Joyce

Bio

Joyce is a Californian whose West Coast pride remains strong even though she has grown to love Boston after four years. In college, Joyce’s academic interests surrounded the anthropology of aging and caregiving, and her thesis earned the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly contribution to the field.  She graduated in 2017 summa cum laude and as a junior-elect member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Joyce gained extensive teaching experience as a member of the organic chemistry and biochemistry course staff at Harvard College, teaching pre-medical students in small groups as well as working with them individually.  At Cambridge Coaching, she will be tutoring all components of the SAT and MCAT after having scored in the 100% percentile for both tests.  Joyce has also helped students improve their expository writing and hone their personal statements and will serve as an admissions coach for Cambridge Coaching.

Outside of work, Joyce loves to cook up a storm, spoil her taste buds with good food, and look ridiculous dancing it off at Zumba class. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Medical School, MD Candidate
  • Harvard University, BA in Social Anthropology
Specialties
  • MCAT
  • MD Admissions
  • Biology
  • SAT
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Joyce was very punctual and organized, well prepared for every session, flexible in terms of scheduling, patient and emotionally supportive! I gave her topics to review during the week, sometime before our session, and by our session she had a very methodical/organized approach to covering said topics. Was super resourceful in finding non-AAMC passages (e.g. Khan Academy) and really pushed me to use these other resources in addition to my practice materials. There was always so much to talk about that we often ran out of time! However, every minute was productive and helpful. I also really appreciated the mini check-ins in the beginning of our sessions - just to talk about life, the broader application process, where I am mentally, etc. These made it seem like she really cared about me, not just as a tutee but as a person! We met once a week and I thought that was a good amount - I had the autonomy to adjust my study schedule and habits if necessary but it was also good to have someone to debrief with at the end of the week. I always looked forward to our meetings, even when they turned virtual! Joyce was very responsive whenever I expressed my concerns about anything - studying, covid, etc. She was never judgmental and always made sure I was comfortable with our revised game plans. I feel like everyone at Cambridge Coaching is super caring and invested in your success - not just in gaining profits. Score went from 496 to 519."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Nancy, MCAT)