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Yousmle.com Group Tutoring

Using Step 1 to Open Doors Faster

99% of students will have a lower score on Step 1 because of one of these mistakes

Every single student I’ve ever worked with, whether they scored 260+ or whether they had studied on their own for more than a year without seeing any progress, has made tons of mistakes.  Mistakes that, had they not corrected them, would have dramatically lowered their Step 1 score.

Trying to use 100+ resources, approaching USMLE World wrong, not having a set approach to questions, simply reading and re-reading First Aid, students hurt themselves just as much by what they are doing as the key strategies they are ignoring.

Join me to learn the key strategies to give yourself the best chances at USMLE success!

BONUS: I’VE OUTLINED EVERYTHING TO GET YOU STARTED IN THESE 4 MODULES

Learning The Right Way

Tired of just reading and re-reading words on a page?  Do you find yourself memorizing text without understanding how to apply it?  It’s not too late to avoid the colossal fail that you are facing – start learning the right way, today.

Never Forget It

How many times have we learned something…only to forget it a week later?  No matter how smart you are, how dedicated you try to be, or how many times you read First Aid, you’re likely wasting countless hours by your lack of efficiency.  In this one simple module, learn the basic principles for how to never forget what you’ve learned so you can have more time to sleep, rock med school, and enjoy your life!

Learning How to Apply It

Wouldn’t it be great if all you needed to do for a great USMLE score was to just learn things well?  If only life were so easy.  While learning and retaining a deep understanding of the body is necessary for success, it is by no means sufficient.  In this module, we will learn a systematic approach to taking Boards questions that you will be able to use on ANY question on Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 3, or your shelf exams.

Scheduling Your Time

Once you know how to learn things well, never forget it, and learn how to apply it, you’ve essentially learned how to trade hours for points.  Next we will figure out how to best schedule your time so that you can get the most out of each days.

OTHER HOT BONUSES

Individualized question-answering feedback

Ever wonder if you’re on the right track with how you’re answering questions?  After you’ve completed Module #3, for a limited time, get FREE individualized feedback on how you’re answering questions on any two questions of your choice.  I will personally review your reasoning and interpretation, and give you advice on how to improve.

Private Facebook group

Ever feel like you’re walking this road alone?  Share the journey with other like-minded students, all of whom are invested in our shared success.

WHO IS GROUP TUTORING FOR?

You don't want Step 1 to dictate what you cannot do as a future career, and want to do well enough on that whatever field you fall in love with M3 year, you have a chance at pursuing

You think you might be interested in a super-competitive specialty and need that extra edge

You've been out of school for a while/passively learning for months, memorizing First Aid, only to figure out on your first NBME that you are nowhere near your goals

You've always had trouble with standardized tests and feel like having a consultant will allow you to reach your full potential

Bottom line, if you are planning to take the USMLE Step 1 and want to make your hard work mean something, group tutoring will get you there.

Common Questions, Simple Answers!

How many students will be involved in the group tutoring?

Typically the number of students in any given group session is around 10 students – if the group grows to become too large, the price will rise and/or the doors will be closed to new students, so as to keep the experience personalized.

What does a typical group tutoring session look like?

Questions will be solicited prior to each session.  Sessions typically focus on 2 major themes:

  1. Content questions that are difficult for most students to learn on their own (e.g. biochemistry)
  2. Going over difficult practice questions, and practicing a standard framework for approaching ALL Boards questions

You can view a recent session on biochemistry here to get a better idea: click to view recording here.

Will the price ever be raised in the future?

Most likely!  As the video portion of the course grows, the prices have already been raised (they will ALWAYS be the same price as when you enter, however).  However, if you purchase now, you are guaranteed to keep the rate you joined at for as long as you are a member!

But what about my individual needs?

 

Group tutoring isn’t meant to replace individual tutoring, but rather to be a supplement.  Some things are best done one-on-one – things like helping you to create a personalized schedule, specific questions you have on topics you’ve been studying, or going over your NBME together to help target problem areas.  However, there are many things that can be done just as effectively (if not more so) in a group setting, particularly going over lecture content, as well as honing your skills in approach to questions.

During the spring/summer months, I found that I might give the exact same biochemistry lecture to four different students, all during the same week!  This is highly inefficient.  By coordinating going through some of the most difficult topics, you get even more high-quality lectures while also requiring fewer overall tutoring hours – a huge win (and money-saver) for you!

How can I stay accountable, even though I will be in the group?

Great question!  It is remarkably easy to “get off track,” and lose sight of the overall goal of long-term mastery/retention of USMLE material.  The absolute worst feeling is having studied for weeks or even months, and found that a simple mistake continuously compounded over that time frame kept you from improving your score.

As such, every day, students are expected to post in the private Facebook group with the following information, to both hold them accountable to themselves, and to track their progress:

  • What time they woke up / went to sleep
  • How many Anki cards they reviewed / how many they new cards they learned
  • (If applicable) How many QBank questions they learned
  • What topics they mastered from First Aid by using other applicable resources as reference.
What if I can't make a session?

Sessions will be recorded, and can be viewed for a limited time thereafter for students who are unable to make a particular session.  Additionally, I regularly create/update videos on topics we have already covered, to create an ever-growing compendium of the most difficult-to-master Step 1 topics.

In addition to the group sessions led by Alec, what other live help is available specifically for question interpretation help?

Because of how important this is, and because of how difficult it is to master on your own, several times a month (often at least once a week), there will be a Yousmle Mentor-led session on question interpretation.  These are some of the former Group Tutoring students who excelled at question interpretation, and who come back to each teach two question interpretationsessions a month.  Prior to every session, I go through their line-by-line analysis and provide specific feedback so that you have BOTH of us providing the very best line-by-line analysis to maximize your question analysis in the shortest time possible.  These sessions have been EXTREMELY popular, and I highly recommend you attend.  

HOW DO I GET STARTED AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

As soon as you purchase you get a unique username and password where you can access all of the modules.  And your bonuses have been pre-loaded for you.

Every other week, you will receive an invite for the group tutoring, which typically happen on the weekends.  Sessions will last two hours, and will focus on the questions/topics that YOU generate.

Some things, like how to approach particular questions, are best done live.  However, there are numerous other topics that can be effectively covered by other methods.  Every month, I will release new video modules aimed at topics that you are weakest at.  You will have access to these modules for FREE while you are participating in group tutoring.

As soon as you purchase you get a unique username and password where you can access all of the modules.  And your bonuses have been pre-loaded for you.

Every other week, you will receive an invite for the group tutoring, which typically happen on the weekends.  Sessions will last two hours, and will focus on the questions/topics that YOU generate.

Some things, like how to approach particular questions, are best done live.  However, there are numerous other topics that can be effectively covered by other methods.  Every month, I will release new video modules aimed at topics that you are weakest at.  You will have access to these modules for FREE while you are participating in group tutoring.

LIMITED SPOTS REMAINING!

Plan
$597 Monthly
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$2985 6 months (5 months paid + 1 month FREE)
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DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT, SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY!

Not only is Alec extremely knowledgable, but he also has tremendous insight as to the study strategies and skills necessary to succeed on USMLE Step 1. With the demands of medical school, Alec understands the importance of studying efficiently and effectively and has truly transformed my approach to my coursework in the second year.

Stanford University Student
Went from baseline of 175 to 247 in LESS THAN TWO MONTHS

Thank you so much! You are an amazing teacher- keep at it! I hope to see Yousmle become something every medical student uses in the future!

D.O. Student
Went from 190 to 243 in less than 3 months

PRICES WILL ONLY GO UP IN THE FUTURE – LOCK IN YOUR LOW RATE TODAY

Plan
$597 Monthly
The USMLE Warrior (monthly access)
Full Details
Plan
$2985 6 months (5 months paid + 1 month FREE)
The USMLE Warrior (5 month access + 1 FREE)
Full Details