Robert Kantor, MD is currently a resident physician in dermatology at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, where he graduated cum laude in Applied Economics and Management and pre-medical studies, and then went on to obtain his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. During his medical education, he also completed a one year fellowship in dermatology research at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. A major component of Robert’s draw to medicine is his passion for teaching and mentorship, which he actively enjoys through educating patients about their conditions as well as teaching medical students.
With years of experience in private tutoring and mentorship, Robert specializes in a wide array of subjects spanning from the middle school to undergraduate level. Among math disciplines, he is well-versed in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and pre-calculus; in the sciences his expertise includes biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and pathology. He is also available for assistance with grammar and writing composition including essays and research papers. Additionally, he provides college and graduate school admissions coaching, including both application and interview preparation.
Robert employs an active, engaging learning approach that emphasizes targeted questions to help the student make connections and understand new concepts. Importantly, he is careful to tailor his approach to the needs and personality of the individual student. He has a natural ability to simplify challenging or complex concepts, and enjoys drawing from his own experience as a student by sharing study strategies and test taking tactics when appropriate. He also believes strongly in helping students understand underlying concepts and reasoning, rather than merely memorizing information. Robert has a genuine interest in the progress of his students and believes in a team approach to achieving each client’s goals.