WELCOME TO MCAT101
MCAT101 provides free MCAT tutoring and resources from tutors that have scored in the 90th percentile in the subjects they are tutoring. All the services are run by students that have taken the MCAT or are currently studying for it. Our low-cost prep course will run from the week of May 31st, 2021 until the week of September 27th, 2021. The course will include 1 hour topic sessions 3-4 times a week in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, and CARS. Kaplan textbooks will be provided as well as homework questions. The courses will follow a schedule, as topics gradually build on one another. $15 a month will grant you access to all of the topic sessions for the month. Even if you are unable to make all the live sessions, there will be recording/slides provided on the website if you create an account. To sign up, please proceed with this payment via our PayPal (or we will contact you the week before the course begins) and click the button "Sign Up" below to access the enrollment form.
The Passage Practice sessions will continue to take place on Sundays starting on June 5th - anyone is welcome to join and they will remain free of cost.
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HOW MUCH DOES THE PREP COURSE COST?
$15 a month. You can stop your subscription at any time. If you choose to attend the prep course for all 4 months, you can expect to pay $60 ($15 x 4 months). Payment is pay-as-you go, meaning that you can pay $15 a month at a time.
HOW LONG DOES THE PREP COURSE LAST?
4 months: starting from the week of May 31st to the week of September 27th.
WILL THERE BE ANOTHER PREP COURSE LATER IN THE YEAR?
Yes! We will hold 2 courses annually. Our 2nd course will begin in November. Exact dates TBD.
SHOULD I CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON THE WEBSITE?
Yes. The meeting links will be posted on our website's "Go to Class" page. Creating an account on our website will allow for easier communication. There is a forum feature in which we will announce any updates and where students can ask any questions they would like. We will also upload the schedule, recordings, PowerPoints, and any other resources on our website.
HOW LONG DO THE SESSIONS LAST?
Approximately 1 hour, depending on the quantity and complexity of the questions. Expect to stay in the meeting for about 15-20 minutes extra. If you cannot stay for the entire session or if you cannot make the live session, you can access the recordings on our website.
WHEN WILL THE SESSIONS BE HELD?
You can access the schedule on the Resources page after payment is received and you have created an account. The sessions will be held on weekday evenings and weekends.
WHAT DO THE SESSIONS LOOK LIKE?
Our tutors will do a warmup, review homework assigned from previous sessions, provide a lesson highlighting key information regarding the topic, followed by a question and answer session to wrap up the lesson.
SHOULD I USE THE MCAT101 PREP COURSE AS MY ONLY FORM OF STUDYING?
No. Our course is led by volunteers and our goal is provide a community and additional support to help you succeed on the MCAT. We highly recommend that you have your own study plan and resources prepared and only utilize our prep course as a supplement. Because we are volunteers, we do not guarantee a score increase.
DO I HAVE TO DO THE READINGS AND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS BEFORE EVERY SESSION?
In short, no. We provide these "assigned" readings and assignments to guide you through our prep course. During the session, we will review the highlights of the chapter and the main takeaways, so we highly recommend that you complete the readings/homework to understand what is being talked about in class and prepare any questions.
IS PARTICIPATION MANDATORY?
Participation is not mandatory, but we would love it if you volunteered to answer questions and voice any concerns you may have! We would love to make the sessions as engaging as possible, but please feel free to sit back and listen in if you prefer. We want to create a judgement-free zone where everyone can make mistakes and learn from them.