At Tutor the People, our whole goal is to help YOU. We understand that every student is unique, and that’s why we avoid generic lesson plans in favor of customized strategies that have been proven to help you succeed. We do this by getting to know our students and their personal needs so that we can match them with a tutor who can create a plan specifically designed to complement their individual learning style.

We understand that the USMLE exams can be intimidating, but our dedicated team of tutors are here to help you every step of the way by adapting to your specific needs. That’s why we offer private tutoring at prices lower than our competitors. Our goal at Tutor the People is to help you understand the ins and outs of every part of the USMLE so you can get a jump start on your medical career.

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

    In recent years USMLE prep has become a commodity with meager score increases and generic lesson plans. At Tutor the People, we hold ourselves to a different standard. We focus on individualized USMLE prep strategies that are based on YOUR needs, not our bottom line. Our first priority is helping you succeed, which is why our expert tutors focus on making sure you fully understand the material through customized USMLE tutoring strategies.

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    Free Introductory Hour

    A Free Introductory Hour is included with enrollment in any of our USMLE prep packages. It is so important that you personalize your USMLE prep to your learning style. You can do this with your tutor before you begin the paid package hours!

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    A Team of Experts Dedicated to Your Success

    With every USMLE tutoring package, you not only receive a top-percentile scoring USMLE tutor but a human being who knows exactly what you’re going through. Our USMLE tutors know exactly what it takes to ace every step of the exam, and they’re here to help you understand the logic behind the test in addition to answers.

Top USMLE Tutors

  • 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,…

  • Sarah Q.

    Sarah is a 4th year medical student at Harvard Medical School. She was intrigued initially by the psychology of human actions and wanted to learn more about the brain. She majored in Neuroscience and Behavior at Columbia University, where she conducted…

  • Jason F., MD

    Jason has an extensive background in medicine and life sciences. He double majored at MIT in chemical engineering and biology, and received his medical doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He has spent the past few years applying his knowledge…

USMLE Study Packages

Expert USMLE Tutors

Our USMLE tutors not only have passed the Step exams on their own but we also 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. 

Free Practice Materials

Prep using materials from a wide variety of sources with your tutor. Your tutor will develop a study plan based around your preferred resources. We include the First Aid for the USMLE book – for whichever Step you are currently studying, for you to use in your tutoring and independent studies.

M.D. Advisor

Speak with a former 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 USMLE Steps than 1-on-1 sessions that are focused on your needs.

Our Approach

The first thing we do is learn about your needs, schedule, and experience with the USMLE Steps so we can match you with a tutor who best suits your specific needs and learning style.

At Tutor the People, we take pride in our individualized approach to private USMLE prep. Instead of following a one-size-fits-all approach with generic lesson plans, our tutors take the time to create customized strategies that are proven to help you succeed. We want to make sure that you learn and understand the material instead of training you to just memorize standardized answers, that way you’re more likely to retain the information and handle anything thrown your way on exam day. Our tutors take the time to listen to your concerns, problems, and history with the USMLE so that together you can map out a plan that will lead to higher scores and greater understanding.

We offer group USMLE prep plans both online and in-person to match your busy lifestyle and personal learning needs. If you prefer a group environment, no problem! Groups are formed on an as-needed basis, so whenever you and your classmates are ready to take your USMLE prep to the next level, we can help.

When the time comes for you to start your USMLE prep, some of the information we seek includes:

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    Which step of the USMLE are you currently studying for?
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    If you've already taken an USMLE exam, how did you score?
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    Have you started your USMLE prep?
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    Do you have a test date scheduled?
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    Have you taken any USMLE practice tests?
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    What areas do you feel you struggle with?
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    What areas do you feel you are strong in?
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    What are your best days/times to meet with a tutor?
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    Do you prefer in-person or online tutoring?

New to USMLE prep? Here’s some information about the USMLE®:

The United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) is the set of exams that all MD graduates must take in order to practice medicine in the United States. The USMLE is broken up into 3 steps (see below) that are administered at various times during your schooling and residency.

Each test is sponsored by the Federations of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), and is carefully designed to evaluate a candidate’s skills, knowledge, and ability to apply important concepts to their medical practice.

Don’t know where to start?

We’re here to help! In addition to helping you set up a customized study schedule, your personal tutor will help you determine what your strengths and weaknesses are so you know how to plan out your USMLE step prep.

Below is a breakdown of what you will face when you take the USMLE:

The Total Score
  • Step 1
    7 sections | 60 mins each
  • Step 2 Clinical Knowledge
    8 sections | 60 mins each
  • Step 2 Clinical Skills
    Standardized Patient Test
  • Step 3 (Day 1)
    6 sections | 60 mins each
  • Step 3 (Day 2)
    6 sections | 45 mins each
    13 simulations | 10-20 mins each
Each of the above steps are taken separately to evaluate your knowledge and suitability. Any failed tests will be permanently kept on record.

Every step of the USMLE can be a defining moment of your future career in medicine, which is why we’re here to help you succeed every step of the way. That means taking the time to understand your particular needs and learning style so that our expert tutors can create a plan that sets YOU up for success. Our proven strategies to boost your scores in each section combined with our tutors’ dedication to helping you understand the logic behind the USMLE, means that you will know exactly what to expect when exam day comes.

More Info & Resources

Free USMLE Prep Resources

The USMLE Official Site is the perfect place for anybody who is just starting their USMLE prep. Here you can find application information, apply for test accommodations, or learn more about the whole testing process.

Official USMLE Practice Materials to help you study and familiarize yourself with the computer-based style of testing you’ll face on the official exam.

USMLE Forum is a community for students to ask each other questions or even find online study partners.

This Prospective Doctor blog post offers tips for studying for the USMLE Step 1, but the full site also has articles focused on other common questions med students may have.

Op-Med is a site with a wide variety of blog posts by guest authors who offer advice or perspectives on different aspects of the medical industry.

USMLE Reddit is a popular forum site where students can ask questions, get advice, and offer study tips during their USMLE prep and clinical rotations.

Where to Sign Up

Click Here to be taken to the official United States Medical License Exam site, where you can find details on submitting the right application depending on your stage of the USMLE process.

Here For You

Our students live busy lives, and that’s why we work with you to create a personalized USMLE prep schedule that fits your needs. Online or In-Person, our expert tutors help you create a study plan that sets you up for success while accommodating your busy lifestyle.

Group Options

Is your study group looking to take things to the next level? We can help! We offer group classes with specialized USMLE prep tutors who will carefully assess each individual before creating a strategic plan that suits everybody’s needs.

What Makes Us Different

Our goal is always to keep the focus on your success and your personal needs, not a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why our tutors work with you to create a program that matches your unique situation.

Part of that means providing expert USMLE prep at prices more affordable than our competitors and extended payment plans that accommodate your lifestyle. We know this journey into the medical field is an expensive one, which is why we do everything we can to create a customized plan that fits your needs so you can just focus on your USMLE prep.

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