You’re on the pre-med fast track, acing every science class you’ve ever taken. You’re feeling ready to take the next step forward to achieve your goals, certain that you’re the next Meredith Grey or McDreamy. Newsflash: The most important section of the MCAT is not about science. And you’re no Gregory House (yet).
Maybe you’re different. Maybe you’re comfortable pontificating ad nauseum on the subject of literature. A real Humanities geek who never read an essay you couldn’t dissect and discuss for hours.
For everyone else hoping to get into med school, you simply aren’t prepared for the reality of one of the most grueling test-taking experiences known to humankind.
Verbal Reasoning has the lowest mean score of any subsection. It’s universally considered the hardest score to improve upon. How many people do you think there are each year who don’t get into medical school because of a 6 or a 7 or an 8 on their VR sub-score? The answer is way too many, and we don’t want that to be you.
Only 14.1% of test-takers scored higher than a 10 on VR in 2011.
If you take this section with little or sub-par prep—how low will you score? We both know a low score on this one section may be all that keeps you from your dreams of medical school. You may as well have gone to all those parties you passed on during your junior year.
It doesn’t need to be this way!
While the MCAT VR section is by far the most challenging verbal section on any high-stakes standardized test, you can improve your chance of success immensely—if you’ll let us help.
Through very clear and focused strategies, we’ll help you wrestle the VR beast into submission. With the most opaque and strange reading selections you will ever likely encounter, you’ll learn how to meet and beat this enemy standing in the way of your future success. We simply offer the best course for you to succeed on the VR. How do we know that?
Our students get the best score improvements in the industry. Consistently.
You may be saying to yourself, you’ve barely heard of TPNY/TPSF!?! How can you trust us!?! Well, our small but mighty size makes us the David to the industry’s Goliath. We produce top programs because we have the best tutors, create the best materials, and are sought after for our white-glove service and results. We also have chutzpah to not mince words or provide a sub-standard service. Plus: our focus on the MCAT VR is our sweet spot. You may assume that MCAT prep courses at those behemoths are a sure path to a top VR score. Let us not forget what happens when we “assume.”
Take that path and you’re in for yet another rude awakening. It ain’t going to happen. Statistically, your VR score will barely, if at all, budge. And even if your scores creep up a notch, it won’t get you into the best domestic medicals schools. Or even second or third best.
Why is that? The answer is simple. Most of the test prep companies out there simply recycle their GRE, GMAT, and LSAT Reading Comprehension prep content and strategies. Which works great on those tests…but doesn’t work well on MCAT VR.. While it’s true that those are all “Verbal” sections and they require the act of “Reading,” those prep course sections are nothing like Verbal Reasoning on the MCAT. Nada.
We have the sheer expertise over every other option in the MCAT test prep market place.
We recognize that the MCAT VR section is NOT a reading comprehension test. Rather, it evaluates whether you have the intuitive ability and potential to recognize, diagnose, and prescribe to a patient. And not just any patient. Imagine you’re in the ER. You’re faced with a patient who not only doesn’t speak your language, but who smells something awful and who vomits on your shoes. Good times.
See, there is very little that is “reasonable” about Verbal Reasoning.
It’s no wonder we were brought on by Yeshiva University to CREATE their MCAT VR course.
After teaching it there since 2006, we’ve taken the show on the road—offering it as an online option since 2009. It’s why our students consistently improve their scores by 2 – 6 points.
And you can too!
“The tools I learned from TPNY/TPSF were effective because they gave me a plan for how to attack the verbal passages…how to read each passage smoothly, answer each question based on the facts from the passage, and keep moving without getting overwhelmed or anxious. I went up 4 points in a relatively short time!” -Casey M.
Our materials were produced by the pre-eminent verbal expert in the test prep world, our own head verbal coach, Karen van Hoek, PhD who spear-headed this project and teaches the online class and privately. She also trains every one of our VR tutors, all of whom are hand picked.
Unlike anything else available, our Verbal Reasoning course features a specialized curriculum devoted exclusively to understanding and mastering the Verbal Reasoning section on the MCAT. Customization and meeting a challenge is what we’re all about.
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Here are your three opportunities to improve your MCAT Verbal Reasoning Score
Individualized Intensive: Private Tutoring
The benefit of fully individualized study: teaching you how to read the passages and navigate the questions and answer choices. Work with a TPNY-TPSF MCAT Verbal specialist.
The Whole Shebang: Intensive Class + 10 Hours Private Tutoring Package
Same schedule as above, plus the one-on-one mentorship.
The benefit of a structured course combined with potent individualized sessions with the tutor – – reinforcing how to read the passages and navigate the questions and answer choices. Work with a TPNY/TPSF MCAT Verbal specialist.
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The Fine Print **Enrollment fee is non-refundable once a program begins. Any missed scheduled class sessions are non-refundable. All classes are recorded and available for students who missed class.
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“I acquired confidence that I can successfully tackle the most challenging part of the MCAT! I honestly didn’t know if I would ever score well on the verbal section of the MCAT, but TPNY made it a reality by giving me a disciplined study schedule and unique mental tools to keep me calm and confident. Test Prep New York is a huge reason why I am now in medical school! I could not have nailed the MCAT without them!” -Kayla S.
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