First, you’ll complete a consult with a member of our Student Relations Team. They’ll get you paired with a tutor, and following your trial session (which is already billed at a 50% discount), they’ll provide you with an application for the need-based scholarship. You'll submit your financial aid award, receipt of loans, any additional legal documentation of assistance, and a short essay regarding your circumstances and why you would benefit from a need-based scholarship. Upon acceptance, your tutoring will be billed at $129.50 an hour.
Our primary company value is “People First.” We believe that — before we are doctors or patients, students or tutors — we are all people first, and we are committed to honoring our shared humanity in serving our community of medical students, tutors, and doctors. We pledge ourselves to standing for and contributing to a world in which people of every race, nationality, religious creed, gender identity, and sexual orientation can pursue the education, training, and healthcare they need to live full, free, and healthy lives.
As of 2020, students graduate from medical school with an average of $200,000 in debt -- and this is before taking into consideration the costs associated with exam registration, residency applications, and licensing exams. We understand that you are under a significant amount of financial strain, and that is one of the reasons why we encourage students to seek out tutoring. By investing in yourself and your future, you’re setting yourself up for long-term success: strong scores on your exams will make you a more competitive candidate for your specialty and program of choice, which will in turn empower you to make decisions about your career from a place of security and passion.
On the scholarship application form, you’ll see a question asking you to self-disclose your racial identity. We ask this because, put simply, systemic racism exists in every aspect of American culture, and we feel compelled to do our part to advocate for students of color in medicine who have not received adequate structural support. Two-thirds of our scholarships each year are reserved for students of color.