Work with me in the MCAT Study Hall Essentials

Leah Fisch Leah4sci MCAT Study HallDo you find yourself daydreaming about the white coat ceremony,
only to realize you still have the big MCAT hurdle in your way?

Are you overwhelmed by everything you have to accomplish to take this exam?

Do you just want it to just go away so that you can FINALLY start medical school? Just one step closer to your dream of becoming a physician?

While I can’t make the MCAT go away, I can help simplify the process.

Let’s face it, the MCAT is a tough exam.

Just think about your friend’s reactions when you explain, “it’s a 7.5-hour exam testing you on 3 years worth of information.”

First, their jaw drops in disbelief.
Then they dismiss it, ‘oh don’t worry, you’re smart so you’ll do okay. I believe in you.’

And when you don’t do well right away,
You start to doubt yourself.

“Am I really cut out for this?
Am I smart enough to become a doctor?”

You start doubting YOURSELF instead of the process.

So you turn to the internet,

But there’s so much conflicting advice.
Perhaps you even join a popular, big-name company prep course,
Only to realize …it’s taught by a mere student who did well on the exam last year.
But isn’t necessarily cut out to teach.

Or worse, they don’t even know enough TO teach you the information.

So you seek help from your premed advisor,

Who’s experience comes from…Google.

And scares you into believing that unless you have a ‘perfect GPA’ and ‘perfect MCAT’ score,
with a complete application submitted in June,
you’re not getting into medical school.

The advice appears to be sound… in a perfect scenario.

But it doesn’t account for everything that makes you, YOU!
It discounts your hectic schedule balancing school, or work, or family, or all 3.
That ‘perfect’ plan doesn’t account for your low grade in undergrad physics,
Or the fact that you haven’t taken a science class in over 5 years.

How are you supposed to succeed if you can’t fit yourself into the ‘premed ideal’?

The answer is simple,

It’s not you,

It’s the system.
Or lack of it.

As much as I’ve taught science, and strategy and more,
my students have taught ME: if you want it hard enough,

and you WORK hard enough,
you WILL reach your goals.

Does everyone take the traditional path to get there?
Definitely Not!

And those students who struggled the most are so much more appreciative of their success as a result.

You are your own #1 key to success

The ability to keep going no matter what,
no matter how many naysayers come around.

BUT the determination alone is not enough!
How do you know you’re on the right track?

It’s not just about the HOURS spent studying,
Do you know WHERE to invest that time?

How many times have you looked up from studying,
only to realize 10 hours passed and you’re not sure what you’ve accomplished?

Most programs out there, guided or self-study, are pretty generic.

Do this, follow that schedule, and success will come.

That never really works for too long, does it?

You get really motivated: your passion and fire are reignited to study hard and make your dream of med school a reality.

And you go, go, go!

Till you get stuck.
Or hit a plateau:
You get frustrated,
Start doubting yourself,
Other things start to become more enticing than MCAT studies,

And before you know it, you’re completely off track.
How are you ever going to get through so much information?

How will you ever remember it all? And be able to apply it in one single 7.5-hour exam?

Success comes from following the right strategy,

The right CUSTOM strategy that takes you, ALL OF YOU, into consideration.

I’ve helped hundreds of premeds ace their MCAT.
On their own terms. 

How? With guided MCAT prep through the MCAT Study Hall.
Because you’re not a robot, and cannot be expected to fit a generic program.

The MCAT Study Hall

Custom guided MCAT Prep to help you reach YOUR goals on YOUR own terms.

There are 3 key pillars to succeeding on the MCAT

  1. Foundation – it’s not a content exam, but you still need a rock-solid content foundation to tackle passages and questions; knowing your weaknesses, strengthening them, filling in the gaps, and then maximizing your strengths for your best scores.
  2. Strategy – have a living, breathing plan from Day 1, and know exactly what to do every step of the way; create a road map of your goals with reachable milestones and measurable checkpoints, and accountability every step of the way.
  3. Support – it’s so easy to lose your way, to feel overwhelmed and alone, and you can’t afford to give up now. You don’t have to do this alone, especially when questions arise.

Here’s how the MCAT Study Hall Essentials will help you reach your goals:

(everything below is INCLUDED in the study hall. Listed prices are simply the cost if purchased separately, without a study hall membership)


      • CARS & Scientific Journal Reading Practice and General Strategy Sessions
      • Access to Bonus Sessions (more in-depth workshops taught regularly)
      • (Currently, NO psych/soc bootcamps as I don’t yet feel 100% qualified to teach but I will guide you through this topic – already have 7 students with 132 in P/S!) Complete MCAT Science Bootcamps taught following the AAMC outline+ Full-Color PDF Notes
        – MCAT Physics Bootcamp ($499 value)
        – MCAT General Chemistry Bootcamp ($499 value)
        – MCAT Organic Chemistry Bootcamp ($499 value)
        – MCAT Biology Bootcamp ($499 value)
        – MCAT Biochemistry Bootcamp ($499 value)
        – Foundations in MCAT Math ($499 value)
        – Amino Acids Mini Bootcamp ($149 value)
        – MCAT Math (– without a calculator) Mini Bootcamp ($149 value)

      A Solid MCAT Prep Strategy

      • Strategy Bootcamp to create the initial framework for your custom plan ($199 value)
        – How to choose targets, set goals, measure progress
        – Creating a custom daily/weekly study plan with clear goals
        – How to structure your study blocks for maximum progress in each phase
        – Creating your week to week study calendar with clear milestones and evaluation points
        – How to review full-lengths to identify where to invest your ongoing efforts to raise your scores.
      • Office Hours – Chat with me twice a month during office hours ($199 value) Often closer to 3 or 4 per month
        – Evaluate your goals
        – Review your study plan
        – Review your progress calendar with clear goals, + milestones and checkpoints along the way 
      • Optional Strategy Session Add-on member option.
        members can purchase additional one on one strategy sessions for $149 ($199 value) as desired 

      Ongoing Support and Guidance (Value = priceless?)

      • 2 per month Live Sessions(Often closer to 3 or 4 per month) recorded and posted to the library with PDF notes
        – Office Hours to evaluate as things change
        – Evaluate your progress to date and identify potential improvement
        – Review your daily/weekly study schedule
        – Review your backwards calendar
        – Discuss your exam review table to identify key areas for improvement
        – General strategy questions to ensure you have what you need to move forward
        – Practice and review sessions as requested by members
        – Bonus sessions and additional office hours regularly
      • Members-only Facebook support and tutoring group
        – Post tutoring / study / book / passage / FL review questions
        – Ask for advice
        – Share resources
        – Share milestones (or vent frustrations) with a group of like-minded students
        – Interact with former students who can guide you about their journey from applications to interviews and acceptances.
        – Daily accountability and weekly analysis to ensure you remain on track and overcome challenges as they may arise. Post your progress to the group for regular evaluation

      Since the study hall is a custom program,
      and you already have enough deadlines and pressure,

      I’ve set it up as a ‘pay as you go’ program.
      If you need just 1 month, sign up then cancel after your exam.

      I want to make sure you have no excuses and nothing standing in your way.

      Instead of paying thousands for a generic program, the study hall is just $399 for the first month then $199 for each additional month until you choose to cancel.

      When you sign up you’ll be charged every ~30 days till you cancel.
      No commitments and you can cancel anytime.

      If you’re testing in 3 months, sign up, then cancel after 3 months.

      If you’re not sure when to test that’s ok, that’s what the custom aspect is all about.
      We’ll figure it out together!

      Show up to as many office hours as you can and we’ll keep evaluating where you’re at to map out your next steps.

      January Reset Series

      I’m adding something special for the month of January so that you have NO EXCUSES not to start your year strong. The reset series (starting next week) is a live series of interactive Q&A workshops where we look at different aspects of YOUR custom 2021 MCAT prep goals.

      1. Session 1: Review your baseline, goals, targets and timeline – let’s have an overall SOLID plan.
      2. Session 2: Daily study schedule: Let’s review how many hours per week (and which hours) you’re going to study without burning out, customized around family, work, school and general priorities.
      3. Session 3: Long term week to week schedule with milestones and checkpoints. Let’s make sure you know your weekly/monthly milestones as well as what to evaluate each week to ensure you’re always on track.
      4. Session 4: (for phase 2 & 3 students) Let’s review your exam review tables and figure out what you must focus on to increase your practice scores.

      Monthly Option (cancel anytime) –
      Pay just $399 for the 1st month then $199/month after, cancel anytime

      New Year Special: Use discount code NEWYEAR22 for 22% off your first payment.
      Pay just $311.22 today (discount expires Wednesday, January 26th)


      Prepay 5 Months Up-Front (cancel anytime) –
      Pay just $1096 today then $199/month after, cancel anytime

      New Year Special: Use discount code NEWYEAR22 for 22% off your first payment.
      Pay just $854.88 today (discount expires Wednesday, January 26th)


      “With Leah’s help I broke a bad study pattern of focusing on one subject too long… I’m organizing myself so I cover a little of every topic every day like in the study plan Leah made for me and it’s a game changer.” Thalia

      As discussed above, there are 3 main pillars to MCAT success.

      Here’s how the study hall essentials will help you reach your goals.

      A Solid Content Foundation

      While the MCAT is NOT a content exam, you still need to understand and master THREE YEARS worth of undergraduate-level science. Note that I didn’t say ‘memorize’.

      You must learn, understand, and be able to apply it all to MCAT-style passages and difficult reasoning questions.

      The MCAT Study Hall features a full science bootcamp library (no psych/soc, see below) to teach the pertinent information AND be sure you really understand. 

      Learning science can feel like drinking from the firehose:
      Too much information coming at you too quickly.
      You attempt to cram and memorize it all.

      But it’s just disjointed overwhelming information.

      Let’s face it, even if you aced the class, do you REALLY remember it all?

      Good news: Every MCAT Study Hall video teaches as if you haven’t taken the class, or forgot it all!

      You’ll get concepts facts and equations.
      You’ll also get the LOGIC, the why and how.

      Each of the bootcamps are taught following along with the AAMC outline.
      While MCAT books are recommended (to verify that you’ve mastered everything),
      the videos can serve as your primary learning source for all of the MCAT sciences.

      The MCAT Study Hall Library contains the following science bootcamps:

      (everything below is INCLUDED in the study hall. Listed prices are simply the cost if purchased separately, without a study hall membership)

      • MCAT Physics Bootcamp ($499 value)
      • MCAT General Chemistry Bootcamp ($499 value)
      • MCAT Organic Chemistry Bootcamp ($499 value)
      • MCAT Biology Bootcamp ($499 value)
      • MCAT Biochemistry Bootcamp ($499 value)
      • Foundations in MCAT Math ($499 value)

      In addition to the complete science bootcamps, we currently have 2 additional ‘mini’ bootcamps:

      1. MCAT Amino Acids Mini Bootcamp ($149 value)
        Since this is THE MOST POPULAR topic to show up on C/P AND B/B section of EVERY SINGLE test to date.
      2. MCAT Math Without A Calculator Mini Bootcamp ($149 value)
        Since you’re not allowed to have a calculator during the exam, but you’re still asked to carry out multi-step conversions, especially on the C/P section.

      No psych/soc.

      Unlike many MCAT teachers out there, I believe that you must be 100% proficient in a topic to teach it.
      I have never taken psych/soc and while I am self-studying on my own time, I do not yet feel ‘qualified’ to teach it at the same level as I can present a difficult orgo, physics, or another science topic. However, I can still guide you on how to prepare for this P/S section and already have 7 former members who’ve earned a perfect 132 in this section.

      A Custom Yet Effective MCAT Strategy

      Ask 1,000 new medical students about their premed experience and you will get one thousand UNIQUE backstories, none of them similar to yours.

      You are not a ‘generic MCAT student’ who can fit into a generic computer-generated study plan.

      The key to your success is to identify YOUR strengths, YOUR weaknesses, and figure out an approach that works for YOU. One that takes your background and history into account, along with your availability due to study style/endurance, as well as work, family, school and other life commitments.

      This process is already stressful and costly enough, why make it any more painful by wasting time or money on something that isn’t 100% customized to your needs?

      The MCAT Study Hall will help you come up with the right initial strategy FOR YOU.
      We set milestones and checkpoints.

      We identify YOUR strengths and weaknesses as well as areas for improvement. We’ll be mindful of YOUR background, availability due to YOUR study style and endurance. We’ll incorporate YOUR work, family, school, and other life commitments. Then evaluate and pivot every step of the way.

      The first step is a solid plan from day one. Your first Study Hall assignment will be to review the MCAT Strategy Bootcamp ($199 value) where you will learn how to:

      • choose your goals and targets, measure your progress and calculate results.
      • set up an initial draft daily/weekly study schedule without burning out.
      • structure your individual study blocks so that your study time invested yields maximum results.
      • create your backwards study calendar complete with target dates for each milestone and checkpoint, with realistic and ideal results.
      • review each full-length exam so that you know HOW to invest your efforts so that your scores go up with each full length.
      • use the specially designed Study Hall Member – Accountability and Tracking spreadsheet: Track progress and results without being overwhelmed!  It will equip you to keep tabs of weekly subject-specific and content progress, exam review goals, backwards calendar, exam review templates, and more.

      Ongoing Strategy as you progress

      Most MCAT programs give you a schedule to follow and that’s it.
      You either stick to it or you’re a failure.
      I believe that’s unfair as it doesn’t take the YOU component into account.

      Not only for your initial strategy, but also when life happens and things change.

      As a Study Hall member you get ongoing strategy and guidance throughout your entire journey as follows:

      • at least Two Monthly Live Member Group Sessions (Often closer to 3 or 4 per month) which can range from student requested review topics, practice, or office hours. Every student can submit a schedule/calendar/review table or ask questions. We’ll work out a new plan accordingly.
      • My help and daily support in the FB group (see below). Post your updates, questions, and concerns in the group and I will help you plan out or evaluate your next steps. Plus you’ll also get encouragement and insight from others in similar situations within the group.

      Additional Strategy, Practice, and Guidance.

      In addition to the science and strategy sessions listed above, the study hall also includes how-to videos, practice videos, strategy videos, and more to help you with additional MCAT aspects from:

      • What to expect on test day
      • How to prepare for the exam (physically, mentally, what to bring… )
      • How to approach the exam/passages
      • Critical reading and analysis for CARS and scientific passages with a focus on speed, endurance, and comprehension
      • How to approach graphs/charts/tables in scientific passages

      And so much more as students request additional topics.

      Due to copyright laws, the study hall does not have many solved practice passages as permission would be required to use another company’s materials. We currently have permission from Next Step to solve 2 passages per section in one exam which will be coming soon.

      A Solid Support System

      Let’s start by confirming that you are ‘atypical’: You are investing months of effort into an exam, going into debt to KEEP studying for 4 years, so you can then work long crazy hours, all to help OTHER people!!

      “You studied last month, and you’re still studying for the exam?” ~ A student’s Aunt
      “Oh, I’m not worried about you, you were always the smart one” ~ A student’s friend
      “But you’re such a good student, how come it’s taking you weeks to improve by just a few points?” ~ A student’s parent

      Unless they are doctors, your family/friends can’t really understand. They may be there for you, genuinely support you.

      They think they get it,
      But they really can’t get it. They have no way to.

      And that makes you feel alone, very quickly.

      Especially when the premed path doesn’t follow the straight line of
      High school -> college -> med school.

      They may think it’s a fad or a pipe dream,
      And their thoughts can sometimes get inside your head.

      The Study Hall Support and Tutoring Group

      That’s why the study hall includes a support and tutoring group.

      To remind you on a daily basis that you are not alone. You are not (completely) insane, and there are others going through exactly what you’re going through. NO COMPETITION. We are all here to help you reach your dreams, whatever roundabout path it may take.

      Daily Accountability

      Every day you will see an inspiring photo and quote pop up in the group asking for your day’s study goals.

      Daily accountability will keep you motivated, inspired, and on track. You’ve written it out for yourself, and others! You can see your goal. How can you let others down once you’ve committed to it in public? (this is not required if you find it too intense)

      Study Questions and General Help

      • Need help with a topic?
      • Looking for additional resources on anything?
      • Want to share an awesome resource?
      • Question from your book or video?
      • Trouble with practice questions, practice passages or your full-length exam review?

      These are exactly the questions you can be posting to the group to get help on a daily basis.

      You will get help, guidance, and support from me,
      from the other members who are going through the very same thing as you,
      and from former members who have already tested but are hanging around the group to provide additional motivation and moral support.

      And last but not least, sometimes you just need a healthy place to vent.

      Bad study day, lower than expected full-length score, anything that just needs a supportive audience, then we’re here for you. Yes, you can also share THAT to the group. As I said, sometimes our friends and family don’t understand.

      Monthly Option (cancel anytime) –
      Pay just $399 for the 1st month then $199/month after, cancel anytime

      New Year Special: Use discount code NEWYEAR22 for 22% off your first payment.
      Pay just $311.22 today (discount expires Wednesday, January 26th)


      Prepay 5 Months Up-Front (cancel anytime) –
      Pay just $1096 today then $199/month after, cancel anytime

      New Year Special: Use discount code NEWYEAR22 for 22% off your first payment.
      Pay just $854.88 today (discount expires Wednesday, January 26th)


      “Most test prep companies throw material at you in such big fancy words that it’s difficult to understand. Leah is very accessible, as she will respond back to you in a very quick and timely manner, whereas some other big name companies will not communicate with you personally.” –  Ruhani

      The Study Hall For Each Phase

      The study hall is a custom program by nature, which means you can sign up and begin at any time (earlier in the process is always better), and get specific help for exactly where you are RIGHT NOW in your MCAT journey.

      Phase 1 Students (Foundation/Content)

      If you’re in the early stages of content or haven’t started yet, the study hall will help you set up a proper long term plan with short term goals. You’ll create your solid content schedule, obtain a baseline MCAT score, while still getting in enough practice to keep you mentally prepared for the long term goal.
      And of course, in-depth content bootcamps teaching you all the required sciences (except P/S) to prepare you for the MCAT.

      During office hours you will focus on progress evaluation, honing your daily/weekly study schedule and figuring out how to improve your studies.

      Phase 2 Students (Practice)

      You are mostly done with content but still have some holes. Your focus should be on full-length exams, specifically targeted practice and review.
      The study hall will help you properly analyze each full length: identify strengths and weaknesses. We’ll work together to figure out what you have to do AND WHEN. This will maximize every review and practice session.

      Along with study hall content videos, you’ll also benefit from the strategy and practice video sessions! This will help you improve your test-taking approach and strategy.

      During office hours you will focus on reviewing your full-length review tables, setting specific goals leading up to your next full length, and evaluating your week to week goals as compared to your target score and test date.

      Phase 3 Students (Fortification)

      Your exam is just a few weeks away! You need last-minute ‘spot checks.’

      The study hall will help you with proper in-depth exam review, plus evaluation of your exam review table to know where to invest your limited remaining study time.

      Your daily/weekly schedule will match your goals and the study hall video library will help fill in knowledge-gaps,  how to review reading passages, and more.

      During office hours you will focus on your exam review tables with a critical eye on where to gain your final points and improve your confidence in the final weeks before your exam.

      Sample Overview of the Study Hall Videos

      Here is a sample of SOME of the videos you can find in the study hall video library. There are too many to list out. Think of the study hall library as a supermarket.

      Just because it’s ALL there does NOT mean you need it all.

      One day you go shopping for meal prep and pick up meat, fish, and vegetables. Another day you go shopping for a party and pick up snacks, drinks, and party dishes. The custom strategy above will help you figure out which videos to watch when to ensure you get the most out of your membership.

      (Click image to enlarge)

      MCAT Video List by Leah4Sci

      Monthly Option (cancel anytime) –
      Pay just $399 for the 1st month then $199/month after, cancel anytime

      New Year Special: Use discount code NEWYEAR22 for 22% off your first payment.
      Pay just $311.22 today (discount expires Wednesday, January 26th)


      Prepay 5 Months Up-Front (cancel anytime) –
      Pay just $1096 today then $199/month after, cancel anytime

      New Year Special: Use discount code NEWYEAR22 for 22% off your first payment.
      Pay just $854.88 today (discount expires Wednesday, January 26th)


      “Leah’s strategy sessions have helped me map out my time and identify points within my daily schedule that can be maximized for study or even light review. Most of us are rather busy on any given day and Leah can help you figure out the best use of those minutes normally applied toward mundane tasks while also crafting time tailored to your schedule to balance the studying with all that life entails.” –  Michelle

      “Leah was an invaluable resource to me through picking out the right study material to effectively handling my periodic  “burn-out”. Leah helped develop me into a better test-taker and ultimately a better critical thinker.” –  Charlee Charlee


      Question: What is the difference between the levels of the Study Hall?

      There’s just one MCAT Study Hall Program – the one described on this page.
      The difference between levels is the extra help/guidance/accountability differs at each level.

      The main program has everything you need to get you to your realistic MCAT goals in time.

      – Full MCAT Study Hall video library to teach you all the strategy, technique, and sciences following the AAMC outline (except for psych/soc which I don’t currently teach).

      – 2 live office hours each month for strategy update/consulting, practice, or general review based on student requests.

      – Custom Member Accountability Tracker where we’ll keep an eye on your weekly progress, study schedule, week to week (BC) calendar, exam review tables and so much more.

      – Facebook tutoring and support group: Post your study questions, exam difficulties, schedule, calendar, exam review table and more to get help and support every step of the way.

      The Comprehensive level (limited spots available) includes additional one-on-one support and email accountability + 2 live strategy sessions while the Essentials level does not.

      Does this mean you go without support?

      Not at all!

      Instead of emailing me your exam tables, you tag me on your tracker, we discuss it during live office hours, or simply post your questions to the members-only support/tutoring group.

      Instead of emailing me your progress, you tag me on your tracker, we discuss it during live office hours, or simply post your questions to the members-only support/tutoring group

      And so on…

      Although the essentials level does NOT include strategy, you still get all the help, guidance, and support through regular office hours, email, and the FB group. PLUS members can purchase an add-on session for just $149 as needed

      That’s it, the rest of the program is 100% exactly the same!!

      Question: How come the study hall doesn’t include anything about Psychology and Sociology?

      I firmly believe you should only learn from someone who’s a master at their craft — and I haven’t mastered these topics yet. Independently, I study and practice these topics so I can still help out and answer questions, but I’m not yet willing to call myself an expert. Once I feel that I can teach with 100% confidence, I will add these topics to the Study Hall.

      Question: I haven’t taken XYZ subject. Will this program still help me? (The most common subjects not taken: Orgo 2 and Biochem)

      This depends on how close you are to your MCAT date. I’ve worked with quite a few students who take an MCAT class after their MCAT. That’s ok, but this means you’ll have to put in twice the effort to learn the material on your own.

      The good news is that even students who have taken the class tend to forget some or all of the material. Each of the science bootcamps is taught from a beginner perspective to ensure that if you ever missed something in your classes, or never took the classes, you still get the proper MCAT foundation in this subject.

      Question: If I sign up for the MCAT Study Hall, can you guarantee that I’ll score my target score?


      No one should realistically make this type of guarantee. Every student is different, every situation is unique, and no matter how much I provide, at the end of the day it comes down to you.

      How hard are you willing to work in order to attain your target MCAT score?  I’ll do my best by helping you craft a strategy, by pointing you to the correct Study Hall resources; and by being there for you to help guide and motivate and answer your questions in live office hours, Facebook group, email, and text. But at the end of the day, it will be up to you to put in the work and utilize the resources available.

      I have many students who join my program after the big-name programs with their fancy ‘higher score guarantee’ failed them wasting precious time and money. Without a custom strategy, the generic programs failed these students DESPITE their insane (and hard to cash in) guarantees.

      Question: Will I get access to all the MCAT bootcamps when I join the study hall?

      Yes! The MCAT Study Hall includes access to all of the MCAT science and strategy bootcamps featured above. This will save you hundreds compared to purchasing them individually.

      Question: Does the Study Hall include full lengths and practice questions?

      The Study Hall is a guided MCAT prep program, run by me. Many of the ‘big name’ prep companies can’t create decent full lengths/practice material. So instead of attempting to create my own, I feel it’s better that I recommend the best resources from various companies. This ensures you’re only using the best material available at the time.

      Question: What and how long are office hours?

      Office hours are a chance to speak with me for a few minutes regarding your progress, schedule, full lengths and more. They are held twice a month and can run from 1-2 hours, but you are told when you log in so that you’re not waiting around for your turn.

      Question: Do you offer payment plans?

      Yes and no, the Study Hall is a month-to-month membership allowing you to pay as you go and cancel anytime.

      All payments go through PayPal, which means you can look into utilizing PayPal credit for no money down and 6 months of interest free financing (pending approval).