About Our Program
See general FAQ about the MCAT
What are the class sizes?
Our MCAT classes are typically 5-10 students. Our student-to-teacher ratio never exceeds 10 and larger classes are staffed with an additional instructor.
How is Ivy Global different than other schools?
Most schools provide instructors who do not possess the skills and experience
necessary for effective MCAT teaching. The teaching method at these schools
is often generic and does not sufficiently recognize the unique needs of each
student. Ivy Global prides itself on its uniquely tailored program and its
top quality instructors.
Who are your MCAT instructors?
We carefully choose instructors who combine outstanding performance on the
MCAT with a passion for teaching. Our instructors are experts in teaching
Should I take an MCAT class or private tutoring?
Both our MCAT classes and our one-on-one
private MCAT tutoring will provide you
with the knowledge and preparation you need to improve your performance
on the MCAT. The classes are well suited for students who are new to the
MCAT and who want to learn about all aspects of the test. Private tutoring
is well suited for students who learn more effectively in a one-on-one
context, or who need to improve on only specific sections or question
types on the MCAT.
Which MCAT class should I take?
Ivy Global offers both a Full Course (80
hrs) and a Crash Course (32 hrs).
Both our MCAT classes will cover all aspects of the test and will equip
you with the most effective strategies for tackling every question type
on the test. The Crash Course will cover all the essential concepts whereas
the Full Course will cover each of the concepts more thoroughly. We recommend
taking the class that will best fit with your schedule and budget.
Will the student be taking practice exams during classes?
Yes. Since the MCAT requires intensely analyzing very dense material in a
very short amount of time, it is essential for students to experience writing
the test under accurate test conditions. Our classes will provide practice
sections from actual, previously administered MCATs for students to practice
their newly acquired skills and strategies. Our longer courses offer more
Do classes run on holidays?
Unless otherwise noted, classes that are scheduled through a national holiday
will run on that day.
Can I sample a class?
Students can arrange to drop in and observe one session of a currently running
course in their location, as long as this is authorized by our office. Please
call to schedule.
Do I get to choose my tutor?
We try to accommodate the student's request but the match depends heavily
on the student's and the tutor's schedule. Regardless, we can assure you that
our tutors are experienced, have exceptional academic credentials and a deep
commitment to seeing their students succeed.
Do you help with the other aspects of the admissions process?
Yes. In addition to the MCAT, we help students with:
- Medical School Planning - Creating a "medical school profile",
setting target schools and developing a goal list necessary to improve your
chances of admission.
- Personal Statement - Choosing a topic, setting a narrative
perspective and refining key points to address.
- References - Approaching professors, advice on who should
you ask, and writing thank you notes.
- General - Admission tips, school specific considerations,
and application timelines.
Why Ivy Global?
Our instructors have all scored in at least the 99th percentile on a recently
administered MCAT. Their extensive knowledge of the MCAT allows them to provide
you with strategies that will give you an edge above the competition.
- Experience - Our tutors have been admitted to top schools
in both Canada and the United States and can provide their firsthand knowledge
of the admissions process.
- Strategy - We work with you to build a student profile
in order to determine what your MCAT goals should be in order to get into
your target schools.
- Analysis - We provide detailed analysis of your performance
on specific question and game types to provide targeted instruction.
- Personalization - Tutors have developed the program personally
and are flexible in their approach with each class or individual.