Tutor the People offers online and in person Portland MCAT tutoring. We believe that every student is unique and deserves tailored MCAT test prep.

Portland 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.

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 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
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
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

Top Portland MCAT Tutors Tutors

  • Lindsay H.

    Lindsay graduated with a BS in Neuroscience from Furman University. While at Furman, she tutored other students in Biological Psychology and Psychology Methods/Statistics courses. She also taught Spanish to senior citizens through the university’s lifelong learning program. After graduating, Lindsay…

  • Mike H., MD/MA

    Mike graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine with an MD/MA in 2013, and as an MD, Mike appreciates the difficulty of the medical school application process from both sides.  Before medical school he worked as a scientist in biotech for 10 years,…

  • Sophia H.

    Sophia recently graduated from NYU with a B.A. in Economics and is currently applying to medical school. She studied for three months for the April 2016 MCAT and received a perfect 528. She has been working as a research associate…

Our Approach

To begin, we first learn about our MCAT students– specifically their history studying for the MCAT and past experiences with the sciences. In order to match students with effective and personalized private Portland 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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    How soon would you like to get started?
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    Do you prefer in-person or online tutoring?
We'll Help you achieve your goals
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    Free Introductory Hour

    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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    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 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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    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 School and Opportunities in Portland

Portland offers terrific medical schools and research opportunities. Among them, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) offers dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health programs all in one single center. Their goal is to provide valuable education in order to enable student and institutional success. US News and World Report ranked OHSU 5th overall in Primary Care Rankings.

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine(OCOM) is a medical college that is famous for teaching acupuncture. It is the number 1 acupuncture college in the U.S.A.  If you are interested in exploring Eastern medicine, then OCOM may be the best possible choice for you. OCOM values supportive relationships, trust, heart, humor, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Research programs are very rich in OCOM. Students need at least “C” grades in general biology, general chemistry, and introduction to psychology in order to apply.

Carrington College is a 50-year-old college that provides primary care education. The environment in this college is very friendly which helps to take part in higher research. It has around 22 programs available.

National University of Natural Medicine(NUNM) is one of the most renowned universities in the world in the field of natural medicine. Moreover, it is of the oldest accredited naturopathic medical university in North America and a leader in natural medicine education and evidence-based research. Naturopathic medicine, classical Chinese medicine, integrative medicine research, integrative mental health, global health, massage therapy, and Ayurveda are their most popular programs available right now.

We specialize in taking an individualized approach with every student. 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.

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

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 an MCAT study group. Group MCAT tutoring is offered both online and in-person.

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
  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
    118 to 132, Center at 125
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
    118 to 132, Center at 125
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
    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.

It is no doubt that students benefit from a customized, one on one approach to learning. When studying for a test as difficult as the MCAT, the one on one approach is especially crucial. Students who approach their prep in a more traditional, classroom setting, often obtain a general understanding of the content covered on the exam but are deprived of the focus needed to delve into the complex areas of the material. Because the MCAT is tested on such specific concepts piled on top of fundamental areas in science, it is crucial that students grasp the full basis of each science, before learning the intricacies that build upon them. Our Portland MCAT test prep can help students no matter what page they are on. Maybe a premed is a stellar student, but never fully understood the role of amino acids in high school chemistry. Working with a MCAT tutor one on one, the pre med and the tutor can diagnose exactly in which areas of the exam the student is struggling most, then develop a carefully curated study schedule around the student’s strengths and areas of weakness.

More Info & Resources

Best Places to study MCAT in Portland:

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library: the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon.

MCAT Testing Center Locations in Portland, OR:

MCAT Testing in Portland

MCAT and Pre-Med Resources in Portland :

Qualifying hard-working students who attend one of the 7 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Tennessee can participate in the BS/MD program offered through Meharry Medical College.

MCAT and Related Events in Portland :

Lan Su Lecture Series: Frontier Doctors is going to taking place on 22 May 2018 14:00 – 15:00 Lan Su Chinese Garden, Northwest Everett Street 239, Portland, Oregon, United States and it’s a public event and anyone can join.

Healthy Aging Series is going to happen in NUNM on May 16th, June 6th, and June 20th, 2018.

2018 Traditional Roots Conference is going to taking place in NUNM on May 18–20, 2018.

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 Portland 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 Portland MCAT test prep to help them succeed, regardless of their financial backgrounds.

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