Gil grew up in Brooklyn and graduated Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, where he did organic chemistry research, tutored undergraduates in chemistry and volunteered tutoring local high school students in math. After traveling in Asia for a year, Gil attended Columbia University on a full scholarship, where he got his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and served as a Teaching Assistant and Adjunct Professor. Columbia awarded him its prestigious Jacob Millman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Gil has over ten years of tutoring and teaching experience with a specialty in chemistry and math. He has worked with students of all levels and abilities, from 3rd grade science students to AP and Honors Chemistry students at institutions like Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Horace Mann, Columbia Prep, Brearley, Trinity and others. Gil has written numerous SAT chemistry subject practice tests and has taken the test several times to learn the types of questions students can expect; he knows the SAT chemistry test better than anyone in NYC. In addition to one-one-one tutoring, he has also taught ACT prep classes at Cristo Rey High School and developed science passages for ACT tests, and is comfortable teaching any level of math, from elementary school to pre-calculus. Gil has also been an Adjunct Professor at New York City Technical College teaching engineering theory and lab courses.
When Gil is not tutoring, he is a sound and recording engineer at venues like Merkin Hall and Jazz At Lincoln Center. He is a musician who performs at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland every summer as well as local NYC clubs.