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1 Source for Your MCAT Prep

No two students are the same, and their MCAT prep shouldn’t be either. At 1SM, we emphasize industry-leading personalization and flexibility.

 

From the initial planning session, through content review, practice problems, and FLEs, we're here to help you integrate concepts & master strategies to capitalize on your strengths and address your areas of greatest opportunity.

Comprehensive MCAT Packages

1 Source for everything you need

Evidence-based personalization to ensure our program adapts to YOUR needs every step of the way.

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Work 1-on-1 with 525+ scoring, expert instructors to learn key strategies for maximizing your potential.

Receive complimentary access to our proprietary, GPT-powered, personal MCAT Assistant.

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Join a rapidly growing, expert-curated community discussion & receive rapid responses questions.

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Rewatch all your tutoring sessions on demand via your own, private, unlisted YouTube playlist.

Complimentary UWorld account through our faculty portal. Already have UWorld? You get a discount!

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Up to $600 in credit toward admissions services with our team of current & former adcom members.

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Comprehensive MCAT Tutoring Packages

1 Source for everything you need
  • Tired of “one-size-fits-all” prep programs that pace everyone according to the average student? We were too, which is why we chose personalization as the foremost guiding principle for our entire company. 

    From the initial consultation, our experts take the time to learn about YOU so we can tailor an approach that accounts for YOUR weaknesses, exploits YOUR strengths, curates YOUR resources, optimizes YOUR study habits, and accommodates YOUR goals and responsibilities. 

    The result? An MCAT prep plan that adapts to compliment your efforts every step of the way, so WE (you and us) can maximally leverage the hours and effort we'll be investing to achieve the best score possible.
     

  • The biggest names in our industry build their prep courses around high scorers (518-521) who shine brightest when teaching from scripted lesson plans. At 1SM,, we’ve abandoned scripted sessions and, with them, the caliber of instructors whose expertise depends on a rigged game. 

     

    In their stead, we’ve staffed our team with true experts, all of whom have scored above the 99.9th percentile (524+). We also have a rigorous training process in which each tutor is required to train with multiple experts and demonstrate their capacity prior to setting out on their own. 

    Objectively speaking, we employ the most qualified tutors and coaches in the industry. And that is how we’re able to personalize your approach.
     

  • Pricing our services is dependent upon the costs inherent to working with expert instructors. As such, inefficiency is expensive. While our competitors expect students to bear the brunt of this cost, we've adopted a more honest, student-friendly perspective: The way we see it, each session’s efficiency should be evaluated independently. 

     

    Do you really want to pay >$100/hr to tell someone about your weekend at the top of a meeting? What about when you need to spend half an hour updating your MCAT prep syllabus because you got behind during mid-terms? Should the clock keep running during these sorts of clerical tasks? 

     

    Contrary to the philosophies of other tutoring firms, we think NOT, which is why our students will only ever pay for time spent efficiently, tracked on a 'per-minute' basis in each meeting, and subject to review by the students, themselves.

  • Starting on June 9, 2023, we're providing each student with their own, individualized instance of our adaptive, GPT-powered, MCAT assistant. Your 1SMBot (as we affectionately refer to it) has been trained on tens of thousands of hours of our 1-on-1 tutoring sessions, as well as all publicly available MCAT data released by the AAMC since 2015. 

     

    In keeping with our overarching focus on personalization, it also remembers every interaction it has ever had with you, personally, which means it will be able to adapt explanations and provide advice specifically tailored to meet YOUR needs. Just remember, one of these days we may all end up working for it… So make sure you mind your manners in the chat ;)
     

  • Having an expert tutor capable of answering all your questions off-script is awesome, no doubt about it. But what about those insanely frustrating moments when you’re studying alone and struggling with a specific concept or topic? Sure, you can always ask your personalized 1SMBot, but what if you want to hear what a real person has to say?

     

    In the past, we’ve always given students the phone numbers and email addresses for our founder (because he’s stupid) and for their individual tutors (because they’re saints). We’re still going to be doing that, but as of May 15, 2023, we’re also giving students the opportunity to interact with ALL of our tutors as well as one another via the 1SM Community Q&A. 

    Think of it as a more carefully curated version of Student Doctor Network or Reddit in which you’re able to ask questions and get answers from peers, but then throw in the enormous benefit of curation by our team of >25 bonafide MCAT experts!
     

  • We record, edit, and upload each and every tutoring session to 1) your 1SM Student Drive, and 2) your personal, unlisted YouTube playlist. This way, you don’t have to worry about taking notes or retaining every single bit of information during meetings. 

     

    Rather, you can be totally present for and engaged in the discussion at hand, while simultaneously retaining the option to return for later review. Recently, we’ve found many of our students prefer to review meeting videos at 1.5x while walking to class, working out, or simply winding down at the end of an intense day of studying. 

    Even if these videos don’t become part of your regular study routine, they’re still great to have in scenarios where you forget something that made all the sense in the world a few weeks prior. They also provide amazing metrics for quality control, so we can ensure each of our students receives the highest quality service available.
     

  • We’ve partnered with UWorld to provide the highest quality MCAT question bank on the market, completely free. That’s right, it’s FREE! When you work with us, you’ll receive 90-days of access to UWorld’s 3000+ questions, complete with the industry’s best explanations. We also have our own faculty portal through their platform, which allows us to access and analyze all your UWorld data so we can ensure your MCAT Syllabus adapts in an evidenced-based manner throughout your prep process.

    Already have UWorld and don’t want to pay for it again? We don’t blame you! Just let us know and we’ll provide a $209 discount/refund to any of the Comprehensive plans listed below. 
     

  • All of our Comprehensive plans come with credits you can use to sample any of our Admissions Advising services, which include  personal statement prep/editing, holistic primary and secondary application edits and reviews, as well as mock interviews conducted by current and former admissions committee members.

     

    See our Admissions page for more details on these services.

1SM Community

Q&A Forum

Our MCAT forums, discussions, and message boards provide a supportive community for students to share knowledge, resources, and advice, as well as connect with expert instructors for additional support.

MCAT Practice Questions & Tests

Tired of 3rd party full-length exams with deflated scores and overly detailed, logically flawed passages and questions? We are too!

In the two years since our company's inception, we've helped >100 retakers salvage their applications with substantial score increases. In doing so, we've observed the greatest challenge for the retake process to be accurate assessment of competence and progress. We've sampled virtually every 3rd party test under the sun, and have been wholly unimpressed.

 

If only there was a group of true experts committed to delivering quality above all else....

We've decided to answer the call, and have commissioned the best writers, teachers, and user interface developers in the industry with a singularly minded task:

Duplicate the official AAMC practice exams, testing interface, and scoring scale with most recently released MCAT 

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Visit us here on January 1, 2024 to sample our content & see where you stand.

MCAT Blogs

MCAT Resources

Below is a sampling of some of the resources we provide for our students via the 1SM Student Drive.

Enzymes Series, Pt. 1

What are enzymes?

If you said "Proteins" then you might need to check out this video!

The Units of Power

Get started learning dimensional analysis by breaking down power to its fundamental constituents.

Mars' Atmospheric Pressure

Use MCAT-relevant fluid dynamics to solve for the atmospheric pressure on our longest wavelength neighbor

Enzymes Series, Pt. 2

How do enzymes work?

10 Hrs of 1-on-1 Expert Tutoring ($160/hr)

Personalized, Adaptable MCAT Prep Plan

Complimentary UWorld Subscription

AI-Powered, 1SMCAT Assistant*

YouTube Playlist with all meeting recordings

Exclusive access to the 1SM Community Forum

$100 Admissions Advising Credit

$1800

20 Hrs of 1-on-1 Expert Tutoring ($150/hr)

Personalized, Adaptable MCAT Prep Plan

Complimentary UWorld Subscription

AI-Powered, 1SMCAT Assistant*

YouTube Playlist with all meeting recordings

Exclusive access to the 1SM Community Forum

$200 Admissions Advising Credit

$3200

30 Hrs of 1-on-1 Expert Tutoring ($140/hr)

Personalized, Adaptable MCAT Prep Plan

Sample session for a friend + Referral Bonus**

$4400

Complimentary UWorld Subscription

AI-Powered, 1SMCAT Assistant*

YouTube Playlist with all meeting recordings

Exclusive access to the 1SM Community Forum

$300 Admissions Advising Credit

40 Hrs of 1-on-1 Expert Tutoring ($130/hr)

Personalized, Adaptable MCAT Prep Plan

Complimentary UWorld Subscription

$5400

Complimentary coaching w/ MD career advisor

Sample session for a friend + Referral Bonus**

$400 Admissions Advising Credit

Exclusive access to the 1SM Community Forum

YouTube Playlist with all meeting recordings

AI-Powered, 1SMCAT Assistant*

50 Hrs of 1-on-1 Expert Tutoring ($124/hr)

Personalized, Adaptable MCAT Prep Plan

Complimentary UWorld Subscription

$6400

Complimentary coaching w/ MD career advisor

Sample session for a friend + Referral Bonus**

$500 Admissions Advising Credit

Exclusive access to the 1SM Community Forum

YouTube Playlist with all meeting recordings

AI-Powered, 1SMCAT Assistant*

"Big Picture" Session with our Founder

60 Hrs of 1-on-1 Expert Tutoring ($120/hr)

Personalized, Adaptable MCAT Prep Plan

Complimentary UWorld Subscription

$7400

Complimentary coaching w/ MD career advisor

Sample session for a friend + Referral Bonus**

$600 Admissions Advising Credit

Exclusive access to the 1SM Community Forum

YouTube Playlist with all meeting recordings

AI-Powered, 1SMCAT Assistant*

Two "Big Picture" Sessions with our Founder

All Comprehensive Packages offer interest-free financing on monthly payment plans through your test date. Message us in the chat for details!

Comprehensive Packages

Highlights of the 1SMCAT Comprehensive Package

  1. 1-on-1 coaching from an Expert Instructor (525+ scorer).

  2. Personalized MCAT approach designed to meet your needs.

  3. FREE UWorld subscription w/ 2,300 MCAT-style Practice Questions.

  4. Efficient Prep Promise: We only count dedicated MCAT time.

  5. Access to hundreds of pages of 1SM study guides & videos.

  6. HD Videos from all coaching sessions + Session Notes PDFs.

  7. $100 credit toward purchase of application/admissions pkgs.

MCAT Pay-As-You-Go

  1. Our partnership with students offers flexibility by cutting certain amenities such as reschedule insurance and UWorld subscription.

  2. Students can come and go as they please with our cancel anytime policy and ability to change plans as needed.

  3. Instead of these amenities, students will have the option to pursue self-prep with a fallback plan when needed.

  4. Even with the Pay-As-You-Go MCAT Plan, students will receive elite-level instruction, guidance, and access to study materials tailored to their personal needs.

  5. At 1SM, we refuse to sacrifice quality regardless of the payment structure chosen.

  6. We understand that fear of commitment is common and offer a judgement-free zone for students to explore their options.

  7. Our comprehensive approach prioritizes students' needs and flexibility.

  8. We believe that students should have the freedom to design their MCAT prep experience based on their individual needs.

  9. Our goal is to empower students to achieve their best results on the MCAT.

  10. We are committed to providing the highest quality instruction, resources, and support to all of our students.

  1. Live Now! Click here to try it out!

  2. Free session for a friend: Have a friend who is interested in working with us? We'll give them a 90-minute meeting on any topic of their choosing, 100% free! We'll also credit you with 6% of anything they purchase. Long story short, we'd rather pay you than pay Google for ad space.