B.A. Brown University, M.Sc. Imperial College London
5 years experience


After receiving his B.A. with Honors in Visual Art and Science & Society at Brown University, Nicolas headed overseas and completed his M.Sc. with Distinction in Taxonomy & Biodiversity at Imperial College London. He currently lives in Berlin, where he relocated after the German government awarded him a research fellowship to study evolutionary biology.

In high school, Nicolas was a National Merit Scholar, competed in Academic Decathlon and the American Mathematics Competitions, and achieved a perfect score on the SAT verbal section. He also earned 5s on nine AP exams, including Calculus AB and BC, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Although he lives far from where he grew up in southern Arizona, Nicolas thinks fondly of home and enjoys helping both his domestic and international students prepare for the joys and challenges of attending college in the U.S. He makes sure that each student feels comfortable and supported, while still encouraging them to push themselves and achieve their best. In addition to teaching K–12 biology classes for several years, Nicolas has helped students from all over the world—from Colorado to South Kensington to Shanghai—navigate the standardized testing and college application processes to get into the schools of their dreams.

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Nicolas scored in the 99th percentile when he took the SAT in high school.
  • Nicolas’s recent students have been accepted to many of the top 20 universities in the U.S.

Fun Facts

  • Nicolas is learning to crochet and just made his first scarf … with his bare hands!
  • When he’s not tutoring, you’re likely to find him looking at fossils in the basement of the nearest natural history museum.

Areas of Expertise

  • ACT