• Karthik Meiyappan

    Karthik Meiyappan

    Tutoring Profile

  • MCAT Score

    100th Percentile (526)

  • Undergraduate GPA

    3.99

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Major in Microbiology and Immunology Major in Political science Minor in Chemistry

  • Special Expertise

    Biology/Biochem (99th percentile), CARS (99th percentile), Psych (99th percentile)
    Anatomy TA
    Academic Society Trainer (Physical Exam skills)

  • Medical Education

    MS3 at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

  • In-person Availability

    Most of Karthik’s sessions are online, but he is happy to meet on the medical campus at UMiami Hospital or the undergraduate campus of UMiami.

More About Karthik

Nice to meet you, I’m Karthik! I just finished my third-year at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. I grew up in Seattle, Washington in a family of two. As I'm sure a lot of you can relate to, I was inspired by the doctors who I met in my life and I wanted to be able to have the knowledge and the power to diagnose and explain conditions to people in an easily comprehensible and compassionate way. I hope to one day help cancer patients by entering into the field of radiation oncology, mainly because I enjoy the physics of radiation and being able to counsel and console the oncology patients.

I absolutely love helping people improve their MCAT scores and understanding what type of learner they are. When I took the MCAT, I was in a seven-year BS/MD program, but I really wanted to achieve the most that I could and push myself. Hence, I took my time to prepare mainly with practice tests and flashcards after a comprehensive content review. However, I found that the preparation which helped me the most was discussing the results of practice tests and lessons learned through them with my friends - having supportive and engaged people around you is the best way to do well!

I also have a good amount of experience with teaching - I was an Anatomy TA for Miller and also an Academic Societies Instructor, where I teach physical exam skills to other med students. Additionally, I enjoy volunteering at our health fairs, where I run the Bone Density station where we screen for osteoporosis. Tutoring and teaching have long been passions of mine - in high school and undergrad, I would tutor students in SAT and later in MCAT, along with participating in U Miami's official Athletic Tutoring program for biology and chemistry.

I decided to pursue medicine not only to be a doctor and be able to help patients resolve their problems, but also in order to train the next generation of medical professionals. I believe that teaching is the best route in order to become a better physician yourself, and can’t wait to meet you!

Best,

Karthik

Hear What Karthik's Students are Saying About Him

  • “Karthik is by far the most fantastic tutor I have ever had! He is one of the smartest individuals I have ever met. The reason I chose Karthik was his ability to score so high. With the MCAT, it isn’t always about memorizing concepts and terms, but rather the ability to understand your passage plays a significant role in your score. I felt that I had a decent understanding of the content, but was only scoring a 500 (my goal was 513). I felt I was weak in a certain area. Although I was having difficulty figuring out if it was Bio, Chem, Psych, or CARS, Karthik helped me figure out it wasn’t the content where I was weak, but rather my ability to interpret and understand the passage/question. He helped me decipher each passage and question not by simply giving me the answer but rather by guiding along the process. By doing so he helped me develop a skill that I saw as impossible to develop. In addition, his ability to relate and get to the student’s level so they never feel as if they're alone on this journey is incredible! I highly recommend Karthik to any student who wants to gain the upper hand and increase their scores!”

    Shyamal

    Shyamal

  • “Karthik was incredibly helpful during my process for studying for MCAT. I was stuck in the 510 - 513 range and unable to grasp my weak spots but he was able to help pinpoint gaps in my critical thinking and tunnel his tutoring sessions towards targeted knowledge building. Not only was he able to simplify complex topics into bite-size points, Karthik was able to advise specific test taking strategies that streamlined me into the 90th percentile. He was my academic support, moral support, and peer support - I would 100% recommend his service to any student looking to radically change their study atmosphere.”

    Sadhana

    Sadhana

  • “Karthik has been an exceptional tutor for my MCAT preparation. His knowledge includes not only the test content, but also MCAT specific test taking strategies and plans for how to prepare for the actual test day. Frequently when I encountered material I was confused about, he simplified the concepts and taught me the fundamentals so that I could better remember it. When I asked him more specific in-depth questions, he explained those concepts in great detail despite those concepts not being required test material. All in all, Karthik helped me prepare for the MCAT and achieve a better score than I thought possible.

    Scott

    Scott

  • “As a MCAT tutor and classmate, Karthik helped me by going through practice tests together, explaining easy mnemonics and ways to memorize information, and also emphasized an understanding of concepts integral to solving questions where I might only have part of the knowledge. I loved how he kept me engaged throughout the process and gave me positive feedback as well as encouraging me to keep trying to improve areas where I was weak. With his help, I was able to achieve my ideal score (520+) and be confident in my application!”

    Neeraj

    Neeraj

  • “Karthik has helped me during the process of multiple tests throughout my life. His inspiring and mentoring helped to take me from the 92nd to the 99th percentile on my test! At the same time, as a peer mentor and classmate, he was able to advise on all subjects as well as the mental strategies to cope with any exam whatsoever. This dramatically improved my admission chances. Even though we went to different colleges, Karthik went the extra mile through many tutoring sessions on biology, chemistry, physics, and more. He is incredibly passionate and talented at all these fundamental fields and his patient teaching style will accelerate any student’s progression."

    Gautham

    Gautham

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