Michael M.

Bio

Michael was born into an Argentine family but raised in New Mexico and Maryland. His grandmother was one of the first women chemistry professors in Argentina in the first half of the 20th century, and served as Michael’s first inspiration to study chemistry. Michael currently is a PhD Candidate in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, where he received his A.M. degree from Harvard University (4.0/4.0 overall GPA). Before then, he obtained two B.S. degrees from the University of Maryland in chemistry (high honors) and biological sciences (magna cum laude; 3.98/4.0 overall GPA). He has published ten peer-reviewed papers in the field of organic chemistry and has over ten years of teaching chemistry and introductory biology to undergraduates as both a TA and a personal tutor. At Harvard, Michael received two certificates of distinction in teaching for receiving teaching evaluations of 4.8/5.0 in “Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences” and “LifeSciences 1A.”

Michael is fluent in Spanish and had the good fortune of tutoring high school children at an “at-risk” high school in Prince George’s County, Maryland as an undergraduate. In his spare time, Michael likes to come up with clever analogies for chemistry topics and spend time with his wife.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD Candidate in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Harvard University, MA in Chemistry
  • University of Maryland, BS in Biology and Chemistry
Specialties
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Spanish
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    Even at my lowest points in learning the challenging subject of chemistry, Michael would continue to work with me. No matter how long it would take, or how frustrated I would get with myself, Michael would continue to push me to reach my potential while accommodating every possible misunderstanding I might've had along the way. What's special about Michael's teaching method is he doesn't just teach you how to do a problem; he enables you to fully conceptualize the idea behind what you are learning and then apply it to various problems. Michael's confidence in me to do well along with his exceptional teaching ability has taken me from a student who believed learning chemistry was hopeless, to a student who has now discovered a new adoration for a subject.
    Testimonial Source: 
    Nicole Cook, Chemistry, Boston University