Whether you’re struggling with content or strategy (or both!) our highly-experienced Canada DAT tutors provide unique teaching methods to help you prep. At Tutor the People, We know how important the DAT can be for getting into your dream school, which is why your tutor will work with you every step of the way to help you succeed. We focus on working with you to build strong foundations while also practicing proven, test-taking techniques that will allow you to crush your exam.

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    Our Tutors Are Superhuman

    In recent years DAT prep has become a commodity with only meager score increases and generic study plans. We hold ourselves to a different standard. We focus on individual help and customized DAT prep strategies that are based on your unique needs so that each lesson plan is unique to you.

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    Free Introductory Hour

    A Free Introductory Hour is included with enrollment in any of our Canada DAT prep packages. You can use this time to create a unique study schedule for your Canada DAT studies before beginning your DAT plan hours.

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    A Team Of Experts Dedicated To Your Success

    Our expert DAT prep tutors know exactly what you’re going to face come exam day, and they understand what it takes to ace the Canadian DAT. Specifically trained on the ins and outs of every exam section, they work with you to understand the logic behind the test in addition to answers.

Canadian DAT Study Packages

Customized Study Plan

We know that every student is on a different page. Your DAT tutor will create a study plan that is tailored to your needs.

Top Scoring DAT Tutors

Our DAT tutors score within the 94th percentile or above on the exam. In addition to top scores, we vet each DAT tutor to make sure he or she has a digestible didactic method.

Free Introductory Hour

We add a Free Introductory Hour to every package, so students can meet their tutor and develop a customized study plan before beginning their paid package hours. 

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

Top Canadian DAT Tutors

  • JT F.

    JT received a Master of Science in chemical biology of cancer at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in human biology at Boise State University. He is in the process of applying to dental schools with…

  • Shivani P.

    Detroit DAT Tutor Shivani P. is a dentist, graduated in 2021 from Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She is also a University of Michigan-Ann Arbor alum and has great school pride. She loves dentistry because she loves to work with…

  • Mike H.

    Mike studied at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota where he majored in psychology with a minor in chemistry. He’s currently attending the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. He has been working since 2015 with…

Our Approach

Step 1

When you first sign up for a DAT test prep package, the first thing we are going to do is take some time to learn about your tutoring needs, schedule, and academic strengths and weaknesses. We’ll do this through practice tests and one-on-one interviews so that we can make sure that we match you with the perfect tutor to complement your specific needs and learning style.

Step 2

At Tutor the People, we believe that successful DAT tutoring involves more than just reviewing content. That’s why we take the time to also focus on testing strategies and logic building. We want to make sure that you are comfortable with anything the test can throw at you on exam day, and we do this by giving you the study tools necessary to prepare for every question type you may face on the DAT.

Step 3

We don’t just want you to memorize some facts, we want you to become comfortable with the material. Some of the questions you’ll face on test day are designed to be confusing. By incorporating practice tests and soap carving exercises into every student study plan, we help you get comfortable with the all of the different questions you will encounter on the real DAT. We’ll also work on strategies to relieve testing anxiety to help ensure that exam day is as stress-free as possible.

When the time comes for you to start your DAT prep, some of the information we’ll need includes:

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    How long have you been studying for the DAT, or are you just beginning?
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    Have you taken the official DAT exam before?
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    Have you taken a practice DAT test?
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    What did you score?
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    What areas did you specifically struggle with or excel in?
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    Do you need help with every section of the DAT, or do you want your DAT prep course to focus on certain sections/problem types?
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    Are you struggling with content?
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    Have you registered for an upcoming test date?
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    Are you struggling with strategy?
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    Where are you located, and what are your best days/times to meet with a tutor?
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    Do you prefer online or in-person meeting? (Note: you can use both options interchangeably)

New to Canadian DAT prep? Here’s some information about the Canadian DAT:

The Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) program is an admission test used by almost every Canadian dental school as well as a large number of American schools. The purpose is to assess potential candidates to decide who will have the most success in their dental programs. Registration for the main DAT exam will be $295 with an additional $70 required if you wish to take the manual dexterity portion as well.

You will have approximately 5 hours (including breaks) to complete every section of the English DAT*. The DAT will be administered on paper at test centers across Canada and will be available twice a year–in November and February. You can take the DAT as many times as you like, however, your number of attempts as well as your most recent score will be sent to the schools you are applying to. If you would like to send a previous attempt’s score, you must send a request to the Canadian Dental Association.

The test sections will be broken down as follows:

Manual Dexterity

This is an optional section, though it is advised that Canadian students sign up for it anyway as many schools require it. For this section, you will have 30 mins to carve a cylindrical piece of soap into a specific model according to the instructions and measurements that will be given to you by the proctor. The more precise you are, the better your score will be so a delicate hand and accurate measurements are very important for this section.

Survey Of Natural Science

Unlike the American DAT, the Canadian DAT will not include questions about Organic Chemistry. Instead, it will focus on Biology and General Chemistry for this portion of the exam. You will have 60 minutes to answer 70 multiple-choice questions.

Perceptual Ability Test

This portion of the exam is actually broken up into six subtests. These questions are all designed to test your ability to think and solve problems conceptually, with the cube counting problem being one of the most well-known examples. You will have 60 minutes to answer 90 multiple-choice questions. The 6 subtests you will encounter are:

  1. apertures
  2. view recognition
  3. angle discrimination
  4. paper folding
  5. cube counting
  6. 3D form development

Reading Comprehension Test

This portion of the exam consists of 3 reading passages followed by 50 questions that you must answer in 50 minutes. The questions require no prior knowledge to understand and are examples of the type of reading material you will encounter in your first year of dental school.

*Note: There are two different versions of this test available: the English DAT and the French DAT program. These tests will be very similar, except that the French DAT does not have a “Reading Comprehension” section.

The Total Score
  • Manual Dexterity Test (MDT)
    30 minutes
  • Survey of Natural Sciences (SNS)
    70 questions ( Biology 1-40 chemistry 41-70) | 60 minutes
  • Perceptual Ability Test (PAT)
    90 questions | 60 minutes
  • Reading Comprehension Test (RCT)
    50 questions | 50 minutes
The English DAT will include all four sections while the French DAT will only include the MDT, SNS, and PAT. These tests will be administered over a 1/2 day with stretch breaks between sections.

What Makes Us Different

Between work and family, we understand that life can be busy. That’s why we let you set the schedule for your tutoring sessions. Online or In-Person, we work with you to create a DAT tutoring schedule that sets you up for success while accommodating your busy life. Every DAT prep plan is personally tailored to your unique needs so that you’ll be ready to walk confidently into that testing center.

Expert Tutoring Shouldn’t Break The Bank

Our goal is always to fit each client’s needs and set every student on a path to success. We know this journey of DAT prep is expensive, which is why we focus on providing expert tutoring at prices more affordable than our competitors. We also offer a money-back guarantee and extended payment plans so you can just focus on getting into the school of your dreams.

Group Options

Do you prefer working alongside other students? We offer group classes! Our Canadian DAT group classes are formed on an as-needed basis both online and in-person depending on your preferences. When you sign up for group classes, a specialized DAT tutoring expert will get to know each student before assessing the group as a whole, so they can create a strategic plan that suits everybody.

Also, it’s very important to mention that we include the Official CDA Preparation Kit

More Info & Resources

Free Online Canadian DAT Resources:

The Canadian Dental Association website has numerous resources available for students. Their website is also where you’ll find information on registration and important DAT dates.

The CDA website also offers free MDT patterns you can use to practice at home.

The Dental Career Options website offers great resources for dental students as well as new dentists looking to launch their careers.

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