TEACHING STYLE
I am always firm but fair with my students. As a former student-athlete who also used to run his own businesses, I understand the schedule and lifestyle of your typical student nowadays. However, I do not believe in excuses whatsoever. This is why I always start by emphasizing organization, scheduling, consistency, and resolve. By doing so early on, students trust me and commit to doing the work early on without complaining about the effort required to become successful.