The Best MCAT Test Prep
We have some of the premier MCAT Test Prep tutors to help you prepare for the Medical College Admission Test better known as the MCAT. You don’t have to worry about cookie cutter large test prep classes; we have the best MCAT tutors that can do 1 on 1 tutoring and small group tutoring in Houston to maintain individualized attention.
What topics are covered on the MCAT?
There are a variety of science topics on the MCAT that are designed to measure your academic knowledge and verbal reasoning skills. Some of the topics include:
3. Physical & Biological Cognitive Skills
1. Verbal reasoning
2. Verbal reasoning cognitive skills
Our Test Prep Material:
1. Official Guide to the MCAT exam (contains 146 actual MCAT questions)
Our MCAT prep begins with an online practice MCAT to assess your individual strengths and weaknesses. Then our tutors will arrange a MCAT self assessment to create your in individualized lesson plan.
What is on the MCAT?
The MCAT is a computer based multiple choice test organized into four sections: (1) Chemistry and Physics, (2) Critical Reasoning, (3) Biology and Biochemistry, and (4) Psychology and Sociology. These sections are completed in this order during the test administration. Each section presents its questions in the context of a reading passage. Additionally, after every section, there is an (optional) 10 minute or 30 minute break for you to go to the restroom, eat, or relax. While you can technically skip the breaks, you should NOT. The official names, timing and number of questions in each section are below:
|Section||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||TIME|
|Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems||59||95 minutes|
|Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills||53||90 minutes|
|Lunch Break||30 minutes|
|Biological and Biochemical
Foundations of Living Systems
|Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior||59||95 minutes|
Our MCAT Prep Process:
- Asssessment: Our tutoring will begin with practice testing for all our students needed which would be from the Official MCAT Prep Hub. We will help students enroll for an account. This will allow students to both become familiar with the exam and will allow us to see where the weak areas of your individual students is.
- Instruction: Our MCAT Prep Instruction will include Strategies and Techniques developed by our expert medical team, that goes into techniques in various areas including but not limited to: Time Management, Passage Reading, Preventing Careless Errors, Proper Guessing Strategies, Indentifying Tough Questions. The sections we can cover, dependent upon the hours enrolled may include: (1) Chemistry and Physics, (2) Critical Reasoning, (3) Biology and Biochemistry, and (4) Psychology and Sociology
- Practice: The Instructor will work out practice problems with students and will have students practice questions within the lesson itself.
- Homework: Students will be assigned homework to practice after each MCAT lesson.
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MCAT Tutors for Schools & University Partnerships
We work closely with school administrators and teachers to provide effective programs that are designed to make a significant impact on student performance. We are locally owned and not a franchise, so we can tailor a specific educational program with our MCAT tutors to match the needs of your students.
HOW YOU CAN PREP FOR THE MCAT
You have already begun to prepare to do your best on the MCAT by working hard and taking relevant pre-med classes at your university or college. The content and skills tested on the MCAT are the same as those that help you succeed in your college classes, so keep up the hard work!
In addition to doing your best in school, you can also do the following things to prepare to succeed on the MCAT:
- Start with enough time to begin preparing—at least 2 months or so will give you enough time to read and review the material as well as any gaps in your knowledge
- Reviewing your class notes of relevant classes—the introductory courses in general chemistry general physics, biology, psychology, and sociology along with second and third year organic chemistry and biochemistry is a good starting point
- Practice MCAT sections or MCAT style questions under a timed environment while learning the material. Make sure to go over a passage example of problems every day in each of the four test sections.
- Take full-length MCAT practice tests once every week or two before the real thing to build endurance. The MCAT is a long and complex exam; make sure you have prepared yourself mentally and physically for it by practicing all aspects of the exam.
- After a few weeks, make sure the practice exams are done in one sitting—this helps emulate the real rigors and tiredness of the test and helps teach you to pace yourself.
- After a practice test, go do something else for the day. Come back and look at each of your mistakes the next day. This allows you to separate yourself from the test, but still remember why you chose the answers you did and how to fix them.
- Don’t freeze and work on a single question for too long—all of the questions have the same weight, so spending 5 minutes on a question (and not getting to the rest) will hurt you. The MCAT allows you to mark questions, so come back to it once you have finished the easy ones.
- Deal with test anxiety (relaxation techniques, self-affirmation, familiarity with the exam, etc.)
- Know that you can retake the MCAT if you do not get the score you want