Learn from the highest-scoring, most experienced, highest-paid MCAT instructors in the world.
It’s an open secret among test prep experts — your actual, specific instructor is much more important than the “name on the box.” For years, MCAT prep companies have gotten away with under-qualified MCAT instructors — often college seniors doing a 9-month stint before medical school. (Often, the instructor is younger than some of the students).
How have we retained the best possible instructors? Easy — we pay much, much more. The largest prep companies start instructors at $18-$22/hour. Not bad — but Next Step classroom instructors earn $100/hour. That’s right — we pay up to 500 percent more. Top MCAT instructors have their choice not just of job options but research grants, study abroad, and a host of other opportunities. We make teaching you the MCAT for Next Step their best option.
Your Rutgers University Class Instructor
Dr. Anthony Lafond MD/PhD 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.
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.
If you sign up for a different MCAT class, make sure you know which exact instructor you will be working with and what their MCAT teaching credentials are (not just science TA experience). If the other companies won’t tell you, they don’t want you to know — or worse, they don’t know themselves.
Learn Like Med Students– Problem-Based Learning
Every year, we get hundreds of calls from students who scored in the mid-20’s after taking a course at another company — smart students who typically have a top GPA. Time and again, we hear the same thing: they knew the sciences down pat (with A’s in premed coursework) but couldn’t seem to apply that information on the MCAT.
Students who know the sciences earn an average score (~500) on the MCAT. Students who know the sciences and can apply the information critically earn 510+ (over 30 on the old scale).
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a form of active learning that has been embraced by medical schools around the country. By doing away with passive low-yield lectures that don’t generate real learning, programs that embrace the PBL approach get better results in less time. Next Step recognizes that the MCAT is, at its core, a test of problem-solving – making it a perfect fit for problem-based learning. PBL programs such as Next Step’s use a powerful combination of content review, active hands-on practice, and study-group self-teaching to ensure each student’s success. At every step in the PBL process, your MCAT teacher will be there to model strategies, guide approaches, and answer questions unique to each student.
When you reach medical school, most of your time will not be reviewing basic facts about anatomy. Professors will expect you to already know those facts before you come to class, where you learn how those concepts are applied in a real setting. This is known as Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
The MCAT is designed on principles of problem-based learning. It’s rare that an MCAT question simply tests recall of a concept. Rather, the MCAT assumes your knowledge of the subject; the question itself requires you to apply that concept to the passage or problem.
Research has show that PBL is 14% more effective helping students perform on standardized exams.*
New Materials for the New Exam
Next Step is the only MCAT company that developed our MCAT materials from the ground up for the 2015 exam changes (rather than slightly modifying existing content). Our group course studnets will receive:
- Complete guides to all 4 sections of the new exam — over 4,000 pages of written material, completely original for the 2015 exam
- All officially published content from the AAMC, including the MCAT Official Guide and Official Practice Exam. If AAMC publishes something new during your course, we buy it for you
- Thousands of practice questions
- At least 6 full-length practice exams
If you take the Next Step MCAT course, attend all meetings, and take all full-length practice tests, your score will go up — simple as that. If it doesn’t, you can have your choice of joining our next course or taking 5 hours of free tutoring on the house.
Times, Dates, and Logistics
The course is timed to work for students taking the MCAT in August or September.
Class starts on Monday, May 18th and will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9pm.
Class will meet at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center
Address: 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Course cost is normally $2,399 but as an introductory offer we are offering this one of a kind MCAT course for $1,799!
We also offer a convenient payment plan that lets you pay for the course in two payments.
The course will be strictly limited to 18 students to ensure close instructor interaction. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.
Want to learn more? No need to call into a distant corporate call center — schedule an appointment to speak with Anthony directly.
Price Match Guarantee
Next Step has a price match guarantee – we will price match any offer being made by a major competitor!
- Price match guarantee applies to any live in-person classroom MCAT course being offered by Kaplan or Princeton Review in the same location as your Next Step class.
- To redeem the price match guarantee you must email us with your request, including documentation of the relevant discount.
- Price match guarantee does not apply to free courses given away as promo items, to online courses, to scholarship arrangements made through an institution, or to companies other than Kaplan or Princeton Review.
- Under no circumstances will the price match guarantee drop the price of our live classroom courses below $999
*Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Duncan, Ravit Golan; Chinn, Clark A. (2007). “Scaffolding and Achievement in Problem-Based and Inquiry Learning: A Response to Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark (2006)”. Educational Psychologist 42 (2): 99. doi:10.1080/00461520701263368.
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