Science isn’t easy – and Nathan knows that firsthand. As a student, Nathan nearly quit STEM as he struggled with it through high school and college. However, he reached a turning point when he realized that learning was a skill and not an innate ability. Armed with this realization, he took systematic steps to refine his learning technique. The newfound ability to grasp subjects like science has set a new course on his life. Not only does Nathan want to be a scientist, but he also wants to share this lesson with others. Nathan is eager to show others how to learn more effectively and, in doing so, enjoy the learning experience.
This mission has inspired a variety of projects. At Princeton, Nathan mentored high school students on a science project which placed 1st among the New Jersey Governor’s STEM Scholars. On campus, Nathan delved into the psychology of learning, developing a seminar curriculum on “how to learn” which was selected for funding by the VP of Campus Life. To continue this work, Nathan was named a Finalist in the Rhodes, Gates-Cambridge, and Sachs scholarship competitions.
Nathan is especially excited by tutoring the MCAT. The breadth, depth, and rigor of the MCAT provide a unique opportunity to refine one’s learning technique. He is convinced that anyone can be successful on the exam if they not only work hard but work hard in the right way. Learning is a skill and Nathan is eager to show you how to improve it.