Who We Are

By using novel approaches to problem solving, Romano Scientific strives to provide students with the most stimulating learning environment and effective study materials. We are not a stuffy corporate company by any means. We regularly talk with DAT/science students, both locally and globally, about crutial problems, key science concepts and, of course, solutions. We then use this dialogue as a basis to create the clearest and most detailed solutions that fit the needs of students and guide them to success.

We are never too busy to listen to students or answer emails – we do the very best we can because we sincerely care about creating the optimal space for effective learning. If you have any questions we would be delighted to hear from you.

Don't forget to read testimonials from our students about their experiences and get inspired to be the next success story!

INSTRUCTORS


Dr. Jim Romano

Dr. Jim Orgoman™ Romano

Dr. Jim Romano is the founder and head instructor at Romano Scientific, the author of the Destroyer books and co-founder of Orgoman.com. He holds two degrees in Organic Chemistry and Dental Surgery from the University of Miami and New York University, respectively. Dr. Romano was fortunate enough to study extensively under world famous chemists such as Drs. Mills, Hare, Eschegoyen, Schultz, Oratz and Bartolotti in specific areas of chemistry, physics and biochemistry. After completing his education, rather than pursuing a career as an oral surgeon, he came to realize his true passion was found in helping students. He happily thrives tutoring and has created an empire built on integrity, sound fundamentals and novel approaches to problem solving.

"30+ years of experience speaks for itself."
-Dentists, doctors & practitioners around the world

Prof. Denis Barengolts

Prof. Denis Barengolts

Denis Barengolts has been a tutor at Romano Scientific for 7 years teaching Biochemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, SAT chemistry, SAT Biology, A.P. Chemistry and A.P. Biology in groups and individual lessons. He also has worked as a Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Neurovirology Research scientist for 11 years focusing on neurodegenerative disorders and infectious diseases. Denis received his Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics from The College of Staten Island and his Master's degree in Biological Sciences from Hunter College.

"Denis is easily the best tutor I’ve had in my academic career. His ability of breaking down what initially seemed like intimidating and extremely difficult material into simple, comprehensive terms made learning fun and rewarding. I could not recommend him more, and simply cannot imagine doing so well in the course without him."
- Michelle Weinberg
“Not only does Denis always keep us captivated when he teaches, but he’s become more than just a tutor. He really has extensive knowledge in every topic he teaches, enough to answer all the crazy questions and theories on science I may have. I couldn't thank him enough because the truth is, that without him, I wouldn't have received an A in Organic Chemistry I. Thank you Denis for all the laughs and good times, and not just for being an outstanding tutor but a great friend too.”
- Shumaila Irshad

Prof. Kerry Mckenzie

Prof. Kerry Mckenzie

Kerry Mckenzie has been a private tutor for Romano Scientific for 10 years specializing in General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Nursing Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Regents Chemistry, and Perceptional Ability (component of the Dental Admission Exam). Since 2004, she has been teaching chemistry courses at Long Island University, Brooklyn College and Kingborough Community College where she continues to teach. Kerri attended Long Island University earning a Master’s of Science degree in Chemistry and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Francis College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry.

“After struggling with AP chemistry for the first half of the year, I decided to attend tutoring sessions with a friend who recommended Kerry. Since then, Kerry has filled preexisting gaps while also teaching me new material. Her methods are clear and precise, allowing for maximum retention. I feel ready to tackle college chemistry and the AP exam under Kerry’s advisement.”
- Deirdre O’Hara
“A friend and I were having trouble with AP Chem until we began tutoring with Kerry. The notes and advice she provides for me help me to study not only during tutoring sessions, but also on my own time. Her methods for problem solving are clearer and simpler than those that I learned in class and help me to understand much more than I otherwise would have.”
- Leyla Adali

Prof. Mustapha Karmouni

Prof. Mustapha Karmouni

Mustapha Karmouni has been a tutor at Romano Scientific teaching all aspects of mathematics and physics for the past 10 years. He has an enormous range teaching from high school level science and math fundamentals through advanced calculus to chemical thermodynamics and quantum chemistry. Mustapha was educated in Morocco and also has authored parts of the DAT Destroyer book, as well as teaches the Math section of the DAT courses. Private MCAT Physics tutoring is also done by Mustapha.

“Mustapha is a brilliant tutor! Simply the BEST! Math was always difficult for me, but as a biochemistry major, it was essential for me to excel in higher mathematics and physics. Mustapha made this possible. Mustapha tutored me throughout my entire undergraduate career. From Mustapha, I learned trigonometry all the way to multivariable calculus. He also tutored me in general physics, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics. Mustapha is thoroughly knowledgable and mathematically capable, in addition to being patient and kind. His mastery of the content made it possible for him to explain difficult concepts in a simplistic and elegant manner. My success as a student would not have been without Mustapha.
- Kristi Abbatemarco
“I was never a student who excelled in math related subjects. After struggling over the course of Physics 1, I decided to start tutoring with Mustapha. From the beginning of the semester my understanding of the subject matter dramatically increased. His personalized approach and patience stimulates an open dialogue that enhances the learning experience. Not only did I improve my grade in physics, but the problem solving skills I learned helped me in all of my classes. ”
- Maria Fontana

STAFF


Nancy Steen

Nancy Steen

Nancy Steen is the co-founder of Orgoman.com and manager of Romano Scientific. Nancy was first approached by Dr. Romano with an idea to provide online DAT prep course and other science materials to students worldwide. It soon became apparent to her that those students who followed Dr. Romano's guidance and studied his materials reached great success. So, after 20+ years as a business professional, she gladly took the opportunity to join Dr. Romano's mission to help students worldwide gain access to his life work.




Ksenia Fabrykina

Ksenia Fabrykina

Ksenia has been aboard Romano Scientific for two years. Ksenia is involved with Internet security and copyright violations. Ksenia has been a great asset to our company, and also acts as an advisor regarding internet related legal activities.