Carly McKenna

Ann Arbor, MI
North Carolina State University
University of Michigan 

Carleen “Carly” Alexandra McKenna is the newest member of The Krupnick Approach team and joins us as a tutor and essay consultant.  Carly gained several years experience tutoring elementary through high school students in math, working with both remedial and gifted students to help them reach their goals.  She excels at breaking down each problem into its smallest elements to help students gain a deeper understanding of subjects and recognize patterns that can simplify and expedite problem solving.  She has also worked with students to improve college and scholarship application essays, where her primary focus is upon emphasizing their strengths, goals, and notable experiences to make their applications stand out to reviewers.


Carly graduated from the prestigious North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in 2015, where she did research in particle physics in conjunction with Duke University.  She graduated Summa cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in May 2019 and entered the University of Michigan’s Aerospace PhD program as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.  She is yet to graduate from her program, which can span five years or more, but her young age renders her not too far removed from the challenges of standardized testing and the college application process.