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MCAT Test Strategy

MCAT Problem Solving - A Unique Approach for English as a Second Language Learners

Two-day workshop

Dates: Saturday, March 30 and Saturday, April 6, 2019
Times: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Fordham University Lincoln Center campus
Instructor: Mr. Richard Hresko
Cost: $595 (for both sessions)

Open to Fordham students and visiting students

Who Should Take this Workshop

  • Pre-med students for whom English is not their first language.
  • Students who would like better techniques for the CARS and science sections.

Objective of Workshop
The purpose of this two-part workshop is to help students to work more effectively with reading passages on the MCAT. General preparation strategies for the MCAT will be presented with focus on the CARS portion of the exam, emphasis on careful and efficient reading of questions, and extensions of these techniques to the science sections. The material is designed with the needs of pre-med students for whom English is not their first language. This workshop is for anyone who is struggling with handling the large amount of written material on the MCAT. The sessions discuss the structure of the MCAT and address what skills are being tested. The workshop will provide techniques and strategies that can be adapted for dealing with the verbal aspects of the MCAT.

Register for MCAT Workshop

Current Fordham students may register on Banner.

Course IDS 1002, CRN 38662

You will be billed for the workshop from Student Accounts


Refund Policy


If you decide to drop the workshop, your refund will be based on the following schedule:

- 100% of the cost prior to the first class meeting.

- 20% of the cost if you drop after the first class meeting but prior to the second class meeting

- 0% if you attend both class meetings

Richard Hresko Bio

Richard Hresko

Richard has a BS in Chemistry from Fordham, and master’s in both Organic Chemistry and in Physical Chemistry from NYU, among other degrees. He was the academic director for the Health Career Opportunities Program at Rose Hill in the 1980s and has taught general and organic chemistry at various institutions. He has been a research and development chemist in the pharmaceutical division of Ciba-Geigy, specializing in the synthesis of anti-hypertensives and ACE inhibitors. Additionally, he has conducted MCAT review courses at City University, the University of San Francisco, and other colleges, as well as reviews for other graduate school entry exams. His approach to standardized exams in general, and the MCAT in particular, is based on his interactions with students for over three decades, as well as his understanding of the admissions process for graduate studies.