Why Take a Course?

1. Accountability

    The hardest part of studying for the MCAT is having the motivation to put in the 300+ hours to succeed. That's why students that take a course are more successful, not only because courses give you structure but also because they you motivate you by making you accountable. It's difficult to maintain focus and discipline over the months required to study for the MCAT and a course can help you stay on track.

3. Prevent Burnout and Depression

    This exam has a way of wearing down on a student's confidence. When students take tests by themselves they get depressed. When students take practice exams and get a low score, they assume that they're the only one's struggling with the exam and get discouraged. By tackling exams as a group you'll realize that this exam is difficult for everyone and progress is slow. Also, you’ll find that your peers, instructor and tutor will be your best cheerleader, helping you get through periods of low motivation.

5. Practical

    Most of my students are extremely bright and dedicated. If they read enough study guides and forums they may be able to figure out what strategies work by trial and error and find out which content material is actually important. But it’s a lot more efficient to just let us to that leg work for you. We’ve read or used almost all the MCAT practice material out there and we know what works and what doesn’t. We’ve taken enough MCAT exams to know which content is really emphasized on the exam so instead of reviewing thousands of pages of science content on your own, we provide you with condensed notes to study from and simplified strategies that have been proven to work.

2. Immediate Feedback

    You can get individual support and feedback from your instructor and your peers. Some students are weaker than others in certain areas, by going through content, taking tests together and sharing your results we can help you improve. . My students and I have found getting consistent feedback extremely beneficial in continually increasing your scores.


4. Manage Test Taking

    If you talk to any student who has taken the exam, they'll tell you that dealing with anxiety while taking the MCAT is one of the major challenges of the exam. Every quarter I get new students that had previously done poorly on their MCAT exams because they had a freak out during the real thing. Students need to develop a tolerance to this type of anxiety by taking tests under real world conditions where the score matters. The best way to develop this tolerance is by taking tests with a group and then share your score with an instructor.

6. The MCAT is a High Stakes Exam

    Ideally, you would all get into medical school but every year about half of those who apply never get accepted anywhere. For the more competitive schools the acceptance rates are below 5%. Based on an AAMC study, a major deciding factors that determine if your application gets any attention, other than your GPA, is your MCAT score. Your MCAT score alone doesn't necessarily get you into Medical School but it can certainly keep you out. This is an exam you want to study for once, take once, and get a solid score. Some student spend years studying for this exam. Some student’s get kept out of medical school because of low MCAT scores. You’ve already invested years of your life and tens of thousands of dollars taking courses to prepare for a medical career, you don’t want an exam standing in your way. It’s worth the initial investment to stay competitive

Testimonials

By far the most effective and personalized MCAT prep course.
-Mark Zaki | University of Pittsburgh
Score after 9 Months Self Study- 75th percentile
Score after 2 months with The MCAT Professor- 99th Percentile (Accepted to Harvard Medical School)
This summer I took the MCAT elite course with the MCAT professor. Instead of the four month preparation time he recommends, I only had three before my test date. He accommodated my needs and made a specialized schedule for me. The study plan was rigorous, but necessary for success. I had taken the MCAT in the year previous, and had performed below my expectations, getting a 25. But after taking the MCAT elite course I was more prepared than ever. I had more confidence, and a better handle on how to apply my knowledge. My MCAT score after taking this class was a 38, which is HIGHER than I had believed myself capable of. I cannot recommend Al highly enough, if you want to work hard and reach your potential high score, this is the program for you!
-Connor Wayman | UCSD
Score after 9 Months Self Study- 57th Percentile
Score after The MCAT Professor- 99th Percentile (Accepted to USC Medical School)
If you are intimidated by the content, test taking skills, or studying commitment required for the MCAT, then the MCAT Professor's classes are for you. I saw a 7 point increase in my score after working with the MCAT Professor and I can honestly attribute this to the way the MCAT Professor prepared me for my test day. I had previously taken a Princeton Review preparation class but found that it did not adequately prepare me. The MCAT Professor's small class sizes, effective lectures, test taking techniques, and emphasis on taking practice tests made all the difference. I truly cannot recommend working with the MCAT Professor more!
-Nicole C| UCLA
Score after Princeton Review- 50th Percentile
Score after The MCAT Professor- 90th Percentile


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