GRAD TEST PREP

If you’re applying to grad school, chances are you’ve got a lot on your plate. Whether you’re finishing up your undergraduate degree, working full-time, or just stressed about the application process, the last thing you need is one more thing to worry about.

That’s why our grad test programs prioritize flexibility and customization on the way to getting you a great score. Your tutor will work around your constraints to make fitting test prep into your life as straightforward as possible. No matter your schedule, no matter your score goals, no matter your timeline – we’ve got you covered.

Personalized
Tutor Match

From start to finish, you’ll work with a single world-class tutor on a timeline that fits your already busy schedule.

Individualized
Prep

Weekly 2-hour online sessions cover testing strategies, concepts, and content, each adapted to your unique strengths & weaknesses.

Practice The Way You Play

Programs emphasize practice work using official materials and practice tests using official testing platforms so that you won’t have any surprises on test day.

Areas we serve

Our online tutoring programs with world-class tutors are available worldwide. Sessions take place using Lessonspace, an easy to use distance-learning platform that allows the student and tutor to share screens, videos, documents, collaborative whiteboards, and more. 

PRICING

Our one-on-one prep programs start at $250/hr. We customize our work to the unique needs of each student, so we require no upfront commitment of hours. You pay only for the sessions you schedule, and you are billed only after those sessions have been completed.  There are no fees for changing or cancelling an appointment so long as any changes are made more than 24 hours in advance. For complete details, see our locations and pricing pages. 

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

Whether you know exactly what program you want to apply for and precisely what score you need to get there or are just getting started with the process, we’re here to help. Our team of Program Coordinators is experienced and knowledgeable, and they can answer any questions you might have about graduate applications, test preparation, and the tutoring process. Then, if you’re ready to move forward, they’ll match you with the ideal tutor to help you maximize your score. Choose the day and time that work best for you and a member of our team will call to discuss your needs and begin customizing a program designed to achieve your goals. Calls typically last 20 minutes.

About the tests

Shake off the rust

Although these tests do assess students’ content knowledge, much of the material that is covered consists of concepts that students have seen before in high school or college, meaning that preparation requires reviewing topics more than learning them. Students will also need to have a clear picture of their own strengths & weaknesses to help them effectively prioritize their time, something that is a focus of our programs

Know Your Enemy

Despite the inherently variable nature of computer-adaptive tests, these exams are extremely predictable in many ways: students will consistently see the same question-types in the same proportion covering the same topics. Because of this, mastering techniques tailored to each question-type is an essential part of succeeding. In fact, technique often transcends content, which is why your tutor will make sure that you have a plan of attack for every question in every section.

If At First You Don't Succeed...

Part of beating any test is giving yourself as many opportunities as necessary to do so, and taking the test multiple times can be a great way to maximize your chances for improvement. Taking grad tests is expensive, however, and there are limits on how many times you can take each one. Planning a testing calendar well in advance of application deadlines therefore becomes an essential part of any preparation process, and our Program Coordinators are here to assist you every step of the way.

The Graduate Record Examination General Test, or GRE General Test, is required by nearly all graduate programs in the United States as part of their application processes, and it is also often accepted by business and law schools in place of either the GMAT or LSAT. Many students interested in pursuing advanced degrees should therefore expect to prepare for and take this test, which is a nearly four-hour assessment of math, vocabulary, and advanced reading comprehension skills. The test is typically administered via computer using an interface that constructs later sections based on the student’s performance on the earlier sections. For more, including details on test format, scoring, registration, test dates, and our approach to prep, see our complete breakdown of the GRE.

An Overview of the GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is used by business schools throughout the United States for admissions. Much like the GRE, the GMAT involves material students often have not seen since high school, so preparation typically requires a mix of tutoring and extensive self-study. Testing is done on individually scheduled dates at private testing centers and uses a computer system that adapts the test to each student’s individual performance. This interface is one of the most unique aspects of the GMAT, and it means that practicing the process of taking the test is just as important as mastering the content that is tested. For more, including details on test format, scoring, registration, test dates, and our approach to preparing for this test, see our complete breakdown of the GMAT.
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is used for admission to law schools throughout the United States. As the LSAT is generally considered the most difficult of all the standardized tests used for graduate admissions, preparation tends to be extensive, often lasting six or more months and involving numerous practice tests. Most students test two or three times, with dates scheduled far in advance. The LSAT is a more traditional test than the GMAT and GRE: though it has transitioned to digital administration, it is not adaptive, so students will receive the same set of pre-selected questions regardless of performance. For more, including details on test format, scoring, registration, test dates, and our approach to prep, see our complete breakdown of the LSAT.
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