Tong

Bio

Thomas is from Queens, New York and has endless energy due to the many years of training he had received from constantly battling for his parent’s attention as the middle child. This energy was channeled into his passion for researching HIV, which he spent three years in high school at the Bronx High School of Science and four years in college at Duke University studying. After graduating from Duke with a degree in chemistry, he spent a gap year researching beta blockers in a cardiology lab at Duke University before moving to Boston to pursue a combined MD-PhD in the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program at Harvard and MIT. Thomas is currently studying how the immune system responds to severe viral infections such as COVID-19 in the Harvard Immunology Program.

Thomas has over eight years of tutoring and mentoring experience and has worked with students ranging from high school freshman to college seniors, and even medical students. He excels in science and has experience tutoring undergraduate biology, math, chemistry and physics in preparation for medical school. Furthermore, since starting medical school in 2017, he has been actively advising friends and friends of friends on the medical school application process and consulting on writing powerful personal statements. At Cambridge Coaching, Thomas has also enjoyed advising high school students on their strategies when applying to college. Regardless of whether it’s for a close friend or relatively new acquaintance, Thomas takes every mentoring opportunity seriously and would stop at nothing short of helping his mentees reach their potentials. 

Thomas balances his passion for science with his love for basketball (Let’s go Duke!), long-distance cycling, bouldering, singing in the shower, and trying all the new foods he can get his hands on. 


 

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Medical School, MD/PhD Candidate in Immunology
  • Duke University, BS in Chemistry
Specialties
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine/Health
  • College Admissions
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