Active Writing for Long Term MCAT Memorization

Active Writing for Long Term Memorization for MCAT studying

Preparing for the MCAT is a slow and steady process. But with so much to learn and remember, How do you ensure that you don’t forget the old material as you move on learning more and more new content? The purpose of Phase 1 is building a solid content foundation. This is accompanied by the […]

The Right Time to Take the MCAT

The Right Time to Take the MCAT

When should you take your MCAT? This is the million dollar question. If your dream is to become a physician, you have to take the MCAT. Medical schools in the United States and Canada require this exam; as well as many schools in the Caribbean, Australia, Europe, even Asia. Since the majority of my MCAT […]

MCAT Full Length Practice Test Advice Video

MCAT Full Length Practice Exams Video

MCAT Full Length Practice Tests – you KNOW you need them, but… When should you take them? How many should you take? How do you learn FROM each exam to slowly increase your scores? These are just some of the questions I hear on a regular basis. Below is a workshop video recording answering this […]

MCAT Prep Study Hours to Months Breakdown

MCAT Prep Hours to months breakdown by Leah4sci

As an MCAT tutor I hear this question often. Students looking ahead to their exam date want to know how many months they should set aside in preparation for the MCAT. I realize that with so much to cover on the MCAT it’s overwhelming, and having a definite ‘number’ potential makes the task less daunting. […]

The Best Time to Take Your 1st MCAT Practice Test

When to take MCAT full length practice test

I often hear premed students say, “I’m not ready to take a full length MCAT yet because I haven’t finished reviewing all the content.” This is a very common argument. This argument seems to make sense at first glance. After all, if the MCAT is 7.5 hours long, covering 8 different topics ranging from physics […]

Wake Up To A Better MCAT Score

Wake up to a better MCAT score by improvig your sleeping habits

The MCAT is a grueling 7.5-hour exam with an official start time of 8 a.m. This means that you will have to wake up at around 6 am so you have time to eat, shower, commute, and arrive at the testing site with enough time for the lengthy check-in process. But it is common knowledge that […]

How to Build Endurance for the 7.5 hour MCAT

Build endurance for the 7.5 hour mcat exam

The 2015 MCAT is not only a newer exam but it’s also longer, in the number of sections and the time per section. Although the exam itself is just over six hours, which includes four sections 90 to 95 minutes each, the breaks in between sections bring it a total of seven and one half […]

MCAT Resources

mcat resources exams practice videos and more

With so much information out there, how do you even know where to start? Here is a list of resources I recommend using in preparation for your upcoming exam. Must-Have AAMC Resources: the Complete Official AAMC MCAT Bundle Get all of the AAMC practice resources listed below at a bulk discount. AAMC Official Sample MCAT – […]

The New MCAT Demystified

MCAT sections scores timeline and dates

When the AAMC released a brand new MCAT style in 2015, there was a great deal of panic among pre-med students. (2017 Test/score release dates below) The exam contains more sections as well as more questions per section, and covers quite a bit more information compared to the old exam (video). But it’s not as bad as it sounds. […]

Newspaper Strategy For Increasing your MCAT Verbal (CARS) Score

Newspaper Strategy for MCAT Verbal Reasoning

The MCAT’s Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section is a challenge for many pre-med students. You may have spent your undergrad studying the sciences without much time for casual or academic reading. Also, unlike the sciences you are used to, you can’t study cold hard facts to improve your verbal (CARS) score. As an MCAT […]