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Brian

IvyWise Master Tutor

B.Sc., B.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Brian specializes in preparation for the Math SAT Subject Test and academic support for math and computer science.

Brian is a math and computer science tutor with extensive experience in providing test prep and academic support to a wide range of students.

Brian received two undergraduate degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) and management science. He also conducted extensive research in biomaterials and architecture at the MIT Media Lab and MIT Self Assembly Lab. Nearly all parts of his studies or research involved some aspect of coding whether for graphics, modeling, or design.

Brian began his tutoring career teaching basic reading and mathematics to English-as-a-Second-Language students, eventually working to tutor students in more advanced courses including various college mathematics (multivariable calculus, linear algebra) and computer science courses at MIT. He has been coding since middle school in languages including Java, Python, and C++ amongst others. Brian continues to use his computer science skills day-to-day, working at a high frequency trading firm developing algorithms to trade markets around the world.

Brian is a visual learner and likes to pair concepts with diagrams and images to provide a deeper understanding of the content. He also likes to find real-world applications for problems that make material seem more pertinent to reality and perhaps future careers.

In his free time, Brian enjoys visiting art galleries, reading, playing golf, skiing, and traveling.