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Seong H.

Plainview, NY

$95/hour

522 MCAT (Apr '16) | Up-to-date & individualized | Avail. Online

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Very knowledgable about the NEW MCAT
— Justin, Plainview, NY on 12/5/16

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Macaulay Honors College
Women and Gender Studies

Education

Macaulay Honors College (Women and Gender Studies)

About Seong

As an experienced educator in classroom and clinical setting for the past two years, I know a thing or two about teaching. And, as a recent graduate summa cum laude from Macaulay Honors College currently applying to medical schools with MCAT score of 522 (99th Percentile), I know a thing or two about efficient learning. From basic biomedical research to social sciences, I’ve published, presented, and researched novel findings in collaboration with accomplished organizations. I am well-versed in biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, sociology, feminist and ethnic studies, and clinical research. More importantly, my teaching and volunteering experiences have honed my communication skills— a critical asset for any tutor. As a young professional experienced in the cutting-edge biological research methods and the latest standardized tests like the APs, the SAT, and the MCAT, I can offer you not just a thorough understanding in the field of your choice but also up-to-date information about biology, medicine, and social sciences.

As a tutor, my teaching philosophy is simple— no shotgunning. I have taught in classroom and clinical settings through volunteering in programs like Project Healthcare and Peer Health Exchange, working with diverse populations in age (teens to seniors) and in educational achievement (middle school to college) to communicate basic biomedical information. I have also been on the receiving end of tutoring while preparing for the MCAT through a large, well-known test prep company. Then, I effectively acted as my personal tutor while self-studying for the MCAT. I succeeded to be in the top 1 percentile of the nation April 2016, and learned a lot about what are and aren't efficient teaching techniques. Making the student memorize their biochemistry textbook or MCAT prep book, for example, is sadly common despite being a waste of everyone's time. The key to effective tutoring is getting to know the student, not as just a student but also as a person with preexisting strengths and interests.

As a tutor, my approach to tutoring is to utilize your strengths to efficiently fill the gaps in your knowledge. Are you, like me, a visual learner? We will develop a study guide composition technique to play to your learning style while streamlining visual cues like colors and shapes to prevent distraction. If you’re an auditory learner, we can use your smartphone as an on-the-go study tool. The possibilities are diverse and endless with the right tutor who will truly provide a one-to-one learning experience. We will tailor your time to your needs and your needs alone. As one of my favorite physicians I’ve shadowed have said: It’s a teamwork, not a dictatorship!

I also offer a unique perspective as a recent graduate who has successfully gone through the seemingly impossible demands of juggling school, volunteering, research, life, and test prep. I know your struggle, and I’m here to help you navigate school successfully. My long history of being an educator and an advocate professionally and personally shows my passion for not only helping others to excel. My biggest source of pride comes from seeing my students’ face light up in an “ah-ha” moment after they finally grasp a concept they’ve been struggling with.

I also offer flexibility to my teaching modalities— I am available to tutor online. Exclusively available for my students are online office hours for last-minute help sessions starting in 30-minute intervals.
As an experienced educator in classroom and clinical setting for the past two years, I know a thing or two about teaching. And, as a recent graduate summa cum laude from Macaulay Honors College currently applying to medical schools with MCAT score of 522 (99th Percentile), I know a thing or two about efficient learning. From basic biomedical Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 33 miles of Plainview, NY 11803

"Very knowledgable about the NEW MCAT"

- Justin, Plainview, NY on 12/5/16
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology, Psychology
Test Preparation:
MCAT

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.

Genetics

I am a successful pre-medical candidate graduated from Hunter College summa cum laude (GPA of 3.91). As a pre-medical student, I took an upper-level Genetics course in the Biology department. I received A as well as a letter of recommendation from the faculty teaching that course. I am also a lifelong teacher who has taught in classroom and clinical settings as a volunteer through programs like Peer Health Exchange, Project Healthcare, and Bellevue Hospital Emergency Department Patient Advocacy Programs.

MCAT

I self-studied to score 522 (99th Percentile) on the April 2016 MCAT. This is a seven-point increase from my previous score after prepping with a well-known test prep company. Though the materials provided were good, I found that this prep company, like many others, employed the inefficient “shotgun method”— making you, the student, cram as many facts as possible in hopes that some of it will show up on the MCAT. I was highly dissatisfied with the lack of substantial, efficient one-to-one preparation. Deciding to take the matters into my own hands, I self-studied the MCAT thoroughly, spending well over 1200 hours focusing on not only learning the material (of which there are limited— just check out AAMC’s question banks) but also “MCAT logic”. The goal? Instinctively anticipate the question and, most importantly, the right answer.

As a result, I became entirely confident in my abilities in all four sections of the exam—
here’s a breakdown of my scores:
* Chemistry/Physics: 131 (99th Percentile)
* CARS: 129 (95th Percentile)
* Biology/Biochemistry: 130 (97th Percentile)
* Psychology/Sociology: 132 (100th Percentile)

Would you believe that this score is from a non-science major who is a fluent but non-native English speaker? I believe that any score is possible, no matter your background, with the right teacher and a focused, personalized learning strategy.

All the lessons I’ve learned to achieve my high score and the newest materials in this dynamic test is still fresh on my mind. As a lifelong teacher who has taught in classroom and clinical settings, I’m here to help all my students aspire to excellence and differentiate themselves from other applicants. With well-established study guide composition methods, study schedules, and unpublished techniques to keep your head in the game during this grueling 7.5-hr test, I can help you get to a better MCAT score.

Macaulay Honors College
Women and Gender Studies

Education

Macaulay Honors College (Women and Gender Studies)

Very knowledgable about the NEW MCAT

Seong was very pleasant to work with and she also understands the pressures and needs of a pre-med student having just gone through the process herself. She knows the exam really well and is able to base her teaching style around the ways I learn. She also gave a lot of advice on organization and where to find the best materials to study from. I definitely recommend her as a tutor.

— Justin, Plainview, NY on 12/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $95.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Seong will travel within 33 miles of Plainview, NY 11803.