Mike was born and raised in upstate New York, where his parents taught him to water-ski shortly after teaching him to walk. He studied physics at Amherst College and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After working as an automation engineer for two years, Mike enrolled at Harvard University to pursue a PhD in physics.
While at Amherst, Mike enjoyed tutoring local high school students and serving as a resident physics tutor for the college’s academic help center. Using a combination of individual instruction and group sessions, Mike helped students to become comfortable with the abstract nature of physics. In his brief foray outside of academia, he coached the local middle school team in the state Science Olympiad. While at Harvard, he has continued to tutor high school and college students in physics and math. At Cambridge Coaching, Mike enjoys translating his love of math and physics into digestible lessons for his students. He also prepares students for the GRE, and relishes helping math-shy students find their aha moments.
Mike is currently working to probe the quantum mechanical properties of defects in diamond. When he’s not in the lab, he enjoys cycling, reading, and taking full advantage of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s student card.