John graduated from Harvard in 2013 with a major in neurobiology and a minor in English, and has been tutoring in the greater Los Angeles area ever since. John can tutor a broad range of subjects ranging from the sciences to the humanities, but he specializes in ACT, SAT, essay writing, English, math, and chemistry. John believes that the most important attribute for a tutor to possess, beyond a full understanding of the material, is adaptability. The same approach likely won’t work for every student, so John aims to adapt to every student in order to best fit their needs. When not tutoring, John spends his time playing pick-up soccer, screenwriting, and honing his improv chops at LA’s many awesome comedy theaters. He’s thrilled to bring all his experience to the table in order to help students attain their academic goals!
Education: Harvard University
Undergrad Major: Neurobiology
Other Degrees/Minors: English
Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: Valedictorian, All-Section (Soccer), All-State (Soccer), NSCAA Scholar All-American (Soccer), 2009 State Champion (East Fishkill Thunder, US Youth Soccer), 2009 3rd Place In Nation (East Fishkill Thunder, US Youth Soccer)
Interests & Activities: Varsity Soccer (Captain), Varsity Lacrosse, National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Peer Leadership, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
SAT Scores: 1580 Composite: 780 Verbal, 800 Math
ACT Scores: 35 Composite, 36 English, 35 Math, 35 Reading, 34 Science
AP Exams: 5 Calculus AB, 5 Chemistry, 4 Physics C
SAT Subject Tests: 770 US History, 730 Chemistry
Other Interests & Activities: At Harvard, I was a member of the varsity soccer team for two years. I then had a series of concussions that forced me to stop playing and motivated me to do concussion research at the Whalen lab at Massachusetts General Hospital for the remainder of my undergrad years. During this time, I also began to write creatively and was fortunate to be accepted into the undergraduate fiction workshops of Bret Anthony Johnston and Amy Hempel. By the time graduation came around, I was deciding between pursuing writing and applying to medical school, and I chose writing. I soon made my way out to Los Angeles to pursue TV writing, and for the past three years, I've been writing extensively as a member of the Harvardwood TV Writers' Modules and practicing and performing improv comedy at various LA comedy theaters.
Location: Los Angeles