I am a creative, passionate, and patient tutor who for some bizarre reason cannot get enough of the MCAT, and hope my enthusiasm can bring success to others. I am exceptionally good at reading people's problem solving abilities and adapting my methods accordingly. As a bit of a perfectionist, I will not settle with a topic until both you and I are satisfied with the results.
In case you're thinking, where does this girl get off calling herself an extraordinaire? Here's a bit about my work: I graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a thesis in honors political science. As much as I loved a good Obamacare debate, I quickly realized politics was not written into my future and decided to apply to medical school. Currently, I'm in the post-submission gap year of waiting and anticipating that many premeds know too well. I have a 4.0 science GPA (including Calc I and II), and received a score of 38 (12 physical/12 verbal/14 biological) on the MCAT. Tutoring-wise, I have privately coached many friends and friends' friends in the required premed courses alongside MCAT prep. Need to find a mechanism in base or determine the magnetic field direction? No problem. My cost is on the low end due to the quantity of official experience, not the quality of my ninja methods.
More than testing your knowledge bank, the MCAT tests your preparation skills. Studying for this thing isn't a race to the finish line, it isn't seeing if you can cram four years of material into two months, it isn't about all-nighters. It's partly about sacrifice, because you have to come to terms with the fact that your life just will not be the same for a few months. (Please do not sacrifice everything you do for fun and relaxation! Know that there will be days spent entirely in your room/library/wherever, with brief moments of stepping out into the light for some grub before returning to your cave). It's partly about discipline - forcing yourself to stick to your schedule and recognizing when doing so is no longer possible, and being okay with taking an impromptu break. It's about practicing the ability to always step back and look at the big picture when inevitably caught up in little details. Most importantly, it's about not giving up when you're pulling your hair out at two in the morning - all these skills are preparing you for the institution you're desperately trying to attend, and that's what the MCAT really wants to test. Along with scientific expertise, these skills are what I want to teach you.
Don't hesitate to send me comments, criticism, or cookies, pre- or post-lesson. We will make a study plan based on your problematic areas that will be time-efficient and get you real results. Send a message my way if I sound like the right tutor for you.
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