Summer 2018 Comprehensive MCAT Prep Course starts Tuesday May 22. Click on Summer Course Schedule tab at top for preliminary class schedule.
Marissa Lu has completed a B.Sc. in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour at McMaster University, she scored a 517 on her MCAT. She began medical school at the University of Toronto in the Fall 2016. Marissa’s teaching experience includes teaching piano and theory lessons both privately and for Mississauga Piano Studios and also teaching swimming lessons to children with special needs. In addition, she has worked as a TA for introductory psychology courses at McMaster University and as a First Aid Instructor for the McMaster Students Union. Marissa aims to foster an interactive learning environment and provide real-life examples to make information more engaging and applicable for students.
2016, B.Sc. [Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour]
Teaching Experience2015-16, TA, Intro Psychology
2013-present, First Aid and CPR Instructor
2014-16, Swim Instructor
2010-13, Piano Teacher
Anastasia Mroch ▶
Anastasia Mroch has a B.Sc. in Chemistry, a M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry and a B.Ed in Intermediate/Senior Chemistry and Physics. During her studies, she discovered her passion for teaching Chemistry and Organic Chemistry and she received the Don Tavares Teaching Award in 2004. After graduation, Anastasia worked in industry for several years but returned to teaching in 2010 and has since made it her focus. While she takes Chemistry very seriously, her approach in the classroom is to make the learning process as relaxed and as enjoyable as possible for students.
Education2001, B.Sc. [Chemistry]
2004, M.Sc. [Organic Chemistry]
2014, B.Ed. [Intermediate/Senior Chemistry and Physics]
Teaching Experience2010-present, Tutor, Organic Chemistry
2010-11 - Help Desk TA, Organic Chemistry
2010-11, Tutorial TA, Organic Chemistry
2001-03, TA, Organic Chemistry
2000 & 2004, Organic Chemistry, CAL Tutorials
Emma Nicholls-Allison ▶
Emma Nicholls-Allison has completed a B.Sc. in Chemistry. She is now working on a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Victoria. Emma is an enthusiastic instructor whose talents in the classroom have been recognized with teaching awards from the Department of Chemistry. She has experience instructing students from high school level to upper year undergraduate. Emma brings enthusiasm and humour to the classroom, and she is adept at breaking down and simplifying complex topics to encourage greater learning and retention.
Education2010-present, Ph.D. [Chemistry]
2010, B.Sc. [Chemistry]
Teaching Experience2010-present, lab instructor, Spectroscopy and Inorganic Chemistry
2010-present, tutor, Chemistry and Math
2013, lecturer, Inorganic Chemistry
Faisal Uddin ▶
Faisal Uddin has completed degrees in Biochemistry and an M.B.A specializing in Strategic Management. With over ten years of experience teaching prep courses and training prep instructors, he is a genuine MCAT expert who uses real test examples and anecdotes in his teaching to reinforce every key concept necessary to succeed on the MCAT. Known for creating a fun learning environment and highly valuing close student interaction, Faisal has mastered techniques to deliver clear, concise, and memorable MCAT teaching. He now works as a healthcare consultant solving business problems and presenting these strategic findings to his clients who are often upper management and C-level executives at pharmaceutical organizations.
Education2015, M.B.A. [Strategic Management]
2005, B.Sc. [Biochemistry]
Teaching Experience2009-14, private tutor, Physics, Biology, Chemistry
2004-2008, prep instructor, MCAT Physics and Biology
2006-20088, instructor trainer, MCAT Physical Sciences
Kate Kennedy ▶
Kate Kennedy holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Biomedical Sciences and scored a 35M on the MCAT, including a 14 in Verbal Reasoning and an 11 in Biological Sciences. She is currently a studying for a Master’s degree in Microbiology at the University of Waterloo. Kate’s teaching experience includes five years as a certified Canadian Yachting Association sailing instructor. More recently, she has acted as a TA for upper year Biology courses in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Biotechnology. Kate’s teaching style encourages active participation to facilitate recall of core concepts.
Education2011-present, M.Sc. [Microbiology]
2011, B.Sc. (Honours) [Biomedical Sciences]
Teaching Experience2013, TA, Immunology
2012, TA, Molecular Biotechnology
2012, TA, Microbiology
2012, TA, Immunology
2007-11, CYA Sailing Instructor
Mark Beider ▶
Mark Beider has completed a combined B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics. He scored a 167 (95th percentile) on the LSAT (Reading Comprehension on the LSAT is very similar to Verbal Reasoning on the MCAT), and he has been one of our top-rated LSAT prep instructors since 2008. Mark is now working on a Ph.D. in Probability Theory at York University. He has many years of experience as a private tutor, as well one year as a lecturer at the university level. He enjoys analytical thinking and believes that a thorough and clear explanation of concepts, combined with a good rapport with students, is essential to success.
Education2010-present, Ph.D. [Mathematics]
2006, B.A. [Mathematics]
2006, M.A. [Mathematics]
Teaching Experience2004-present, Tutor, Math
2005-6, Lecturer, Algebraic Number Theory
Matthew Purser ▶
Matthew Purser graduated from the University of Ottawa medical school and is now embarking on a medical residency in Integrated Pediatrics. Before medical school, Matthew completed an Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto where he graduated as one of the top 5 students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. He has been one of our best MCAT Biology prep instructors since 2012 and he has also been a speaker at numerous pre-med seminars such as Mastering the MCAT and How To Get In To Medical School. Matthew’s other teaching experiences include acting as an anatomy TA for medical students and a calculus TA for undergraduate students. Matthew’s teaching style is built around creating a positive learning environment to make students feel comfortable enough to ask questions, or approach him with any concerns or issues they may have. Matthew looks forward to helping students excel on the Biology and Biochemistry portion of the MCAT.
Education2015 - present, Integrated Pediatrics Resident (PGY-1), McMaster University
2015, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), University of Ottawa
2011, Honours Bachelor of Science (H.B.Sc.), University of Toronto
Teaching Experience2012-present, prep instructor, MCAT Biology
2012-present, Speaker, Pre-Med Seminars
2013-14, TA, Medical Anatomy
2012-14, Present, Sun and Skin Safety for Youth
2008-11, Presenter, Brain Day
2008-9, Early Childhood Educator
2006-7, TA, Calculus
2003-9, Private Tutor, Math and Science
Mike Moore ▶
Mike Moore graduated on the Dean’s List with a B.Sc. [Honours] in Nanoscience. He is in the home stretch of completing an M.Sc. in Industrial Surface Chemistry at the University of Guelph. Mike’s teaching experience includes being a TA for General Chemistry I, where his commitment to students prompted his elevation to Assistant Laboratory Coordinator. He was nominated for the Associate Vice-President Academic Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence in both 2013 and 2014, and he has completed the Teaching Development Program. Mike strives to hone students’ intuitions, or fundamental understanding, so they can solve problems more efficiently and apply previous learning to new situations. He also endeavors to establish a relaxed learning environment where students feel comfortable participating openly.
Education2012-present, M.Sc. [Chemistry]
2012 B.Sc. (Honours) [Nanoscience]
Teaching Experience2012-present, Tutor, General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
2014, Exam Edge Prep Instructor, General Chemistry
2013-14, Guest/Substitute Lecturer, Analytical Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry
2013-14, Coach, Juggling
2013-14, TA, Assistant Laboratory Coordinator for General Chemistry
2012-13, TA, General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
2010, Tutor, Philosophy
2007-8, Tutor, Math, Physics
Paul Slodovnick ▶
Paul Slodovnick has completed a B.Sc. with Honours in Psychology. During his undergraduate studies, he worked as a peer tutor in statistics through the Psychology Students Association, as well as tutoring privately. As a tutor, Paul makes each lesson interactive, so that students develop the analytical skills that will allow them to generate solutions independently. He believes this approach can be particularly beneficial as it pertains to preparation for a passage-based critical thinking test like the MCAT. Studying and preparing for the MCAT, particularly in its new format, can be a daunting process. As a student who has achieved a high MCAT score, Paul is excited to help others embarking on this path. He hopes that his teaching and guidance can help other students succeed on the test and realize their career goals.