Stephen grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where he first discovered his love for teaching as a swim instructor in high school. He stayed in the Midwest to attend the University of Notre Dame on a full scholarship as a Joyce Scholar. There, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in bioengineering. As an undergraduate, he pursued his passion for improving health outcomes by leading water and sanitation infrastructure projects in Cameroon and Ecuador through Engineers Without Borders. He graduated magna cum laude and received an award for producing the best senior design project in the mechanical engineering program. He is currently an MD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephen tutors for the MCAT, on which he received a perfect CARS score and scored among the top students in the country. He also provides medical school admissions coaching, with a particular emphasis on providing guidance to engineering students who are applying to medical school. Additionally, he tutors for undergraduate-level STEM coursework, with a special interest in engineering courses. His tutoring strategy revolves around helping the student to build an organized problem-solving framework that will allow them to approach any test question with confidence. His tutoring skills are informed by years of experience working as a tutor for Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and as a teaching assistant for engineering and chemistry courses.
In his free time, Stephen enjoys gaining new perspectives through the lens of his camera. His coverage of Notre Dame football has been featured on the cover of Notre Dame’s Scholastic Magazine, and he also dabbles in urban and landscape photography. He enjoys experimenting both in the kitchen and behind the bar, where he is currently on a mission to recreate the best cocktails he’s encountered while traveling.