Meet Dr. Stuart Donnelly

San Diego's Highest Rated MCAT Tutor

About Stuart

Founder, MCATDoctor San Diego

Dr. Stuart Donnelly's academic credentials and teaching experience are second to none. Stuart has a Ph.D. from Oxford University and almost twenty years of MCAT® tutoring and test prep experience. He is the author of several critically-acclaimed test prep books and is considered by many leading educators "One of the most qualified and experienced MCAT tutors in the country."

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  1. Qualifications & Credentials
  2. 20 Years Teaching Experience
  3. Unique Strategies for the MCAT®
  4. Reviews & Testimonials
  5. Academic References
  6. Contact Dr. Donnelly

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Dr. Donnelly can show you how to improve your MCAT® score significantly. Private lessons with Dr. Donnelly are available online via Zoom or in person here in San Diego at our Sorrento Valley-based office

Over the past two decades, Stuart has helped hundreds of pre-students improve their MCAT® scores and gain acceptance into some of the country's leading medical schools. We are confident that he can do the same for you. But don't just take our word for it - why not check out the latest reviews from some of Dr. Donnelly's recent MCAT® students?

What Our Students say

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MCAT Tutoring

5 star review

"Dr. Donnelly is simply the best in his field. I came to him just three weeks before my exam in desperate need of a strategy to improve my CARS score. In just three lessons, I jumped 30 percentiles in my practice exams on that section and ultimately scored in the 95th percentile on the MCAT. Dr. Donnelly is professional, kind, patient, and so willing to do everything he can to support his students in succeeding on the MCAT. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of strategizing their test preparation!"

Jenny. F., Miami, FL - (online student).

Best Private MCAT Tutor in San Diego

5 star review

"Dr. Donnelly is a great tutor and genuinely cares about you doing well in your MCAT. Thanks to Stuart, I was able to understand the concepts of general chemistry much faster than I would have on my own. He made learning easy and stress-free. His strategy for dealing with the CARS section was also REALLY effective! I shot up by 7 points in that section alone and ended up with a 516 overall"

Peter H. Del Mar Heights, San Diego CA.

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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 Science and Research Council scholarship to complete his post-graduate studies.

Stuart also has an Honors Degree in Mathematics and Physics. He 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 best tutors helped the company proliferate. 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.

Dr. Donnelly - Teaching & Academic References

Dr. Donnelly reviews

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 assured 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 20 years of private tutoring and teaching experience at all levels, a Ph.D. 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 prioritizes quality in his tutoring approach. Following the initial assessment, he tailors each lesson to your unique test-prep requirements. He promptly addresses any weaknesses to ensure you have a solid foundation in concepts and methods. Dr. Donnelly's patient, step-by-step teaching style promotes confidence and enhances your test-taking abilities.

Dr. Donnelly - Student Reviews

Dr. Donnelly reviews

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

You can check out reviews and testimonials from Dr. Donnelly's recent students. It is important to note that for privacy reasons, the surnames of each student have been substituted with their initials. Nevertheless, every testimonial can be verified, and references are available upon request.