From plateauing MCAT scores, and having to retake, to breaking down days before exam day, all 30+ MCAT Mastery Mentors suffered the frustrations and disappointments that come with MCAT prep. Yet we ALL ended up getting top MCAT scores (avg. 519) and are now on our way to (or already in) med-school! Now we want to help you do the same!
If you're struggling with the MCAT, need some extra motivation, want to know how top scorers before you studied and learn their best strategies, this show is for you. New episodes weekly. You have what it takes to beat this exam. We’re here to make sure of that =) You got this!
3 MCAT Attempts to 513: The Power of Persistence with Priya Leghari
Burnout during the MCAT is a common and challenging experience, often characterized by physical and emotional exhaustion, decreased motivation, and a sense of overwhelm caused by the demanding and extensive preparation required for the exam. The intense pressure to perform well can lead to burnout among test takers, making self-compassion and balanced study practices crucial for maintaining well-being and achieving success.
What does it take to conquer the MCAT, push through burnout, and come out stronger on the other side?
In this episode, Vera sits down with Priya Leghari, a determined and resilient individual who shares her transformative experience of preparing for the MCAT. From facing burnout head-on to adapting study strategies, Priya opens up about the challenges she encountered while striving to achieve their goal score. Throughout their conversation, Priya provides invaluable insights on conquering various sections of the exam, including psychology, chemistry, and physics, while emphasizing the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Join us as we delve into Priya's inspiring journey of endurance, growth, and ultimate success in conquering the MCAT.
How She Broke Through Her 500 Score Plateau to 513! (ft. Julia Moore)
At the beginning of her MCAT journey, Julia was discouraged by how little progress she was seeing in her practice exam scores. In January, she scored a 499, and even after a month and a half of pushing herself in her studying afterwards, she only improved by 1-point… which was a long way from her dream score of 513. In particular, she struggled with the C/P section, which is something we think a lot of us can relate to as well! It’s so tough!
So it was around this point that Julia decided to reach out for some help. Through tutoring with us and her own personal perseverance, Julia doubled down during the final 8 weeks leading up to her exam, and was eventually able to raise her score all the way up to the dream she’d had from the beginning– a 513!! With a 128 in C/P (a 5-point increase from her initial section score)! That’s so amazing!
In this interview, we’re going to launch into exactly how she achieved a 13-point score increase in just 2 months, how she motivated herself through a plateau, what strategies she used for each section, and so much more…
Additionally, she attributes much of her success to enrolling in an MCAT Mastery course. Here's what she says about her MCAT Mastery experience:
“I had Merrina as my tutor and I cannot recommend her enough. She’s great at what she does and knows the MCAT frontwards and backwards. She gave me a lot of tips and strategies to help with my weakest areas. She also let me work through problems with her during our sessions so she could see where I was getting hung up and not performing as well or efficiently. Really thankful for all her help!!”
How To Study For The MCAT With A Learning Disability
Preparing for the MCAT is hard enough on its own, but with a learning disability, it can become a lot harder! The good news is that even with a learning disability, you can ace the MCAT. How? Well, we'd like you to meet Michael, who was diagnosed with a learning disability and Tourette Syndrome before high school, and scored 517 (94th percentile) on the MCAT!
He's truly an inspiration and has put in the effort to create this episode for you on how to study for the MCAT when you have a learning disability.
We encourage you to watch it - whether you have a learning disability or not, you'll get something from it 🙂
How To Ease MCAT Anxiety In Minutes
With an exam as massive and important as the MCAT, nerves are inevitable! But how do we prevent these feelings of anxiety from getting the best of us? In this episode, Savannah Runge, 517 scorer MCAT Mastery mentor, shares easy and effective strategies you can put to use the second you feel a negative emotion coming up while you're studying or during an exam!
Are You Ready For Your MCAT? When To Postpone Your MCAT Date
Ever ask yourself 'am I ready for the MCAT'? There comes a point in every premed's journey where we ask ourselves this question and need to decide whether we need to push back or test date. After successfully walking many students through this decision, AND making the right decision during her own MCAT prep, Ariana (MS2, 515 scorer, and MCAT Mastery Mentor) has created this video to guide you on when it makes sense to push your test date back and when it doesn't!
2 Bad Habits Keeping Your CARS Score Low
Has any of this ever happened to you when preparing for the MCAT?:
- You UNDERSTAND the passage but get the questions wrong (and when you review the passage, the answer was so obvious!)
- You're afraid to choose an answer because it seems too easy (so you don't choose it, but it was the right one!)
- You constantly get stuck between two answer choices (and end up choosing the wrong one because you second guess yourself!)
Don't worry. We’ve all been there! It took a lot of disappointing scores before we figured out what was really going on, and what the real culprits to our low scores were…
We'll let Ryan (130 CARS scorer) explain them to you in this episode, so that you can be one step closer to conquering MCAT CARS!