Up until first being introduced to Donne in senior year of high school, John was firmly a science kid. In college, he began splitting his time between premed science and poetry classes at Amherst, and ended up graduating with a double major in Chemistry and English. His research focused on the impact of scientific discoveries about the body on Romantic poetry during the late 18th century. While applying to medical school, he worked as a Harrison Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania doing clinical research in surgical oncology. He currently attends Harvard Medical School, where he continues to pursue his interest in English, and presented at the 2017 Hippocrates Symposium on Poetry and Medicine.
John’s teaching experience includes working as a writing TA and organic chemistry tutor at Amherst College. He previously volunteered as a high school assistant English teacher at Lower Merion High School, and mentored high school students as part of the HPREP program at Harvard. He particularly enjoys helping others develop basic writing skills including developing clear written arguments and structured essays. At Cambridge Coaching, John leverages his writing and science backgrounds by supporting applicants to medical school and college through their application processes.
In his free time, he enjoys reading and writing poetry, playing piano, freestyle dancing, and hanging out with his two kittens.