M.A. Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
B.A. Biology & Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
M.A. Science Journalism, New York University
5+ years tutoring the SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, calculus, IB math, physics, and chemistry.
Jon holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in neuroscience and another from New York University in journalism. In addition, he received his bachelor’s degree at Case Western Reserve University, graduating magna cum laude with a double major in chemistry and biology and a minor in mathematics.
He served as one of his university’s top academic tutors, specializing in introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and calculus. Since then, he has continued helping students of all ages (from middle-school students to university graduates) prepare for several different standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE, and MCAT. He has also tutored for science-specific and math-specific standardized tests, including the SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, and A Levels.
Jon firmly believes that every student can achieve top marks on any test with the right amount of effort applied in the right direction. He goes beyond rote learning and teaches creative problem-solving as a method for better understanding of any material. In addition, he highlights how each piece of academic content directly ties to the exam, so students always see how obscure concepts are tested.
Jon’s writing has been recognized by the American Society of Magazine Editors. His work has been featured on ABCNews.com and in Scientific American and Popular Mechanics. He has also been recognized for his scientific efforts by the Neuro-engineering Training Initiative and the Grammy Research Foundation.
- Jon has experience tutoring international students and students with learning differences, helping both achieve scores in the 95th percentile range of the SAT and ACT.
- Jon graduated magna cum laude with honors at Case Western Reserve University.
- Jon is an avid musician. He plays violin and sings bass for several different ensembles in New York City.
- He loves to do all kinds of brain games and puzzles, especially the New York Times Crossword.