Leadership

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Stephanie

Founder

Hi! I'm Stephanie Wang, and I'm a senior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Computer Science, with minors in Chemistry and Math. I scored in the 99th percentile on my MCAT in June after starting my preparation in January. This is my first time tutoring for the MCAT, but I've been a TA for computer science courses since my sophomore year. After seeing how pricey MCAT resources can be throughout my own prep, I started this website to offer free tutoring for students from low-income and/or other disadvantaged backgrounds. Please feel free to reach out to me (or fill out this form) if there's anything else we can do to be of help and/or if you have any feedback on our program!

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Nicole

Small Group Lead

Hey y'all! My name is Nicole Wright and I am a junior at Vanderbilt University double-majoring in Chemistry and Neuroscience. I scored in the 99th percentile on my MCAT in August 2020 after studying for 90 days, and I want to use my experience to help you succeed. With the socioeconomic barriers to a career in medicine expanding, we're working towards a world where the financial pressure of studying for the MCAT won't hold anyone back, regardless of their background or experience. I am excited to join this incredible team, and look forward to meeting you soon!

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Alli

Website Lead

Hi! My name is Alli Do, and I’m a senior at Vanderbilt University studying Medicine, Health, and Society. I know exactly how difficult it is to find free or affordable MCAT prep material, so I found plenty of free resources that I would love to share with all of you. On top of juggling classes, jobs, extracurriculars, (and don’t forget some self-care), MCAT prep costs shouldn’t be another thing you have to stress over. I’m so excited to help y’all out on your premed journey! 

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Lauren D.

Strategic Growth Lead

 Hey y’all! I’m Lauren D., and I just graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Neuroscience. I took the MCAT in September 2020 after self-studying over the summer and scored in the 100th percentile. I know how terribly expensive MCAT prep costs (I was wiping out my paychecks as a full-time research tech just to pay for materials), so I’m excited to help make the process more affordable. I’ve had tons of teaching experience – including as a former organic chemistry tutor and as the current head TA of JHU’s core neuroscience class – and I’m excited to apply it to MCAT tutoring. Can’t wait to meet y’all and go on this MCAT journey together!

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Lauren M.

Outreach Lead

Hi! My name is Lauren, I graduated from Vanderbilt in 2017 and completed a DIY post-bac at the University of Pittsburgh in 2019. I'm currently working as a research fellow at the NIH while applying to med school. My favorite parts of tutoring are getting to know students and seeing their progress. I think the MCAT process is hard enough without having to worry about the cost so I’m super excited to help achieve more equity through freemcattutoring.org!

Sinja

Tutoring Lead

Hello! My name is Sinja Fan and I am a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University. Throughout my life, I have worked at various teaching jobs and I enjoy mentoring students in all subjects. Additionally, I found it burdensome to have to pay so much for MCAT review material and wished that there were more reliable resources for studying. This is why I joined this team of dedicated tutors. I hope to meet you and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey!

Our Tutors

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James

Hi! I'm James Kim and recently graduated from the University of Missouri, majoring in biomedical engineering, with an emphasis in bioinformatics. You might know me from TikTok, where I occasionally post MCAT mnemonics but mostly post puns or dances. I took the MCAT in August and scored in the 98th percentile. I started self-studying last winter break, took the spring semester off to focus on my courses, and resumed full time study in May. I usually tutor as a job for science/math/ACT/SAT, but I'd like to volunteer to help the underserved as well, as I grew up in such a background. I look forward to working with y'all!

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Isabela

Hey, I'm Isabela Pavkov! I'm a rising senior at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where I am majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in German. I took the MCAT in May 2020 after self-studying for about 5 months and scored in the 98th percentile. Our group will hopefully make prep materials more accessible and affordable to students, since cost is a huge barrier to entry for the medical field. Can't wait to get to know y'all!

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Eden

Hi! I'm Eden Singh and I am a rising senior at Vanderbilt University studying Neuroscience. I took the MCAT in January 2020 and scored in the 98th percentile. I started reviewing in September 2019, but I did the majority of my studying in the six weeks before the test. Studying for the MCAT is overwhelming and can be expensive, but I hope this program is able to reduce both the stress and the costs associated with it. Looking forward to working with you all!

Sijia

Outcome Co-Lead

Hey, I'm Sijia Ma and I recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minors in Visual Arts and Psychology. I took the MCAT in August 2019 after self-studying for 3 months and scored in the 100th percentile. In college, I've worked as a biology TA/mentor as well as tutored for organic chemistry and physics, and am excited to expand into MCAT tutoring. I look forward to working with you all!

Rahul

Outcome Co-Lead

Hi Everyone! My name is Rahul Chaliparambil, a junior at the University of Washington – Seattle working towards a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Bioethics. I took my MCAT early in September after self-studying for around 2.5 painstaking months and came out with a 100th percentile score. During my prep there were times I went searching for a tutor, but was shocked by the almost entire lack of affordable options. The MCAT is already much too expensive as is, so I am excited to be a part of this organization’s mission of providing targeted help to those in financial need. With a background in tutoring/TAing biochemistry, biology, chemistry, and mathematics, I hope I can be of service and very excited to work with you all!

Kimberly

Study Plan Lead

Hi! I'm Kimberly Sanchez. I graduated from Columbia University with a major in Psychology. I am currently working as a clinical research coordinator at Columbia University Medical Center. The studies I coordinate focus on minority children who have asthma. I have been tutoring for the MCAT for around six months, and I've been a TA for psychology courses since my sophomore year of college. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your MCAT journey!

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Adanna

Hi! My name is Adanna Liu, and I'm a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. I took the MCAT last August after self-studying for 3 months and scored in the 99th percentile. I've been a biology TA for 3 years and am excited to branch out into MCAT tutoring. I believe that everyone should have an equal chance to do well on the MCAT, and I'm looking forward to working with you all!

Ryan

Hey everyone! My name is Ryan Lee, and I am a rising senior at Duke University, where I'm majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Computational Biology. I took the MCAT this past January after studying during winter break and scored in the 100th percentile. After seeing just how expensive the MCAT can be, I am really excited to be a part of this team to provide free tutoring. I look forward to meeting you all!

Kameron

Howdy! I'm Kameron Hagerla, and I am a rising senior at Vanderbilt University studying Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society. After studying for 2 months, I took the MCAT in June scoring in the 97th percentile. I know the costs associated with taking the MCAT are a burden, so I am excited to help people study in a financially inclusive way. I look forward to studying together!

Leah

Hi! I'm Leah Shelton, and I am a rising senior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society, with a minor in Spanish. I took the MCAT in June 2020 and scored in the 98th percentile. I began reviewing in September, but did the majority of my studying April-June. The medical school application process is expensive, and MCAT tutoring shouldn't be another added cost. I am excited to be a part of a group that is working to make quality prep available to all students.

Shelbie

Hi! My name is Shelbie Fishman and I am a Class of 2020 graduate of Vanderbilt University. I graduated with a B.A. in Medicine, Health, and Society and a minor in Chemistry. I took the MCAT in January 2020 and scored in the 98th percentile. I found the MCAT preparation process challenging and daunting at the outset, but a number of key study tips and testing strategies helped me significantly to work through that. I have informally advised a number of my peers on what I learned from my prep— drawing from where I found success and where I did not— and they have all reported positive feedback. When it comes to anything pre-med, I am very passionate about sharing my prior experiences with other students so they can benefit from my mistakes without being burdened financially. I am really excited to be a part of this initiative, and I look forward to working with you!

Daniel

Hi! My name is Daniel and I’m a senior at Johns Hopkins University studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. I took my MCAT in July and scored in the 99th percentile after around 2 months of studying. I’m passionate about Free MCAT Tutoring because I don’t think the ability to become a doctor should be determined by socioeconomic status. Looking forward to working with you all!

Alex

Hey y’all! I’m Alex, and I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016, where I studied computer science and also completed my premed prereqs. I currently work full-time as a software engineer at a FANG tech company, and I’m getting ready to apply to med school next year! As part of my preparation, I took the MCAT in the summer of 2020 and received a perfect score. The MCAT is often cast as “the great equalizer” in medical school admissions, but I think the astronomical costs of preparing for the exam can often undermine that purpose. I’m here to help reduce the cost barrier, and I’m excited to help you open doors with your MCAT score!

Tyger

Hi ya'll! My name is Tyger Lin and I graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Spring 2020 with a degree in Neuroscience and am currently working as a clinical research coordinator at the Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Clinic. I took the MCAT in September 2019 after 3 months of self-study and scored in the 99th percentile. In college, I tutored for Genetics and Cell Biology. I'm excited to help make preparing for the MCAT a more accessible, less burdensome process. I can't wait to meet ya'll!

Ellen

Hi! My name is Ellen, and I am a senior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. I am originally from Dallas, Texas and will be attending medical school this fall. I took the MCAT in January 2020 and scored in the 94th percentile after studying over the fall semester and the four weeks during winter break. In college, I have been a TA for JHU’s Probability and Statistics course for three semesters. I am excited to help make MCAT study preparation more accessible and show that the goal of getting a good score doesn’t have to be financially burdensome. Really looking forward to working with y’all!

Abinaya

Hi! My name is Abinaya and I am a junior at Vanderbilt University studying Medicine, Health, and Society and Biological Sciences. I took the MCAT in Feb 2021 and scored in the 96th percentile. I found MCAT preparation to be daunting and I was often frustrated that my score was not improving. As a tutor, I hope to not only help my students exceed their target scores, but provide them with emotional support during this stressful time. I can’t wait to work with you! 

Junyao

Hello! I am Junyao, and I am a recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Neuroscience. I took the MCAT in August of 2019 after self-studying for 90 days and I scored in the 99th percentile. Passionate about teaching, I have been working as a teaching assistant since I was a sophomore in college. I hope to continue to make an impact through MCAT tutoring, and I am excited to go through this challenging yet rewarding experience with you!

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