Calvin R.

Bio

Calvin was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Coming from a family of educators, it didn’t take long for Calvin to become one himself: he started tutoring his geometry classmates and Latin club friends at age 12 and has never looked back. After graduating from Georgia Tech in three years with a BS in Biochemistry and a 4.0 GPA, he got a second bachelor’s degree (because why not) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He has won numerous awards for his scientific research, academic performance, and extracurricular contributions, but none have meant as much to him as winning Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for his work as a Linear Algebra TA at Georgia Tech. 

At every turn, Calvin has found opportunities to stretch his teaching abilities—from teaching a class on feminist philosophy to British sixth-form students, to exploring the basics of calculus with a 7-year-old math prodigy, to prepping an adult student with a rare autoimmune brain disorder to get his GED. At Cambridge Coaching, Calvin specializes in helping students with test prep, having himself received perfect scores on the SAT, ACT, and PSAT, along with 5’s on 19 AP exams and a near-perfect GRE. As an incoming graduate student in the Johns Hopkins Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology and Biophysics program, he also works with science-lovers and science-phobic students alike to sharpen their chemistry and biology skills and scores. 

Teaching and learning are his main hobbies (currently he is teaching himself Spanish and Arabic), but he also likes to draw with ink pens and paint with watercolors, fiddle around on stringed instruments (cello, ukulele, guitar) and have Zoom-enabled TV watch parties with socially distant friends.

Education & Qualifications
  • Johns Hopkins University, PhD Candidate in Biology
  • University of Oxford, BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, BS in Biochemistry
  • Rhodes Scholarship recipient 
Specialties
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Homework Help & Study Skills
  • SAT/PSAT
  • ACT
  • GRE
  • College Admissions
  • MD Admissions
  • Graduate Admissions