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Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by movemntofja, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. movemntofja

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    I need to retake the MCAT and am pretty sure the best way for me to approach it is with a general tutor and lots of practice tests. I've already taken most of the online tests offered by AAMC in the past and the only unlimited source of exams and questions I know of being offered is by Kaplan. However, I really dont want to have to pay $2700 for a tutor and access to tests. Anyone know of any other alternatives??
     
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    Gold Standard and Berkeley Review sell access to on-line exams. Between the two of them, there are 17 CBTs and it will cost you $350. You might be able to hire a private tutor through SDN, depending on yoru area.

    If you were near Vihsidhas (sorry for butchering the spelling), you'd get a tutor far better than anything Kaplan has to offer and likely pay a lot less than $125 and hour (or whatever it works out to be).

    At UCLA I know there are plenty of excellent tutors. There are flyers all around campus for them.
     
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    Thanks a lot of the advice! I noticed that the Gold Standard tests are GS1-GS10 - dyou know what this means? Is there any way of knowing whether these tests and those being offered by Berkeley Review are the same or different than the ones being offered by AAMC?
     
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    GS1-GS10 stands for GS CBT #1, GS CBT #2, etc. These tests are made by Gold Standard. Thus, they different from those made by BR and the AAMC.
     

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