Boston University (Master's)
Drexel University College of Medicine (MD)
I'm a person that is passionate about teaching with over 8 years of tutoring not only the MCAT, but numerous topics in biology (physiology, endocrinology, biochemistry). My experience began back during my time at BU getting my Master's degree in medical sciences where I tutored dental students in endocrinology and physiology while also beginning my career as an MCAT tutor. Since then I have taught all MCAT topics, including a class that focuses on the verbal section meant for those students that are facing extra difficulty with the verbal reasoning part of the MCAT.
A little bit about me: I'm currently in my 2nd year of residency here in Philadelphia in rehabilitation medicine. Having gone through the process of applying to medical school and studying for the MCAT I am in tune with what students need and what strategies work.
My philosophy on promoting success for the MCAT is to not just teach the knowledge required for the MCAT, but breakdown the test itself. The MCAT, like any standardized test, has nuances that require a test-taking strategy that I know thoroughly well. Knowledge alone won't get one a high MCAT score, but combining that knowledge with the right approach will take students to where they want to be! I also believe in teaching concepts, not facts. For example, I don't simply teach my students a metabolic pathway, but instead teach them why the cell performs that metabolic pathway and the importance of each step in that pathway. I'm a person that is passionate about teaching with over 8 years of tutoring not only the MCAT, but numerous topics in biology (physiology, endocrinology, biochemistry). My experience began back during my time at BU getting my Master's degree in medical sciences where I tutored dental students in endocrinology and physiology while also beginning
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My qualifications in teaching genetics extend from my years of schooling. In my undergraduate, Master's, and doctoral degrees I have studied both academic and medical genetics as well as teaching genetics in MCAT test prep. I also conducted a Master's thesis using principles of genetics along with lab techniques.
I received a 35 on the MCAT with a score breakdown of physical sciences = 12, biological sciences = 11, and verbal reasoning = 11. I've taught the MCAT for the past 6 years in both classroom and 1-on-1 settings. I also tutored for 2 years at Boston University teaching physiology and endocrinology to Master's and dental students. My preferred teaching method is the didactic method allowing students to actively participate in the learning process which I believe reinforces the material.