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Jackie Doe
MCAT Score: 510


 Jackie increased her MCAT score by 19 points in 10  weeks! (From 491 to 510) 

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Read the MCAT Mastery Guide prior to starting your MCAT studying journey! Especially if you are self-studying, I strongly advise you to read their guide during the planning phases of studying. After a horrible full-length practice exam, I was afraid. Did I have to postpone taking my test? I did research online and found the MCAT Mastery blogs and decided to get the Strategy Guide. Extremely helpful and gave me more tips on how to succeed and improve my score.

I had limited time before my scheduled exam, so I focused my study even more using the skills and tips provided in the guide. I'm pleased with my score in the end, and I greatly appreciate all the advice given by MCAT Mastery! Good luck future test takers!

Morgan Saiko
MCAT Score: 511


Morgan increased her MCAT score by 12 points in 10 weeks! (From 499 to 511)

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The MCAT really intimidated me, but the tips inside of the Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide really helped me to calm my nerves and helped me to set up my schedule. It gave me confidence in my schedule and the route that I was taking to study.

I recommend the guide to anyone who is just starting to think about the MCAT or stuck in the middle of their studying! It is great for all stages of the process. It especially helped me in realizing that when I looked at my scores from my practice exams, I needed to focus on the sections that were lowest.

It gave me anxiety not reviewing the subjects from my higher sections. But following the strategy guide and switching my thinking helped bring my lower sections up to the same level as my higher sections, and it showed in my real MCAT score! I could not be more thankful for the help the guide gave me in such an uncertain and stressful time!"

Troy Dolmetsch
MCAT Score: 512


 Troy increased his MCAT score by 13 points in only 3 ½  weeks!! (From 499 to 512) 

“The MCAT Mastery Guide is what I turned to when my practice exam scores stalled… my only regret is not getting the Guide sooner!” 

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The MCAT Mastery Guide is what I turned to when my practice exam scores stalled and my self-studying needed to be revamped. My turnaround was pretty remarkable: my lowest score was a 499 and improved it to a 512 in only 3 ½ weeks. After achieving mediocre and stagnant results in my practice exam one month before test-day, I was panicking and by an act of grace found your MCAT Mastery program to turn it around.

The strategies offered through MCAT Mastery made total sense to me, yet I had not seen these sort of tips offered in other study resources. After reading my MCAT Mastery resources I immediately restructured my mindset and my study habits, which made the difference in obtaining a desirable score on test day. The MCAT Mastery Guide is applicable for all types of students with strategies that are both easy and worthwhile to implement; my only regret is not getting the Guide sooner! 

Amanda Naylor
MCAT Score: 514


"Using the strategies in this guide, I was able to achieve my goal score and then some… This guide is perfect for MCAT test takers..."

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This guide helped me plan my studies, which was very important for me as a self-study MCAT test taker. The MCAT Mastery guide covers all areas of MCAT prep very well. Using the strategies in this guide, I was able to achieve my goal score and then some. 

Specifically, I used the Feynman Technique... Choosing a concept I needed to understand better, simplifying my explanation to an elementary school level, revising my explanation as difficulties arose, and utilizing analogies. 

This strategy is perfect for MCAT test takers and has helped me both in MCAT prep and graduate school. Thank you, MCAT Mastery, for sharing your useful guide!

Samantha DiSalvo
MCAT Score: 516


"Helped me focus in on what I specifically needed to do to excel on this test…”

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The MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide helped me focus in on what I specifically needed to do to excel on this test. It is a big challenge and can seem overwhelming at first, but it helped guide me through my studies. 

It was especially useful for me because I did not want to pay to attend a class/course, so I relied on the Guide to kind of be my mentor.

Melane Ledding
MCAT Score: 517


 Melanie increased her MCAT score by 12 points! (From 505 to 517) 

“Reading the MCAT Mastery Guide was one of the best things I did to prepare for my MCAT...” 

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Reading the MCAT Mastery Guide was one of the best things I did to prepare for my MCAT. I read it after having taken some practice exams without seeing any increase in my test score. I was panicking as I was only scoring around 505 and I knew I needed at least a 515 for the schools I was interested in.

Worst of all, my scores were very unbalanced between sections with my lowest score being the physical sciences with a 124. After reading the book, I completely revamped how I reviewed my exams and shifted my focus to tackling my worst sections with a vengeance. I’m totally thrilled that I scored a 517 and even happier to have brought my worst section score up to 129. I credit the majority of my progress to following the advice in the MCAT Mastery Guide.

Ariel Lee
MCAT Score: 518


I found the MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide helpful in narrowing down wh​​​​at I needed to study.

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I found the MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide helpful in narrowing down what I needed to study. Specifically, I found the high-yield tips helpful as well as the study guides that were provided by previous top scorers. I also liked the CARS strategies (I got a 130 in CARS). 🙂

Daniel Green
MCAT Score: 520


  Dan increased his MCAT score by 14 points! (From 506 to 520) 

"I found it about two weeks before my exam, but I wish I'd found it sooner." 

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I found the MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide helpful in narrowing down what I needed to study. Specifically, I found the high-yield tips helpful as well as the study guides that were provided by previous top scorers. I also liked the CARS strategies (I got a 130 in CARS). 🙂

Camilla K.
VIP MCAT Mastery Member


"MCAT Mastery helped guide me in these last few weeks before my exam. I feel more confident now going into the MCAT, and know that I CAN succeed on test day! The CARS advice section was especially helpful for me, so thank you!"

Mackenzie Obert
VIP MCAT Mastery Member


"I wish I had this sooner! The little tricks and tips in this guide have definitely helped me in my studying but have also helped my confidence and motivation. Very important information was provided in this guide, I think it will help anyone who chooses to read it."

Eileen C.
VIP MCAT Mastery Member


"After taking a full practice, I knew there were aspects of the test that I wasn't understanding, beyond the basic concepts and even data analysis. I was always missing a detail or just short of the logic, and the MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide was able to steer me in the right direction."

Alisha Khambati
MCAT Score: 510


 Alisha increased her MCAT score by 17 points! (From 493 to 510!) 

“... Taught me strategies to conquer my own challenges of lacking a great amount of information and background knowledge on high yield tested topics.” 

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I took the MCAT in my freshman year of college, where I had not taken many of the upper division courses such as biochemistry, psychology, physics etc. so it was a strenuous journey for me as I had to self teach myself the most prevalent subjects in the MCAT sections. As we all know, the MCAT is a beast and the MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide taught me strategies to conquer my own challenges of lacking a great amount of information and background knowledge on high yield tested topics.

I was really struggling in the CARS section and didn’t really have a study plan or schedule, but through the MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide, I created my own personalized study schedule, learned how to understand each and every problem rather than just memorize the question type and actually had a strategy on how to highlight selectively, eliminate answer choices, and interpret statistical data.

Suman Ali
MCAT Score: 511


 Suman increased her MCAT score by 8 points! (From 503 to 511!) 

I started using all the tips they provided in answering questions and it helped me to get the score that I got." 

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I did not use the the tools from MCAT Mastery until a month into my prep, but I found it extremely useful. It really helped me hone in my studying and work on more effective strategies. The tips were extremely useful and easy to practice. I read the strategy guide in one sitting and then broke it down into how I would continue to approach the questions.

I also think the 
CARS Mastery Report helped me. I started using all the tips they provided in answering questions and it helped me to get the score that I got. Basically, all the information in these packets really helped me towards the end of my studies to focus and use the information I already knew and apply it to answering the questions effectively."

Anthony Anzalone
MCAT Score: 514


“…The guide truly guided me on my path to succeeding on the MCAT. I highly recommend this guide to anyone who is serious about scoring well on the MCAT.”

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The MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide helped me understand the nuances necessary to score well on the MCAT. The guide was more than just generic advice given in test books and more than just material, the guide truly guided me on my path to succeeding on the MCAT. I highly recommend this guide to anyone who is serious about scoring well on the MCAT.

Rachel Stevenson
MCAT Score: 508


SPECIAL MENTION: Rachel increased her MCAT score from 502 to 508 in just 7 days using these strategies!

"The advice in the mastery guide was exactly what I needed to hear in my panicked state.... The way I see it, I spent $30, but saved $300! "

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The advice in the mastery guide was exactly what I needed to hear in my panicked state. Hearing the basic advice to review my practice exams was gold. I am so glad I googled "MCAT strategies" a week before the test or I very likely would have voided my score and had to retake. The way I see it, I spent $30, but saved $300!"

Kayla Switalla
MCAT Score: 511


Kayla increased her MCAT score by 6 points! (From 505 to 511)

 "I came across the MCAT strategy guide and was SO happy that I did. It hit on all the questions I had and all the strategies I needed to implement in my studying."

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I came across the MCAT strategy guide and was SO happy that I did. It hit on all the questions I had and all the strategies I needed to implement in my studying. Most of all, it made me really focus on the PROCESS - studying for the MCAT is not about memorizing techniques, methods, terminology. It is about connecting ideas and being able to apply them. 

I spent a lot of my spring college semester taking notes on my MCAT prep books, but those only touch on the specifics and from all my studying, I really started to realize that someone could truly take the test with only basic science information and still do well as long as you know how to comprehend, analyze, make predictions, and interpret scientific readings.

This is exactly what the strategy guide helped emphasize, which was something that I had never quite grasped, since all other prep companies sell you on needing to memorizing all the specifics.

​Jenny Paul
MCAT Score: 511


Jenny increased her MCAT score by 12 points in 3 weeks! (From 499 to 511)**

"I would recommend that every pre-med preparing for the MCAT should read this guide before they start any type of preparation!"

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The Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide was really helpful. I read all of it in one day. It was helpful to see how experts would suggest how you should tackle each section of the MCAT. It also provided a lot of information on the process of taking the test.

If you are not taking a prep course yet, I would especially recommend this guide because it provides a lot of tips and strategies that you may not be able to get from the practice books itself. 

Overall, I would recommend that every pre-med preparing for the MCAT should read this guide before they start any type of preparation!

I really appreciated the 130+ Scorer CARS Mastery Report. I thought it was incredibly useful, especially the part where it walks you through a practice AAMC passage. It was nice to see a detailed thought process written out for others to use. Something I did that helped, was complete the passage on my own and then read the explanation given in the mastery report to see where I could improve!

** It took me about 3 weeks to jump from my lowest (practice test #5) to highest score ( on the real MCAT). The drop was kind of a surprise because I had made a 504 on the practice test before that. I believe a part of the reason for the drop is because of my lack of focus due to some personal problems. I shouldn't have taken that particular practice test knowing that I wasn't in the right head space.

Luisa Silva
MCAT Score: 515


Luisa increased her MCAT score by 12 points! (From 503 to 515)

"Reading over the Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide instilled me with the confidence I needed to tackle the mountain of the MCAT."

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I read over all the study material in the VIP Member's Area and that helped me retain a lot of the crucial information without overloading my brain. The CARS Mastery Report helped me with my CARS score since afterwards I went from a 125 to 128. Reading over the Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide instilled me with the confidence I needed to tackle the mountain of the MCAT.

Sandeep Singh
VIP MCAT Mastery Member


"I read and applied some of the strategies that I wasn't already aware of to my last practice exam before the week of my real exam and I can truly say, I felt more confidence taking that practice exam than any other prior to it. "

Neil Makwana
VIP MCAT Mastery Member


"I have significantly strengthened my confidence using this guide, which naturally led to a steady increase of all my scores on each section. "

Anita Jones
VIP MCAT Mastery Member


"I read  MCAT Mastery's ebook and it has completely changed the way I view MCAT studying. I am planning to become an MCAT Master and it has definitely helped me on my journey."

"The CARS strategies have been pretty helpful. I especially love the answer explanations you guys provide instead of AAMC's b/c your answers make more logical sense and are easier for someone who is struggling with CARS to understand where they went wrong. Sometimes the key points for each paragraph that you guys come up with would definitely take time that we don't have on the real exam, but I think with practice, we will get better at identifying the key points."

Connie Y.

"The CARS report helped me gain an understanding on the strategy I should take when doing CARS. The time breakdown one should take for each passage was the most helpful. I would certainly recommend reading this before starting CARS review, highlighting what you may find important and then practicing! The only downside I would say is the length of the CARS report, but I don’t think shortening it any more would be possible..."

Genesis Celi

"I received a low score on CARS after taking the MCAT for the first time so I decided to download the CARS Mastery Report. The CARS strategies I've learned have helped me achieve more correct answers and I would definitely recommend this report to anyone struggling with CARS!"

Michelle Santella

​Taylor Evangelisti
MCAT Score: 511


Taylor increased her MCAT score by 12 points in 6 weeks! (From 499 to 511)

"The Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide gave me the necessary tips on how to study most effectively during the short period of time that I had."

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The Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide gave me the necessary tips on how to study most effectively during the short period of time that I had. If you are lacking confidence in your abilities or feeling lost in your studying, I would definitely recommend the Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide.

The strategies in the Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide helped give me the confidence I needed to master the MCAT. Seeing true testimonials from people who read the guide and found success made me feel like I could do it too. The MCAT Mastery Guide gave me the confidence I needed to conquer the MCAT and it could do the same for you!

Miriam Alghothani
MCAT Score: 509


Miriam increased her MCAT score by 20 points in 4 weeks! (From 489 to 509)

"I am so glad I found this strategy guide to give me the confidence boost, reassurance, motivation, and inspiration to write the MCAT again and score much higher..."

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The Top Scorer MCAT Strategy Guide was so helpful in every aspect of my prep. The first time I wrote the MCAT, I hadn't heard of this strategy guide and rather focused exclusively on the content from The Princeton Review. I found myself getting caught up on small minute details that didn't really appear again on AAMC material or the real deal. The MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide honed in the idea that it's not all about content, nor is it all about small details. Yes that's important, but focusing on test taking strategy really emphasizes that you can pull off a high score. 

You hear a lot of strategies from different places, but having it all in one area is so helpful, and you can easily refer back to it any time. The strategies also did not feel so robotic. They had a human element to them, especially in the way they were laid out, casual yet so effective and helpful. The CARS strategy guide is very very effective as well, because it works out passage examples that trains you how to work out real deal passages. I am so glad I found this strategy guide to give me the confidence boost, reassurance, motivation, and inspiration to write the MCAT again and score much higher (after four week intense studying). The strategy guide also really helped minimize burnout, so please use it!

Adrianna Olszewski

VIP MCAT Mastery Member

"I was apprehensive to spend money on a guide to taking a test... but it was worth it!"


"The MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide provided me with many tips that helped with my studying! I was apprehensive to spend money on a guide to taking a test... but it was worth it! They present information in a logical way which lets you apply it in a step by step process. The guide also made me feel confident about my studying going forward; I know what to do next, and how to be the most successful. Their tips aren't crazy recommendations, they are simple corrections to make to improve your studying. I think this is something all premed students need to hear when studying for the MCAT."

David Ho​​​​

VIP MCAT Mastery Member

"I found everything I needed in this guide... Consider it a small investment with tremendous benefits to reap."


"I've been studying content and practicing questions endlessly but was looking for something that would provide key tips and strategies when actually taking the MCAT. I found everything I needed in this guide. It broke down preparation for the MCAT into 4 easy to follow sections and each one provided more than enough valuable advice that I feel will work as I continue my studies. It has provided me with fuel to my studying and has armed me with the weapons necessary to wisely endure down this path of studying to test day. I feel more confident, I feel more prepared, and I feel more ready to take on this challenge that I have ahead of me. For those of you who are on the fences about buying this guide, consider it a small investment with tremendous benefits to reap. You won't be disappointed!."

Haley K.

VIP MCAT Mastery Member

"I have seen great improvement in my reading and answering CARS questions..."


MCAT Mastery delivers the same advice and tips that I had to pay for exceedingly great lump sum amount. From all the specific details in CARS strategies and the habits one have to develop in order to succeed. I have seen great improvement in my reading and answering CARS questions and I definitely advise it to those who are decisive and determined about their improvements."

Danielle Fredricks

VIP MCAT Mastery Member

"I think I stumbled upon MCAT Mastery at the right time... Thank you for putting out​​​​ material that has helped me.."


I think I stumbled upon MCAT Mastery at the right time; these last few weeks are crucial for me to keep my wits about me and keep making progress until the very end (without falling apart). This exam is 50% mental stamina/strategy and MCAT Mastery is unique in focusing on these mental aspects of the exam, in addition to logistical strategies. With respect to materials, your dissection of the CARS passages has hands-down been the most helpful. I read the first one several times and am looking forward to reviewing more... Thank you for putting out material that has helped me. Trust me, I have researched and used many big box and smaller companies. 🙂 Keep up the great work.

Mina Entessari

VIP MCAT Mastery Member

"Gave Me Confidence That I Can Achieve the Score I Know I am Capable Of and Not Give Up On My Journey..."


​​​​Having taken the MCAT before and using a test prep company I did not receive the score I wanted nor the score I knew I was capable of receiving. Signing up to take the MCAT for the second time really made me feel void of direction on how to approach my studying and I what I need to do differently in order to improve my score. Reading so many opinion posts online only made me feel more disoriented. The MCAT Strategy Guide really helped me organize my thoughts on how to effectively study and realize the common mistakes I was making. It really gave me confidence that I can achieve the score I know I am capable of and to not give up on my journey to becoming a future physician despite the long and challenging road.

Natalia B.

VIP MCAT Mastery Member

"Taught Me How To Take a Different Approach to Obtain Different Results."


I am in the process of taking the MCAT for the THIRD time. I have read this MCAT Mastery guide, and it really helped me hone in on my weaknesses from the first two attempts! The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. This is what I did for my first two attempt. MCAT Mastery taught me how to take a different approach to the MCAT to obtain different results.

"Helped Me Create The Best Study Schedule For Myself"


The MCAT Mastery Strategy Guide was great! The tips inside really helped me to to create the best study schedule for myself since I studied for the exam on my own. Everything isn't for everyone. Just take what works for you. I used about 85% of it. Definitely recommend!

Bosoye O. | VIP MCAT Mastery Member

"I Had Fantastic Improvement"


Reading this MCAT Mastery Manual reassured me that I was on the right track with my strategies, answer analysis, and choice of MCAT prep. I had fantastic improvement when I used the POE on the top 3 choices and took advantage of detailed answer analysis.

Aakshan Lidhar | VIP MCAT Mastery Member

"This Guide Is So Amazing. Thank You!"


My name is Sheileen Karry, I'm from Puerto Rico. I'm working and studying and the time is limited to study. But MCAT Mastery is helping me to study for the MCAT. This guide is so amazing! Thank you!

Sheileen Karry | VIP MCAT Mastery Member

Mayowa Adebiyi

VIP MCAT Mastery Member


"I was really struggling with CARS until I finally decided to purchase the CARS Mastery Report and try you guys out. I was reluctant because I didn’t want to spend money on anything that wouldn’t be beneficial. However, I signed up for your emails and received the different testimonies from recent test takers and I was so inspired to go ahead and purchase the report. So far I’ve seen tremendous progress. The in-depth passage reviews and the strategies in the report has given me an efficient approach when it comes to tackling CARS. I am now aware of the little details I usually miss in the essays and questions while practicing. I highly recommend the report to anyone still trying to figure out why they aren’t getting the questions right or having a difficult time going through CARS passages. The report is VERY beneficial.

Danielle Fredricks

VIP MCAT Mastery Member


With respect to materials, your dissection of the CARS passages has hands-down been the most helpful. I read the first one several times and am looking forward to reviewing more. Reading the passage on my own, noting what I thought, then walking through every line and what reading your take has been invaluable. Of course, I was looking for the main idea. But for the hundreds of passages I completed prior to your dissection, apparently, I was coming up with the wrong main idea/theme/argument. I think I stumbled upon MCAT Mastery at the right time... Thank you for putting out material that has helped me. Trust me, I have researched and used many big box and smaller companies. 🙂

Haley K.

VIP MCAT Mastery Member


MCAT Mastery delivers the same advice and tips that I had to pay for exceedingly great lump sum amount. From all the specific details in CARS strategies and the habits one have to develop in order to succeed. I have seen great improvement in my reading and answering CARS questions and I definitely advise it to those who are decisive and determined about their improvements."

Ryan McGill

VIP MCAT Mastery Member


Confidence builder! So, I have taken a few courses on how to improve CARS but this was the best. My practice FL use to hover around the 50%. I have reviewed and implemented the strategies. I took a diagnostic with a new company (Altius) and CARS was my highest percentage with a 95 percentile. So, I hoping that the trend continues... I will have complete confidence going into a AAMC CARS.

"The tips have been great especially at eliminating bad answers and focusing on choices that ANSWER the question. The passage dissections are very detailed and the logical step-by-step explanation is definitely helpful. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting the perspective of a top-scorer."

Peter Kim

"These CARS strategies have helped immensely, especially the passage dissections! They bring me step by step through how I should be approaching passages as I read them. This is especially helpful for the hard passages in the CARS q-pack. Thank you MCAT Mastery!"

Olivia Mead

"I would def recommend this. I'm excited to put in play the notion of MVS and getting a main idea after every paragraph. I think this will help me answer questions outside the basic main idea questions."

Ramneek Kaur

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