Farees was born and raised in the Midwest, living for various lengths of time in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. After two decades in wide open spaces, he proceeded to spend the next four years of his life in a place described by sources of good repute as “a concrete jungle, where dreams are made of.” He graduated in 2015 from Columbia University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Biology. Along the way, he conducted research on biomaterials and published his first peer-reviewed article, pursued an interest in global health, and consumed countless halal cart entrees. He is now working on his goal of becoming a physician by 2020 at Harvard Medical School.
Farees has been tutoring since his final year at Columbia, where he helped fellow undergrads tackle molecular and cellular biology. Since then he’s also tutored students preparing for the new MCAT in chemistry, physics, biology, organic chemistry, critical reading, and psychology. His tutoring strategy couples the experience he himself accrued while prepping for the ACT (35), SAT (2400), and MCAT (44) with an appreciation for the individuality of every learner.
Besides his academic interests, Farees is a seasoned cook of Indian cuisine, specializing in chicken-and-yogurt curries, and an enthusiast and amateur practitioner of Arabic calligraphy.