Mark K.


Mark is originally from Northwest Indiana, 45 minutes away from where the Chicago Bears continue to break his heart every post-season.  After living mostly nocturnally in various classrooms and laboratories for the better part of four years, he graduated from MIT with a 4.9/5.0 GPA (Tau Beta Pi) and was named AIChE’s MIT Outstanding Chemical Engineering Student of the Year.  Bitten by the research bug during his experiences as an Amgen Scholar and Eloranta Fellow, he is currently pursuing a combined M.D./Ph.D. from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program.

Mark has been tutoring for seven years and has worked with students of all ages, learning styles, and disabilities, including those with Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and other learning deficiencies.   His core strengths include the sciences, engineering, mathematics, and test preparation for the MCAT and SAT, but he also has extensive experience tutoring middle and high school students.  In addition, he has mentored students as both an associate chemical engineering adviser and American Medical Student Association peer adviser.  No matter what your tutoring/mentoring needs are, Mark can’t wait to help you reach your goals! 

Outside of school, Mark enjoys running bridge loops around Boston while making new friends with the puppies he meets along his route, attempting to learn how to cook for himself, and getting back into powerlifting.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, MD/PhD candidate
  • MIT, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • AIChE’s MIT Outstanding Chemical Engineering Student of the Year Amgen Scholar and Eloranta Fellow
  • American Medical Student Association Peer Adviser
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Admissions Coaching (MD)
  • MCAT
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Mark helped explain unfamiliar concepts to me in an easy and understandable matter."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Catherine Zimel, MCAT, Muhlenberg College)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Mark offered great feedback on my interview responses. He delivered helpful insight into MMI interview format and broke down how to articulate an effective response. Mark is an excellent instructor."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Jonathan Wu, MD Interviews, Tufts University)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "I would highly recommend Mark as an MCAT tutor! Studying for the MCAT can be extremely daunting, but he created a timeline and structure that put me at ease. He was able to explain complex topics clearly and also gave me helpful test taking strategies that allowed me to move more quickly through each section. After working with Mark I felt very prepared for test day!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Rachel P., Tufts University School of Medicine)