• Denisse Morales-Rodriguez

    Denisse Morales-Rodriguez

    Tutoring Profile

  • MCAT Score

    526 (100th Percentile)

  • Undergraduate GPA

    3.95

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Neuroscience at the University of Chicago

  • Special Expertise

    Chemistry/Physics (100th Percentile) Biology/Biochemistry (100th Percentile)

  • Medical Education

    Currently applying to medical school

  • In-person Availability

    Currently, all sessions conducted online via video call!

More About Denisse

Hello! My name is Denisse and I’m so excited to help you on your MCAT journey! I recently graduated from the University of Chicago, where I studied Neuroscience and minored in Health and Society. I'm currently taking a gap year and working as a lab tech at the Cai Lab at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai while I apply to medical school.

Studying for the MCAT was one of the most stressful times of my life. Not only was memorizing massive amounts of content and applying study strategies overwhelming, but I was also constantly worried that I wasn’t good enough. However, after learning how the MCAT works inside and out and achieving my dream score, I’d love to make the journey easier and help you accomplish your dreams of being a physician!

I’ve previously worked as a Teaching Assistant for neuroscience and biology courses and tutored organic chemistry through my university’s Core Tutor Program. In this time, I have loved connecting with students during office hours and helping them understand difficult concepts. I take an individualized approach, considering a student’s prior background knowledge and their unique academic strengths. I believe in asking questions to guide you through a question, rather than telling you an answer. By letting you reason through problems on your own, you gain a better handle on the material and how on AAMC questions are asked! I will also share my time-management tips, test day prep schedule, and how I managed testing anxiety during our sessions.

Outside of tutoring and working in the lab, I play the violin: orchestra, quartet, violin lessons, I love it all! You can also find me training for my next half-marathon, reading a Jane Austen novel, or rewatching the latest Great British Baking Show episode.

Studying for the MCAT can be a stressful experience, and I am here to support and help you in any way possible. I am ready to make this MCAT journey with you and work together to help you achieve the score you want.

I am so excited to help you turn a stressful MCAT experience into a confident, individualized study process where you can get the score you want! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Cheers,
Denisse

Hear What Denisse's Students are Saying About Her

  • “Denisse has been one of my favorite tutors I’ve ever had because of her ability to teach extremely difficult concepts in a very easy-to-understand manner. When explaining concepts, she naturally brings in different ways in which they can be applied or changed. Also, any time I’ve approached her with a question, she’s pushed me to discover the answer myself rather than simply telling me the answer for memorization. This has really helped my ability to take learned concepts and apply them to new scenarios! She also has an extremely intellectual yet approachable personality, making me not only trust her advice, but also feel comfortable enough to be honest about what I am and am not understanding. Because of these amazing qualities, I would recommend Denisse again and again to tutor people who need help understanding MCAT material more!”

    Abby

    Abby

  • “Where I have struggled with other tutors is, even if they know the material, they do not have a deep enough understanding to effectively teach it in a way that I actually learn, or they are so esoteric that I am lost and embarrassed to say anything. I had no such problem with Denisse. Not only is her depth and breadth of knowledge immense, but she was able to guide me in a way that I not only learned the scientific material but developed ways of thinking to truly understand and build a foundation for further learning. She was adept at identifying what gaps in my knowledge were creating barriers to my understanding and helping me to amend them. I never felt ashamed to ask for further explanation from Denisse, which she always provided and adjusted to best suit the way I learned. Denisse’s kindness, intellect, enthusiasm for science made instruction from her fun and engaging and I always felt she was genuinely invested in my success. I highly recommend her for anyone looking to strengthen their scientific knowledge.”

    Cassie

    Cassie

  • “I highly recommend Denisse as both a tutor and a mentor. Organized, smart, and patient, Denisse is everything I could have asked for as a science mentor. Denisse was very clear in her explanations of concepts to me. She is incredibly helpful with academics and research, and has been vital to my success with my studies. I would highly recommend her as an MCAT tutor because she is responsible, easy to work with, and a phenomenal role model.”

    Phoebe

    Phoebe

  • “Tutoring online can be difficult, but Denisse was fantastic at this. She was always attentive to my questions and needs, and provided succinct and clear answers and strategies for problem solving. She was also very compassionate and often spent extra time helping students to better understand the material, and understood when students needed extra help or a push to participate more. Her patience with her students definitely made everyone feel more comfortable and confident. Overall Denisse was an excellent tutor and I would recommend her to anyone looking for help in the biological sciences."

    Sophie

    Sophie

  • “Denisse is incredibly patient and thorough when explaining specific science concepts and makes sure to synthesize newer information with concepts that I am already familiar with, which deepened my understanding of the material across different contexts. I always feel comfortable asking questions and sharing my learning/studying progress with Denisse, as she is very welcoming, professional, and takes extra effort to meet her students' individual needs, whether it's going over entire pathways/mechanisms over video chat, answering extremely specific review questions, or simply chatting about exciting updates in neuroscience. I am confident that Denisse would be a great MCAT tutor with her excellent skills in teaching science concepts and connecting with her students!”

    Jamie

    Jamie

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Our Elite Tutors’ primary focus is on helping you know what and how to study in order to achieve MCAT success. They understand that having an effective study plan is the number one determining factor regarding whether you will reach your goal MCAT score. For this reason, they will focus on helping you develop and follow a customized study plan unique to your needs. They all scored in the 97th+ percentile using the MCAT Self Prep Program, so they know what it takes to achieve MCAT success.

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Is there any way to meet in person with my tutor?

All of our tutoring sessions are conducted online, and our students find this to be just as effective, if not more effective, than meeting in person. Students really enjoy the fact that they can visit with their tutor without having to ever leave their apartment!

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As soon as you enroll in Elite Tutoring, you will receive immediate and free access to all of the following:
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