Meet Your MCAT Experts & Live Instructors
Blueprint’s Live Online instructors are what make the difference. Not only are all of our instructors 519+ 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.
Armin is a test preparation professional who specializes in the MCAT. He is a student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine pursuing a dual-degree MD/MBA. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BS in Biology in December 2013. His official AAMC MCAT score qualifier is 42 (*equivalent to 526), putting him in the 99th percentile of MCAT test takers. His teaching experience includes a wide range of topics such as college-level biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and the MCAT. Adapting to each student’s learning style, Armin emphasizes custom approaches and communicates proven strategies to ensure his student’s performance. Armin practices the philosophy of mixing strategy and practice to create outstanding results. Having a natural appreciation for the MCAT sciences, Armin relates the MCAT topics to everyday life for improved comprehension. As a hobby, Armin holds a private pilot license and enjoys the wonders of flight. Armin is one of Next Step’s most popular tutors with consistently excellent student feedback. He teaches and tutors online and in Chicago.
Azaii is a current student at Harvard Medical School. She previously graduated from the University of Chicago where she majored in Spanish language and literature. She officially scored a 522 on the MCAT, putting her in the 99th percentile of test takers. Azaii has been teaching since 2016 and has continued exploring her interest in education as a Medical Education Student Representative during her first year of medical school. She enjoys helping others on their journey to becoming physicians and believes she can help students on that journey by customizing material to unique learning styles.
Dorothy has an extensive tutoring background in Chemistry, mathematics, and ESL for students in various parts of the world such as China, Taiwan, Guatemala, and Haiti. She obtained a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Chemistry from Whitworth University. While there she was a teaching assistant in various Biology and Chemistry courses such as neurophysiology and organic chemistry, as well as their associated lab courses. She also worked as a supplemental instructor in the general Biology and Chemistry courses. She is a former medical scribe, emergency medical technician, and a current Blueprint tutor.
Joya has been tutoring for the past decade, working with students of all ages and backgrounds on academic subjects, standardized test preparation, and organization skill work. She is a Columbia grad with a BA in Neuroscience and Behavior. In her free time, she volunteers for a non-profit, MedSupplyDrive, and runs a youth program in which she teaches a class of 25 students about healthy eating and histories of structural oppression in an 8-week course of her own creation. She has recently finished a postback program pre-med program at Fordham University and is applying for medical school.
Madeline graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Communication Studies Degree and spent the subsequent three years at the University of Utah completing her post-baccalaureate pre-medical courses. She spent three years at the Huntsman Cancer Institute researching cellular biology and has TA’d for General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II and Human Anatomy. She scored a 522 on the MCAT and obtained a 4.0 in all science courses. Outside of academics, she enjoys backpacking, reading science fiction, and running on the beach.
Paul has 3 years of experience teaching at the college level at California State University. He taught in-person classes and has tutoring experience throughout his teaching career. Paul graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Philosophy and History. He then attended Texas State University where he earned his Masters of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services: Therapeutic Recreation.