August 29, 2016

The power of Consistency

How often do we hear or tell ourselves: I will go to the gym all the time? I will save more? I will go to sleep earlier?

We make goals and expect big results. And often, we do start going to the gym and saving more and going to sleep early. But it all ends if we are lacking consistency!

I would say that it is better to go to the gym every other day for 20 minutes than to go every day for a month, h...

August 24, 2016

Scott Fiorini

I met Scott a couple of years ago for organic chemistry tutoring. He is a down to earth, humble,  and very determined person who will make an amazing PA. I am so proud of him for overcoming his obstacles on his path to success and pursuing it with such a great passion!

Here is my interview with Scott!

1. How did you decide to become a PA? Was that your original plan or did you change it?
My decision to...

August 21, 2016

1. Take good notes. Very often, what professor says in class is very important and therefore good notes are key to your success.

2. Study ahead of time and every day. This way by the time the test will be given, you will not have to cram and pull all-nighters.

3. Practice, practice, practice. Don't just read. This is especially applicable for sciences. Practice really makes sure you understand the material. Do as many pr...

August 17, 2016

AP Chemistry is a college level course given in high school. A student takes AP exam in the beginning of May and gets a grade from 1-5. A grade of 4 or 5 is accepted in most colleges, and most of the time students are allowed to skip those subjects. AP Chemistry is equivalent to General Chemistry in college.

Who should take AP Chemistry?

If a student is considering a career in a health field, taking AP Chemistry will be...

August 9, 2016

I received this message recently from one of my amazing students, and I could not be more proud of him! I know Shaheen will be an incredible doctor!

"Dear Mayya,

How are you? I am so thankful for your help with General Chemistry in the Spring of 2012. Now I am starting medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and I could not have done this without your help! I just wanted to write to you...

August 1, 2016

Katerina's Success and Inspiration Story

I met Katerina in the fall of 2012. She was a junior with an economics major considering pursuing a career in medicine. It's hard to believe it, but it's been 4 years already!

From the moment I met her until now, Katerina has been inspiring me with her never-ending passion, sweetness, and resilience. She has a go-getter attitude and bubbly personality. On top of that, Katerina has...

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