I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Physiological Science but I decided to go to Japan to teach English instead after college. After three years, I came back to the States and that’s when I started thinking about what I want to do for the rest of my life. Precisely, I asked myself, “What is something that I love doing and won’t grow bored doing for the rest of my life?” And the answer was physical therapy. From then on, I have been preparing myself for physical therapy school.
Having been away from the “action” for three years, I was really intimidated by the GRE. So I frantically searched the internet for and read through countless forums about the best test prep. At one point, everything looked about the same and comments on the internet were equivocal (GRE vocab, haha). And then I found Magoosh; it was like stumbling upon a pot of gold. The highly comprehensive and step-by-step lesson videos were definitely what distinguished Magoosh from all the other test prep agencies. At first, I was also skeptical. But after reading a few testimonials and watching a few sample videos, I decided to give Magoosh a try. That was probably one of the best decisions I made in life.
I think studying with Magoosh has not only helped me in achieving a better score on the GRE but also made an influential change in my life (and I am not exaggerating). I can’t believe that I’m saying this but I’m beginning to enjoy reading! I’ve always been a “math person” and reading has been my worst nemesis. I used to pick up a book if I couldn’t fall asleep and I can count all the books I’ve read (for pleasure) on one hand! Now, because of Magoosh, I have a larger vocabulary and reading wasn’t laborious anymore. My favorite moment with Magoosh was when I realized I was excited for and looking forward to the latest issue of National Geographic in my mail.
When I saw my score, I felt elated! Like I said, I’ve always been a “math person,” so seeing that I actually did better on the verbal section than the math section, I was just speechless.
Currently, I am working part-time as a physical therapy aide and I will begin volunteering at various places to gain more experience and bolster my application. I am hopeful that I will be able to get into a school of my choice.
My biggest goal for the future is to open my own practice someday. I think physical therapy is a very rewarding career and I wish to help people get back to where they were physically and to restore/increase their quality of life.