MCAT Tutoring

The MCAT is a computer-based test required for admission to medical school. Most selective medical schools heavily weigh the MCAT in their admissions decisions.

Our MCAT Tutoring Program

Our educational approach to the MCAT involves comprehensive, long-term study of the core concepts in science, social science, and verbal reasoning tested on the exam. Our students develop a deep understanding of the material and hone crucial analytical skills that help them excel both on the MCAT and as they continue their academic and professional careers.

The depth and breadth of material tested on the MCAT demands rigorous study. Through weekly meetings, homework assignments, and timed, full-length practice tests, students learn the concepts, synthesize the information, and practice targeted strategies for approaching each section of the exam.

Contact us to speak to a program consultant about your goals and set up a diagnostic MCAT.

Program Length

We recommend that students study for the MCAT for at least 4–6 months. Because students’ science backgrounds vary considerably, longer programs may be advisable. Based on diagnostic test scores and other considerations we will tailor a plan that meets each student’s individual needs.

 

MCAT Format

Section

Number of Questions

Minutes per Section

Content

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

59 Questions

95 Minutes

Physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

53 Questions

90 Minutes

Passage-based reading comprehension

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

59 Questions

95 Minutes

Biology and biochemistry

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

59 Questions

95 Minutes

Neuroscience, psychology, and sociology

 

Download MCAT Format and Timing as a PDF.

 

How is the MCAT Scored?

  • Total scores range from 472 to 528, a sum of the four section scores.
  • Each of the four sections is scaled from 118 to 132.
  • The MCAT does not penalize incorrect answers.

When is the MCAT Taken?

The MCAT is currently offered approximately 25 times a year, with test dates concentrated in the spring and summer.

Test Date 60 Day Deadline 30 Day Deadline 10 Day Deadline
March 9, 2024 January 9, 2024 February 8, 2024 February 28, 2024
March 22, 2024 January 22, 2024 February 21, 2024 March 12, 2024
April 12, 2024 February 12, 2024
March 13, 2024
April 2, 2024
April 13, 2024 February 13, 2024
March 14, 2024 April 3, 2024
April 26, 2024 February 26, 2024 March 27, 2024 April 16, 2024
April 27, 2024 February 27, 2024 March 28, 2024 April 17, 2024
May 4, 2024 March 5, 2024 April 4, 2024 April 24, 2024
May 10, 2024 March 11, 2024 April 10, 2024 April 30, 2024
May 11, 2024 March 12, 2024 April 11, 2024 May 1, 2024
May 16, 2024 March 17, 2024 April 16, 2024 May 6, 2024
May 24, 2024 March 25, 2024 April 24, 2024 May 14, 2024
June 1, 2024 April 2, 2024 May 2, 2024 May 22, 2024
June 14, 2024 April 15, 2024 May 15, 2024 June 4, 2024
June 15, 2024 April 16, 2024 May 16, 2024 June 5, 2024
June 22, 2024 April 23, 2024 May 23, 2024 June 12, 2024
June 27, 2024 April 28, 2024 May 28, 2024 June 17, 2024
July 13, 2024 May 14, 2024 June 13, 2024 July 3, 2024
July 26, 2024 May 27, 2024 June 26, 2024 July 16, 2024
August 2, 2024 June 3, 2024 July 3, 2024 July 23, 2024
August 17, 2024 June 18, 2024 July 18, 2024 August 7, 2024
August 23, 2024 June 24, 2024 July 24, 2024 August 13, 2024
August 24, 2024 June 25, 2024 July 25, 2024 August 14, 2024
September 5, 2024 July 7, 2024 August 6, 2024 August 26, 2024
September 6, 2024 July 8, 2024 August 7, 2024 August 27, 2024
September 13, 2024 July 15, 2024 August 14, 2024 September 3, 2024
September 14, 2024 July 16, 2024 August 15, 2024 September 4, 2024


(Note: The 10 Day Deadline that's provided is the last date to schedule, reschedule, or cancel a reservation and last date to edit registration information such as name, address, consents, etc.)

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Tutors in New York, NY

Joe Avellone

Joe Avellone

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT

M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business.
M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs.
B.A. in History from Columbia University.
Money Marketers Thesis Award.

Lesley Blumenthal

Lesley Blumenthal

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE, Back-to-School Program

B.A., cum laude, in History and Science from Harvard University.
John Harvard Scholar; Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Award for Academic Achievement of the Highest Distinction.

Sarah Chapple

Sarah Chapple

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE

M.A. in Literature and Writing from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College.
B.A., cum laude, in English from Princeton University.

Robert Colvin

Robert Colvin

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE

M.A. in Education from Saint Peter’s College.
B.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University.
Maple Hill High School Valedictorian; National Merit Scholar.

Matthew Demmer

Matthew Demmer

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE

B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from Georgetown University.
Studied Philosophy at King’s College London.
Phi Beta Kappa.
Assistant Director for International Programs and Director of Advantage Testing of the United Kingdom.

Alex Freedman

Alex Freedman

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE

B.A., magna cum laude, in Music from Harvard University.
Dean’s List; Harvard College Scholarship for Academic Distinction; Robert C. Byrd Scholar; Arthur Smithies Prize; National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Honors; Harvard Book Award.
Head of Advantage Testing’s GMAT and GRE Programs.
Director of Advantage Testing of Westport, Advantage Testing of Philadelphia, Advantage Testing of Charlotte, Advantage Testing of Denver, and Advantage Testing of New Orleans.

Steven Lewis

Steven Lewis

Tutor of: SAT, MCAT

M.D./Ph.D. (in progress) from Stony Brook University.
B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale University.
B.A. in History from Yale University.
Postgraduate Research Associate in the Yale Immunobiology Department; National Merit Scholar.

Meg Lord

Meg Lord

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE

B.S., cum laude, in French from Georgetown University.
Studied Literature at the University of Paris, Sorbonne.

Michael McNabb

Michael McNabb

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT

B.A., cum laude, in Anthropology from Harvard College.
Postbaccalaureate Studies at Columbia University.
John Harvard Honorary Scholarship; Detur Book Prize; ALEX Award for Academic Excellence from National Alliance for Excellence; John L. Miller Great Neck North High School Valedictorian; USA Today All-Academic First Team; National Merit Scholar; AP Scholar.

Gabe Perez-Giz

Gabe Perez-Giz

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT

Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University.
M.Phil. in Physics from Columbia University.
M.A. in Physics from Columbia University.
B.A. in Applied Physics from Columbia University.
Writer and Host of PBS Space Time.

Amanda Schaffer

Amanda Schaffer

Tutor of: MCAT

B.A., magna cum laude, in History and Science from Harvard University.
Phi Beta Kappa; John Harvard Scholarship; Rona Jaffe/Radcliffe College Prize for Creative Writing; Detur Prize; Fitzgerald Foundation Award for Outstanding Woman; Stuyvesant High School Valedictorian.
Director of Advantage Testing’s MCAT Program.

John Semivan

John Semivan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE

Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University.
M.Ed. in Alternative Education from Harvard University.
B.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Published Author in The New Republic and The Boston Exchange.

Thomas Socci

Thomas Socci

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, MCAT

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Columbia University.
M.A. in Science Education from Columbia University.
B.S. in Physics from Yale University.
Former International Academic Partnership Residential Science Workshop Designer and Director.

Geoffrey Tanner

Geoffrey Tanner

Tutor of: MCAT

Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard Medical School.
M.A.L.S. in Science from Wesleyan University.
B.S. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Environmental Biology from Yale College.
Yale Club of New Haven Scholar; Most Promising Project Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Visiting Scientist on the Israel Family Foundation for Science at Phillips Academy Andover; Amity Club of New Haven Scholar.

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