Testimonials

Here is a sampling of Emails, text messages, and cards I've received from students (and parents) over the years.

Yes, it's good social proof that I know what I'm doing, but more importantly, it reassures me that my life hasn't been a total waste of time. I'm doing something meaningful and have made a difference for a lot of people along the way; as I keep getting older, this means more and more to me.


​Additionally, you can read evaluations I received from students while teaching at Harvard here.

​Subject: Re: another outstanding week with the kids

Hi Eddie,

Thank you again for your persistent effort in keeping them prepared. You have kept them focused on the material and have continuously encouraged them to meet the challenges.

They just look forward for your classes each week and I can see that your classes and regular communication gave them the confidence to pursue it with passion.

You are doing way more than tutoring and we are really appreciative of that.

We are sure you contributed immensely in many students success in the past.

I will be coming there next weekend (Thu-Sat) and if it’s possible with you we can go for a dinner. Thank you again!  

P.M.
-Father of two high school students taking 8-credit Harvard Summer course summer 2019



via text message:

Hi Eddie,

I just wanted to thank you for a great summer of learning! I finished with an A in the class but most importantly felt like I really understood the concepts and enjoyed the challenge! Thank you so much for your help! Wish you the best!

C.R.
-Harvard University student summer 2019



Subject: Re: week 3, they are still going strong

Hi Eddie,

That is so nice of you. You are an excellent teacher and motivator, and we are glad to find you very early in the process.

I wish there are more teachers like you, but it is rare to find people like you with such passion and devotion in what they do.

We hope our children will try their best to keep up with the challenges ahead. You are definitely making it easier for them. We will meet you before the end of their semester. Thank you again!

Sincerely,

P.M.
-Father of two high school students taking 8-credit Harvard Summer course summer 2019



Subject: Re: looking for input and ideas

Hi Eddie,

Thanks so much for the email! I would love to help with this. I will brainstorm ideas and email you back soon!!

Alsoo, I got an A in Chem 17 with a B+ on my final!!! I truly cannot express my gratitude for your help this semester. You were really my teacher this semester and I can’t thank you enough. The way you explained concepts and made me feel like I could really understand it was so amazing.

Thank you SOSO much for everything.

Have a great holiday week,

M.H.K.
-Harvard University student fall 2017



Subject: fall 2018: a preview!

Eddie,

First of all, thank you for making my semester so enjoyable on an academic level. Being able to do well and understand such a challenging class gave me confidence in my other classes. As you may have heard, the final exam was pretty challenging, but I kind of had fun taking it!

. . .

Best,

C.B.
-Harvard University student fall 2017



via text message:

I got a 100 on the (first) exam!

S.C.
-Harvard University student summer 2017



Subject: Hi!

Hi Eddie,

Yes! I did get an A. You believed in me the whole semester but I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw my grade! We did it!

Cheers,

L.C.
-Harvard Extension student spring 2017



via text message:

The average on the test was low 60s out of 109 and I got a 96!!

G.B.
-Boston College student (Professor Snapper) spring 2017



via text message:

My teacher just posted our test scores. The average was a 59 and I got a 95 which was the highest grade in the class!

G.B.
-Boston College student (Professor Fox) fall 2016



via text message:

Hi Eddie! Our grades were posted for the last exam; I got a 100!! That puts me above solid A territory even without the curve implemented!! Thank you so much for all your help!!!

E.T.
-Northeastern University student fall 2016, this student go a 100 on the third exam too.



via text message:

97 on exam 3! Plus 4 extra credit points=100!!! Class average was 78%!

A.Y.
-Harvard University student fall 2015



Blast from the past! One of my summer students from 2009 sent this on March 22nd, 2016!
Subject: I matched!

Hi Eddie,

I hope you are well! It's been along time from ochem, to medschool applications and now I am set to graduate in May!

I wanted to share with you that I matched into one of my top choices St. Joseph's Seton Hall in New Jersey  and will begin my training as an orthopedic surgeon!

Thank you so so much for your part in this very happy moment for me.

Thinking of you,

Nancy M.
-Harvard University summer student from back in 2009, went on to Georgetown University for medical school and now heading to Seton Hall



Subject: Thanks + congratulations

Dear Eddie,

I hope you've enjoyed some time off over winter break! I'm writing to thank you again for all your help in the fall. I'm happy to say that I earned an A in Chem 17, and it's in a very large part thanks to you! Your consistent energy and dedication to your students is unlike anything I've experienced before at Harvard. Thank you for all your hard work!

I'm also writing to congratulate you on becoming the head TF for Chemistry 20. I checked your website recently and learned of the good news. I can't begin to express how excited I am for you and your students!!

Let's keep in touch! See you soon.

Best,

J. Y.
-Harvard University student fall 2015



Subject: Thank you!

Hi Eddie,

Happy holidays Eddie! Now that the semester is officially over, I'd like to thank you again for being easily the best TF I have had at Harvard. Without you, I doubt I could have done nearly as well in a class as difficult as this one. Like I said earlier, being a first-year TF, I tried to model the way I TF after you, since I felt that you had such a passion for orgo and put so much effort into teaching our class.

Thanks so much,

A. J.
-Harvard University student fall 2015



Subject:

Hey Eddie,

I just wanted to say thank you for a great semester in Chem 17! I think I did very well on the final, and I can honestly say that I would not have done as well this semester if I did not have you as my TF. You are far and away the best TF that I have ever had at Harvard, and I have had some excellent TFs. Good luck to you in all of your future endeavors. Thanks for everything!

Best,

R. N.
-Harvard University student fall 2015



Subject: We Did It!!!!!

We did it Eddie!!! Again, thank you so much for all of your help this past semester! I couldn't have done it without you! You and this class have helped me to make the decision to switch out of biology and major in chemistry. Thanks man!

I have loved having you as a TF. In the future, I hope I can always count on you as a mentor and would love it if I can keep coming to you for advice.

Best,

R. L.
-Harvard University student fall 2015



Subject: Thank You!!

Hey Eddie,

How are things now that the semester is over? The final felt like it went really well!! There were a few challenging questions, but nothing we hadn’t seen before. Any who, I wanted to say thank you for all your help this semester. I really appreciated the time and patience you took to teach me all about the concepts of O-Chem. Without you, I wouldn’t have done nearly as well in the course, nor would I have enjoyed it as much. I never expected to like O-Chem, but I think it’s probably one of the coolest subjects I’ve ever taken. Thank you for always being so encouraging and sharing your passion for learning O-Chem, it was truly contagious. It was a real pleasure working with you and getting to know you. I hope to keep in touch 🙂

Happy Holidays!

M. E.
-Harvard Extension student fall 2015



(This student, who I'll call "P", had failed organic chemistry the year before)
Subject: Hi

Hi Eddie,

How are you? Hope all is well. It’s been a while since I last emailed you. I just had an exciting phone call from "P" and he also just texted me and said that he texted you with his news. We are so happy with his final grade for organic chemistry. I’ve been praying all semester that he would receive a passing grade.

A “B” in Organic Chemistry, in my eyes is an A++++++++++ !!!!!!!! The stress of waiting for his grade over the holidays has been lifted !!!!! Thank you so much for tutoring him and guiding him though this subject. I can’t tell you enough how much Paul and I appreciated it. "P" has done so well in all his classes but, organic was definitely a challenge for him.

Thanks again, Eddie. Wishing you a beautiful holiday season. Take care.

Sincerely,

Paul and Patti S.
-parents of UMass Amherst student fall 2015



Subject: ochem mastery

Hi Eddie!

Thank you for checking in with me! Can I just say how much I admire you as a TF and how grateful I am for all of the energy and effort that you put into teaching us. Thank you, thank you. You have made learning organic chemistry a fun and doable process. I finished the Pset and I also completed all of the practice problems from this week's handout. I am reviewing the last two weeks of material by redoing the problems on the psets and on the weekly handouts. I'm planning on taking a practice exam today to gauge where I am with my understanding and focus on the areas that need more work. I will be coming to your office hours today, and I do have a few questions, so I'll see you there!

Dominate O-Chem!!
Sincerely,

V. K.
-Harvard University student fall 2015



Subject: Exam

Hi Eddie,

Just wanted to let you know that I got above a 95 on the final exam (and an A in the class)! Thank you so much for working with me this summer. The extra problems and your review of the material from a different perspective were so helpful in such a fast-paced class. Hope you're having a chance to take a break now, and see you around!

Best,

J. W.
-Harvard University student summer 2015



via text message:

I got a solid B!!! Couldn't have done it without you - thank you so so much for all of your help!

A. W.
-Boston University student summer 2015



If someone were to tell me six weeks ago that Summer Ochem at Harvard will be my best learning experience I would not have believed it given the amount of material to learn and the short amount of time to learn them in. But now this is my unequivocal best learning experience ever. Thank you for teaching me the ins and outs of Ochem and giving me this cherished human experience 🙂

I feel so fortunate to have found you as a mentor/guide/tutor for this challenging course. The fact you work so hard means I'm actually working with someone whose service is OChem centric and nothing else. I couldn't have asked for a better environment to learn OChem in, and most importantly, going through it with your support.

Thank you, Eddie. Your biggest fan 🙂

Xibin Wu
-Harvard University student summer 2015



Subject: Final Grade!

Hi Eddie,

I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that I got an A- in orgo! (I got a B on the final for an A- overall).

Thanks again,

V. T.
-Tufts University student summer 2015



Handwritten letter mailed to me during summer 2015:

Hi Eddie,

Thanks for all your help with orgo. I was well prepared for the school year thanks to you and I got more out of the course. Your dedication as a tutor really shows, and I try to put the same emphasis on understanding when I tutor others. It's been a real pleasure. I'll be sure to recommend you to others in the future.

Sincerely,

Charles W.
-California Institute of Technology student I did intensives with in September 2014 and during winter break 2015



This email was sent by my former MIT student to other MIT students about to start their first semester.

Relevant to people taking 5.12 this semester (I know there are a couple of you...and feel free to forward on to friends).

To give context, I'm now a senior and the whole 5.12 experience was initially real rough for me - it took me a good while to figure out what was even going on and how to approach everything, all while it seemed like many people in class had seen the material before. Ultimately I got through both 5.12 and 5.13 (even picked up the occasional A), but looking back, I wish I had wasted less time confused and consequently demoralized about it all.

When I took 5.13 last semester, I got in touch with Eddie, who's a top-notch orgo tutor. He is not MIT affiliated and does charge a fee, but in my case I found him and his resources very worthwhile. He knows orgo cold, is an extremely dedicated teacher, pleasant and professional. Everyone's background is different, but if you're anxious about first exposure, I definitely recommend checking him out.

Happy arrow pushing,

S. C.
-MIT student fall 2014



Subject: Re: Check this out

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Thanks a lot Eddie - I'm very fortunate to work with someone that not only goes above and beyond for his students, but cares, and is willing to work with the student to help them do the best they possibly can. Really means a lot.

Best,

S. P.
-Harvard Extension student 2014-2015



Subject: Thank you

Hi Eddie!

I just wanted to email to thank you once again for all your help in Organic Chemistry. I came out with an A- in orgo (which I was a little bummed about, but you had warned me they didn't give out many As!). I really appreciate all the time you gave me, I would have had a much shakier understanding of Orgo without you!

Thank you again!

Best,

A. M.
-Harvard Extension student fall 2014


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