Sophie holds an MPA in Public Administration from NYU and a BA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College. Outside of teaching, Sophie has spent her career working at the intersection of the public, private and nonprofit sectors to promote access to healthcare, education and employment.
Nicholas he earned bachelors’ degrees in both Computational Physics and Mechanical Engineering at Rice University. He is now pursuing his Master’s in Medical Physics at Columbia University, with which he hopes to pursue radiation therapy for treatment of cancer patients.
Max holds a PhD in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia, an MA in Near Eastern Studies from NYU, and a BA in Philosophy from Vassar. An experienced classroom teacher, he currently teaches World History at Poly Prep Country Day School.
Molly received her BA from Harvard, graduating with Highest Honors in English and Theater, Dance & Media. During her time as an undergrad, she was named a Le Baron Russell Briggs Traveling Fellow, an Artist Development Fellow, and a John Harvard Scholar, and spent a summer studying Shakespeare at the University of Cambridge in England.
Fernando is a PhD Candidate in Biophysics at Harvard University. Previously, he completed a BS in Applied Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering from John Hopkins University, as well as conducted research in cancer immunotherapy and single-cell microfluidics, earning multiple research awards.
Maya graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Religious Studies and Political Science and minors in French and Conflict Studies from DePauw University. As a Fulbright grantee, Maya taught English to over 200 students in Morocco. She's currently an MPP Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Allison is currently a psychiatry resident at Tufts Medical Center. She is passionate about medical education reform and LGBTQ+ mental health. She holds an MD/MPH from Tufts and a BA in Biology and Anthropology fro Washington University in St Louis.
Yael earned a BA in Math and the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). In her senior year of college, she began the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program, through which she earned a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Matthew is pursuing an MD at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he graduated from Roanoke College as the Class Valedictorian, as well as summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
James currently works as an engineer for Nuvera, a hydrogen fuel cell company in Massachusetts. Previously, he graduated from Syracuse University with an MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude).
“Mac helped me build the tools and confidence I needed to do well on test day. From the beginning, he established an open line of communication, and I felt I could reach out to him in between sessions if I ever had any questions. His lessons on mathematical concepts were approachable and made the material much easier to understand. Mac's positive attitude helped alleivate a good deal of stress I felt about the test. He is an amazing tutor!”
Emily Martin, GRE Student in Boston
“Mac was great. After learning I was pretty comfortable with a lot of the content already, Mac adapted our sessions to focus on harder questions, and helped me pay attention to the critical details.”
Aaron Myran, GRE student in Boston
“Mac is such a smart tutor. He not only improved my writing skills but also taught me to think clearly.”
“Mac was able to pinpoint what my son needed to work on for SAT prep and tailor their sessions to meet my son's needs. Mac was accomodating, flexible, and communicative. He sent weekly updates, tracked my son's practice on test scores, and really connected with my son.”
Marcie Burns, Parent of SAT Student at Hopkington High School
“In a short period of time, Mac helped our daughter gain confidence and improve her test-taking strategies.”
Christine Donovan, Parent of SAT Student at Hopkington High School
“Mac developed my GRE study plan in a compressed time frame. He probed for problem-areas and systematically assigned homework to reinforce concepts we covered in our sessions. A phone call on the evening of the test to help ease my nerves was a welcome surprise. Mac is an easy-going, friendly, and dedicated tutor.”
Ron Sadan, GRE Student
“Mac is extremely knowledgeable and is able to explain topics effectively. He tailored our sessions to my learning style and coached me through improved test-taking strategies, which helped me make a big jump in my MCAT scores.”
Improved MCAT score.
Lucas Gafney, MCAT student in Boston
“Mac worked with both of my sons. He was able to connect with them separately and on their own terms. They've taken his guidance to heart.”
Vinke, Parent of 2 SAT Students in Boston
“Mac helped me visualize and set goals, and kept me on schedule while preparing for the MCAT. I am someone who needs really specific short-term goals, and Mac helped me come up with checklists to complete, bit by bit. He did a fantastic job explaining the different ways to think through the exam questions. By the end of our time together, I was no longer worried about the exam. I was excited about rising to the challenge.”
Jack Kent, MCAT Student in Boston
“Mac was flexible, accomodating, and constantly adapting his teaching style to help me master the material. In particular, he especially helped me bolster my math skills. Whenever I experienced anxiety about the test, he took time to talk me through my concerns, and encouraged me to push forward. He gave me so many tools I will continue to use throughout my education.”
Madison White, GRE Student in Boston
“We are so glad we found Cambridge Coaching and Mac. Mac is friendly, smart, and excited about teaching. He adapted his style to meet our daughter Rachel's needs, suggested new books to read, and offered some great vocab boosters. He used her test-taking strengths to help her improve on her test-taking challenges. The week before the test, he provided strong pre-test planning and reminded her to go to bed early before the exam. On test day, Rachel was well prepared, confident, and able to do her best.”
Susanna Gallant, Parent of SSAT Student at Nashoba Brooks Middle School
“Mac helped me achieve the best possible results in the shortest period of time.”
David Josephson, GRE Student in Boston
“Mac taught me to relax. He broke down difficult concepts, and assigned practice problems for homework to help me master the material. I learned so much from him.”
OAT Score Improved from 310 to 380
Avalena, OAT Student