Philadelphia MCAT tutors who score within the 94th percentile or above on the exam. We have a track record of helping students achieve their goals.

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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.

Money-Back Guarantee

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.

Med-Student Advisor

Speak with a current medical student to see what worked for them.

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.

Success Stories
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 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 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

Top Philadelphia MCAT Tutors Tutors

  • Ashley L.

    Ashley is currently an undergraduate at Rutgers University double majoring in Biology and Philosophy with a minor in Psychology. After taking over thirty full-length practice exams and studying from a variety of sources, she earned a 522 (99%…

  • Colin Z., MD

    After completing 3 years of his residency, Colin has realized that his favorite part of being on a healthcare team is teaching both students and patients. After all, the word “doctor” comes from the root “teacher,” not healer! Colin has stood out during his…

  • Austen H.

    Austen is eager to help other students master the newest version of the MCAT test. She benefitted greatly from one-on-one tutoring with Tutor the People and believes that this is the best approach for students who are dedicated to their…

Our Approach

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

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

    Sometime ago MCAT test prep 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. 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.

Medical Schools in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a city that is known for its excellence in medicine. As such, Philadelphia offers some of the best medical schools in the nation, and renowned medical facilities and hospitals. Many medical students go on to continue their residencies in Philadelphia. Pediatric students might wish to work at CHOP – the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. No matter what your goal is for medical school in Philadelphia, our tutors can help you achieve the MCAT scores to get you there.

One of the best medical programs in Philadelphia is the Perelman School of Medicine Philadelphiaalso known as Penn Med. Penn Med is the medical school connected with the University of Pennsylvania. It is one of the nation’s oldest medical schools, and is widely regarded for its biomedical research opportunities. A very competitive program, Perelman ranks as a top-five medical school. Students who hope to gain admission to this program will need to make sure every single aspect of their application is highly competitive. Temple University School of Medicine is another medical school in Philadelphia. Did you know that it was on this campus that scientists first removed HIV from human cells? Celebrating breakthroughs in biomedical research, Temple offers a top-notch medical education that includes a foundation in basic and clinical science. Due to the competitive nature of this program, their acceptance rate is just 5.61%.

Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCM) is a very popular medical school, and has the nation’s largest enrollment for a private school. DUCM has two campuses, as it represents a consolidation of two separate medical schools. One of its campuses is at the former Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, the other at the Hahnemann University Hospital, which formerly belonged to Hahnemann Medical College.

Finally, Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC), a school of Thomas Jefferson University, is ranked as number 63 in for research institutions in the USA, and number 52 for primary care. Originally known as Jefferson Medical College, Sidney Kimmel Medical College was renamed after receiving a handsome donation from Sydney Kimmel.

If you hope to attend one of these highly competitive medical programs in Philadelphia, our tutors can help you achieve MCAT scores that will impress the admissions committee and increase your chances. In addition to providing great MCAT tutoring in Philadelphia, our administrative team provides insight into the med school applications process, and helps students make sure they partake in necessary extracurricular activities to help their applications.

Your Philadelphia MCAT Tutor: More Than Just MCAT

In addition to our top notch 1-on-1 and group MCAT tutoring, Tutor the People offers general med school applications help. We have current medical students on the administrative team who can guide you based on their own experience applying to medical school. We provide suggestions on how to make yourself a more competitive applicant, between extracurricular activities, research position, and volunteer experiences. Tutor the People boasts its wholesome approach to MCAT prep and med school applications. Having a great score on the MCAT will help you, but students will also need to fulfill other requirements in order to ensure their competitiveness for medical school.

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

We specialize in taking an individualized approach 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 prep materials to every student.

We also offer small group MCAT test prep. 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 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®:

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.
More Info & Resources

MCAT and Pre-Med Resources in Philadelphia:

  • If you need more volunteer activity on your application, check out Pennsylvania Hospital’s Nursing Unit Volunteer program here.
  • Swarthmore College offers many different resources for pre-med students in greater Philadelphia. You can read more about them here.
  • Check out UPenn’s internship program that allows students interested in the biomedical sciences to get real experience with scholarly research. This ten-week program enables students to get experience in the laboratory, attend seminars and workshops, and present their research at the end of the program. You can read more about this opportunity here.
  • University of the Sciences offers a comprehensive approach to pre-medical studies, supplemented by hands-on learning experiences and relevant work opportunities. Students who are interested in this can read more here.
  • Not sure if you’ve checked off all the boxes to apply to medical school? Check out AAMC’s admissions requirements list here.
  • Want to go to medical school, but you didn’t major in pre-medical sciences? You might be interested in pursuing a post-baccalaureate program at Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Read about Drexel’s pre-med programs here.

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We acknowledge that every student is unique, and we specialize in taking an individualized approach in every lesson. Our Philadelphia 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 test prep, 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 Philadelphia MCAT test prep to help them succeed, regardless of their financial backgrounds.

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