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.
For Alex, the MCAT is about so much more than memorizing science facts: it is a carefully crafted puzzle box of a test that anyone can learn to crack. As an instructor for the Live Online Course, Alex loves connecting MCAT concepts to everyday life and reinforcing that the skills developed for the test will come in handy every day as a practicing physician. Alex got a perfect 132 on the Bio/Biochem and Psych/Soc sections after self-studying for the MCAT within the British educational system. A former rower at Oxford and King’s College, he especially enjoys teaching physiology, anatomy, and experimental design. Alex is attending the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
With more than 10 years of teaching experience, George has helped students reach their tailored academic goals as an award-winning tutor, mentor, and teaching assistant. After scoring a 100th percentile MCAT score (132s in C/P, B/B, and P/S) and obtaining a perfect 4.0 GPA, George has amassed a repertoire of clever mnemonics, funny anecdotes, and test-taking strategies to help his students better understand, retain, and apply course concepts. Beyond the classroom, George has completed a number of research projects in biochemistry, genetics, and SARS-CoV-2 virology. He runs a YouTube channel on the side, does an amazing "David Attenborough" accent, and has a healthy obsession for sunset chasing. Currently, he studies medicine at the University of Toronto, and spends most of his free time playing volleyball at the beach!
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!
Evan began teaching and tutoring in 2020, while he was an undergraduate at the University of Kansas. He began by tutoring students in genetics, organic chemistry, and biology. After Evan took the MCAT in March 2021, he swiftly joined the Blueprint team, and has been teaching and tutoring the MCAT ever since. For Evan, tutoring and teaching are fantastic ways to help promising students to reach their potentials. With a special emphasis on strategy and practice, Evan understands that the MCAT is a solvable puzzle in which students combine their scientific knowledge, logic, and critical-reading skills to demonstrate to medical school admissions committees their readiness to become physicians. Evan particularly enjoys showing students how even the most intimidating MCAT questions can be broken down into simpler steps, and can therefore be much more straightforward than they seemed at first glance. Outside of tutoring, Evan spent time working as a medical scribe, volunteering as an interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients, and residing over the University of Kansas' Peer Health Education program. Evan now works in a neurosurgery research lab. An avid sports fan, Evan loves the Kansas City Chiefs, but also enjoys spending time reading books about science fiction, fantasy, and science.
Julia studied for and took the MCAT in 2021, and joined Blueprint because she wanted to teach for the company that reshaped her entire approach to the MCAT! To Julia, teaching means more than just lecturing on content and solving problems; she believes that a central part is helping individuals find their motivation and develop a mindset of consistency. Julia got a perfect 132 on both the Bio/Biochem and Psych/Soc sections, and is passionate about helping students find their own optimal studying approach. She obtained her bachelors degree at UCLA, and is an avid clinical researcher in emergency medicine and plastic surgery. In any spare time she gets, you’ll probably find her lifting heavy weights, curating her prized Spotify playlists, or wandering the grocery store aisles for fun.
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. In medical school, Pooja serves as a part of her school's Dean's Advisory Committee on class council, is leading a quality improvement project that involves 4 student run-free clinics, and is a co-president of her school's Broadway Haven Players student performance group. In her spare time, she likes to watch TV shows, cook with her friends, and explore New York City.