About Next Step Test Preparation


Core Values

  • Students First: We always go the extra mile to help our students succeed.
  • Own the Result: We make commitments and follow through - no excuses.
  • Innovation: We are never satisfied with good enough and always look for ways to improve the student experience.
  • Honesty and Transparency: We communicate openly and honestly with each other and with our students.
  • Energy and Enthusiasm: We are passionate and excited about our mission and vision.
  • Always Learning: We are life-long students and strive for self improvement.
About Next Step and Blueprint

Next Step and Blueprint Test Prep merged so that we could combine resources to bring YOU the most effective and engaging MCAT prep on the planet. Read our blog post on why we merged.


Next Step’s products and services are the best available, and that’s because the Next Step team is the best in the business. We invite you to contact us and find out for yourself how committed and insightful Next Step’s people really are. You’re likely to walk away with valuable information about test prep and admissions, and we’re confident you’ll want to keep working with us toward your test prep goals once you do.

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Our Pre-Med Advisory Council

A pre-med’s journey is undoubtedly difficult. For many, the path begins as early as high school, while others choose to make a career pivot later in life. Although each path is different, they do share one similarity: the need for mentorship and guidance in navigating the twists and turns of becoming a doctor. That’s why we created the Pre-Med Advisory Council. Members of the Pre-Med Advisory Council come from a variety of backgrounds, including admissions, medical education, medical school and even residency, and can offer insight into every level of the med school journey.

Christine Crispen, Pre-Med Advisor Armin Tadayyon, Pre-Med Advisor Zach Frabitore, Pre-Med Advisor Halley Darrach, Pre-Med Advisor

Our MCAT Tutors

Next Step tutors combine MCAT expertise with years of experience in MCAT education. We only hire tutors with the proven ability to help students of any skill level and at every point in their MCAT studies. And all of our elite tutors have studied and trained extensively with the most current version of the MCAT.

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Our MCAT Advisors

If you’ve been speaking with an MCAT Advisor and would like to reach back out to them directly, you can contact them here:

Heather: 917-470-9080
Krysta: 202-448-9989
Laura: 206-309-4339