March 30, 2016

Organic Chemistry is one of the toughest subjects that pre-med students are required to take, and one of the most in demand subjects for tutoring. Big, complicated molecules look very intimidating.

So how do we deal with them and make reactions with them simple?

One of the most common mistakes many students I tutor make is loose carbons. How can you prevent this mistake?

The answer is simple: Number the carbons.

When we num...

March 27, 2016


Since the release of the new MCAT in 2015, there is more and more evidence on the importance of student's knowledge of amino acids topic of biochemistry.

What exactly do you have to know?

1. The full structure of each amino acid. Yes, you should know how to identify and be able to draw yourself each and every amino acid.


2. Name of each amino acid (full name, 3 letter name and 1 letter name)

3. Category of each amino acid...

March 24, 2016

If your child is a sophomore or junior in High School, it i time to start preparing for college admissions. But how, when, and what?


Here is the tentative guideline for the college admission planning.


Spring and Summer of junior year


Create list of colleges you are interested in

Visit colleges you are interested in

Research their requirements

Ask counselors about scholarships available in La Guardia




March 21, 2016


What day will you make today?


I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important.

My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money or I can be glad that...

March 20, 2016

What is a good way to prepare for MCAT while taking your pre-med classes? At first it might seem daunting, but why not let the two work together?

After learning a new chapter of your current subject, you can just practice using the MCAT questions as well as your professor's questions and tests. This way you do not have to learn different things at the same time. Reinforce your learning by practicing MCAT questions. See...

March 16, 2016

Yes it is possible!

If a high school student knows with certainty that they want to pursue the medical route, she should definitely look into the Sophie Davis BS/MD Program at the CCNY.

This program is highly selective and very rigorous. Advantage? Faster track towards that MD degree and a paved pathway to the medical school, granted the student are able to maintain B- or higher grades in all of her biomedical classes.



March 11, 2016

The road to becoming a doctor is a tough yet rewarding one. Let's get inspired and look some inspirational cases.


Hard work and persistance will achieve anything and everything. A true passion will never quit, and resilience will overcome all.


Today's story features Antonio J. Webb, M.D., who applied to medical schools three times. He is now a succesfull surgeon. Antonio was discouraged by many advisors to apply to medi...

March 9, 2016

Yes, MCAT can be overwhelming and scary! And it is a long journey. But you can and will ACE it!


 I find premed students to be extremely resilient!

If you are taking MCAT, chances are, you went through some of the hardest classes possible! Physics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry. You overcame all the obstacles and are now gearing towards medical school!


Let's look at some tips to stay positive and focused during your MCA...

March 7, 2016

Today is a beautiful day in NYC right before tomorrow's holiday. If you haven't guessed yet, tomorrow is an International Women's Day!

We are so happy and proud to join in this celebration.


Women are caring, strong and resilient.

We take care of the home, excel at our jobs, give birth, overcome challenges, multitask, and remain beautiful and confident. We deserve a day to celebrate us!

We put others before ourselves. We em...

March 5, 2016


I graduated from NYU in 2010 with Honors in Chemistry and Psychology. My first encounter with chemistry was somewhat tough. Having never taken AP Chemistry at my high school, I found the few beginning weeks to be hard. However, as the time went on I learned exactly how to study for this class and ace it.


Most of the students at NYU will take Chemistry with Professor Halpin, who is a very sweet and caring professor. He...

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