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Private MCAT Prep @ Fractal

At Fractal Academy we are passionate about MCAT preparation. If you want customized private one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring or just additional private tutoring to supplement the MCAT course – we are here to help!

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We offer discount packages (10% off) for the purchase of 10 hours or more!

Fractal MCAT Reviews

“Thanks to Kevin and Yayoi I was able to significantly boost my score on the MCAT and break into the double digits on all 3 sections, going from plateauing at 30 to moving up to a 33. My experience with them still influences me today. Thanks to them I discovered different learning methods that I never considered or even knew worked very well for me. Whether you are a student struggling in a certain subject or a student doing well, there is always room for improvement and I highly recommend Fractal Academy and believe that they can bring you up to the next level.”  Emmanuel M. – B.S. RIT

“Yayoi is an AMAZING TEACHER! I thought I would NEVER EVER understand electromagnetism until Yayoi explained it! Now I *finally* get it… I didn’t even get electromagnetism when I took Physics!” – Pre-Medical and MCAT Student

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“After taking the MCAT once and not doing as well as I’d like . . . I worked with Kevin for about 6 months,  my score went up 7 points in my retake on the MCAT, a substantial amount. Kevin has a PhD from MIT, and you would never know unless you asked because he is one of the most humble and down to earth PhDs I have ever met (even after 4 years at Rutgers). I would highly recommend him for any subject he is willing to tutor because you will walk away highly impressed” –  Chidrup T. – Medical Student

“I love the way Yayoi teaches. I understood biology in a way I had never before. It was purely amazing and life changing. Seriously.” – Biology and MCAT Student 

“Personable, Professional and Passionate about Subjects”

“Fractal Academy tutor Kevin worked this summer to provide structure to my daughter’s MCAT studies. He quickly assessed her weaknesses and addressed them at each lesson.  Kevin was able to relate to my daughter in a way that gave her confidence and this was our main goal for hiring him” –  Susan from Ho Ho Kus, NJ

“Unbelievably fantastic!”

“I could not even begin to say enough good things about Kevin’s tutoring skills – he is absolutely fantastic! He tutored my son for 2 semesters of organic chemistry and put together a tutorial for the MCAT. Kevin was totally reliable, accessible, organized and patient. He is obviously so brilliant that he is able to take even the most complicated concepts and calmly break them down with reasonable explanations. Any time my son was feeling stress with his work, a session with Kevin would quickly alleviate his anxiety and give him the confidence to move forward.” – Nancy from Mountain Lakes, NJ 

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“Yayoi is the BEST TEACHER EVER! Would definitely recommend her to anyone for anything she teaches. Clear, nice and helpful.” – Anonymous Student

“I had originally asked Kevin for help with MCAT Physics and Chemistry, but he was always willing to go the extra mile.  I’m only sorry I didn’t find Kevin before my first exam – I understood and learned more with him than I did in my own studying AND my years of undergraduate chem and physics classes. I’d recommend him to anyone, any time! Kevin is the best!!” – Caitlin C. – Current Medical Student

Kevin truly was my personal trainer during my MCAT preparations. The majority of my success was the result of his creative tutoring style that showed me the why and how behind complex ideas and formulas in physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. After only two months of working with Kevin, I was confident and calm on the day of my MCAT. I recommend Kevin’s tutoring services to anyone who wants a less stressful and more efficient way to succeed on the MCATs” –  Jaclyn M. – Osteopathic Medical Student

The MCAT is Changing and Fractal Academy is Ready!

The Ultimate Medical Admissions Test Prep – MCAT Preparation with two of the most highly ranked MCAT Preparation Tutors in the North-Eastern United States – Yayoi Kumata (Number 1 ranked MCAT instructor from Princeton Review in all Subject Areas) has joined forces with Kevin W. Anderson Ph.D. (Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics Master and Passionate Pre-Med Educator) to offer the most precise and comprehensive MCAT preparation class!  We not only prepare you for the exam, we mentor and guide students to achieving their dream of being accepted into Medical School.

Master the MCAT with Kevin and Yayoi Now!

or Call (973) 783-5767 – Email us Now to Book!

Working with Yayoi and Kevin at Fractal Academy has several advantages:

  • Excellent, proven instructors (see our reviews below)
  • One-on-One or Group Prep – as close to private tutoring as it gets!
  • Access to practice exams (AAMC, etc.)
  • Provided materials – we know the best prep materials out there and use a combination of resources to provide material that has been shown to make the biggest difference when exam time comes!
  • You will see that Yayoi and Kevin will go above and beyond to help students achieve all of their goals – this personal touch is what separates us from our competitors.

Call (973) 783-5767 or email info@fractalacademy.com to reserve your spot now!  Private tutoring is offered at the Fractal Science and Math Academy Location at 206 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043 or online using Skype and using an interactive white board.

Meet the Fractal Academy Premier MCAT Instructors

Kevin AndersonKevin W. Anderson, Ph.D. – MIT – Chemistry, Physics, Math, MCAT, DAT, Organic Chemistry

Kevin has a passion for teaching and mentoring Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental students. With over 14 years experience teaching students of all levels, Kevin has brought his unique teaching style to Fractal Academy to help students achieve their dream of being accepted into Medical/Dental School. You will see from day one, that Kevin will help you gain confidence in the difficult Scientific Principals and provide strategies and techniques to help you succeed. Kevin has been tutoring MCAT for the last 8 years

Yayoi KumataYayoi Kumata – Rutgers – Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, MCAT, DAT, SAT – Yayoi has a B.S. from Rutgers in biology/nursing and has been teaching science and math for over four years in a one-on-one level, as well as at the collegiate level at Rutgers University. Yayoi is patient and uses detailed self made diagrams and a systematic approach towards problem solving, which allows her students to grasp the deeper concepts, rather than just solve the problem. Yayoi has been rated one of the top MCAT/DAT and Biology/Science Educators in the North East over the last two years. Yayoi breaks down complicated concepts for her students to ensure they have a deep understanding of the material. Yayoi is amazing and the only way to find out is to see it for yourself!

Future Physicians who Excelled with Fractal Academy

“Overall, I had a wonderful experience with Fractal Academy. Both Kevin and Yayoi were very calm and reassuring during the time I was with them. As the test drew closer they made sure I wasn’t too stressed. They also made sure I was doing well on the practice exams and we came up with test taking strategies specific to what I needed. Aside from just teaching the material they shared interesting factoids that were relevant to the topics that were being taught and we also shared several side conversations which made my overall learning experience enjoyable. Thanks to Kevin and Yayoi I was able to significantly boost my score on the MCAT and break into the double digits on all 3 sections, going from plateauing at 30 to moving up to a 33. This was something I was not able to do on my own nor had I even thought I could do in the first place. Both of them not only taught the material but gave me the confidence and ambition that not only would I score well but that I may even do better. It was clear during my time with them that Fractal goes above and beyond for each and every student. I remember Kevin even took time out of his lunch break to answer some of my questions! My experience with them still influences me today. Thanks to them I discovered different learning methods that I never considered or even knew worked very well for me. As I stated in the beginning, Fractal Academy is fantastic. Whether you are a student struggling in a certain subject or a student doing well, there is always room for improvement I highly recommend Fractal Academy and believe that they can bring you up to the next level.” Emmanuel M. – B.S. RIT – M.S. Boston University 2016 – Click here to read the whole Review!

“I worked with Kevin for the MCAT and he was great! It was a very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere at Fractal. I immediately felt at home. Kevin helped me understand my strengths and weakness with the MCAT, and improve upon my weaknesses. I saw a vast improvement in my physical sciences section over the time that I worked with Kevin. The group MCAT classes were great too. Overall, this was the best tutoring experience that I have ever had, and would highly recommend Fractal to anyone that needs tutoring!” – Alison G – Maryland -2014

“After taking the MCAT once and not doing as well as I’d like, I went out to find a tutor who’d be able to help me. I found Kevin and chose him because of great reviews. I’ve worked with Kevin for about 6 months, in that time what Kevin has done for me is just outstanding. I went up 7 points in my retake on the MCAT, a substantial amount. Let’s begin with his values- he’s very flexible in his schedule, helps you understand a lot of information in a very easy to understand manner, and is truly a great educator. I have met but a handful of truly excellent educators in my continuing education, and I can say that Kevin is truly a great instructor. What makes him stand out from any other tutor are his teaching methods- he works out a problem out loud and shows you how he would approach a problem. Even if he doesn’t know the answer right away, he will work it out with you, step by step, until both Kevin and I are satisfied with the results. Kevin helped me specifically cover Chemistry, Organic Chem, Physics, and even some Biochemistry. Lastly, Kevin has a PhD from MIT, and you would never know unless you asked because he is one of the most humble and down to earth PhDs I have ever met (even after 4 years at Rutgers). I would highly recommend him for any subject he is willing to tutor because you will walk away highly impressed”  Chidrup T. – Medical Student

“Personable, Professional and Passionate about Subjects”

“Fractal Academy tutor Kevin worked this summer to provide structure to my daughter’s MCAT studies. He quickly assessed her weaknesses and addressed them at each lesson.  Kevin was able to relate to my daughter in a way that gave her confidence and this was our main goal for hiring him. I have encouraged my daughter to contact him even if she is up at school if she has tutoring needs, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for quality tutoring that produces results. My daughter takes the test in September and feels as if she is ready. Thanks Kevin!” – Susan from Ho Ho Kus, NJ

“Unbelievably fantastic!”

“I could not even begin to say enough good things about Kevin’s tutoring skills – he is absolutely fantastic! He tutored my son for 2 semesters of organic chemistry and put together a tutorial for the MCAT. Never having used a tutor before, my son was hesitant to start, but immediately felt a connection with and found confidence in Kevin. Kevin was totally reliable, accessible, organized and patient. He is obviously so brilliant that he is able to take even the most complicated concepts and calmly break them down with reasonable explanations. Any time my son was feeling stress with his work, a session with Kevin would quickly alleviate his anxiety and give him the confidence to move forward. Beyond his intellectual skills, Kevin is a very kind, polite and approachable person. He relates extremely well with this age group.  I cannot imagine a more wonderful Science tutor than Kevin.” – Nancy from Mountain Lakes, NJ

“I had originally asked Kevin for help with MCAT Physics and Chemistry, but he was always willing to go the extra mile and often asked if he could answer any questions I had on other sections of MCAT practice tests as well, including Organic Chemistry. When I started with Kevin, I was desperate – anyone who has taken the MCATs knows that they aren’t pleasant, and I was determined to make this my last retake – and Kevin made learning all of the material as pleasant as possible. He constantly had new tips for me, was always patient, and never hesitated to spend an extra five or ten minutes over our allotted time to make sure that he was fully explaining a concept. I’m only sorry I didn’t find Kevin before my first exam – I understood and learned more with him than I did in my own studying AND my years of undergraduate chem and physics classes. I’d recommend him to anyone, any time! Kevin is the best!!” – Caitlin C. – Current Medical Student

Kevin truly was my personal trainer during my MCAT preparations. I was pleasantly surprised when the first questions he asked me was “Do you stay physically active?” and “How is your sleep schedule?”. I have to say working out every other day and sticking to a strict sleep and work schedule, as he suggested, played a large role in my success. The majority of my success was the result of his creative tutoring style that showed me the why and how behind complex ideas and formulas in physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. I constantly struggled in my chemistry courses at college, but after working with Kevin I was confident in my abilities to approach any chemistry problem because he taught me how to approach and conceptualize a myriad of chemistry questions. The more I learned from Kevin, the more I followed and adapted to his thought process. Soon enough I was seamlessly interweaving concepts between physics, biology, and chemistry. After only two months of working with Kevin, I was confident and calm on the day of my MCAT. I recommend Kevin’s tutoring services to anyone who wants a less stressful and more efficient way to succeed on the MCATs”  Jaclyn M. – Osteopathic Medical Student

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Christopher Martini
Christopher Martini

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

I've used Victor from Fractal Academy for over a year (and counting!) while studying math at Rutgers University. I started out after just flunking the first exam in Calculus II. Victor was able to teach me the new and old material in a way that made sense to me. He even created his own study guides on the concepts for me to utilize. Going from flunking on the first exam to an 87 on the second exam. He has continued to help me with Physics, Linear Algebra, Mutivariable Calculus, and Differential Equations. I will continue using his services for my upper tier math courses. Highly recommend Fractal Academy for anyone struggling with college level math courses.

Ali Siddiqui
Ali Siddiqui

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

Kevin was great! He tutored me for the MCAT, especially organic chemistry. We had a very short timeline, so that I could take an early test. He created a great structure that hit all the key components I needed, and distilled the concepts I found difficult into much simpler concepts. His homework reinforced those principles and I definitely saw my scores improve working with him! I highly recommend him.

Tiffany Sanchez
Tiffany Sanchez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

I have worked with Kevin through high school and part of my college years. I am very grateful on how helpful and encouraging he was teaching me. He is very knowledgeable and can figure ANYTHING out. He seriously got me through the horrors of chemistry and calculus with shining grades. He's also very funny and an interesting person. Tutoring was something I would look forward too. Not only is it fun to spend time with him but he makes learning hard material a lot easier to understand. You can't go wrong working with Kevin.

Srujana Sinha
Srujana Sinha

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

I only began working with Lynda Elliot this year. She tutors me in honors physics, which, to put it frankly, has saved my life in that class. If I didn't have her tutelage, guidance, or instruction, I wouldn't have understood fundamental concepts such as kinematics, projectile, forces and Newton's Laws, gravitational and circular motion, work and energy, waves, and light and optics.
She is patient, willing to put up with my frustration, and always readily available whenever I need help. She goes farther than I ever ask her to simply to help me, and that has been indispensable in me maintaining high grades in a very difficult class that requires critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Physics is probably one of my least-favorite classes, but I always look forward to working with Lynda because she makes our sessions both accessible and enjoyable.
At the risk of sounding colloquial, audacious, or cliche, I must say that Lynda is not only my tutor but also a valuable friend. I treasure both her help in physics (which is imperative as I am a senior and have to maintain my grades for college applications) and her advice concerning topics beyond the classroom. She is an extremely intelligent, very compassionate, and truly fun tutor, and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs help in physics.

Rohan Patel
Rohan Patel

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

I believe that the foremost idea to consider when determining a proper tutoring center is to remember that teaching is an art. It is an engagement and personal relationship between a student and his teacher. Dr. Anderson has become a mentor to me. Not only does he engage and teach at a sophisticated level, but he has also taught me the applications of ideas on everyday life. He has taught me how to think at an elevated level. That is something that I would have never received in my school. Thus, you must make a choice when deciding Fractal Academy over any other tutoring center: Do you want your son/daughter to learn and think at the foremost level or do you want them to just get by with robotic systematic approaches? If it it the former, Fractal is the place for you. If it is the latter, you are doing a disservice to your child.

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