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.
*Based on Duration & Frequency
High School Classes:
-Intro Anatomy & Physiology
-IB SL/HL Chem
-IB Sl/HL Bio
-Human Anatomy & Physiology
-Cellular & Molecular Biology
Math Subjects (HS & Intro College):
-Algebra (Pre, 1, 2)
-IB Math SL/HL
-All Non-STEM Courses
STANDARDIZED EXAM PREP
High School, College, and Professional Exams:
-SATI Math & Reading
-USMLE Step 1, 2, &3
***For Sophomores & Juniors
***Usually begin with 1 session/wk
-Selecting Appropriate Colleges
-Exam Prep & Timing
-Assistance w/College Apps
-Guidance/Mentorship From Start—>Finish
-Formulating Appropriate Lists of Colleges
-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
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.
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