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Karina

TUTORING PROFILE

MCAT Score

522 (99th Percentile)

Research Experience

Current GREP student in the Health Engineering Analytics Laboratory (HEAL) at Mayo Clinic

Undergraduate Studies

Boston College 2024: Major in Neuroscience; Minor in Global Public Health and the Common Good

Special Expertise

Chemistry/Physics (99th Percentile), CARS (99th Percentile), Biology/Biochemistry (95th Percentile), Research Lab and Essay Editing Experience

Medical Education

Applying this cycle! 

In-person Availability

Currently online only

More About Karina

Hi! I’m Karina. I graduated from Boston College with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in public health, and I am currently in my gap year in research at Mayo Clinic while I apply for this next cycle of medical school! I am working towards a career as a physician scientist in internal medicine, where I can incorporate my passions for data science and social justice while working with disadvantaged populations in the United States.

I studied for the MCAT for three months before achieving my score of 522 in August 2023. I taught myself by prioritizing learning from my mistakes, drilling practice questions, and by taking it easy on myself- rest and self-care are key! Testing has always been one of my strong suits, and I feel that the MCAT is an exam that becomes manageable once you try to get to know it. That being said- I began my journey with a 504 diagnostic test feeling hopeless that it would ever improve! I hope to be able to offer valuable advice about recognizing question styles, understanding patterns, and getting a solid grasp on the highest yield materials.

Throughout my pre-med undergraduate career, I have excelled in the basic sciences and have always been the first to help out any of my classmates. I enjoy working through problems collaboratively and adjusting to how each individual learns best. I have found that making mistakes is the best way to learn, so if you are struggling just know it can only go up from here! My strengths will definitely be talking through and explaining difficult concepts as I come from a strong science background, but because my CARS section experienced such a learning curve I am also excited to share what tips got me up to the 100th percentile on test day! 

Outside of all things pre-med, I love playing tennis and cycling, reading and drawing, and making my own clothes! I think that being active and having creative outlets helps me stay motivated and clear-headed, and is a great way to stay involved with my peers. Factoring in relaxation is important in any study plan, and there are no wrong ways to give yourself a break!

I hope to be a resource in not only content mastery but also self-regulation and pacing in your MCAT journey. I myself have ADHD and struggled with time management and organization in my studying- so developing efficient schedules was a must! I truly love watching people succeed and would be excited to be even a small part of that! Please do not hesitate to reach out and we can talk about whether my tutoring style will be the right fit for your MCAT experience.

Sincerely,

Karina

Hear What Karina’s Students are Saying About Her

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Philip P.

“Karina provides a patient and comfortable atmosphere where I can ask questions about any subject material I like. She offers multiple examples frequently. She is persistent and keen on ensuring her students fully understand the material. Furthermore, during each session, she reviews prior information to test my knowledge and skills. I study best with Karina, feel confident when taking practice exams, and look forward to our weekly sessions!”

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Nora C.

“I have had Karina as a tutor before, and I can confidently say she is an amazing tutor! My favorite thing about her was that she was very patient with me. There were many times where it took her explaining problems or concepts many times before it clicked with me, and she was always very patient and understood that people learn at different paces. She worked with what I did know and very patiently guided me along how to learn it and actually understand it rather than just giving me an answer so I’d be done with the problem. She never got frustrated with me even though admittedly there were definitely times she could’ve been! She makes me feel uplifted when I get discouraged on topics that I don’t understand! She is a delight to work with, and I would definitely recommend her!!!”

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Sarah L.

“Karina has been a fantastic tutor because of the way she exercises patience and understanding with those she helps. She has often taken time to give helpful feedback after questions, or to help me work through and plan for future practice exams. She is great with organization and is extremely encouraging and uplifting. I am grateful for Karina’s tutoring and guidance because she keeps me on track and brings out the best in my work, and she will definitely be a great resource for students looking to do well on the MCAT!!”

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Ellen H.

“Karina is a great resource in any subject, because of how easily she understands and explains the most difficult concepts. She has always been more than willing to help out her students, and she always made sure I had a good grasp on every topic before moving on, and would often do examples to help me understand. She makes difficult material more manageable by fully explaining the mechanism behind the science at hand, so that you can visualize and internalize the topics much more readily than with simple memorization. I always appreciate her guidance and effort which goes above and beyond to help others succeed.”

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Michael B.

“Karina is an amazing tutor who has always been there for me when I need help. She has been extremely effective at teaching me difficult physics concepts, which I often don’t pick up on immediately. She can just solve any problem you bring to her, and is great at explaining her reasoning so that I can reproduce these methods and succeed on my exams. I definitely recommend Karina for any student taking the MCAT, because she is so understanding and truly works with you to achieve the best outcome.”

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Elite MCAT Tutoring Packages

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

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.
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 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!
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 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.

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.

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

Yes! Simply select affirm pay over time at checkout to customize your payment plan with affirm. In some cases, affirm can decline users from using their pay-over-time service. If this happens, you can shoot me a message, and we’ll get you set up with a personalized monthly payment plan that will suit your financial needs. If you have questions or need to make changes to your affirm payment plan, you can contact affirm here. For non-affirm, custom payment plans, contact us.

Will 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.

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