Courtney C.


Courtney is originally from a small town in New Jersey, the beautiful Garden State. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for her undergraduate degree, where she graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Biology and was a member of the Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society. She worked at Penn for a year pursuing surgery research before starting medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

Courtney has been tutoring and mentoring students since college. She served as a tutor for the Vertebrate Physiology course at Penn and as a teaching assistant for the Structures Anatomy course in medical school. At Sinai, she also taught high school students cardiac and pulmonary physiology through the afterschool program MedDOCs. Courtney is passionate about mentorship at all levels and co-founded Girls Empowered in Medicine and Science (GEMS), an educational empowerment program for middle school girls led by medical and graduate student mentors. She developed and taught a curriculum centered on building leadership and teamwork skills and learning about different STEM career pathways. Courtney has a particular interest in tutoring biology and the MCAT and enjoys partnering with students to find their unique strengths and create an individualized study approach.

In her free time, Courtney enjoys hiking, exploring new areas of Central Park, playing the cello, and making new friends with the dogs she meets on the street in New York.

Education & Qualifications
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD Candidate
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA in Biology
  • MCAT
  • Biology
  • MD Admissions
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Working with Courtney exceeded my every expectation. I feel really lucky that I was matched with her. She was so upbeat the entire time, and kept me motivated with her positivity. I worked quite hard throughout my MCAT tutoring; however, I was also getting my MS and working at the time so there are many times when my follow-through between sessions fell short. Courtney checked in with me often and was really flexible. She created different programs for my studying to fit my schedule and was always willing to make a plan with me. I remember being shocked at how she could have time to both handle medical school and be so prepared to work with me each and every session. She catered each session to my needs at that specific point in my studying. I am really appreciative of everything she did to help me!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Claudia, MCAT Student, Score went from 495 to 503)