Online OAT Tutoring Process

OAT (Optometry Admissions Test) tutoring from MyGuru is a customized experience featuring 1-1 instruction from an experienced tutor with a 90th percentile score or better on the OAT exam. Students are asked to purchase this OAT test prep book, as well as the official test prep materials recommend by ASCO (the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry) prior to their first session.

Customized, 1-1 OAT Tutoring

For students interested in a longer-term tutoring and mentoring relationship to help them prepare for the OAT, the first session is diagnostic in nature and involves a discussion of the student’s familiarity with the exam and the concepts and question types covered, academic experiences in core subject areas tested on the exam, and an overview of each section of the OAT. During or immediately after the initial session, a customized study plan is designed leveraging the materials mentioned above. Weekly (or at whatever cadence makes sense) sessions cover facts, concepts, and test taking strategies for each section of the OAT.  

Of course, we also work with students who are simply interested in purchasing sessions by the hour, and who come to us with specific questions or topics they’d like to discuss.

Convenient, Effective Online Approach

We conduct most of our OAT tutoring online using a simple but highly effective approach that combines an online whiteboard from Realtime Whiteboard with a Google Hangout session. After each session, we can generate a PDF of the whiteboard used, which can be an invaluable source of notes. You also have the option of recording the session for later review.

Expert Instruction

All MyGuru OAT tutoring is delivered by instructors with 90th percentile scores or better with substantial relevant tutoring and/or professional experience and a commitment to seeing their students succeed on the OAT and as optometrists. Here is some background on one of our Chicago OAT tutors, Andrew:

  • B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin
  • Doctorate in Optometry from Indiana University
  • OAT (Optometry Admission Test): 99th percentile score overall across biology (99th percentile), physics (99th percentile), quantitative reasoning (99th percentile), reading comprehension (99th percentile) and organic and general chemistry (98th percentile)
  • Practicing optometrist


Our base rate for private online OAT tutoring is $95, 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 $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 for 15 hours of tutoring.


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