MD, Yale Grad; 10yrs+ Experienced Tutor/Consultant
MD, Yale Grad; 10yrs+ Experienced Tutor/Consultant

MD, Yale Grad; 10yrs+ Experienced Tutor/Consultant

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Introduction: I am an experienced (10+yrs) Certified Tutor specializing in Human Anatomy/Physiology, various Sciences, Mathematics, and Standardized Test Prep, as well as being a College Admissions Consultant on several online tutoring platforms, which now includes Thumbtack. I worked briefly for Kaplan in this capacity before venturing out independently. 10yrs+ experience tutoring students for the MCATs, AP Exams, SATI Math & Reading, SATII Math, SATII Chemistry, and SATII Biology Exams. My students consistently demonstrate improvement in their scores, the exact range of increase obviously dependent on amount of time spent with me as well as on the students’ individual factors. I also have exhaustive personal experience with standardized testing at all levels, consistently scoring above the 95-99th percentile on all exams (AP, IB, SAT1, SAT2, MCATs, USMLE, ABSITE). My role as College Admissions Consultant first began as an Alumni Interviewer for Yale that transitioned into helping students, at various stages in their academic careers, to successfully progress to the next level of education. I specialize in Undergraduate and Medical School Admissions, but also have experience with Admissions into other Graduate and Professional Schools. Furthermore, I have worked as a consultant to help clients gain acceptance into various notable healthcare-related internships and research programs. I have extensive experience helping students with completing their college applications, editing their personal statements and supplemental essays, helping to organize school lists by carefully balancing credentials versus desires, and providing assistance with interviewing skills. I also specialize in Pre-College Mentoring for those who are not yet at the stage of applying to colleges (Soph, Jr), but are in an opportune position to maximize their chances for college acceptances, ideally at their desired schools, by actively planning and prepping for college entrance exams, utilizing their spare time to strengthen out-of-class qualifications and credentials, and learning about the process early so that they can make any necessary changes. ——————————————————————————— While I was in high school, I was a Valedictorian, IB Diploma Recipient, and AP Scholar. I then graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering. I spent 3yrs working on primate research in an effort to help develop an AIDS vaccine through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I then entered medical school at OHSU after scoring in the 98th percentile on the MCATs. Upon graduating with an MD, I started a general surgery residency in Brooklyn, NY. After having completed 2.5yrs, I decided to take some time off. My entire life has revolved around academics. To fulfill my childhood aspirations of becoming a Surgeon, I had to explore many of the Sciences (i.e. organic and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, biology and physics at various difficulty levels, fluid mechanics, pharmacology, human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, Academic and Clinical Medicine, intensive critical care, etc.) to their depths. Naturally, I was also led to explore, and become proficient in, various subjects in Mathematics, including those that I successfully completed at Yale to fulfill the requirements for my Biomedical Engineering Major. I sincerely believe that it is THIS comprehensive education and experience that allows me to be one of the more qualified candidates on Thumbtack to teach the basic/core sciences, human/biological sciences, and mathematics to students needing help. Additionally, I know through my own experiences what it takes to go through the Admissions Process at various academic/career levels, with each successive tier becoming even more stressful and demanding, which ultimately comes with the price of greater sacrifice and disappointment. I felt the anxiety, depression, uncertainty, frustration, and sense of failure. But, I also had the privilege of experiencing the overwhelming joy, happiness, and sense of accomplishment that naturally comes with overcoming a task that initially felt insurmountable. I am confident that the lessons I learned, and the failures I experienced, while traversing from high school to college, from college to entering the workforce, from the workforce to entering medical school, then finally from medical school to applying for General Surgery Residency allows me to successfully function as a College Admissions Consultant. Mostly through the intangible, yet invaluable, knowledge that I can provide, I can help these students to progress towards further academic success without having to reproduce the wheel. —————————————————————————— TUTORING/CONSULTING RATES *Prices Negotiable *Based on Duration & Frequency —————————————————————————— SCIENCE TUTORING High School Classes: -Intro Anatomy & Physiology -Intro/Honors Chem -IB SL/HL Chem -AP Chem -Intro/Honors Bio -IB Sl/HL Bio -AP Bio -Genetics College/Grad Courses: -Human Anatomy & Physiology -Pathophysiology -Chemistry -Cellular & Molecular Biology -Biochemistry -Genetics —————————————————————————— MATH TUTORING Math Subjects (HS & Intro College): -Algebra (Pre, 1, 2) -Geometry -Trigonometry -Precalculus -IB Math SL/HL -All Non-STEM Courses —————————————————————————— STANDARDIZED EXAM PREP High School, College, and Professional Exams: -SATI Math & Reading -SATII Math -SATII Chemistry -SATII Biology -AP/IB Chemistry -AP/IB Biology -MCAT -USMLE Step 1, 2, &3 -TEAS -NCLEX ———————————————————————————— ADMISSIONS CONSULTING Pre-College Mentoring: ***For Sophomores & Juniors ***Usually begin with 1 session/wk -Selecting Appropriate Colleges -Exam Prep & Timing -Academic Guidance/Tutoring -Time Management -Resume Development -Individualized Mentoring Undergraduate Admissions: -Assistance w/College Apps -Guidance/Mentorship From Start—>Finish -Formulating Appropriate Lists of Colleges -Resume Development -Comprehensive Essay Editing ***Samples of my edits available upon request Medical School Admissions -Guidance/Mentorship From Start—>Finish -Assist w/Apps & Personal Statements -Appropriate Med School Selections -MCAT Planning/Prep -Interview Preparations Pertinent Stats: Worked w/50+ students during this (‘19-‘20) cycle; 250+ students past several years; Edited 125+ essays during this cycle; My edits often submitted w/o changes. Samples of Reviews: “Excellent quality of work.” “Superior writing!” “Beyond expectations.”
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Alexis F.

Science Tutoring

Got an A on my quiz and exam in Biology thanks to Tae Ha!! He offers a wide variety of tutoring options to help you succeed in your courses! Im looking forward to having him help me through all my science major classes that I may struggle with time to time! Thanks again
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Brandie G.

Science Tutoring

I had messaged Tae and heard back right away, I was able to get set up for a session the very next day. He was very professional, kind and was able to walk me through all of the questions I had as well as explain a few topics I wasn’t too familiar with. I would 100% recommend reaching out to Tae for any chemistry or other science tutoring needs!
May 7, 2021
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Briana s.

Science Tutoring

Tae has been an exceptional addition to my journey of becoming a RN. I'm very thankful to have found him on Thumbtack. Out of all the tutors on here near me, he responded the fastest and was the most consistent, he's very serious and has a passion for what he does. His tutoring skills are amazing, he's super smart, and breakdowns questions and problems whether it is math or science. And if you do not understand, he will continue to go over it until you do. He's not condescending in any shape or form and caters his meetings to your needs. He created an extensive plan for me that spans over a year until I apply for nursing school!! Yeee :) it's been a true blessing to have someone knowledgeable help me with anatomy and teas preparation and soon to be chemistry and physiology. Do not hesitate to reach out and meet with him, he is super sweet down to earth. And tries to be as flexible and understanding as he can be. Just be sure to be consistent and focused with him, to succeed with a tutor is a 2 way street. Do not expect miracles to happen if you put no effort into your work. He can take you from doing well, to doing exceptional literally. Amazing tutor overall, punctial, extremely bright (super jealous haha), and kind hearted, and honest. Thank you Tae!! 5/5 A+++++
Mar 19, 2021
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Lesli J.

Science Tutoring

Tae is an excellent choice for a tutor. He has helped my daughter improve her college studies. He is professional, pleasant and friendly, and easy to connect and communicate with. Worth your time to choose Tae if you need a tutor.
Nov 23, 2021
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Amy W.

Math Tutoring

I think Mr. Tae Ha was and still is an excellent tutor for my reluctant 17 year old Senior who absolutely abhors math! Mr. Tae likes to challenge his students to perform at their best, which I really admire. This tutor is one of the best I've come across and does not cut corners as we have experienced with past tutors. So blessed to have found this tutor!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    ***My rates are ALWAYS NEGOTIABLE depending on the need, and frequency of our sessions.***

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

    First, I always tell my new students that the time spent with me should be the least stressful part of their week. Students often do not learn efficiently, or even learn anything at all, under times of stress. Second, I must be very well prepared and act professional starting from our very first interaction in order to establish the trust and rapport that is essential for the student to take away anything meaningful from our sessions. Third, I have to do my best to portray myself to the student as an ally, colleague, and fellow peer instead of someone above him/her as in a patriarchal structure. Only this will allow us to develop rapport and a mutually beneficial tutor-tutee relationship. Finally, I must always be aware of my students’ emotional state. This will allow me to adapt my teaching approach and methods specifically to each student on a moment-by-moment basis, thereby allowing both the student and myself to get the most out of our time spent together.

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

    While I was in high school, I was a Valedictorian, IB Diploma Recipient, and AP Scholar. I then graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering. I spent 3yrs working on primate research in an effort to help develop an AIDS vaccine through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I then entered medical school at OHSU after scoring in the 98th percentile on the MCATs. Upon graduating with an MD, I started a general surgery residency in Brooklyn, NY. After having completed 2.5yrs, I decided to take some time off. My entire life has revolved around academics. To fulfill my childhood aspirations of becoming a Surgeon, I had to explore many of the Sciences (i.e. organic and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, biology and physics at various difficulty levels, fluid mechanics, pharmacology, human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, Academic and Clinical Medicine, intensive critical care, etc.) to their depths. Naturally, I was also led to explore, and become proficient in, various subjects in Mathematics, including those that I successfully completed at Yale to fulfill the requirements for my Biomedical Engineering Major. I sincerely believe that it is THIS comprehensive education and experience that allows me to be one of the more qualified candidates on Thumbtack to teach the basic/core sciences, human/biological sciences, and mathematics to students needing help. Additionally, I know through my own experiences what it takes to go through the Admissions Process at various academic/career levels, with each successive tier becoming even more stressful and demanding, which ultimately comes with the price of greater sacrifice and disappointment. I felt the anxiety, depression, uncertainty, frustration, and sense of failure. But, I also had the privilege of experiencing the overwhelming joy, happiness, and sense of accomplishment that naturally comes with overcoming a task that initially felt insurmountable. I am confident that the lessons I learned, and the failures I experienced, while traversing from high school to college, from college to entering the workforce, from the workforce to entering medical school, then finally from medical school to applying for General Surgery Residency allows me to successfully function as a College Admissions Consultant. Mostly through the intangible, yet invaluable, knowledge that I can provide, I can help these students to progress towards further academic success without having to reproduce the wheel.

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