As you prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Varsity Tutors can help you enroll in a Dallas Fort Worth MCAT course that can offer a clear plan of study guided by an experienced instructor. After years of diligently working towards your goal of medical school and a career as a doctor, many students find themselves wondering if they've done enough. Unfortunately, the answer is sometimes no. It's easy to miss critical concepts as your undergraduate degree speeds along only to find yourself sitting for the MCAT underprepared. If you're committed to doing your best on the MCAT, you need to make sure you spend enough energy and time on preparation.
The MCAT is highly respected at medical schools across the country. Whether you're applying to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, or another top medical school, you will almost certainly be asked to include your MCAT scores as part of the application process. Admissions officers consider these scores carefully because they're an effective indicator of the potential of candidates to thrive in medical school. To learn more about what is covered on the exam and how Varsity Tutors can help you prepare, continue reading.
What can a Dallas Fort Worth MCAT course cover?
There are four separate sections on the MCAT, for which you'll receive four individual scores as well as a combined fifth score. You can earn between 118 and 132 points for each section, and your combined score will be between 472 and 528. You'll have slightly more than 6 hours of total testing time, with each section having its own time constraints. All of the questions are multiple choice, and the test is computerized. Becoming familiar with the format and the time limitations are crucial if you don't want to leave questions unanswered.
During the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section of the MCAT, you will have 90 minutes to answer 53 questions which are based on reading passages. The Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems, and Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior portions of the MCAT each have 59 questions which you will have 95 minutes to answer. These three sections each have ten reading selections that include up to 6 questions each. They also have 15 additional items which are not tied to any reading passages. At any point in the exam, you may be given an experimental question which is included to help improve the accuracy of the MCAT. However, these will not be part of your scores.
A Dallas Fort Worth MCAT class can help you work towards improving your understanding of the subject areas, concepts, and skills evaluated as part of the MCAT. If you aren't feeling confident in the level of your abilities, or if you want to brush up on a few critical points to do your absolute best on test day, working with a professional instructor can be invaluable.
How can a Dallas Fort Worth MCAT class help me prepare?
When you enroll in a Dallas Fort Worth MCAT class, you are making a commitment to yourself to do all you can to ensure you succeed. This commitment is not just to achieve your desired score on the test, it's also to the future you want in the medical profession. As a doctor, you will need to work with other specialists and rely on the expertise of those around you to support you on a day-to-day basis. When you enroll in a class, you show recognition for the fact that you are not yet an expert yourself and that you are capable of relying on others to help you work towards performing at the highest level. All of our Dallas Fort Worth MCAT course and class instructors go through a rigorous interviewing and vetting process to ensure you have a skilled instructor guiding you through every step of the preparatory process.
Prospective medical students are busy people, so we have set up MCAT classes that fit into your life. You can choose the duration of your prep work by enrolling in either a two- or four-week class. You can further customize your learning experience by selecting the time at which you prefer to meet, as there are several options available to fit your scheduling needs.
All classes are held in an online learning environment where you will meet with your instructor and classmates. Your teacher will deliver the curriculum via direct instruction. They may then encourage peer discussion, independent review, group discussion, or other activities designed to facilitate greater mastery of the material.
The most unique way a class can help you prepare is through peer interaction and support. Too often when students begin to prepare for an elite test or want to increase their career prospects, they find those they are surrounded by in their daily lives don't understand the process. This can lead to discouragement and difficulty in following through on your goals. When you are surrounded by highly motivated like-minded peers, you will have a community that understands what you're going through and what it will take to get to the other side. This can help keep you engaged and motivated as you work through the material to prepare for your MCAT.
How can I get started with a Dallas Fort Worth MCAT prep course?
Varsity Tutors can help you enroll in a Dallas Fort Worth MCAT course quickly and easily. If you want the support and guidance a course can offer, but you've been putting it off and hoping to prepare on your own, now is the time to stop. Your scores on the MCAT will help determine whether or not you will advance towards your dream of becoming a doctor, and you deserve to give yourself the academic support you need to work towards making that dream a reality. Contact Varsity Tutors today and speak to one of our educational consultants to begin immediately.
Anna: Dallas MCAT course instructor
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Education & Certification
- The University of Texas at Dallas - Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience
- UNT Health Science Center of Fort Worth - Master of Science, Medical Sciences
- College Physics
- +27 subjects
Jonathan : Dallas MCAT course instructor
...education and experience have further enhanced these skills. Most importantly, I love learning and have come realize that it is my vocation to share and impart that love of learning in others. As beautifully put by Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca in his moral epistles: "[P]art of the joy in learning is that it puts me in a position to teach; nothing, however outstanding and however helpful, will ever give me any pleasure if the knowledge...
Gabriel: Dallas MCAT course instructor
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Jackie: Dallas MCAT course instructor
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Stacie: Dallas MCAT course instructor
...is helping others learn and understand. I love learning new things myself, but nothing compares to the sense of accomplishment and purpose that comes with helping others do the same. I take great pride in developing individualized tutoring programs for my students based on their specific needs and goals. I previously taught high school for several years and also have tutoring experience in a wide variety of subject areas. At this time, I focus almost...
Education & Certification
- The University of Texas at Arlington - Bachelors, English
- Texas AM University - Commerce - Current Grad Student, Secondary Education
- 11th Grade Math
- Social studies
- Anatomy & Physiology
- +134 subjects
Dale: Dallas MCAT course instructor
...I'm eager to begin working with you! I have over ten years of experience in the education and child/human development world! I've taught everything from Pre-K and elementary school to having many years of experience providing behavior therapy! In addition, I have experience in working with children diagnosed with developmental exceptionalities such as : ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Mood Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger's Syndrome), and children with cognitive and/or language delays. I have a...
Nia: Dallas MCAT course instructor
...with a high GPA and experience in tutoring, as well as a desire to motivate students to reach their full potential. My experience involves grade levels ranging from elementary school to college level students. I am proficient in physics, chemistry, high level mathematics, computer programming, and biology. My teaching philosophy is to cater to the needs of the student. I believe in first assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each student and structuring the lesson...
Education & Certification
- Spelman College - Bachelors, Physics
- Graduate Test Prep
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Katie: Dallas MCAT course instructor
...University with a BS in nutrition and premedical studies and University of New England with a degree in Medicine. During my year between undergraduate school and medical school, I worked full time as a nutrition educator in grades kindergarten through 12th grade in Boston Public schools. During this time I was also a private tutor for high school students and completed in-home one-on-one tutoring sessions in the sciences and mathematics. I have completed medical coursework...
Education & Certification
- Boston University - Bachelors, Nutrition
- New England School of Osteopathic Medicine - Current Grad Student, Medicine
- 11th Grade Math
- MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
- SAT Reading
- +35 subjects
Pranav: Dallas MCAT course instructor
...the park. During down times I like to play darts, build things, do some microscopy or read books on neurology and evolution. I also am a big fan of video games and can entertain myself for weeks after getting a new game. I also love music as I have been playing the tuba and the snare since middle school. I especially like to play on my drum set whenever I come home for a few...
Education & Certification
- The University of Texas at Dallas - Bachelors, Biology and Neuroscience
- Study Skills and Organization
- College Algebra
- +55 subjects
Daniel: Dallas MCAT course instructor
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