Eric graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and scored in the 95th percentile on the SAT. He earned his B.A. from Boston University, triple-majoring in Mathematics, Philosophy, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. At BU, he worked in the Taylor Lab of the medical school, researching autoimmune uveitis in mice, and achieved co-first-author publication in the international scientific research journal IOVS. He earned a score of 524 (>99th percentile) on the MCAT. Currently, he is learning about clinical medicine through his work as a medical scribe at Longwood Pediatrics.
An aspiring physician, Eric is dedicated to learning and helping others. His teaching style heavily focuses on active listening to build strong relationships with every student. In addition to driving short-term improvements, he also aims to motivate long-term growth by coaching students to strategically learn and plan. Working in medicine has given him insights into providing excellent care, which he combines with his extensive and well-varied teaching experience to deliver effective, enriching, and personalized tutoring services.
Eric grew up in New York City, where adventures were always just a subway ride away. Even then, he wanted to learn how different people lived and thought, so he has travelled and lived in the opposite side of the world in Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo.
He loves classical music, having professionally studied classical piano for 12 years, graduated from the Manhattan School of Music Precollege, and won a national competition to perform at Carnegie Hall. Passionate about academic empowerment, he has served extensively as a tutor for underprivileged communities.
Although he is both a cat and a dog person, Eric is particularly fond of corgis. In his free time, he enjoys reading books, hiking and camping, and sampling cuisines from different cultures.