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Qualifications & Experience

Science is my passion. I love talking about it, and I love teaching about it. My areas of focus are biology, chemistry, and biochemistry. I can teach anywhere from a middle school level all the way up to advanced college level.

I have experience teaching SAT, SAT II Biology, GRE, and MCAT with a focus on Biology. I have previously taught many of these things for many years at The Princeton Review.

I am a cancer researcher at Harvard Medical School focusing on brain tumor metabolism. If you have questions or need help with research and/or writing I can also help you there very well.

I am very flexible and I value your time, so if anything ever comes up, I am happy to work with you. My objective to make sure you understand, and I will hold myself to a very high standard of teaching.

Hope to work with you soon.

Education

2017

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Biological Science & Translational Medicine

2011

University of California - Los Angeles

Physiological Sciences

2017

Harvard University

Cancer Biology

Awards & Honors

2006

California Scholarship Federation

2006

National Honor Society

2005

National Merit Commendation

2006

Bank of America Science Award in Academic Achievement

2016

Cedars-Sinai Research Travel Grant

Subjects

Test Preparation

GRE MCAT SAT Math SAT Reading SAT Writing

SAT

SAT Math SAT Reading SAT Writing

Science

Anatomy Biochemistry Biology Biostatistics Chemistry Genetics Health Science Life Sciences Organic Chemistry Physiology

Tom ’s Rating

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Reviews

Krishna J.
5.0 Articulation
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If u ever need a tutor I would definitely recommend Tom. He was very articulative, proficient and right on time. He was responsive whenever I had questions and answered them promptly after I txted, emailed or even spoke to him. So I strongly recommend this tutor. My son had his lesson on organic chemistry and was very pleased by his teaching methods.

a year ago

Trisha K.

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5.0 Punctuality

Tom is an excellent tutor and I highly recommend him! I searched for a month to find a tutor that was knowledgeable about the upper levels of chemistry and fortunately I happened to meet Tom. I was taking Chemistry 12 at SMC, which I found to be very challenging since I never had a strong background in math and required a lot of tutoring to achieve A’s or B's in my prior classes. He explained things in a simplified manner and was very patient when I struggled with equations. He also gave me a lot short cuts and tips to remember information for my exams. He is extremely professional and I would recommend him to anyone taking any level of chemistry, biology, physiology or biochemistry.

a year ago

Jun L.

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I worked with Tom for over a year to help me with biochemistry. I was struggling with the UCLA biochemistry coursework but Tom was able to simplify the concepts and help me prepare better for exams. He did way more than I asked for or expected and he was very easy to deal with. Tom is very responsive by text or email and was very flexible, despite working as a full time researcher. No way I survived biochemistry without him. 5 stars!

a year ago

Janice P.

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I found Tom through a mutual friend and asked him to help my son with his SAT preparation. I knew he had experience teach at the Princeton Review but I was hoping he could tutor my son one on one. He was very cordial and made the time to make sure my son was comfortable with the material. My son made amazing progress in just a few weeks of working with Tom. Highly recommend.

2 years ago