Ori Barashy

B.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; B.A., Economics

Chapman University


A Los Angeles native, Ori grew up in Las Vegas before moving back to California to attend Chapman University. At Chapman, he studied biochemistry and economics for four years, and discovered a passion for physics as well. He worked closely with notable professors in both biochemistry and economics, and loved to learn about both the foundations of life and the foundations of our economic system.

Ori designed and oversaw numerous research projects in atmospheric chemistry and pancreatic cancer, and enjoyed participating in Chapman University’s Investment Group, where he advised his peers on investing in the healthcare industry while gaining knowledge of how to manage his own investment portfolios. Throughout the latter three years at Chapman, he tutored many students in a variety of classes, ranging from science and math, to economics. He was hired as a teaching assistant to a Physics professor during his final year, where he discovered that he really enjoyed teaching. As a mentor with ESM, he helps students in all levels of math, biology, chemistry, physics, and SAT/ACT prep.

Ori found that with a driven student who is hungry to learn, the “problem-solving” approach to teaching and learning is most effective. The “problem-solving” approach is a method developed in the 1980’s in the United States and used extensively in Japan. In short, the strategy involves not just learning the ‘what’ and ‘how’, but the more important ‘why.’ In this way, students learn the material from the foundation, rather than memorizing from the surface. Ori uses these methods in his own studies as well when studying for the MCAT. Ori is set to attend medical school in the Fall of 2019.

In the meantime Ori enjoy staying connected to his close high-school friends by playing online strategy-based games. He also volunteers at Hoag Hospital, spends free time at Disneyland, and explores the food- scene of Orange County with his girlfriend.

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