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Best Credential: What students say.
"I chose Swartwood over the other people that teach it for several reasons. One, he really cares about us. John cares that we will do well. He just wants us to get most out of his teaching, the most out of the experience...It’s always really high energy in here, fun. Studying isn’t always fun but John somehow makes it fun…I think John is just different. That’s just a good word for him…he’s the smartest person, smartest human being, I think I’ve ever met in my life, and he knows how to teach. That’s important. He’s not just a textbook. He really teaches the material. So, I always walk away learning something new."
Lauren Appell- Former SWARTWOOD MCAT Student and UCLA undergrad (Alabama Medical School Student)
See VIDEO TESTIMONIALS-
Teaching: MCAT (ALL Sections), Verbal Intensive, Physics Intensive, DAT, OAT, GRE (Verbal, Math, Writing), (LSAT, GMAT- no longer actively teaching)
Education: B.A. Psychology
Val K. (Senior Instructor)
Teaching: MCAT O-chem, DAT O-chem, DAT Quant, GRE Math, GRE Verbal, Physics Subject GRE
Negeen Shah. (Senior Biology Instructor- retired, now a med student at David Geffen, UCLA)
A SWARTWOOD success, Negeen took the simplest path to a 35 and then returned to teach for us.
Matthew S. (Senior Instructor- Biology, Quant)
Matthew's care in his teaching shows. Students know that he always has their best interests in mind and will take the time to make each and every concept clear.
Teaching: MCAT Bio, DAT Bio, DAT Quant
Leah W. (Senior Instructor- G-chem, Quant, O-chem, Bio)
Sharon Noh (Senior GRE Quantitative Instructor, retired, now in a PhD program)
Jennifer B. (Senior Biology and O-chem Instructor, retired- now at Keck)
Sina T. (Biochem, G-chem)
Sina went through the SW Intensive and scored a 526! on his MCAT. Since then he has come back to SWARTWOOD to teach while applying for med school.
Miriam (G-chem, Physics, Psy, Soc)
Students find Miriam clear, easy to listen to, and thoughtful. She's teaching for us before she starts medical school in the fall.
Andy (G-chem, Bio, Biochem)
As a teacher Andy is down-to-earth and remembers "what is was like sitting in those seats." Students find his words inspiring. After having taken the MCAT 7 times before coming to us, Andy improved to a 515 and got accepted! He starts med school in the fall.
Patrick K. (Physics, O-chem, Bio, Quant) - retired, now at Vanderbilt
Nic B. (Quant)
R. D. (O-chem) - retired, now at Yale pursuing a PhD.
Jeremy (Bio, Phy) - retired
Hyder (O-chem, Biochem) - retired, about to start medical school this fall at UC Irvine.
Management and Marketing (Teaching Offices)
Mai Swartwood (Manager)
Stephanie Mizuhara (Coordinator)
Jennifer Redgraves (Assistant Coordinator- also in the corporate office)
Leah W. (Marketing Coordinator)
Jennifer H. (Marketing Coordinator)
Denys S. (Marketing Coordinator)
I. W. (Marketing Coodrinator)
Yalda Safai (Marketing Coordinator)
Ruth M. (Marketing Coordinator, Researcher)
Instructors and Developers Emeritus
Tiffany H. (now at Johns Hopkins Med School)
Sherif R. (now at UCLA Med School)
Ziyad K. (now a resident in California, graduated UCLA Med School)
Lori R. (now a Resident Physician at Cedars Sinai Hospital, went to Albany Med School)
Hannah S. (graduated UCLA Med School)
Michelle L. (now in Med School)
Christa S. (graduated UCLA Med School)
Ariel M. (graduated UCLA Med School)
Gebina S. (now in Med School)
Ruth M. (USC Med School)
Ramee Y. (now a Resident Physician at Olive-View UCLA Medical Center)
Alicia F. (now at UC Davis- PhD in Mathematics)
David C. (now in Med School)
Shaila P. (Tufts)
Natalie A. (now in Med School)
Masha (now in Medical School)
Zubana A. (Public Health)
Benjamin B. (now in Medical School)
Joseph B. (now at UCLA Dental)
Mike P. (now at KECK Medical School)
Nathaniel H. (now at Loma Linda Dental)