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Hello everyone, I was wondering if you know what good study materials there are for 1 on 1 tutoring for MCAT. I take it May 28th. Next spring I will be too busy to study for MCAT much during the week so I have decided to take half my weekends and drive back home. I have hired tutors in phys and bio who are highly qualified. I need preferably a workbook type of deal, ive heard Berkeley review is good for this. Something that covers all the topics in the BS and PS section of MCAT in a very structured manner so I can spend a whole Saturday covering one part of it with the tutor and focusing on specifics. Most of the material I will be simply re-learning and its just a tune up so I believe this is the best way to go as my primary study method
 

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Just go with the best materials in each subject. The MCAT books listed are all structured so you don't need to worry about that. As far as I know, there is not a set of books specifically made with 1-1 tutoring in mind.

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This question gets asked like every three days. In short, EK series are stripped down with the basics you need to know. Get EK bio, it is by far the best for bio, all the responses on SDN say this. Know this book cold. If you don't believe me, type in EK bio in the search function. Personally, you learn the best from passages, If you have time and the cash I highly suggest purchasing Berkeley Review Gen Chem and Ochem. There physics is good too, but with PR it may be redundant. You will thank me later. You'll probably want EK biology review and EK 101 biology passages and EK verbal 101. PR is good, however, if you want to kill the MCAT you have to be able to integrate material. That's what BR does better than anyone else. Like, be able to answer questions if you see the circulatory system wired in parallel series.

bio - 1. EK bio and 101 bio passages 2. Kaplan 3. PR/BR however, these don't suck, they're just detailed which turns off many people.

Physics 1. BR/Nova 2. PR 3. Kaplan I really think BR but they're are a lot of people who swear by Nova on this site

Verbal 1. Ek verbal and 101 passages 2. PR 3. BR 4. Kaplan (read stay from)

Gen Chem 1. BR by far 2. PR 3. Kaplan/EK

O Chem 1. BR by far 2. toss up between Kaplan/PR/Ek

That is a general list of what i have read on SDN for the past 4 years, i came here and lurked throughout highschool. Good luck and hopefully this will help. EK is for people who KNOW the material and want review. If you are weak in something BR is the best since it's the most detailed and PR is detailed too, Kaplan is in the Middle, and EK is the least detailed but that doesn't mean it's bad. Just depends on the person. If you can I would buy the BR Chemistry books and Physics book. If you complete the PR science workbook along with BR passages and EK bio, you will kill the sciences. Ek Verbal should help you out with verbal.
 
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