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  1. This was encouraging. Great job and thanks for sharing!

  2. I know you didn’t really study for be bio/biochem section, but what did you find to be helpful when reviewing? What resources, etc? Thanks!

  3. Tyler Mitchell says:

    I should also note, and meant to mention this in what I sent Leah, that teachers tend to have a lot more psych classes than most other majors, so I was pretty strong in that section before I had done any studying for it, it’s kind of stuck with me through the years of teaching. I still use the concepts, even if I didn’t remember the names of people or theories, so it wasn’t quite as hard to review for me.

    If you guys have other questions, bring them on! I’ll try to help as much as I can!

  4. Tyler Mitchell says:

    Moshe, I got a 514 on the AAMC scored practice exam a couple weeks before the real test, and then operated under the assumptions that I had heard about how the real test was harder than the practice

    S, my psych/soc studying was just the app I mentioned, the Barron’s AP Psych review book, and the crash course videos. I watched one Khan Academy video, and then I decided that I just didn’t have enough time to continue watching them for how long they were and how many of them they were.

  5. This is a great story, but I’m curious how Tyler prepared for the sociology portion of the exam. Also, I was surprised that he didn’t mention any of Khan Academy materials. Was there a reason for him to not utilize that resource? Thank you Tyler and Leah for this post.

  6. Moshe spatz says:

    How did you do on the practice and sample AAMC tests?

  7. This is such an inspirational story. I desire to take the MCAT during January 2017. I am currently unemployed and am unable to afford any MCAT materials, so free and cheap has become my two most loved words. Stories like this about real people with real obstacles give me hope. In addition to the resources Tyler mentioned, did he sign up for your MCAT study program or did he mostly study on his own, and utilize your free videos online?

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