Michael K.

Bio

Michael was born in Boston, and is happy to accept brutal winters in return for having championship sports teams. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University, becoming a Bachelor of Science in Physics (with Highest Honors) and in Mathematics. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Physics Faculty Prize as well as the Steinberg Prize in Physical Science with Interest in History. He is now a Ph.D. candidate in physics at Harvard University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, where he conducts research on topological quantum systems in the Yacoby lab.

Michael has been tutoring students for over eight years. He specializes in physics and math, as well as test prep for the GMAT, GRE, SAT, SAT subject tests, PSAT and AP exams. While he primarily tutors high school and college students, he has also tutored middle school and elementary school students, as well as students with special needs. He has also served as a teaching fellow for first-year college physics.

An avid sports fan, Michael fills most of his free time watching the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. He plays football year-round, and loves to ski during the winter and swim during the summer.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD candidate in Physics
  • Brandeis University, B.S. Physics (phi beta kappa)
  • National Science Foundation Fellow
Specialties
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • GMAT
  • ACT
  • GRE
  • PSAT/SAT
  • SSAT/ISEE
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "I got back from an Outward Bound trip yesterday to learn from my mom that I got 4s on both Physics and Calc AP tests! I figured that you would like to know since you are at least partially responsible for helping me achieve these marks."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Sam)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Michael made sure I understood everything before advancing through the material."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Chase Zammit, Mathematics, Boston)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "He gave great advice about grad school and was very considerate. He's approachable and kind. Very smart. "
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Francesca, Graduate School Applicant)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "[Michael] understood all aspects of the test and explained them clearly, met me at my level, [and was] accessible through email outside of scheduled lessons."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Adam, GRE)