March 18, 2017

Tutoring Profile: Andrew George

Position: MCAT Self Prep Founder, CEO, Lead Content Director, and Head Tutor.

MCAT Score: 99th Percentile Overall (Scored Above the 95th Percentile in Every Section)

Pre-med GPA: 4.00

Undergraduate Studies: Exercise Science Major with a Minor in Business

Special Expertise: CARS Practice Exam Writer for Testing Solutions; Critical Reading Review Specialist for DAT Bootcamp; Lead Content Director for MCAT Self Prep’s Practice Materials; Scored 100th Percentile on the Biology/Biochemistry Section

Student Success: Andrew has led several of his students to 100th percentile MCAT scores! The majority of students that take at least 5 sessions with Andrew score above the 95th percentile.

Medical Education: Accepted to Multiple Top-25 Medical Schools; Starting as an MS1 at UT Southwestern on Academic Scholarship

Bonus Offer: Students who tutor with Andrew receive exclusive access to every Testing Solutions CARS practice exam (over 600 practice questions)!


More About Andrew

Hi! My name is Andrew, and I am super happy and excited to help you get ready for the MCAT! As the Founder and CEO of MCAT Self Prep, I have a deep knowledge concerning what it takes to succeed on this extremely challenging exam. I personally analyzed the experiences of students that scored in the top 5th percentile on the MCAT, and used the results of my research to design and launch the MCAT Self Prep eCourse. This experience, combined with my personal experience in studying for the MCAT allow me to provide my students with the exact guidance they need to get a top MCAT score. This expertise has allowed me to tutor several of my students to 100th percentile MCAT scores. I plan on helping you achieve the same.

I have many years of teaching experience and am currently the Head Tutor of MCAT Self Prep. In the past, I have also given instructional speeches to groups of 100+, taught English as a volunteer in Japan for two years, and also trained teachers in a volunteer organization. Due to my extensive experience, I know what it takes to teach in a way that leads to true understanding. This involves teaching to the needs of each individual student. Before every lesson, I will spend at least a half-an-hour looking over your questions, understanding your needs and concerns, and crafting a 100-percent personalized lesson plan. I come to lessons fully prepared and ready to answer my students’ questions, helping them overcome the weaknesses that are keeping them from achieving a top MCAT score.

I love helping my students know what to study and when to study it. Throughout the entire study process, I will carefully track your practice exam scores to know how to adjust and revamp your study plan. I can guide you to the best resources and help you know how to prioritize your study time. When test day comes, my students feel confident in their ability to reach their goal MCAT score. You will too.

If you have already taken the MCAT and are looking to take it again, I can most definitely help you with this process. Most of my current students are also in this situation and are making significant improvements (see testimonials below). The average student who retakes the MCAT will improve their score from a 495 to just a 497 (see AAMC data). Despite this trend, I have never had a student retaking the MCAT score less than a 508, and every single student has improved their percentile rank by 10+ points!

During the medical school application cycle, I was accepted to multiple top-25 medical schools, so I can help you with this process as well.

When I am not tutoring, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love to exercise, and especially like to go on hikes and spend time outdoors. I enjoy playing the ukulele, and am actually also employed as an online ukulele teacher. I have a one-year-old son, who definitely keeps me and my wife busy, and we have a lot of fun playing with him and laughing at all the silly things he does.

I love making new friends, and I like to think of myself as a friend to each one of the students that I teach. I am always willing to go the extra mile in helping each of my students get a top score on the MCAT. I personally understand that the MCAT can be a stressful thing, and am always looking for ways to make it a less stressful for my students. I am currently tutoring over 20 different students from all across the United States and even Canada, but could certainly make time to start working with you! I hope that you will decide to start tutoring with me, and if you have any questions before signing up for your tutoring package, feel free to contact me using the form below to set up a time for a free 10-minute phone consultation. I am looking forward to getting to know you soon!

Warm regards,

Andrew George

 


Student Testimonials

Vineet started studying with Andrew in the hopes of improving upon his previous MCAT score of a 502. He has been blow away by the rapid progress he has been able to make with Andrew, skyrocketing his score up to a 518 in just over a month-and-a-half! Now, with a month still remaining to get ready for the MCAT, Vineet is right on track to achieve his goal of a 520+ MCAT score! Here is what Vineet has to say about tutoring with Andrew: “Before meeting Andrew, I had taken the MCAT and scored a 502, nowhere near what I hoped to achieve. This summer I decided to study for the MCAT again, and luckily I landed on the MCAT Self Prep website.  I knew I needed help and Andrew has been there every step of the way and is a tremendous aid to my studies.  Andrew is clear and finds a way to explain questions and concepts in a simple, but effective manner.  Every session with Andrew is super productive, and I feel that I learn so much.  Already, I am seeing major improvements, scoring a 518 on my most recent AAMC practice exam. Without a doubt, I can say that Andrew has played a major part in my recent success, and I would recommend Andrew as a tutor to anyone who needs help improving their MCAT score!”

 

 

Rebecca decided to give studying with Andrew a try after her first attempt at the MCAT didn’t go as well as she had hoped. After just two months of studying with Andrew, she was able to improve her score from a 507 to a 515 (93rd percentile)! She even scored in the 99th percentile on the Biology/Biochemistry section! Here is what she has to say regarding her experience: “Studying with Andrew for two months, my score improved by 8 points. He is really friendly and the structure of the tutoring is very efficient. What I like the most about his tutoring is that he knows what is relevant to the actual MCAT and what is not. He also shares his study techniques for each section, which work well! I strongly recommend to study with him if you want to study efficiently within a limited time!”

 

 

Zachary did 10 tutoring sessions with Andrew over a period of 8 months and was able to get his AAMC practice exam scores up to a 519 just before test day. On test day, Zach actually ended up scoring a 524 (100th percentile)! Here’s what he has to say about his experience tutoring with Andrew: “Andrew provided an affordable option for the the exact MCAT tutoring I needed. He guided me in finding the best study resources, staying accountable, and answering my questions as they came up. He is very personable, and I would recommend him to any of my friends who want to save a lot of money.” Click here to watch Zachary open his MCAT score results!

 

 

Phatima was looking for a tutor that would be able to help her with all the aspects of studying for the MCAT, especially the CARS section. Hear what she has to say about the improvements she has made with just a few tutoring sessions: “I have the pleasure of having Andrew as my tutor. Before using MCAT Self Prep, I was getting three or four questions wrong in each CARS passage that I read. After tutoring with Andrew I have seen a tremendous increase in my CARS portion and am now only getting one question wrong in each CARS passage. He gave me helpful tips on how to approach the CARS passage which differ from other tips that I had researched from other companies. He took the time and taught me how to read and summarize each passage. I am happy that I decided to use MCAT Self Prep to prepare me for the MCAT. Andrew is an amazing tutor. He answers my emails quickly and has sent me additional information when I was confused on a topic. Andrew is awesome and I am glad that he is my tutor.”

 

 

David did just a Single Tutoring Session with Andrew before he started studying for the MCAT in order to make a personalized and effective study plan. He followed the study plan diligently and ended up scoring a 524 (100th percentile) on test day! He feels that his initial session with Andrew had a huge impact on his success: “When I first started thinking about taking the MCAT and applying to medical school, Andrew was the first person I talked to for advice. He was patient, friendly, and very willing to help. What I liked most was that Andrew gave me down-to-earth, practical advice. He told me very honestly about his process studying for the MCAT as well as which classes and practice materials he found the most helpful. Hearing Andrew’s experience helped me believe that I could also do well on the MCAT through my own study without having to pay thousands of dollars for a prep course. Andrew helped me set up a basic study plan, and I stuck to it in the following months. It took discipline, but when I finally got my scores back I was excited to see I had scored in the 100th percentile. So, I can now say with confidence that preparing on your own for the MCAT is not only possible, but preferable to spending so much money on other test prep companies. I can also say that I know Andrew’s desire to help is genuine. I could tell he wanted me to succeed and he cared about me as a person, not just a customer. In short, I’m a big supporter of MCAT Self Prep!” Click here to watch David reveal his MCAT score results!

 

 

Madison tutored with Andrew over a period of 8 months, getting help with her study plan and answering some of the more difficult practice problems. She surpassed her goal of a 520, scoring a 524 (100th percentile) on test day! Here is what Madison has to say about tutoring with Andrew: “Working with Andrew has been one of the most important parts of my MCAT preparation. He has done an amazing job of guiding me to resources, helping me plan and organize my studies, and focus on the most important aspects. Andrew has been so positive and enthusiastic, and I would definitely recommend him as a tutor.” Click here to watch Madison reveal her MCAT score results!

 

 

Garrett found tutoring sessions with Andrew to be a crucial aspect of his MCAT preparation. He was able to improve his scores to the point that he scored a 519 (97th percentile) on test day, surpassing his goal of a 515! Here is what he has to say about his experience tutoring with Andrew: “Andrew is an incredible tutor! I am extremely pleased with my MCAT prep experience due to the help he offered me. Personally, I found the most stressful thing about preparing for the MCAT was simply not knowing where to begin. I wasn’t sure the best way to make a plan or how I could most effectively track my progress. Andrew removed all of those worries for me. He set me on a path that required diligence and effort but left me feeling comfortable on test day. He is extremely personable and really cares about addressing your individual worries and concerns. I found that really helpful as it removed any doubts I had about the test and replaced them with confidence. I highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking to boost their scores on the MCAT!” Click here to watch Garrett open his MCAT score results!

 

 

Jordan tutored with Andrew for just two months before taking the MCAT. He was specifically looking for help on the CARS section of the MCAT, and was able to improve his CARS score from a 124 to a 128. Hear what he has to say regarding the rest of his results: “Deciding to sign up for one-on-one tutoring with Andrew was the most valuable investment in my preparation for the MCAT. Not only was the tutoring very affordable, but Andrew spent a considerable amount of time getting to know how I think. He helped me develop strategies unique to my method of test taking, and my scores on practice passages skyrocketed. My score jumped from 498 on my diagnostic test all the way to 516 on the final practice test right before test day. Thanks to Andrew, I had a personalized game plan and the right help along the way that helped me achieve my MCAT goal!”

 

 

Julia recently started tutoring with Andrew and has already seen some quick improvements! Here is what she has to say: “I unequivocally recommend Andrew as a tutor for the MCAT. His approach to the MCAT is exactly what you need to see consistent gains in your score. He focuses heavily on leveraging the AAMC materials to help you develop your approach to taking the MCAT as well as understanding how to integrate the content for the AAMC-style questions. This approach, coupled with his guidance on planning both my study schedule and my strategy for each of the sections, has been a tremendous help as I prepare for the exam. On top of that, Andrew prepares clear tutoring sessions that really help solidify content with which I struggle the most.  Andrew’s focus is not on helping you score better on a testing company’s version of the MCAT, but on the actual AAMC exam. As a result of his help and guidance, I’ve seen steady improvement in my ability to gain points on the AAMC style questions (particularly in the 3 science sections where I need the most help in improving). All of these benefits coupled with Andrew’s supportive demeanor and responsiveness make him wonderful to work with!”

 

 

Dylan took the MCAT a year ago, but was unsatisfied with his original score (a little over a 500). After just the first month of tutoring with Andrew, his score jumped up about 10 points! And just before his test date, he was scoring a little over a 515 on AAMC practice exams. He really enjoyed the tutoring sessions and found them to be much more effective than the sessions he had with tutors from other companies in the past. Here’s what he has to say about his experience: “Andrew is always very prepared for our tutoring sessions. Before every session, he spends time carefully reviewing your questions, allowing him to explain things very well during each session.  Unlike past prep companies and tutors I have had, Andrew really understands what it takes to do well on this test.  He will not feed you bogus strategies, and he really understands how to make the best use of your time while studying.  What sets Andrew apart from other tutors is his knowledge and his preparation.  The preparation he puts into each tutoring session makes a world of difference.  Andrew is always familiar and very knowledgeable on every topic we are discussing.  If you are looking for a tutor who really understands the material and can answer all of your questions, I would highly recommend Andrew.”

 

 

Mwape has been studying with Andrew for a little over a month now, and has really enjoyed tutoring with Andrew so far. She has especially been impressed with the online format and structure: “This has been my first time using an online tutoring service and I am pleased with the experience. I was a bit nervous for my first session, but my tutor, Andrew, is very friendly and easy to talk to. Online tools such as the MCAT Self Prep Study Portal, video calls and the whiteboard make it seem like we are meeting in person. Instead of just jumping into my questions on the Study Portal, at the beginning of each tutor session Andrew asks me how my studying is going, making sure my preparation for the MCAT is line with my needs. Prior to my scheduled tutor session, my questions on the Study Portal have been answered often with links to supplemental information. This shows me that Andrew takes his time and may even go out of his way to help me understand concepts in the best way possible. I always leave a tutoring session knowing more and feeling confident!” 

 

 

Rufus found out about the MCAT Self Prep eCourse with a month left to study before his MCAT test date. Within just a couple weeks, his practice exam scores jumped up 10 points, and on test day he ended up scoring a 513 overall. He feels that tutoring with Andrew was essential to having a great test day experience: “Andrew is a patient, compassionate, and empathetic tutor. Aside from the fact that he knows a ton about the subject matter (as shown by his high MCAT score), to me, much of his value as a tutor was the confidence he instilled in me as a student. During tutoring sessions, he walked me through passages in a very clear manner, dumbing down convoluted passages into easily-digestible, bite-sized pieces. On test day my mind wavered due to nervousness, but the principles he taught me grounded me, and I felt successful at the end of the test. For these reasons, I would highly recommend Andrew as a tutor.” Click here to watch Rufus open his MCAT score results!

 

 

Mariya took the MCAT once already. But because she got a score much lower than her goal, she decided to give tutoring with Andrew a try. After just five sessions, she is already finding it to be an extremely valuable experience. Here is what she has to say about it: “Working with Andrew has been very helpful in my preparation for the MCAT. He has helped me incorporate the materials I already use into the best personalized study plan. Besides thoroughly responding to my questions, he constantly provides examples that help test my knowledge of a particular subject. The explanations he posts in response to my questions online are also always concise and to the point, which make the material easier to understand. Additionally, during our sessions, Andrew is very optimistic and empathetic, checking up to see if I am on track towards my goal and helping me plan my next steps. Overall, I am positive that these tutoring sessions and the strategies Andrew is teaching me will lead to an increase in my MCAT score!”

 

 

After tutoring with several other tutors, Kashif was about to give up on finding a tutor that could help him improve his CARS score. He had already taken the MCAT twice before and couldn’t seem to score above a 124. Now, after having just finished tutoring with Andrew, Kashif is feeling ready to conquer the MCAT. Here’s what he has to say regarding his experience: “I’ve had a total of 5 sessions with Andrew and I can say that he has been a very helpful tutor. He comes prepared to teach certain concepts and adjusts them to meet the needs of the student. Moreover, his positive attitude is contagious and really helped to shape my confidence about the test. He is much different than the other tutors I’ve had in the past because Andrew focuses on exactly what is necessary improve your score. Even though the sessions are through a video chat, it does not take away anything from what he teaches. If anything, it is much more convenient since we can have our lessons wherever I want! His experience in writing and editing other test prep company passages is especially helpful, as he knows the ins and outs of the test. Overall, I’m grateful for how Andrew has taught me crucial concepts and shaped my attitude for the test. I feel much more confident now than ever before.”

 

 

Jared came to Andrew to get help making a personalized study plan after his first attempt at taking the MCAT didn’t go as well as he’d hoped. Because Jared had already spent a hefty sum of money on a prep course while studying for the MCAT the first time around, he was looking for low-cost alternative that would promise him a higher score. He found MCAT Self Prep, and was quickly interested in the Single Tutoring Session because he is a very independent individual. He just needed someone to lay out a detailed, personalized study plan to give him the structure and direction he was lacking with the previous prep company. Here is what he has to say about his tutoring session with Andrew: “Andrew was great.  During our session, he gave me a study plan specific to me, that I really feel will get me the score I need. He is very easily accessible and does everything in his power to make sure the student is comfortable and confident. I highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking for a structured plan they can follow on their own.”

 

 

Anna also did a Single Tutoring Session with Andrew in order to get help making her study plan. Here are her thoughts on the value of this experience: “I had a wonderful experience working with Andrew.  During our session, Andrew provided me with a personalized month-to-month study plan to maximize my study time. He is very knowledgeable and prepared himself well before the session to address my questions. He also provided thorough explanations to all of my questions. Overall, I highly recommend Andrew as a tutor!”

 

 

Randy tutored with Andrew during his final month of MCAT preparation. Despite only taking 5 sessions with Andrew, he was able to get his score up to a 511 overall. He was especially been impressed with Andrew’s ability to help him with the CARS section of the MCAT: “Being from Canada, and wanting to attend a Canadian medical school, meant earning a very strong CARS score. I tried many different CARS strategies and have done many passages, but nothing really worked. I needed to try something different. I learned about MCAT Self Prep and immediately wanted to give them a try. The reason they stuck out to me was: (1) they are extremely cost friendly (especially versus the other guys), (2) the attractiveness of the one-on-one format, and (3) the flexibility of the online-video-chat format. So far it’s been great. My tutor, Andrew, is extremely helpful and very well prepared. Going into my first session I didn’t know what to expect, but I was extremely, pleasantly surprised. He understood where I went wrong (based on questions I provided to him from certain passages) and offered advice that is helping me avoid making those same mistakes again. I strongly recommend MCAT Self Prep!”

 


Frequently Asked Questions

 

How is the MCAT Self Prep Tutoring Program different from other MCAT tutoring services?

MCAT Self Prep offers the best prep for the best price:

Best Prep: MCAT Self Prep only hires tutors that scored in the 95th percentile or higher on the new MCAT with most of our tutors having scores in the 100th percentile. While many prep companies are willing to hire anyone who did somewhat decent on the exam, MCAT Self Prep holds to its high standard of excellence. And unlike other tutoring companies, you can view each of our elite tutors’ bios in which you can view testimonials from their past and current students. Because we are so confident that you will have the best experience, we stand behind our Money-Back Guarantee.

Best Price: Our prices cannot be beat. We are so confident that you won’t find a lower price that we have a Lowest-Price Guarantee. If you can find a tutoring package with a lower price, we will match it! While most MCAT prep packages out there cost thousands upon thousands of dollars, we are committed to giving you the best possible price with tutoring sessions starting at just $49.99 each!

What is a typical tutoring session like?

Unlike other tutoring services, the MCAT Self Prep tutoring service is focused on providing you with 100-percent individualized tutoring focused on helping you overcome your weaknesses to achieve a top MCAT score. Our tutors never reuse lesson plans, and will focus all of their attention on your unique needs. In order to accomplish this, your tutor will provide you with the following for each tutoring session:

  • 30-minutes offline expertise. During this time, your tutor will look over the questions in your study portal (a Google Doc shared between you and your tutor) and input explanations, photos, articles, and even videos. This way, you won’t need to take notes during the session, and will have countless references to study from after the session.
  • 30-minutes online expertise. During this time, you and your tutor will meet via video call in order to discuss and adjust your study plan, help you understand the questions you input into the study portal, and teach you the key strategies you need to boost your MCAT score.

This video will also provide you with a visual overview of what to expect:

I need help with the CARS section. Can your tutor help me with that?

All of our tutors are qualified to tutor for every section of the MCAT, including the CARS section. In fact, MCAT Self Prep’s elite tutoring team is under contract to professionally write CARS practice problems for Testing Solutions, and all of our tutors scored above the 95th percentile on the CARS section. For this reason, our elite tutors understand the CARS section inside and out, and can help you develop the skills and confidence you need to tackle this challenging section.

How often will I meet with my tutor? How does scheduling a session work?

The great thing about our program is that it offers you the flexibility to study at your own pace and on your own schedule. You do not need to meet with your tutor at the same time every week for a set number of weeks. After each session, you will be able to choose any available tutoring slot from your tutor’s online calendar, whether that slot is two months from now or two days from now. You choose the time that works for you! This gives you extreme flexibility.

Is there any way to meet in person with my tutor?

Most of our tutoring sessions are conducted online, and our students find this to be just as effective, if not more effective, than meeting in person. The online study-portal shared between the tutor and the student allows your tutor to prepare detailed explanations to all of your questions. You can continue to access and refer back to these detailed explanations after your tutoring session is over. Also, the online, interactive white board allows both the tutor and the student to draw out their thoughts when necessary. Last of all, students really enjoy the fact that they can visit with their tutor without having to ever leave their apartment!

Some of our tutors are available for in-person tutoring, however, and you may discuss the details of this with your tutor. None of our tutors are required to meet in person with their students and even if you are currently meeting in person with your tutor, you are not guaranteed to receive all of your tutoring sessions in person. Our tutors are often applying to medical schools or currently attending medical school and may need to relocate or travel at any given time.

How do I start meeting with a tutor?

To start meeting with your tutor, simply choose your desired tutoring package below and submit your secure online payment. Upon receipt of your payment, we will send you a link to your tutor’s calendar and you will be able to schedule your first session immediately.

What materials will I receive as part of this tutoring program?

The MCAT Self Prep tutoring program is not a prep course, but rather a premier private tutoring program that supports students in their unique situation. For this reason, you will not receive any prep books, practice problems, or materials when you sign up for a tutoring package.

The only exception to this is that students who sign up for a 5-session package or larger with our Head Tutor, Andrew George, will receive exclusive access to over 500 CARS practice problems from Testing Solutions. See Andrew’s tutoring profile for more details.

Can I try before I buy?

There are two ways for you to experience the MCAT Self Prep tutoring program without making a full commitment to a larger tutoring package:

(1) Free 10-minute Phone Consultation. You will be allowed to have a free 10-minute phone consultation with one of our elite tutors. During this time you can ask any and all questions you have regarding the tutoring program. After gaining an understanding of your unique needs and situation, your tutor will be able to help you know how the tutoring program will work for you and help you achieve a top MCAT score.

(2) Our Money-Back Guarantee. Every tutoring package is backed by Our Money-Back Guarantee, which allows you to get a full refund for all remaining tutoring sessions anytime before your third session. Click here for more details.

Can I defer my payment or pay in increments over time?

Yes! Using PayPal Credit, you can postpone your payment for up to 6 months without paying any interest, and you can even spread out monthly payments over a period of up to three years! Getting approved is extremely easy and only takes a few seconds. To use PayPal Credit, instead of selecting “Proceed to Checkout” when making your purchase, simply click on the button that says, “PayPal Credit.”

I am a low-income student and am worried about being able to afford private tutoring. Will I be able to afford this?

Here at MCAT Self Prep, we believe in making MCAT Prep affordable for all students. This is why we’ve created our free MCAT Prep Course, the only free MCAT prep course of its kind. Some students may need more help than our free course offers, but still don’t have the money to afford private MCAT tutoring. If you are worried about paying for a private tutoring package due to dire financial circumstances, we will be able to work out an option that works for you. Please keep in mind the following:

  • MCAT Self Prep offers the best price around. Kaplan charges $266 an hour to work with a tutor that barely scored in the 90th percentile. All our tutors scored above the 97th percentile and sessions start at just $49.99!
  • PayPal Credit makes it possible for you to spread out your payment over time. Using PayPal Credit, you can postpone your payment for up to 6 months without paying any interest, and you can even spread out monthly payments over a period of up to three years! Getting approved is extremely easy and only takes a few seconds.
  • We care. If you are in true financial need, please speak with one of our tutors, and we will figure out something that will work for you. We are committed to making a high MCAT score possible for everyone no matter their financial situation.

When do I need to pay for the program?

You will need to purchase your desired tutoring package before your first session. If you are unsatisfied for any reason before your third session, feel free to take advantage of our Money-Back Guarantee.

 
 


MCAT Self Prep Tutoring Packages

 

Simply click on your preferred tutoring package to get started with Andrew:

In contrast, Kaplan charges $266 per session just to tutor with someone that barely achieved the 90th percentile.