• Kathryn CoRona

    Kathryn CoRona

    Tutoring Profile

  • MCAT Score

    98th Percentile

  • Undergraduate GPA

    3.96

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Public Health

  • Special Expertise

    Biology/Biochemistry (99th Percentile) Psychology/Sociology (98th Percentile) CARS (99th percentile)

  • Medical Education

    Matriculating at the University of Utah Fall of 2022

  • In-person Availability

    Virtual only at this time

More About Kathryn

Hi! I’m Kathryn.

As a nontraditional student, I was the only person in my town applying to medical school. I also had a baby a few months before my MCAT date, so I did most of my studying with a newborn on my chest. Without support from classmates or friends, preparing for the MCAT felt lonely and confusing, but with MCAT Self Prep, I finally found a roadmap. Having one source walk me through a diagnostic test, goal setting, and content scheduling was invaluable.

With my roadmap in hand, the massive amount of content on the MCAT seemed less overwhelming. The eCourse kept me on track and made sure I didn’t skip anything. I could dedicate more time to the sections that were confusing for me and listened to the videos during my commute. Being forced (okay, encouraged) to take mini practice exams from the very beginning of my preparation was a key step. Knowing the content is only half of the MCAT battle! Being able to digest passages and reason through questions is just as important as knowing the right answers.

After being accepted to multiple medical schools, a family situation surfaced that required me to defer for a year. I decided to commit to the University of Utah, and deferred that acceptance until the Fall of 2022. Talk to me if you have worries about similarly complicated timelines! Outside of work and parenting, I dance classical ballet and mourn the loss of my preteen flexibility. Due to a childhood spent in a dance studio, I can’t catch or throw to save my life, but you can find me glued to ESPN most nights. I was thrilled for my Tampa Bay Bucs and heartbroken for my Duke Blue Devils this year.

When we work together, I will help you prepare a study plan that sets you up for success, work through the parts that trip you up, and support you through the inevitable anxiety and burnout. I can’t wait to help you reach your highest potential on this monster test. The MCAT is designed to test your nerves and knowledge, so let’s show those admissions committees just how confident and capable you are!

Very best,
Kathryn CoRona

Hear What Kathryn's Students are Saying About Her

  • What I liked most about Kathryn was that I felt she understood how I was feeling about the MCAT, resorting to tutoring, and how to best tutor someone with my personality. I was very hesitant about receiving tutoring for the MCAT, but I’m so glad I chose Kathryn. She has such a calm and patient demeanor, and given how stressed I was from studying, it certainly helped relieve some of my stress. She put in the extra time to help me with ALL of my practice questions (and I had many). I saw my score improve from a 507 to a 515 in a few weeks. Keep in mind, this was only having worked with Kathryn for a mere month. She provided me the skills and encouragement I needed to continue studying and to improve my score, and of course, we had a good few laughs in between :). Moreover, she helped me with my primary and secondary medical school applications—her writing skills are impeccable and I probably improved my writing skills more during my time being tutored by her, than I did in during my college English courses. I hope you’ll consider her as your tutor!!!”

    Deana

    Deana

  • The most important thing that Kathryn helped me with was my confidence. I had talked to other prep companies and tutors and they told me that my goals were not realistic. Kathryn was able to give me hope that I could improve after a difficult MCAT score. She was able to break down my study schedule and cater it to my unique needs. She also helped my focus on key areas with the limited time I had. Kathryn gave me a good balance of challenging me, but also making sure I was doing everything on my own will.

    Erika

    Erika

  • Kathryn is the MCAT holy grail. Not only is she an incredible tutor, but she is extremely kind and caring. She has an amazing way of assuring and assisting you during a time that is already so stressful. I always leave each session feeling relieved about my game plan for the week because of her help. She is always prepared and on time, and is able to focus in on what my weaknesses are in order to customize each session. She runs our Zoom sessions in a way that I know the quality is not affected by it being online. Kathryn has been a huge support through this entire process, and is the reason for my success. If you are questioning on whether or not to get a tutor, don't hesitate to speak with Kathryn. If you want someone who is kind, and helps you to identify successful tools to increase your score, she is the one!

    Rebecca

    Rebecca

  • Kathryn provided me with a really unique way of both reading and approaching questions. I really appreciated how quick she was to respond to questions or just give a pep talk between tutoring sessions. CARS was a major area of weakness for me, as well as picking between the last two answers, and Kathryn was able to break it down for me, and provide me with a game plan on how to attack both of these issues. She really showed me how to approach tricky questions and decide between two. I really liked how we would start each session with specific questions I had, and then we would work through some passages together, something I found really valuable. I also found as I was going through full length's I could often hear her asking those guiding questions which ended up really helping me!

    Steff

    Steff

  • Kathryn was always so prepared for our sessions! Even if I didn't know what I needed to work on or help with at the moment, she always had something in her pocket that I hadn't thought of. I never felt like my time was wasted. I always felt like I had a plan to move forward after each session. I knew it would be hard, but I knew what I needed to do. With preparing for the MCAT, I never questioned what I needed to do. Kathryn has been personable and considerate in all of our sessions. She explains things clearly and succinctly. Her knowledge of the MCAT is strong and I always felt confident in the explanations she gave me. I would recommend working with Kathryn to anyone looking to up their MCAT score. I can't describe how invaluable working with her has been.

    Caroline

    Caroline

  • Kathryn has been a blessing! She has totally changed my approach. I have only been working with her for a small amount of time and I already see improvements!! She is very encouraging and I can tell she puts a lot of effort in. I feel ten times more confident about the MCAT and would recommend her to anyone!

    Macy

    Macy

  • “Kathryn was a godsend when I was preparing to retake the MCAT. It was my third try and I felt so discouraged by my previous scores. It was my Achilles heel in my dream of becoming a doctor. Having a friend to study with changed the game. She helped me practice effectively instead of just drilling the same knowledge over again for a third time. My biggest improvement was on the CARS section. I actually found myself looking forward to CARS practice once I learned how to be curious about the passages and analyze all of the answer choices. On that third try, I improved my score from a 498 to a 510!

    Cassie

    Cassie

  • Chemistry has always been really hard for me to understand, especially with online learning. Kathryn matched my need for visual explanations and made sure that I didn’t just get the right answer, but that I really understood why that answer was right, and why the other answers were wrong. I actually feel confident about reactions and experiments now!”

    Claire

    Claire

  • “After working with Kathryn, the concepts that were my biggest struggles are now the ones that I know inside and out. She was really patient with me and I felt like I could ask any question, any number of times. We have a lot of fun while studying too, so I don’t dread it.”

    Joe

    Joe

  • “I can personally vouch for Kathryn’s patience, tenacity and intelligence. She encourages me to be diligent and do my best work. I actually understand the reasoning behind the test questions now, and I’m not constantly second-guessing myself. 5 out of 5 Stars."

    Rebekah

    Rebekah

  • “Her advice to pretend like it was a friend asking me the questions instead of a test really helped my anxiety, and I felt like I could hear her voice in my head in the testing center. It was less stressful to explain “to her” why I was picking my answers and I didn’t feel like I was second guessing myself. ”

    Paula

    Paula

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  • 1 Tutoring Session
    $ 499.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students simply in need of a customized study plan.

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    $ 399.99 /session
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    $ 274.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

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      Students struggling to make score improvements.

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    $ 249.99 /session
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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!

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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