Michelle R.


Michelle is originally from New Jersey, 15 miles outside of New York City. Despite her proximity to one of the greatest cities in the world, she always felt a pull to Boston and as such attended Boston University for her undergraduate studies. Majoring in biomedical engineering, she developed a deep fascination for the human body and what makes it tick. She found herself conducting research in a synthetic biology laboratory and doing an oncology-based summer research internship at the National Institutes of Health. After graduating summa cum laude, Michelle worked at a biotechnology startup in NYC (yes, she did give NYC a try!) for two years before beginning an MD at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Michelle worked as a tutor and grading assistant during her years at Boston University. Her strengths are in biology, genetics, mathematics, physics, chemistry, mechanics, and MCAT prep. From her experiences, Michelle has learned that every student learns differently, so she tries to get to know her students well to cater the sessions to their learning styles.

Michelle grew up as a competitive synchronized ice skater and as such loves to get back on the ice whenever she has free time. She is also a self-proclaimed movie connoisseur and can talk for hours about movies, if prompted. Sometimes, you can even find her at the rock climbing wall - she thinks it’s very fun but admits to not being very good at it (yet)!

Education & Qualifications
  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, MD Candidate
  • Boston University, BS in Biomedical Engineering
  • MCAT
  • MD Admissions
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Michelle was great at helping me come up with ways to remember things and focused on understanding rather than memorizing. She also never made me feel dumb no matter the question which I really appreciate. Michelle always looked over all of my questions and was ready with answers. I really appreciate the criteria of an CC tutor. I chose this company because I knew that even a Standard tutor was a 520+ scorer, so they must know their stuff - I just had to have faith that they were great a relaying information to students. It was great having someone encourage me and keep me on track. I also really appreciated that Michelle offered to just chat with me when I was having second thoughts about wanting to take the MCAT. She always offered to answer any question even outside of the session and I really appreciated her compassion overall."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Raghad, MCAT)