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Ashley Olson ▶
Ashley Olson graduated with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Manitoba, and scored a 512 on the MCAT. She is currently studying medicine. Ashley appeared on the Dean’s Honours List every year and was awarded the Canadian Psychological Association Award of Excellence for her undergraduate thesis. Ashley has extensive teaching experience as a private tutor, a TA, and as a guest lecturer. Her engaging style of teaching helps students simplify challenging concepts into coherent ideas. Ashley encourages a relaxed and interactive environment where students can maximize their learning and master the material.
Education2016 - present, MD [Medicine]
2016, BSc [Psychology]
Teaching Experience2015 - present, Lecturer, Neuroscience
2012 - 2016, Tutor, Biology
2011 - 2016, TA, Biology, Psychology
2010 - 2016, Basketball Coach
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
Jamie Zhou ▶
Jamie Zhou completed a B.Sc. Honours in Life Science at Queen’s University. He is now attending medical school at the University of Manitoba. During his undergraduate career, Jamie gained valuable teaching experience initially as a private tutor for 1st year science courses and later as a teaching assistant leading interactive tutorials in 2nd year anatomy lab classes. He teaches students to fully understand key basic concepts, rather than encumber themselves with memorizing superfluous details. This teaching method allows students to utilize their pre-existing knowledge of core concepts as a scaffold for new information to be built on – an essential skill tested on the MCAT.
2015, B.Sc. Honours [Life Science]
Teaching Experience2013-15, TA, Anatomy
2012-15, Tutor, Physics, Calculus, Chemistry, Anatomy
2009-11, Instructor, Piano Lessons
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
Michael Anderson ▶
Michael Anderson completed a Bachelor of Sciences at Queen’s University and he scored 509 on the MCAT. He is passionate about teaching, and has tutored more than 200 hours of organic chemistry through ASUS Peer Tutoring at Queen’s. Last year he took the MCAT and scored 93rd percentile in the Chemistry/Physics section, and is familiar with the challenges and pitfalls that many students face with the subject. He will be beginning a Master’s of Science in Neuroscience next year at the University of Saskatchewan.
Education2017 - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) [Life Sciences], Queen's University
Teaching Experience2015-17, Tutor, Organic Chemistry
2017-present, Undergraduate Volunteer TA, Organic Chemistry
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
Rachael Loeppky ▶
Rachael Loeppky completed a B.A in Psychology at the Canadian Mennonite University, appearing on the Dean’s Honours List ever year, she also scored a 30 on the MCAT. She is currently studying medicine at the University of Manitoba. Rachael has years of experience of instructing Anatomy and Physiology labs, private tutoring, and speaking at conferences. She has an interactive teaching style and works hard to engage students and help them learn the subtle art of CARS.
Education2014-present, M.D. [Medicine]
2013, B.A. [Psychology]
Teaching Experience2013, Guest Speaker, Wellness Conference
2011-2013, Lab Instructor, Anatomy and Physiology
2011-2013, Tutor, Biology, Psychology and other humanity-based courses
Radhika Jadavji ▶
Radhika Jadavji has completed a M.Sc. in Cancer Biology and a H.B.Sc. in Life Science. Radhika has been prepping students for the MCAT since 2011 and teaching and tutoring students since 2007. She is also our Assistant Director of MCAT Prep and thoroughly enjoys being able to teach alongside her full-time course development and management duties at Prep101 Head Office.
Education2014, M.Sc [Cancer Biology]
2012, H.B.Sc. [Life Science]
Teaching Experience2015-present, MCAT prep instructor, Biochemistry, Psychology, Sociology
2011-present, MCAT prep instructor, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics
2007-9, Tutor, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Math
Zach Weiss ▶
Zach Weiss is a fourth year Microbiology and Immunology student, studying at UBC, he scored a 515 on the MCAT. For the past four years, he’s been involved in instructing other students and peers in several capacities. Most notably, Zach’s been an instructor with a club at UBC called Students Offering Support, where he taught first year physics for three years. During his time in this position, He was consistently ranked as one of the top-rated instructors in the country. As an instructor, his teaching style is based on trying to effectively pass on knowledge through clear and concise problem-solving techniques. Zach excels at being able to take complex concepts and explain them in more relatable terms, as well as being able to pick out the most important information from any given topic, a crucial skill for the MCAT.
Education2013-Present, M.Sc [Microbiology]
Teaching Experience2013-2017, Course Instructor, UBC SOS, First-year physics
2017-Present, Mathematics Consultant, StudyPug Vancouver
2013-Present, Private Tutoring, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Math