• Maxwell Wilberding

    Maxwell Wilberding

    Tutoring Profile

  • MCAT Score

    99th Percentile

  • Undergraduate GPA

    3.96

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Biomedical Science Major; Creative Writing Minor

  • Special Expertise

    Scored 99th Percentile on the Chemistry/Physics Section; 98th Percentile on the Critical Analysis and Reading Section; 100th Percentile on the Biology/Biochemistry Section; Literary Magazine Journal Editor

  • 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 The Ohio State University

More About Maxwell

Hi! I’m Max and I am very excited to help you along your MCAT journey! I am currently in my senior year at The Ohio State University studying biomedical science with a minor in creative writing. I am now applying for medical school and am hoping for a career that combines my passions of surgery, pediatrics, and academic medicine. Whether it be tutoring during free periods, helping colleagues pick up their ACT scores, or just being the friend to reach out to with an MCAT question, I have always prioritized and loved watching others succeed.

I have grown up with a family of diverse talents and interests. My older sister Madeline designs for Adidas Originals--yes, she has met Kanye West, Beyonce, and many others. My two younger brothers, Michael and Matthew, each love the more mechanical sides of the world: Michael is an aviation engineering major, and Matthew just finished restoring a 1987 Honda motorcycle. Having grown up in this household, I understand and appreciate the variety of ways in which people can learn. While some revel in repetitive practice, others find more success through demonstrations and practicalities. My goal for you is to find your best strategy to climb this MCAT mountain and emerge victorious on the other side.

My own MCAT journey certainly featured its struggles. Though I loved working on engines, MCAT physics was not so practical, and I drilled misconceptual questions so hard that I began dreaming in force diagrams. I love to read too, but CARS passages on a thousands-year-old painting were closer to putting me to sleep than enlivening me to an author’s perspective. Rather than just hope for physics passages on engine pistons or Hemingway-only CARS, I adjusted, studied, and applied unique routines to approach every question with a positive, conquering attitude. In the end, I gave my best and achieved a score that I am proud of. As I have grown from this experience and those of my students, I am ready to share this ambitious attitude with you as we sublimate struggles into a great MCAT score.

When I’m not studying anatomy or pipetting in my cancer lab, I enjoy working on my car and motorcycle, performing standup comedy, and writing creative nonfiction. Each of these played an essential role in shaking off stress during my MCAT journey, and I’m excited to hear what helps you relax!

Again, I am really excited to begin working with you. I know how stressful and overwhelming this MCAT beast can be at times, and I promise to give you my very best every session. As your brain swells with amino acid knowledge and your scores improve, you will finish this journey knowing you gave it everything you have, and I will be there to make sure you are proud of your score. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best,

Max

Hear What Maxwell's Students are Saying About Him

  • “Max is a fantastic tutor. He is great at determining the source of confusion that causes someone to miss a problem. He then breaks his explanations down into pieces that make it easy to understand and remember. He is incredibly patient and devoted to his students and helps make learning more enjoyable. Max helped me gain confidence in my abilities to conquer my hardest sections!”

    Devin

    Devin

  • “Max was a fantastic resource during my MCAT preparation, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an effective tutor! He was able to answer any questions I had about content and did a great job making difficult concepts easier to understand. Max was also very patient and spent an ample of time with me to create successful strategies that best fit my learning style. My sessions with Max were crucial to my success on test day. I cannot thank Max enough for his support and guidance throughout the process!”

    Tanish

    Tanish

  • “Max is one of the most patient, understanding people I’ve ever had tutor me. He does an amazing job of distilling complex ideas into simple concepts that I can understand, and when I still don’t understand, he finds a unique way to explain the material to me. Whenever I have a question, Max was always responsive and immediately found time for me, which I am very appreciative of!”

    Avni

    Avni

  • “Max is a wonderful tutor who I would recommend to students at all learning levels. I struggled with physics at times, and Max was good at breaking down complex problems to make them more tangible. He also is great at connecting difficult concepts to real-world applications, which is especially important for doing well on the MCAT. He has a lighthearted personality, is fun to work with, and can honestly answer pretty much any question you have."

    Shreya

    Shreya

  • “Not only is Max an outstanding tutor, but he is also an all around great guy. Max was patient, easy to talk to, and always had a positive attitude during our tutoring sessions. He was always prepared and explained complex science topics in a clear and concise way, making them much easier to understand. I highly recommend Max to anyone looking to improve their MCAT scores!”

    Mikey

    Mikey

  • Best Prep, Best Price

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Elite Tutoring Packages

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

      Students simply in need of a customized study plan.

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    $ 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.

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  • 40 Tutoring Sessions
    $ 149.99 /session
    • Recommended for:

      Students needing significant help with several weak areas.

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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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