Connor

Bio

Connor is from Washington, D.C., and he loves dinosaurs.  This obsession, starting in childhood, led him to pursue biology as a field of study.  He attended New York University, where he graduated summa cum laude and double majored in biology and Spanish. He spent the better part of his time there working in two research labs: a clinical lab that investigated women’s health issues, and an animal lab that studied epigenetics. He was twice awarded grants from the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund and presented his findings at NYU’s Undergraduate Research Conference. Now living in Cambridge with his girlfriend and dog Alfie, Connor is tutoring and volunteering while he applies to medical school.

Connor is primarily an MCAT and biology tutor. He scored a 522 on the MCAT, including a 100th percentile score on the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section. He builds the comfort and confidence of his students by customizing a study plan based on their strengths and weaknesses. His other areas of teaching expertise include biology, chemistry, physics, and Spanish.

In addition to dinosaurs, he loves hiking, playing music, and board games. 

Education & Qualifications
  • New York University, BA in Biology 
  • New York University, BA in Spanish
Specialties
  • Physics
  • ​Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • English and Literature
  • History
  • ​MCAT
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Connor was a great MCAT tutor! He is extremely knowledgable of all topics on the exam, especially in CARS. Before working with him, I was practicing an outlining strategy for CARS that was too time consuming. I would never get to see the last two passages! I was extremely frustrated, having spent 4 months practicing/studying and seeing absolutely no improvement. Over the course of the two months I worked with Connor, I was able to alter my strategy, feel more confident, and get to all the questions on the real exam with time left to spare. Furthermore, he helped me to understand what I was really reading (regardless of how boring or convoluted the passaged seemed). And by the end of my preparation, I was able to pick out the main ideas and knew what too look for when approaching the questions. I felt prepared and confident on exam day. My CARS score increased and I ended up with an overall score that was 4 points higher than my first take, which was already considered a solid score. I am very grateful to have worked with Connor these past few months to get the score I have always wanted and recommend him without reservation! "
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Arielle, MCAT)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Connor was very knowledgeable about the exam and could answer every question I had from logistics to strategy. He was also responsive and flexible, willing to work around my schedule. Great tutor, very relatable and helpful! My score went from a 502 (no studying) to a 511 (official score)."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Athena, MCAT)