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ABOUT

WHO WE ARE

Kyo Standard Test prep expanded to offer MCAT services in 2019.

With over 20 years of experience helping thousands of students succeed on standardized tests including the SAT, MCAT, ACT, and LSAT, Patrick decided to team up with long time collaborator, Nabeel. Patrick met Nabeel after a mutual student suggested the two meet. Since then, Patrick and Nabeel have helped hundreds of students gain admissions into top Medical Schools. Patrick and Nabeel decided to start an MCAT program that was “done right”.

ABOUT

WHO WE ARE

Kyo Standard Test prep expanded to offer MCAT services in 2019.

With over 20 years of experience helping thousands of students succeed on standardized tests including the SAT, MCAT, ACT, and LSAT, Patrick decided to team up with long time collaborator, Nabeel. Patrick met Nabeel after a mutual student suggested the two meet. Since then, Patrick and Nabeel have helped hundreds of student gain admissions into top Medical Schools. Patrick and Nabeel decided to start an MCAT program decided to start an MCAT program the was “done right”.

student manager

NABEEL F.

 “My name is Nabeel, and I graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Physics and a BS in Psychology. I took the MCAT in 2020 and scored a perfect 528. My tutoring philosophy aligns with the philosophy of Socrates. Tutoring is not teaching; attending tutoring isn’t like attending class, where the student receives information from the teacher through a one-way channel. Tutoring should be a discussion between the tutor and the student, where the student helps the tutor understand what they know and the tutor listens and gives insightful feedback on this knowledge. The tutor’s most powerful tool to accomplish this task is by asking well-formed questions. As opposed to just directly giving answers, asking the student a question forces them to think for themselves, refining their own reasoning skills and competencies that will help them succeed. By the end, a good tutor will have helped teach the student how to succeed independently, “working himself out of a job” in the process.”

student manager

NABEEL F.

 “My name is Nabeel, and I graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Physics and a BS in Psychology. I took the MCAT in 2020 and scored a perfect 528. My tutoring philosophy aligns with the philosophy of Socrates. Tutoring is not teaching; attending tutoring isn’t like attending class, where the student receives information from the teacher through a one-way channel. Tutoring should be a discussion between the tutor and the student, where the student helps the tutor understand what they know and the tutor listens and gives insightful feedback on this knowledge. The tutor’s most powerful tool to accomplish this task is by asking well-formed questions. As opposed to just directly giving answers, asking the student a question forces them to think for themselves, refining their own reasoning skills and competencies that will help them succeed. By the end, a good tutor will have helped teach the student how to succeed independently, “working himself out of a job” in the process.”

TUTOR

MANSI

“I recently graduated from Brock University, where I completed a BSc in Medical Sciences and minor in Mathematics. I’m someone who is a continuous learner, and that is a big part of my tutoring philosophy as well. I want to make sure students understand topics deeply rather than memorizing, and I always put the student’s needs first when developing lesson plans.

I am so excited to teach with Kyo Standard Prep, and I am here to help you with any MCAT related questions, as I know how hard this test can be!”

“I want my students to enter today’s world with critical thinking, communication skills, accountability, respect for diverse settings, and with enthusiasm for the world that surrounds them.”

    TUTOR

    KRISTINA M.

    Kristina Mack received her B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry at Western Michigan University. Like her grandmother, a former WMU Alumni, she became passionate about teaching while at WMU. Kristina conducted research on the luminescence of lead(II) under the guidance of Marc Perkovic and moved on to become a Senior Affiliate Instructor at Grand Valley State University where she taught for twelve years. Kristina instructed Organic Chemistry I and II for the Life Sciences and Introductory Organic Chemistry. In addition, Kristina fostered the Student Learning Outcomes of the General Education Program, oral and written communication, within her Introductory Green Chemistry course. A chapter publication was published with DE Gruyter in 2018 on Green Chemistry in Education. Kristina was honored in 2017 with a Service Award and in 2016 with GVSU’s Health and Wellness Healthy Living Award along with presenting at a Teaching with Technology Symposium and presenting “Virtual Tools to Promote Cooperative Learning” at the ACS 48th Central Region Meeting. Kristina Mack served as a member of the 2013 Steering Committee for The State of Michigan DEQ GreenUp conference and presented in 2013 and 2014. In addition, Kristina was a full-time faculty member of Western Michigan University for three years and now serves as a Senior Chemist for Eurofins where she oversees physical testing and instrumentation for consumer products.

    “I want my students to enter today’s world with critical thinking, communication skills, accountability, respect for diverse settings, and with enthusiasm for the world that surrounds them.”

      TUTOR

      KRISTINA M.

      Kristina Mack received her B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry at Western Michigan University. Like her grandmother, a former WMU Alumni, she became passionate about teaching while at WMU. Kristina conducted research on the luminescence of lead(II) under the guidance of Marc Perkovic and moved on to become a Senior Affiliate Instructor at Grand Valley State University where she taught for twelve years. Kristina instructed Organic Chemistry I and II for the Life Sciences and Introductory Organic Chemistry. In addition, Kristina fostered the Student Learning Outcomes of the General Education Program, oral and written communication, within her Introductory Green Chemistry course. A chapter publication was published with DE Gruyter in 2018 on Green Chemistry in Education. Kristina was honored in 2017 with a Service Award and in 2016 with GVSU’s Health and Wellness Healthy Living Award along with presenting at a Teaching with Technology Symposium and presenting “Virtual Tools to Promote Cooperative Learning” at the ACS 48th Central Region Meeting. Kristina Mack served as a member of the 2013 Steering Committee for The State of Michigan DEQ GreenUp conference and presented in 2013 and 2014. In addition, Kristina was a full-time faculty member of Western Michigan University for three years and now serves as a Senior Chemist for Eurofins where she oversees physical testing and instrumentation for consumer products.

      TUTOR

      ALFRED A.

      “I’m a current medical student at Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine. Before starting medical school, I completed a Master of Science in Biology at New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at Fordham University. During and after graduate school I worked on a variety of behavioral and computational neuroscience projects in the lab. I also tutored a range of students from high schoolers on through graduate students. I have extensive experience teaching advanced science subjects as well as helping students prepare for difficult standardized tests. I just recently took the MCAT, and I know how challenging and frustrating it can be, so I look forward to using all my knowledge and experience to help students succeed.”

      TUTOR

      MICHAEL D.

      “Michael graduated from York University with a BS in Biomedical Science. He scored 99th percentile on his MCAT, including a perfect 132 in Chem/Phys. Michael’s teaching style formed through his experience as a senior software developer where he learned to boil down complex topics and guide others to focus on the high yield.”

      TUTOR

      MICHAEL D.

      “Michael graduated from York University with a BS in Biomedical Science. He scored 99th percentile on his MCAT, including a perfect 132 in Chem/Phys. Michael’s teaching style formed through his experience as a senior software developer where he learned to boil down complex topics and guide others to focus on the high yield.”

      At Kyo Standard, we’re trying to set a new standard when it comes to MCAT prep. We believe that every student is unique; that’s why our program is designed from the ground-up, with you in mind. 

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