Private GRE Tutoring

A GRE Test Prep Package from MyGuru is a comprehensive solution consisting of a test prep book with several practice tests, 15 hours of customized, 1-1 instruction from a recognized expert - delivered in your home, local library, or coffee shop - and two months of premium access to one of the best sources of self-paced online GRE practice problems, tests, and video lessons from Magoosh.

We also offer GRE tutoring by the hour, or in 5, 10, or 15 hour packages. Sessions are available in Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, New York and several other cities – or online using a virtual whiteboard.

Before the first session, students complete a practice test to identify strengths & weaknesses.  The first session involves a review of this diagnostic test, an overview of each section and question type covered on the GRE, and development of a customized study plan. This is followed by a series of sessions in which strategies for each section of the GRE are reviewed & practice problems are completed.

Customized, 1-1 Expert Instruction

All GRE tutoring or GRE packages are delivered by true experts.  Here is some background on one of MyGuru's Senior tutors, John:

  • Undergraduate degrees in English and Math from Indiana University and current Mathematics PhD student at University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Scored in the 99% percentile on the GMAT and GRE
  • Worked with >75 students on 1-1 GMAT and GRE prep with demonstrated results
  • Experience as an expert instructor with Kaplan and the Princeton Review
  • Currently working with MyGuru to publish proprietary materials covering the quantitative portion of the GMAT and GRE

Student Feedback

"My tutor was the absolute BEST person in every way. When I expressed embarrassment at my low original scores, he reassured me that my score was not reflective of who I was in any way.... It freed me to ask all questions and not be ashamed because I wanted to look smart. My tutor was patient and could explain things to me as often as I needed without judgements. After two weeks of working with my tutor, I raised my score 13 points! That's how clear and thorough his instruction was...I have recommended this service to two other people and they tell me they are just as happy. Bottom line: I will use them again and I would recommend them to anyone who asks!" - Gina M.

"What I really like about MyGuru is that it's individualized tutoring, where your skill level and knowledge is addressed. I had a very positive experiance with MyGuru and recommended to friends and family as well. Mark, the founder, was always prompt in responding to emails and very helpful. He introduced me to a tutor who was a knowlegable and excellent... I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is debating about doing business with them." - Jane D.

Click here to read more reviews from students who have invested in private GRE tutoring.

Excellent Value

Our package costs $1,299, which includes:

  • 15 hours of customized, 1-1 instruction from an expert MyGuru tutor ($1,147.50 value)
  • Official Guide to the GRE General Test (Third Edition) prep book, from the Educational Testing Service ($35 value)
  • Premium access to Magoosh GRE prep, a powerful source of supplemental online practice questions, full practice tests, and video lessons ($149 value)
  • 20% off any additional hourly tutoring (above the 15 hours)
Our base hourly rate for private GRE tutoring is $90, with 5, 10, or 15% discounts for investing in 5, 10, or 15 hours in advance.  Then, you save ~5% more by purchasing the package (vs. investing in 15 hours and then purchasing the ETS guide and Magoosh product seperately).   If you're already using Magoosh or have the ETS book, 15 hours of tutoring would cost $90 per hour x 85% x 15 hours = $1,147.50.

We encourage you to check around for a better value.  Typical hourly rates for 1-1 GRE test prep from an instructor like John can run well north of $150 at other companies.


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