In the suburbs of NYC, Mike is known in his hometown as the only person ever to strike out in tee-ball. He credits this as the moment he realized professional sports were not his calling and decided to start taking his studies more seriously. Mike attended Northwestern University, where he majored in Political Science and spent time working on public health projects in East Africa. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and was a Rhodes scholar finalist. He then hopped across the pond to complete a Masters of Science in Sociology from the University of Oxford, where he graduated with distinction. Mike is currently in his final year of medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he is pursuing a career in critical care medicine in low-resource settings.
Mike has tutored and TA’d a variety of subjects, from AP history and college political science to medical school physiology and anatomy. Additionally, he has helped students personalize application narratives and has edited many college, graduate school, and medical school essays. His core strengths include political science (high school and college levels), medical school pathophysiology, and Step 1 and Step 2 of the medical licensing exams. He believes that there is no one-size-fits all approach to achieving academic success, and he loves customizing study strategies to fit each learner’s unique strengths.
Outside of his studies, Mike loves to play basketball, though he almost never wins (he feels this brings him closer to his beloved New York Knicks). He is an aspiring cook, though his true passion lies in eating his way through the diversity of food NYC has to offer.