Cambridge Coaching MCAT tutors are dynamic teachers who think strategically about raising their students' scores. As a prerequisite, we only hire tutors who have scored in the highest percentiles of the test. But the scores are only the first of many hurdles in our hiring process. We also ask that our tutors be effective communicators, savvy interpreters of testing data, and structured thinkers. After all, you are busy. Your MCAT tutoring should be as efficient, effective, and enjoyable as possible. With an eye towards this goal, we employ a diverse group of exceptional tutors to meet the needs of every kind of student.
Our MCAT tutors are MD or MD-PhD candidates at Harvard Medical School, Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Weill Cornell Medical College. Some are doctoral candidates in top graduate programs in the sciences at Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Cornell, NYU and Princeton, while others are postdoctoral fellows or medical professionals. Some tutors guide their students from the MCAT all the way through the medical school admissions process.
Our MCAT tutors are grouped into four categories based on their level of teaching experience, qualitative feedback from students, volume of referrals, and historical (quantitative) client score improvement. Only tutors who have success raising scores and receive consistently outstanding feedback are promoted. We consider promotions after tutors have taught for 100 hours at the Standard tier, a cumulative 250 hours at the Senior tier, and a cumulative 500 hours at the Guru tier. You can view all our MCAT tutors here.
Gifted tutors whom we selected to teach the MCAT for Cambridge Coaching based on their test scores, academic credentials, and excellence as teachers. Of the exceptional population that applies to teach for Cambridge Coaching, these dynamic tutors stand out for their mastery of the MCAT, and their ability to communicate this mastery to their students. All Standard tutors have gone through an intensive initial screening, as well as training for the MCAT.
Experienced tutors who have track records of score improvement. Senior tutors have worked with Cambridge Coaching for a minimum of 100 hours, and they are experts at identifying weaknesses and raising scores. These tutors have extensive private tutoring and teaching backgrounds, and they receive consistently high praise from students.
Highly experienced tutors with exceptional track records of score improvement, Guru tutors have worked with Cambridge Coaching for a minimum of 250 hours. Guru tutors are a good match for students who are working within compressed time frames, who have found group classes to be ineffective, or who could benefit from the attention of a true veteran. Guru tutors receive the highest praise from students and parents.
Seasoned veterans who have taught a minimum of 500 hours with Cambridge Coaching and who train incoming tutors: our most experienced, successful, and sought-after tutors. This small group never ceases to amaze. They have seen everything. They are able to turn around scores and squeeze out those extra points. They can help the procrastinator get to work and the most impressive students go the final mile. The most accomplished test preparation tutors available anywhere.