Melissa H.


Melissa graduated from Bowdoin College cum laude where she majored in Physics and minored in Computer Science. She is currently a PhD student at Harvard in the Biophysics program. Her thesis work at Massachusetts General Hospital focuses on MRI software development. She has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship to support her graduate research, and enjoys investigating how physics and engineering contribute to solving medical challenges.

Melissa has been working with students as a tutor since her senior year of high school, and continued as a tutor during both her undergraduate and graduate studies. Melissa also loves to help others with math and physics outside of tutoring, such as aiding her friends, teammates, and younger cousins with their coursework. She has also been a mentor to younger physics students through the Bowdoin Science Experience program.

When not doing her research, Melissa enjoys yoga, playing volleyball, hiking, and downhill skiing. She is passionate about getting more girls and women into STEM fields, and is a member of Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD candidate in Biophysics
  • Bowdoin College, B.A. Physics with a minor in Computer Science (honors)
  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2015
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "[What did your tutor do well?] Flexible hours, available over email, able to prepare anything I needed help on. Was helpful in working on whatever I feel I needed work on. Available for help over email and Skype. Was patient and really wanted to make sure I got all the steps and details to my homework/topics."
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    (Aly, Boston College Student)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Martha did a fabulous job of finding a tutor who was a good match for our daughter in Computer Science and also Calculus. She also did an excellent job explaining the various payment options with no pressure. Melissa, the tutor selected, was a mentor to our daughter and not just a tutor. She helped build her confidence in college test taking. She put extra time into creating Calculus problems for our daughter to work on. Our daughter went from a D on her first test to an A- as her final grade. We couldn't be happier with the result."
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    (Julie, Parent of College Student)