Free and Low-cost MCAT Practice Exams

We believe that achieving a top MCAT score doesn’t need to be expensive, which is why we created our Free MCAT Prep Course. As part of our Free eCourse, we help students know exactly how to achieve a top score and what materials to use to achieve it. The Best MCAT Study Materials lesson from […]

3 Ways to Stop Passively Learning and Start Actively Learning!

I can’t tell you how many students say something like this during our first tutoring session together, “I have been studying for months and months, and I haven’t seen any improvement. I’ve studied every single MCAT resource out there and am simply not improving.” As the session goes on, and I have the chance to […]

5 Keys to Staying Focused During an MCAT Study Session

Setting aside time to study for the MCAT can be challenging, but staying focused during that time can be even more difficult. Here are 5 tips to help you stay focused and maximize the study time you do have: Turn off distractions. Engaging in deep, focused and meaningful learning requires you to stay tuned in the […]

Do you Have a Chance at Medical School Acceptance? Find Out!

You’ve likely heard that getting accepted to medical school is an extremely challenging feat, but just how hard is it, really? Well, out of 53,042 students who applied to medical school in 2017, 31,011 students did not gain acceptance to a single medical school. That means the typical applicant has a 58 percent chance of […]

When to Start Taking MCAT Full-length Exams

It is always a good idea to take as many full-length exams as you can before test day, but it can be hard to know when you should take them. Here are a few tips to help you sort through this: Finish Content Review First. The reason I suggest finishing your content review before taking a […]

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Students Make While Studying For the MCAT

I’ve talked with hundreds of students who have taken the MCAT and failed to achieve their goal MCAT score. Through this experience, I’ve noticed some patterns in preparation that can be extremely detrimental to one’s ability to achieve a top MCAT score. In this MCAT Study Tip, I want to outline the three biggest mistakes […]

How to Use MCAT Self Prep On the Go!

As a pre-med, you are extremely busy. Not only do you need to maintain good grades in your classes, but you also need to prepare for the MCAT and the medical school application. And not to mention shadowing, volunteering, and working a part-time job. Many of you likely struggle just to find time for breakfast. […]

Should You Retake the MCAT? 3 Key Things to Consider

Studying your butt off for months, suffering through an anxiety-inducing test day, and then waiting an entire month just to get a lower-than-expected MCAT score is by no means a pleasant experience. It truly is the worst. It is so bad in fact that many students decide to quit trying to go to medical school […]

How to Memorize Equations for the MCAT

Almost every prep resource out there (Khan Academy, Kaplan, etc) teaches hundreds upon hundreds of equations, which can be extremely overwhelming for a busy pre-med like yourself. Many students want to know how much they should be learning about these equations and whether or not they should spend their time memorizing them. Here are some […]

5 Ways to Have Fun While StuDYING for the MCAT

Does studying for the MCAT have you down? Why not spice things up and make it fun using these five easy-to-implement tips: Think of fun mnemonics. Whenever you learn a new term/group of terms that you know is going to be a pain to memorize, think of a silly mnemonic device that will help you remember […]

3 Ways to Study for the MCAT During the Semester

With winter break coming to a close, it is a great time to start thinking about the upcoming semester of school. And if you are preparing to take the MCAT sometime this year, you will need to think about how you are going to balance MCAT studying with your coursework. It may seem cumbersome to […]

4 Ways to Maximize Your Winter Break

Winter break can be one of the most important study periods for the MCAT since school work is no longer getting between you and your MCAT studying. In this week’s MCAT tip, I’m going to outline 4 simple things that you can do to maximize your MCAT score this winter break.  If you are just […]

5 Key Elements of a Good Study Plan

I believe that one of my most important jobs as a tutor is helping my students develop good study plans, and some of my students have followed their plans to achieve scores in the 100th percentile. In this MCAT tip, I want to share 5 of the most important elements of a good study plan: […]

3 Ways to Maximize Your Thanksgiving Break

For most people, Holiday vacations mean taking a break from school and doing something fun. For students who are in school while studying for the MCAT, however, getting time off from school is the time to ramp up one’s MCAT studies. In this week’s MCAT tip, I’m going to outline 3 simple things that you […]

Most Commonly Missed Concept #1: Michaelis-Menten Kinetics

Overview: After Amino Acids and the Metabolic Pathways, Michaelis-Menten Kinetics is easily the next most commonly tested topic on the MCAT. In fact, you are likely to see about as many Michaelis-Mentin Kinetics questions on test day as you are to see Organic Chemistry questions. Yet, Kaplan devotes an entire book to Organic Chemistry and only […]

How to Use Quizlet to Study For the MCAT

Many premeds are infatuated with Anki, but I found it to be extremely difficult to use as I was studying for the MCAT. Because of this, I simply decided to make all of my notecards by hand. Here are pictures of all the notecards I made while studying for the MCAT: And yes, those are […]

Is the MCAT Stressing You Out? Fight Back with these 5 Key Habits!

Studying for the MCAT can be one of the most stressful endeavors you have ever undertaken in your life. It can be especially stressful considering that you also need to juggle research, volunteering, shadowing, and several other essential checklist items for your medical school application. In studying for the Behavioral Sciences section of the MCAT, […]