Tarun grew up fascinated by the natural world – he would spend hours at the local park in his hometown of McLean, Virginia watching ants crawl on the sidewalk or water babble over stones and wonder how and why they were like that. His intrigue with the world drove him to attend MIT and study Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Bioengineering, completing both a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in four years. Despite the brutally cold weather, an infatuation of Boston has kept him here, and Tarun will be spending the next several years pursuing an MD from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program.
While at MIT, Tarun also worked as a teaching assistant for biology and biological engineering classes at MIT. He also mentored undergraduate students and helped them prepare for the MCAT as well as the medical admissions process. Outside of these academic activities, Tarun also has a special interest in supporting student mental health and has devoted much of his time in his undergraduate to supporting policies to improve student wellness. His primary tutoring strengths lie in biology and biochemistry, as well as MCAT tutoring and preparation.
Tarun enjoys spending his free time reading, experimenting in the kitchen, and playing board games and crossword puzzles.