MCAT Self Prep Founder, CEO, Lead Content Director, and Head Tutor.
99th Percentile Overall (Scored Above the 95th Percentile in Every Section)
Exercise Science Major with a Minor in Business
Critical Reading Review Specialist and Writer for Testing Solutions and DAT Bootcamp; 100th Percentile on the Biology/Biochemistry Section.
Andrew has led several of his students to 100th percentile MCAT scores! Every student that worked with Andrew for 5 or more months has scored above the 97th percentile.
Accepted to Multiple Top-25 Medical Schools
Although most of Andrew’s sessions are conducted online via video call, he is currently available to meet with students out of his home office in Colorado.
More About Andrew
I have many years of teaching experience and am currently the Head Tutor of MCAT Self Prep. As such, I have started private tutoring with over 100 pre-meds. 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 we get together via video call, 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. For instance, one of my students scored in the low 490s three times before they started working with me. In just a few months, we were able to get her up to a 508 on her final AAMC practice exam just before test day. I helped another one of my students go from a 506 to a 521 in just a month-and-a-half. I specialize in helping students improve, so I am confident that I can help you no matter where you are starting from.
During the medical school application cycle, I was accepted to multiple top-25 medical schools. I used this experience and an in-depth analysis of statements made by medical school admissions officers to craft my medical school application course. For this reason, I love helping students craft personal statements and prepare to apply to medical school.
Because I decided to devote my career to helping students prepare for the MCAT, I am extremely available. My students love that they can send me a text and get a response back within minutes. Helping students achieve MCAT success is my passion.
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 anxiety-inducing, and am always looking for ways to make it less stressful for my students. I am currently tutoring many different students from all around the world, 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 at the bottom of this page to set up a time for a free 10-minute phone consultation. I am looking forward to getting to know you soon!
Check Out Andrew's 20+ Testimonials
"I would highly recommend Andrew over ANY prep course – you will get personalized assistance and someone that really wants to see you do your best!"
"If anyone is planning on taking the MCAT, I recommend using MCAT Self Prep; it has awesome resources and tutors who go above and beyond for you."
Adrianna found tutoring with Andrew to be especially helpful during her final month and a half of MCAT studying, improving her score by 15 points! Here are her thoughts: “A couple months before my MCAT test date, I was continually scoring between a 505 and a 508 on practice tests even though I felt like I was spending a lot of time studying. I realized that I needed help structuring and prioritizing my studying, and luckily I came across MCAT Self Prep and Andrew’s tutoring. Within the first 10 minutes of our first session, Andrew restructured my study plan and gave me tangible tips for how to maximize my productivity. He was also very honest with me about the hard work it would take to improve my score, which was helpful. Our tutoring sessions were always extremely efficient due to Andrew’s preparation, and his ability to clarify large misconceptions about the material was really impactful. With his help and the MCAT Self Prep resources, I brought my score up to a 521 (99th percentile) on my final AAMC practice exam within a month and a half!“
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 had 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!
Vineet started studying with Andrew in the hopes of improving upon his previous MCAT score of a 502. He has been blown 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! 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!”
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)! He is currently receiving attention from top medical schools such as Harvard for their MD/PhD programs, and has already received an official acceptance to one of his top-choice programs. 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!
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! And in her medical school applications, she received an early-season interview invitation from The Mayo Clinic and Harvard! 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!”
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. Before working with Andrew she had taken the MCAT 3 times, scoring in the low 490’s each time. After working intensively with Andrew, she was able to score a 508 on her final AAMC practice exam! Hear what she had to say about the improvements she made after 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 is currently receiving attention from top medical schools such as Stanford and Harvard. 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!
Tutoring with Kaplan for an entire summer, Natalie was unable to increase her score at all from a 508. After working with Andrew, she was able to boost her score to a 516! Here is what she has to say about this experience: "Before meeting Andrew, I spent an entire summer studying on a daily basis following Kaplan’s approach only to end up with the same score on my MCAT as I had on my diagnostic. As soon as I started working with Andrew, I saw my score increase. Andrew’s approach to studying has been the most beneficial, in my opinion. He has guided me to the perfect mix of content and practice, which I feel has made all the difference. He has helped me focus my attention on the areas that I can improve in, showed me what resources I should be using, and provided tips that I can use to tackle some of my biggest weaknesses. Andrew also shares his own exam techniques, such as how to approach each type of passage which is really helpful. He is also extremely charismatic and optimistic, which I feel every student studying for the MCAT needs. He was always there to reassure me and adjust my study plan according to my current scores. I would definitely recommend MCAT Self Prep and Andrew to any friend!"
Using Andrew's tutoring program, Timothy was able to improve his score from a 504 to a 519, improving by 8 points during his final month of studying, during which he did most of his sessions: "Working with Andrew to prepare for the MCAT was the best decision I have made as a pre-medical student. First, we set up a study plan around my difficult class and research schedule so that I could cover all of the content without overwhelming myself. During the final month of studying, sessions with Andrew were the driving force behind increasing my score from a 511 to a 519. His scheduling was very flexible around my tough schedule and still gave the intimate tutoring experience meeting in person can give. What separates Andrew from any other tutor I have had in the past is his preparedness: he had reasons and supporting material ready for every question I knew I had, and caught a few issues I was not even aware of having before a session started. If you have any issues with problem solving, he has great methods of breaking down and solving problems in a repeatable and intuitive manner and will walk you through his methods."
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!
Zahid found tutoring with Andrew to be extremely helpful in finding answers to many of his questions. He enjoyed this so much that he conducted over 50 sessions with Andrew to get his perspective on countless practice problems, allowing him to improve his score by almost 20 points! Here is what he had to say about this experience: "The biggest reason why I like working with Andrew over other tutors is that you get to put any question you may have into a google doc with him and before your session with him starts he'll already know your question, what you're having trouble with, and input helpful diagrams/resources to help you answer all your questions. Usually working with other tutors you have to ask your question, then the tutor has to read it, and then try to figure it out which can be time-consuming. Andrew's way of tutoring saves you time and I feel like it is the best way to learn because every session you will work on your weaknesses. I feel like I've learned a lot working with Andrew and was able to improve my score from a 495 on a Kaplan diagnostic to a 513 on my last AAMC full length before test day."
Alyssa was struggling to improve as she was studying on her own for the MCAT. She decided to start meeting with Andrew during her final month of MCAT studying and was so glad that she did. In just a few weeks of working with Andrew, she improved her score 6 points from a 511 to a 517 on test day! Here is what she has to say: “I started studying with Andrew 5 weeks before my test day because I felt like I was not improving in my studying on my own. Andrew helped me to focus my studying and helped me to plan mini-exams to test myself the last couple weeks before my MCAT. He was very helpful in answering my questions and making me feel confident. He explained things very clearly and also gave me some great test-taking tips specific to the MCAT. I would highly recommend Andrew over ANY prep course – you will get personalized assistance so that you don’t need to waste time on things that you already know and someone that really wants to see you do your best.”
Despite living halfway across the world, Ali found working with Andrew to be extremely personal and flexible. Here is what he has to say regarding his experience: "Andrew was a great mentor in assisting me throughout my MCAT preparation journey. His program has everything laid out for you, with modules covering the must-knows as well as guided instructions on how to utilize the Section banks to make practice exams best. Furthermore, he has a very welcoming personality, and was very good with explaining concepts or certain things I did not fully grasp/understand. Overall, my score improved to a 516, and with Andrew's extra tips, I was able to go into the test with confidence. He is also flexible in terms of meeting, and was able to rearrange things to make it easier on me. Overall, I highly recommend any MCAT student to go about studying with Andrew's course and assistance."
After struggling to improve her score while studying on her own, Kaelor decided to give tutoring with Andrew a shot. She was so glad she did: "Tutoring with Andrew was such a great experience! I enjoyed the flexibility of being able to meet online, and I also enjoyed the fact that I was able to cover so much material during each session. Andrew's clarity, patience, and expertise with MCAT content provided me with the skills and confidence I needed to improve my score by 12 points during my preparation period. He was always willing to help and encourage me along the way. I am SO happy and grateful that I came across MCAT Self Prep. Thank you very much, Andrew!"
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. Using Andrew’s study plan for just a little over a month, he was able to improve his MCAT score 10 points from a 495 to a 505! He recently shared his results with Andrew: “Hey Andrew, The MCAT went much better than I expected. My target score was 502/503 and I ended up scoring a 505. I earned the 91st percentile in Bio/Biochem, and I am very happy with my results. Thank you for your help!” 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.”
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 on test day. 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!” He recently updated Andrew with regards to his medical school application process, saying, “My application process went well! I applied to the Medical University of South Carolina through an early decision program and got in, so I will be going there and I am extremely happy with that."
Mwape tutored with Andrew over the course of several months, and really enjoyed tutoring with Andrew. She recently texted Andrew to say, “I just wanted to let you know that I got accepted to medical school. And yes it was my top choice!” Here’s what she said about her experience while working with Andrew: “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!”
Praheetha has really enjoyed tutoring with Andrew, seeing major improvements in the sections that have been the most difficult for her. Here is what she has to say about her experience: “When I got my first MCAT score back, I was very disappointed because not only was the score not as high as I would have liked but I wasn’t sure I how I could improve. Then I discovered MCAT Self Prep and got Andrew as a tutor, and it was the best decision I could have made to improve my score! Andrew is an awesome instructor because he doesn’t just explain the concepts but helps you figure them out on your own, so it helps reinforce what I am learning. Most importantly he is very encouraging, and I always feel like I have someone cheering in my corner. Another thing that I like about MCAT Self Prep is that it is easy to schedule a tutoring session and if you need a particular time the tutors are more than happy to work with you. Andrew helped me plan an entire study schedule based on my needs and other activities, which made the study process less overwhelming. So far, I have noticed that my score has jumped up 4 points in each of my “problem” sections and overall, I feel a lot more confident about taking my next test. If anyone is planning on taking the MCAT, I recommend using MCAT Self Prep; it has awesome resources and tutors who go above and beyond for you.”
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.”
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 he ended up scoring a 516 on his final AAMC practice exam just before test day. 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. He recently got his score back and was happy to see that his CARS score improved and he was able to score a 510 overall! Here’s what he has to say regarding his experience with Andrew: “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.”
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!”
Isabela started working with Andrew during her final month of MCAT preparation, and found him to be extremely useful in keeping her on track toward her goal. With Andrew’s help, she was able to improve her score by over 5 points in just a few weeks! Here is what she has to say regarding her experience: “Preparing for the MCAT can be both time consuming and expensive, so I was really excited when I heard about the MCAT Self Prep Tutoring Program. Andrew was very patient and flexible – which is so valuable for the busy college student. I had been studying on my own, so it really helped to have an expert to guide me in the crucial last weeks before the test. At the same time, I also had the independence to make my own schedule to fit my current needs (i.e. summer work, etc.). Many thanks to Andrew for helping me stay positive throughout the study process!”
Monica working with Andrew to be extremely helpful and very convenient for someone with a very busy schedule. Here's her take on it: "Being a non-traditional medical school applicant with a part-time job, graduate research, and midterms, MCAT Self Prep allowed me to figure out a study routine that was most effective for my busy lifestyle. The only regret I have in my first attempt at the MCAT is not having invested in tutoring with Andrew. Working one-on-one with him allowed me to figure out a study plan specific to my weaknesses and raise my score by 5 points in as little as one month! The tutoring sessions were flexible to my schedule, were just as good if not better than an in-person session, and the honest and helpful insight Andrew's sessions gave me extensively improved my confidence and performance on the MCAT."
Sarah really enjoyed working with Andrew during her final month of MCAT studying. Here is what she has to say about her experience: "Andrew helped me feel more confident and prepared. He is extremely kind and answered all my questions through the portal and our sessions. Even though I wish I had more time during the tutoring sessions with him, he was always sure to follow up with emails and texts whenever I needed. He was very well prepared during our sessions and I could always count on him to answer any of my doubts and guide me through this 'marathon.' Thanks Andrew!"
Best Prep, Best PriceMCAT Self Prep only hires tutors that scored in the 97th percentile or higher on the new MCAT with most of our tutors having scores in the 99th+ 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’ profiles in which you can view testimonials from their past and current students.
Our prices cannot be beat. While Kaplan charges $3,999 for a 15-session package ($266 per session) with a barely-90th percentile tutor, tutoring with our 97th percentile+ tutors starts at just $49 per session! Next Step charges $14,999 for a 28-session package ($469 per session) with one of their head tutors, but meeting with our head tutor starts at just $149 per session! We are so confident you won't find a better price that we stand behind our Lowest Price Guarantee.
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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.
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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 has experience professionally writing 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.
Can I try before I buy? Is there any sort of Money Back Guarantee?
There are two ways for you to experience the MCAT Self Prep tutoring program without making a full commitment to a larger tutoring package:
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 tell you how they will help you achieve a top MCAT score.
Our Money-Back Guarantee: Our tutoring packages are covered by our Money Back Guarantee.
Do you offer a Higher Score Guarantee?
Higher score guarantees from other test prep companies simply promise to let you retake the course if you fail to achieve the score you were hoping for. Because our pro plans never expire, we do not need to offer such a guarantee. We guarantee to offer you access for as long as you need it no matter when you take the MCAT. No fine print here. 🙂
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 (if you have a credit card or some sort of credit history) and only takes a few seconds. To use PayPal Credit, first apply for PayPal Credit, then instead of selecting “Proceed to Checkout” when making your purchase, simply click on the button that says, “PayPal Credit.” Click here for more information and FAQs on this payment option.
NOTE: If you are a new user to PayPal, you will need to follow this detailed guide for making your first purchase using 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.
What if I end up needing more sessions? Can I upgrade to a bigger package?
When you purchase a tutoring package, you will receive our exclusive Member Discount. This discount will allow you to buy any additional tutoring sessions one-by-one at the same per session price of the original package that you purchased. You could also use your discount to buy a tutoring package at a highly discounted rate.
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