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Seth W.

Chicago, IL

$50/hour

M1 at Top 20 Medical School; 97th%ile MCAT; All College Sciences Tutor

4.8 average from 22 ratings
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— Whitney, Chicago, IL on 10/3/16

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University of Pittsburgh
Neuroscience, HPS

Education

University of Pittsburgh (Neuroscience, HPS)

About Seth

I have always enjoyed teaching and assisting others throughout my high school and college career. I have a love for teaching that I fostered while going above and beyond as a Chemistry TA at the University of Pittsburgh. I will be beginning Medical School in the fall at a Top 20 institution, and I am hoping to help others with my knowledge and abilities. I am a clear speaker, a pleasant individual, and I value and respect the variety of learning styles that each student possesses.

I scored in the 97th percentile on my MCAT purely through self-study, with a distinction of scoring in the 100th percentile on the Verbal section. I am familiar with both the old and new MCAT sections, and I have a working knowledge of how the exam has changed in the past while staying current as it changes in the future. Whether it is working extensively to review the basic science material covered on the MCAT, setting up an individualized study plan, or working with a student to assess progress and identify techniques to break through a slump in practice tests scores, I believe I am able to help any student reach measured and consistent improvements on his or her MCAT exam. I take pride in the fact that each and every student I have tutored has shown marked improvement, and I have yet to have a student score below the 90th percentile on his or her exam.

In regards to other subjects, I scored in the 99th percentile on my ACT and achieved multiple perfect scores in each section under testing conditions while in high school. More important than my own stats, however, is the variety of teaching styles and techniques that I bring to help students achieve their absolute best score. Many of my students report large percentile jumps, whether it is from a 17 to 28, a 23 to a 30, or a 30 to a 36, I feel that all my students truly learn both the knowledge and the test taking skills necessary to have consistent success on the ACT. I also have teaching experience with a variety of mathematic, scientific, and philosophical subjects. I am also qualified to assist with writing (whether brainstorming or editing) and speaking (including professional language techniques and general public speaking). I solely tutor the subjects in which I feel very comfortable, so I can assure you that you are getting a quality experience during every session.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all. My foremost goal is to help others, and if I do not believe I am qualified or suited for the position, I will let you know as soon as possible.
I have always enjoyed teaching and assisting others throughout my high school and college career. I have a love for teaching that I fostered while going above and beyond as a Chemistry TA at the University of Pittsburgh. I will be beginning Medical School in the fall at a Top 20 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the general rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60611

"review for exam"

- Whitney, Chicago, IL on 10/3/16

"Really passionate and knowledgeable."

- Jasmine, Elk Grove, CA on 3/24/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy, Physics
Music:
Oboe
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, MCAT,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Soccer, Swimming,
Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

MCAT

I scored in the 97th percentile on the MCAT. I self-studied all of the material, and I believe I have a useful study strategy that can be applied to others. I am educated in both the nature of the test and the content of the test. I have tutored multiple students in all of the necessary sections of the MCAT, and they all have had great success in reaching their goals. I actively review the necessary content covered in the MCAT as a first year medical student.

Organic Chemistry

I achieved a grade of "A" in both Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II at the University of Pittsburgh. I also tutored Organic Chemistry for two semesters on a personal basis. I believe I understand both the material and the mindset needed to have success in the class.

Public Speaking

I have spoken on numerous occasions to public audiences as large as 500 people. I took two public speaking courses at the University of Pittsburgh, both of which I received an outstanding grade of A on each speech. One class was focused on the general topics of speaking, while the other focused on how to explain scientific topics to a variety of audiences. I have helped several others through general feedback and acting as an audience, and as such, I feel that I can continue to truly assist others, no matter their level of previous experience or ability.

Swimming

I have been a swimmer since I was 5 years old. I completed many years of lessons, and I was varsity for four years on my high school's swim team. I have completed triathlons and still continue to swim on a regular basis.

Track & Field

I competed in the 400m, 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay for four years during high school. I was a component to the team that qualified for state in Illinois in the 4x800m and 4x400m races. I still continue to run on a regular basis.

University of Pittsburgh
Neuroscience, HPS

Education

University of Pittsburgh (Neuroscience, HPS)

review for exam — Seth helped me review a few of the concepts I have been taught in the last few weeks. With his help, I feel I much more confident than I did when I first started. ...

— Whitney, Chicago, IL on 10/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the general rate.

Travel policy

Seth will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60611.