• Cooper Scherr

    Cooper Scherr

    Tutoring Profile

  • MCAT Score

    99th Percentile

  • Undergraduate GPA

    3.93

  • Undergraduate Studies

    History Major & Biology Minor

  • Special Expertise

    Psychology/Sociology (100th percentile)
    Chemistry/Physics (99th percentile)
    CARS (98th percentile)
    EMT-B certified

  • Medical Education

    MS1 at University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Availability

    Video call only

More About Cooper

Hey, my name’s Cooper!

I’m about to enter my first year at UMass Medical School in August 2020, and I’m excited to help you on your own journey to medical school!

My first exposure to medicine was watching my father serve our small, rural town as an emergency room physician. I then spent 3 years volunteering as a collegiate EMT, at which point I knew I wanted to become a physician myself. When I’m not working or studying, I’m probably playing / watching sports (especially basketball) or in the middle of a cribbage game with my fiancée. I’m also a huge history nerd and sang as a tenor in college!

Back when I was preparing for the MCAT, I realized that achieving my goal required a study plan tailored to my own needs as a student. Luckily, while researching how to self-study for such a robust exam, I stumbled upon MCAT Self Prep. I resonated with the practice-heavy approach of CEO Andrew George, and designed my own study schedule that mirrored the Self Prep “boot camp.” Taking practice exam after practice exam and gradually learning from my mistakes, I ended up exceeding my goal by scoring in the 99th percentile!

Needless to say, as a teacher, I believe in practice, practice, and more practice! However, as my basketball coach once told me, “Only perfect practice makes perfect.” Therefore, when helping students study for the MCAT, I stress the importance of a sound, fundamental approach to each question, rather than simple content memorization. During our tutoring sessions, we’ll also focus on identifying and fixing common errors in order to maximize your score.

Achieving your best on the MCAT comes down to a study plan designed around you. Having experienced the value of MCAT Self Prep first-hand, I know we can help you design that plan and accomplish your goals on the exam. I look forward to working with you!

All the best,

Cooper

Hear What Cooper's Students are Saying About Him

  • “Cooper was an incredible help to me while I was preparing for my MCAT! I would confidently recommend him as a tutor to any student. He provided me with practical study strategies that shaped the way I prepared and contributed to my success on the exam. After working with Cooper, I know him to be a great teacher, capable of guiding others through complex and difficult topics in an engaging and enjoyable way. He is kind and encouraging and a great support through the MCAT preparation process.”

    Sarah

    Sarah

  • “Cooper is a fantastic tutor for MCAT prep! Cooper makes connections between different concepts that give you a deeper understanding of the material. He is great for all subjects, and he knows the material so well that he not only explains the concepts very well, but also saves you from common mistakes. He's easy to talk to, fun to work with, and a great resource that'll help you do your best on your MCAT!”

    Riley

    Riley

  • “I have known Cooper for a little over two years, and his willingness to go beyond what is expected to make others feel comfortable and knowledgeable about a subject is unprecedented. He is a disciplined student and a caring, welcoming mentor who answers complex questions with ease and clarity. He also helps you understand the fundamental concepts and the reasoning behind the answers, allowing you to apply the concepts to other situations on your own. Beyond teaching, Cooper is very personable and compassionate to all those around him. He is very jovial and passionate about medicine, and I am very confident that he will be an excellent addition to anyone looking to improve the MCAT studying experience!”

    Christian

    Christian

  • “I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be mentored by Cooper. Not only is he incredibly intelligent with an uncanny ability to spin complex concepts into palatable ones, he exemplifies patience, compassion, and good humor while he does it. There has never been an instance in which he made me feel silly for asking a question, no matter how simple, and I left every interaction with more confidence in myself and objectively greater knowledge due to the way he leads and the attention he pays to everyone who asks him for help. There is not a doubt in my mind that having Cooper as a tutor would drastically improve your MCAT score, as well as provide you with the self-confidence you need to take the test by storm.

    Sabine

    Sabine

  • “Cooper is a fantastic teacher, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor. He is smart, kind, patient, and great to work with. He can easily understand concepts and articulate them in an easily digestible form, and really makes sure that students understand things. I've learned a lot from him about scientific topics and the MCAT specifically. Cooper gives great advice on how to prepare for the MCAT, and definitely will be able to improve anyone's score.

    Sam

    Sam

  • Best Prep, Best Price

    Our prices cannot be beat. While other companies charge as much as $3,699 for a 10-session package ($370 per session) with a barely-90th percentile tutor, tutoring with our 519+ Elite Tutors starts at just $149 per session! Other companies charge as much as $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 $299 per session! We are so confident you won't find a better price that we stand behind our Lowest Price Guarantee.

Elite Tutoring Packages

  • 1 Tutoring Session
    $ 299.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students simply in need of a customized study plan.

      Students who want to pay as they go.

      Students looking to try it out before committing to a larger package.
  • 5 Tutoring Sessions
    $ 239.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students needing help with a single weak area.

      Students on a very tight financial budget.

      Students looking for a boost during their final month of MCAT studying.
  • 10 Tutoring Sessions
    $ 194.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students needing significant help with a single weak area.

      Students on a tight financial budget.

      Students looking for a significant boost during their final month of MCAT studying.
  • 20 Tutoring Sessions
    $ 164.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students needing help with several weak areas.

      Students struggling to make score improvements.

      Students wanting to follow up with a tutor regularly (i.e. weekly).
  • 40 Tutoring Sessions
    $ 149.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students needing significant help with several weak areas.

      Students really struggling to make score improvements.

      Students wanting to follow up with a tutor regularly (i.e. biweekly).

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.

What are sessions like?

Each Elite Tutoring session will include the following:

Meticulous Preparation. Before the session even starts, your tutor will look through your Study Portal as they prepare an individualized lesson plan.

Pivotal Adjustments. At the beginning of each hourlong session, your Premium Elite Tutor will examine your progress and help you adjust your study plan using the Study Plan Spreadsheet.

Individualized Training. Your Premium Elite Tutor will spend the bulk of the session focused on teaching you the strategies and content that address your exact needs.

Can a tutor help me with my study plan?

Our Elite Tutors’ primary focus is on helping you know what and how to study in order to achieve MCAT success. They understand that having an effective study plan is the number one determining factor regarding whether you will reach your goal MCAT score. For this reason, they will focus on helping you develop and follow a customized study plan unique to your needs. They all scored in the 97th+ percentile using the MCAT Self Prep Program, so they know what it takes to achieve MCAT success.

Will Elite Tutoring help me during my final month of MCAT studying?

Yes! The final month of studying is actually the best time to take advantage of Elite Tutoring. You will be doing many full-length practice exams during your final month, and your Elite Tutor can review the toughest passages and questions with you. Study Plan Advising is also extremely helpful as you try to decide what and how to study during the final month. Students find that working with someone who has already conquered the exam to be very reassuring during the most stressful period of studying.

I need help with the CARS section. Can an Elite Tutor help me with that?

Yes! Our Elite Tutors are trained to help you with every section of the MCAT.

How do I start meeting with a tutor?

To start meeting with your tutor, simply add Elite Tutoring to your cart, and complete the checkout process. Afterwards, you will receive an immediate confirmation email with detailed instructions for getting started.

You can immediately start our Create-your-own Study Plan Course, which will walk you through developing a rough draft study plan using the Study Plan Spreadsheet.

After that, you can schedule a your first at your convenience so that you can discuss your study plan with one of our Elite Tutors in a one-on-one setting.

How often will I meet with a 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. You are able to choose any available tutoring slot from your tutor’s calendar, whether that slot is two months from now or two days from now. You choose the time that works for you! Students love having this flexibility.

Is there any way to meet in person with my tutor?

All 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. Students really enjoy the fact that they can visit with their tutor without having to ever leave their apartment!

What materials will I receive as part of this tutoring program?

As soon as you enroll in Elite Tutoring, you will receive immediate and free access to all of the following:
  • Our MCAT Video Collection, which covers ALL the MCAT topics as listed by the AAMC.
  • All ten of our online content modules (Biology I, Physics II, etc) as well as MCAT Bootcamp with customization.
  • Create-your-own Study Plan Course, which includes our Create-your-own Study Plan Spreadsheet and Score Tracker.

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