- SSAT, HSPT & ISEE
- Subject Tests
- Bethesda, MD
- McLean, VA
- Remote (Skype, Google Hangout, FaceTime, etc.)
Sean completed his Master of Science in Physiology at Georgetown University after earning a Bachelor of Science at the University of Michigan. He also has had extensive research experience in the areas of MRI (brain-imaging) and Drosophila (fruit flies!). In particular, his research projects examined the emotional regulation of PTSD (including the effects of mindfulness based stress reduction), thermoregulation in relation to pain modulation, and the neurometabolite profile of traumatic brain injuries.
Sean’s interests, however, are broader than pure science. He has been a private, one-on-one test prep and academic tutor for over 10 years. He has also been a reading and math tutor for underserved children and an academic support specialist for teens. Sean grew up in the Michiganian Midwest before moving to Washington, D.C. When not taking standardized tests himself for pure fun, Sean is bicycling around the city, jamming on the piano, eating spicy food, or soaking up Internet culture.
I feel that standardized tests measure exactly one thing: how good one is at that particular standardized test. Never does a test actually measure intelligence or aptitude. Hence, preparation and familiarity with one’s foe (the dastardly test) is the key to defeating it. I will urge students to practice, practice, practice, but I’ll also teach them a few tricks along the way to make the experience less excruciating!