MCAT CARS Tutor: Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills 

Tutor the People provides expert MCAT CARS tutors who can help you raise your scores and master the material.

Content on MCAT CARS section will be similar to verbal reasoning types of questions, testing your foundations of comprehension through the ability to evaluate, understand and critically analyze what you read. This section draws upon reading material from a range of disciplines, from humanities (50%) to the social sciences (50%). Students will be expected to understand advanced level vocabulary and writing skills in order to make sense of the passage as a whole using reasoning within the text, while paying attention to the writer’s goals and intentions through the language used to understand the reasoning beyond the text. We can create a customized MCAT tutoring program for you to cover the entirety of the test, or if you’re struggling with CARS alone, you can focus entirely on this section with your tutor.


Section structure:

  • ≈ 53 questions
  • ≈ 90 minutes of testing
  • Passage based questions
  • Multiple choice questions



  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Dance
  • Ethics
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Popular Culture
  • Religion
  • Theater


Social Sciences:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Geography
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science
  • Population Health
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

How Our MCAT CARS Tutors Can Help:

Together with your tutor, you will work on comprehension strategies, which you will apply to real MCAT sample questions. Your tutor will be able to suggest daily reading exercises and diverse materials which will help hone your brain and familiarize you with the types of wording and material you will encounter on this section.

Need Help Preparing for the MCAT CARS (Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills) section?

Let one of our MCAT CARS tutors help you with preparing for MCAT! Call us today at 800-277-5508 and let us help you better prepare for the CARS section of the MCAT. You can also fill out our online contact form to learn more about our approach to MCAT test prep.

Helpful resources:

Free AAMC Information and Sample Questions

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