Tutor the People provides expert NYC MCAT tutors. We have a track record of helping students achieve their goals.

Our Approach

We start off by learning about our MCAT students. In order to provide effective and personalized private NYC MCAT tutors, it is important that we understand your history and struggles with the MCAT. Some of the information we seek includes:

We'll Help you achieve your goals
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    Our Tutors are Superhuman

    Sometime ago MCAT tutoring became a product, with huge companies focused on meager average score increases. One medical student was unsatisfied with the status quo and co-founded Tutor the People with the goal of personalizing MCAT test prep based on the needs of the individual student, not the needs of a focus group. We hire tutors who not only received top scores on the MCAT, but also have a passion and skill for teaching their students how to recreate their success on test day.


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    Free Trial and Higher Score or Your Money Back

    Not sure how much MCAT tutoring you need? We offer a Free Introductory Hour to all of our packages. You can expand all of our MCAT study packages at the same discounted package rate, and all unused hours are refundable.

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    Individualized Study Plan and Materials

    We provide a Free AAMC® materials with every tutoring package so you and your tutor can create a MCAT tutoring study plan for your following meetings. We will also include a free copy of our book, MCAT Math: Strategies and Practice Problems. Meetings will be tailored  based on your MCAT performance and the foundation of your existing knowledge. Already satisfied with your study materials? Perfect. Our tutors have your materials too. If you need advice on which materials to use, just ask your MCAT tutor or your medical student advisor that offers free prep and application advice with each package.

Success Stories
I have had an amazing experience working with Tutor the People. The MCAT can be really intimidating but from the moment I contacted them I have received nothing but support, valuable information and encouragement. Since I had to study during the semester, I was very concerned about fitting in enough time to properly prepare between classes and research. But my tutor immediately helped me organize a great, personalized study plan and assisted me in finding the best MCAT prep materials I didn't even know existed. In the end, I earned a 522 (99% percentile) and I know I couldn't have done it without the help from Tutor the People!
Ashley L. MCAT
522, 99th %
I learned how to maximize my study time, which materials to use, and how to attack specific kinds of questions that I frequently struggled with. Both of my tutors took time to make sure that I understood the answer to each question. They pushed me to dedicate significant amounts of time to studying, and they helped me use this time in the best way. I am so happy with my choice to work with Tutor the People and study independently rather than taking a course through a well-known company. This opportunity raised my MCAT score by 7 points from my first practice test and helped me excel in my weakest subjects. I would highly recommend Tutor the People if you are looking to work hard with tutors who are committed to your success and if you want to master the new MCAT in an efficient and fulfilling way.
Austen H. MCAT
522, 99th Percentile
I never thought I would be able to achieve a 12 on the Physical Sciences, and if I had only done a group class, I never would have. All of my friends are extremely impressed because I am the one who went with the tutor and self-discipline study method, and so far, I have scored the highest on the MCAT. With a good tutor like Ben from Tutor the People and the drive to succeed, achieving your goal is most definitely possible.
Stasha O. MCAT
37, 98th Percentile
Prior to choosing Tutor the People as my verbal MCAT prep source I was a bit hesitant about having the sessions over Skype. However, after meeting for our first trial session I was positive my tutor was the man for the job. He was well organized and structured the course to fit my schedule. He was very communicative as to how the sessions would progress and where we should be towards the middle and end of our course. Not only was he a master at the verbal section, but he was able to effectively teach me his strategies, and help me craft the skill set necessary to be successful. The investment was well worth it and my tutor helped me increase my verbal score by 5 points!
Gabriel G. MCAT
I can't say enough good things about Crystal. She's super patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging. The first time I took the MCAT I got a 31 even though I felt I've done all I could in terms of content. I wanted to improve my score but was hitting roadblocks studying independently because I couldn't pinpoint exactly why I got certain questions wrong, and thus did not know how best to correct them. Crystal was extremely good at this and taught me many strategies to conquer types of questions that I couldn't previously. There were also times during verbal review that I just felt burnt out and discouraged given how hard it is to improve verbal scores, but Crystal was patient with me and drilled strategies with me constantly. I ended up getting an 11 on verbal!
Lisa S. mcat
36 MCAT Score, 97th Percentile
I used Tutor the People to study for the MCAT, and absolutely LOVED the tutor I worked with. He was very knowledgeable and able to cater my study schedule to my individuals needs. I managed to increase my score from the last time I took the MCAT by 4 points using tutor the people. You pay for as many hours as you think you need and if you don't use it all they'll refund it to you! They even include some practice materials from the AAMC website in their tutoring package, including a practice test and question bank. One of the founders PERSONALLY reached out to me and worked with me to write a brilliant personal statement FOR FREE. Even after submitting he was still willing to talk me through ideas for how to write secondaries. I honestly loved my time working with the people from Tutor the People and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone applying to medical school. I love tutor the people!
Beth B. MCAT
While studying for the MCAT, I found TTP after completing my free-repeat course with Kaplan. I had taken the exam and Kaplan's course once before, however, I wasn't satisfied with my original score. After retaking the Kaplan course, my progress seemed to plateau and that's when I found TTP online. I called on a Saturday morning, and Eliza walked me through their entire process, answering all of my questions thoroughly. Very responsive, and understanding of my situation, Eliza quickly worked to pair me with a tutor despite my last minute needs. While my first tutor pair was not a great match, Eliza was happy to switch me to someone I thought might be a better fit. I ended up working with Dominique over Skype, who set up a plan to accommodate my needs and schedule. Covering material and strategy along the way, I was scoring significantly better on practice exams this time around with TTP before taking the exam. Dominique was also great about checking in on my stress and endurance levels the entire time I was studying. I would highly recommend TTP. All staff is incredibly accessible, receptive, and helpful.
Emily W. MCAT
I used TTP as I prepared for the MCAT and primary AMCAS application. My tutor was phenomenal, the personalized approach to studying allowed me to get the most out of my sessions. The sessions focused on giving me tools to approach the test, along with high yield information leading me to meet my goal score. Following test, the mentors also met with me several times to perfect my personal statements (at no additional cost to me). The advising I received was beyond anything that I expected. I highly recommend Tutor the People for their personalized approach to tutoring, cost effectiveness, and proven results.
Kacie H. MCAT

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  • Sophia H.

    Sophia is a current medical student at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She graduated from NYU with a B.A. in Economics. When preparing for the MCAT, she studied for three months for the April 2016 MCAT and…

  • Omid C.

    NYC MCAT Tutor Omid C. graduated from Columbia University in 2018 with a degree in biology and Middle Eastern studies and is currently applying to medical school. After graduating, he self-studied for the MCAT over the course of 6 months…

NYC MCAT Tutors Study Packages

Top-Scoring MCAT Tutors

Our MCAT tutors score within the 94th percentile or above on the exam. In addition to top scores, we vet our tutors to make sure they have a digestible didactic method. We’re exclusive: only 2% of tutors who apply make the cut.

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.

Personal Statement Review, AAMC® Materials, and MCAT Math Book

Prep using materials from a wide variety of companies in addition to AAMC® materials issued directly from the test-makers. We include an AAMC®’s Online-Only Official MCAT Prep Bundle with your study package. We also include Tutor the People’s MCAT Math: Strategies and Practice Problems book, written by one of our tutors!

M.D. Advisor

GPA not that great? Work with our M.D. advisor to pinpoint any red flags in your application and ways to make up for any areas of weakness. All for free without subtracting from your package hours. Unlimited personal statement (P.S.) revisions. Work with the advising team as much or as little as you would like.

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.

1-on-1 Sessions

There is no better way to prepare for the MCAT than 1-on-1 sessions that are focused on your needs.

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    When did you begin your MCAT test prep?
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    Did you prepare for the old MCAT?
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    Have you taken an official MCAT test before?
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    Have you taken an MCAT practice test?
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    How did you score on each section?
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    Are you struggling with content?
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    Are you struggling with strategy?
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    What are your best days/times of availability to meet with an MCAT tutor?
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    Do you prefer in-person or online tutoring?
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    Have you registered for an upcoming MCAT test date?

After we learn about each student and their experience with the exam, our team then matches you with the best local New York City MCAT tutor who matches your availability and your specific MCAT needs.

We specialize in taking an individualized approach with every student. Our New York City MCAT tutors create a unique study plan for each student, one that is tailored to the student’s strengths and areas of improvement. In addition, we provide free AAMC® MCAT prep materials to every student.

We also offer small group MCAT tutoring. The groups are formed on an as-needed basis, so whether you are an individual looking to form a group, or a group of friends/classmates who want to save some money on MCAT prep, just contact us to form a New York City MCAT tutoring group. Group MCAT tutoring is offered both online and in-person.

Meet NYC MCAT tutors at a mutually convenient location in:

Whether you are in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island, or Jersey City, one of our expert NYC MCAT tutors will be able to meet with you at a mutually convenient location in greater New York City. If you choose to study using a 1-on-1 package with one of our MCAT tutors, you can choose the frequency of the meetings. We understand that schedules and availability change. Our packages are very flexible, and you can register every meeting based on your schedule that week. For our group tutoring, the meetings will take place on a regular, weekly basis. We form our MCAT groups on an as-needed basis. Contact us to learn more about the MCAT groups, or to start one with some of your friends/classmates.

Medical Schools in New York City

Some of the nation’s highest ranked medical schools are located in New York City. Weill Cornell Medical College is one of the nation’s most selective medical programs. Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, often referred to as P&S, was the first official medical school in the 13 original US colonies! This competitive program is also one of the nation’s most selective medical schools. NYU School of Medicine offers great research programs. Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai is a highly competitive school with a great location on the Upper East Side, near the Central Park. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a competitive MD school which also offers graduate biomedical degrees. Einstein is known for its humanistic approach to medical education. SUNY Downstate College of Medicine is the only medical school located in Brooklyn. If you are hoping to gain admittance to one of these schools, you will undoubtedly need to achieve a competitive score on the MCAT.

MCAT and Medical School Applications

The MCAT is just one factor of medical school admission. We like to take a wholesome approach to MCAT prep. Our MCAT tutors in NYC will be able to provide knowledge on the entire medical admissions process, including all curricular and extracurricular activities that admissions councils expect on your application. We also offer expert application help and personal statement revision.

Practice Makes Perfect

Since the MCAT is such a sophisticated and complex exam, students must obtain a level of confidence with the material. In addition, students are expected to apply their knowledge to extremely complicated questions and problem sets in a strict time restraint. In order to make ensure our students’ ability to do so, we provide a free AAMC® practice MCAT exam with every student. Students can use the exam as a tool for testing their abilities, and use the real MCAT problems throughout their lessons with their tutors. Tutors will help students learn content, strategy, and time management on every type of MCAT question.

MCAT Lessons Tailored to Your Needs

We understand that every student is different, and each student has unique struggles with the MCAT. For that reason, instead of applying a generic MCAT preparation formula to all students, we create a customized study plan for every student. Your tutor will assess how you are scoring on the MCAT practice exam, and then using your results, create a study plan that will help you learn to improve on sections/questions that are most difficult for you. In addition to our customized approach, we offer flexible scheduling. You can create a study schedule that works with your availability!

MCAT Extended Payment Plans

We offer two different options for financing your MCAT preparation. Since the MD application is very expensive, we strive to provide students an affordable option for MCAT preparation.

Just starting your MCAT prep? Here’s some information about the MCAT® Test:

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is a computer-based standardized test that Admissions Committees use as a tool to determine your future medical school success. The exam is designed to assess problem solving skills, critical thinking, and knowledge of scientific concepts and principles.

The Total Score
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
    118 to 132, Center at 125
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
    118 to 132, Center at 125
  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
    118 to 132, Center at 125
  • Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior
    118 to 132, Center at 125
Each of the 4 section scores sum up to the total score. The MCAT median score is 500, and the total MCAT score ranges from 472-528.

We acknowledge that every student is unique, and we specialize in taking an individualized approach in every lesson. Our MCAT tutors create unique study plans tailored to each individual student’s needs. The MCAT study schedule is personalized for YOU alone in the one-on-one tutoring sessions.

In group MCAT tutoring, the tutor surveys the group’s needs as a whole, and then (s)he dedicates every lesson to the group’s needs while applying each individual’s needs to the lesson plans.

Our tutoring prices are more affordable than our competitors and we offer extended payment plans so that all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential on the MCAT. We understand that the process of applying to medical school is a very expensive one. That’s why we provide students with expert MCAT tutoring to help them succeed, regardless of their financial backgrounds.

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