Premium and Elite MCAT Tutoring
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For those students and parents who have the highest MCAT goals, we offer our best MCAT tutors. Through our Premium or Elite tutoring programs, students can work with Next Step’s top level instructors.
Our Premium Tutoring will pair you up with a 99th percentile scoring instructor with at least two years of MCAT teaching experience. We will put together a package with the right number of hours to help you reach your MCAT goal.
Our Elite MCAT Tutoring Program is an opportunity to work with the top MCAT instructors in the country. Our Elite Program is a set number of hours over four months. The tuition covers tutoring hours, frequent email contact, and of course, all books and materials. The most important part of this program is that it gives you the opportunity to work with either Bryan Schnedeker or Dr. Anthony LaFond:
Click below to learn more about either our premium or elite program:
Each Next Step tutor has been through a rigorous hiring process and training program to make sure they can very effectively help students with their MCAT test preparation in order to raise their scores. However, some parents and students have expressed a desire to work with our very best instructors who have scores in the 99th percentile of the exam and years of teaching experience. Our top instructors are available as part of our Premium Tutoring program.
Read below to learn more about our Premium MCAT Tutors:
Clara is a Senior Tutor and Project Manager on Next Step’s content development team. Some of her recent projects include editing the content and formatting of Next Step’s full-length practice exams, editing our new content review books, writing high-level practice questions. and developing videos for our online course.
Clara scored a 42 on her own MCAT, with a 14 in each section. She has a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience with honors from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining Next Step, Clara spent several years as an instructor for the USC Freshman Science Honors Program and as a tutor for another test prep company. Her teaching experience includes academic instruction for high school and early college chemistry, biology, and math as well as test preparation for the MCAT, DAT, GRE, and SAT.
Here is what some recent students said about Clara:
“I am very pleased to inform you that I received a score of 516 on the MCAT! I am positively ecstatic at this score. Thanks for all your help throughout my preparation process.”
– Todd. C
“I am very very happy and very relieved. I know you say I could have done it without you- but I don’t think thats true. You have been an integral part of my experience and I thank you a thousand times over for being there for me to emotionally and academically. “
– Rachel F, scored a 514
“Hey Clara…Wow this is crazy!!!! I got a 509!! I was going to be happy with a 505… Thank you so much, Clara! It was all thanks to your help and constant encouragement!
Alexandra is a professional tutor, working for Next Step Test Preparation full-time. Prior to joining Next Step, she worked as a research fellow for USAID studying antibiotic misuse in Indonesia and as a research assistant for the University of Pittsburgh Neuroscience Department studying nicotine addiction. Alexandra has a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University and Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biology from the University of Pittsburgh. Alexandra scored a 521 on her official AAMC qualifying exam, and she has been teaching and tutoring since 2011. Alex’s approach to helping her students involves working with them to develop test-taking skills and a deep understanding of the logic of the MCAT. Her tutoring is designed to teach students to succeed, maximize their study time, and reduce stress.
Here’s what one of Alexandra’s recent students said about her:
“Alexandra was my MCAT tutor this past summer, and she was wonderful! This was my second time taking the MCAT and she was able to explain difficult concepts in physics and verbal, areas where I struggled, clearly and concisely. In addition, her calm and warm demeanor helped keep me from becoming too stressed about the exam, which was a problem I had the first time I took the MCAT. After working with Alex for the summer, my score significantly improved, and I am now a competitive medical school applicant!”
.- April M.
Tyler graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and majored in Biology and Political Science. He earned a perfect score (528) on the new MCAT, and he currently works as a Quality/Safety Analyst at a hospital in Minneapolis. Tyler has been teaching and tutoring since 2011, helping students with the MCAT sciences and standardized test prep. He enjoys tutoring because he finds it fulfilling to help others reach their academic potential. In his free time, Tyler enjoys running, reading, and discussing politics.
Here’s what Tyler’s’s last student said about him:
“The first thing that comes to mind (and anyone that knows him would agree) is that he is selfless. It showed every time we met up that he would look at what I needed to know and tailor his teaching style to best fit my learning. I would recommend Tyler to anyone because of his positive outlook on life, his adaptability, his humbleness, and his willingness to help. Beyond that, he’s also wicked brilliant. ”
– Tobias J
Landon is a test preparation professional and works for Next Step as a senior tutor and as an integral part of our content team. He graduated from BYU where he studied physics and mathematics. His official MCAT score qualifier is a 523. Landon has been teaching and tutoring since 2007, helping students across a variety of areas, including MCAT test prep, the MCAT sciences, and English language skills. Having worked with dozens of MCAT students over the past several years, Landon has developed a passion for teaching particularly difficult concepts in a direct, down-to-Earth way. Landon also tutors children in foster homes and participates in activities with them on the weekends. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, weight training, and the live music scene in Austin.
Here’s what one of Landon’s recent students said about him:
“While studying for the MCAT I had the opportunity to work with Landon as my tutor. He did an excellent job preparing me for the test and helping me get into medical school. He was more than willing to go out of his way to provide the answers for me. Not only that, he gave me really good advice about getting into medical school—he’s just an all around good guy that is really easy to get along with.”
– Jeff F.
What are you waiting for? Schedule your consultation today to see how working with our top MCAT talent can help you get into the med school of your dreams!
Next Step’s Elite MCAT Tutoring course allows you to work with one of our national directors of MCAT tutoring.
Who is Elite Tutoring for?
Next Step offers a range of tutoring options. Our Elite Tutoring offering is the right choice for families who are looking to retain the very best possible help for the MCAT. We are pleased to offer a level of personal service and instructor qualification not available from any other company. Our two Elite instructors each have over a decade of MCAT tutoring experience (first at one of the major test prep companies before joining Next Step) and a history of helping students make significant score gains on the MCAT. In addition to teaching for over a decade, both have spent years developing MCAT curricula and practice passages. While we encourage you to shop around, we believe Bryan and Dr. Lafond are the two best MCAT instructors available anywhere. Next Step is the only major MCAT company to make their senior MCAT management and development staff available to work with students (at any price).
Who are the instructors?
Bryan is Next Step’s National MCAT director. That means he manages all of our MCAT instructors nationally and counsels hundreds of MCAT students when they begin our process. He has over a decade of MCAT teaching and tutoring experience (starting at one of the big prep course companies before joining our team). He has gone through the med school admissions process himself and has scored a 44 on the MCAT, including a perfect 15 in the Biological and Physical Sciences. In April 2015 Bryan took the new MCAT and scored a 525. He has also authored hundreds of MCAT practice questions.
Bryan also spent several years training dozens of other company’s most experienced tutors. His insight has shaped Next Step’s entire approach to the MCAT, and his rigorously high standards ensure that Next Step’s MCAT offerings are the finest available.
Since Bryan has extensive management obligations as well as tutoring, he works with no more than 2 MCAT students at a time. Students will meet online via video conference; we are happy to arrange a live demo with Bryan to demo both his expertise and our video conference technology.
Check out what one of Bryan’s students said about working with him:
Dr. Anthony Lafond is Next Step’s National Content Director and our most highly qualified and highly rated MCAT tutor. He has over a decade of teaching and tutoring experience and a proven track record of success helping students succeed on the MCAT. He began his MCAT career over a decade ago as Bryan’s very first trainee at one of the big national companies.
Anthony was admitted to UMDNJ’s MD/PhD program and recently finished his dual-degree program. In the course of obtaining his MD/PhD Anthony was able to continue his teaching work, both at UMDNJ and on MCAT prep. His experience both in the wards and in the lab have helped deepen his appreciation for the value of multi-modal learning to help deepen understanding.
Because Dr. Lafond has significant management obligations and is working closely with Bryan to develop Next Step’s MCAT 2015 materials, he can only work with 2 students at a time. Students will meet with Dr. Lafond online via video conference; we are happy to arrange a live demo with Anthony to demonstrate both his expertise and the online technology.
Take a look at what Anthony’s students said about working with him:
Package Details and Pricing
The tuition for MCAT Elite Tutoring is $15,000.
The MCAT Elite Tutoring will include everything you need. Your tuition includes any materials you will need, such as:
• A full set of MCAT prep books, including exclusive access to any Next Step materials in development
• A full set of MCAT practice tests, including Next Step’s own exams as well as any additional practice exams needed.
• Every single released AAMC item
• Additional practice items that you and the tutor decide are necessary
The MCAT Elite tutoring package includes twice weekly 90-minute sessions with your tutor for up to 16 weeks. We typically find that most MCAT students need something like three to three-and-a-half months of prep time, so the MCAT Elite Package offers 16 weeks to give a little extra room in the schedule. The exact schedule will be custom tailored to your needs at the start of the program.
Finally, as an MCAT Elite student, you will have access to your tutor in between sessions via phone and email, for up to an additional half hour of tutor contact time each week.
To inquire about working with either Bryan or Anthony, please contact us at 888-530-6398 and ask the MCAT consultant for more information about Elite Tutoring.
Students who are not interested in our Elite program should consider our core tutoring programs here.