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I am currently a medical student at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. I completed my undergraduate degree in 2013 at Columbia University, where I majored in English and Biology. After graduation, I spent a year working at a pediatric HIV clinic in Lesotho on a Princeton in Africa fellowship, and later, I completed my Master's in Public Health at University College Dublin on a Mitchell Scholarship.

Having completed many applications in the course of my college and postgraduate degrees, I have significant experience in personal statement editing and application counseling. I am also happy to tutor for SAT critical reading and writing sections, MCAT, essay writing, and English courses. I love teaching and look forward to meeting more students!

Lillian’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelor in Arts, Biological Sciences and English Literature


Hiking, yoga, reading, traveling

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

Advanced Placement Prep

Anatomy & Physiology


College Biology

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing


Graduate Test Prep

High School Biology

High School English


MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior






SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language


Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Understanding the why is just as important as understanding the what.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Take an intake of interests, aspirations, strengths, weaknesses, and current study strategies and style, as well as logistics of when they hope to take an exam or what their schedule is like.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would hope to connect the work of learning to their interests.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would ask them why they think they are having difficulty, what they do to address the difficulty, and try to figure out a new method of approaching the situation.