• 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 2021

  • 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.

I’m currently in my gap year working as a patient care tech and public health researcher. 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

  • “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

  • Best Prep, Best Price

    Our prices cannot be beat. While other companies charge as much as $3,699 for a 10-session package ($370 per session) with a barely-90th percentile tutor, tutoring with our 519+ Elite Tutors starts at just $149 per session! Other companies charge as much as $14,999 for a 28-session package ($469 per session) with one of their head tutors, but meeting with our Head Tutor starts at just $299 per session! We are so confident you won't find a better price that we stand behind our Lowest Price Guarantee.

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

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.

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.

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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