Zach L.


Originally from Long Island (pronounced LON-GHI-LAND), Zach has been in a New York State of Mind since his birth. He attended Cornell University as a Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar where he majored in Biology and Society in the College of Human Ecology. After graduating with honors and distinction, Zach moved to the big apple where he is currently pursuing a combined M.D./Ph.D. at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is currently in his 6th year (22nd grade!) in the program, having completed two years of medical school and three years of his Ph.D. in neuroscience.

Zach is not new to teaching. In addition to tutoring throughout high school, Zach was a teaching assistant in the undergraduate biology course at Cornell and currently works as a teaching assistant in his medical school Brain and Behavior and Gross Anatomy courses. His core strengths include biology, neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, and test preparation for the MCAT and USMLE. Having applied to both college and medical/graduate school, he is also an expert in admissions counseling and has even served on the admissions committee for his M.D./Ph.D. program.

Outside of his studies, Zach enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and dog in central park, hockey (being the New Yorker that he is, Zach is a huge New York Rangers fan), and hiking (he recently climbed mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania).

Education & Qualifications
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD/PhD candidate
  • Cornell University, B.S. Biology and Society (honors and distinction)      
  • Admissions Coaching (MD)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • MCAT
  • SAT
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "At first I was apprehensive about an online tutoring service, but the skype and whiteboard platform worked exceptionally well. I found the company to check in regularly which was nice, and the payment process was very simply and easy. Zach was very attentive and willing to answer questions outside of our scheduled sessions, and never worried about running our session a little later if there were still some topics I was confused about. A very genuine, encouraging and hard worker."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Julia H., MCAT)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Zach was a wonderful coach and held my hand fully through the medical school application process. He was always kind yet honest in his criticism, and he pushed me to write better and present myself well in interviews. It was easy to set up online appointments with him, and scheduling was not an issue. I was truly lucky to have a coach like him. I recommend him to all students going through the admissions process."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Julia C, Medical School Admissions, Harvard Medical School)