Inspirica’s Approach ToMCAT Test Preparation
MCAT students flock to Inspirica for one key reason: they want a dedicated one-on-one tutor to help them master the nuances of the test. And since no two medical school applicants are ever the same, we completely customize the tutoring to mitigate your specific difficulties, shore up your strengths, and focus on the unique challenge of the MCAT as an exam. Our programs are often one-fourth of the length of a commercial course with better results. And we can work whenever you want to work—day, night, weekends. We understand that your goal is to gain admission to the best medical school, and we do everything possible to get you the scores you need to get there.
MCAT tutoring can happen literally anywhere: in person at our offices, online via Inspirica Anywhere, or anywhere else you’d like. We work with students all over the world every day.
Frequently Asked Questions
MCAT Test Preparation 101
The Medical College Admission Test (or MCAT) is the preferred standardized test of medical school programs around the world. The MCAT is divided into four multiple-choice sections designed to test a student’s understanding of physical and biological sciences, as well as logic and reasoning. These sections are (1) Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems, (2) Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, (3) Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior, and (4) Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills. Each section is given a scaled score in a range from 118 to 132.
The test is administered on a computer and is an adaptive test. This means is that if, for example, you are excellent at math, the math questions will become gradually more difficult as you answer questions correctly. For this reason, many test takers who are doing quite well move through the test feeling as though they are failing, because the questions eventually grow too difficult. A firm understanding of the nature of the content and construction of the adaptive test is paramount to achieving score goals on the MCAT. Inspirica’s MCAT tutors have studied this test inside and out and can help you navigate the challenges of this test. Many MCAT takers, for example, have not had a geometry lesson in four years or more, and noticing a bit of rust in these areas is completely natural! Your expert Inspirica tutor will help you brush up in areas that need it and lay a foundation for new material. Your tutor will also teach you how to best distribute your time and efforts to put yourself in a position to get the score you need!