Hello! My name is Nico, and I’m a longtime tutor/teacher, musician, and aspiring physician. I studied Chemical and Physical Biology with a minor in Music at Harvard, graduated in 2023, and am now a medical student at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
One of my favorite things about tutoring is getting to know students of diverse learning backgrounds. I make it my personal mission to find out the best way to teach a student according to their preferred learning style and help them achieve their educational goals!
Outside of teaching and school, my interests include weightlifting, cooking, and making music. You can catch me at Smalls Jazz Club Jam Sessions in NYC, and I am always open to new music recommendations!
Education: Harvard University
Undergrad Major: Chemical and Physical Biology
Other Degrees/Minors: Music (Minor), M.D. Student at NYU Grossman (Class of 2026)
Class Rank: Top 1%
Awards & Honors: National Merit Finalist, Science Departmental Award, 1st Chair Jazz Tenor Saxophonist at All-State ILMEA (junior and senior year), 3rd-place medalist in WYSE State Science Olympiad in Biology and Chemistry (junior and senior year), IHSA Congressional Debate Finalist, NSDA Congressional Debate National Quarterfinalist
Interests & Activities: Jazz Band, Jazz Combos, Tennis, National Honor Society, Congressional Debate (captain)
SAT Scores: 800 Math, 760 Verbal
AP Exams: 5 Biology, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Chemistry, 5 US History, 5 Music Theory, 5 Psychology, 5 Spanish Language and Culture, 5 Macroeconomics, 4 Physics 1, 4 English Literature, 5 Computer Science Principles, 5 Statistics, 5 English Language
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Chemistry, 780 Math Level 2
Other Awards: OFA Music Development Award Winner, Cum Laude in Field
Other Interests & Activities: Harvard Jazz Orchestra (president and 1st tenor saxophonist), Harvard Jazz Combos (bandleader, composer, arranger), Synapse Brain Injury Support Organization (vice-president), Neuroscience Research at Umemori Lab (completed thesis), Music Production, Weightlifting, Social Dance