Ethan tells people he grew up in Portland, OR, but recently passed the tipping point of having spent the majority of his life in Massachusetts. He attended Amherst College, where he majored in anthropology and biology and graduated summa cum laude in 2012. His research on dementia and caregiving received the Donald S. Pitkin Prize for best thesis in anthropology. He is now an MD/PhD student in anthropology at Harvard.
Ethan has extensive tutoring experience with students ranging from middle school to post-college. He has worked in a variety of teaching settings, including the Amherst Biology Department, an Israeli middle school, a community development program in Sierra Leone, and as an independent tutor in Portland, OR. His teaching strengths are in biology, test preparation, and essay writing, including admissions essays for medical and graduate school. He has also worked with many younger students on developing the all-around study skills that will help them thrive as they advance through high school, college, and beyond.
In his free time, Ethan enjoys reading science fiction, powerlifting, and playing with his Yorkie, Garbanzo.