Tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX, or Shelf exams is a major investment in one’s education and future. Here are some of the most common questions I receive about tutoring:
Even in the rare instance when I find a student who has correctly identified the things holding them back and is actively working on it, that all still takes TIME. When you work with me, there are only two kinds of subjects: subjects you can teach yourself without help, and subjects that will take you a disproportionate amount of time to learn. My job, in addition to tailoring a plan to your individual needs and situation, is to teach you the subjects you struggle with the most, so that you can get back to doing the things that you’re good at.
But Alec, your website is awesome - what else could I possibly learn from tutoring that I haven't learned from the website?
What has been most gratifying, though, is to hear from students after they’ve begun clerkships, many of whom really rock! Most students that memorize for their exam never learn how to properly analyze/interpret data, which hampers them for both Step 1, as well as clerkships. I knew a student who had scored >255 on Step 1, but who really struggled with presentations and getting asked questions on rounds, simply because they had put all of their efforts into answering multiple choice questions. Your ability to impress your attendings/residents on rounds (and thus your clinical grade) is directly related to your ability to analyze and interpret large amounts of data.
How you approach Step 1 can set you up for success or failure when you enter clerkships.
I wanna start working with you again ! Maybe 1x per week . Need help with pharmacology and dosing and just slowly starting to prep for step 2 .
Would it be possible to have a set date ? Like Saturday mornings or something like that ?
Pps literally killing rotations basically been offered jobs haha ! You trained me well 🙂
Let me know .
While I can’t guarantee job offers, I will say typically students feel very well-prepared for clerkships, as my teaching style is very similar to the style of teaching most commonly seen on wards, both for clerkships and residency.
Ready to invest in your future success?
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Availability is not guaranteed, and spots are first-come, first-served.