Becca F. – Univ. of Maryland
The Ultimate MCAT Master
Chemistry, Chemistry AP, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Physics AP, Algebra, Trigonometry, MCAT, DAT, SAT Math, SAT Verbal, SAT Reading, SAT Prep, ACT Prep, SAT, ACT, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Verbal, Biology, Biology AP, SAT IIs – High School, AP and College Level – College – Medical and Dental School Consultant – Online Instruction Available
Location and Rates
Montclair, NJ 07043, USA
with Becca F. - Univ. of Maryland
Hello my name is Becca! Here’s a little about me, I have been teaching and tutoring for the MCAT for six years now and I, myself, scored in the 99th percentile on the new MCAT, with a perfect score in CARS. I consider myself a CARS expert. I started off as an MCAT instructor/tutor with Kaplan Test Prep where I worked both online and in person with students. I was also the Program Director for the MCAT Summer Intensive Program in 2014. When the MCAT changed I decided to switch to a different company and began working with Next Step Test Prep as one of their premium tutors where I tutored students individually online. Overall I helped 3000 students improve their MCAT scores and get into medical school which is something I am extremely proud of. Additionally, I have attended medical school myself! I completed almost two years at the University of Maryland School of Medicine before I decided to switch to Optometry and Academic Medicine. So I can give your some insight and guidance into the life of a medical student, in addition to help with your application, finding extra curricular's, and personal statements.
I am also experienced with the GRE having scored above the 90th percentile for Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning! On the PCAT I scored in the 95th percentile and on the OAT I scored in the 99th percentile!
"I absolutely love Becca as my tutor! She is so smart and makes the information easy to understand." -Jerica R
"Becca has good ideas about how to improve one's test taking abilities. She alternates between doing passages together and apart, which allows for concepts to be tackled together and improved on. She brings up material from before, so things are constantly worked on and refreshed." -Ellen R
"She is really good at explaining concepts that I do not understand well. She simplifies them and focuses on what is important for the test. Also, she is very accommodating and always takes my needs into consideration." -Aliza K
"Becca is great and keeps me calm. She listens to my concerns and gives me suggestions on how to fix the problem."
"I just wanted to let you know how AMAZING Becca was as a tutor. Seriously the best coach and tutor I have ever had. Not only was she very knowledgeable and caring, but also very inspirational and positive. I could not ask for a better experience and I thank you for recommending her for me. If any of my friends ever want to get an MCAT tutor, she would definitely be the one I would recommend." -Milad M
"“I would like to say that my tutor was above average amazing! Becca Felde was very patient and encouraging during each tutoring session. Every time I needed help outside of our scheduled meeting hours, she ALWAYS responded very quickly. I did not feel like our time was rushed at all. She gave me very unique ways to tackle any problem I was facing. She also gave me loads of advice on medical school and the application process. The best quality Becca has is her honesty. I am the type of person that appreciates someone telling me the truth even if it is hard to hear. Her advice has made me truly think about my study habits and seek further help where I was deficient. She was is a very down to earth person and never made me feel silly for not knowing certain concepts. I could not have had a better tutor to guide me through this process.” Marquinta K
"After working with Becca Felde my confidence, knowledge, and scores improved tremendously in a short amount of time. Becca was a great tutor and held me responsible for my weekly work. I was going to work with Becca longer to improve my scores more before taking the official MCAT, but due to my college requiring me to take the MCAT sooner to meet their deadline, I did not get to work with Becca longer. I still am very happy with how much I was able to improve my scores and the great tutoring experience I received from Becca. I am sure if I had been able to take a later MCAT my scores would be even better, but circumstances affected this and Becca was more than accommodating and encouraging. I highly recommend Becca Felde to other students. She knows what she is doing and is a great source for pre-medical students." Maddie H
"I just concluded my final session with Becca and am taking the MCAT next Friday, August 5th. I just wanted to thank you for switching me from Michael to Becca and to let you know that Beccawas great. From day one she was extremely efficient and organized – by the end of the first day, she had created a full, color-coded day-by-day schedule with all of our future sessions, homework chapters to read, links to all khan academy videos directly next to their corresponding topics on my homework sheet, as well as select passages from the strategy guides to do should I have extra time, all based on my strengths and weaknesses and leaving enough room at the end for 7 days of specific review for content I felt the least comfortable with. Furthermore, she had me taking one full length per week (and taking the entire next day to review it including sending me an excel spreadsheet to type in all of my missed questions per section and address why I missed them such that over time, I could begin to see trends across the full-lengths and adjust accordingly) and made clear the importance of doing absolutely nothing MCAT-related the day before full-lengths and the actual exam, stressing the importance of rest, relax, and allow myself time to absorb all of the information.
We spent the majority of our time going over then implementing strategies, with a heavy focus on CARS. Surprisingly, CARS (which was my worst section originally) is now consistently my second highest (of the 4 sections) score. She is very accessible and quickly responds to any questions I email her. While she always has a very clear plan for our sessions as she comes prepared with lessons and passages for us to do, she is also very flexible in that she accommodates any requests or concerns I have by addressing them in our sessions and being able to quickly change gears. She is very tough and ran these past 2 months like a boot camp to the point where I was having dreams about this test. However, having raised my score by 15 points (from the diagnostic to the most recent full length) with a week left of specific review, I’m not complaining. I really appreciated how seriously she invested in me and am definitely recommending Becca to my friends." Jacob G
|Education and Credentials||
B.S. Biology – University of Maryland