Humayun Ahmed


Humayun Ahmed is our Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, and an instructor who has taught all of the sciences - as well as mathematics, English, formal logic, and other subjects - at both the high school and university levels for over seven years. Over the course of his career, Humayun has worked with such organizations as Prep101, Oxford 

Learning, One Class, SOS Toronto, and California State University Northridge. An education entrepreneur, he has also founded non-profit initiatives such as the University of Toronto MCAT and LSAT Preparatory Club. Outside his role as Co-Founder at 99point9, Humayun continues to 

be Business Partner at Oxford Learning, where he and Sophia are working to implement MCAT instruction at 130+ learning centres internationally.

Humayun most enjoys teaching students who struggle with integrative, seemingly-difficult subjects like organic chemistry and physics. In his "from scratch" lectures, he quickly but coherently takes students of all knowledge levels from the basic science to the most minute details of every MCAT science concept. He also aims to bring lessons he's learnt from his own 

academic journey to every student he interacts with by presenting concepts in a simplistic manner, entertaining lots of questions, and fostering a light atmosphere in his lessons.

 

Finally, as interested as he is in enabling achievement in others, Humayun has always also believed in personally maintaining high academic standards: he graduated summa cum laude in biology and neuroscience, and is presently a graduate student completing his M. Sc. with the Narod Lab, one of the world's foremost research groups in breast cancer genetics, and has done research in the past across vasculature, neuropsychology, psychological disorders, microbiology, molecular biology, pediatric radiology, pain medicine, and health policy. Outside of academia, research, and, of course, teaching, Humayun takes interest and has experience in medical shadowing/observation, curriculum development, editing, corporate development and investment analysis, entrepreneurship, management consulting, conference coordination, social media and marketing consulting, economics, politics, philosophy, public speaking, and the medical school application process - feel free to ask him anything about these areas!

Subjects taught by Humayun

General chemistry (MCAT)|Organic chemistry (MCAT)|Physics (MCAT)|Medical school admissions application editing

Achievements by Humayun

Rated 5.6/6.0 for MCAT biology and biochemistry teaching at Prep101

Rated 5.5/6.0 for MCAT psychology and sociology teaching at Prep101

Rated 5.46/6.0 for undergraduate psychology instruction at Prep101

Consistently scores between 13 and 15 (130 and 132) on all old and new MCAT sections, according to official qualifiers (official tests administered in unofficial settings, usually used for prep. company hire)

Invited to interview for UBC Medicine, but declined the offer in order to pursue a Master's

Undergraduate cGPA (overall): 3.97

Undergraduate science cGPA: 3.99

Has taken and scored As (90%+) in all medical school pre-requisite cores: general chemistry l and II, psychology, calculus, genetics, general biology, physics I, human physiology, cell biology, organic chemistry I and II, English literature, immunology, serology, microbiology, infectious diseases, history, neuropharmacology, biochemistry, social psychology, biological psychology, and statistics

Student Testimonials About Humayun

LSAT
172
Jan 2019
Working with Sophia, Sohaib and Humayun in my LSAT prep was one of the best decisions I made. This is most cle... Read More
A.B. (172)
MCAT
512
Nov 2017
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S.J.
MCAT
510
Oct 2017
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N.P.
MCAT
518
Oct 2017
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G.H.
MCAT
519
Oct 2017
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M.D.
MCAT
512
Oct 2017
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R.A.
MCAT
509
Sep 2017
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H.C.
MCAT
514
Aug 2017
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A.S.
MCAT
Apr 2017
Couldn't think of anything Humayun could do to be better. Super helpful!
M.L.
MCAT
Apr 2017
Humayun has been really great- he's been engaging and I appreciate that he's not rushing through topics just f... Read More
M.C.
MCAT
512
Apr 2017
I think Humayun was great! He was open to answering questions and answered everyone's questions adequately. He... Read More
C.G. (129 CARS)
MCAT
Apr 2017
So far, I would like to say I am very pleased with how Humayun has approached the topics of General Chemistry ... Read More
S.S.
MCAT
515
Dec 1969
I had an amazing experience with 99point9 prep over the summer and extending into the winter with their in-cla... Read More
C.G. (515, 128/128/129/130)
MCAT
524
Dec 1969
The MCAT is a confidence test more than anything and the team at 99point9 instilled in me the confidence to su... Read More
J.B.