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MAXWELL

TUTORING PROFILE

MCAT Score

99th Percentile

Undergraduate GPA

4.00

Undergraduate Studies

Biomedical Science Major; Creative Writing Minor

Special Expertise

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

Medical Education

Enrolled at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine

In-person Availability

Although most of my sessions are conducted online via video call, I am currently available to meet with students in Chicago!

More About Maxwell

Hi! I’m Max and I am very excited to help you along your MCAT journey! I graduated from The Ohio State University studying biomedical science with a minor in creative writing . I am currently a first-year medical school at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine 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

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Devin

“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!”

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Shreya

“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.”

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Tanish

“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!”
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Mikey

“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!”

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Avni

“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!”
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Luke

“I was so overwhelmed with the sheer volume that I needed to study to achieve an optimal score on the MCAT. With my current family and work life, I felt like maybe medical school just wasn’t for me if I didn’t have the time to do what needed to be done to do well on the MCAT. However, I still went ahead and I bought the Deluxe Pro Bundle from MCAT Self Prep and still felt like I needed help creating a viable plan of attack that meshed well with my current family life and work life. I knew that I needed someone to come along side me and help me create such a study plan. I browsed the tutors on MCAT Self Prep’s website. For some reason I felt drawn to set up a tutor session with Maxwell and it has been the absolute best decision I have made so far throughout this whole process. Getting guidance from someone who’s walked the walk and not only achieved a great MCAT score but got accepted into an amazing Medical School is just priceless in my opinion. Maxwell helped put my mind at ease and let me know that not only is it possible for me to do well on the MCAT but he made me feel like a worthy candidate for medical school. From there he helped me create the study plan that I had so desperately needed and helped me feel like I am studying effectively and efficiently especially given the fact that, again, I work full time and am married with two small boys. I am confident that with the plan that Maxwell and I laid out that I will crush my goals and put myself in an optimal position to be accepted to the school of my dreams. A huge heartfelt thanks to Maxwell and to MCAT Self Prep for helping me navigate a huge life change!!”

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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!

Can I defer my payment or pay in increments over time?

Yes! Simply select affirm pay over time at checkout to customize your payment plan with affirm. In some cases, affirm can decline users from using their pay-over-time service. If this happens, you can shoot me a message, and we’ll get you set up with a personalized monthly payment plan that will suit your financial needs. If you have questions or need to make changes to your affirm payment plan, you can contact affirm here. For non-affirm, custom payment plans, contact us.

Can I schedule sessions before my payment plan is paid off?

Yes! You can begin scheduling tutoring sessions right away after signing up. But keep in mind that we will suspend your account and postpone all remaining tutoring sessions if your recurring payment fails at any time. If you have questions or need to make changes to your affirm payment plan, you can contact affirm here. For non-affirm, custom payment plans, contact us.

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.

If you have a unique situation, have a lot of questions, or are looking for a confirmation that you are making the right purchase, you will likely benefit from consultation with our Head Tutor, Andrew George. He has worked one-on-one with hundreds of diverse students and will carefully consider your unique situation as he provides a careful recommendation and answers your questions.

How we Matched up the Khan Academy Passages with the eCourse Lessons

Each lesson of the eCourse contains links to 1 to 5 Khan Academy science passages for the purpose of providing you with non-AAMC material to practice your science passage reading skills on. By completing all the linked passages within every lesson, you will have finished all the freely available Khan Academy science passages.

To match up the Khan Academy Science Passages with the eCourse lessons, we carefully examined the passage and question content of each one. Then we decided which lesson of the eCourse best correlated with that content. You may notice that some passages don’t match up perfectly with the current lesson. If they don’t match up with the current lesson, they should match up with one of the previous lessons in the module. We did this carefully so that you could practice your science passage reading skills on passages that contain the content you’ve already learned.

Why we don’t recommend non-AAMC CARS practice questions

We recommend practicing CARS by reading non-AAMC CARS passages but not doing the associated practice problems. The reason we don’t recommend doing the practice problems is because the MCAT is written by the AAMC. They have a very unique style in which they write CARS practice questions that third-party companies (try as they might) are unable to replicate. When students spend time on non-AAMC CARS practice problems, they get familiar with the wrong style of questioning, leading them to overthink and incorrectly respond to the questions written by the AAMC. Thus, it is in your best interest to solely practice on AAMC CARS practice questions.

That said, we highly recommend practicing your reading skills on non-AAMC CARS passages. In our Ultimate CARS Strategy Course, we provide you with 1,000 free CARS passages and 100+ homework assignments, giving you ample material to practice on. Reading countless passages while practicing the proper reading habits and strategies will prepare you well to conquer the CARS section as it was written by the AAMC.

Which books do the lessons match up with?

The books we use in each lesson are linked below. We plan to stick with these older editions of the books since very little has changed and the older editions are much more affordable:

First Edition of the Kaplan 7-book Series
First Edition of the Princeton 7-book Series

Do the chapters match up perfectly?

The Kaplan Books, Princeton Books, and Khan Academy Videos were all produced by different authors. For this reason, there are some chapters in the Kaplan Book or Princeton Book that are not even found in the Khan Academy Videos and vice versa. For instance, the Kaplan and Princeton Books have chapters that cover certain experimental procedures that the Khan Academy Videos do not cover.

Our goal in matching up the books with the videos was to correlate the content as best as possible while also covering ALL the content from every resource. For this reason, when nothing in the Kaplan Books matched up with one of the video playlists, instead of leaving the reading assignment for Kaplan blank, we inserted material that did not fit in anywhere else (i.e. one of those chapters on an experimental procedure that was not covered by Khan Academy). So, when the assignment doesn’t appear to match up right, please know that this was intentional.

*If you follow the reading assignments outlined, you will finish the entire Kaplan 7-book series and/or Princeton 7-book series by the time you finish all 10 content modules.

Do the sections match up perfectly?

If the sections assigned in our eCourse do not match up with the sections contained in your content review book, you may have a different edition. The sections should still match up the large majority of the time, but in the rare instance that they don’t, I’d recommend simply reading sections that do match up and saving the ones that do not for a future lesson.

MCAT Launchpad Required!

Before jumping into our free eCourse, you’ll need to complete orientation by watching MCAT Launchpad. During this free 35-minute intro session with Head Tutor Andrew, you’ll learn 6 Keys to Earning a Top MCAT Score, the 5 Essential Elements of an Effective Study Plan, 12 Tips for Taking the Best MCAT Study Notes, and more! Andrew will also provide you with a detailed overview of the Free MCAT Prep Course, teaching you how to get started.

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