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Shawn

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My main focus is helping you set and reach your goals. Here are a few reasons why I am confident I can deliver results:

- I scored a 522 (99th percentile) my first time taking the new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Score breakdown: Chemical/Physical: 129, CARS: 130, Biological/Biochemical: 132, Psychological/Social: 131. This was August 2016, so I am still very fresh on the material.
- My strong educational background includes: B.S. in Nueroscience from MIT (2013), M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown (2016), and M.D. candidate at Emory University School of Medicine (2021)
- I have over a year of SAT and ACT tutoring experience working one-on-one with 50+ high school students, figuring out how each one learns best and tailoring my teaching accordingly.
- In 2 months of tutoring, I have helped a student improve from a 75th percentile composite ACT score to a 91st percentile score. I motivated him to improve his Math section score from the 46th percentile to the 93rd percentile.
- I have excelled in graduate-level coursework in Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Cardiopulmonary Biology, Genetics, Neurophysiology, Sexual Development and Reproduction, Medical Immunology and Microbiology, Gastrointestinal Biology, Renal Biology, Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology.

My goal as an MCAT, ACT, and science tutor is to increase the efficiency of my students' studying by imparting the take-home messages and study themes that I had learned on my own through trial and error. I want to help my students build their analytical thinking skills, not memorize a long list of facts, so that they are prepared for any challenging problem they face in their studies.

Shawn’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Bachelors, Nueroscience

Graduate Degree: Georgetown University - Masters, Physiology and Biophysics

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 36

ACT Math: 35

ACT Reading: 31

ACT Science: 30

MCAT: 38

Hobbies

Longboarding, cooking, finding the best boba in the city

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Graduate Test Prep

MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

SAT Prep