Brian is originally from Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia, in a quiet neighborhood of Glenmoore. For the past eight years, however, Boston has been his home; first as an undergraduate at Boston University, and now as a graduate student at Northeastern University. As an undergraduate, in addition to two years of research (through BU’s UROP program, and senior thesis work), Brian graduated with Distinction in Mathematics (3.5/4.0 GPA, cum laude), and received the Robert E. Bruce alumni Award for Excellence in Mathematics. After BU, he was awarded the Robert Brian Massey Fellowship for Mathematics and completed his M.S. in Mathematics at Northeastern University, and is now a Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics at Northeastern, where he has recently become a published Mathematician focusing on the study of the topology of complex analytic spaces.
Brian began his career as a tutor as a sophomore at BU, at the Education Resource Center (ERC), and later through BU’s Mathematics department, where he offered weekly tutoring sessions in all Math courses taught at the university. In between undergraduate and graduate school, he worked for a summer at the Worldwide Center of Mathematics in Cambridge, MA, proofreading Math textbooks and writing a solution manual for a Multivariable Calculus textbook. Specializing in teaching highschool and undergraduate students, Brian has over seven years of experience as a Mathematics tutor. Finally, as part of his Ph.D., he has been a course instructor for several semester-long courses offered at Northeastern University.
Outside of work and grad school, Brian maintains a research-level Math blog at brainhelper.wordpress.com (a blind man in a dark room), enjoys reading hard sci-fi books (his favorite being Greg Egan!), and strength training at the gym.