Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Chemistry, Physics, Math, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, GMAT Class; AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Academic Science, Academic Math, Writing Instruction
Jay graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in the Engineering Physics Program from Princeton University, where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and a clarinetist for the Princeton University Orchestra. After graduation, Jay had a seven-year international career as a petrophysical engineer for Shell Oil, working in Brazil, Portugal, Cameroon, and Tunisia. Upon returning to the United States, he continued his study of Physics at the University of Houston, where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D., while conducting his thesis research at Rice University. For his research, Jay received the NASA Space Grant Fellowship and a Sigma Pi Research Honor Society Award.
Jay takes pride in tutoring each of his students. He entered academia driven to understand the mysteries of the physical universe, but he left with an even greater passion: understanding how people best learn. He has been tutoring a wide range of students for more than two decades, and he continues to find the tailoring of instruction to the needs of individual students to be supremely fulfilling. His guiding principle in teaching is that enabling students to absorb themselves completely and joyfully in the task at hand is the surest way to alleviate their stress and to maximize their success. When Jay is not teaching or enjoying his family, he can generally be found on a bicycle—sometimes in the urban jungle of Houston, sometimes in its rural environs, and occasionally even touring outside of Texas. Jay is the Director of Advantage Testing of Houston.