MCAT Prep Workshop

The teachers of our workshop are experienced college instructors with expertise in their respective areas of MCAT preparation. Please see the teacher biographies below for more information.

Please note that the HPPLC MCAT Prep Workshop is not a substitute for completing college-level coursework in the content areas covered on the MCAT exam. The approach of the course assumes that students have completed, or are in the process of completing, coursework that covers the basic concepts that appear on the MCAT exam. The MCAT Prep Course focuses on further developing a student's problem-solving and independent reasoning skills.

Not every student will need to enroll in a prep course in order to succeed on the MCAT. Whether you are enrolled in our MCAT Prep Course or not, you are welcome to meet with a premed advisor to discuss strategies for MCAT preparation. We want you to succeed!

Schedule and Course Policies

Monday nights or Wednesday nights, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (students have the option of registering for either the Monday or Wednesday session).

$750 (will be charged to your IU bursar's account)

Kaplan MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review 2022-2023 (Published July 2021). Books must be purchased separately, and the cost of the books is not included in the fee for the course.

Registration for the course begins in September and will be announced via the HPPLC listserv.  If you would like to register, send email to  To complete your registration you will need to submit a signed Tuition Deduction Authorization form to HPPLC that will be provided to you.  Registration takes place on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, we cannot take registrations by telephone.  Charges will be made to your bursar account AFTER the first class meeting.  Please read the instructions regarding the withdrawal policy on the registration form when you register for the course.  The withdrawal policy will be strictly enforced.


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About our instructors

Dr. Lisa L. Connolly is a Professor at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana. She completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2010. Dr. Connolly completed a master’s degree in counseling and holds an LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) license in the State of Indiana and has over 20 years experience working with people with significant behavioral challenges. Moving into academia has allowed her to focus on her first love of teaching both in the classroom and at conferences at the local and national level. Her areas of research interest are in gerontology, youth work and marginalized populations of people.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics with a minor in Mathematics from Rutgers University, and graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude). I also obtained my Masters from IU. I worked on different areas of physics and math during my undergrad years as well during my graduate years. Now, I’m working on establishing fundamental principles in brain dynamics. This can establish the base for a theory of the brain. I also have been tutoring and teaching a wide range of physics and astronomy classes during my years at IU. Outside of research, I play tango in a band (classical guitar), and I like to play tennis and martial arts. In the little free time left, I like to try to cook different types of food and read some nice literature.

Ben received his B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Animal Behavior from Indiana University. He is currently a Ph.D candidate in the Cell, Molecular, and Cancer Biology program of the Medical Sciences department at IU. He has taught various biology courses, including Introductory Biology, Ornithology, and Human Anatomy. In addition to these courses, he has also tutored high school and university students in biology and chemistry for the past two years. His current research focuses on further understanding the regulation of the oncogenic transcription factor, ERG, in prostate cancer in attempts to develop targeted therapeutics.

Zoe Pettler is a graduate student pursuing her PhD in Philosophy as well as her JD. She has achieved high scores on the GRE and LSAT, and has extensive experience teaching reading and writing as well as tutoring graduate level test prep. Zoe enjoys working with students of a variety of backgrounds and ages to help them meet their goals.

I have both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry, from Middle Tennessee State University. I am currently a PhD candidate in the Chemistry Department specializing in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology. My current research is focused on the development of fluorescent and fluorogenic probes for investigating peptidoglycan biosynthesis and Hepatis B Virus capsid assembly. I have been tutoring/teaching undergraduate chemistry since 2014.

You may also visit the MCAT webpage for more information on the MCAT exam.