Graduate Exam: PCAT

The Right Prescription for PCAT Success!

The PCAT exam is a challenge for many aspiring pharmacists! It is specifically designed to test the knowledge and skills needed for pharmacy programs. Because it tests so many aptitudes, it may seem daunting, but think of it as your chance to stand out from the crowd! Prove to your sought-after schools that you can master critical reading, writing, and quantitative reasoning as well as biology and chemistry.

Our tutors include PhD candidates and graduate degree holders in a range of core PCAT subjects: biology, general and organic chemistry, high-level math, and advanced English. Start with a discounted trial session in one or more of these areas and sign up for a tutoring package once you are absolutely satisfied with the result. We will help you improve your weaker subject areas with targeted study and achieve a high, well-balanced score. More about our one-to-one Graduate Exam study packages

In-Person or Online Tutoring - Your Choice!

Come to our office and take sessions in a focused classroom environment OR learn from home with our Online Tutoring option, available for all one-to-one sessions.

Unique and Exclusive Features of our Prep Programs:

Evaluation Exam

Designed to assess your skills in different sections of the exam

Personalized Study Plan

Customized based on your results, focused on your objectives, and planned in accordance with your schedule to guarantee maximum efficiency

Ongoing Assessment (Practice Tests)

Performed by your tutors to provide continuous feedback on your progress as well as the effectiveness of the instruction

Discounted First Session

Pay only for one session, taking advantage of a 3-hour evaluation session at a 30% discount. Loved your first session? Register for the best package based on your needs. Make your decision once you are completely satisfied; we want you to LOVE your experience with Hit the Books!

Expert Instructors

Your instructor will be a PhD/MSc/MBA holder with a minimum 5 years of teaching experience who specializes in a specific area of your graduate exam. That makes a huge difference and contributes to Hit the Books’ reputation for excellence!

All in all, rest assured you are in good hands! Planning efficiently with proper study materials, PCAT study tips and prep strategies, we will help you reach your target score.

Your Potential Tutors:

Biology: Neda

Chemistry: Jane

Quantitative: Ali

Writing and Critical Reading: Kirsten


The Hit the Books Difference:

First, our tutoring is personalized. That means that we carefully assess your strengths and weaknesses and help you craft a study plan that works for you. We teach you strategies and skills that will improve your performance, both now in your study habits and later during the exam. As well, we have a variety of tutoring packages you can choose according to your needs. Your sessions will be arranged according to your availability, and not based on an inflexible class schedule.

Second, our tutors are specialized and experienced. We select them for their teaching experience (a minimum of 5 years!) and proficiency in adapting to different students’ needs. In order to ensure you find your tutor compatible and capable, you will start with a discounted trial session, after which you have the option of choosing one of our study packages.

Third, our graduate exam programs are affordable. Unlike some test-prep corporations that charge as much as $240/hr for private PCAT tutoring, we keep our rates low, starting at only $48/hr! Our small-group rates start at $24 per hour for a group of 3-5 students. We want to make sure our services are accessible!

Sign up for a trial session NOW and experience the Hit the Books difference!

See how our 1-to-1 PCAT tutoring rates compare!

Hit the Books: $60 - $90/hr

Kaplan: $140 - $240/hr

PCAT format: What You Need to Know!

Test Structure:

Writing: Short essay based on a prompt. 30 minutes.

Biological Processes: 48 multiple choice questions (50% General Biology, 20% Microbiology, 30% Human Anatomy & Physiology). 45 minutes.

Chemical Processes: 48 multiple choice questions (50% General Chemistry, 30% Organic Chemistry, 20% Basic Biochemistry Processes). 45 minutes.

Critical Reading: 48 multiple choice questions (30% Comprehension, 40% Analysis, 30% Evaluation). 50 minutes.

Quantitative Reasoning: 28 multiple choice questions (25% Basic Math, 25% Algebra, 18% Probability & Statistics, 18% Precalculus, 14% Calculus). 50 minutes.

Total Test (220 minutes): 192 multiple-choice items, 1 writing prompt. Note: Each multiple-choice subtest consists of 40 operational items and 8 experimental items.

Scoring: the composite scaled score ranges from 200-600, and the writing section from 1.0 to 6.0. Test-takers will also be given a percentile ranking from 1 to 99 that measures how they compare with other candidates.

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