Larisa received her BA in philosophy and psychology from Simmons College, an MA in philosophy from Tufts, a PhD in philosophy from UNC-Chapel Hill, and she was a postdoctoral scholar at OSU. Larisa was recently a Lecturer in the Brandeis University Philosophy Department. She is currently working on a book project about responsibility and forgiveness after traumatic wrongdoing.
Julia is an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School in the combined Harvard-MIT HST research track. At Harvard she has served as an interviewer and a voting member of the admissions committee, was co-chair of the HST student government, and has pursued research in clinical computational oncology.
Robert holds a BSc in Physics from Jacobs University and a PhD in Physics from Harvard University. For his work as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard, Robert won the Harvard University Physics Department’s White Prize for excellence in teaching introductory physics
Sara is a fourth-year medical student at Harvard Medical School. She is also pursuing a dual degree in Master in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Previously, she graduated summa cum laude from Miami University.
Iggy majored in Mathematical Sciences at West Point. He now studies machine learning and applied mathematical techniques at MIT, working at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory to develop algorithms that predict the impact of cyber-attacks on national defense systems.
Neal is a graduate of NYU, where he earned his BS in Computer Science. At NYU, Neal was a member of their NCAA Division 1 Fencing Team, and served as President for their Mathematical Finance Group and Deputy Head of Model United Nations.
Sasha earned her BS in Physics and Mathematics from MIT and her PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT. Her PhD research focused on engineering new energy-efficient magnetic nanomaterials. While at MIT, she completed two research internships in France, worked as a visiting scientist in a German physics institute, and pioneered a new physics education program in Chile.
Liz has been a professor at Harvard College (English) and Bates College (Theater and Dance). She holds a PhD and MA in English from Harvard University and a BA in English and Dramatic Art from UNC (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).
Jenny currently teaches English literature at St. Johnsbury Academy. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Trinity College at the University of Oxford, and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
William is a PhD candidate at NYU, writing a dissertation on the philosophy of logic. He previously majored in political science and film production at the Macaulay Honors Program at Brooklyn College, he. His thesis film, “Sugar Packet”, was selected to screen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and won two awards.
“Weike was wonderful. She was smart, helpful. She let me try problems on my own and also provided help when I needed it. In each session, after going over my most recent practice test, Weike had things for me to do to try to improve on those scores. She always prepared the right amount of work to do. Weike was responsive and extremely helpful; Cambridge Coaching was wonderful as well.”
Official Score: 1500, up 110 points from 1390.
Cliff, SAT Student
“I am lucky that I talked to Weike, because otherwise I might have given up and not gone for it. Weike convinced me she could get me ready, and pushed me to do a ton of practice that was essential for my success.”
Lucy, MCAT Student
“Weike provided a great structure and schedule that helped me stay on plan and reach my goals in preparation for the test. Thanks to Cambridge Coaching and Weike I exceeded my goal score. I'm appreciative of all the help!”
GMAT score improved 40 points (scored over 700).
Josh Selip, GMAT Student
“Weike knew ALL the content. She was outstanding at explaining any concept I ever needed help with, no matter how long it took. When certain concepts didn't make sense at first, she used different approaches, such as drawing things out on a whiteboard, which really helped. She offered great stategies and a game plan for what to do next, and always offered great moral support.”
“Weike is the renaissance woman when it comes to test prep—she has you covered in every facet of the grueling process. I had been trying to study on my own for months, but never saw any real improvement. After my first meeting with Weike, I felt confident that I could do well with her guidance and knowledge. She was great at being proactive: she developed a review schedule up to my test date. She was also great at being reactive: as a non-traditional candidate for med school, my full time work schedule often made it difficult for me to satisfactorily complete each week's assignments. Weike listened to my concerns and then effectively implemented practical solutions and schedule adjustments. She was an excellent tutor who knew the material really well, and she was also a steady source of moral support throughout the process. I highly recommend Weike. She's the real deal!”
Victoria, MCAT Student
“Weike was great at explaining and boiling down concepts I needed to learn. She structured an excellent plan to get through the material, all while being sensitive to my work schedule.”
Benjamin, MCAT Student in Boston
“Weike was a great mentor who kept me calm throughout the entire process. She explained things to me in quick and effective ways. She was always prepared, available, responsive, and willing to work with my schedule. She kept me working at a good pace, and challenged me to help me reach my fullest potential. I never thought I could attain such high scores on my practice exams and I truly owe it to her teaching style and encouragement.”
Score went from 505 to 519.
Deanna, MCAT Student
“Weike made me confident I could beat this test, and gave me the strategy to do so. She has incredible patience and a gift for explaining complex concepts in simple and easy to understand terms. I can't imagine a better MCAT tutor. She was terrific in every way. Cambridge Coaching is amazing! So glad I found you all.”
Audrey Nebergall, MCAT Student in Boston
“Weike was particularly good at explaining the importance of fundamentals.”
Score went from a 500 to 513.
Nandita, MCAT Student
“Weike was so nice, helpful, and flexible with our sessions. She helped me get the most out of them. I had a particularly hard time with some of the physics concepts and genetics passages, and we kept going back to work on them in a systematic way. If I was on my own, it would have been really difficult to strategically assess how to approach those sections on the test. She logically broke down passages bit by bit so when I encountered similar passages on the practice test and real exam I could be more successful with them. Sessions with Weike were excellent springboards for study and review sessions on my own.”
Score went from 505 to 515.
Summer, MCAT Student
“I worked with Weike on GMAT prep for a single session that proved to be invaluable. My raw score was 710, and after working through over 1000+ official practice questions, I was still fluctuating between 680 and 730. Weike quickly identified the major problems in my strategy, dismissed red herrings, and helped me overcome both in less than an hour. She was also familiar with all the practice tests online, and knew which ones tended to be easier or harder than the official test. She knew how to use them to assess how familiar I was with the material, and was even able to point out how the questions on each test deviated from the offical standard. Finally, she offered me clear next steps and recommended prep materials. I can safely say that without the help I received from Weike I would not have received such a high official score. Even one session with her can be extremely helpful, and I wholeheartedly recommend her as a GMAT tutor.”
Official score: 750.
Sam, GMAT Student
“Weike had an excellent working knowledge of the MCAT, and taught my son test-taking strategies and how to implement them. She was also flexible and accomodated my son's compressed schedule.”
Marilyn K, Parent of MCAT student at MIT
“Weike was supportive but firm when she needed to be, and knew EVERYTHING on the exam. I basically had a month to study for the MCAT and went from being totally unprepared to scoring in the 97th percentile.”
Offical Score: 518.
Nikki, MCAT Student in Boston
“Weike was fantastic. I am a non-traditional applicant, many years removed from college, so I was worried the MCAT would be a struggle for me. With Weike's help, preparation went better than I expected. She developed a study plan, went over all the topics on the test, and helped me grasp material that didn't come easily to me. Whenever there were bumps along the way, she was understanding and helped me get back on track. She was a great tutor, and I've already recommended her to others!”
Andrea, MCAT Student
“Weike was a great teacher who was super helpful, encouraging and easy to talk to!”
Hannah, MCAT Student
“Weike was very professional and well prepared. She made sure I had enough materials to practice and study with, and ensured I was studying and doing practice sections every week. Weike encouraged me to put in the work, and gave me new strategies for approaching the material.”
Jordan, MCAT Student
“Weike provided essential guidance on which materials and types of practice I needed to do.”
Practice exam score went from 504 to 509.
Maryam, MCAT Student at Penn State
“Weike was a great communicator. She was also very patient, gave great explanations, and really focused sessions on improving my weaknesses.”
Ming Qian, MCAT Student in Boston
“Weike was an excellent tutor. She focused on what I needed to practice most, and was really friendly and nice to work with. Even when schedules were crazy, she was flexible about finding a place and time to meet.”
Nellie, GRE Student in Boston
“Weike was amazing in all areas! She was so supportive, encouraging, flexible, and knowledgeable.”
Sarah, Student at Harvard College
“Weike tailored her approach to my needs. She gave me a day-by-day schedule each week, which allowed me to stay on track and be productive without burning myself out. Weike was always prepared. She made sure I understood concepts before she moved on, and I always left the session knowing I got something out of it. Any questions or concerns I had, she made sure to address in a timely manner. She was always calm and reassuring. She truly helped ease a lot of my fears and worries, as well as help me gain confidence in myself! The Cambridge Coaching staff, Martha specifically, always checked in on me. It wasn't like she just helped me find a coach and then forgot I existed. She consistently wanted to know how I was doing and how my sessions were going with my coaches. I appreciated her check-ins! I wanted a tutoring company that was going to be genuine and keep me on track. All of my coaches—MCAT, strategy, and writing—have been phenomenal. The amount of guidance I've received has been outstanding and something I never got from my undergraduate institution. Without a doubt, it has been money well spent.”
Score improved 19 points from 497 to 516.
“Weike is so great at explaining math concepts. She made studying easy! I was stuck in the high 600s, and I would not have been able to break 700 without her.”
Official Score: 730. Improved by 30+ points.
Mark, GMAT Student in Boston
“I had a really positive experience with Weike and Cambridge Coaching. I appreciated the personalized approach. I was struggling to create a study plan leading up to the test, and Weike helped me plan all of it out. She was good at assessing my strengths and weaknesses and assigning work that would help me improve my weaknesses. Weike knew the content really well, and we covered pretty much everything that showed up on the exam. I feel like I got a lot out of each session. We always reviewed questions that I got wrong which was really helpful, and did practice problems on topics that were hard for me, so I learned how to approach those problems and simplify them. I really liked her strategy for answering questions and found that especially helpful for CARS.”
Score went from 509 to 523.
Savannah, MCAT Student
“Weike made herself available to me at all times, got to know me, listened to my requests, and gave me ideas for studying.”
Score went from 499 to 516.
Emily, MCAT Student
“Weike did a great job creating a schedule of practice problems that targeted my growth areas.”
Score went from 514 to 521.
Caitlin, MCAT Student
“I am a non-traditional applicant: I have been out of undergrad for seven years now and I work full-time. I was very rusty on some topics (basically all of biology, physics, and psych...so most of the test). I found Weike about three months before my test and I am so happy I did. She helped me come up with a plan that fit my work schedule and helped me set smaller goals each week. She was very clear and concise in her explanations, and was always willing to answer my emailed concerns. My experience working with Weike was more than test prep—she helped me work through a lot of insecurities and incorrect beliefs I had about my ability to perform on a test like this. I would recommend Weike if you're looking for a no-nonsense coach who will push you to be the very best version of yourself.”
Score: 511, improved from 495.
Courtney, MCAT Student
“Weike was an incredible tutor and mentor. She is an intelligent, kind, and approachable person and those qualities translate into her teaching style. Every session, I was genuinely impressed and in awe of how much Weike knew—she is an MCAT encyclopedia. Her intelligence and grasp of all the content the MCAT tests is that much more impressive given her ability to teach these seemingly complex topics in a simple and understandable manner. I left every session feeling more confident in my abilities to do great on the MCAT. My only regret is that I didn't find Cambridge Coaching sooner!”
Official Score: 525.
Ashley, MCAT Student
“I thought Weike was an amazing MCAT tutor and am so happy to have worked with her.”
Courtney, MCAT Student
“Weike is very good at distilling the information into the most important topics covered by the exam. She has a breadth of knowledge about the exam and lots of experience teaching the material. Weike's tutoring style is personalized to your weaknesses: she plans week by week to make sure the most important topics are covered, and that the topics you are having trouble on you can really spend more time on. Weike made use of every minute and took the time to go over everything. I really felt like she cared about my success.”
Score improved from 506 to 518
“My experience working with Weike was super great! She was really good at planning my studying strategically and making sure that, as a non-science student, I understood the fundamentals. I can confidently say that if it were not for Weike, I would not have understood the material to the degree that I now understand it. I also really appreciated the fact that Weike always kept it "real." She gave clear feedback, tips on how to approach passages, and I always looked forward to our sessions after a long week of studying. Cambridge Coaching's MCAT Webinars were also great: they were super helpful and allowed me to learn missing science fundamentals on my own time and at my own pace.”
Score improved from 496 to 512