• What's the Key to Science Passage Reading Success?

    Some companies may try and sell you on the idea that the MCAT is 100-percent strategy and that if you simply learn their little "tricks" you will score a perfect 528. This couldn't be further from the truth. Succeeding on the MCAT requires 100-percent of the content and 100-percent of the strategies. If you don't know the content, there is no way you will ever be able to critically think about it or understand passages that reference it. If you know the content, but can't critically think, you will also fail to succeed. Both strategy and content are essential to MCAT success.

This course tackles the MCAT from both sides

    • Strategy

      This course will teach you 10 key science passage reading strategies. Each strategy is proven to improve your reading abilities and is taught thoroughly in a research-based manner that includes written instruction, video walkthroughs of actual MCAT passages, and detailed homework assignments.

    • Content

      This course focuses on the most important MCAT content -- the content that will earn you points on the research-based science sections. With this aim, we've put together video playlists that teach all 100+ research techniques that you must know in order to succeed on test day.

Proven Reading Strategies that Work!

  • My biggest problem on MCAT science passages was sifting through the complex experiments, abbreviations, and other scientific jargon that I was unfamiliar with prior to reading the passage. Andrew's Science Reading Strategy Course really simplified this process and helped me break down passages into manageable material. It is so easy to be overwhelmed with these passages, but through this course I learned to slow down and focus on the important information. Andrew's breakdown of specific difficult passages also provided a realistic and applicable example of how I can process these passages in review. This course is definitely a big help to anyone who struggles with science passages! Using MCAT Self Prep and Andrew as a tutor, I was able to improve from a 496 on my initial diagnostic to a 514 on test day! This score is an 11 point bump from my previous MCAT two years ago, and will position me to have a chance at a lot of the schools I was looking to apply at and I have even added some more to apply. I think Andrew's personality is perfect for tutoring - he is flexible, genuine, a great critical thinker, and tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. I recommend anyone struggling with either critical thinking or content on the MCAT to tutor with Andrew, you will see real results!



Welcome to my Science Passage Reading 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 strategies have helped many of his students improve their MCAT score by 50+ percentile points.

"This course is based on my experiences working with hundreds of pre-meds as well as solid scientific research. I spent hours poring over research articles concerning how a student can become a good reader, one who quickly understands what they read. Through this research, I came to several important conclusions. First of all, I discovered that anyone can become a better reader! Study after study showed significant improvements in a student's reading ability. I also learned that there is a research-based, proven way to become a better reader: through learning key reading strategies, the strategies I will teach you in this course. Last of all, I learned that there are proven methods for teaching these strategies, and my teaching is centered around those methods. I believe in what I teach 100-percent because it is proven both by research and by the experiences of my students, several of whom having achieved scores in the 100th percentile. I am fully confident that this course will help you too."

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 60-minute video in which I apply the comprehension strategy to an actual MCAT science 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. I'll show you how to gain access to over 1,000 free science 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 MCAT science 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 Science Passage Reading Strategy Course are able to work with other students who are also using this course through its 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. 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 MCAT Science Passages

Bonus Features

In addition to 1,000+ Free Science Passages, Our 100+ Research Technique Video Playlist Collection, and CARS-application tips, you will also gain access to our
Science Passage Mistake Analyzer:

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    Other premium 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.


  • Strategy Course
    $ 599.99
    • Full Course Access including all 10 Strategy Modules ($1450 value)
    • Strategy Course Exclusive Facebook Study Group
    • Access to 1,000+ Free Science Passages ($500 value)
    • 10 Video Virtual Sessions with Head Tutor Andrew George ($3,149.86 value)
  • Strategy Course PLUS 10
    $ 1299.99
    • Full Course Access including all 10 Strategy Modules ($1450 value)
    • Strategy Course Exclusive Facebook Study Group
    • Access to 1,000+ Free Science Passages ($500 value)
    • 10 Video Virtual Sessions with Head Tutor Andrew George ($3,149.86 value)
    • 10 Private Tutoring Sessions with MCAT Self Prep Elite Tutor ($774.90 value)
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Need help with more than science passages?

Our Deluxe Pro Plan includes access to the Science Passage Reading Strategy Course plus every other mastery course and product on our site, including our 5,000+ Quizlet Flashcard Collection, CARS 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.

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