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Med School Tutors for Step 1

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Waldeinsamkeit, Mar 20, 2017.

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  1. Waldeinsamkeit

    Waldeinsamkeit 2+ Year Member

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  3. Merely

    Merely 5+ Year Member

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    People pay 260 per hour for a tutor? Holy balls...they make more tutoring than any doctor makes being a doctor!
     
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  4. Waldeinsamkeit

    Waldeinsamkeit 2+ Year Member

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    Yeah, I thought it was pretty bug nuts crazy, but Kaplan really helped me with the MCAT. That's I am looking for something similar for the STEP.
     
  5. Tutor526

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    If possible get a private tutor - I know from experience that cutting out the middle man does wonders for both the tutor and the student

    Prep company MCAT tutoring costs 100-110+/hr and they only pass on like 20-30 to the actual tutor. You can save yourself a ton of money if you find someone doing it independently
     
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  6. The Knife & Gun Club

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    My issue with a step tutor is that anyone capable of landing an awesome step score isnt sitting around tutoring people. They're off making bank as a dermatological orthopedic plastic surgeon...
     
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  7. Astra

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    They could be M4s who have time to kill and wanna make good money
     
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  8. ThinkMaize

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    I'm an M4 whose taken Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS. I plan to go into academic medicine, and since I've got some downtime, I'm looking to get some tutoring experience and help students out in the process. I did quite well (99th percentile) on step 1/2 and love sharing my UWORLD secrets with students who need help. I typically charge $80/hr, and do sessions over video conference (eg Google Hangouts or Skype) with screenshare. Shoot me a PM if your interested, or visit the website I'm in the process of making to learn more: ImpactMedicalTutoring.com
     
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  9. firstaidforever

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    Huh, my classmate is on their tutor list and his step 1 score is inflated by ~40 points.
     
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  10. Pasmal

    Pasmal MS4 2+ Year Member

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    I have a friend who is looking to make some money tutoring med students before his first paycheck. He has an extensive teaching/med-ed history. Derm PGY-1, Step 1 260s, Step 2 270s. Lmk if you're interested, he'd probably take way cheaper than anything you'd find online.
     
  11. QueryNeurology

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    PM me
     
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  13. slowlybutshelly

    slowlybutshelly ms4 7+ Year Member

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    I have been on the Usmle world forums recently and there are a lot of people in Pakistan, Afghanistan taking Steps who are tutoring over Skype for 10usd/hr because their visas were denied.


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  14. slowlybutshelly

    slowlybutshelly ms4 7+ Year Member

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    My alma mater:)


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  15. slowlybutshelly

    slowlybutshelly ms4 7+ Year Member

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    This is precisely what I can't imagine. Pics (being advertised on the internet). I have been around docs who say 'come to me'. I can't imagine having to 'advertise myself'. Can anyone get away with not doing this in life. I mean, I know doctors who have their offices in banks for this very reason:)


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  16. Anicetus

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    Wow this whole list of tutors just reeks of Natural Intelligence Privilege.
     
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  17. slowlybutshelly

    slowlybutshelly ms4 7+ Year Member

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    If you google, there is another Asian Chen that is ENT st Duke.


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  18. emkayveedee

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    Not true. If it's one-on-one tutoring, the tutors make significantly more than 30/hr. Examkrackers pays their tutors 75/hour for one-on-one and the students are required to book a minimum of 2 hours. If it's the general classes, then the tutors make 20-30/hr but that's because there is a curriculum provided by the test prep company and so the job does not require as much effort on the part of the tutor.

    But I totally agree that the best bet is to find an independent tutor.

    My advice would be to check out wyzant to find a tutor. It's a lot of MS3/MS4s tutoring for Step 1. There are competitive prices and since they are independent tutors, you may be able to get them to lower their prices with a conversation. Good luck!
     

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