As an MCAT tutor, my students come to learn from me. But more often than not, I learn from and get inspired by my students. Today I did a strategy session with a fascinating non-traditional premed student.
She graduated college 2 years ago but kept postponing her MCAT due to a full time job and 7 year old son.
But she's determined to reach her goal and I am determined to help her get there.
During her MCAT Strategy Session we mapped out overall goals then broke them down into mini attainable goals.
She did NOT want me sharing but I begged her promising full anonymity in the hopes that you can learn from her plan and get inspired by her effort.
Her Big Concern
How to balance MCAT prep to get a competitive score despite having to balance a full time job and taking care of her 7 year old son.
I had her take the AAMC sample test prior to our session and she scored under 40% in EVERY SINGLE section, as low as 21% correct on the lowest section.
Working in her favor
She has a very supportive husband who will help ensure that she has reasonable uninterrupted study time.
Score a 512 on an early MCAT to ensure the score works in her favor, and have a completed application as early in the cycle as possible to maximize her chances of acceptance.
Bonus time studying refers to the Audio Study Strategy
Breaking Down Content Blocks
Backwards Calendar with Mini Goals
What about you?
Do you need help breaking down your daily schedule, setting up mini-goals, and figuring out how to get there? Let me help you set up a step by step plan to help you reach your goals. Click HERE for more information on scheduling an MCAT Strategy Session
As of Oct 10 this student has sent back many secondaries, already had 2 interviews and more scheduled.