Scotch Plains - Westfield, NJ

Breakaway Education Scotch Plains - Westfield
1812 Front Street
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Phone: 917-288-8817

Dr. Gordon Chiu

President, Breakaway Prep Westfield

Dr. Gordon Chiu is the principal owner/investor of Breakaway Prep Westfield-Scotch Plains. Within Breakaway Prep, he actively tutors in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math.

Gordon was born in New York and grew up in northern New Jersey. He attended and graduated 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 has a young family, a wife and two daughters under the age of 4.

Gordon is a prolific inventor with over 20 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.

When not engaging with Breakaway Prep 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.