Calvin hails from a suburb of Philadelphia and has been passionate about science ever since he first stepped foot inside the four-ton, papier-mâche Giant Heart at the Franklin Institute. He pursued his passion for the life sciences on a full-tuition McCabe Scholarship at Swarthmore College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Biology and minor in Chemistry. He was awarded the Leo M. Leva award for excellence in biology and has been conducting orthopaedics clinical research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since graduation. Currently, he is applying to MD schools and has been accepted to the NYU Grossman School of Medicine class of 2025.
Calvin loves working with students from all different cultural, academic, and science backgrounds and has extensive experience teaching fellow Swarthmore students how to identify and implement custom study strategies that work best for them. He has served as a Teaching Assistant and Dean’s Tutor for many chemistry/physics courses and as a Writing Associate Fellow for several biology courses. His core strengths include biology, chemistry, physics, and test preparation for the MCAT. Calvin strives to tailor tutoring to each student’s unique needs while encouraging them to stay motivated throughout their studies. Additionally, he is a strong believer in spaced repetition learning (e.g. Anki), especially when it comes to the MCAT.
Outside of tutoring, Calvin has a knack for playing table tennis. He won the US National Championship (U2400) in 2013 and is the founder of both his high school and college Ping Pong Clubs. If you spot him without a book or a paddle in hand, you are in luck because he is likely cooking a delicious meal that he is happy to share!