Weike

Bio

Weike, pronounced Why-Key, was born in Nanjing, China but spent her childhood in Australia, Canada and America. She is fluent in both Chinese and English. In high school, Weike completed an International Baccalaureate program (scoring 7’s on advanced English, math, chemistry and physics) and achieved a perfect ACT score. She went on to earn her BA in Chemistry and English at Harvard College and graduated cum laude. Weike recently completed her doctorate in cancer epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health as well as her MFA in creative writing at BU.

Weike tutors for the SAT, the ACT, the GMAT, the GRE and the MCAT, all tests that she has taken and scored within the highest percentiles. She has seen dozens of students through the testing process and has a proven track record of raising scores. Since each student, Weike spends a great deal of time preparing a personalized curriculum that hones strengths and targets weaknesses. She also believes that the right test strategies can propel a student into a smart and savvy test taker. Above all, Weike emphasizes the understanding of concepts over rote memorization. She has been able to help students grasp concepts that they thought were formally out of their reach.

In her free time, Weike writes--she has won creative writing awards from Harvard, Glimmer Train magazine, and her work has been published in Smokelong Quarterly, Redivider and Alaska Quarterly Review. She recently published her first novel, Chemistry, with Knopf.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard School of Public Health, PhD Candidate in Cancer Epidemiology
  • Boston University, MFA Candidate
  • Harvard College, BA Chemistry & English, cum laude
  • Cambridge Coaching tutor since 2012
Specialties
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • GRE
  • GMAT
  • MCAT
  • PSAT/SAT
Testimonials
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    "Weike was extremely great at communication: checking in regularly on progress, setting up times to meet, etc. She is also very patient in giving explanations and really targeting sessions towards weaknesses or more specific questions."
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    (Ming Qian, MCAT, Boston)
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    "Weike had an excellent working knowledge of the MCAT and strategies for my son to implement them. She was flexible and accommodated my son's compressed schedule."
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    (Marilyn K, Parent, Student at MIT)
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    "Weike provided very good structure and a schedule that helped me stay on plan and reach goals in advance of my test. Overall the service and Weike helped me improve my GMAT score by 40 points, and more importantly, get over 700 and exceed my goal. Appreciative of all the help!"
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    (Josh Selip, GMAT)
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    "Weike is so great at explaining math concepts. She made it easy! I would not have been able to break 700 without Weike! I was "stuck" in the high 600s and working with her is the reason I was able to get 730!"
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    (Mark, GMAT, Boston)
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    "Weike was great at explaining and boiling down the keys concepts I needed to learn. She was able to structure an excellent plan to get through the material, all the while being sensitive to my work schedule."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Benjamin, MCAT, Boston)
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    "Weike was an excellent tutor. She focused on what I needed to practice the most for studying for the GRE. She was also a really nice and friendly person to work with. Both of our schedules were a bit crazy, but she was also really flexible about figuring out places and times for us to meet."
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    (Nellie, GRE, Boston)
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    "Weike was supportive but firm when she needed to be, and knew EVERYTHING on the exam backward and forward. I basically had a month to study for the MCAT and went from being totally unprepared to scoring in the 97th percentile (score of 518)."
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    (Nikki, MCAT, Boston)
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    "Weike knew ALL the content matter. She was outstanding at explaining any concept I ever needed help with, no matter how long it took. When certain concepts didn't make sense at first, she used different approaches, such as drawing things out on the whiteboard, which really helped. She had good strategies and always had a good game plan of what to do next. She was also very good for moral support. Everything Weike did met or exceeded my expectations."
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    (Anonymous, MCAT)
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    "Weike provided me with simple explanations, she boosted my confidence, and made it all seem not that bad. I actually can't imagine a better MCAT tutor. She was terrific in every way. Cambridge Coaching is AMAZING!!! So glad I found you all! Weike has given me the confidence to know that I can beat this test. And the strategy to effectively do so. While I don't know my score yet, I know for sure it would be much worse had I not worked with Weike. She has incredible patience and the great skill of explaining something quite complicated in very simple and easy terms. She is incredibly gifted and I cannot sing her praises highly enough!"
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    (Audrey Nebergall, MCAT, Boston)
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    "Weike was amazing in all areas! She was so supportive, encouraging, flexible, and knowledgeable."
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    (Sarah, Harvard College)
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    "Weike was fantastic with developing a study plan and helping me execute. I am a non-traditional applicant who is many years removed from college, so I was worried that the mcat would be a struggle for me. With Weike's help, preparation went better than I expected. She went over all topics on test and helped me grasp material that didn't come easily to me. Also whenever I had issues or bumps along the way, she was very understanding and helped me get back on track. She was a great tutor, and I have recommended her to others already!"
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    (Andrea, MCAT, Online)
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    "[What did your tutor do well?] Provide proper guidance on what materials need to be covered and what type of practice is essential. I began at roughly a 504 and reached a 509 on the practice exams. I have not received my official score yet."
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    (Maryam, Pennsylvania State University, MCAT)
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    "Weike was fantastic at being proactive in developing a review schedule up until my test date. She was also very good at being reactive; as a non-traditional candidate for medical school, my full time work schedule often made it difficult for me to satisfactorily complete each week's assignments. Weike was great at listening to my concerns and, in turn, effectively implemented practical solutions and schedule adjustments. She was very flexible and accommodating, and knew the material really well. Weike really is the renaissance woman when it comes to test prep; in every facet of the grueling process, she has you 110% covered. As someone trying to study for a very demanding test two years removed from undergrad and working a full time job, I can't imagine anyone better to work with. I had been trying to study for the MCAT with other tutors and on my own for nearly four months, but I never saw any real improvement. This left me feeling completely demoralized about my prospects to perform my best for this test. But after meeting with Weike for the first time, I actually felt confident that I would be able to do well with her guidance and knowledge. Weike was superb at developing a doable study schedule with particular consideration given to my unique situation. She was extremely flexible and adaptive, and she knew the material very well. Not only was she an excellent and accommodating tutor, she was a steady source of moral support throughout the entire time I worked with her. I feel very fortunate to have found her through Cambridge tutors, and I would recommend her without any hesitations or reservations. She is the real deal!"
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    (Victoria, MCAT)