The son of two teachers, Isaac’s passion for mathematical education began when he was a young boy in London and his father brought him along to class to wave rulers at misbehaved students. He concurrently completed a B.S. and M.A. in mathematics as a Regents Scholar at UCLA, graduating Summa Cum Laude with the Daus Prize in mathematics. After spending a summer working on mathematical finance in Hong Kong he bid farewell to warmth and blue skies by starting his PhD in mathematics at Brown in Providence, RI. As a third-year doctoral student, Isaac studies topology and geometry, both theoretically and with an eye to practical application.
Isaac has been tutoring since he was a teenager, in mathematics ranging from high school geometry and pre-calculus to undergraduate- and graduate-level real analysis and algebraic topology. He has taught as an instructor at Brown and in various STEM enrichment programs (like Brown’s SPARK program and UCLA’s Math Circle). He also participates seriously in Mathematics Stack Exchange, an online site populated by thousands of mathematicians helping those studying mathematics at all levels. Put simply: Isaac is passionate about explaining mathematics, no matter how abstract, in a way that is visual, intuitive, and inspiring!
Isaac loves traveling (to conferences and otherwise), learning new languages (currently working on his Russian), and reading whatever few Murakami books aren’t already on his shelf.