The Ultimate MCAT CARS Mastery Course
Master CARS without the struggle. This is CARS made easy.
Learn How to Think Like a 130+ CARS Scorer and Increase Your CARS Score
Achieve your target CARS score using the same proven strategies that led us to score 130+ in CARS, stand out from other applicants, and get admission into our goal med-schools.
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The [MedLIfe] Mastery CARS prep course was awesome, I struggled with CARS throughout my prep until I was able to watch someone else reason through the passages. I adapted their strategies and modified them to fit my style and ended up scoring 90th+ percentile in CARS!
Nate Hubert ● MCAT CARS Mastery Course Student
The [MedLIfe] Mastery CARS course was the best decision I made about my MCAT prep. I had tried watching YouTube, learning to speed read, learning from others, and just about everything else. Nothing was sticking with me and I was growing more confused about the CARS section and my abilities. However, I truly believe anyone can find more success in their CARS journey with this course. The strategies are consistent, easy to understand, and helped my score jump within days. Would recommend to anyone!!
Cole Theisen ● MCAT CARS Mastery Course Student
I'm slowly finding my way through these passages and am more able than ever before to point out little tricks and traps that no longer cause me to fall for them. I have seen my score increase in the CARS section alone from a 123 to a 126 within one week of really strapping down and going over the AAMC logic.
Joelle Fink ● MCAT CARS Mastery Student
What's Inside The CARS Mastery Course
8 Modules | 14 Chapters | 108 Video Lessons | 51 AAMC Passage Walkthroughs
[Module 1] Quick Start: Rapid Implementation CARS Strategies + Getting Started
Meet Your CARS Strategy Instructors
Meet Your Instructor: Ariana Campbell, 130 CARS Scorer
Meet Your Instructor: Ryan Anderson, 130 CARS Scorer
Most Recommended 130+ CARS Scorer "Quick Strategies & Tips"
Developing The CARS Mastery Mindset
How 130+ CARS Scorers Start Improving Their Scores From The Very Beginning
[Module 2] Mastering CARS Passages
Mastering CARS Passages: Comprehension, Analysis, and Extracting The Key Points + Main Idea
Mastering CARS Passages: Timing, Pacing, and Performance
[Module 3] Mastering CARS Question Stems & Answer Choices
Mastering CARS Question Stems
Mastering CARS Answer Choice Selection
[Module 4] CARS Question Stem Analysis Series
[Module 5] CARS Mastery Strategies Installation: AAMC QPack 1 Passage Dissections
[Module 6] CARS Mastery Strategies Installation: AAMC QPack 2 Passage Dissections
Passage 1-5 Dissections
Passage 6-10 Dissections
Passage 11-15 Dissections
Passage 16-22 Dissections
[Module 7] CARS Mastery Strategies Installation: AAMC FL 1 CARS Passage Dissections
[Bonus Module] Additional Strategies To Transform You Into A Top MCAT Scorer
Live 60-90 Minute Weekly Office Hours With A 515+ MCAT Scorer!
Every week a different [MedLIfe] Mastery Mentor will be hosting live 60-90 minute office hours on Zoom with students enrolled. This is where you'll be able to ask your questions, learn from other student's questions, see live passage breakdowns, and get the overall live support of a top scorer who has been in your shoes, as well as that of other students who are going through MCAT prep! If you can't make it to a session, recordings will always be available to view later. You'll also be able to send in questions beforehand :)
What students have said about these CARS strategies
We've released a lot of these strategies through our reports, guides, and emails in text format. Through this CARS Mastery course, we're releasing an upgraded form of those strategies plus many more additional never-before-seen strategies, in a systematized step-by-step video format so it's more easily digestible and easy to follow. We'd love for you to read what students have said about the time-tested proven strategies we've been teaching for years, which you'll learn in this course:
The tips have been great especially at eliminating bad answers and focusing on choices that ANSWER the question. The passage dissections are very detailed and the logical step-by-step explanation is definitely helpful. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting the perspective of a top-scorer.
Learning to break the passages down by paragraph and then tying it all in to the main idea has not only helped me save time in answering questions but also increased my overall score. I'm slowly finding my way through these passages and am more able than ever before to point out little tricks and traps that no longer cause me to fall for them. I have seen my score increase in the CARS section alone from a 123 to a 126 within one week of really strapping down and going over the AAMC logic.
The CARS strategies presented here give you a whole new perspective on how to start from scratch and build a solid foundation of skills... I have learned new skills that have let me see the test and CARS from a new point of view and how to best tackle one of my weakest sections. Just from a little practice, I improved by 2-3 points.
About Your CARS Strategy Instructors
[MedLIfe] Mastery Strategy Coach | 130 CARS, 515 MCAT
Ariana still remembers feeling like the MCAT was the biggest hurdle standing between her and medical school. Especially since she was also juggling MCAT studying, a full course load, work, extracurricular activities, and other major personal challenges at the time. She struggled with CARS especially, with scores going DOWN at one point.
Given her situation, she had to find the best way to manage her schedule while maintaining a positive mindset, so she could achieve a competitive MCAT score. Despite it all, Ariana managed to increase her score from a 498 to 515 on the MCAT in just 3 months, WITHOUT studying full time and studying 8+ hours a day! She also lifted her CARS score to a 130!
Fast forward to today, Ariana is now in med-school and specializes in helping students skyrocket their CARS scores on the MCAT! As one of the very first tutors at MCAT Mastery, Ariana has spent hundreds of hours working one-on-one with students from different backgrounds, helping them increase their MCAT and CARS scores.
[MedLIfe] Mastery Strategy Coach | 130 CARS, 513 MCAT
Ryan is a current medical student who studied for six weeks in total for the MCAT. After the first two weeks, he found himself scoring a 488. He especially found himself struggling in CARS, scoring in the low 120s!
At this (very low) point, with only a month left before the MCAT, he found himself re-evaluating his approach to the exam overall. In this limited time, he developed test taking strategies that improved his score by 25 points to a 513 by the time test day rolled around! Plus his CARS score hit 130.
Take that in: a 25 point score increase in 4 weeks! Keep in mind, all he did was focus on STRATEGY to achieve this result.
After personally tutoring and coaching MANY students in CARS and the MCAT overall, Ryan has developed a solid understanding of exactly how to teach the best strategies for improving one's score with NO additional knowledge on content.
[MedLIfe] Mastery Strategy Coach | 131 CARS, 518 MCAT
After 400+ hours of studying, Julia found herself plateauing in the mid 500s just 6 weeks before her test date. At the beginning of her process, she had a hard time seeing that the MCAT was so much more than a content-based exam, but rather a test of strategy and pacing as well! She felt like she was burning out, and didn’t know if she could do it, but once she realized both that she needed better testing strategies and that she had to be more positive in her approach, there was a huge learning curve.
That's when the strategy clicked and her scores jumped to 513-519. Ultimately in those final 45 days, she managed to increase her to score by 10+ points and achieved a 518 (96th percentile) by test day! Julia also scored in the 99th percentile in CARS!
Fast forward to today, Julia is starting med-school and specializes in helping students increase their CARS scores
[MedLIfe] Mastery Strategy Coach | 130 CARS, 520 MCAT
Starting his MCAT prep, Hanes knew he was going to be challenged. Keeping himself motivated was an obstacle and time management was complicated when he had a full schedule. As he continued his prep, he found himself scoring lower than he wanted because he was overthinking the passages. Once he started to approach with better strategies, he increased his score from a 500 to a 520 (98th percentile) in 3 months!
What other students are saying about your instructors
They were in your shoes not too long, struggling with scores not improving, and they all ended up dominating CARS (as well as the MCAT). They've collectively worked 1-on-1 with over 200 premeds, coaching each one of them on how to apply MCAT and CARS strategies to improve their scores. They know exactly how to teach you to think through CARS like a 130+ CARS scorer.
When I first started tutoring with Ariana, I immediately knew she was going to be my saving grace. Prior to working with her, I had taken my MCAT twice and felt extremely hopeless for my future.
Ariana is one of the most caring and patient tutors I've ever worked with. We targeted my weaknesses and worked on improving them... My biggest improvement was not only demonstrated by my score, but by my ability to critically think.
She helped me dissect every passage and answer choice, which allowed me to have an eye for tricks/attractors that would be thrown my way. My score and ability to critically think/catch easy mistakes definitely heightened after working with Ariana.
Neda Azizi ● A previous student of Ariana
...I knew the material, but became overwhelmed with the questions and the distractor answer choices. After working with Ryan, I learned how to build stamina, how to understand CARS passages better, and overall how to appreciate the MCAT process.
Ryan was very flexible and gave great advice as far as how to stay positive, how to understand the questions, how to prepare for the questions, and even how to prepare the day before the exam.
I noticed increasing scores... I absolutely would recommend Ryan. He was extremely friendly and had great learning strategies that helped me so much!
Tiffany Scheader ● A previous student of Ryan
... [Ariana] helped me so, so much. She was really able to understand where I was getting stuck and why and then how to help. Having someone to show how they went through each passage, what they highlighted, or what they wrote down helped me a lot to actually figure out what to focus on in passages and boosted my score a ton.
Ariana was able to really emphasize how important going through the passage was and understanding the details in it to bring it all together, which is something I was continuously getting tripped up on... I was able to raise my score 19 points in about 6 weeks from all the tips she gave me...
Annabella D. ● A previous student of Ariana
1:1 Tutoring Session(s) with a 130+ CARS Scorer
Every course purchase comes with not just strategy lessons, but a one-on-one 60 minute tutoring session with a 130+ CARS scorer!
You can choose if you want just one session or add an additional 3, 5, or even 10 sessions with your enrolment.
Helped me save time answering questions but also increased my overall score...
Sourced from the collective experiences and strategies of strictly 130+ CARS scorers. Carefully pieced together over several years through constant testing and optimization. This is the ultimate step-by-step system to master CARS on the MCAT. Using these strategies, anyone can learn how to think like a top scorer. This is CARS made easy.
CARS Mastery Course
+ 1 Tutoring Session
The complete CARS strategy course with one 60 minute coaching session with a 130+ CARS scorer.
CARS Mastery Course
+ 3 Tutoring Sessions
The complete CARS strategy course with three 60 minute coaching sessions with a 130+ CARS scorer.
CARS Mastery Course
+5 Tutoring Sessions
The complete CARS strategy course with five 60 minute coaching sessions with a 130+ CARS scorer.
CARS Mastery Course
+ 10 Tutoring Sessions
The complete CARS strategy course with ten 60 minute coaching sessions with a 130+ CARS scorer.
If you can master CARS, you can master the MCAT
14-Day Guarantee: Improve Your CARS Score or Get Your Money Back
We prioritize your success and aim for your highest C/P, B/B (and MCAT) score, ensuring admission to your desired med-school. Our straightforward guarantee: if within 14 days of purchase, you feel this course hasn't provided sufficient value, we offer a no-questions-asked refund. Please note, coaching sessions, once used, are non-refundable.
*With our course + coaching options, we won't be able to refund any used coaching sessions, but can definitely refund the full price of the course. All course + coaching packages include savings when bundled together and therefore any refunds with used coaching sessions will result in a loss of these savings (aka adjusting your sessions to the normal price value)
How Your MCAT CARS Score Will Improve In Less Than 30 Days
Yes, it's possible. Many of us have done it, many of our students have done it, and we know you can do it.
Improve Your CARS Timing
Have you tried reading faster for CARS with no improvement, or scores decreasing? It's not just about pace. You need to get good at CARS before you get fast at CARS.
Once you understand the foundational strategies, THEN you'll be in the right place to use the 130+ scorer techniques to improve endurance, pacing, focus, and timing specifically for CARS passages.
Improve Your CARS Comprehension
How many times have you wondered "what did I just read?!" after finishing a CARS passage. With these step-by-step passage and question-analysis strategies, you'll never get confused or scared by a CARS passage again.
In fact, you'll know exactly how to extract the main idea and get through any passage (especially the confusing ones) which most premeds don't know how to deal with.
Improve Your CARS Confidence
We know you've felt it when C/P finishes - the nervous feeling that CARS is next! With these strategies, you'll be confident going into CARS - knowing you're about to dominate one of the hardest sections on the MCAT (giving you a huge advantage over other applicants).
When you stop hovering around the low 120s and finally pick your score up to a competitive level, you'll be submitting your application with excitement, knowing that med-schools won't reject your application in the first glance because of your CARS score.
Improve Your Overall MCAT Score
Once you develop the ability to dominate CARS, you'll notice your score in other sections improve as well. Why? You'll have mastered the ability to think critically, understand the author, know how question writers try to trick you, and so much more.
The opposite is also true; if you're weak in CARS, your other sections aren't as high as they could be. The average premed thinks the MCAT is testing your knowledge in science. When in reality the MCAT is testing your skill in critical thinking.
More reviews of our CARS strategies
I'm so glad I found you guys - [MedLIfe] Mastery is heaven sent. After doing the Step by Step Walkthrough of the AAMC passages (2 passages), it has changed my approach to reading and answering the questions. I'm beginning to develop the mindset of a 130 + scorer.
Melissa Casimir ● MCAT CARS Mastery Course Student
CARS always have been a struggle for me since English isn't my first language. I was struggling a lot with CARS but after reading 130+ scorer strategies, it actually gave me a lot of confidence and motivation to do even more and more practice. It's actually very simple if you really follow what [MedLIfe] MASTERY lay out for you. I would highly highly recommend to anyone who has given up and is frustrated over CARS and trust me this will definitely help so so many pre-meds for the MCAT. I Thank You [MedLIfe] MASTERY!! I wish I had this before.
I was getting 119-120 since I was struggling to find a way out but this helped me to boost atleast 3-4 points so far and I still practicing and want to think like the 130+ scorer. Thank You for this such a wonderful resource it's such a life saver.
Ali Raza ● MCAT CARS Mastery Course Student
These strategies have helped to shift my approach to the questions, which has improved my anxiety and accuracy substantially.
I am actually still in the practicing phase, but in my practices I am finding that I am getting a lot more questions right in a shorter amount of time. I have gone from 24/53 questions right to 34/53, and hopefully that will improve more as I keep practicing daily.
Amarjit Kaur ● MCAT CARS Mastery Student
Frequently Asked Questions
Once you sign up, you'll be taken to the course registration page where you can set up your private username and password. Once you get that set up, you'll be automatically redirected to the course where you can start watching the video lessons! It takes less than a few minutes to get access to the course :) By the way, if you already are a VIP member, then you simply need to login with your existing username and password on the page you'll be redirected to right after signing up!
First we'd like to make clear that this course does have many familiar strategies if you've seen some of our other work. But it also has additional never-before-seen strategies, including the entire Module 4 of AAMC CARS QPack2 Passage Dissections, plus the bonus module strategy videos. But here's why everything in this course is far more effective than anything we've ever released...
For many years, we've been presenting our top scorer MCAT strategies in written form through downloadable guides and reports. We've decided to upgrade that into online video course formats. Here's why:
- Reading takes way too much time. Our downloadable resources have been super valuable to many students - but ONLY to those students who took the time to read them. We’ve realized a big barrier for a lot of students is having to plow through a lot of text of strategies, especially when you're already bombarded with so much content-based prep books that you need to go through. The last thing many of you want is extra reading.
- A "course" allows for a step-by-step system. This course has been designed to have a logical strategic progression for you to go from not knowing anything about CARS and wanting quick hacks, tips, and tricks to get more answers right, to truly becoming a master of critical thinking by the end of it. This is something that's very difficult to achieve through a written guide.
- Continuous improvements and upgrades. This is a big one. There have been SO many times over the years that we've improved our resources and added amazing new strategies that we've found, but it was always so painful to think that all the students who already had downloaded the PDFs would not be able to get any new material. With an online course, we can go in and make improvements, and the next time you login, you'll get all the fresh insights to add to your MCAT prep.
- Easier to learn with video AND text, as opposed to just text. Let's face it, video is so much easier to digest and learn from. That already is a big factor for why we decided to transition to video. But we're not JUST giving video - each lesson has the written summary notes included, so as students complete the video lessons and read the notes below, they better absorb the strategies and insights of a top scorer to quickly start thinking like one.
In short, no. You can get through all the strategy videos in a day if you wanted (we'd only recommend that if you're short on time). The dissections however, you'll need to space out to one or two per day. Ideally, spread out over a week at one or two hours a day, you should be at a point where you've got a significantly stronger handle on how to approach CARS. There's zero fluff and pure strategies in every video. We've kept them all succinct. You'll be able to apply strategies from the very first module.
If you know anything about us, you know we're huge on productivity. We're huge on "high yield" and focusing on the easiest actions that deliver the greatest results. Which is exactly what has led us to focus our entire mission around "strategy". If there's one thing we know without a shadow of a doubt, understanding study and testing strategies for this exam as soon as possible, is an INVESTMENT. It will SAVE you time from having to figure it all out on your own. It is THE smartest way to approach CARS and the MCAT. No question.
That's awesome! If you're a "natural" at CARS and aren't scoring above 130, then you're wasting your gift. We guarantee you're missing a few techniques or strategies to refine your skills and really maximize your score. With the right strategies in this course, you can hit a 132 and REALLY stand out as a med-school applicant. Also if you don't find anything new in this course that you didn't already know, you can simply ask for a refund :)
Yes! Definitely. If English isn't your first language, you're one of our inspirations for making something like this! We don't think one section should stop you from becoming a physician and living out your dreams.
If you can understand what's written on this page, you can do well on CARS. It's all about HOW you think based off understanding "just enough". You don't have to understand EVERYTHING written. In this course, you'll learn to see the big picture of what the author is talking about, you'll learn timing strategies if you feel like you're reading slow to try and comprehend better, you'll learn how to stop getting lost in the details, you'll learn about all the "fluff" that you should ignore, and so much more.
We've had many students increase their CARS score even when English wasn't their first language. You'll be fine!
No this course doesn't come with the AAMC questions/passages. You'll need to get the QPack's yourself from the AAMC website to benefit from the dissections in Module 4. In fact, if you haven't already, we highly recommend you get all the AAMC questions available as those are going to be the most representative of your actual MCAT!
We decided to create this course because so many premeds in the community have been wanting something that can hold their hand to a higher CARS (and MCAT) score in a step-by-step manner, in a systematic way, in a way that's easy to absorb and implement.
This became more clear when we started tutoring students one-on-one, when we would see CARS scores jump, simply because we were able to walk our students through how and when to implement the right strategies during CARS.
There came a point where we also realized that we couldn't possibly tutor thousands of students in the community who need help in CARS. Plus, some just can't afford one-on-one individual tutoring, but they desperately need to improve their CARS score if they're going to make it to med-school.
So we did the next best thing and created this online video course, that simulates a one-on-one tutoring experience. We realized that even though we can't work with every student, we've tutored ENOUGH premeds to be able to create a system that can take premeds from a mediocre to competitive CARS score.
The CARS Mastery Course is jam packed with a lot of resources and value! It's for that reason we want our students to go into the resources with guidance and support in the form of private tutoring. You can get as much or as little tutoring as you'd like. For those who are on the fence about tutoring, we have a special package with only 1 session that comes at a special rate!
Top scorers recognize a key secret when it comes to dominating the MCAT...
Every section on the MCAT is CARS.
If you can master CARS, you can master the MCAT.
Why? Because the MCAT is a test of critical thinking, not science. The average premed thinks the MCAT is testing your knowledge in science. When in reality the MCAT is testing your skill in critical thinking.
We know the MCAT disguises itself as a science test because it has science and A LOT of it. In fact it has way too much science - more than most students are able to completely master in 3-6 months. Which brings us to another point...
The top scorers who get into med-school didn't master every science topic for the MCAT. Which means it was the skill that got them a high score. Think about it this way...
A section like CARS, that only tests your thinking skills, can be mastered with zero "studying" of content. No science knowledge required. Now since the MCAT as a whole is critical thinking based, that must mean that getting to the right answer is heavily dependent on you thinking in a certain way...
The only difference is that the other sections just need you to have a foundation of scientific knowledge. That's it. In fact, if you spent a year learning every little detail about the sciences, you'd not only have wasted a ton of time because that's not necessary, but your score will be below competitive range if your critical thinking skills are weak. Which is why CARS is the most important section to improve on yet the average premed doesn't get this...
Most premeds feel better when they study science. They feel better when they memorize an equation or a fact. It's familiar. It feels like you're making progress. It's not like doing CARS passages, where you have to reason through all the great-sounding answer choices, that don't rely on you knowing some hard facts!
But this is good news for those who DO realize it...
The MCAT is a skill based test and skills can be improved through practice.
Skills can't be studied.
That is exactly why we created this course. If you understand how to think through this section like a top scorer, you'll know how to think through other sections like a top scorer. When you apply the correct strategies (Modules 1-3 of the course) and practice the right approaches to thinking like a 130 scorer (Module 4), you'll make giant improvements in your CARS score. And that's not even the best part...
The best part is your improvement will show itself in all four sections of the MCAT, not just one. Why? Because the MCAT is a test of CARS. In just weeks of practicing CARS correctly, using the right strategies, you can vastly improve your reasoning skills and see your scores jump across the board.
Doing well on the MCAT takes work and we never want to promote the idea of "quick fixes", but if there's one thing that's close to having a shortcut to a great MCAT score, it's mastering CARS. CARS is the key to the MCAT, which means CARS could very likely be the key to your med-school dream.
If they're available, then yes! If not, we have several amazing CARS tutors on our team. Rest assured, you'll definitely be paired with someone who scored a 130+ in CARS and specializes in this section. You can learn more about all the mentors on the team here.