How can a tutor assist you in conquering the MCAT Verbal Reasoning section?
For many pre-medical undergraduates, the MCAT poses the greatest challenge and barrier between themselves and medical school. The exam rigorously drills students on their scientific studies, covering everything from quantum theory to molecular biology and organic chemistry. The emphasis during MCAT study is generally directed toward memorizing the various formulae, relationships, and structures that are tested in the science sections.
With so much material to retain for the science sections, the MCAT Verbal Reasoning section can serve as an unpleasant surprise come exam day. Though it may at first appear similar to reading comprehension and English sections on other standardized tests, the MCAT Verbal Reasoning section is a beast all its own. Varsity Tutors can help you connect with a highly skilled and experienced private MCAT Verbal Reasoning tutor to help you zero in on the areas of this exam section that present you with the most difficulty.
The passages in the MCAT Verbal section are frequently presented in a biased manner, testing readers on the insinuations, nuances, and hints that give away the author's position on the subject at hand. Questions frequently focus on the author rather than the passage itself, asking students to predict the author's reaction to a hypothetical scenario or how the author might respond to a counterargument. Some questions do focus on the passage content, requiring swift analysis of the presented evidence or word choice. In order to succeed on these passages, it is essential to have developed a strategy for approaching the material.
Private tutoring gives you the opportunity to work with a personal tutor to develop your approach to these passages. The one-on-one nature of private tutoring allows you to receive immediate feedback and to make adjustments to your test-taking strategies as you go. While flashcards and practice tests may help you improve your score on the science-based sections of the MCAT, the Verbal Reasoning section is so far removed from the fact-based structure of the sciences that it often requires an entirely different approach.
Many students don't have much of an idea as to how they should study for this section. They may be aware of various study methods, but this doesn't necessarily mean that they know which method or methods will work best for them. If you are having trouble figuring out how you should study, a private tutor can help. They can help you understand your strengths and weaknesses and help you devise a study plan that will benefit you the most. Additionally, they can easily adapt the way they teach to match your specific learning style.
Many students attest that this is the hardest section in which to improve your score. An MCAT Verbal Reasoning tutor can give your studying the boost that you need to maximize your performance on test day. Due to its complexity, the MCAT Verbal Reasoning section can cause a lot of stress and frustration. A private tutor can assist with this because they can act as a mentor. They can guide you through areas that you are struggling with and encourage you when you are feeling overwhelmed.
Varsity Tutors provides a great deal of flexibility and convenience. You can meet with your tutor in-person at a location that's convenient to you. Our live learning platform also allows you to meet with your private tutor face-to-face online. This gives you the freedom to pick the time and location that works best for you.
Medical schools frequently place an especially high value on a solid MCAT Verbal Reasoning score. Do not let your dreams of a career in medicine slip away due to a troublesome performance. Contact Varsity Tutors today for more information about the advantages of MCAT Verbal Reasoning tutoring. Let us connect you with a private tutor who can help you succeed.
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
Then for the next hour or so we did all the VR passages (5) from the exam preview guide. We would compare notes we wrote down from the passages & then discuss any questions we missed.
For the next session, the student & I will be going over more difficult passages."
The student displayed a very high level of preparation and understanding of the various strategies recommended by several MCAT Prep companies, and was eager to adopt the techniques we discussed. He incorporated these tactics over the course of the session, and I am excited and hopeful to see his improvements over the next several weeks."