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Krista

TUTORING PROFILE

MCAT Score

99th Percentile

Undergraduate GPA

3.97

Undergraduate Studies

Psychology Major; Chemistry Minor

Special Expertise

Chemistry/Physics (100th Percentile), CARS (98th Percentile), Psychology/Sociology (100th Percentile), Research Lab and Essay Editing Experience

Medical Education

Currently applying to Medical School
EMT certified; ER experience

In-person Availability

Krista’s sessions are all conducted online

More About Krista

Hi! I’m Krista! I understand how stressful and discouraging studying for the MCAT can be. I took the MCAT in March of 2022, so while I was just in your shoes, I can confidently say that there is no better feeling than seeing your hard work pay off. I want to help you achieve the score of your dreams and feel confident throughout the process!

My MCAT journey was a year-long battle of trying to create a solid study plan, stick to it, and retain all the information. When I started, I thought I would be taking the MCAT in 3 months. I was quickly overwhelmed by all the different study materials on the internet and struggled to find a good note-taking strategy. I didn’t feel prepared at all for the test. It took 6 months for me to find MCAT Self Prep. And wow, my sanity was saved! I finally felt like I had all the resources I needed to improve my score.

I took a psychological approach to the test. I learned all the different ways people categorize and retain information and incorporated them into my own study plan. The month before the exam, I took two practice tests a week. I would book a study room in the public library, eat the same food, and wear the exact same outfit every time. I know that sounds a little insane, but I owe my score to this and all my study tricks. Now that the MCAT is behind me, I am in the application process and enjoying my gap year. I am a Cajun girl from Louisiana that loves hiking, camping, and all things outdoors. I’m a bookworm and a puzzle enthusiast. I like to think that I am easy to get along with and talk to, but I guess that’s for you to find out!

I can’t wait to start working with you! I can help you create a personalized study plan for your unique learning style and personality. Together, we will fine-tune your strengths and identify and overcome your weaknesses. The MCAT is a wild journey, but not one you have to do alone.

Stay positive!

Krista

Hear What Krista’s Students are Saying About Her

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Amy

“If you’re looking for a tutor, stop right here because Krista is one of the best you can get. She’s one of those people who are born to teach. She tutored me in physics and then became my MCAT tutor. It is not enough for her for me to learn the concept, she focuses on helping me retain it. She’s got all sorts of quirky, unique studying tricks. Because of her, I now have a “MCAT outfit” that I wear whenever I take a practice test and when I review it. This is supposed to help with memory retrieval, which is one of my weaknesses. After doing this for a month, I have seen a 10+ increase in my practice MCAT score! Krista also helped my breakthrough in CARS. We read the passage together and then she listens as I explain my reasoning for the question’s answer choices. Just having her there to listen and offer assistance when necessary has helped me not second guess as much. Krista, thank you so much for your patience and confidence in me!!!”

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Olivia

“My biggest struggle during the MCAT has been applying my knowledge to answer the questions. No matter how many times I would review material, when it came to applying to the passages, I would blank. Krista created a guide for me to use when reading every passage. It’s like she reached into my mind and knew exactly what I needed. I went up from a 498 baseline to a 510 after working with her. I highly recommend her!”

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Noah

“When I started studying the physics section, the concepts were so foreign and overwhelming. Krista was a life-saver! Krista is so patient and encouraging which allowed me to feel comfortable asking questions and admitting when I didn’t understand. She has an incredible knack for explaining the concepts with real-life examples. One of my favorite ways she taught me is how we would approach a question together. She always gave me time to figure it out myself and if I was stumped, she would give me subtle hints to help guide me. Therefore, I always felt confident that I could tackle the problem by myself, and when exam day came, I remembered all her little hints. Thank you Krista!”
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Bailey

“If there’s a single word to describe her, it’s patient. Even after tutoring for hours, not once did I see Krista look like she wasn’t having fun. She would get excited when her tutee made a breakthrough and was always compassionate, understanding, and motivational. After hearing how great of a teacher she was, I asked her for help, mostly focusing on chemistry. She completely changed her teaching methods to adapt to my learning style. I am a visual learner, so she taught me how to use highlighters to show where reactions were taking place. If there is a concept that you feel you’ll never understand, Krista will do everything she can to make sure you come out on top.”

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Brad

“Krista rocks. She is the reason that I can’t ride in a car without wanting to calculate my velocity and acceleration. I did not understand physics at all when I tried learning on my own. Once Krista started teaching me in her creative, simple way, I actually could engage in class and not feel like I was drowning. She has so many math hacks that helped speed up my problem-solving, which really helped on the MCAT. I learned to love physics because of Krista. I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor.”

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Our prices cannot be beat. While other companies charge as much as $4,099 for a 10-session package ($410 per session) with a barely-90th percentile tutor, tutoring with our 520+ 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 $399 per session! We are so confident you won’t find a better price that we stand behind our Lowest Price Guarantee.

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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!

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.

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 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.

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.

If you have a unique situation, have a lot of questions, or are looking for a confirmation that you are making the right purchase, you will likely benefit from consultation with our Head Tutor, Andrew George. He has worked one-on-one with hundreds of diverse students and will carefully consider your unique situation as he provides a careful recommendation and answers your questions.

How we Matched up the Khan Academy Passages with the eCourse Lessons

Each lesson of the eCourse contains links to 1 to 5 Khan Academy science passages for the purpose of providing you with non-AAMC material to practice your science passage reading skills on. By completing all the linked passages within every lesson, you will have finished all the freely available Khan Academy science passages.

To match up the Khan Academy Science Passages with the eCourse lessons, we carefully examined the passage and question content of each one. Then we decided which lesson of the eCourse best correlated with that content. You may notice that some passages don’t match up perfectly with the current lesson. If they don’t match up with the current lesson, they should match up with one of the previous lessons in the module. We did this carefully so that you could practice your science passage reading skills on passages that contain the content you’ve already learned.

Why we don’t recommend non-AAMC CARS practice questions

We recommend practicing CARS by reading non-AAMC CARS passages but not doing the associated practice problems. The reason we don’t recommend doing the practice problems is because the MCAT is written by the AAMC. They have a very unique style in which they write CARS practice questions that third-party companies (try as they might) are unable to replicate. When students spend time on non-AAMC CARS practice problems, they get familiar with the wrong style of questioning, leading them to overthink and incorrectly respond to the questions written by the AAMC. Thus, it is in your best interest to solely practice on AAMC CARS practice questions.

That said, we highly recommend practicing your reading skills on non-AAMC CARS passages. In our Ultimate CARS Strategy Course, we provide you with 1,000 free CARS passages and 100+ homework assignments, giving you ample material to practice on. Reading countless passages while practicing the proper reading habits and strategies will prepare you well to conquer the CARS section as it was written by the AAMC.

Which books do the lessons match up with?

The books we use in each lesson are linked below. We plan to stick with these older editions of the books since very little has changed and the older editions are much more affordable:

First Edition of the Kaplan 7-book Series
First Edition of the Princeton 7-book Series

Do the chapters match up perfectly?

The Kaplan Books, Princeton Books, and Khan Academy Videos were all produced by different authors. For this reason, there are some chapters in the Kaplan Book or Princeton Book that are not even found in the Khan Academy Videos and vice versa. For instance, the Kaplan and Princeton Books have chapters that cover certain experimental procedures that the Khan Academy Videos do not cover.

Our goal in matching up the books with the videos was to correlate the content as best as possible while also covering ALL the content from every resource. For this reason, when nothing in the Kaplan Books matched up with one of the video playlists, instead of leaving the reading assignment for Kaplan blank, we inserted material that did not fit in anywhere else (i.e. one of those chapters on an experimental procedure that was not covered by Khan Academy). So, when the assignment doesn’t appear to match up right, please know that this was intentional.

*If you follow the reading assignments outlined, you will finish the entire Kaplan 7-book series and/or Princeton 7-book series by the time you finish all 10 content modules.

Do the sections match up perfectly?

If the sections assigned in our eCourse do not match up with the sections contained in your content review book, you may have a different edition. The sections should still match up the large majority of the time, but in the rare instance that they don’t, I’d recommend simply reading sections that do match up and saving the ones that do not for a future lesson.

MCAT Launchpad Required!

Before jumping into our free eCourse, you’ll need to complete orientation by watching MCAT Launchpad. During this free 35-minute intro session with Head Tutor Andrew, you’ll learn 6 Keys to Earning a Top MCAT Score, the 5 Essential Elements of an Effective Study Plan, 12 Tips for Taking the Best MCAT Study Notes, and more! Andrew will also provide you with a detailed overview of the Free MCAT Prep Course, teaching you how to get started.

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