Medical School:Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
MD Candidate at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Abhishek loves animals especially dogs and also enjoys playing tennis.
Having found his passion for medicine and biology early, he quickly got involved in a committed research position during his first week of undergrad at UC Davis where he soon become the Lead Undergraduate Researcher and supervised a group of other undergrads while studying the genetic associations of meiotic recombination in the murine model. He then progressed to a large multidisciplinary ocular research lab where he gained significant experience and connections. He also joined the Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical Fraternity where a few years later he became the President of the chapter. The professional network he maintained and expanded upon during this time in the organization helped him get involved in various community service activities such as his time volunteering at several underserved clinics in the Sacramento area. During the latter half of his time at UC Davis, he also worked as a scribe for a vitreoretinal surgeon and as a Student Brand Ambassador for Kaplan Test Prep.
During his time at UC Davis, Abhishek also engaged in leadership through chair positions of the Student Health Insurance Plan Committee and Health Fee Oversight Committee, in which he guided decision making for the student body's needs regarding healthcare and insurance provided by the school. Upon graduating early in three instead of four years, he joined a health tech startup where he worked as an Operations Associate full time. To maintain his clinical experience and be more hands-on, he also worked part time as an Eye Recovery Technician where he independently surgically recovered corneas from organ donors in hospitals across the Bay Area. Before applying to medical school, he also worked as a Research Associate at biotech startups.
During his recently completed first year of medical school at Loyola, Abhishek has gotten heavily involved in many research projects in the fields of orthopaedic surgery and ophthalmology. He has also partaken in volunteering at ocular clinics for the undeserved and COVID-19 vaccination clinics. He has been awarded both the Summer Training in Approaches to Research scholarship for as well as the Zale Scholarship for his work in research and passion for ophthalmology.
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
MD candidate at Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Alisha is currently training for a marathon. She also loves trying new restaurants and food and dedicates every Friday to trying out a new food place in Philly!
Alisha is a medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, earning her Bachelor's in Bioengineering.
During her undergrad, Alisha helped develop numerous medical device prototypes and applications, such as a novel prosthetic thumb and a low-cost EMR system for oncology clinics in Botswana, both of which have received multiple awards. She also worked for a healthcare startup company, where she assisted in developing affordable telemedicine platforms. Outside of class, Alisha led tennis and dance lessons for community members with autism and volunteered her time to conduct free kidney disease screenings for underserved populations in Philadelphia.
Alisha has maintained her passion for innovation and engineering by working closely with a team of clinicians to devise a vibrating needle to reduce postoperative injection pain and tissue damage. Alisha is also an instructor for Move4Health–an organization that provides free group exercise classes for individuals with chronic illnesses. In her spare time, she organizes fun science lessons for a kindergarten class in a local Philadelphia school!
As an experienced MCAT tutor, Alisha thoroughly understands what it takes to reach one's goal MCAT score. She is passionate about guiding students through the process–crafting study plans to cater to each student's needs and strengths, setting Advantage students up for success.
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
Med School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
MD Candidate at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
I am a huge sports fan (mostly basketball, football, and tennis) and played tennis for most of my life growing up. My teams are the Chicago Bears and Bulls and Roger Federer is my favorite athlete. Also, I love listening to music, mostly hip hop, and my favorite artist is the Weeknd.
Ashwin is a student at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He also had acceptances at Northwestern University School of Medicine and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, waitlists at Washington University in St. Louis, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania, and interviews at Harvard, Yale, NYU, University of Chicago, Mount Sinai, and more. He is originally from Springfield, IL, and also attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate studies. He majored in Medicine, Health, and Society and minored in Business, and earned a 522 on his MCAT, which places him in the 99th percentile of test-takers. He finished his studies in 3.5 years with a 4.0 GPA with summa cum laude honors and was on the Dean's List every semester. He has experience as an MCAT tutor with Kaplan and worked at Varsity Tutors to help students aged from middle school to graduate students in STEM subjects. As a student at Vanderbilt, he was the president of multiple service organizations to help communities in Nashville and abroad. Additionally, he had vast research experience, including five first-author publications, seven total publications, a CDC internship, and awards from the American Society of Hematology, the International Society of Blood Transfusion, and Vanderbilt University.
Undergrad: St. John's College
Full-time GRE tutor
I perform with the sketch comedy group Punchline Loading in New York City.
Audra is a GMAT/GRE tutor based in Brooklyn, New York. With over six years of experience teaching hundreds of students both one-on-one and in the classroom, Audra helps business school and graduate school applicants maximize their testing performance with personalized instruction focused on their areas of need. Audra has achieved a 98th-percentile score of 750 on the GMAT and a 335/340 on the GRE. She loves sharing her knowledge and helping each client reach their potential!
Audra received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, in 2013. The degree is equivalent to a double major in Philosophy and the History of Mathematics and Science and a double minor in Classics and Comparative Literature. She is currently attending the online Master of Computer and Information Technology program at the University of Pennsylvania. Audra enjoys reading and performing with the sketch comedy group Punchline Loading... in New York City in her free time.
Undergrad: Drexel University, summa cum laude
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Medical College Admissions Test Instructor
Ayush spends a good portion of his free time exercising and playing sports, including volleyball, rock climbing, and weightlifting. Ayush also loves art and music and previously competed on a semi-professional dance team. Lastly, Ayush is a big foodie on the path to becoming an amateur chef!
Ayush is an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School interested in a career as an ophthalmologist and healthcare disparities researcher. He graduated summa cum laude from Drexel University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and minors in Art History and Business Administration.
Ayush has been directly involved in undergraduate and medical school admissions and tutoring and has gained recognition as a top tutor. With several years of professional experience in pre-medical tutoring and advising, he has helped applicants receive impressive scores on the MCAT and gain admission into top medical schools in the country. Personally, Ayush has scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and in the 96th percentile on the USMLE Step 1.
At Drexel and Harvard Medical School, Ayush has conducted a wide array of research leading to numerous publications and academic conference presentations in molecular biology, ophthalmology, ENT, telemedicine, and AI. He also co-founded the New Jersey chapter of a COVID-19 response organization that fills gaps in healthcare infrastructure with healthcare student volunteers.
Given these experiences, Ayush has a proven track record of success in helping various applicants achieve high test scores and medical school admission. In addition to MCAT tutoring, Ayush is passionate about mentoring Advantage students in crafting a cohesive and personal story to achieve their dreams of becoming a physician.
Undergrad: Concordia College
Cancer Researcher at North Dakota State University
Bretton is based out of Minnesota, where he was educated on a full-ride scholarship at Concordia College in Minnesota.
Bretton is an MCAT expert who has helped over 500 students achieve their MCAT goals and has dedicated thousands of hours to understanding, mastering, and simplifying the test. He has received training from and provided MCAT expertise to the leading test-prep company, Kaplan. He has extensive practice providing online tutoring and curates a world-class experience for each student. Each lesson will be tailored to the individual's needs to make sure they reach their goals, he will respond to all communications within 24 hours (typically sooner), and stack the odds in your favor.
Bretton is based out of Minnesota, where he was educated on a full-ride scholarship at Concordia College in Minnesota. He pursues a triple science major in neuroscience, chemistry, and biology. He applies his multidisciplinary expertise to make difficult to understand MCAT topics into something easily understood. He has represented his college’s research output to the state of Minnesota and participated in Mayo Clinic’s exclusive Mayo Innovative Scholars Program on behalf of Concordia. Bretton currently works part-time in a research laboratory where he conducts groundbreaking cancer and neuroscience research. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry with an emphasis on neuroscience. Bretton’s passion for science and dedication to his students makes him an ideal MCAT tutor for students at all levels.
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Medical Student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Brian has been to 14 countries and wants to continue to add to that list.
Brian, originally from Massachusetts, attended the University of Notre Dame where he majored in Science Pre-professional Studies and had a minor in History. During this time, he conducted research in the Moral and Adolescent Psychology lab, volunteered St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, and had a few internship opportunities like working for a Member of the UK Parliament. After graduating in 2021, he began conducting research in an Anesthesiology Lab at Mayo Clinic. Brian is currently a first-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Rochester, MN, where he is pursuing his interest in surgery.
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Medical College Admissions Test Instructor
Ezra enjoys reading, baking bread, quoting 2000s comedy movies, sailing, and traveling.
Ezra is a medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from New York City, he grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ, before attending UPenn for undergrad. There, he studied Economics with minors in Math and Chemistry. Ezra graduated with honors, phi beta kappa, summa cum laude, and was awarded a prize for excellence in Economics. He conducted research in healthcare economics, captained the campus Medical Emergency Response Team, taught CPR, and wrote for The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl humor magazine.
Ezra applied for medical school during his senior year and received acceptances from the country’s top medical schools, such as the University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, and Northwestern University. He decided to stay at the University of Pennsylvania for medical school because of its academic excellence and a broad array of research opportunities in healthcare services.
As a medical student, Ezra has continued working in healthcare economics research – receiving the Leonard Davis Institute summer scholarship. He also worked with Puentes de Salud, a South Philadelphia health clinic for low-income Spanish-speaking patients. Ezra is the current treasurer of the Plastic Surgery Interest Group and a former leader of the Maimonides Jewish student organization. This coming cycle, he plans to apply for a general surgery residency.
As an MCAT tutor, Ezra draws from his experiences as a student and educator, applying his in-depth knowledge of the MCAT and learning strategies to provide Advantage students with the tools they need to succeed. Personally, Ezra has scored in the top 99th percentile on the MCAT and looks forward to helping Inspira students achieve their best scores.
Undergrad: University of Alabama
Master's: University of Alabama
Research Specialist at Medical University of South Carolina
When I am not working, I am working on my antique truck, cycling, cooking, or watching Alabama football!
Harrison graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA from the University of Alabama in the spring of 2021. During his four years in college, Harrison completed his undergraduate degree while simultaneously enrolled in an accelerated master’s program, earning both a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Master of Science in Biology in the same four-year stint.
Additionally, Harrison was awarded the University of Alabama’s Presidential Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship; the Grantland and Louise Scholarship for outstanding performance as a microbiology student; and full funding for his graduate research project. Throughout his time in college, Harrison was involved in and led various integrative research projects that investigated topics such as deforestation and the neuroendocrine stress response, sex change in hermaphroditic fish, and the interplay of disease and microbiome assemblage.
His participation in these projects earned him first, second, and third authorship in prep on three different publications. Outside of the classroom and laboratory, Harrison co-founded an organ donation awareness club, obtained an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license while enrolled in classes, and tutored local students ages K-12. Throughout his preparation for the MCAT, Harrison focused on collecting a variety of high-value, low-cost resources and crafted a study plan that was unique to his needs.
After achieving his goal score in the 97th percentile on the MCAT, he decided to pursue tutoring as a professional endeavor. Harrison’s tutoring system centers around open communication with his students to work together to diagnose problems, curate detailed MCAT preparation plans, and compile pointed content reviews. He looks forward to working with you side-by-side as you achieve your goal score and gain admission into your dream medical school!
Medical: University of Connecticut
Undergrad: Swarthmore College
MD Candidate at University of Connecticut
Jacob is an MD/PhD student at the University of Connecticut interested in both the clinical and basic science neurosciences. He graduated with High Honors from Swarthmore College in 2020 where he studied neuroscience and political science. He conducted his senior thesis research on using memory reconsolidation to manipulate retention of fear memory. Jacob played cello and bassoon in numerous musical ensembles and also played on Swarthmore's Ultimate Frisbee team. In addition, he served as a sportscaster for Swarthmore College's athletics teams.
Jacob recently completed a two year research position at NYU Grossman School of Medicine's Neuroscience Institute where he worked in James Salzer's lab studying the role of Schwann cells and macrophages in animal models of myelin disorders. Jacob has extensive experience tutoring students and looks forward to helping prospective medical student's realize their maximum potential.
Undergrad: Arizona State University
Post-Masters Fellow at Berklee Valencia
I love to dance!
Joe’s teaching career began in high school, where he tutored friends in math after school and sometimes took the lead teaching the class while their physics teacher was too busy playing fantasy football at his desk. He completed a B.S. in medical microbiology from Arizona State University where he took classes in cell bio, public health, virology, bacteriology, immunology, and, his favorite, physiology. Shortly after receiving the Mouer award for graduating in the top 1% of his class, he scored a 519 on his first MCAT and since then has been tutoring MCAT for two years.
During undergrad, Joe worked in the Laryngeal Regeneration Lab at Mayo Clinic AZ where he assisted in the 3D printing of larynx scaffolds. His dream is to be an otolaryngologist and help patients perceive the world in the best way possible!
Outside of medical study, Joe is an avid musician. He plays cello professionally and studied music abroad in Spain. He even curates an electronic music playlist for Spotify! He joined Inspira because he wants to help students get their top scores and springboard them into the medical schools of their dreams.
Medical school - UT Southwestern Medical Center
Undergrad - University of Kansas
Grad student at University of Pennsylvania
I was the ranked as the fourth-best pole vaulter in the state of Kansas when I was a senior in high school.
Joseph grew up in a small town in Kansas, where he was the only student from his graduating class of ~70 to “make the leap” to a legitimate, 4-year university.
Four years later: Joseph graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Neurobiology, addended with an awkwardly long list of honors. For instance, he received the annual award recognizing the biology department’s top student in his junior and senior years, per faculty consensus. In addition, he was also honored with more than a handful of semi-redundant accolades for “excellence in biomedical research.” Outside of the biology department, Joseph was named as 1 of 20 University Scholars in my graduating class of >5,000 students. Concurrently, he worked jobs as a teaching assistant in biochemistry and physiology courses and played an integral role in establishing a pre-med advisor faculty position within the university’s honors program. Joseph also published a first-author study elucidating the molecular mechanism underlying a phenomenon of paradoxically prolonged vasoconstriction largely responsible for downstream infarctions secondary to vascular insult.
Three months after graduating from KU, he began medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. This is where Joseph felt he really refined a lot of the studying and test-taking strategies he expects to explore en route to masterminding an individualized game plan with every nuance uniquely dedicated to identifying and exploiting the challenges (aka, opportunities) wedged between you and your full potential- which, in his experience, frequently exceeds students’ initial goals.
He has also been an MCAT tutor for three years, helping hundreds of students crush the overly lengthy exam and, ultimately, get into medical school. These years of MCAT tutoring have uniquely positioned him to guide future physicians along what is ubiquitously regarded as the most treacherous segment on the truly lifelong journey of medical education.
Undergrad: Binghamton University
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical School
MS4 at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
José loves soccer, running, and sports in general. He is a foodie and dreams of visiting all continents: he has been on three so far.
José is a graduate of Binghamton University where he double-majored in Biological Sciences and French language and literature. At Binghamton, he began building his impressive teaching credentials by holding many positions such as molecular biology TA, Biochemistry tutor, and Mechanisms of Evolution tutor. He is currently a medical student at SUNY Downstate where he has further expanded his teaching experience as a medical knowledge and anatomy tutor, as well as an MCAT tutor. As a member of the Medical Educator Pathway, he has extensive experience in curriculum development. He has also served as a member of the admissions committee for applicants to the medical school. The extent of accomplishments at Downstate, which also includes numerous publications, has seen him inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn
Undergrad: Columbia University
MD Candidate at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
I am an avid baker and love trying out new restaurants/dessert spots! I am a classical pianist and amateur biker!
Katherine graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2020. She is currently in her first year at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Katherine was inducted into the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, and received the Robert Edward Reiss Award in Chemical Engineering for outstanding promise in biochemical engineering.
In college, Katherine conducted clinical research at the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center and the New York-Presbyterian Neurological Intensive Care Unit. Katherine was a teaching assistant in the chemistry lab and led a clinical research program at the Mt. Sinai hospital system. She also served as president of her Greek organization and was a pianist in a classical chamber ensemble.
In medical school, Katherine has already joined clinical research projects, community clinics, and interest groups. She is interested in pursuing a career in a surgical subspecialty. Katherine is actively involved in the admissions process as an interviewer and has spent much of her time mentoring others applying to medical school. Over the years, through tutoring, teaching, and mentoring, Katherine has been passionate about helping others. Having just recently gone through the medical school admissions process herself, she is dedicated to helping others navigate applying, and she is very excited to work with students.
Undergrad: SUNY Plattsburgh and Union College
I love sunshine and beaches, and I have recently begun dabbling in acrobatics on the beach!
Kirsten graduated from Union College in Upstate NY with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. This past year she moved to San Diego, and worked as an epigenetic Research Associate before transitioning into full-time MCAT tutoring, which she has been doing for a little over a year now. She is matriculating into medical school in the Fall of 2023, and looks forward to continuing to tutor until then.
Kirsten has extensive experience tutoring, instructing, and developing content for MCAT preparation for some of the largest test prep companies on the market, and she is excited to target her expertise toward supporting Inspira Advantage students. She understands everyone's MCAT journey is different, and she is here to support you, and your unique needs!
Undergrad: Point Loma Nazarene University
Medical College Admissions Test Instructor
I love chess, kayaking, ping pong, huskies, and travelling.
Lincoln researched organofluorine chemistry as part of a team as an undergraduate, helping publish two papers--one in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, and one in Synthesis. Later, with Kaplan Test Prep, he taught the MCAT for a number of years before designing his own private MCAT course. The University of California system picked up this private course to use as their curriculum for pre-med students with Lincoln as the content designer. National and international corporations have syndicated portions of his digital content to help out MCAT prep students nationwide. With a full bank of prep resources on virtually any MCAT topic (or the capacity to build one from scratch given some direction) and a solid grounding in systematically answering MCAT questions, Lincoln is dedicated full time to taking students to success on the MCAT from Day 0 to Test Day!
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
MD student at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Madeleine is passionate about global health! She majored in the subject in college and has plans to do a research project based in Sierra Leone.
Madeleine has a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in Anthropology – Global Health and the Environment. She is a medical student at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, planning to pursue pediatrics.
Madeleine scored in the 100th percentile in all sections of the MCAT (526 total), making her highly qualified to work with students in all domains of test preparation. She has several years of MCAT tutoring experience with over 30 clients, making her well-versed in all manners of learning, test-taking, and study strategies.
As a member of the Inspira team, Madeleine is passionate about helping students gain acceptance into their dream medical schools. She has a kind and personable demeanor and takes pride in working with each student to develop a highly-personalized plan to accommodate their individual needs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach!
Undergrad: University of Central Florida
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn Campus
Internal Medicine Residency Applicant
I am an amateur pickleball player and enjoy watching sports. I also like hanging out by the pool and boating in the Florida Keys.
Matthew Gold is a medical student applying for internal medicine residency with aspirations to pursue a fellowship in the future. He will be graduating at the top of his medical school class in 2023. Notably, Matthew honored all of his clerkships during his third year and received Student Doctor of the Year Award of his hospital and Distinguished Internal Medicine Scholar Award. He has extensive experience tutoring students for the CBSE, USMLE Steps 1 and 2, COMSAE and COMLEX-USA Levels 1 and 2. Matthew ensures that he caters to the individual client's learning style. He emphasizes the use of Anki, attempting a consistent amount of daily board questions and other board prep resources that work for the client. Matthew welcomes clients in an approachable and friendly manner with the client's success in mind at all times.
Undergrad: Tufts University
Clinical Research Coordinator at BIDMC
I was a competitive ballroom dancer in college and I still love to dance salsa and bachata!
Nicole graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University where she studied Community Health and French.
While at Tufts, Nicole taught weekly health education workshops to local high school students and trained health educator volunteers. She spent her junior spring studying French language and global health in Senegal, where she interned at a Red Cross clinic. Currently, Nicole is currently working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she runs clinical trials for the Gastroenterology Motility team. She has presented research at two major national conferences and had four first-author publications.
She loves to train research assistants, mentor Tufts Community Health students, and work on teams with ambitious goals. She is looking forward to collaborating with MCAT students to meet their unique testing goals and identify study strategies to serve them throughout their health career!
Med School: New Jersey Medical School
Undergrad: The College of New Jersey
BS/MD Candidate at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
I love to bike, play badminton, travel, and binge a great comedy show when I have the time!
Saahil Patel is a determined, focused, and studios student in an accelerated 7-Year BS/MD medical program. Saahil has a stellar academic record, having been bestowed the title of Valedictorian of one of America’s best STEM public high schools. Despite his program being accelerated, Saahil was able to finish his undergraduate studies in two years, earning him a rare gap year before medical school with a guaranteed seat. As a 99th percentile MCAT scoring-student and professional tutor of several years, Saahil is able to cooperatively work with his clients to boost their scores, strengthen their confidence, and instruct them on needed content. Saahil is also keenly aware of the difficulty of landing a BS/MD program, so he can work with clients interested in these programs and shepherd them through the arduous process. Furthermore, having conducted longitudinal research work at a young age, served as a hospital intern, and volunteered in his community as an EMT, Saahil understands the multiple facets of medicine and can connect with clients on their interests and aspirations. Please do get in touch! He is more than happy to meet!
Undergrad: University of Missouri - Columbia
Medical School: American University School Of Medicine Aruba (AUSOMA)
Med Student, Adjunct Instructor, USMLE Tutor
I grew up in Berlin, Germany and love to travel. In one way or another, I have found myself involved in dancing activities since the age of 5.
Sandy graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and later her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Missouri Columbia.
Before starting medical school, Sandy studied the effects of hormones on breast cancer and enjoyed sharing her research at multiple national scientific meetings. Throughout her graduate studies, Sandy also developed a passion for teaching. She has since tutored many medical students taking the USMLE Step1 exam and is currently teaching Anatomy & Physiology at Georgia State University as an adjunct instructor.
Sandy is no stranger to test anxiety and the overwhelming feelings that can accompany the seemingly vast amount of information tested on the USMLE Step 1 exam. However, through implementing strategies specific to her style of learning, she scored within the 86th percentile and is now passionate about helping others master this important exam. Her goal for test day is for you to approach each question confidently while drawing from a solid knowledge base.
Undergrad: University of Georgia
Lead Tutor at the University of Georgia
In my free time I enjoy long-boarding, jamming out to Metallica, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.
Tom has worked at his university's Division of Academic Enhancement as a multi-subject STEM Peer Tutor for the past two years. In addition to his major, Tom is pursuing minors in biomedical physiology, cell biology, general business, and pharmaceutical sciences. He was selected as the top senior in his major at the university.
Undergrad: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Lab Manager at the Rutgers Cancer Center
I have been weightlifting for over 8 years! Aside from hitting the gym, I love playing volleyball with my friends, exploring niche documentaries, and getting wrapped up in a new self-taught endeavor.
Waleed has been tutoring almost as long as he has been a student! He began in middle school helping his classmates with mathematics assignments and continued officially with the National Honors Society in High School. At NJIT, Waleed tutored General and Organic Chemistry for 3 years. As a tutor of so many years, of course he has mastered studying himself, graduating Summa Cum Laude (with a 4.0) and achieving a 100th percentile score on the MCAT (524). On top of these achievements, Waleed has broad clinical and research experiences. He has been involved in research since high school, a certified EMT for almost six years, and teaches CPR on the side. Waleed's diverse experiences reflect the flexibility he brings to his tutoring and his willingness to adapt his teaching to bring the best out of each student!
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Undergrad: Amherst College
4th Year Medical Student at University of Michigan Medical School
I played cello on radio as part of an interview with WEMU about the University of Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra.
Whit is a 2020 graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was involved in student government, joined the Path of Excellence in Medical Ethics, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Medicine, among other activities.
Prior to medical school, he studied at Amherst College, earning a BA with Distinction while double-majoring in Mathematics and Economics. He conducted research at the University of Michigan's Michigan Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Reporting Program (MCORRP), played in the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, and qualified for the NAQT National Tournament with Amherst College Quizbowl.
While in medical school, Whit decided to pursue a career in healthcare policy, electing not to continue to residency. While this puts him in a small minority of MDs without further clinical training, his nontraditional path affords a unique perspective on the key decisions facing students who may not know exactly what they want as they head into the medical school application process.
Whit enjoys board gaming, crossword puzzles, and cooking.
Master's: Washington University in St. Louis
Undergrad: Peking University
Full-time GRE tutor
I memorized all the elements in the Periodic Table in order before going to high school. I can reconstruct the periodic table in 2 minutes and 16 seconds on paper and 3 minutes and 16 seconds on the whiteboard.