Isaac W.

Bio

Originally from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Isaac has jumped up and down the northeast. After finishing high school at Saint Albans in Washington, D.C., Isaac completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, graduating cum laude with a degree in Russian and east European studies. Throughout college, Isaac worked nights as a paramedic in neighboring Bridgeport and New Haven, convincing him that medicine and public health were for him. He completed his Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Global Health at the Yale School of Public Health, while simultaneously doing field work in Russia. Isaac returned to New York to complete medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He spent a scholarly year during medical school as a Paul Farmer Fellow at Harvard’s Program from Global Surgery and Social Change.  He is now in Boston as a resident in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at Harvard / Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary.  

Since entering Yale, Isaac has never stopped teaching.  He was the lead instructor of Yale’s Emergency Medical Technician class for five years, as well as serving as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Marci Shore’s European Intellectual History since Nietzsche.  Finally, Isaac has tutored students in NYC, Boston, and around the world (middle school up through graduate school) one-on-one for years.  At Cambridge Coaching, he leans on his varied background to tutor not just science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and math, but also the humanities.  Moreover, he serves all aspects of admissions (from SSAT, SAT, ACT, college admissions, and medical school admissions strategy and writing).

With all of his free time, Isaac enjoys filling the position of goalkeeper on numerous soccer teams throughout the city. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard / Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Resident in Otolaryngology
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD
  • Yale School of Public Health, MPH
  • Yale University, BA in Russian and East European Studies
Specialties
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • Homework Help & Study Skills
  • Step 1
  • College Admissions
  • Medical School Admissions 
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • SSAT & ISEE
Testimonials
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    "What Isaac did well was practicing with different scenarios and going over how to approach them by critiquing my answers, very patient, explained things in a simple and memorable way, did not make any questions feel "dumb", prepared for each session with scenarios."
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    (Bianca, MD Coaching)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Isaac is an incredibly knowledgeable and patient tutor. He is able to tailor lessons for my daughter to her learning style. He is professional, courteous, on time, and flexible."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Anonymous, AP Physics)
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    "There is no question that Isaac knows his stuff. His credentials speak for themselves. What he brings that I think is rare to find is a humanity and care to the work. Our 7th grade son had always loved and done well math until he had the wrong teacher. (I'm sure she was great for some students. But her approach just didn't jibe with our son's needs.) Isaac has rehabilitated our son's confidence and excitement about the subject, and his performance in the class has improved demonstrably. We have never relied on tutors for our kids. But my instinct is that Isaac is surely among the better ones."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Anonymous, Mathematics)
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    "Isaac was an exceptional tutor. He was able to explain new concepts and review old ones in a clear concise manner that allowed for greater understanding. Isaac was able to teach specifically to my daughter's learning style and did so with respect, compassion, and humor. He was flexible with scheduling and always there when she needed him. Isaac responded to emails and texts immediately and kept me informed and listened to my feedback as well. Isaac was a perfect fit for my daughter. He was able to tutor her to a much better understanding of physics. I am grateful to Cambridge Coaching for matching her with him."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Karen, AP Physics)