• Emily Kaplan

    Emily Kaplan

    Tutoring Profile

  • MCAT Score

    99th percentile overall (523)

  • Medical Education

    2nd year medical student at University of Virginia

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Global Affairs, with a focus on economic development and public health

  • Special Expertise

    Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (100th percentile) Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (99th percentile) Critical Analysis and Reading Skills (98th percentile)

  • Research and Work Experience

    NIH Lab of Infectious Diseases; Health Policy Research under Former Assistant Surgeon General; Capstone Project for Global Fund to Fight TB, AIDS, and Malaria; Research with UVA Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • In-person Availability

    Online via Zoom or on campus at University of Virginia

More About Emily

Hi! I’m Emily and I’m so excited to help you on your journey to achieving your dream MCAT score and becoming a doctor! I have extensive experience tutoring students in individual and group settings, and my favorite part is always hearing their stories and coming up with a plan that best maximizes their potential while still allowing for a good work-life balance.

As an undergraduate Global Affairs major at Yale, I only took the required premedical science courses, and I ended up having to teach myself a lot of the information required to perform well on the MCAT from scratch, so I know firsthand how daunting the content and question styles can be. Like MCAT Self Prep recommends, I was able to break my studying into manageable pieces, focusing on high yield information and consolidating information in as many different ways as possible. For the past six months, I have been writing and editing practice questions for MCAT Self Prep, so I remain very familiar with the content map for studying. I would love to share what worked for me and tailor a plan and tutoring sessions to your individual strengths and weaknesses so that we can take your MCAT score to the next level! I especially enjoy helping students with biochemistry – which went from being my worst section to my highest score on test day with diligent practice and a better understanding of how to study the material – and CARS. In another life, I think I would have been a lawyer, and I can teach you my strategies for making reading comprehension a slam dunk!

A little bit more information about me: I’m currently a second-year medical student at the University of Virginia. I ran cross country and track in college, and when I’m not studying, you can find me either hitting the trails in my running shoes, hanging out with my friends, or with my nose in the latest New York Times bestseller. After college, I spent two years as a management consultant, so I know how to develop a strategic roadmap for things like studying. I also mentor premedical student athletes at UVA, and have found that to be a really rewarding experience, just like tutoring! And outside of all that, I am doing research with the cardiothoracic surgery group at UVA on how socioeconomic disparities affect surgical outcomes.

Studying for the MCAT can be stressful and overwhelming, and it is easy to feel lost and alone. But it doesn’t have to be that way – I am ready to be with you every step of the way and support you however possible.

If you are interested in working with me, simply scroll down and sign up for the tutoring package of your choice. Or, if you have some questions before signing up, feel free to reach out for a free 10-minute phone consultation using the form at the very bottom of the page.



Hear What Emily's Students are Saying About Her

  • “Emily has been a tremendous help throughout my journey to medical school. By sharing her study strategies and providing advice on how to balance MCAT studying during busy semesters, I was able to confidently move forward in my preparation and succeed on the exam. Emily is very poised, kind, and patient, qualities that make her a great tutor. I am so thankful to have her as a mentor and role model throughout my journey!”



  • "Emily was beyond helpful with preparing me for the MCAT! She assured me that everyone’s pre-health experience is unique and that people learn in different ways. Since I know I learn through practice and problem solving, she gave me resources of that nature. It was extremely helpful because I felt heard. The advice I received was tailored to me, who I am as a student, my learning style, and my timeline - she wasn’t just giving me a cookie cutter answer that checked off all the boxes. As I navigate through the (very stressful) pre health process, I know I have Emily as a support system and someone I can look up to!"



  • “I have never met someone kinder and better at explaining difficult concepts in an understandable way than Emily. She is always patient and is great at helping students identify their specific needs and developing a teaching approach based on those needs. She uses a socratic method, helping students arrive at an answer on their own rather than just telling them the answer, which is really helpful when it comes to thoroughly understanding and remembering confusing information. She comes with my highest recommendation as an MCAT tutor! ”



  • “Emily is an excellent tutor who always makes students feel calm, supported, and like they are on the right track. She makes sure that students understand not only why the correct answer is correct, but also why other answers are incorrect, so that they will be prepared for different iterations of questions on various topics. If you need someone to help you improve your MCAT score, Emily is a great choice. ”



  • “Emily is great not only at teaching difficult abstract science concepts, but also at walking through fundamental reading comprehension and critical analysis skills. She masterfully breaks down ideas into their most basic components so that they are easier to understand. She also creates a positive learning environment characterized by empathy and optimism. I would highly recommend Emily to anyone who is preparing for the MCAT! "



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Elite Tutoring Packages

  • 1 Tutoring Session
    $ 299.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students simply in need of a customized study plan.

      Students who want to pay as they go.

      Students looking to try it out before committing to a larger package.
  • 5 Tutoring Sessions
    $ 239.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students needing help with a single weak area.

      Students on a very tight financial budget.

      Students looking for a boost during their final month of MCAT studying.
  • 10 Tutoring Sessions
    $ 194.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students needing significant help with a single weak area.

      Students on a tight financial budget.

      Students looking for a significant boost during their final month of MCAT studying.
  • 20 Tutoring Sessions
    $ 164.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students needing help with several weak areas.

      Students struggling to make score improvements.

      Students wanting to follow up with a tutor regularly (i.e. weekly).
  • 40 Tutoring Sessions
    $ 149.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students needing significant help with several weak areas.

      Students really struggling to make score improvements.

      Students wanting to follow up with a tutor regularly (i.e. biweekly).

Frequently Asked Questions

What are sessions like?

Each Elite Tutoring session will include the following:

Meticulous Preparation. Before the session even starts, your tutor will look through your Study Portal as they prepare an individualized lesson plan.

Pivotal Adjustments. At the beginning of each hourlong session, your Premium Elite Tutor will examine your progress and help you adjust your study plan using the Study Plan Spreadsheet.

Individualized Training. Your Premium Elite Tutor will spend the bulk of the session focused on teaching you the strategies and content that address your exact needs.

Can a tutor help me with my study plan?

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.

Will Elite Tutoring help me during my final month of MCAT studying?

Yes! The final month of studying is actually the best time to take advantage of Elite Tutoring. You will be doing many full-length practice exams during your final month, and your Elite Tutor can review the toughest passages and questions with you. Study Plan Advising is also extremely helpful as you try to decide what and how to study during the final month. Students find that working with someone who has already conquered the exam to be very reassuring during the most stressful period of studying.

Which plan is right for me?

If you are not sure which plan is right for you, simply request a free consultation with Andrew and he will point you in the right direction. He’s worked with hundreds of students and knows what you’ll need to achieve your goal in your unique situation.

I need help with the CARS section. Can an Elite Tutor help me with that?

Yes! Our Elite Tutors are trained to help you with every section of the MCAT.

How do I start meeting with a tutor?

To start meeting with your tutor, simply add Elite Tutoring to your cart, and complete the checkout process. Afterwards, you will receive an immediate confirmation email with detailed instructions for getting started.

You can immediately start our Create-your-own Study Plan Course, which will walk you through developing a rough draft study plan using the Study Plan Spreadsheet.

After that, you can schedule a your first at your convenience so that you can discuss your study plan with one of our Elite Tutors in a one-on-one setting.

How often will I meet with a tutor? How does scheduling a session work?

The great thing about our program is that it offers you the flexibility to study at your own pace and on your own schedule. You do not need to meet with your tutor at the same time every week for a set number of weeks. You are able to choose any available tutoring slot from your tutor’s calendar, whether that slot is two months from now or two days from now. You choose the time that works for you! Students love having this flexibility.

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!

Can I defer my payment or pay in increments over time?

Yes! At the checkout page, you can select Pay Over Time. Many students who are looking to avoid paying upfront really enjoy this Pay in Four option. It allows you to get started on any premium package for only 25% paid up front. This payment plan will automatically charge the outstanding balance in 25% increments monthly (30 days, 60 days, and 90 days), and it’s completely interest free!

Can I schedule sessions before my payment plan is paid off?

Yes! You can begin scheduling tutoring sessions right away after signing up. But keep in mind that we will suspend your account and postpone all remaining tutoring sessions if your recurring payment fails at any time. If you plan to change your billing method during your payment plan period, please keep your information up-to-date in your billing account  to avoid losing access.

What materials will I receive as part of this tutoring program?

As soon as you enroll in Elite Tutoring, you will receive immediate and free access to all of the following:
  • Our MCAT Video Collection, which covers ALL the MCAT topics as listed by the AAMC.
  • All ten of our online content modules (Biology I, Physics II, etc) as well as MCAT Bootcamp with customization.
  • Create-your-own Study Plan Course, which includes our Create-your-own Study Plan Spreadsheet and Score Tracker.

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