Too Many MCAT Notes?

You’re premed! You’re a diligent student, and a hard worker. Which means… as you study you take notes. LOTS of notes! Perhaps too many? How neat are your MCAT notes? How detailed are they? As an undergraduate, I prided myself on taking very good notes. Approaching OCD level. I had a collection of colored pens […]

My MCAT Study Distraction List

I have trouble focusing. I have ADHD and many of my students do as well. In my case, it’s not severe enough to require medication. But enough to get in my way if I don’t focus 100%. As I sit and contemplate it, I think our instant-connection/notification-world has us ALL suffering from some form of […]

Active Writing for Long Term MCAT Memorization

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 […]

Organic Chemistry Syllabus Companion Topics List

Knee deep in Orgo topics? Looking to replace boring, sterile, formal reading with step-by-step Videos and colorful Tutorials? Use the guide below to quickly find everything you need. Match up your professor’s Organic Chemistry syllabus to my Orgo Tutorials, Videos, Cheat Sheets, and Practice Quizzes! Start PRE-LEARNING as much as you can. This will help you […]

Organic Chemistry Pre-Finals Video 1

The first step in pre-final success is setting yourself up FOR success. Video 1 is all about the ‘Backwards Calendar’. What does this mean? How will it help? Watch and find out Found this page through a friend? Sign up at Leah4sci.com/Finals for the entire mini-series   Video 2 to follow shortly In the meantime, after leaving a […]

Newspaper Strategy For Increasing your MCAT Verbal (CARS) Score

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 […]

The Secret to Conquering Study Procrastination

Picture this scenario. You know you have to study for a big exam, but you’re not confident with the material. You open your book to study, find yourself getting more and more frustrated, and just give up. You know you need to study, but keep finding good reasons to procrastinate until the day before the […]

The Secret To Effective Studying During Chores, Workouts, and Mundane Tasks

As a college student studying organic chemistry among a load of other courses, you are likely a very busy person! And if you’re like me, you probably feel guilty every time you do something that doesn’t involve studying! Every day you have many mundane tasks to complete. While you would prefer to be studying, you […]

Pencil Trick For Classifying Primary Secondary and Tertiary Carbon Atoms

As an organic chemistry tutor, one of the first and more complicated topics that my students need help with is how to quickly recognize primary, secondary and tertiary carbon atoms within a molecule. There are a number of ways to do this. I’ll explain them then show you a trick you can apply to get […]

What Every Student Needs To Know About Studying In The Bathroom

Have you ever considered how much time you waste when you’re in the bathroom? Do you ever do something to pass the time while you’re on the can? For example, read a magazine or book, answer text messages or emails, etc. Here’s a trick to learn more information and minimize study distractions without adding any […]