MCAT tutoring

We'll help guide you through the MCAT prep process.


Our MCAT approach

Prepare around your schedule

We founded AJ Tutoring with an understanding of the time constraints on modern students, leading us to develop a highly efficient and customized approach to improving a student’s MCAT score. Our tutors are available for in-person or online sessions.

A customized approach

Our 1-on-1 approach allows each student to build confidence in his or her unique trouble spots, increasing the chances of significant improvement in a relatively short period of time. This is especially important given the quantity and variety of content tested on the MCAT:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Reading comprehension
  • Scientific inquiry and reasoning

Many MCAT tutoring services require a student to work with multiple part-time tutors (one for each section of the test) for 30-60 hours, or work with students in group settings. AJ Tutoring matches each student with a single professional educator for a customized preparation. This approach results in an efficient and effective student-tutor relationship, allowing us to best understand and modify each student’s thought processes throughout the exam. We recommend 20-25 hours of 1-on-1 prep over 3-6 months, but we are flexible in working within different time frames.

What we cover

Our MCAT tutoring program focuses on dissecting a student’s errors on the best practice materials available; quantifying progress via full-length practice exams and smaller problem sets; guiding individualized content review; thorough discussion of conceptually difficult material; test-taking techniques; answer elimination and guessing strategies; and pacing and stamina.

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Learn more about the MCAT

The central test for medical school applications, the MCAT is developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Its revision in 2015 added Psychology and Sociology to an already content-packed exam. The computer-based MCAT is administered approximately 30 times per calendar year, from mid-January to mid-September.

MCAT test dates and scheduling deadlines

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AJ Tutoring offers a higher level of service.

Our tutors are supported by AJ Tutoring’s resources, but you’re still working with an individual extensively trained in the nuances of the test and dedicated to your success. Call us to learn more about how we combine the advantage of working with a private tutor with the convenience of working with an established company.

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Productive Sessions

We meet with students for 12-16 sessions, each lasting 90 minutes. As homework, we assign students a mix of full-length practice tests, 90-minute problem sets, and content review.


Great Strategies and Content

We cover test-taking skills and MCAT content, including question interpretation, reading comprehension, scientific thought processes, and strategies for working with the computer interface.


Excellent Materials

We pair the official practice materials available from AAMC, the writers of the MCAT, with excellent content review sources to provide students with the best understanding of what they’ll see on test day.

MCAT test summary

4 sections, 7 hours 30 minutes
Total Score (sum of section scores): 472-528
Score per section: 118-132
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (Chem/Phys) Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (Bio/Biochem) Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (Psych/Soc)
95 minutes 90 minutes 95 minutes 95 minutes
59 questions 53 questions 59 questions 59 questions

Happy parents and students.

 I had a great experience working with Peter Littlefield to prepare for the MCAT. This is the second exam I've prepared for with AJ Tutoring, and their help has always been on-point and fantastic. Peter is very supportive and knowledgeable. He does a great job managing study schedules, reviewing material (practice tests, missed questions, content), and going over test-taking strategies. One of the best things I liked about our sessions was how he would deconstruct practice questions to get into the mindset of the test writers.  Read what others are saying

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We'll help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to reach your highest potential for the exam.

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