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Sean M.

USMLE & COMLEX Tutor Specializing in Test Taking Skills

USMLE & COMLEX Tutor Specializing in Test Taking Skills

$150/hour

  • 337 hours tutoring

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I am currently an IM Resident at Redmond Regional. I graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2015 with a degree in Biopsychology and an emphasis on learning and cognitive bias. I have over 15 years of teaching experience in both academia and athletics combined. Most recently I acquired formal training from the STATMED program and completed written board examinations (Step: 249, Comlex: 626) as a prerequisite for teaching USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2, USMLE Step 3 as...

About
I am currently an IM Resident at Redmond Regional. I graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2015 with a degree in Biopsychology and an emphasis on learning and cognitive bias. I have over 15 years of teaching experience in both academia and athletics combined. Most recently I acquired formal training from the STATMED program and completed written board examinations (Step: 249, Comlex: 626) as a prerequisite for teaching USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2, USMLE Step 3 as well as COMLEX.

History
Teaching, for me, was the most exciting way to deeply learn about a subject matter. It is for that reason that I always looked for opportunities to teach when mastering a subject. I began teaching as early as 14 years old, teaching Strategy/Tactics at the world renown Barnes Tennis Education Center. Almost 20 years later, I still continue that same motivation to teach.

Although mastering content is crucial in passing the exam, my experience has proven to me that struggling test takers share a similar pattern of mistakes. These learning biases are difficult for their professors, classmates, and even other tutors catch. As a biopsychology major with an interest in education, I am increasingly aware of these learning biases. When tutoring my fellow classmates at my school's mentorship program, I noticed that struggling test takers fall into these classic biases. They tend to have an answer locked down before fully reading the passage. Others outright eliminate answers that they do not know. While others simply cannot structure their time. I look at these issues under a magnifying glass, giving my students the resources to track their mistakes and progress through graphics and fillable spreadsheets. This increases my student’s motivation as they see improvement and their ability to self-coach as they begin to understand their maladaptive patterns. In addition to teaching the content, I aim to equip test takers with the tools to navigate the test even when they don't know the right answer.


Education

University of California Santa Barbara
Biopsychology
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Test Preparation

USMLE

USMLE

Medical Student at Alabama College of Osteopathic medicine. Part of schools mentorship program focusing on board prep strategies. Teaching experience for 15 years in both sports and academia. Scored above average on both Step 1/2 and Comlex 1/2 examinations.

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Amazing!

My biggest problem was test-taking anxiety and he taught me strategies to completely eliminate that. My score instantly improved. He is very patient and understanding as well

Shreya, 2 lessons with Sean

Amazing Tutor!

Sean is an amazing tutor! I would recommend him to any student struggling with board prep (especially if you do not have much time left). I made more progress with him in just 2 months then I made by myself in an entire year. He will give you a study schedule that really works! He is very knowledgeable on what resources to use and how to use them based off real research and stats. He is a great teacher and even made himself available to answer questions I had outside of our sessions. I was impressed with how easy he made topics that I previously struggled with mastering. I would give him 10/10 stars and plan on hiring him again for future tests!

Jennifer, 4 lessons with Sean

Knowledgeable and supportive tutor

What Sean helped me with the most was providing me with different techniques I could use to approach a question and find the answer even if I wasn't 100% confident. These tips helped give me more tools when approaching a question, and gave me more confidence. He was also helpful in coming up with a realistic and flexible schedule for my dedicated time before the USMLE and COMLEX. Definitely would recommend Sean as a tutor!

Kiele, 4 lessons with Sean

I highly recommend Sean to anyone who is taking USMLE!

I was very fortunate to have found Sean. I had tried another tutoring service ( big name company) before I came to Wyzant, but Sean’s tutoring was far better in quality and value for money. It was evident from day one that he is an excellent and gifted tutor. I was also impressed by his knowledge, experience, and passion to teach. Here are some highlights of what I liked about his tutoring: advice on study strategy based on research findings ( evidence based), immediate feedback on my test taking skills, clear and concise explanation on challenging concepts, objective yet always positive feedback, available for questions even outside of sessions, guidance on prioritizing tasks. I studied with Sean for one month and was able to strengthen my test taking skills and knowledge base, also build confidence to go into exam. Towards the end, I started enjoying MCQ which I always hated before. I highly recommend Sean to anyone who is taking USMLE and learn how to manage this beast-I am positive you would be grateful that you did.

Sayuri, 9 lessons with Sean

Super helpful STEP 1 Tutor

Sean assessed my gaps in knowledge and test-taking strategy to help me form a plan going into my dedicated STEP 1 study period. I look forward to working with Sean more as he helps me drastically raise my STEP 1 score!

Jamie, 1 lesson with Sean

great instruction

Sean works hard at tailoring our session to my individual needs! I really enjoy his clear explanations and depth of detail as well. I always come out of our sessions feeling more equipped to tackle material on my own with the tools he shares.

Nina, 14 lessons with Sean

Amazing Tutor, Amazing Mentor, Amazing Future Doctor

Sean is an INCREDIBLE tutor. He’s tutored me for many sessions now. He is a master at breaking down difficult concepts, and his knowledge never seizes to impress me. He’s absolutely brilliant - not to mention very kind. Not only can he help you with any material you throw at him, but he will also work with you on your test taking strategies and your schedule - even your motivation! He’s a true gem. I didn’t even know it’s possible to find a tutor like him! You’re the best, Sean!!! Thank you for all you do :)

Gabby, 19 lessons with Sean

Very Knowledgeable and Always Ready to Help

Sean has been great to work through my Step 1/Level 1 study plan with. He is very informative in thorough in everything he sets up and plans out and I look forward to continuing to work with him and reach my goal scores.

Alekhya, 15 lessons with Sean

Excellent Investment

This is my 5th session with Sean. He is an excellent and very very knowledgeable tutor who patiently explains the information. He continues to present the information in a manner that I can understand and in a way that it 'sticks.' He is soo good. The test taking strategies that he throws in there are really helping me toward my goals. I look forward to more sessions and to achieving my goals with Sean's help. If I could give him 10 stars I would!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Renee, 10 lessons with Sean
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$150/hour

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Response time: 2 hours