About Us

HeadStart MCAT Prep was made for students by students. Read below to learn more about us and our mission!

Karan Joseph

Our Story

I started HeadStart MCAT Prep to continue my passion for education and teaching. I have held a number of tutoring and advisor positions before and these are some of my most valuable experiences. I wanted to create a program that would help students prepare for the MCAT examination. I draw on my own experiences to create customized MCAT programs and effective personal MCAT tutoring sessions.

I am currently a student at the University of Michigan studying Neuroscience. I took the MCAT in the summer of 2019 and scored in the 99th percentile. 


As mentioned above, I have multiple years of tutoring and teaching experience at the University of Michigan. I have worked hundreds of hours in the both the Department of Athletics and the Department of Chemistry. In addition to this experience and my 99th percentile score, I have earned top grades at the University of Michigan in all the pre-medical courses– including organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and physics. Furthermore, I have completed and excelled in additional courses in Electronic Circuits and Optics which are known to be the most difficult topics of Physics 2 on the MCAT. During the summer, I studied nearly 700 hours for this exam, while working another 30 hours a week as a researcher and TA. I have refined my time management skills since then to not only make the most out of limited time but also to find time for my clients to pursue other interests. I believe that the MCAT should not take up your entire summer or semester. There definitely is time during studying to enjoy life and still earn a top score.

What Our Students Have to Say

"This is a great program for those who are self-studying and managing schoolwork at the same time; it's great to have someone hold you accountable every week, while remaining flexible and supportive throughout the process. The study schedule and the conversations about the best materials to use helped me out a lot!
"The program has been effective in allowing me to organize my studying for the MCAT and adapt with my pace and schedule as necessary. Karan was always easy to reach, and the weekly check-ins ensured I was staying on track. Without the program, I don't think I would have been able to maintain the structure that I was able to achieve with this program. Karan is very knowledgeable and was always able to answer my questions about any of the MCAT topics.
"Karan helped me prepare for my MCAT. He was there to answer questions, give advice, and guide my preparation. He was very helpful in making sure I was well prepared and by choosing his mentorship program you are set up well to succeed."
"I think the accountability that the program provides mixed with the ability to study at your own pace is the most helpful. It builds good study habits and keeps you in check."