Meet Your MCAT Experts & Live Instructors
Blueprint’s Live Online instructors are what make the difference. Not only are all of our instructors 517+ scoring over-achievers, but they’re also able to communicate complex science topics in easy to digest, interesting ways that make learning fun and engaging.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Alexander did outreach work, tutoring low-income students who had been adversely affected by school closures. While at the University of Oxford, he focused his graduate research on population-level genetic drivers of premature death and dementia in the UK. He is passionate about helping talented students achieve their best possible score. In his free time, he enjoys rowing, cooking, and volunteering at a shelter for the homeless.
Joya has been tutoring since 2010, working with students of all ages and backgrounds. She is a Columbia grad with a BA in Neuroscience and Behavior. In her free time, she is the National Logistics Director for a COVID-19 relief non-profit called MedSupplyDrive, and she teaches and creates curriculum for a youth program about health equity and structural oppression. She is a former cardiology scribe, EMT, and clinical research coordinator. Joya recently finished a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Fordham University. She has been accepted to medical school and will matriculate in fall 2021.
For Kat, MCAT teaching goes beyond explaining concepts and answering questions. Teaching is also about helping students develop the confidence, critical thinking skills, and study habits that will not only allow them to succeed on MCAT test day, but will carry over into medical school and throughout their lives. Kat got a perfect 132 on the Bio/Biochem and Psych/Soc sections of the MCAT and likes to remind students that, with a foundational understanding of content and strong problem-solving skills, you don't need to know everything in order to achieve a perfect score. A former D1 athlete and lover of games, Kat enjoys working with students to help them view the MCAT as a puzzle and ultimately "crack the MCAT code." Currently, Kat is a clinical researcher in the Department of Orthopedics at Seattle Children's Hospital and serves as a director for the nonprofit organization Synapse National. In her free time, Kathryn can usually be found hiking, skiing, or playing beach volleyball!
Madeline spent three years at the Huntsman Cancer Institute researching cellular biology and was a teaching assistant for General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II and Human Anatomy. She obtained a 4.0 in all science courses. Outside of academics, she enjoys backpacking, reading science fiction, and running on the beach.
Paul worked as a tutor for Texas A&M's athletic department tutoring student athletes in multiple subjects during his undergraduate education, additionally he has 3 years of experience teaching at the college level at California State University, Sacramento. Paul has also been teaching Blueprint's Live Online course since 2020. He loves tutoring because it allows him to meet each student where they are in their preparation and help them grow from there; his favorite moments are when students have an "aha" moment when a difficult concept finally clicks for them. As a non-traditional premedical student without a science background he scored in the 99th percentile on the Bio/Biochem section. Paul will be attending medical school beginning in Fall/Summer 2021. When not working or in the classroom, he can be found rock climbing or training for marathons/Ironman triathlons.
Pooja has been tutoring for the MCAT since July of 2020 and has tutored for relevant science courses since 2018. For her, the best part of tutoring is using the way her students learn to enable them to maximize their full potential. Pooja got a perfect 132 on the Psych/Soc section and a 131 on both the Chem/Phys and Bio/Biochem sections and makes sure her students understand not only the content but also the experiments and key strategies. She also does research at multiple laboratories and is completing her honors thesis before graduating in May 2021. In her spare time, she likes to watch TV shows, cook with her friends, play the ukulele, and take care of her plants.