Gordon

Bio

Born in China, Gordon spent a good chunk of his childhood in chilly Canada before finally settling down in sunny Southern California. Brought up in a family of healthcare professionals, Gordon naturally became interested in science from a young age. It wasn’t until his first experience shadowing a surgeon in the operating theater that he knew he wanted to become a medical doctor.

Following high school, he traveled north to study at the University of California, Berkeley as a Regents and Chancellors’ Scholar, majoring in Economics and Integrative Biology and minoring in Music. Following his path to medicine, he studied at Tufts University School of Medicine, graduating with honors distinction in research. He also completed a joint MBA program in healthcare management, with an interest in healthcare consulting and strategy. He is currently in his Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, Davis Health System, with an interest in cardiovascular and peripheral vascular diseases.

Gordon has 5+ years in teaching MCAT prep to students of all backgrounds, with the ultimate goal of helping each person become a critical learner and independent thinker. He emphasizes a "practice-centric" approach to MCAT test prep, with the philosophy of "you don't get points for what you know; you get points for answering the question correctly".

When not studying medicine, Gordon can be found rock climbing (indoors!), running (indoors! It's too hot outside!), hitting the gym (indoors!), and watching YouTube cooking tutorials.

Education & Qualifications
  • Internal Medicine Residency, UC Davis Health System
  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD, MBA
  • University of California at Berkeley, BA in Biology, BA in Economics
Specialties
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • GMAT
  • MCAT
  • MD Coaching
Testimonials
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    "Gordon provided a lot of emotional support which I needed (talking through test strategies, giving me more confidence, etc...), he seemed to have a great understanding of what was on the test and could steer me away from material that was in the books but not necessarily on the exams, and he did a great job using his computer screen to draw out concepts for both of us to see on Skype, was very kind and smart. So pleased with Cambridge coaching... would not have made it through the MCAT without Gordon!!!"
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    (Alexandra, MCAT)
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    "Gordon was very friendly and easy to talk to. He was organized and checked in. He could always help explain a concept, and was great to have around to reassure me when MCAT studying got stressful! My scores developed gradually and consistently over the course of studying with Gordon."
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    (Cassie, MCAT)
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    "Gordon was amazing at organization of scheduling as well as how to think through problems to come to correct solutions."
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    (Ben, MCAT)
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    "Gordon was willing to meet wherever I want. Curtailed to my needs always. Was optimistic, but realistic."
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    (Christina, MD Strategy)
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    "Gordon was an absolutely incredible tutor and mentor this past year. He was always super reliable, open, friendly, engaging and really listened to me - I felt supported and challenged by him, and he helped me craft an application for med school that was strong, unique and authentic to me. Plus he was just super fun to work with and was always a calm and easy-going presence throughout the stress of apps. I definitely recommend him and am grateful for the help he gave this year!"
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    (Anonymous, MD Strategy)
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    "Gordon was excellent at managing my time to ensure that I did everything possible with my time to make me as successful as possible on MCAT day. Gordon also was excellent at weeding out unnecessary info which allowed me to focus on what i needed to know. I am absolutely positive Gordon is the driving force behind all of my success. Gordon was quick to respond, always available and always helpful. Gordon was always ready to go with helpful information and practice based on where I was in his study plan. He expected work from me and when I was done he was ready to help me move on. Not a minute was wasted ever. We got to work and got the most out of every session. That being said it was not a cold and boring experience. I found myself looking forward to Skype calls because I knew they would be fun and I would learn so much. I was focused and had a plan thanks to Gordon. Gordon planned out every day from day 1 to test day for me. And this allowed me to not worry about time and scheduling and to focus on testing and practice. Whenever I had a question Gordon was there to answer. Whenever I needed to adjust my schedule Gordon could accommodate. Overall, it was a great experience. Gordon was a great tutor. I never would have been able to post the 518 I got without him. His organization and knowledge pushed me to do the best I could. He also made me confident in myself and my knowledge which eased my nerves come test day. I truly thank Gordon for helping me continue towards medical school and realize my dreams. Score went from 510 to 518."
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    (Jacob, MCAT)
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    "Gordon was an excellent MCAT tutor. He helped me create a realistic study schedule and helped me understand the concepts I was having trouble grasping. He was very flexible and reliable - we met in person and via Skype. Most importantly, he helped build up my confidence which was crucial when I retook the MCAT and was able to improve my score! I believe my higher score was an important part of my successful medical school application cycle. Thank you so much, Gordon and Cambridge Coaching! I highly recommend."
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    (Sofia, MCAT)