Private Online GRE Tutoring
Online Tutoring is Affordable, Convenient, and as Effective as In-Person Tutoring
Online GRE prep from MyGuru, like our GRE in-person tutoring, leverages the Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test. However, we recommend the eBook version to build good habits for test day when a paper version of the test won't be available. We use official practice tests to track progress and follow a GRE tutoring process that is tailored to every student. We begin with a diagnostic session to help create a manageable study plan that includes a customized curriculum that builds upon each student's strengths and weaknesses.
Our base rate for online GRE tutoring is $90, but we also offer 5, 10, or 15 hour packages which come with discounts of 5, 10, or 15%. That's a long term rate of $90 × 85% = $76.50 per hour, so if you choose a 15 hour package, that's a total cost of $76.50 × 15 hours = $1,147.50. We encourage you to check around for a better value as typical hourly rates for comparable one-on-one GRE prep can run well above $150 per hour at comparable companies.
How Studying Online for the GRE Works
We believe that group classes provide little more than what's found in self-study materials, that 1-on-1 tutoring provides a superior method of instruction, and that the large test prep firms have made 1-on-1 instruction virtually unaffordable. We also believe that our approach to online instruction provides a more instructive and intuitive experience than anything else in the online test prep market regardless of price. After each session our students get two texts to review - The Official Guide and a digital copy of that day's whiteboard filled with notes and tips specifically tailored for them to refer to forever.
- Students only need a free Gmail or Skype account to begin instructive videoconferencing where both tutor and student can react to verbal and non-verbal cues making each lesson feel like it's being conducted in person.
- All tactics and techniques are demonstrated by our expert tutors on a shared virtual whiteboard where students follow along with the instructor as a guest using nothing more than a laptop and an internet connection...
- ...but students can also sign up for their own personal whiteboard, so they can use a pen tablet to work on problems live with their instructor and access all past sessions to review any problem they've covered at any time.
- Most importantly, whether you choose your own or shared whiteboard, all GRE sessions are recorded as digital documents, so students can review lessons to reinforce concepts and approaches.
- Online tutoring requires nothing beyond a laptop, internet, and scratch paper (just like the GRE!), so computer-based tutoring builds good habits for test day such as writing down process of elimination outlines and taking good notes for reading comprehension rather than simply annotating the text on a physical ETS Official Guide book. ...
- ...and using a laptop with eBook materials eliminates the need to carry pounds of heavy books every time you want to study, which allows you to review content or even have a session anywhere you bring your laptop bag.
For these reasons and more, MyGuru online GRE tutoring isn't just comparable to face-to-face tutoring, it's often better. To read more about our perspective on online tutoring click here.
Customized GRE Tutoring from an Expert Tutor
We have a growing team of trained online experts, but much of our online GRE tutoring is delivered by a true GRE expert, MyGuru's Director of Online Tutoring, Stefan. His background includes:
- BA, University of Southern California
- MS, Northwestern University
- 13+ years of test-prep tutoring experience with large, nationally recognized test-prep firms (and now, MyGuru)
- Consistently achieves GRE scores of 168+ on both sections of the exam on the official GRE, unofficial 3rd party exams, and ETS PowerPrep exams
- Former GRE students have been admitted to top schools such as Yale and Northwestern
- Expert at all sections of the GRE, including the most current version of the exam
- Has his own proprietary study schedules, worksheets, and approach to delivering online GRE tutoring effectively
Stefan will assess your starting point and help you develop a customized study plan to help you reach your target score on the GRE as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Additional Resources to Help You Prepare for the GRE
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