The Biological Sciences College Coach
The Biological Sciences College Coach

The Biological Sciences College Coach

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Introduction: I've taught science in K-12, psychology in undergraduate, and most recently in graduate education with expertise in admission to medical school and other health professions for the past 18 years. I provide guidance with the utmost individualization to determine the best path for each learner. Education is NOT one size fits all. My feedback may sting, but it's never to harm and always 100% truthful. I DO NOT tutor for specific subjects or exams. I advise on educational decisions and planning, specializing in science majors and path towards health professions (medical school, dental, pharmacy, physicians assistant)

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Serves Claremont, CA

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21 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Great 4.8

6 reviews


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Michael K.

After my first unsuccessful medical school application, I turned to my college's pre-med advisor committee for feedback. They were surprised, as were many others, and weren't sure how I should improve my application. When I first met Dr. Kim, he was immediately able to pinpoint my weak areas. Dr. Kim really helped renovate my last application cycle. Now I'm attending one of my top choices for medical school. Even if you already have a pre-med advisor, I couldn't recommend him more highly. His ability to dissect all aspects of the application cycle is phenomenal and he has a broad range of intel in both MD and DO programs. Plus, he's very likeable and personable and I can't imagine any student not getting along with him.
Sep 25, 2021
Kim M.

College Admissions Counseling

What an incredible session. So lucky to have found the perfect fit for my daughter. Very knowledgeable with everything we need and how we are going to achieve our goals! Excellent!
Oct 8, 2021
Peter K.

Joon Kim got the job done. Son is now in Medical School.
Sep 15, 2021
Emily` L.

We are very pleased with Joon’s services! He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. From the undergraduate years, initial medical school application, and interviews, Joon was a wonderful resource. Applying to medical school is quite stressful and we were glad to have the services of Polaris Educational Consulting. We are delighted that our daughter has earned accepted to a California medical school!
The Biological Sciences College Coach's reply
It has been quite the journey for your family and I am particularly happy we were able to have you, the parent, involved in the process.
Dec 17, 2019
Vanessa J.

Joon’s guidance was instrumental in helping me achieve my dream of becoming a physician by opening me up to the different avenues of becoming a doctor. He is very personable and what I appreciated most about Joon is that he was honest about the routes available to me at that time and what things I could do if I wanted to wait a little longer to enhance my chances. He made time to speak with me anytime I had doubts about the process or to just check in on me to see how I was doing with applications/interviews. I chose the road less taken and went to SGU but I can proudly say that I’m currently an Internal Medicine resident in Las Vegas.
The Biological Sciences College Coach's reply
I am so happy for you that you didn't allow the "odds" to limit you. Students learn "correlation is not causation" yet continue to live otherwise. Congratulations Dr. J!
Feb 19, 2019
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Yil Joon Kim


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Range will vary greatly based on professional experience, reputation, and demand. Just because one is a career professional doesn't mean they are an expert in the educational process that leads to that particular profession. Ask today's physicians about medical school admissions and the most honest answer would be "I don't know, it's been a while since I was in med school and so much has changed".

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Discuss if what students and/or parents seek is what I offer among my services. I do not place students, my students work hard to earn their achievements and accolades, I'm merely the coach.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Teacher and educator in the health professions for the past 15 years. Own educational background includes BA Psychology (UCLA), College Admissions Certificate Program (UCLA), MEd. Higher Education (USC), EdD. Leadership & Educational Psychology (USC).

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