Originally from Long Island (pronounced LON-GHI-LAND), Zach has been in a New York State of Mind since his birth. He attended Cornell University as a Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar where he majored in Biology and Society in the College of Human Ecology. After graduating with honors and distinction, Zach moved to the big apple where he is currently pursuing a combined M.D./Ph.D. at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is currently in his 6th year (22nd grade!) in the program, having completed two years of medical school and three years of his Ph.D. in neuroscience.
Zach is not new to teaching. In addition to tutoring throughout high school, Zach was a teaching assistant in the undergraduate biology course at Cornell and currently works as a teaching assistant in his medical school Brain and Behavior and Gross Anatomy courses. His core strengths include biology, neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, and test preparation for the MCAT. Having applied to both college and medical/graduate school, he is also an expert in admissions counseling and has even served on the admissions committee for his M.D./Ph.D. program.
Outside of his studies, Zach enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and dog in central park, hockey (being the New Yorker that he is, Zach is a huge New York Rangers fan), and hiking (he recently climbed mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania).