Kevin is a careful and hardworking tutor who understands the dedication necessary to succeed on the MCAT. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2019 and is currently taking a year off while applying to medical school. His experience taking the MCAT as an undergraduate has given him an extensive knowledge bank on all things MCAT, and he hopes to be able to share how he was able to utilize all the resources available to him in order to make every minute of studying as efficient as it could be. Kevin has been teaching ever since he was a high school senior when he was an SAT instructor and has been teaching MCAT for over a year as a class instructor and private tutor. As your tutor, Kevin will teach you how to create a study schedule that will make the MCAT seem like a walk in the park, how to think exactly like the MCAT test-makers and ensure that you fully understand each concept that will be assessed. Kevin wants you to feel comfortable with each session as if he is a close friend just giving you some extra help with MCAT material!
Over the course of any student’s MCAT studying journey, they might see that their score has stopped improving, or no matter what, they can’t seem to remember certain content areas. If you find yourself in this situation, you may want to reevaluate how you’re studying—are you passively or actively learning?
As you begin studying for the MCAT, you might consider taking an MCAT review course. While these courses have their merits, many students who have taken such courses end up feeling like they didn’t really gain much from it.
If you are currently taking an MCAT course or are considering doing so, here are some tips to help you assess your next best steps and how to make the most of a course should you choose to take one.
One of MST’s newest resources is the “30 Days to MCAT Test Day Sample Schedule.” If you’re just starting your MCAT prep, you might wonder what that schedule is, and why it is built the way it is. We hope that this blog makes everything a little more clear.
One of the most helpless feelings a student applying to medical school can experience is bombing their MCAT—there’s no doubt about that. After months of hard work, you may feel like you’ve lost any chance at getting into medical school.
Although it is true that a low MCAT score will negatively impact your application, there are still many things you can do to make sure you can still be a competitive applicant. The first thing you should consider is if you really “failed” the MCAT.
As test day approaches, you may find yourself wondering if there is anything else you can do to ensure your exam goes smoothly. While studying far in advance is a no brainer, there are some easy things you can do to make sure you don’t encounter any issue on test day, and just make your life a little bit easier.
First things first: Don't wait until the night before the exam to start thinking about these things. If you establish strong habits in the weeks leading up to the exam, your future self will be grateful for that extra bit of intention come test day. Where to start?
As test day approaches, you may be considering the idea of voiding your exam afterwards. While there are real reasons for voiding your MCAT exam, it’s important to know when voiding is the correct choice.
After finishing every section on the MCAT, you are given the option to void your exam. If you choose to do so, then your exam will be wiped and there will be no record of taking it. This can be risky, as it may delay your medical school application and cause you to continue studying. Still, there are times when voiding the MCAT is the right decision.
If you're planning to attend medical school, one of the questions that might be on your mind is when exactly you should start to prepare for the MCAT. This is tied to when you should take the MCAT, but can vary widely by student.
To ensure you're making the best decision for your timeline and goals, you'll want to look at the factors that are unique to you. I find it's most helpful to use the following questions in order to determine when it's best for you to start studying for the MCAT:
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