Columbia College, Columbia University; B.A., Biology major, Latin concentration, premedical track. MCAT Score of 517 (95th percentile). Scored 5’s in AP Exams: Biology, Chemistry, Physics B, Calculus BC, US History, Psychology, Latin. Scored 800 on SAT II subject test 800 in Biology-M, Chemistry, Math Lvl 2. USABO Semifinalist. Earned Gold scores on National Latin Exams Levels II-V.
While studying at Columbia on the premedical path, Eduardo assumed a variety of teaching roles tied to his interests. During his studies Eduardo volunteered at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Center with elderly patients and as an Educational Coordinator for new incoming volunteers. He also volunteered as a Latin teacher for three years for the Pegasus Project, a nonprofit aimed at improving literacy through Classics education, with his own personally devised curricula for elementary school children. As a TA for three years, Eduardo also worked closely with students in high school and college versions of a biology lab course at Columbia. About every other summer Eduardo returns home to Connecticut and helps as a tennis instructor for a tennis camp.
Because of his diverse range of experiences working with students from elementary school to college, Eduardo has grown to enjoy teaching and appreciate the various approaches to learning. His approach to tutoring would overall be diagnostic, trying to pinpoint a student's areas of weaknesses and strengths to best learn and improve. As a former tennis instructor, he may introduce a "coaching" element to his pupils by developing more intangible skills such as discipline, good study habits, and performing under pressure.
Outside of tutoring, Eduardo plays tennis as much as he can in addition to running and biking. He also plays card games from poker to MTG. He catches up with old friends and family whenever possible.