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Kariuki M.

former MD-PhD , Math/Science and MCAT tutor w/12 years of experience

former MD-PhD , Math/Science and MCAT tutor w/12 years of experience

$50/hour

  • 38 hours tutoring

About Kariuki


Bio

Hello! I have a BA in Biochemistry, MA in Cell Biology and former MD/Ph.D. trainee . I have taught biological sciences and physical sciences and Math classes for over 10 years. My teaching style is first to identify the knowledge gaps in a student, and then lead them to fill in the gap by using the Socratic method . I emphasize conceptual mastery over content mastery. Once I identify the learning style of my student, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to it. My...

Hello! I have a BA in Biochemistry, MA in Cell Biology and former MD/Ph.D. trainee . I have taught biological sciences and physical sciences and Math classes for over 10 years. My teaching style is first to identify the knowledge gaps in a student, and then lead them to fill in the gap by using the Socratic method . I emphasize conceptual mastery over content mastery. Once I identify the learning style of my student, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to it. My goal is to empower the student to think more independently and critically, and my biggest reward is when do eventually.

I have taught MCAT (both old and new MCAT) classes for over 10 years, both privately and when I previously worked for test prep companies Kaplan and Princeton. I have had over 200 students and who are compliant with the personalized schedule I design average 512.5 or better. My main strategy (besides timing which is the MOST important on the MCAT), is getting students to think more about the "how" and "why", and less of the "what". The MCAT is critical thinking exam and my goal is to get every student to internalize the material and apply it conceptually.


Education

Cornell University
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Washington University in St. Louis
Graduate Coursework
Washington University in St. Louis
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

TOEFL,

TOEFL

I took the TOEFL, scored in the 99% percentile and have been teaching TOEFL students and preparing them for over 10 years.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Masters in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. I have taken numerous biology courses and have taught various levels of biology, from AP/IB biology to graduate level biology for over 11 years. Once I learn the student's learning style and identify the knowledge gaps, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to maintain the student's strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Masters in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. I have taken numerous chemistry courses and have taught various levels of chemistry, from AP/IB physics to graduate level chemistry for over 11 years. Once I learn the student's learning style and identify the knowledge gaps, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to maintain the student's strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught various levels of physics from AP/IB Physics to graduate level physics for over 11 years. I tend to focus on conceptual mastery than content mastery.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra

Language

TOEFL

TOEFL

I took the TOEFL, scored in the 99% percentile and have been teaching TOEFL students and preparing them for over 10 years.

Math

Physics,

Physics

I have taught various levels of physics from AP/IB Physics to graduate level physics for over 11 years. I tend to focus on conceptual mastery than content mastery.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Masters in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. I have taken numerous biology courses and have taught various levels of biology, from AP/IB biology to graduate level biology for over 11 years. Once I learn the student's learning style and identify the knowledge gaps, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to maintain the student's strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Masters in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. I have taken numerous chemistry courses and have taught various levels of chemistry, from AP/IB physics to graduate level chemistry for over 11 years. Once I learn the student's learning style and identify the knowledge gaps, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to maintain the student's strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught various levels of physics from AP/IB Physics to graduate level physics for over 11 years. I tend to focus on conceptual mastery than content mastery.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra

Science

Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

I was a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology double major, have a Masters in Molecular Biology and PhD in MCB. Have taken plenty of biochemistry courses at various levels, and taught MCAT-level biochemistry for over 10 years. Conceptual mastery outweighs content memorization so my teaching style usually goes that way.
Biology,

Biology

I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Masters in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. I have taken numerous biology courses and have taught various levels of biology, from AP/IB biology to graduate level biology for over 11 years. Once I learn the student's learning style and identify the knowledge gaps, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to maintain the student's strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Masters in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. I have taken numerous chemistry courses and have taught various levels of chemistry, from AP/IB physics to graduate level chemistry for over 11 years. Once I learn the student's learning style and identify the knowledge gaps, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to maintain the student's strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
Genetics,

Genetics

I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry, a Masters in Biology and a PhD in molecular cell biology and have taken numerous genetics classes and also tutored different levels of genetics from high school to graduate level. I am well versed in this subject.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught various levels of physics from AP/IB Physics to graduate level physics for over 11 years. I tend to focus on conceptual mastery than content mastery.
Physiology,

Physiology

I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Masters in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. I have taken numerous anatomy courses and have taught various levels of anatomy to graduate level for over 11 years. Once I learn the student's learning style and identify the knowledge gaps, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to maintain the student's strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
Physical Science

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Masters in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. I have taken numerous biology courses and have taught various levels of biology, from AP/IB biology to graduate level biology for over 11 years. Once I learn the student's learning style and identify the knowledge gaps, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to maintain the student's strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Masters in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. I have taken numerous chemistry courses and have taught various levels of chemistry, from AP/IB physics to graduate level chemistry for over 11 years. Once I learn the student's learning style and identify the knowledge gaps, I develop a customized lesson plan and study schedule tailored to maintain the student's strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught various levels of physics from AP/IB Physics to graduate level physics for over 11 years. I tend to focus on conceptual mastery than content mastery.
Algebra 2, Calculus

Test Preparation

MCAT,

MCAT

I am a current MD-PhD trainee and have tutored the MCAT for over 10 years. In addition to mastering the content in the 4 sections of the MCAT, I specialize in getting students to focus more on the "why" and "how" instead of the "what". The MCAT is 90% critical thinking and 10% regurgitation/memorization. My MCAT strategy is to get students to think more conceptually.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I took the TOEFL, scored in the 99% percentile and have been teaching TOEFL students and preparing them for over 10 years.

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$50/hour

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$50/hour

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Response time: 3 hours