Succeeding on CARS has nothing to do with:

  • Tenets of Rhetoric and
    Logic

    Many CARS courses out there focus on teaching you deep principles of logical thinking as if that was going to magically improve your CARS score.

  • Passage Outlining Techniques

    People who sit down and score a 130+ CARS score on their very first attempt never learned some magical note-taking tactic.

  • Approaches for Different Question Types

    You really don't have time to analyze the question type and think of a step-by-step approach based on the type. It is best to keep things simple.

  • Answer Choice Pathologies

    Yes, it is good to understand why an answer is wrong versus right, but for top CARS students, wrong answer choices are obvious based on a correct understanding of the passage.

  • Question-based Strategies

    Almost every CARS course/book out there focuses on question-based strategies. When you properly understand the passage, the questions are answered naturally.

  • A Secret Methodology

    In an effort to sell you on their $1,000+ course, some companies attempt to make you think that if you can just learn their "secret" approach, you can succeed on CARS no matter your reading level. Don't fall for this.

  • The True Key to CARS Success

    Ready for the secret formula? I'm going to give it away... For free...

    Unlike the other sections of the MCAT, some students can sit down (without any prerequisite knowledge) and absolutely destroy it. I'm talking a 132 on their very first attempt. They never memorized the tenets of rhetoric, passage-outlining techniques, question-type approaches, the answer choice pathologies, or any kind of secret methodology. So why do they effortlessly succeed on CARS? Drum roll please... It is because they are:

Good Readers

And Good Readers quickly understand what they read.

Welcome to my Ultimate CARS Strategy Course

  • Andrew has worked one-on-one with hundreds of pre-med students, helping several of them achieve 100th percentile MCAT scores. He leads the MCAT Self Prep Tutoring Team, and his CARS strategies have led many of his students to improve their CARS score by 40+ percentile points.

Through my experiences tutoring hundreds of students, I've come to discover why some students score a 130+ CARS score from day 1, while other students continually struggle to score above a 125. I've realized that students who succeed on CARS have one essential skill that sets them apart: they are Good Readers. Having made this discovery, I carefully examined the research literature on this topic of becoming a Good Reader, and I was amazed at what I discovered. First of all, I learned that becoming a Good Reader is possible! And secondly, I learned that there is a research-based approach to helping any student become a Good Reader. Countless studies show this to be true, and this research forms the backbone of my Ultimate CARS Strategy Course.

Proven CARS Strategies that Work!

  • I had been working with MCAT Self Prep for a while before the CARS Mastery Course came out. I felt like I was implementing all of the rules and strategies to the best of my ability, but I was still unable to master the CARS section. Then after watching the first three videos from the new CARS course, my score jumped up 4 points (from the 35th to the 82nd percentile)!!! I couldn’t believe it! For me, the difference was being able to see Andrew practice what he preached. Watching how he approached CARS passages, learning what he did when he got stuck in a difficult passage, and visually seeing all of the highlighted “understandable” information each CARS passage offered helped me understand how to break down the confusing passages into something comprehensible!

    Bryn

    Bryn

  • These are not cheap tricks.

    Other companies focus on teaching cheap tricks such as highlighting certain key words or writing down a 5-word summary at the end of each paragraph. These so-called "strategies" may work for some students and yet not work for others. For this reason, some students may see rapid improvements while others see none at all. Additionally, cheap tricks may work on some passages and questions and not on others. This is because they are being applied the same way in every context (i.e. writing a paragraph summary at the end of EVERY paragraph). These cheap tricks may be easy to learn and implement, but they do not actually change the way your brain thinks. To truly succeed on CARS, you need to completely revamp your way of thinking.
  • Proven strategies that change your thinking.

    In contrast, this course will teach you 10 comprehension strategies that have been heavily researched. They are proven methods that good readers use to quickly understand what they read. For instance, when a struggling reader doesn't understand something, they gloss over it and continue reading, only to realize a few sentences later that they are completely lost. A good reader, on the other hand, immediately recognizes their point of confusion and implements the right comprehension strategy for that specific context. They have learned to think the right way at the right time. Learning to think like this takes time and effort, but results in deep learning that will completely alter your brain's approach to CARS. This will result in lasting change, allowing you to start scoring consistently on every passage you take.

A Research-based Approach

Everything I teach in this course is based on the most up-to-date research on how to become a Good Reader, which suggests that you can become a Good Reader through learning comprehension strategies. Research shows that the best way to learn these strategies is through the following:

  • Direct Explanation

    Each of the 10 Strategy Modules in this course includes a typed explanation of the comprehension strategy, in which I teach you what the strategy is, why it is important, and when you should use it.

  • Teacher Modeling

    After the written description of the strategy, you will find a 30-60 minute video in which I apply the comprehension strategy to an actual CARS passage. You will see how I use it in the proper context, allowing you to truly gain an understanding for the what, how, when, and why of the strategy. You will see that specific reading comprehension strategies can make something that is very confusing become completely understandable. Due to my current demand for private tutoring, live sessions with me cost hundreds of dollars, but you can have access to ten of these Virtual Video Sessions for the price of one as part of this course.

  • Guided Practice and Application

    As part of each Strategy Module, I will assign you homework that will help you apply the strategy until it becomes second-nature. While many students waste their precious CARS study time on poorly-written non-AAMC CARS questions, I'll show you how to gain access to over 1,000 free CARS passages and center your studying around reading those. Doing these homework assignments will give you the opportunity to apply the comprehension strategies until they become second-nature, transforming you into a Good Reader. There are three types of homework assignments:

    1. Personal Practice
    2. Study Buddy Sessions
    3. Private Tutoring Sessions
  • Personal Practice

    At the end of each lesson, you will be provided with a variety of homework assignments to complete on your own. Instead of just telling you to "read for X amount of time," you will be provided with detailed instructions for what to do as you read actual CARS passages. These assignments will push you to apply the strategies you are learning until they become second-nature.
  • Study Buddy Sessions

    Research shows that reading with someone else greatly enhances your ability to learn comprehension strategies. When you can see someone else applying the strategy that you are learning, you begin to see how you should be implementing that strategy. Because there is so much that you can learn from reading with other students, you will be assigned specific homework to complete with a study buddy. And members of the Ultimate CARS Strategy Course are able to work with other students who are also using this course through our CARS-exclusive Facebook Study Group.
  • Private Tutoring Sessions

    Countless studies make it clear that 1:1 tutoring is the very best way to become a better reader. CARS books think that you can simply read about a strategy to learn it. Other CARS courses think you can learn about strategies in a large-group setting. Current research shows that this is not effective. To truly become a better reader, the strategy should be learned in a one-on-one environment. Our Elite Tutors scored in the 97th percentile or higher on the MCAT, and they can show you how to apply the strategies in your unique situation.

Course Outline

  • 10

    Strategy Modules

  • 100+

    Homework Assignments

  • 1,000+

    Free CARS Passages

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  • After spending 4K+ on a MCAT testing company on my first attempt, I retook the MCAT with Andrew. The website/system that Andrew offers is the utopia of MCAT preparation. Not only does it prepare you for the MCAT but also, changes your lifestyle and how one should properly approach the MCAT. During the diagnostics & taking FLs, my score changed from a 495 to a 510 and I witnessed a 7 point increase on the real deal. Also, English is my second language, so CARS was a bit challenging for me. On top of that, I lost 10 mins of time during the CARS section on the real thing (Yikes). However, thanks to the CARS strategy course, I was able to do just fine on the CARS section despite all the obstacles. With the deluxe pro plan & the great great great great FLASHCARDS that I was able to use anywhere, I got the MCAT score I wanted. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Thank you Andrew for all your work.

    Mahmoud

    Mahmoud

  • As I began my studies for the MCAT I dreaded reading CARS passages, and my practice exams showed the correlation. I found the passages to be very confusing and noticed that the passage questions were designed in a way to critically analyze if the reader understood the passage adequately. Luckily, after completing each step of Andrew’s Ultimate CARS Strategy Course, I discovered how to analyze each and every aspect of the passage where I could then answer the questions accordingly. Through this course, I have learned how to think while reading CARS passages and how to differentiate between important and irrelevant information. By implementing the strategies outlined in Andrew’s CARS Strategy Course, I have started increasing my CARS score on practice exams, and I am looking forward to more positive results as I continue my pursuit for CARS success. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to increase their efficiency and scores while reading CARS passages. You will not regret it!

    River

    River

  • I had been working with MCAT Self Prep for a while before the CARS Mastery Course came out. I felt like I was implementing all of the rules and strategies to the best of my ability, but I was still unable to master the CARS section. Then after watching the first three videos from the new CARS course, my score jumped up 4 points (from the 35th to the 82nd percentile)!!! I couldn’t believe it! For me, the difference was being able to see Andrew practice what he preached. Watching how he approached CARS passages, learning what he did when he got stuck in a difficult passage, and visually seeing all of the highlighted “understandable” information each CARS passage offered helped me understand how to break down the confusing passages into something comprehensible!

    Bryn

    Bryn

  • 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.

    Phatima

    Phatima

  • Andrew (and MCAT Self Prep in general) has helped me improve my score significantly! Before working with Andrew, I scored a 503 on an AAMC full-length exam. During my 3 sessions with Andrew, he gave honest feedback, tips, and strategies on how to improve my score. With his help and expertise, I was able to improve my score by 7 points in just a month up to a 510 on an AAMC full length. Also, his simple, yet effective tips for CARS improved my score from a 121 to a 125. He has been extremely flexible, easy to contact, prepared, and the most personable tutor I have ever had. I highly recommend Andrew and MCAT Self Prep, as his is method of tutoring is the BEST!

    Alec

    Alec

  • 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 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!

    Randy

    Randy

  • Your Score Will Improve.

    I promise.

    I believe in this course 100% because everything I teach is based on a solid foundation of research. I've seen it work for my students, and I am confident it will work for you too. I know that if you follow it, your CARS score will improve. And if it doesn't, I'll give you 100% of your money-back, guaranteed. While other companies simply promise to let you retake their course if you fail to improve, I promise to give you all of your money back. Why? Because I stand behind what I teach 100%.
  • Best Prep, Best Price

    Other premium CARS Strategy Courses out there cost as much as $1,450 and fail to include any one-on-one instruction. In comparison, access to our course costs 2x less and includes affordable Elite Tutoring add-on options starting at less than $50 per session. We pride ourselves in offering the very best prep for the very best price.

Pricing

  • CARS Course PLUS 5
    $ 999.99
    • Full Course Access including all 10 Strategy Modules ($1450 value)
    • CARS Exclusive Facebook Study Group Membership
    • Access to 1,000+ Free CARS Passages ($500 value)
    • 10 Video Virtual Sessions with Head Tutor Andrew George ($3,749.90 value)
    • 5 Private Tutoring Sessions with MCAT Self Prep Elite Tutor ($437.95 value)
  • CARS Course PLUS 10
    $ 1299.99
    • Full Course Access including all 10 Strategy Modules ($1450 value)
    • CARS Exclusive Facebook Study Group Membership
    • Access to 1,000+ Free CARS Passages ($500 value)
    • 10 Video Virtual Sessions with Head Tutor Andrew George ($3,749.90 value)
    • 10 Private Tutoring Sessions with MCAT Self Prep Elite Tutor ($774.90 value)
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Need help with more than just CARS?

Our Deluxe Pro Plan includes access to the Ultimate CARS Strategy Course plus every other mastery course and product on our site, including our 5,000+ Quizlet Flashcard Collection, Science Passage Reading Strategy Course, and Medical School Application Course. Separately, these courses would cost you over $2,000. Bundled as part of the Deluxe Pro Plan, however, you can have it all for just $999.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which plan is right for me?

If you are not sure which plan is right for you, simply request a free consultation with Andrew and he will point you in the right direction. He’s worked with hundreds of students and knows what you’ll need to achieve your goal in your unique situation.

Who should sign up for this CARS Course?

CARS is easily the hardest section of the MCAT to improve on your own. For this reason, if you find that you’ve been struggling to improve your CARS score, you should take advantage of this course. Whether you are currently scoring a 120 or a 128, this course will help.

How is this course structured?

The first two sections of this course can be completed quickly and will teach you some foundational test-taking principles to keep in mind as you practice CARS. The next section is the meat of this course, containing the 10 strategy modules. Each module includes a written description of the comprehension strategy that teaches you the what, why, and how. After this description, there is a Virtual Video Lecture in which I walk you through a CARS passage and illustrate how the strategy can be applied in a test-taking situation. Afterwards, you will find 10-12 homework assignments. Based on how many points you need to improve your CARS score by, I will tell you how much time you should be investing in these assignments. The fourth and final section of this course will teach you how to apply these strategies to the other three sections of the MCAT and how to continue practicing CARS now that you’ve completed this course.

How long does this course take to complete?

Students love the start-when-you-would-like, go-at-your-own-pace nature of this course. You can take as little or as much time as you’d like to complete it. In order to maximize your improvement, however, I do suggest that you set aside at least 50 hours to complete it. At the beginning of the course, you will use your current CARS score to determine how many hours to invest in this course, and those study hours can be spread out over as short or as long a period as you’d like. It is best to spread it out over a longer period of time, but if needed, you even could complete the course in as little as a week or as long as multiple years.

I get anxious when I study or practice. Will this course help me with that?

Your fear will be replaced with confidence as you gain an understanding of how to truly succeed on this section. Additionally, as you face your fears by practicing on passage after passage, your fears will begin to subside.

I really struggle with timing. Will this course help me with that?

This course will help you with timing in many ways. First of all, through mastering the 10 comprehension strategies, you will become a Good Reader who quickly understands what they read. Also, I teach you a simple timing method that will allow you to finish on time with the highest score possible.

When will my access expire?

All our products are a one-time payment for lifetime access. 🙂 While other test prep companies have strict expiration dates for all of their plans and programs, we do not believe that is fair to you. You deserve to be able to access what you purchased until you have taken the MCAT and are satisfied with your score.

Do I need both your Ultimate CARS Course and your Science Passage Reading Strategy Course?

If you struggle with CARS, you should sign up for my Ultimate CARS Strategy Course. If you struggle with reading science passages, you should sign up for my Science Passage Reading Strategy Course. If you struggle with both CARS and science passages, you should sign up for both courses. Although both courses teach similar reading strategies, the way they are applied varies tremendously depending on if you are confronting a CARS passage or a science passage. With each course, you will see firsthand how I apply these strategies in the proper context through my 10 Virtual Video Sessions. The CARS Course contains ten of these demonstration videos for CARS passages and the Science Passage Course contains ten for science passages. Through doing both courses, you will conquer both types. And you can gain access to both courses (plus every other resource on the site) for just $999 as part of my Deluxe Pro Plan.

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 payments over a period of up to three years! Getting approved is extremely easy (if you have a credit card or some sort of credit history) and only takes a few seconds. To apply for and use PayPal Credit, you’ll simply select it as your payment option during checkout. Click here to learn more about this payment option.

What outside materials will I need to complete this course?

As part of this course, you will learn how to access 1,000+ free CARS passages. In addition, because this course is focused on helping you become better at CARS problems written by the writers of the actual exam, the AAMC, it is essential that you purchase CARS Question Pack 1 and CARS Question Pack 2 from the AAMC for just $15 each (or if you already own the AAMC’s complete bundle, you should have full access). Think of these like your textbook for this course.

I’ve already done CARS Question Packs 1 and 2 from the AAMC. Will this course still work for me?

It is essential to learn the AAMC-style of CARS questions, and for this reason, I highly recommend completing all the CARS practice problems from the AAMC multiple times. Even if you’ve already done these problems 5 times or if you just did all of them last week, this course will still work for you. Additionally, the majority of your study time during this course will be spent on the 1,000+ CARS passages and 100+ homework assignments.

Do you offer a Higher Score Guarantee?

Our Ultimate CARS Strategy Course, Science Passage Reading Strategy Course, and Deluxe Pro Plan are all backed by our Higher Score Guarantee. We promise that if you use one of these resources and your score doesn’t improve, we will give you 100-percent of your money back. Most test prep companies simply offer to let you retake the course, but we offer lifetime access no matter what and if your score doesn’t improve we give you your money back. We are completely confident that our courses will work for you.

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