Online Tutoring & Test Prep

Some test-prep providers and internet educators offer so-called online tutoring that consists solely of pre-recorded videos providing no opportunity for live student-teacher interaction. Others rely on inexperienced instructors narrating pre-packaged slides using antiquated technologies and predetermined curricula that allow for no customization. And on average all of these options will charge 50-100% more than MyGuru.   

MyGuru offers a live, dynamic, interactive, one-on-one online learning experience at nearly half the cost of comparable online instructors by using free, modern online whiteboarding and live videoconferencing technology to maximize the student experience while minimizing overhead costs and technical difficulties. MyGuru relies on our instructors to provide expertise by beginning every session with an empty whiteboard and ending with a comprehensive set of instructor generated notes illustrating that day's lesson. After every MyGuru online session students have the option to review their notes anytime through digital documentation and recordings. No more sacrificing attention for notation, and at a fraction of the cost of other online tutoring options!

We especially believe in online tutoring for computer-based exams like the GMAT and the GRE. What better way could there be to prep for a computer-based test, than through computer-based tutoring? And with our preferred online tools, all students need to get started is a Gmail or Skype account.

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Online tutoring process

Every MyGuru online session is produced from beginning to end:

  • Before the session:
    • You discuss your prior prep as well as personal strengths and weaknesses so your tutor can define objectives for each lesson and an overall curriculum
    • You and the instructor share Google Hangout and/or Skype contact information to facilitate videoconferencing
    • You receive a link to your instructor's whiteboard where techniques are illustrated during the session
    • You and your instructor trade phone numbers as a backup - since all that is absolutely necessary to conduct a session is minimal internet access to view the shared whiteboard
  • During the session:
    • You are able to converse and see your instructor via Google Hangout or Skype videoconferencing
    • You and your instructor work simultaneously from the same online materials or physical textbook
    • You can share test results via Google Hangout or Skype screenshare and review practice test questions live with your instructor
    • Your instructor can share their screen at anytime via Google Hangout or Skype screenshare as a secondary shared source of practice material
    • Your instructor leads you in solving problems in real-time interactively using RealTimeBoard
  • After the session:
    • You receive an emailed .pdf copy of the lesson's whiteboard notes
    • You are assigned a tailored set of homework problems to complete and self-review prior to the next session
    • You prepare specific problems to discuss with your instructor to ensure time is used efficiently

Additional features available upon request for a 20% surcharge each include:

  • Private whiteboard allowing:
    • Student whiteboard editing
    • 24/7 whiteboard access to leave notes and questions for instructor
    • Unlimited space to keep all session notes without erasing
    • Hosted for an additional 90 days after final lesson
  • Full session screen-capture recording and video hosting:
    • Hosted for duration of instruction and 60 days after
    • Serialized by lesson

Common online tutoring requests

Although we can tutor most any subject or test online, some popular requests include: