Esther S.

Education: B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Lives in New York, NY, United States

Esther is a non-traditional medical school applicant from Brooklyn, NY. She decided to pursue medicine halfway through her studies at the University of Chicago, where she majored in ancient Near Eastern history in addition to taking pre-med coursework. Although she has useful tips and tricks to succeed on all of the sections, her educational background has given her particular expertise in the critical reading required by the MCAT’s verbal section.

Esther has three years of teaching experience from her time at Peer Health Exchange in college, where she volunteered to teach health classes to high school students. She is currently doing similar work at the Harlem Children’s Zone, teaching after-school nutrition and cooking classes to students at the Promise Academy Charter School.

Esther is a firm believer in the value of talking through problems to clear up areas of misunderstanding, and to solidify important concepts. She has access to MCAT study books, recommendations for useful online resources, and insight into good study habits and time management skills. She is also going through the application process right now, and would be happy to provide any help or advice related to applications.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. She is excited to help students overcome their hurdles and rock the MCAT!


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