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Paavan P.

Patient and Experienced Medical Student for MCAT and Science Tutoring

Glendale, AZ (85308)

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I am a current medical student, and so I am proficient in most sciences, as our curriculum requires a foundation in all the sciences. My goal as a tutor is help students better UNDERSTAND the material and build a strong foundation of knowledge to help them in the future. Rather than simply teaching material and helping prepare students for testing, I aim to help students succeed in the long term by emphasizing proper understanding of the basics and fundamentals of each subject. The students who succeed the most as they continue their education are those who have continued to build upon what they have learned, and thus, the stronger one's foundation is, the more he/she will shine in his/her future studies.

During a tutoring session, I aim to keep my students on their feet and solving problems at all times. Rather than simply teaching them, I allow my students to attempt practice questions and sample problems to better understand where they struggle and then I mold my tutoring based on each students individual needs. My goal is to guide students to not only learn material for an upcoming exam, but to help them connect the dots between what they learn and thus help them better understand and retain the material.

My students are definitely very well prepared for their exams and classwork, but they also walk away with a strong foundation in subjects they once struggled with. They leave with the confidence and ability to apply their knowledge far into the future.

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Paavan’s subjects

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
American History, European History, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, MCAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Spanish


I have been a Mac user for over 10 years now and have not only become familiar with the basics ins and outs of the system, but also utilize many of the deeper functions, and therefore would be able to provide assistance to a wide range of users ranging to a brand new Mac user to one who is looking to further deeper his understanding of how to better take advantage of the many features that Mac has to offer.


After achieving great success on the MCAT by scoring above the 98th percentile, I have been tutoring and assisting students in various parts of the test. As a result, I am very comfortable with the subjects on the test, and which concepts appear more/less frequently on the test. I am also able to help with test taking tips and strategies.

Organic Chemistry

I took Organic Chemistry while in college and also studied it again in order to prepare for the MCAT, and in both instances, I scored very strongly. Organic Chemistry is a tough subject for many, and after performing strongly in it myself, I have helped several students to prepare both for their classes and the MCAT.

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University of California, Irvine

Great Tutor — Paavan is an excellent teacher. He took my daughter from an F to an A with a few lessons. Paavan has an excellent grasp of the subject matter and teaches it in a relaxed, fun way. I would highly recommend him for any tutoring assignments. ...

— Susan from Orange, CA on 6/12/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Discounted rates are available for group sessions and students who book extended hours per week

Travel policy

Paavan will travel within 10 miles of Glendale, AZ 85308.

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