What You'll Get
Whether you're looking for concentrated coaching in a particular GMAT subject area, or want an entire study plan customized and developed specifically for you, we've got you covered.
Available both in-person and online, Private Tutoring is an intensive but flexible prep option that can supplement your existing studies or be an all-in way for you to prepare for test day. You choose your hours!
How it Works:Where do we meet?
Meet with your tutor in-person at one of our centers or online wherever it's convenient for you. Take a look at our online classroom.What type of plans do you offer?
We offer both hourly tutoring and package plans.
During your first session, you and your tutor will come up with a game plan that will function as a rough syllabus for the remainder of your tutoring. You'll then supplement your gameplan with on-going assessments.
Tutor hourly is perfect if you need a little extra guidance to help you reach your goal or are looking to tackle one particular subject area.
Due to increased demand for tutoring, we recommend signing up 2-3 weeks prior to your preferred start date.
With 10 or more hours, Private Tutoring includes:
- Six full-length Computer Adaptive Practice Tests, designed in-house by our veteran instructors to simulate the GMAT's uniquely adaptive format
- Strategy Guides that equip you for the entire GMAT: math and verbal theory, problem solving techniques, essential formulae, and hundreds of examples
- Every Official Guide for GMAT Review (that's over 1400 real GMAT problems!)
- Foundational math and verbal primers-including books, question banks, and online workshops to help you review
- Replica of the GMAT's notorious Test Simulation Booklet - the laminated scratch paper used during the actual exam
- Challenge problems, interactive labs, essay grading software, and dozens of additional online resources
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Check out every item you receive as a Private Tutoring student.
- Fill out the private tutoring form.
- Student Services will contact you to take a $20 deposit and begin the process of matching you with a tutor. If you need to get matched more quickly, feel free to give us a call.
- Once we assign you a tutor, he or she will contact you to set up your first session.
- You'll complete an online diagnostic test, which will serve as the first assessment tool for your tutor.
- Set a time and date for your first session directly with your tutor, and you're all set!
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When choosing your test preparation method, you should consider your score goals, your application timelines, how you learn best, and what is within your budget. Private tutoring is particularly effective for students who prefer strong guidance and customization in their test preparation program, and can be a great method to use if you have Business School deadlines quickly approaching.
Please feel free to give our Student Services team a call at 800-576-GMAT(4628) to discuss what options might be best for you.
You are welcome to let us know your preference for a particular instructor. We will do our best to accommodate your preference, but scheduling issues prevent us from guaranteeing that you will work with a specific instructor.
The number of tutoring hours you sign up for depends on your GMAT prep experience to date, the amount of time you have available during the week, and your application deadlines. These factors will be different for everyone; we invite you to contact call Student Services at 800-576-GMAT(4628) to discuss your personal needs.
Once you are paired with a tutor, you will complete a practice exam for your tutor to review. During your first session you'll devise an appropriate game-plan with your tutor, which will function as a rough syllabus for the remainder of your tutoring. Many students find this first session to be a helpful gauge of how many hours they would ultimately like to complete. We require a minimum of only two hours (one session).
Generally, sessions last for two hours. This is the time frame our instructors have determined to be optimal for one-on-one study. That being said, each student has different needs, and instructors have different schedules, so you may be able to work out alternate arrangements. After your initial two-hour session, you and your instructor may decide that slightly longer (or slightly shorter) sessions are preferable. Keep in mind, however, that our instructors typically cannot schedule tutoring appointments that are under 1.5 hours.
While it may be tempting to plan for multiple tutoring sessions each week, remember that in order to maximize your meetings with your Instructor, you should plan on spending 10-15 hours completing assignments between sessions. For most working professionals, meeting with a tutor once a week is ideal.
Private tutoring can be utilized in two different ways: as your primary preparation, or as a supplement to your current test prep program. You can work through the range of material covered in our Complete Course during your private sessions (with personalized customization), or you can use private tutoring to drill down on specific topics you find challenging. The decision, ultimately, will come down you your specific situation and needs.