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Renata Buffalino

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I had done all the content review and practice tests necessary to succeed, but was still not reaching my target score. I consider myself a good test taker, but this was getting ridiculous.

I first emailed the MCAT Mastery Team in a total panic. I may have started with a 493, but I had my eye on a 512. Months dragged on and I shot up passed the 500 mark, then the 505 mark, but then that's where it all stopped short. I bounced around the 503-505 range for a few weeks and eventually was at my limit. Less than a month away from my test day, I started looking up tutors like my life depended on it. I even started to compromise my dream score, asking them if a 510 was even feasible for me at this stage.

That's when they assigned me to my tutor, who helped to calm the heck down. Not only did he help me with my problem areas and send me high-yield equation sheets, he helped me understand that what was really holding me back was my mental hang up on C/P. I was out of mind angry that this one section was going to blow my chances at almost every medical school I was interested in, despite me hammering it into my head for months on end.

My tutor helped me to see the math for what it is... my score started to skyrocket. I just got my official MCAT score back this week and I am proud to say I made it out with a 511 overall and a 126 C/P!

Thank you guys! You came in clutch when I needed you most.

Jenny Paul

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The Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide was really helpful... It was helpful to see how experts would suggest how you should tackle each section of the MCAT. It also provided a lot of information on the process of taking the test.

If you are not taking a prep course yet, I would especially recommend this guide because it provides a lot of tips and strategies that you may not be able to get from the practice books itself.

Overall, I would recommend that every pre-med preparing for the MCAT should read this guide before they start any type of preparation!

I really appreciated the 130+ Scorer CARS Mastery Report. I thought it was incredibly useful, especially the part where it walks you through a practice AAMC passage. It was nice to see a detailed thought process written out for others to use. Something I did that helped, was complete the passage on my own and then read the explanation given in the mastery report to see where I could improve!

** It took me about 3 weeks to jump from my lowest (practice test #5) to highest score ( on the real MCAT). The drop was kind of a surprise because I had made a 504 on the practice test before that. I believe a part of the reason for the drop is because of my lack of focus due to some personal problems. I shouldn't have taken that particular practice test knowing that I wasn't in the right head space.

Daniel Green

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I highly recommend downloading the Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide! I found it about two weeks before my exam, but I wish I'd found it sooner. Sure I knew the content, but I had no idea how to take the actual exam. It provided loads of tips on how to structure your study strategy and how to approach the problems. The study plan advice was especially helpful to me since I was self-studying and designing my own strategy.

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Valentina Viertel

Course Member


Although I wish I had found the Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide sooner, it was really helpful! I only bought it about 2 weeks prior to taking the exam.

It would have been great to find it sooner and not "reinvent the wheel" with developing my study strategies.

When I did find the MCAT Mastery site and signed up for the daily emails, I couldn't believe how helpful I was finding the email tips. I downloaded the materials soon after and read the guide in a day, taking notes on all the parts that really resonated with me.

The part I needed the most was battling my test anxiety. The MCAT is a TON of pressure but those strategies helped center me."

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Rachel Stevenson

Course Member


The advice in the mastery guide was exactly what I needed to hear in my panicked state. Hearing the basic advice to review my practice exams was gold. I am so glad I googled "MCAT strategies" a week before the test or I very likely would have voided my score and had to retake. The way I see it, I spent $30, but saved $300!

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Tanmay Patil

Course Member


The MCAT Mastery documents do a good job of not only giving you tips on test taking, but also how to manage stress and to stay calm. They are very direct and honest. The strategies that are presented provide different perspectives on how to think about the questions or even different methods to approach the passages and diagrams or tables.

Another resource that helped me the most was the CARS Mastery Report. Having examples of the thought processes for the AAMC CARS question packs was very helpful and allowed me to better acclimate to the style of AAMC."

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Kayla S.

Course Member


I came across the MCAT strategy guide and was SO happy that I did. It hit on all the questions I had and all the strategies I needed to implement in my studying. Most of all, it made me really focus on the PROCESS - studying for the MCAT is not about memorizing techniques, methods, terminology. It is about connecting ideas and being able to apply them.

I spent a lot of my spring college semester taking notes on my MCAT prep books, but those only touch on the specifics and from all my studying, I really started to realize that someone could truly take the test with only basic science information and still do well as long as you know how to comprehend, analyze, make predictions, and interpret scientific readings.

This is exactly what the strategy guide helped emphasize, which was something that I had never quite grasped, since all other prep companies sell you on needing to memorizing all the specifics.

Zaina

Tutoring Student


Zara is an absolutely amazing tutor! Before I started working with her, my score was not crossing a 500. After working with her, I noticed a significant jump in my score through my practice exams. She helped me not get intimidated by all the overwhelming information in the passages and helped my reason properly to reach the right answer. Most importantly though, Zara gave me the necessary confidence to take the exam!

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Peter Kim

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The Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide is a Must-Read for anyone who wishes to do well on the MCAT. It has amazing strategies and tips that you will not find in ANY test-prep company material (Kaplan, TPR, NextStep, etc). I wish I had known about it earlier in my studies because it brought my strategy aspect of the MCAT to a whole new level. I was hesitant at spending money on it first, but it was worth every penny.

I then went through the CARS Mastery Report which included in-depth analysis of AAMC CARS QPack. This included great strategies for CARS and showed me how high scorers think. I was getting amazing explanations for dense passages that I would have no clue on when I read through it the first time around. All answer choices were explained very logically and helped me spot out trap answers. I would highly recommend this if you are struggling with CARS.

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Tara Shannon

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The MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide was an important addition to my studying toolkit, especially as a self-studier. I highly recommend getting this guide early in your studies, but I bought it 3 weeks before my test and still believe it made a huge difference. It gave me a way to study smarter, not longer, and helped me maximize the time I had left!

Desiree Brewer

Tutoring Student


Theres not enough stars here for Mehul, I have worked with alot of tutors including some from MCAT Mastery and had already been through the MCAT prior to working with him, when I came to him I was in a time crunch, needing to make a big score increase in about a month before my test date. Let me tell you my experience during our sessions absolutely changed the game for me, he listened to what I needed and we actually tackled the issues. Mehul always went the extra mile to provide me resources and answer my questions no matter how many I sent him, most of all he believed in me. We attacked my weaknesses and just like I never let up neither did he. I typically don't do reviews, but that is just how amazing of a tutor Mehul was for me. I cannot convey my appreciation enough, if you are willing to put in the work, implement the resources and adopt the mindset (which he helps you cultivate), there is literally no limit. The investment was most definitely worth it, bottom line Mehul is excellent, he actually cares, if your looking to take your score to the next level this is definitely someone you want on your team.

Jennifer

Tutoring Student


I’ve had Savannah as my tutor and I couldn’t be more happier! Since day#1, she was very engaging and provided me with the tools I needed to approach CARS passages. As we went through sessions, we went from her holding my hand through passages, to myself completing them and getting her feedback on areas of improvement. She also was invested in seen how can my score improve. I 100% recommend MCAT mastery tutoring!

Ruby

Tutoring Student


I have only been meeting with Zara for about a week but have already learned so much about the best way to approach MCAT passages. I have learned that most of the times my issues on the science sections stem from not understanding how valuable the passage is, in terms of many of the answers being in the passage. I am excited to continue to grow my confidence and knowledge. Thank you MCAT Mastery for offering an AFFORDABLE and EXCELLENT tutoring service.

Tara Soria

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Best MCAT resource!


Jack was an excellent tutor! Upon taking the MCAT for a second time, I felt lost on how to really improve. My test-taking confidence was dwindling. Jack was really able to find what I personally need to heighten my strategies and gave me my confidence back amidst the marathon of studying. MCAT Mastery is by far one of the best resources I utilized in both times studying for this beast of an exam, but I am very grateful for Jack's useful, tangible advice to lead me in a direction towards success!

Kimberly Ajalat

Tutoring Student


My tutor, Emily, was extremely helpful. My test was coming up and I was frustrated because my score wasn't improving. Emily showed me how to work through passages and gave me strategies that allowed me to finally reach my goal score.

Jennifer Nedimyer

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After the disappointment of my first MCAT, I continued studying using a self-paced course from TPR. I doubled my efforts and began spending more time (10 hours per day instead of 7 or 8), but after another 2 months went by without any significant increase in score, I felt defeated. My fiancé was the one who suggested trying MCAT Mastery. I had actually heard of it really early on in my prep, but I assumed it was a hoax. (Guaranteed score improvement as such a low cost? No way.)


But as soon as I bought the Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide and began receiving their wonderfully encouraging and advice-loaded emails, I realized how wrong I had been. With only 1 month left before my second MCAT, I was already deeply focused. I followed the guide's advice about how to prepare in the last month of your study, and I began to see my score increase by several points each time!

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Reading the MCAT Mastery Guide was one of the best things I did to prepare for my MCAT. I read it after having taken some practice exams without seeing any increase in my test score. I was panicking as I was only scoring around 505 and I knew I needed at least a 515 for the schools I was interested in.

Worst of all, my scores were very unbalanced between sections with my lowest score being the physical sciences with a 124. After reading the book, I completely revamped how I reviewed my exams and shifted my focus to tackling my worst sections with a vengeance. I’m totally thrilled that I scored a 517 and even happier to have brought my worst section score up to 129. I credit the majority of my progress to following the advice in the MCAT Mastery Guide.

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Taylor Evangelisti

Course Member


The Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide gave me the necessary tips on how to study most effectively during the short period of time that I had. If you are lacking confidence in your abilities or feeling lost in your studying, I would definitely recommend the Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide.

The strategies in the Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide helped give me the confidence I needed to master the MCAT. Seeing true testimonials from people who read the guide and found success made me feel like I could do it too. The MCAT Mastery Guide gave me the confidence I needed to conquer the MCAT and it could do the same for you!

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Kathy

Course Member


I had a week before the my MCAT to better my physics!!


I purchased the CARS Mastery Course which I found the most helpful in my studying! Specifically, I appreciated how there were videos on how to do each type of CARS question and broke it down into actionable steps. As someone who loves lists of steps, this was really useful to me. Also, I appreciated how the videos also included encouragement because it continually reminded me that CARS was possible! I wish I bought the course earlier so I could have integrated it earlier on in my practice!

Yusuf Amawi

Tutoring Student


Mehul was an excellent tutor, from day one he showed me how to utilize MCAT resources properly. You have to know how to read the AAMC passages properly and we would go through them together. I went from a 490 diagnostic to a 512 on test day!!!

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Annabella D.

Tutoring Student


I got sessions with a tutor and she 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.

After [the first] session I felt a lot better about planning and having someone so nice and understanding behind me. From then we met once a week, and during the hours I would pull up the AAMC question banks and we would go through multiple passages in different sections and she would really go through what steps she took to read the passage, read the question, read the answers, and bring everything together to understand it and get the answer correct.

She was very understanding of where I was getting tripped up and was more than willing to go through things multiple times if I needed it. She 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 and the calendar we planned together

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Ayesha Khan

Tutoring Student


I am a MCAT Mastery Student and I was tutored by Joe McGrath. I must say, I have never had such a great tutor as him before, he is exceptionally great. Every passage that we did from any section of the MCAT, he completely broke down the passage and showed me how he picks up on the important details, and then showed me his method of attacking questions. He was exceptionally great and I really learned a lot from him. After tutoring with him, I did see my MCAT score increase by 7 points on my practice tests. I really enjoyed working with him, because he has contributed a lot to my renewed MCAT strategy and he is really brilliant and knowledgeable!

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Miriam A.

Course Member


The Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide was so helpful in every aspect of my prep. The first time I wrote the MCAT, I hadn't heard of this strategy guide and rather focused exclusively on the content from The Princeton Review. I found myself getting caught up on small minute details that didn't really appear again on AAMC material or the real deal. The MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide honed in the idea that it's not all about content, nor is it all about small details. Yes that's important, but focusing on test taking strategy really emphasizes that you can pull off a high score.

You hear a lot of strategies from different places, but having it all in one area is so helpful, and you can easily refer back to it any time. The strategies also did not feel so robotic. They had a human element to them, especially in the way they were laid out, casual yet so effective and helpful. The CARS strategy guide is very very effective as well, because it works out passage examples that trains you how to work out real deal passages. I am so glad I found this strategy guide to give me the confidence boost, reassurance, motivation, and inspiration to write the MCAT again and score much higher (after four week intense studying). The strategy guide also really helped minimize burnout, so please use it!

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Stephanie Meza

Tutoring Student


Pooja was AWESOME!


I decided to take a chance on purchasing tutor sessions via MCAT Mastery and it was the best decision I ever made. Pooja was so positive and supportive, I couldn't have asked for a better tutor. Prior to seeing her I was stuck in low 500's and in just 3 weeks I was able to improve so much and to a score I never thought was possible! Her strategies and the way she teaches them were great.

Roselyn Giordano

I loved how [my tutor] explained and broke down each passage during the sessions we had. My weakest section was CARS and I honestly thought that I would never improve at all on this section and just felt overall lost while trying to understand passages. He showed me how to go into CARS with a strategy and really learn how to tackle the questions in this section. He even helped me set up a study schedule to ensure I was not falling behind in the other sections, and I thrived with this newfound structure and consistency.

I had taken the MCAT three times before I decided to start tutoring sessions and honestly, I wish I found MCAT Mastery earlier because I feel like it has changed my life. Taking the MCAT and seeing barely any score improvement really takes a toll on your mental wellbeing, and I felt like I lost all confidence in myself, almost like I was not smart enough to take this test.... I really was at my lowest point, and once [my tutor] began tutoring me, I saw an instant and exponential growth in how I was scoring in passages. In fact, just last week I took my first practice test and my overall score ended up being a 513 (127 chem/phys, 128 CARS, 129 bio/biochem, 129 psych/soc)!

It is also validating to know that the strategy in which I was approaching passages was the real reason for my lower scores, and not the actual amount of content I had been studying. My score has improved by at least ten points since having tutoring sessions with [my tutor]!

I loved how [my tutor] explained and broke down each passage during the sessions we had. My weakest section was CARS and I honestly thought that I would never improve at all on this section and just felt overall lost while trying to understand passages. He showed me how to go into CARS with a strategy and really learn how to tackle the questions in this section. He even helped me set up a study schedule to ensure I was not falling behind in the other sections, and I thrived with this newfound structure and consistency.

I had taken the MCAT three times before I decided to start tutoring sessions and honestly, I wish I found MCAT Mastery earlier because I feel like it has changed my life. Taking the MCAT and seeing barely any score improvement really takes a toll on your mental wellbeing, and I felt like I lost all confidence in myself, almost like I was not smart enough to take this test.... I really was at my lowest point, and once [my tutor] began tutoring me, I saw an instant and exponential growth in how I was scoring in passages. In fact, just last week I took my first practice test and my overall score ended up being a 513 (127 chem/phys, 128 CARS, 129 bio/biochem, 129 psych/soc)!

It is also validating to know that the strategy in which I was approaching passages was the real reason for my lower scores, and not the actual amount of content I had been studying. My score has improved by at least ten points since having tutoring sessions with [my tutor]!