A different approach to MCAT prep.
How guided practice
Based on the advice of public health officials and our own concerns about the well-being of students and instructors, we’ve decided to move everything to the safety of online course delivery.
It was a difficult decision but we believe it is the responsible thing to do amid a resurgent pandemic with proliferating variants of concern.
We’ve reimagined MCAT prep to help you achieve the highest scores possible.
Master the knowledge, skills, and strategies to maximize your scores.
Prep101 takes a more comprehensive approach. We teach you all the science on the MCAT. We also help you master the MCAT’s challenging passage-based format. And we hone your critical thinking and reasoning skills. When you nail these three areas - knowledge, skills, strategies - you’ll get that higher score.
We offer 138 hours of live instruction – more than any other company. That includes 44 Lessons covering the basic science. But we also devote much more time to guided practice than other MCAT prep companies. Our 32 In-Class Exams and 14 Workshops will help you master the skills and strategies you’ll need for the MCAT’s passage-based questions.
All of this adds up to a prep course that offers more of everything you need to get a top score.
Expert instructors walk you through 6-8 passages in every class.
Our 32 in-class exams cover only the topics you learned in the preceding lesson. Using what you've learned directly after you've learned it is the best way to ensure that your newfound knowledge really sticks. Our passage-based in-class exams are an excellent way to apply that knowledge, and we're the only company that provides them. After completing each one, the instructor walks you through it and shows you how to map and analyze the passages, dissect the question stems, and attack the answer choices.
20 full-length exams with cutting-edge Analytics.
There’s no better way to improve at something than by doing it over and over again. That’s why we provide more full-length exams (FLEs) than any other MCAT prep course. By practicing with these exact simulations, Prep101 students become thoroughly accustomed with every facet of the MCAT.
Our robust Analytics track your performance by section, content category, question type, reasoning skill, topic, and even subtopic so you get data-based feedback on your strengths and weaknesses. And here’s the best part: using this data-based feedback, you can filter the next practice exam to target only your weak topics, reasoning skills, and question types.
We offer an unmatched combination of the most FLEs and cutting-edge Analytics that allow you to target and eliminate your weaknesses. That’s how you master the MCAT.
More instruction time on CARS than our leading competitors combined.
One thing that sets us apart from any other prep company is our intensive focus on the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section. This section is the one that gives students the most trouble – and carries a lot of weight with most medical schools. That’s why we devote more class hours to CARS than our leading competitors combined.
Our expert prep instructors will train you how to map and analyze passages, dissect question stems, and attack answer choices with confidence over 32 hours of class time that includes 4 Lessons, 4 In-Class Exams, and 12 Workshops.
The prep course that meets every student’s needs.
Students learn best with an expert instructor and that's why we offer the most hours of instruction.
One thing that really sets us apart from other prep companies is our 138 hours of live instruction.
Attending 3-4 classes every week keeps you on schedule, and self-discipline comes more readily when you know you’ve got readings to do before you come to class. There’s also that camaraderie that comes from working on a shared problem with your fellow students. Simply put, we believe students learn best under the guidance of expert instructors, which is why we offer more hours of live instruction than anyone else.
Each class offered 3-4 times weekly to give you more options to choose from.
Prep101 understands that the university summer break is like a jigsaw puzzle. With med school admission being so competitive, getting ready for the MCAT is your top priority. After that, you do your best to arrange the other pieces — a summer job, time with family, and some hard-earned fun — around your academic goals. Putting the puzzle together isn’t easy, and that’s where Prep101 comes in. Our MCAT courses make your life easier, not harder, by letting you customize your weekly prep schedule. In fact, we’re the only MCAT prep company that offers classes on weekdays, weeknights and weekends. There’s no need to tell us which ones you’re attending — if it works for you, it works for us. All you have to do is show up!
Our students always tell us how much our unique flexible schedule helped them make the most of summer AND MCAT prep. Think you can’t have it all? Think again!
Take our course as often as you need to get ready. No strings attached.
One of the goals of Prep101 is to give you the confidence to do as well as you possibly can on the MCAT. After taking our prep course, if you feel you still aren’t fully prepared for this challenging test, then we encourage you to repeat the course again at no further charge – no questions asked.
Unlike other companies, there are no restrictions or qualifications – you can repeat at any time. This is a big reason why students come to us, as it gives them far more flexibility with their schedule than any of our competitors.
Our instructors are hired at competitive auditions by pre-med students.
We know our instructors are the best, because our students choose them. We put prospective instructors through a competitive audition by having them teach a mock prep class to a room full of our former MCAT students. This really puts their teaching skills to the test. We can’t think of anyone better qualified than students to spot the best teachers so we let your peers decide who we hire.
No other prep company goes to these lengths to find the best instructors.
Positive feedback from our students
keeps us highly motivated.
|2013–present||Prep Instructor, Mechanics|
|2013–present||Prep Instructor, Statics|
|2012–present||Tutor, Statics, Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials|
|2012–13||TA, Engineering Mechanics II|
|2012–13||TA, Mechanics of Solids|
|2011-13||TA Mechanics of Materials|
|2011||TA, Engineering Economics|
|2010||TA, Engineering Design & Communication|
|2012–present||Ph.D. [Mechanical Engineering]|
|2012||M.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering]|
|2009||B.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering]|