Our tutoring philosophy is to focus on the individual student. A top-scoring, experienced private tutor will help you master the material included on the MCAT, either in-person or online. From improving your scores on the CARS section to helping you dissect complex MCAT biochemistry problems, our MCAT tutors have a proven track record of helping students receive acceptances to top medical schools.
Tutor the People’s expert team of medical students and doctors will help you every step of the way to ensure your best chance of acceptance through private tutoring that is tailored to your needs.
Upper Manhattan MCAT Tutors
Upper Manhattan is a bustling and historic part of the City. It generally includes the neighborhoods Washington Heights, Harlem, Inwood, Marble Hill, and parts of Upper West Side. There are many historic sites and points of interest in Upper Manhattan, including, but not limited to, the Apollo Theater, Fort Tryon Park, the Cloisters, the National Jazz Museum, Grant’s Tomb, and much more.
Among the educational opportunities in Upper Manhattan are some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges. Columbia University is located just northwest of Central Park, the campus is sandwiched between Morningside Park and Riverside Park. Columbia is a great environment to study premedical sciences. Many of our Upper Manhattan MCAT tutors work with students on the Columbia campus, as it is filled with inspiring study areas. Columbia also offers extensive premed advising
Barnard College, located just across the street from Columbia, is the City’s only women’s college! Because of its convenient location just across the street in Upper Manhattan, Barnard students are able to benefit from using the Columbia University facilities in addition to those of Barnard. Barnard offers pre-health overview sessions to inform premeds of their options. They also have a streamlined online advising system so premeds can work directly with their advisors to make sure they are on the right track for medical school admissions. Their Pre-Health blog is a great place to stay updated on all news pre-health related, such as the most recent AAMC test dates!
City College of New York, also known as CCNY, is situated just north of Columbia University in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights, next to St. Nicholas Park. The campus is renowned for its architecture and for having graduated ten Nobel Prize winners. Referred to as the “Harvard of the proletariat,” CCNY is a great place to achieve a pre-medical degree. They have a dedicated Program in Premedical Sciences (PPS) group to help prepare their premeds for medical school. CCNY advises its students with personal statement reviews and interview preparation and provides thoughtful insight on MCAT tutors.
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Some time 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.
Free Introductory Hour
Not sure if you actually need a tutor? We include a Free Introductory Hour with 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.
Individualized Study Plan and Materials
We provide a Free AAMC® materials with every MCAT tutoring package so you and your tutor can create an MCAT study plan for your following meetings. 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 tutor or your medical student advisor who offers free MCAT and application advice with each package.
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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…
Austen is a medical student at NYU. When she was a pre-med, she worked with Tutor the People tutors on her MCAT prep! Austen is eager to help other students master the newest version of the MCAT test. She benefitted…
Vedika graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Biology and intends to apply to medical school. In summer 2015, she self-studied for the MCAT and scored 521, in the 99th percentile of all test takers of the new MCAT.…
Upper Manhattan 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.
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. All unused hours are refundable, so you can try our MCAT tutoring risk-free.
Free AAMC® Materials
Prep using materials from a wide variety of companies in addition to AAMC® materials issued directly from the test-makers. We include an AAMC® MCAT Guidebook and MCAT Practice Test with your study package.
Speak with a current medical student to see what worked for them.
We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.
Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.
There is no better way to prepare for the MCAT than 1-on-1 sessions that are focused on your needs.
$1299 Quick Review
$2299 In-Depth Plan
$3199 High Achiever Plan
You create your plan
We start off by learning about our MCAT students. In order to provide effective and personalized tutors, it is important that we understand your history and struggles with the MCAT. Some of the information we seek includes:
1When did you begin your MCAT test prep?
2Did you prepare for the old MCAT?
3Have you taken an official MCAT test before?
4Have you taken an MCAT practice test?
5How did you score on each section?
6Are you struggling with content?
7Are you struggling with strategy?
8What are your best days/times of availability to meet with a tutor?
9Do you prefer in-person or online tutoring?
After we learn about each student and their experience with the exam, our team then matches you with the best tutor who matches your availability and your specific MCAT needs.
We specialize in taking an individualized approach to MCAT private tutoring with every student. Our 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 test prep materials to every student.
We also offer small group MCAT tutoring. The MCAT test prep 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, just contact us to form an MCAT study group. Group MCAT tutoring is offered both online and in-person.
Just starting your MCAT test 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 Systems118 to 132, Center at 125
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills118 to 132, Center at 125
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems118 to 132, Center at 125
Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior118 to 132, Center at 125
Success on the MCAT requires a different strategy for every individual. Our private MCAT tutors work with students to determine their history with the test and gauge their “learning personality.” Once this is step is complete, your tutor will share the proven strategies to raise your scores in each section, while teaching the MCAT content a way that is tailored to you. This is Tutor the People’s approach to individualized MCAT private tutoring.
Tutor the People offers one-of-a-kind private MCAT tutoring from highly qualified tutors, both online and in-person. Our tutors have scored in the top percentiles on the MCAT and they empower students to achieve the same results. You deserve the best tutor working with you to prepare for the MCAT, and we have a lot from whom you can choose.
More Info & Resources
Free MCAT test prep Resources
Student Doctor Network Forum is a great resource for pre-med and pre-dental students. The site offers quality information about the application process and resources for students. However, keep in mind it is a forum, so don’t believe everything you read!
AAMC Study Guide offers various resources for MCAT test prep and also links to other resources online.
Tutor the People provides a Free MCAT Practice Test to all students who purchase an MCAT test prep package.
MD Applicants Tool is another free site for pre-med students. Using this tool, students can calculate their approximate probability of receiving an interview or acceptance to a school by comparing past students’ results.
MCAT Fee Assistance Program provides more information on how students can save money in the MCAT application process. Take advantage of this.
Free MCAT quiz on the NYTimes! Students are also encouraged to read NYTimes articles on varying topics to familiarize themselves with the types of language they can expect to see on the CARS section. Your MCAT tutor can also teach you critical analysis strategies that helped them to achieve a top score.
Read about the sections of the MCAT
MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations Students are expected to understand Genetics, Cell Biology, Physiology Content, and Biochemistry in this section.
MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations Students are expected to understand Introductory-Level Biology, Organic and General Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and research methods and statistics.
MCAT Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations Students are expected to understand Psychology, Sociology, Biology, research methods and Statistics
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Students are 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.
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 and MCAT test prep is a very expensive one. That’s why we provide students with expert private MCAT tutoring to help them succeed and various payment options.
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