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Tutor the People’s experienced and top-scoring GRE tutors will help you improve not only your test scores but your understanding of the material. We have a history of helping students raise their scores on the GRE, as well as most other major standardized tests. Our GRE tutors tailor each GRE prep course to match the student’s learning personality.

We also work closely with our students throughout the graduate school applications process. When you work with Tutor the People, you work with a team who is invested in your goal of gaining admission to the best graduate school possible.

We'll Help you achieve your goals
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    Our Tutors are Superhuman

    At some point in time, GRE tutoring became a product, with massive companies focused on meager, average score increases. Unsatisfied with the status quo, Tutor the People was founded with the goal of personalizing GRE test prep based on the needs of the individual student, not the needs of a focus group. We hire tutors who not only receive top scores on the GRE but also have a passion and skill for teaching their students how to recreate this success on test day.

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    Money-Back Guarantee

    We include a Free Introductory Hour with the purchase of any of our study packages. Not satisfied after the first hour? You can receive a full 100% refund with our Money-Back Guarantee. At any time, all unused hours in your package are refundable.

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    A Team of Experts Dedicated to Your Success

    Every GRE tutoring package includes both a top-percentile scoring GRE tutor who creates an individualized study plan tailored to your needs, in addition to an personal academic strategist who can help you with your application timeline and essays, and is there to support you every step of the way.

Success Stories
After I was disappointed with my GRE score, I knew I had limited options if I wanted to improve before graduate application deadlines. An expensive course was out of the question, both due to my complicated work schedule and the steep financial burden that accompanies the GRE and application fees. Tutor for the People gave me the opportunity to get one on one tutoring with a custom plan that allowed me to improve my score across the board in the small window of time I had available before I retook the GRE test. My tutor was thorough and flexible, and the personalized assistance allowed me to focus exactly on my weaknesses. There is no way I could have improved my score so much on my own. Thank you!
Giulia G. GRE
After being out of school for three years, I was not excited to take the GRE. But I wanted to go to graduate school, and since most of the schools I was applying to required it, I knew I had to commit to getting a decent score. The 90-minute weekly sessions I had with my tutor made all the difference. He helped me understand that the most important part of my preparation was not to relearn all of the things I had forgotten since college, but to become a strategic test-taker. He taught me many effective strategies and tricks, which boosted my confidence and enabled me to get above average scores. He was also able to cater to my personal needs as a student. Because I was applying to graduate school for creative writing, my tutor suggested that we spent the bulk of our time focusing on the verbal section, since my prospective schools focused on that score. And that's something a GRE prep textbook or class can't offer. Most importantly, Tutor the People was the most affordable test prep service in the area, and I didn't have to purchase a single book! Thanks to my tutor, I am now on my way to graduate school next year.
Liz K. GRE
I am currently utilizing Tutor The People's services in preparation for the GRE and I have had absolutely no qualms. My experience with TTP has lived up to everything I have expected and more! The company's affable staff, flexible tutoring schedule and personalized tutoring have made my GRE studying experience easy and enjoyable. I am confident that because of my tutoring I will do very well on my exam.
Sam B. GRE

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GRE Study Packages

Free ETS POWERPREP PLUS® Online – Practice Test 1

We think it’s crucial that students who are preparing for the GRE practice on questions written by the GRE creators. We include an official POWERPREP PLUS® Online – Practice Test 1  with every GRE study package. It includes real practice questions and crucial GRE preparation information.

Customized Study Plan

We know that every student is on a different page. Your GRE tutor will create a study plan that is tailored to your needs.

Top Scoring GRE Tutors

Our GRE tutors score within the 96th percentile or above on the exam. In addition to top scores, we vet each GRE tutor to make sure he or she has a digestible didactic method.

Money-Back Guarantee

We add a Free Introductory Hour to every package, so students can meet their tutor and develop a customized study plan before beginning their paid package hours. All unused hours are refundable, so you can try our GRE prep risk-free.

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

Our approach to private GRE tutoring:

We start off by learning as much about our students as possible. In order to provide you with a personalized GRE prep course, it is important that we understand your history with the GRE. Some of these factors include:

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    How long have you been studying for the GRE, or are you just beginning?
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    Have you taken the official GRE® exam before?
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    Have you taken a practice GRE test?
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    What did you score?
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    Do you need help with every section of the GRE, or do you want your GRE prep course to focus on certain sections/problem types?
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    Are you struggling with content?
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    Are you struggling with strategy and time management?
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    Where are you located, and what are your best days/times to meet with a tutor?
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    Do you prefer online or in-person meeting? (Note: you can use both options interchangeably)
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    What is your deadline, and have you registered for an upcoming test date?

After learning about our students and their unique needs, we then match the students with a private GRE tutor who best meets their needs, location preference, and scheduling availability. We approach GRE test prep from a wholesome perspective. The first step is getting to know the student. Then we match the student with a tutor who works best with their learning style/personality. Then the tutor offers expert GRE study and content learning skills. The tutor will also go over test-taking skills, strategy, and time management.

We also offer private GRE tutoring in small groups, which focuses on individual needs, while applying each lesson to the group as a whole. Every lesson will focus on universal GRE strategy, while also addressing individual group members’ needs. It is our mission to provide the best GRE preparation.

We encourage all students to take a practice test as a diagnostic before their first meeting. This way, tutors can analyze your results and pinpoint exactly where you need to focus your studies and what you need to improve.

In addition to providing the best GRE private tutoring, we also offer application help and personal statement revision. We understand that the graduate application process is a rigorous one. Our professional application staff can help you ensure that you have a strong application, by encouraging you to find relevant extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, a strong personal statement, and many other factors. We are here to help you get into your graduate program of choice!

About the GRE

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) tests the student’s critical thinking skills in preparation for most graduate degree programs in the USA. This test can be a determinant for your advanced degree and for setting yourself up for your professional career. Depending on the graduate program, a good GRE score can be the deciding factor when it comes to your acceptance. Meanwhile, other programs treat the GRE score as less of a central factor and more as a part of standard protocol. To determine which is the case for your program, read each school’s respective application requirements. 

The test is divided into six sections:

  1. The first section on the exam will always be the Analytical Writing (AW), which includes issue and argument tasks. You can read more about these types of problems on our GRE Analytical Writing page.
  2. The next 5 sections can be organized in any order, and are divided between Verbal Reasoning (2)
  3. Quantitative Reasoning (2)
  4. A research or experimental section.

Read more about Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.


The Total Score
  • Verbal Reasoning
    Reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • Quantitative Reasoning
    Reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • Analytical Writing
    Reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments
Total Scores Range from 130-170
More Info & Resources

To learn more about each section and our customized approach, please see below:

Analytical Writing

Quantitative Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Total test time: 3 hours 45 minutes

You can also learn more about GRE Test Dates:

june, 2019

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Free online GRE resources:

Many students find the WizIQ Sample Questions to be extremely helpful when looking to practice their skills on GRE sample questions.

Students who are looking to save some money on their GRE registration are encouraged to check out the GRE Discounted Fees guidelines and rules.

Take advantage of the Free GRE Practice tests made available on 4Tests. You can use these for practice throughout your preparation.

Flexible Scheduling

Students who decide to use a package for their GRE tutoring can choose the frequency and duration of their meetings. We understand that students’ schedules are busy and inconstant, so you can register every lesson according to the best days/times of availability.

Online or In-Person

You can meet with your GRE tutor online or in-person. You can also choose a combination of the two. Some students prefer online tutoring because of the convenience while others would prefer an in-person GRE prep course. No matter your preference, we have tutors available to match your needs.

The GRE is a computer-based test that allows test takers to go back and change answers and also to skip questions on the test, enabling you to complete the most difficult questions first. In addition, students who take the GRE more than once can chose the ScoreSelect® option, which enables students to choose their best scores from each section to be sent to the schools. The cost to take the test is $195, though ETS offers discounted fees under certain conditions (which you can read about in the resources listed below).

By assigning you a private GRE tutor, we will help you learn tools to master the verbal and quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills–skills that are necessary for success on the GRE. These academic skills will also be applicable in your graduate studies and your lifelong professional needs.

To top it off, we provide the POWERPREP PLUS® Online – Practice Test 1 an official GRE practice test to every student who hires one of our GRE tutors. So go ahead and let us help you learn to succeed. Sign up today!


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