Casey L.


Casey moved to New York in 2015 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary, and received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2020. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University where she studies the many different ways that people and animals can respond to stress. 

In addition to studying the brain, Casey has studied speciation in wasps and the evolution of complex traits in butterflies. She is also passionate about communicating science to audiences of all kinds. As a graduate student, she co-directed a neuroscience outreach organization and produced an annual storytelling show called "Studying the Brain." Throughout her education and research experiences, Casey has had excellent mentors who taught her how to communicate her ideas and consistently improve as a critical thinker. As a result, she genuinely loves teaching and, as a tutor, she channels her excitement about science to help students excel in many different STEM disciplines.

Casey ran cross country and track in high school and competed at the Division I level in college. Today, she still runs for fun and for sanity. She is originally from Virginia and loves camping, live music, and her black cat named Kermit.

Education & Qualifications
  • Columbia University, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, PhD in Neuroscience
  • College of William and Mary, BS in Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • Homework Help & Study Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Casey was the brightest spot of our child's entire year of chemistry. She knew the material extremely well, and was kind, organized, productive, patient, empathetic, and got the best results possible from our son (this was amazing). She was never late, great with scheduling, and flexible. She is truly a wonderful person and tutor and we are forever grateful for the positive year she gave our son, completely shifting his confidence and helping him to believe in himself and his abilities in chemistry. His final grade and SAT Subject Test could not have been better because of her hard work -- along with this, she managed to give our son a love of chemistry. We could not have asked for more."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Chemistry Student)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Casey has been helping my high school daughter with math for almost 2 years and she has been an incredible tutor. She has guided her through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and has patiently worked with my daughter in the areas she struggles most with. Thanks to Casey, her grades in math have improved and she has become more confident in the subject. Most importantly, she now loves and enjoys math. Casey is a wonderful teacher and an extremely supportive and motivated tutor and I’m very glad we found her!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Mathematics Student)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Casey was always prepared and she developed a study plan for me. Sessions with her were super productive and we got through a lot of material. I got a lot of support from her and she always assisted me the best she could. Casey was great and I'd definitely recommend her to anyone needing some help with AP Biology."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Asaya, AP Biology Student)