• Zachary Reinstein

    Zachary Reinstein

    Tutoring Profile

  • MCAT Score

    100th Percentile (Scored Above the 97th Percentile in Every Section)

  • Undergraduate GPA


  • Undergraduate Studies

    Molecular Biology Major with a Minor in Chemistry

  • Medical Education

    Applying/Interviewing for MD-PhD programs; Currently Receiving Secondaries for Top-10 Schools such as Stanford and Johns Hopkins

  • Special Expertise

    Practice Question Writer and Editor for MCAT Self Prep and Testing Solutions; Scored 99th Percentile or Higher in CARS, Biochemistry/Biology, and Behavioral Science Sections; Significant Chemistry/Biology Lab Experience

  • In-person Availability

    Although most of Zachary’s sessions are conducted online via video call, he is currently available to meet with students on campus at BYU

More About Zachary

Hi! My name is Zachary Reinstein, and I am very excited to start working with you toward a top MCAT score. I love biology, I love research, and I love medicine. My hope is that as you study for the MCAT with me, not only will you get an amazing score, but you will develop a greater love and understanding for the human body.

Because of my varied interests, I currently applying to be physician-scientist at several institutions throughout the United States, and I am already receiving secondaries from top-10 schools such as Stanford and Johns Hopkins. This is a long track, but it will provide me with the tools I need to run a research lab and cancer clinical trials in the future.

Studying for the MCAT required a lot of self-discipline, but the tools from MCAT Self Prep and the guidance of my tutor kept me on track to succeed at a fraction of the cost that many of my friends paid for comparable programs. I was personally tutored and mentored by MCAT Self Prep’s Founder and CEO, Andrew George, so I am well acquainted with the MCAT Self Prep approach to conquering this test. I also have over a year and a half of experience as a volunteer tutor for chemistry and biology. As we study together, I will provide you with the same tools I used to get a top score, allowing you to reach your MCAT goals.

Beyond studying for the MCAT and doing research, I love to do a lot of things for fun and to keep busy. I swim to stay in shape, and I go camping and hiking to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. I also enjoy going to concerts in order to unwind a little bit. I have one younger sister who is starting college this year and happens to be a genius. Oh, I also lived in Africa for two years, which was pretty cool. Tutor with me and I’ll tell you about the time I saved my Congolese friend from being eaten by the hyenas!

I am excited to get to know you and help relieve the stress for you surrounding the MCAT. Talk soon!



Hear What Zachary's Students are Saying About Him

  • Hear what Bethany has to say about her experience tutoring with Zachary: “Zach always made himself available to help me and was willing to work with my schedule. He would break things down and explain them in a way that I could understand them. If I didn’t understand something right away, he was patient and worked with me until I felt confident in my understanding of the material. I would highly recommend Zach as a tutor for the MCAT.”



  • McKenna had a stellar experience with Zachary as her tutor: “I would recommend Zachary Reinstein as an MCAT tutor to anyone. While he has a depth of knowledge far beyond average for the undergraduate level, he is patient and good at making the complicated approachable and understandable. As my tutor and mentor he was constantly asking me follow-up questions to help me make connection to concepts that I already knew. Zachary is fun to talk to, patient, and approachable without compromising skill and knowledge.”



  • Amanda found Zach to be especially knowledgeable on the subject of chemistry. Here is her opinion regarding her experience working with Zachary: “I was very impressed by his patience, kindness, ability to explain difficult concepts and willingness to help me in ways we both thought were most effective. I was also very impressed with how knowledgeable he was. No matter the level of difficulty, he could always help me to solve problems despite having taken the class a year earlier. I would highly recommend him as an MCAT tutor.”



  • Colby was especially impressed with Zachary’s ability to explain difficult concepts. Here is what he has to say: “Zachary was an excellent tutor. He was able to understand concepts I could not and then he was able to explain then in a relatable way that made sense. Zachary was helpful in that he was able to simplify complicated procedures. He was punctual and dependable as well. His knowledge was sound and therefore he could teach me well. I recommend Zachary for MCAT tutoring.”



  • Breanna found Zachary to be especially personable and understanding: “Zach was always willing to accommodate in order to fit my schedule. He took the time to figure out what my individual learning style was, and broke things down visually to help me better understand difficult concepts. He never made me feel bad about having to repeat something and made sure I understood the material before moving on. His patient and compassionate character makes him a perfect candidate for an MCAT tutor!”



  • Best Prep, Best Price

    Our prices cannot be beat. While other companies charge as much as $3,999 for a 15-session package ($266 per session) with a barely-90th percentile tutor, tutoring with our 519+ Elite Tutors starts at just $49 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 $249 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
    $ 99.99 /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
    $ 87.49 /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
    $ 74.99 /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
    $ 62.49 /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
    $ 49.99 /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

How is the MCAT Self Prep Elite 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 97th percentile or higher on the new MCAT with most of our tutors having scores in the 100th percentile. We also require each of our tutors to obtain 5 testimonials from past students before they can even begin working for us. Most importantly, our Elite Tutors all earned their top scores using the MCAT Self Prep Program, so they know our recipe for success. 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!

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 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 that will help 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:

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 half-an-hour session, your Elite Tutor will examine your progress and help you adjust your study plan using the Study Plan Spreadsheet.

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

I need help with the CARS section. Can an Elite 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, research has shown that the very best way to improve one’s reading comprehension abilities is through one-on-one tutoring.

If you really struggle with CARS, we’d highly recommend our Ultimate CARS Strategy Course. This course includes 10 Virtual Video Sessions with Head Tutor Andrew (a $3,749.90 value) in which he will walk you through key research-based reading strategies that have helped many of his students improve their CARS scores by 40 points. Bundling this course with Elite Tutoring as part of a CARS Course PLUS Plan will save you close to 10-percent on your tutoring purchase. Click here to learn more about this popular package.

How do I start meeting with a tutor?

To start meeting with your tutor, simply choose the tutoring package that meets your needs, add it 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. You will also gain access to your Study Portal in which you can start adding topics/questions for your tutor.

After assessing your needs, we will quickly match you to a qualified Elite Tutor. Upon assignment, they will promptly reach out and share their calendar with you, so that you can schedule your first meeting.

Can I try before I buy? Is there any sort of Money Back Guarantee?

All of our tutoring packages are covered by our Money Back Guarantee, which promises your money back for all remaining sessions if you are at all dissatisfied before your third session. Additionally, if you are dissatisfied with your Elite Tutor at any point, you can always request to work with another Elite Tutor. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

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! Students love having this flexibility.

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 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 apply for and use PayPal Credit, you’ll simply select it as your payment option during checkout. Click here to learn more about this payment option.

I am a low-income student and am worried about being able to afford private tutoring. Will I be able to afford this?

Our mission is to make 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 do everything we can 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 contact us, 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.

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. The online Study Portal shared between you and your Elite Tutor allows your tutor to prepare and input 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!

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 packages/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. 🙂

What if I don’t use up all of my sessions?

If you don’t end up using all of your tutoring sessions before taking the MCAT, we’d recommend using them for application guidance, essay editing, and interview practice. Your sessions will never expire and can be used anyway you’d like.

What if I end up needing more sessions?

When you purchase a tutoring package, we provide you with an automatic discount that allows you to purchase Single Tutoring Sessions for the same price per session as the original tutoring package that you purchase. For instance, if you purchase the Deluxe Tutoring Package with an Elite Tutor at $49.99 per session and you end up needing a few more sessions, you can purchase those one at a time at $49.99 per session.

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 unable to make the full payment upfront, feel free to take advantage of our financing options available through PayPal Credit.

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

As part of your tutoring package order, 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, Study Portal, and Score Tracker.

Get in Touch

Not too sure what package/plan is right for you? Andrew can help!