• Hayden Smith

    Hayden Smith

    Tutoring Profile

  • MCAT Score

    100th Percentile

  • Undergraduate GPA

    3.99

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Biostatistics

  • Special Expertise

    Chemistry/Physics (99th Percentile) Biology/Biochemistry (99th Percentile) Psychology/Sociology (100th Percentile) Anatomy Lab Teaching Experience

  • Medical Education

    Currently applying to medical school

  • In-person Availability

    Although most of my sessions are conducted online via video call, I am currently available to meet with students on-campus at Brigham Young University.

More About Hayden

Hi! My name is Hayden, and I’m excited to help you prepare for and crush the MCAT. The MCAT can be so daunting and overwhelming with its high amount of content and unique question styles. After months of studying and preparing, I learned valuable methods, techniques, and knowledge about this exam that I want to share with you. I hope to be your guide on this journey and help you reach your goal score through individualized tutoring and positive feedback.

When I first decided to begin studying for the MCAT, I didn’t know where to start. I was lucky that I had a friend refer me to MCAT Self Prep. The eCourse is organized in a way that breaks down all the information into small, bite-sized chunks. By helping me create a study plan, MCAT Self Prep gave me direction on where to start studying and how to study; if I felt lost or overwhelmed, a tutor could help me with this. Using the easily organized videos and flashcards, I started making measurable progress on my MCAT preparation. I also was able to discover my weaknesses and find ways to strengthen those to become some of my greatest strengths. MCAT Self Prep helped me go from unsure about my abilities to being confident when test day came. With the right plan and preparation, you will feel confident about the test too when you need to take it.

Outside of MCAT tutoring, I have been a teaching assistant for Introductory Sociology and currently teach Anatomy in the anatomy cadaver labs. I have loved helping students learn and grow. Working with students, I have learned the importance of individualized approaches, flexibility, and positivity while studying. We are all unique, with different backgrounds, schedules, and learning styles. I want to work with you to develop a personalized plan that fits all your needs and wants for your MCAT prep so that you can succeed and be prepared for anything that comes your way. I have learned so much as I have studied for the MCAT, taken it, and worked with other students. I can’t wait to share what I have learned with you!

A little more information about me: I love to fly fish, camp, ski, and spend time with my wife. I currently work on a research project using lichens as air pollution indicators. I work as a medical assistant. I am currently a senior at Brigham Young University and am applying to medical school right now.

Studying for the MCAT can be a stressful experience, and I am here to support and help you in any way possible. I am ready to make this MCAT journey with you and work together to help you achieve the score you want.

If you are interested in working with me, simply scroll down and sign up for the tutoring package of your choice. Or, if you have some questions before signing up, feel free to reach out for a free 10-minute phone consultation using the form at the very bottom of the page.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kind regards,
Hayden

Hear What Hayden's Students are Saying About Him

  • “Hayden made a big difference in my academic career last year as he helped me to gain a deeper understanding of some difficult concepts. I always felt like he was there for me when I needed the extra attention. He makes daunting material seem very manageable and his positive attitude is contagious! I bet you would love it if Hayden were your MCAT tutor!”

    Jonathan

    Jonathan

  • “Hayden is an excellent tutor and I would highly recommend him to anyone, since he is both professional and reliable. My experiences learning from Hayden have all been extremely positive. Hayden has an approachable personality that makes it easy to ask him questions without feeling inferior or behind. Hayden is able to teach clearly by connecting harder concepts to concepts already mastered. Hayden is driven, focused, disciplined, and extremely kind. I trust him to help me study for the MCAT! Don’t pass him up!”

    Craig

    Craig

  • “Hayden is just the kind of tutor all pre-med students need. He has a mastery of the material, a remarkable ability to teach simply, and he has the patience one needs to teach such difficult scientific concepts. When helping me learn anatomy and biology, I was extremely impressed by his knowledge and grateful for how he coached us to really understand the material, rather than merely memorize it. He always came well-prepared to teach and help his students, and on the rare occasion he didn't know an answer to a question, he was quick and diligent in finding answers rather than writing off the question as other tutors often did. I can say that Hayden continues to be a mentor to his colleagues and a reliable source for good information. He is humble and genuinely cares for those he works with, and I would put total trust in Hayden as an MCAT tutor and would recommend him to anyone!”

    Annie

    Annie

  • “Anyone would be lucky to have Hayden as a tutor! He is so great at teaching clearly and patiently. He has a way of taking material that you know and expounding it to include the information you are struggling to grasp. He simplifies difficult science concepts. I am always grateful to learn alongside him because he is passionate about what he does, kind, and fun to be around. He doesn’t just give away the answer, but instead he helps you to develop the critical thinking process necessary to find the answer on your own. I can always tell that he loves what he studies and cares about how I do. That is so refreshing in comparison to other tutors who treat teaching as just another job. I am confident in Hayden’s tutoring abilities and I highly recommend him.

    Natalie

    Natalie

  • “Hayden is a fantastic tutor. He is able to take difficult science concepts and explain them clearly by breaking them down into their simplest components. He teaches by asking questions that lead me to the answer, allowing me to develop critical things skills and to internalize what I'm learning. Not only is Hayden a great teacher, but he is also extremely personable, reliable, and fun to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to achieve a great score on their MCAT.”

    Noah

    Noah

  • 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.

Request a Free Consultation

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