How can a PCAT tutor help you?
If you've set your sights on attending pharmacy school, you likely understand the significance of your performance on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) to the success of your endeavors. Consisting of six sections that test everything from reading comprehension to organic chemistry reaction mechanisms, the PCAT can seem imposing even to students who have been successful in their pre-pharmacy studies. Due to the variety of topics the PCAT examines and the rigor with which it does so, undergraduate classroom preparation does not always constitute adequate review. Figuring out how to structure your studies to be as effective as possible can present a different ' but equally imposing ' challenge. Attempting to self-identify your own weaknesses and knowledge gaps can result in a great deal of frustration and wasted effort. Plus, general, impersonal resources can't provide you with feedback about your specific skills to help you to focus your studies.
Personal PCAT tutoring can allow you to make the best use of the time and energy you spend reviewing for this important exam. Private PCAT tutors are flexible and they can accommodate your busy schedule. They can meet with you for in-person sessions or for face-to-face online meetings. The level of customization distinguishes private tutoring from other study aids. Tutors customize each student's test prep plan to address his or her specific strengths and weaknesses, as well as any specific concerns he or she may have about the test as a whole. The educational directors at Varsity Tutors can consider various features of your academic background when helping you connect with the PCAT tutor best suited to helping you prepare. After your tutor analyzes your current skills and knowledge in the context of the exam's expectations, you can collaborate with him or her to craft a customized tutoring plan that focuses on the topics you most need to review. During each of your one-on-one tutoring sessions, you can spend just as much time on a concept as it takes you to fully understand it, allowing you to work at your own pace and not waste any time reviewing material you already understand. You can receive instant feedback on your work from your tutor, have your questions answered on the spot, and learn valuable test-taking strategies specific to each of the PCAT sections and problem types. Having the opportunity to ask as many questions as you need ensures that you won't move on to something else without having fully grasped the concept in front of you, an issue that plagues large classroom environments.
A private PCAT tutor can help you overcome your difficulties with any of the exam's subsections. If you feel unprepared for the biology or chemistry sections of the test, your tutor can work with you on practice formulas and reviewing biological terms. If you're concerned about the PCAT's critical reading section, your tutor will present you with sample reading excerpts paired with practice multiple-choice questions. You and your tutor can work on basic math formulas, laying a foundation upon which you can build up to more complex equations until you feel prepared to tackle the quantitative reasoning section of the exam. Your tutor can also help hone your writing skills so that come exam day, the writing section of the PCAT is a breeze.
You may be surprised at how quickly you can improve your understanding of material with the help of personalized instruction designed to focus on your specific academic needs. To learn more about how PCAT tutoring can help you prepare for your exam or to get connected with a PCAT tutor, contact Varsity Tutors' educational directors today!