Impact Medical Tutoring LLC

USMLE Step 1, Step 2, & Step 3 Tutoring


Email:

ImpactMedicalTutoring@umich.edu

Location:

Tutoring is done online with screen share using Google Hangouts or Skype and at our location in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Rate:

$125/hr or discounted rate with 10hr package deal

Welcome to Impact Medical Tutoring

We are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but the bulk of our tutoring is done online via Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and GoToMeeting. We've found that video sessions with screenshare are both convenient and efficient for students. If you're located in Ann Arbor, we're happy to hold the tutoring session at our office, but the vast majority of sessions are held remotely.


Our goal is to help you use your time as efficiently as possible. Tutoring is only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to performing well on USMLE Step 1, Shelf Exams, and USMLE Step 2. This tutoring service is for individuals who are motivated and dedicated toward doing well, but need the tools to help them reach their full potential. Each tutoring session focuses on the following four core areas:

Our Method

Core Knowledge Development

The fundamental of doing well is understanding the content you need to answer the question. During each session, we will spend time reviewing the content you've been struggling with. I encourage students to send me a list of topics in advance of a tutoring session! For clinical students looking for help on shelf exams, I like to spend time talking through high yield points for that clerkship.


Strength and Weakness Assessment

Each session, we will discuss where you are excelling and what your areas for improvement are. Self assessment of your strengths and weaknesses can be extremely difficult and it is often helpful to have an outside pair of eyes weigh in.



Test Taking Skills

Once you have the knowledge base to do well, the only thing holding you back is learning the ins and outs of taking USMLE exams. Students find it really helpful to sit down with me and do questions. I give them a chance to read through the question and reason through the answer, then we talk about the reasoning process and what we can take away from this question and apply to the next one.


Time Management / Study Tools

As mentioned above, tutoring appointments are meant to consolidate knowledge and parse out a student's strengths and weaknesses. They are not meant to be the mainstay of a student's study routine. My goal is to help teach you how and what to study so that you can do so most effectively. Do you ever feel like you read something from First Aid over and over, but it just doesn't stick? Let's talk.

Our Expertise

About Our Tutors

Tom Goslinga

I graduated from the University of Michigan Medical school and am completing my residency training at the University of California - San Francisco in Internal Medicine. I also have a strong interest in clinical education and critical care.

When I was attending the University of Minnesota for undergrad, I had my first experience tutoring science courses. Now, years later, I can confidently say I've found a life-long passion for teaching and will incorporate it into my future career. At the University of Michigan Medical School, I've excelled when it comes to USMLE test taking, placing in the top percent nationally.

Test taking and is only one aspect to how I can help. I can also help you succeed in the clinical setting with high yield clinical tips.

I believe knowing the why is the best way to remember the what. Let's work together to help you achieve the very most you're capable of, and have fun doing it!

Andrew Chevalier

I graduated from the University of Michigan Medical school and am completing my residency training at the University of Utah in Internal Medicine-Pediatric.

I attended Kenyon College for undergrad, where I earned my bachelor's in chemistry with a minor in physics. I first became interested in teaching at Kenyon, where I worked for several years as a tutor for chemistry, physics, biology, and calculus. As I progressed through medical school, my love for teaching has only grown. In my studies, I used many types of resources and many review book series, and feel comfortable advising on which are best to use. My study strategies have enabled me to perform extremely well on the standardized USMLE and NBME exams, and I hope to help you do the same!


Alex Blaty

I graduated from the University of Michigan Medical school and am completing my residency training at the University of Utah in Internal Medicine.

I earned my bachelor's of science in physics and astronomy and a minor in biophysics before beginning medical school. I began tutoring in physics and organic chemistry during my time as an undergrad and hope to make teaching an important part of my future career. In my free time, I love sailing, backpacking, kayaking, and pretty much anything else outdoors.

When it comes to to tutoring, my specialty is study strategies and resource utilization to maximize short and long term retention. If you're lost in the sea of resources available, or feel like you're putting the hours in, but not getting the results you expect, let's talk!

Crystal Rui

I am a 4th year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School and am applying into likely either anesthesiology or internal medicine. I did my undergrad the University of Michigan graduating with highest distinction, double majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience.

Throughout high school and college, I taught math and reading at Kumon Learning Center, and during medical school, I taught MCAT courses for a summer. Teaching has been something that I have always been passionate about teaching, particularly with helping students build a strong foundation and thoroughly understand the subject matter as opposed to just memorizing facts. I believe that this can help you critically think through not only high-level exam questions but also complicated patient situations that you will encounter during the course of your medical training.

In my free time, I enjoy playing with cats, photography, baking, and exploring new coffee shops. I look forward to working together with you!


Steven Shterenberg

I am an MD/MBA student in my 4th year at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I recently completed the 1Y MBA Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where I focused on Healthcare Enterprise Management and Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital Finance.

As an instructor/tutor for over 6 years, I’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of students along their academic and professional journeys. My passion for working with students has only grown as I’ve worked with high school students seeking to bolster their grades for their undergraduate applications, as a Kaplan MCAT Instructor/Tutor working with prospective medical school applicants, and most recently as a USMLE tutor working with M1s/M2s to help them ace their boards. When working with students, I focus my approach on three pillars: personalization (every student’s learning style is unique and deserving of the right approach), simulated test-prep (no surprises on exam day!), and rigorous practice (lots of problem sets). Most importantly, I strive to make the learning process fun and accessible, because excelling in our studies will serve as the foundation for our careers and the basis of excellent patient care.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling (33 countries and counting!), cooking with my wife, hiking, and skiing out west. Looking forward to meeting new students and helping you achieve the dream scores you deserve!

Nonie Arora

I am a final-year MD/MBA student at the University of Michigan applying to internal medicine residency. My experience with teaching dates back to high school, when I served as an instructor for a math academy. In college, I studied Biology and Genome Sciences & Policy at Duke University and taught at an afterschool science program. During medical school, I have coached students through the Step 1 study period on challenges related to study schedule design, time management, and study efficacy. I would love to help you adapt your personal study strategies to be more effective, often through active learning and spaced review, so you can learn what you need to achieve high test scores and serve your patients well while still having time to do other things you enjoy.

Tim Baerg

My name is Tim Baerg, and I am a 4th year medical student at the University of Michigan. Between my third and fourth years of medical school, I completed an MBA at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. This experience was enriching for me both professionally and personally, as it paved a way for me with to explore healthcare strategies from a non-medical angle while also giving me the opportunity to travel throughout much of Europe and Asia. Currently, I am applying to residency with the plan of matching into Anesthesiology.

In undergrad, I tutored biochemistry and chemistry. As an M3, I often spend free time teaching M1 and M2 students clinical physiology and pathology so that they would be able to apply their learning to real patients. Additionally, I also tutored undergraduate students who were interested in learning human physiology. Currently, one of these students is an M1 at the University of Michigan. I believe that focusing on big picture concepts helps for better learning that will be lasting. By focusing on the larger issues at hand and then working down to minutia, I have found that it is easier to learn through applying logic than through memorizing facts.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, playing soccer, and going to concerts.

Some students ask us why our rates are lower than others they have seen. What it comes down to is that we love teaching, we know what it's like to be on a medical student budget, and we have low overhead (hence why this website is so basic).

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