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Meet Dr. Stuart Donnelly (aka The MCAT Doctor)

Meet Dr. Donnelly!

San Diego's Leading Private MCAT Tutor

Dr. Stuart Donnelly (a.k.a. the MCAT Doctor) has a PhD from Oxford University and over 18 years of MCAT tutoring and teaching experience at all levels. He is considered by many leading educators to be "one of the most experienced and qualified private MCAT tutors in the country".

Over the years, Dr. Donnelly has developed a unique strategy that is extremely efficient in dealing with the passage-based problem that appears on the MCAT. For the past two decades, Stuart has helped numerous aspiring medical students to improve their MCAT scores significantly and gain acceptance into medical school. We are confident that he can do the same for you.

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Dr. Donnelly can show you how to greatly improve your MCAT score. Private lessons with Dr. Donnelly are available either online via Skype or Zoom or in-person here in San Diego at our La Jolla-based office.

Over the years, Dr. Donnelly has helped literally hundreds of students to improve their test scores and gain acceptance into some of the country's top medical schools. We are confident that he can do the same for you.

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Academic Qualifications & Teaching Experience

Dr. Donnelly - Academic Qualifications

Oxford University

Dr. Donnelly earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University, under the guidance of world-renowned scientist Professor W. K. Morton, for his ground-breaking research in fluid dynamics for Rolls Royce's supersonic jet engines. He was awarded a full scholarship from the Science and Research Council to complete his post graduate studies.

Stuart also has an Honors Degree in Mathematics and Physics and is the author of several critically acclaimed test prep books from the best-selling "For Dummies" series by Wiley & Sons publishing.

Dr. Donnelly - Teaching Experience

Dr. Donnelly teaching

After receiving his Ph.D. from Oxford, Dr. Donnelly followed his love of teaching and embarked upon a full-time career in education. He lectured briefly at George Washington University, D.C. before accepting a four-year teaching position at the French International School, one of Hong Kong's most prestigious private high schools.

While in Hong Kong, Dr. Donnelly co-founded and directed Tutors of Oxford HK, the territory's premium tutoring service and test prep center. Tutors of Oxford HK's reputation for providing the very best tutors available helped the company to grow rapidly. At our peak, we employed and trained over forty highly-qualified tutors each academic year.

Upon his return to the United States in 1998, Dr. Donnelly accepted a lecturing position at Western Connecticut State University before moving to San Diego to found MCAT Doctor, California's leading private MCAT tutoring and test prep service.

Dr. Donnelly - Teaching & Academic References

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Dr. Donnelly is considered by many leading educators to be one of the most experienced and qualified private MCAT tutors in the country. But don't just take our word for it. Read the references below from a few of those who have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Donnelly in the past. So now you can rest assurred that when you hire Dr. Donnelly, you are getting the finest quality private tutoring available.

"I rate Stuart as an excellent teacher. He inspires the brilliant students, but also encourages those who may find certain topics quite difficult. His lessons are well structured...and it is obvious that he thoroughly enjoys his work In conclusion, Stuart is a talented and a dedicated teacher" - Mary G. Lawton, Head Mistress, French International School (Hong Kong).

"While at Oxford, Stuart undertook a good deal of teaching in tutorial situations; he clearly enjoyed this and was very successful at it. Stuart is strongly motivated to a teaching career and has demonstrated his capability of presenting lectures in a very clear and effective manner.” - Professor W. K. Morton, Director of Oxford University Computing Dept.

"Dr. Donnelly has shown himself sensitive to the needs of his students, responding to their questions, offering reassurances, when necessary, and challenging pupils to consider the subject matter in depth. I recommend him to you without hesitation." - E. H. Clements,Head of Mathematics, FIS.

Dr. Donnelly - Developed Unique MCAT Strategies

Dr. Donnelly teaching

With over 18 years of private tutoring and teaching experience at all levels, a PhD from Oxford University, and several highly acclaimed test prep books to his name, Dr. Donnelly is considered by many leading educators to be "one of the most experienced and qualified private MCAT tutors in the country."

As a dedicated full-time private MCAT tutor, Dr. Donnelly has developed many unique tutoring techniques that help his students to master even the most difficult of topics that appear on the MCAT. These proprietary methods (unavailable elsewhere) show students the most efficient approach to deal with the passage-based structure of each section of the exam and allow them to spend much more time answering questions rather than getting bogged down in passage details.

Dr. Donnelly's tutoring methodology focuses on quality over quantity. After the initial assessment, each lesson becomes increasingly individualized as Dr. Donnelly adapts the curriculum to your particular test-prep needs. Any weaknesses are quickly addressed to ensure that your conceptual and methodological foundations are solid. His patient step-by-step teaching style will help to build your confidence in each topic and greatly improve your test-taking skills.

Dr. Donnelly - Student Reviews

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Over the past two decades, Dr. Stuart Donnelly has helped literally hundereds of students to improve their MCAT scores significantly and gain acceptance into some of the country's leading medical schools.

Read Testimonials and Reviews from Dr. Donnelly recent students. Please note that each student's surname has been replaced by his or her initial for privacy reasons. However, each testimonial can be verified and references are available upon request.