Colin has been teaching full-time since 2012. In that time, he’s enjoyed working one-on-one with hundreds of students and their families. His own educational experiences taught him that inspiration and curiosity are prerequisites for successful learning. He feels very lucky to have had teachers when he was younger who inspired him to learn more, dig further, and take charge of his own education. Now, Colin strives to help his students develop a commitment to self-motivated, lifelong learning.
Colin attended high school in Grand Rapids, Michigan, prior to being accepted to Yale University. When he arrived at college, he was thrilled at the wide array of courses that were available to him. Colin conducted behavioral research with both rats and primates and delved deeply into psychology and neuroscience. He sought a broad and well-rounded education, taking Spanish, philosophy, math, economics and literature courses. Outside the classroom, Colin enjoyed playing the clarinet in the Yale Concert Band and the saxophone in the Yale Precision Marching Band.
He enjoys tutoring both literature/writing and the hard sciences as a result of his own diverse academic interests. He loves teaching physics and chemistry, but also really enjoys helping students craft unique and persuasive personal statements for college admissions.
He is currently in the process of applying to medical school, which he hopes to enter in the fall of 2017. The field of medicine uniquely combines the pursuit and application of knowledge with gratifying interpersonal interactions; both of these aspects were important to him in selecting a career path.
During his free time, Colin enjoys reading, playing music, riding and working on his motorcycle, and volunteering