Daniel

Bio

Dan was born in San Francisco and grew up in Buffalo, NY. After high school, he attended Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. At Harvard, Dan conducted research in disease ecology and pathogen evolution while also being a four-year member of the varsity football team. He graduated cum laude in 2011 with a BA in Human Evolutionary Biology. After college, Dan studied primate retroviruses as a DAAD Graduate Scholar in Germany and Cote d’Ivoire. Currently, Dan is an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School.

Dan has always had a passion for the sciences, and he enjoys being able to share his enthusiasm for the material with the students he tutors. He is especially fond of evolutionary biology and he appreciates the manner in which evolution has a hand in nearly all facets of biology. He is experienced in tutoring MCAT, SAT, and scientific coursework.

Outside of school, Dan enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and rooting (usually in vain) for the Buffalo Bills.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Medical School, MD candidate, expected 2017
  • Harvard College, B.A. Human Evolutionary Biology; Minor in Global Health and Health Policy
Specialties
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Admissions coaching (MD)
  • MCAT
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Dan was very familiar with the specifics of information covered on the MCAT, but also the general PS and BS topics covered. He also made sure that we were going over the various information in the way and pace that I wanted to. I started our tutoring with gaps in biology from my bio courses, and Dan was able to clearly cover a lot of these topics before I began reading, which was extremely helpful. His explanations were very clear and helpful when I came upon topics that I continued to have difficulty with in physics. By the end of my tutoring, I felt that I had a real grasp on all of the material presented in BR." Dan was also very helpful in creating a plan for my time leading up to the MCAT to help make it a little less stressful. This was particularly helpful in the week or two leading up to my test date when I was back in school.
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Kris Boelitz, MCAT & MD Coaching, Boston)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Dan was very thorough, and always followed up on things that were confusing for me. He was willing to spend time outside of sessions to help me further understand concepts, which was much appreciated."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Karina, MCAT, Boston)