EducationUniversity of Chicago: B.A. in Political Science, 2011.
(Phi Beta Kappa, Maroon Key Society, General and Department Honors. GPA 3.86/4.00.)
University of Chicago: M.D., Expected 2018.
ExperienceI am an expert in ACT and SAT preparation. I have helped numerous students prepare for these exams or improve previous scores. My approach is systematic and data-based, as these tests are exquisitely teachable. If you practice regularly and work with an experienced coach, improvement is inevitable. I pride myself on reducing test prep anxiety - not adding to it.
I see myself primarily as a curator of the chaotic ACT and SAT universe. I will tell you which materials to use and how to spend your independent study time. In our hours together, I will observe your growth, troubleshoot problems, and tweak your study plan.
I typically schedule appointments on Sunday afternoons.
As for my own scores, I earned a Composite 33 (99th percentile) with English 34, Math 32, Reading 33, Science 33, Essay 12.
I can also help you with the MCAT Verbal Reasoning Section, on which I scored a 13 (99th percentile).
Outside of test prep, I am available as a writing tutor. I am a published author in the social and biomedical sciences. My honors thesis from UChicago was published in the Columbia Journal of Politics and Society and was presented at a nationally acclaimed doctoral workshop. I have also published in SLEEP, the preeminent journal in sleep and circadian research. Broadly, my experience in writing includes academic papers in English literature, medicine, the social sciences (including both qualitative and quantitative methodologies), religion, film, and the humanities.
I love to proofread, and I am more than happy to edit your work and make suggestions on style and grammar - even if you feel your structure and content are already strong. As a metric of proofreading acumen, I earned a perfect score (12) on the ACT writing section, and scored in the 94th-99th percentile (S) on the MCAT writing section.
HobbiesBy day, I am a medical student at the University of Chicago. In my free time, I love to travel, play piano, jog, and irritate the cats that rule my roost, Fozzie and Opie.
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