Dhruv P.


Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Dhruv grew up as an explorer, travelling to a dozen countries before the age of ten. Upon completing high school, he moved to California to attend UC Berkeley where he developed an interest in public health and population based interventions. After graduation, Dhruv worked for the World Health Organization (WHO), first as an intern and then as a consultant for the Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health. He quickly emerged as a leader among the interns and was elected as the WHO Intern Board President, working personally with Director General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus on intern initiatives. He is now a medical student at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and a member of the Global Health Academic Concentration, a special program offered to five students each year with full grant funding for two international research projects. 

Dhruv first became involved in teaching at UC Berkeley as a TA for Physiology. He also created a student run course on Substance Abuse and Harm Reduction that won an award for the most well reviewed class in the spring of 2017 and subsequently in the fall of 2018. Dhruv then went on to work as an admissions reader for the UC System, and teach all forms of standardized testing in the institutional and private sector. Dhruv has over three years of MCAT teaching experience, and has taught a grand total of 250 students through private tutorials and group classes. On average, after private tutoring with Dhruv, his students have a 10.9 point increase from their first AAMC practice exam to test day, with 30% scoring above a 520. 

As a teacher, Dhruv adapts a new tutoring style for each student: one built for their unique personas that perfectly relates to their distinct learning styles. He firmly believes that no subject, test, or concept is out of reach for any students, and that every student, with the right tools and encouragement, can succeed. 

Outside of his work in medicine, Dhruv loves to compete and social dance in styles like Cuban Salsa, Dominican Bachata, and Brazilian Zouk.

Education & Qualifications
  • University of California, San Diego, MD Candidate
  • University of California, Berkeley, BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • MCAT
  • MD Admissions
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "My session with Dhruv was the best tutoring session I've ever had! He was so smart and helpful. Dhruv explained everything in detail and concisely, and he made concepts that seemed complicated to instead be easy to understand. I'm so happy with our session and with Dhruv, and am glad I was matched with him as my tutor. I've continued scheduling additional sessions, and highly recommend him as a terrific tutor!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Savannah, Organic Chemistry)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Dhruv was an incredible MCAT tutor well-versed in all 4 sections of the exam. He had so many resources to help me improve my score and made himself extremely available for study sessions (he once conducted a session at 7am)! He explained complicated ideas very thoroughly and patiently. My score improved from a 504 (my first practice exam) to a 515 (actual test) in just one month! ONE MONTH! I still can't believe how much I improved, and it is all thanks to Dhruv's help."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Madison, MCAT)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Dhruv was super helpful in helping making sure I that I was studying in the most effective way for every part of the MCAT and really helped me nail my strategy for the test. He helped me to set a schedule so I knew what I should be doing when and which resources to use. Dhruv always came ready to each session with a plan to discuss how I had been doing and how I should be moving forward. Dhruv was incredibly helpful throughout my entire course of study, especially with tailoring tutoring directly to my needs and what I wanted to get out of our sessions. Not only did Dhruv help me master strategy, but he also made me feel more confident and fully prepared going into my test. I loved working with Dhruv and was overall very impressed by Cambridge Coaching in tailoring my experience exactly to my needs."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Rachel, MCAT)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Dhruv was not only exceptional at giving MCAT test advice, but also general advice in terms of how to approach college classes, medical school and possible career choices. He taught me a whole new approach to learning material that I have implemented in to my last year of college classes, and I am already seeing the benefits of these new strategies! He is extremely organized, great with follow-up and creates very helpful studying schedules that ensure I will get everything done in a timely but doable manner."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Natalie, MCAT)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Dhruv made my studying as easy and as relevant as possible. I loved the strategies involved. He made sure to come to all my sessions on time and outline the schedule of things we needed to accomplish in each session. The sessions were highly productive. I filled almost all of my gaps through these sessions. I thought he adapted to my strengths and weaknesses really well. He was also very encouraging and guided me to focus on the right things. Score went from 510 to 520."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Anonymous, MCAT)