97th Percentile Overall (Scored Above the 90th Percentile in Every Section)
Applying/Interviewing for MD programs; Currently Receiving Secondaries from Top Schools such as Dartmouth and Georgetown
Practice Question Writer and Editor for MCAT Self Prep and Testing Solutions; Award Winning Chemistry Teaching Assistant; Scored 99th Percentile on the Chemistry/Physics Section
Although most of Garrett’s sessions are conducted online via video call, he is currently available to meet with students on-campus at BYU
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Hear What Garrett's Students are Saying About Him
Kennedy found Garrett to be especially available and very knowledgeable. Here is what she has to say about her experience tutoring with Garrett: “Garrett definitely made a difference in my experience as a student. Without giving the answers away he would prompt my train of thought in the correct direction to think through my own problems. It was a rare occasion when he would need to refer to outside resources for the knowledge necessary to answer my questions. When seeking help his help, it was obvious to me that he had prepared beforehand. Not only were his chemistry and teaching skills superior, but he was very personable and was always willing to try and describe things in multiples ways without any annoyance or hurriedness, as I have had other tutors do in the past. He was also friendly and created an air of relaxation and focus, even when I may have been stressed or distracted. Lastly, he would take time out of his busy schedule to reply to emails or even meet in person to resolve any problems. When compared to past and present tutors, Garrett definitely made more of an effort and therefore had a greater effect on my learning.”
Garrett was a huge help during my MCAT preparations, between him and the MCAT Self Prep website I felt confident on Test Day that I had reviewed everything and that I had a clear understanding of the topics. Whenever I had any questions Garrett was super helpful by explaining the answers in a comprehensive way, (with diagrams when possible). Garrett was super flexible with our meetings and it was always super convenient to meet with him online. It was also a huge help that he would ask me questions after we reviewed a topic, because it allowed both of us to check my understanding, and then further review the material if necessary. Over the 5 weeks that I was intensely studying for the MCAT my score increased from 500 to ~512 on my last practice exams. Garrett's explanations and strategy tips really helped me make this score jump! I am so glad I found him and the MCAT Self Prep Website!
Brady found that as a tutor Garrett was always prepared with the expertise and materials to enhance his learning. Hear what he has to say about this experience: “Garrett was a tremendous help to me as a tutor. I came into it unprepared, and Garrett helped me climb the learning curve. He was extremely willing to accommodate my schedule, often meeting with me outside of his regular hours. These meetings were vital to my learning difficult thermodynamic, equilibrium, acid-base, and descriptive chemistry concepts that weren’t covered fully elsewhere. During our sessions, Garrett demonstrated good tutoring skills by solving problems together, giving me hints rather than telling me the answer right away. I felt that Garrett had extremely good mastery over some extremely difficult material, and his retention of the material especially impressed me. Garrett worked very hard to prepare in ways that helped me create an overarching framework for the concepts that we learned and helped me understand how they connected in greater detail. Garrett went above and beyond as my tutor, and I am very grateful to have had Garrett for a tutor when it was critical to have someone help me get from where I was to where I needed to be.”
Ashley found that Garrett truly pushed her to do her very best. Here is what she has to say: “Garrett was an effective tutor for me because he always had 3 or 4 ways of explaining a concept if I was not understanding it the first time. He was really good at making sure I actually understood the steps and concepts he was talking me through. If I nodded my head and said I understood the question and what he had taught me he would say, “okay, explain it to me then, and show me how to solve it.” This was incredibly effective because it forced me to actually master the reasoning behind questions, not just learn how to solve one particular question that I would never see again. Another thing he did that was specifically helpful for me was breaking down challenging problems into the simple concepts that I already knew. He helped me tackle problems step by step instead of getting intimidated by the seemingly impossible scenarios given. Garrett, unlike many other tutors I had, cared that I truly knew what I was doing. He wanted me to understand and appreciate the material I was learning so that I could apply it later as well.”
Hear Mike explain how Garrett’s tutoring with Garrett helped him break the curve and get close to a perfect score: “Garrett tutored me in a chemistry class and he was able to simplify concepts that I found difficult. He gave me the tools I needed to understand the material rather than just put me through a process of fact memorization and regurgitation. He taught me skills that I could apply in different scenarios. This applicable knowledge helped me so much more in the class and it was apparent to me that many of my classmates had missed out on that aspect in class and had not sought out additional help as I had with Garrett. The class average on the test covering the material that Garrett tutored me in was the lowest in that semester, but I got a near perfect score. I did not just do well personally, but I excelled beyond my classmates thanks to Garrett’s tutoring. He never made me feel dumb for not knowing certain things and he was extremely approachable which, in my experience, is not always the case with tutors or teaching assistants. He recognized that I had the capability to succeed in a subject matter that I know little about and helped me recognize that too.”
Graham has this to say regarding his experience tutoring with Garrett: “Garrett is a good teacher because he searches to truly understand the concepts that he is teaching. Whenever I asked him question he was either already prepared with the answer or he would quickly learn and give me the full answer rather than a half answer.. This helped me learn because I was always confident I was receiving the correct answer and never had any gaps in my understanding. His knowledge and preparation helps his students to succeed.”
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.
Click here to see what a normal tutoring session is like!
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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