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Find MCAT tutors in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 MCAT tutoring services in Philadelphia, PA

Students agree: these Philadelphia mcat tutors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Lila Tutoring

Lila Tutoring

5.0(3)
Offers online services
2 hires on Tutors
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Jennifer M. says, "Kourosh is an excellent teacher and very kind. He helped prepare my daughter for the CAT online and was patient and thorough, often providing additional problems for her to work on in between sessions." Read more
Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

New on Tutors
Offers online services
47+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
With personalized service and proven results, we provide students with skills and strategies to get the scores they are looking for. As the only Accredited Tutoring Service in South Jersey, students and parents can rest, assured that they will get the best in tutoring, either in center or remote.
TutorsPro

TutorsPro

5.0Exceptional(21)
Offers online services
68 hires on Tutors
5+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Alex S. says, "I have been working with Mark to prep for my SATs along with honors biology. He has been super helpful and patient in explaining everything and anything whenever I have questions. He is also fun to learn from." Read more
Masaraat @ SoFlo SAT Tutors

Masaraat @ SoFlo SAT Tutors

New on Tutors
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Hello, I'm Masaraat. Fun fact: I am the college admissions team leader at SoFlo Tutors. I enjoy interacting with students. The moment a student "clicks" with a new concept is the most fulfilling for me when I'm a tutor because their enthusiasm is contagious, and it's an honor to be able to assist them in getting there! I am a nice, patient, and kind person on a more personal level! Partnering with my tutoring company, SoFlo Tutors, I work one-on-one with students to prepare them for the SAT and ACT. I graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Culture & Politics, scored in the top percentile on both tests, and have worked as a tut
Tarun Emani

Tarun Emani

New on Tutors
Offers online services
Serves Philadelphia, PA
AP Calculus AB - 5 AP Statistics - 5 AP Calculus BC - 5 SAT Math - 800 As a current Penn State student who’s majoring in Economics and data science, I have taken a wide variety of math courses and am well versed in teaching them. Generally, any high school level calculus course or statistics course will be easy for me to tutor in. I tutored all levels of high school math while being a senior last year along with tutoring at the elementary schools in the area. I have worked with both younger kids and college students. I create personalized lesson plans and practice problems based on the needs of the student.

Your MCAT Tutoring questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Tutors.

How much does an MCAT tutor cost?

MCAT tutors charge an average of $50 to $150 per hour. Tutors provide personalized, one-on-one, or small group instruction to help you prepare for the MCAT. They may focus on test-taking strategies, review practice materials, and help you improve your performance on practice tests.

Some students hire a tutor who specializes in the subjects where they are weakest. For example, if chemistry is your lowest-scoring area, you may hire a tutor to help you with that section of the MCAT only. Some tutors may offer package deals for multiple sessions or long-term commitments.

What is the MCAT?

The MCAT is a standardized computer test that most medical schools require for admission. It is given throughout the year at Pearson VUE testing centers around the world. Medical schools use MCAT scores to gauge a student's readiness for the challenges of medical school. 

The 6-hour, 15-minute test has four multiple-choice sections that assess a student's knowledge of chemistry and physics, biology and biochemistry, psychology and social behavior, and critical reasoning skills.

How long is the MCAT?

The MCAT is an all-day exam. The actual seated time for the exam is 7 hours 30 minutes, which includes instructions and breaks in between sections. While these breaks are optional, they are recommended. The actual testing time is 6 hours and 15 minutes long for the 4 sections.

What is a good MCAT score?

A good MCAT score depends on the school you want to attend. The median MCAT score is 500 on a scale from 472 to 528. The highest-ranked med schools typically have higher average score requirements. Less competitive medical schools take students with lower scores.

Most students attempt to score as well as or better than the average score of admitted students. The higher the average score at your preferred school, the higher you will need to score to have a chance at admission to their program.

What is on the MCAT?

The MCAT has 4 sections designed to test your science knowledge, including:

  • Biological and Biochemical foundations of Living Systems– This 95 minute section includes 59 multiple-choice questions about biology, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry concepts.
  • Chemical and Physical foundations of Biological Systems– This 95 minute section includes 59 multiple-choice questions about biology, organic and inorganic chemistry, and physics concepts.
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section – This 95 minute section includes 59 multiple-choice questions about psychology, sociology, and biology concepts.
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Section – This 90 minute section includes 53 multiple-choice questions that test your comprehension, analysis, and reasoning skills by asking you to analyze information provided in written passages.

How hard is the MCAT?

The difficulty of the MCAT depends on how well you are prepared, your familiarity with the test content, and your abilities as a test-taker. The test is considered difficult because it is a full day exam covering a vast number of scientific topics.

The test is high stakes since the score can determine your admission to medical school. This pressure to do well, along with the time-pressure of the test itself, make it one of the hardest exams you will ever take.

How many times can you take the MCAT?

Students are permitted to take the MCAT 7 times in their lifetime. Additionally, your attempts are limited to 3 times in a single testing year, or 4 times in a two-year period. No shows or void attempts are included in these limits.

A voided attempt is when you choose at the end of the exam to not have your attempt scored. Students use this option when they feel they performed poorly and do not want that score to count on their permanent record. Instead, they void the exam and are not scored. The test attempt counts toward the annual limit, but the possibly low score is not recorded for medical schools to see.

How to save money on the MCAT?

Here are some helpful suggestions that can save you money on your MCAT costs:

  • Apply for financial aid through the AAMC Fee Assistance Program.
  • Keep your original test date and testing site to avoid costly rescheduling fees. If you must make changes, do it as early as possible to avoid higher fees.
  • Use free or low-cost study materials rather than more costly MCAT tutors or prep courses.
  • Prepare well to ensure a good score on your first test attempt. Test attempts are costly and limited.

What questions should I ask an MCAT tutor?

Some questions you should ask a potential MCAT tutor include:

  • How much is your tutoring rate per hour?
  • Do you offer packages or discounts for long-term commitments?
  • What is your educational background?
  • Have you taken the MCAT yourself?
  • How long have you been an MCAT tutor?
  • Have you been able to help students improve their MCAT scores?
  • What is your teaching style?
  • Do you tailor your approach to my learning style?
  • What study materials do you include?
  • Will you provide practice tests to gauge my improvement?
  • What is your availability? Will we meet in person or online?

Reviews for Philadelphia MCAT tutoring services

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Laury B.
Overall great experience Mr.kourosh did an amazing job with five years old autistic son. He’s patient and understanding and unique way of teaching is amazing. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Lila Tutoring
Michael R.
TutorsPro is a life savor! There are so many positives! First, their tutors are very flexible with their time. There are numerous occasions where I need more time to work with my tutor or I have a conflict with a session, but the tutors always work with my schedule to make sure I never feel behind in class. They are willing to sacrifice extra time out of their life to make room for students to make sure they feel comfortable in any subject. Additionally, they are very easy to communicate with. I have never had a problem where we are not on the same page with session times. They are very happy to communicate with us and they always make sure there is room for a session. Lastly, most importantly, they always teach in a way where all students can understand. My grades would significantly be lower without a tutor in TutorsPro. I highly recommend TutorsPro if students want to be successful in a specific class.
TutorsPro
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