Dr. Gordon Chiu

Experienced Veteran Tutor, Motivator and Life Coach

34 Years Tutoring
Chatham -Summit -Short Hills, NJ


Dr. Gordon Chiu actively tutors in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math and ACT/SAT.

Gordon was born in New York and grew up in northern New Jersey. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute summa cum laude in Chemistry. For his Master’s in Chemistry, while working full-time at Merck, he traded the opportunity for a multi-year program at Columbia University for a three semester program at Seton Hall University. He didn’t have to pay the bridge tolls or get stuck in traffic! None of this mattered much after he got a full scholarship from the National Institutes of Health for an MD/PhD program. He focused on dermatology research. Four years later, Gordon got another two scholarships and formally completed a doctoral degree in Natural medicine and a doctorate in business. Right after school, Gordon was chosen as “doctor” for numerous skincare brands including representing Demi Moore’s skincare event in Asia.

Today, Gordon is the husband of an amazing wife and father of 2 girls.

Gordon is a prolific inventor with over 27 filed patents during his tenure in the corporate world. Ultimately, though, he decided to ditch the trappings of corporate America in order to spend more time teaching and motivating youth to discover their passions and pursue them with the same kinds of successes he has had– an experience he finds more rewarding, dynamic, and even, at times, more challenging than figuring out the material science, chemical, and medical applications of graphene.

He has over fifteen years of combined, in-depth, university school relationships (ranging from Berkeley, Cornell, MIT, and Northwestern to National University of Singapore, NYU, Rutgers, and Waterloo). He has also taught at the EF Academy and Horace Mann. He has appeared on two TEDx public speaking events on the topics of outer spaceouterspace materials and on education. He has been featured on Princeton TV as a super-tutor.

Gordon graduated Harvard Business School’s business analytics with highest distinction on September 25, 2022, and Wharton Advanced Management October 21, 2022.

His living resumé can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gordonchiu

When not tutoring with families, you can find Gordon and his family hiking through Yellowstone National Park – he recommends trying it out in each of the different seasons as each season grants its own special character and challenges.

Testimonial #1 (student):

Gordon is such an incredible tutor. When I began working with him, my scores were embarrassingly low. He never gave up on me nor did he for once think I could not improve. Ultimately, my scores raised dramatically and now I feel way more confident in my test taking abilities. Not to mention Gordon is an incredible resource for my classes. After suffering from a concussion last year, he spent numerous hours with me retraining my brain in all of my classes while also preparing me for the ACT. I cannot thank him enough for everything he has done for me academically and personally.

Testimonial #2 (parent):

Gordon was so much more than a tutor. He was a mentor and inspiration for my daughter. Gordon made her believe in herself, taught her substantive biology, and helped her reach her potential. It was a pleasure to listen to their sessions as they not only went through the material, but as importantly, engaged in meaningful discussion and debate about its significance. Gordon never pushed through a tangential question that intrigued my daughter, instead, always pausing to credit and satisfy her intellectual curiosity. Thank you, Gordon, for making such a difference! We are very lucky to have found you!

Testimonial #3 (student):

Since working with Dr. Chiu (starting the summer before my junior year), I can confidently say that I am a more focused learner, strategic test taker, inquisitive student, and better human being! When working together, Dr. Chiu shows nothing but avid support and encouragement for students while providing the necessary strategies and information to succeed on not only ACT and SAT exams, but in life and the academic world! I strongly recommend Dr. Chiu to any student looking for a positive, reinforcing environment that delivers great and noticeable results. My first ACT score would have been nowhere near where it was without Dr. Chiu’s help. He not only gives you the tools to succeed, but is a fantastic human being and a kind, supportive mentor. I am excited to continue to work and improve with his guidance as I navigate the rest of my junior year!


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Minor in Psychology

Seton Hall University Master of Science, Chemistry

University of Bridgeport Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine

Harvard University’s Business School, Business Analytics

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Advanced Management


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