Private GRE Tutoring

GRE tutoring from MyGuru is a customized experience consisting of 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 are asked to purchase the Official Guide to the GRE General Test and 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.


Our base hourly rate for private GRE tutoring is $95, with 5, 10, or 15% discounts for investing in 5, 10, or 15 hours in advance. That's a long term rate of $95 * 85% = $80.75 per hour. After the first session, if you then choose to continue with a 15 hour package, that's a total cost of $80.75 * 15 hours = $1,211.25.

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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