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