MCAT EXAM PREP!
January 14 – February 11, 2021
6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Zoom Class Instructor:
Kweller’s MCAT Exam Prep
MCAT Online Zoom Instructor: Shibrah
Shibrah is a licensed physician with over 15 years of experience as a practicing anesthesiologist. She is board-certified in anesthesiology. Shibrah completed her residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Shibrah graduated from the SUNY Health Science Center Medical School in Brooklyn with a Medical Degree (MD). She graduated from New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor’s degree in biology. Shibrah attended NYU on scholarship and she was part of the Dean’s Circle which also paid for international travel with her classmates while at NYU. Shibrah completed four years of research with Rockefeller University at the Leibowitz Lab while also enrolled at NYU. For her science research, Shibrah was awarded the Rudin Internship Scholarship. She was part of various pre-med extra-curricular clubs throughout her years at NYU. Shibrah is the chairperson and creator of the SMJ Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to improving health and education on a global scale. One of the programs she spearheaded provides guidance for students interested in pursuing health science careers. Shibrah is also a certified AAAASF surveyor, which means she is a medical specialist dedicated to the peer-based accreditation. Her responsibilities include visiting medical facilities to help promote patient safety by conducting thorough, consistent surveys and evaluating each facility through observation, staff and patient interviews and assessment of each standard to determine compliance or non-compliance. Shibrah has volunteered as a doctor for the Human Rights Clinic for 15 years. She began volunteering while she was a medical school student. Shibrah completed an Ambulatory Care Clerkship with the Indian Health Services. While in medical school, Shibrah participated in a Health Care in Developing Countries Clerkship at Kikuyu Hospital in Kenya. Shibrah also served as the Assistant Coordinator of the Homeless Shelter Outreach Program and as a tutor for the College of Health-Related Professions at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, formerly known as SUNY Downstate. One of Shibrah’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) Article: “Lesson 278: Pre-Anesthetic Assessment of the Parturient with Obstructive Hydrocephalus,” Anesthesiology News. Shibrah published an abstract was on “PVN Serotonin and i.p. Metorgoline Injections Produce Opposite Effects on Meal Patterns in the Rat,” Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviors and another abstract on “Changes in Natural Meal patterns After PVN Injection of Norepinephrine and i.p. Injection of Clonidine,” Proceedings and Abstracts of the Annual Eastern Psychological Association. Shibrah served as an Honorary Ambassador for UNICEF. Shibrah is a member of many medical societies, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Medical Society of the State of NY. Queens Medical Society, the NYS Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Medical Association. Shibrah is the proud mother of 4 children born and raised in Queens. Her eldest daughter graduated from Townsend Harris in three years and is now on the pre-med track at New York University as a neuroscience major and data science minor. Kweller Prep is so excited and honored to have Shibrah as the mentor and lead instructor for our “From High School to Med School” Zoom class.
MCAT EXAM PREP!
February 7 – May 2, 2021
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Zoom Class Instructor:
Kweller’s MCAT Exam Prep
MCAT Online Zoom Instructor: Sam
Sam Sabzanov graduated from St. John’s University’s dual degree program. There, he received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in their Biological Sciences program. Sam was on the Dean’s list consistently with a 3.98/4.00 undergraduate and 3.95/4.00 graduate GPA. At St. John’s, Sam received the Scholastic Excellence Scholarship and Huey L. Carey Community Grant in support of his studies. Sam also received the 2019 Dr. Charles Lacaillade Memorial Award, which is given to a Biological Sciences major with outstanding academic credentials and immense research exposure. Sam scored in the 91st percentile (515) on his MCAT, with a 96th percentile Biology/Biochemistry score and a 98th percentile CARS score. While at St. John’s, Sam also served as Chairman of the ABA Health Committee and President of the Biology Students Organization. Sam also has nearly 3 years of biology research experience in the Ruggiu Lab, the molecular bio lab at St. John’s. Some of his coursework here included: Microbiology, Graduate Biochemistry, Graduate Molecular Biology, Graduate Cell Biology, Graduate Microbial Genetics, Master’s Research, Human Anatomy, General Chemistry I &II, Organic Chemistry I & II, and College Physics I & II. Sam received a competitive travel grant to present his original findings from the Ruggiu Lab at multiple prestigious national conferences, such as the Experimental Biology 2019 Meeting in Orlando, and the American Society of Cell Biology 2019 in Washington, D.C.. Sam recently published a research manuscript from his time in the Ruggiu Lab, and is currently working on 4 pending manuscript submissions and expects publication by 2021. His research won the Graduate Admissions Assistance Program Summer 2019 Research Grant for the amount of $2,800. Sam graduated from Bard High School Early College of Queens. Some of his coursework included: General Physiology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Organismal Biology, Calculus 2, Calculus 1, Precalculus, Trigonometry, and Algebra. While at Bard, Sam obtained an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts as well as a high school diploma. Throughout high school, Sam served as the President of the Sports Analysis Club, Vice President of the Current Affairs Club, and Secretary of the American Red Cross Club. He scored a 2090/2400 on his SAT. Impressively, Sam was able to transfer the 62 credits that he earned through the Bard Early College Program to St. John’s University, where he graduated with his Bachelor’s and Master’s at the ages of 19 and 20, respectively. He was the youngest student in his graduating class at St. Johns. Sam accumulated years of tutoring experience in tough math and science subjects. Sam has a 5.0 rating on the on several tutoring platforms, including Wyzant, where he has tutored students for the MCAT, college-level and graduate school-level Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, General Chemistry, and Physics. Sam also tutors AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, and Living Environment privately and in small groups. He received A’s in all semesters of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics that he took at the undergraduate and graduate levels at St. John’s. Sam received A’s in all semesters of General Chemistry and College Physics, which prepared him to tutor AP Chemistry and AP Physics well. He was also named as one of the best tutors of 2020 by one of the platforms he tutors on. At only 20 years of age, Sam became an Adjunct Professor in Biological Sciences at St. John’s University, where he has taught cohorts of 200 students Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Introductory Biology. He is excited to tutor students at Kweller Prep and break down tough math and science concepts. Sam also speaks Russian and plays the guitar, trumpet, and piano. For fun, Sam enjoys hanging out in Forest Hills with his friends, many of whom work at Kweller Prep.
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