MCAT Verbal Reasoning Tutoring

Please note that the following information applies to the old MCAT exam. For students who are practicing for the MCAT using old MCAT practice exams, this information will be useful for understanding the section. In addition, this information is still necessary to the new MCAT.

We specialize in raising scores on the Verbal Reasoning section of the MCAT. Our MCAT Verbal Reasoning Tutoring staff have had tremendous success in raising students scores on verbal reasoning, a scored section of the MCAT that is notoriously difficult to increase.

How do we do it?

We give our students intensive training with the best. We start off by picking tutors that have not only dominated the verbal reasoning section themselves, but those who have had past success helping students raise their scores. After this step is complete we apply an individualized approach to the section, allowing our students to meet with your tutor one hour free of charge to formulate a strategy that will asses and improve areas of weakness. By working with our MCAT tutoring service, our tutors can work with you to explain the different types of question stems and answer choices typically associated with these passages to decode what the question is asking and how to arrive at the correct answer.

After formulating a personalized strategy, we start our students on a rigorous reading regimen that has passages similar to that of the MCAT to increase reading speed and accuracy, while assigning practice passages to implement the strategy. Our tutors will then provide feedback, thus sharpening the skills over time to give our students the best chance at acing the MCAT Verbal Reasoning Section!

Need Help Increasing your Verbal Reasoning Skills Before the MCAT?

Our MCAT tutors can increase your reading skills so come test day you are ready to tackle those 40 questions! Ready to start working with us? Call an MCAT Tutor today at 800-277-5508, or fill out our contact form today!

About MCAT Verbal Reasoning Tutoring:

The Verbal Reasoning section of the MCAT to many students is the most difficult score to increase. The Verbal Reasoning section of the MCAT exam is composed of 40 passage-based, multiple-choice questions that test your ability to read attentively and make reasonable inferences based on the information provided to you. These passages are selected and adapted from a variety of publications intended for well-educated readers—material similar to those a college junior would be assigned.

Here’s a tip to get started:

We can help you prep for the MCAT right now by first suggesting you read each day starting today!  Great publications to read daily that are similar in content and format to the passages found in the MCAT Verbal Reasoning section are as follows:

Do not limit yourself to these publications-when it comes to the Verbal Reasoning section, any reading is good reading!  The more you read over time, the more your reading speed and comprehension will increase.

To read about the new section, Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS or C.A.R.S.) tutoring, please click here.

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 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 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

Top MCAT Verbal Reasoning Tutoring Tutors

  • Esther S.

    Esther is a non-traditional medical school applicant from Brooklyn, NY. She decided to pursue medicine halfway through her studies at the University of Chicago, where she majored in ancient Near Eastern history in addition to taking pre-med coursework. Although she…

  • Michael Z.

    Michael graduated from UC Berkeley with honors in both Integrative Biology and History in 2014. He brings a mastery of the diverse topics tested by the MCAT. More importantly, Michael excels in conveying this information.

    He has extensive tutoring…

  • Austen H.

    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…

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