The CARS Mastery Course

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The CARS Mastery Course is a self-paced online course that will show you exactly how to get the CARS score you want.

In it, I take the same approach I used for a 132 and teach you how to apply it to any passage.

The reason this works so well is because I’ve painstakingly analyzed every CARS passage the AAMC has released and figured out the best way for you to reliably solve them.

I don't just give you more strategies and tactics. I go deep into the material so you'll be able to look at CARS in a totally new way.

You'll go from struggling with CARS to thinking like a top scorer. And you'll be able to walk into the test with confidence.

What's inside the course

20 hours of video

The course is packed with over 20 hours of video that will teach you my approach. There are shorter videos that introduce you to new techniques or mindsets. And there are longer videos dedicated to breaking down individual example passages.

But don’t let the amount of material be intimidating either. I clearly show you in the course what’s essential and what’s not.

Dozens of example passages

The best way to learn CARS is by example. In this course you’ll get walked through 43 example passages in videos where I show you how to make sense of the passage and strategically answer the questions.

Entirely self-paced

No matter what your schedule is like you can fit this course into it. As soon as you sign up you’ll have 24/7 access to the videos in the course. So you can do them whenever you want and come back to them as much as you want.

Step-by-step

You won’t need to wonder what passages to do, or how to review them, or how to schedule your time. I’ll tell you exactly which passages to do and walk you through each one of them.

Support from me

If you’re stuck or need guidance, I’m always available to help via email or chat. I typically respond to messages in a few hours and I’m always happy to answer any CARS questions you’ve got.

"I want to thank you for starting up this course! Your approach to CARS definitely worked for me and helped me to better approach the section. You have a great program going on, and I wish you all the best." – CARS Mastery Course student

Join the Course

  • Immediate access to 20+ hours of video
  • Self-paced course
  • Support from a perfect-scorer
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Full 12 months of access
Single payment of $195Three payments of $68/MONTHtry the course for free

Student Reviews

"This course helped tremendously when it came to improving my CARS section score. On my previous MCAT attempt, I got a 124 (50 percentile), and the same score on the reading comprehension  section on the ACT from high school. I believed my ability to read critically was fixed, and unable to improve. But later, during my second MCAT attempt, I got a 129 (95 percentile). I was very happy. I had not done well on the CARS part of my practice exams before my MCAT so I thought I was not going to do well, but I was wrong. Gabe’s strategy focuses on finding the main idea first, details later, and building speed over time by practice. Gabe realizes that different people have different approaches, so there may not be one fixed correct way, and he also emphasizes that test takers should not be slowed down by a harder exam or some harder questions. I used the note taking to train me to summarize first but then Gabe showed that it is okay to use highlighting instead of note taking and take minimal notes later on. It’s a strategy that worked for me, other test prep companies teach fixed approaches such as not highlighting or never going back to the passage, with Gabe, he teaches well and shows that this course should not be rushed, and that success is CARS is built over time. Using actual AAMC questions makes it even better, even if you have used the CARS question packs before, I would still recommend using them again with Gabe’s course. It was completely worth it. "

– Shiv

"The CARS Mastery Course was the most helpful resource I had for the CARS section. There are so many different techniques and approaches for the CARS section that it can become overwhelming, but this course helped me focus on what techniques were best for me. Before the course, CARS was the section I struggled on the most. Now, CARS is one of my best sections. I went from 49th percentile to 95th percentile on the real MCAT after this course. My advice for those struggling with CARS is to enroll in this course and really take the time to follow along even when you think that you know how to do something because the simply steps are often easy to forget and overlook on test day. This is what separates the top scores from the mediocre scores, and this course helps you become one of those top scorers!"

– Matt

"Phenomenal, I think that the course brought me from a 503-514 [CARS score improved from 126 to 130]. It was the best investment I made during my prep. I loved the step by step guide at the beginning of the course. It helped set a foundation, while allowing me to adapt the strategy to my own style. I liked the intertwined strategy videos as they helped reinforce and help with techniques.  Fantastic."

– Carlos

"Gabe’s course is extremely helpful. I paid the money to take an MCAT course through a third party company (won’t mention the name) and they hardly spent any time on CARS which doesn’t make sense considering a lot of science students struggle with that section....like myself. I found out about Gabe’s course a month before my exam, and the month I had with his videos truly made a difference in my CARS score. I wish I had time to finish the whole course, but even watching half the videos made a significant difference in my score and confidence. Gabe is the only one that ACTUALLY teaches you how to master CARS on the MCAT and doesn’t beat around the bush with 'skimming and referring back' strategies that waste time. He rocks, this course is so worth it."

– Alexis

"Wish I had found this course sooner! This course is much more affordable than any of the other popular courses out there, and yet I found it to be the most helpful.  I LOVE how Gabe breaks down the passages, and also answers the questions in detail. I love how he goes over different aspects like highlighting, time management, etc. Honestly, without this course, I am not sure what I would have done to improve my scores in CARS. I would recommend this course to any student out there preparing for the MCAT. Thank you Gabe."

– Jesca

"Gabe's CARS Mastery Course was exactly what I was looking for. Like many others, I followed the study norms outlined by prep companies and those who have scored well on their respective MCATs. Despite adhering to these guidelines, I struggled to improve on my CARS timing and question accuracy as I found many of their strategies to be convoluted. I stumbled upon Gabe's course towards the end of my MCAT studying (about 4 weeks before the exam), and I am grateful I did as it was the streamlined approach to attacking CARS that I needed. The video lessons he provides are perfect, because they are short and to the point, which helps to keep your focus and improves your ability to hone in on the key aspects surrounding the CARS section. Furthermore, his video lessons where he walks through and breaks down real AAMC passages and questions are invaluable. The thoughts and considerations he raises in the commentary in these lessons help to teach you the language and logic behind CARS passages and questions. Prior to this course, I was regularly scoring 121-122 in the CARS section due to poor timing, strategy, and question accuracy. These scores left me seriously considering delaying my exam date until I could find a way to improve them. However, during the 4 weeks of working through the course and much passage practice, I improved to consistently scoring 126-127 on AAMC passages. In addition to this jump in my CARS score, I also saw slight improvement in the other 3 MCAT sections, as I found some of his strategies to be applicable to them as well. I would recommend Gabe's course to anyone having difficulties with the CARS section, or in general, to anyone looking for a simplified and streamlined approach to the MCAT."

– Brian

"I found the course super helpful! Gabe teaches you tricks and tips on how to tackle passages. He is very thorough with reviewing the passages and what to look for. I now understand what CARS looks for and what to watch out for. Gabe does a good job letting you know what is the right answer and why, and what is the wrong answer and why. This course is a must if you're just starting out on CARS sections. You'll get the hang of them once you do a couple listening to Gabe's reasoning! Highly recommend! "

– Josselyn

"The course was awesome!! I especially liked how Gabe not only provided step by step in the break down of passages and how AAMC wants you to think, but also other tips regarding timing, sentence identifiers, and etc. I only wish I have of known about his course sooner. I will definitely suggest his course to other friends who are studying for the MCAT."

– Martika

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when I sign up?
When you sign up you'll immediately enrolled and get instant access to the full CARS Mastery Course. You'll be set up with an account that will allow you to log in and start working through the material right away.
Will this course work for me if I speak English as a second language?
Absolutely! About half of the people who join speak English as a second language. You don’t need to speak English as a first language or even be a big reader for the course to improve your score. That’s because I go deep into the material and actually teach you the patterns you need to be able to see to understand CARS passages.
When does the course start and finish?
The course is self-paced, so it starts when you sign up and ends whenever you feel you're finished. If you work on the course for 4 hours per week it will take around 6 weeks to finish, but in reality the pace is up to you. If your test date is closer, you can work through the material more quickly. And if you're not taking your test for a while, you can space the material out more. You keep access to the course for 12 months, so if you can sign up early I recommend it.
How is this course different from other materials on CARS?
Most materials stick with just showing you some tips and tricks and leave it at that. They say things like, "Read for the main idea" – but then they don't teach you how to actually do that. This course does. I go in depth with dozens of examples so you can actually master CARS.
What if the course doesn't work for me?
The course comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. So if you sign up, put in the work, and you're not seeing the results you can just send me an email in the first 30 days for a full refund.
Will I need any other materials?
You'll need access to the AAMC CARS Question Packs Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 since these are the passages used in the course.
What if I have questions during the course?
I'm always available by email to help you. I typically respond to messages within a few hours, and I can help you figure out whatever you're struggling with.
“GABE, thank you for this course!  I was really stuck with CARS. I am beginning to see patterns in following author's arguments for CARS!” – CARS Mastery Course Student

Gabe Ladd – Instructor

When I took the MCAT I scored a 526 overall and a perfect 132 on the CARS section.

Since then, I've taken my strategy and turned it to a system that I can teach to others. I've now helped hundreds of students get great CARS scores.

This course packages together everything I know about how to master CARS.
If you ever have any questions, you can reach me at gabe@redwoodmcat.com.

Join the Course

  • Immediate access to 20+ hours of video
  • Self-paced course
  • Support from a perfect-scorer
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Full 12 months of access
Single payment of $195Three payments of $68/month try the course for free