Over 100 tutoring hours

Paavan P.

Glendale, AZ

$59/hour

Patient and Experienced Medical Student for MCAT and Science Tutoring

Background check passed as of 6/20/13
4.9 average from 25 ratings
Great Tutor
— Susan, Orange, CA on 6/12/12

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University of California, Irvine

Education

University of California, Irvine

About Paavan

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

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

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Glendale, AZ 85308
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor"

- Susan, Orange, CA on 6/12/12

"Huge help with Math SAT Score!"

- Connie, Orange, CA on 6/21/12

"Very good tutor"

- Eunice, Torrance, CA on 6/9/12

"Worth every dollar"

- Lyn, Cerritos, CA on 4/16/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology
English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, MCAT,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
European History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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MCAT

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.

University of California, Irvine

Education

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, Orange, CA on 6/12/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $59.00

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.