Max V.

Bio

Max was born down the street from the National Institutes of Health, outside of Washington, D.C., and has been a lab rat ever since. He graduated from Yale Phi Beta Kappa with both a B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry while announcing hockey games as a TV broadcaster. As an undergrad, he achieved a 4.0 GPA in all graduate coursework and his lab work earned the departmental prize for excellence in research and scholarship. After graduating, Max completed a research fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He is an author on multiple scientific papers and is currently pursuing a M.D. and a Ph.D. through the combined Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program.

Max has experience tutoring on the high school and college level, on topics ranging from algebra to macromolecular biophysics! His core strengths include biology, chemistry, mathematics, and preparation for the MCAT, but he has experience in a wide range of academic areas (he achieved top scores on 15 AP and IB examinations).

Away from school, you can find Max running around Boston/Cambridge, in the gym, exploring New England, or hanging around Fenway Park (go Sox!)

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Medical School / MIT, MD/PhD Candidate
  • Yale University, B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Specialties
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • MCAT
  • PSAT/SAT
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Max helped me with my Human Reproduction Class and I received an A in the course!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (John, Biology, NYU)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    He was very flexible with scheduling and took the time to explain concepts to me in a way that I could understand. He was thoughtful in recognizing my skills as a student as well as my weaknesses….He was a great tutor and I would recommend him to any student taking the MCAT! He was extremely knowledgeable about what material we needed to learn for the exam as well as a calming influence during this stressful process.
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Margaret Ruddy)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    Max was always extremely clear in explaining all scientific concepts and strategies for preparing for the MCAT. He was patient when going over test material and ensured that each question was completely clear before moving on. He had a clear mastery of all material covered on the exam and often expanded upon that with his own medical knowledge to make topics more accessible and relevant. He was also extremely flexible about scheduling and communication.
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Julia, MD applicant)