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
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "[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!!!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Alexandra, MCAT student)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "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."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Cassie, MCAT student)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Gordon was amazing at organization of scheduling as well as how to think through problems to come to correct solutions."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Ben, MCAT student)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Gordon was willing to meet wherever I want. Curtailed to my needs always. Was optimistic, but realistic."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Christina, MD Strategy)