Tutor in Chicago, IL 60610

jacob V.

jacob V.

$65 per hour

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Sint Eustatius School of Medical
Doctorate, Medicine

SUNY Binghamton
Bachelor’s degree, Philosophy & English

Tutoring Experience:
3-5 years
Preferred Grade Level:
Pre-K, College, K-6, Graduate, Middle school, Adult learner, High school
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Cancellation Notice:
24 hours
Tutoring Location:
My home, Student’s home, Public place (library, park, etc)
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REALITY CHECK: Anyone who is reading this has probably come to, at one point or another, the conclusion that the USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 CK stand out as among the hardest tests out there for any professional. They combine and integrate many disciplines which can require years of individual study. In recent years, as demonstrated by the questions in the USMLE World QBank and the boards themselves, the USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 CK, the main purpose of any student's attendance, demand a serious skill set. At the heart of this skill set is the need to be able to integrate the basic sciences and relate them to clinical scenarios. Questions are no longer one step, but rather require a tertiary level of thinking. Unless you're able to make these mental leaps by yourself, do not expect anyone at school to foster these abilities. This is one of main reasons why students shell out big bucks to review programs like Kaplan and Falcon while still continuing to fail on their first death attempt.


I PASSED. I can tell you that it is doable if you approach it properly. I began as a lost island med student. The First Aid made me dizzy; I couldn't figure out what information was important. I would go to free demo tutoring sessions in NYC. They sucked. They wanted to charge $150 for an hour without even giving me an idea of what they would do in that time. Granted, the tutors were individuals who scored well, but that doesn't mean they knew how to pass on their knowledge to others, nor did I have the $ to ever reach that point at those rates.

I will never demand such high unreasonable rates. Instead, my focus is to give each of my students a way of approaching answers through conceptual thinking, so they don't have to rely on pure memory. We will begin with a NBME, the standard of determining where you stand. I will analyze your NBME based on the nature of the bar distribution. We can determine a strong lesson plan from that point.

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