Our top-scoring, highly-experienced 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 their applications to graduate school. When you work with Tutor the People, you work with a team invested in your goal of being accepted to the best graduate school possible.
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Our Tutors are Superhuman
Some time ago GRE tutoring became a product, with huge 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 received top scores on the GRE, but also have a passion and skill for teaching their students how to recreate their success on test day.
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 anytime, all unused hours in your package are refundable.
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.
Top GRE Tutors
Andrew G., MBA
After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1991, Andrew moved to Italy and discovered that he had an affinity and talent for teaching. Two years later, he founded the first of three English schools in Rome and over the next 17…
Noelle grew up in Manila, Philippines, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (high honors) in Psychology from the University of the Philippines. She then moved to the United States and started working with the youth population as a childcare…
Tim C.GRE: Quantitative - 170 (99th percentile), Verbal - 165 (95th percentile)
Growing up, Tim split time between the academic town of Ithaca, New York and the bustling city of Taipei, Taiwan. After graduating from Houghton College with a double major in biology and art, Tim spent several years working in community…
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.
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.
We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.
Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.
$999 Quick Review: 12 Hours
$1799 In-Depth Review: 24 Hours
$2399 High Achiever Plan: 36 Hours
You create your plan
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:
1How long have you been studying for the GRE, or are you just beginning?
2Have you taken the official GRE® exam before?
3Have you taken a practice GRE test?
4What did you score?
5Do you need help with every section of the GRE, or do you want your GRE prep course to focus on certain sections/problem types?
6Are you struggling with content?
7Are you struggling with strategy and time management?
8Where are you located, and what are your best days/times to meet with a tutor?
9Do you prefer online or in-person meeting? (Note: you can use both options interchangeably)
10What 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:
- 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.
- The next 5 sections can be organized in any order, and are divided between Verbal Reasoning (2)
- Quantitative Reasoning (2)
- A research or experimental section.
The Total Score
Verbal ReasoningReported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
Quantitative ReasoningReported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
Analytical WritingReported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments
More Info & Resources
To learn more about each section and our customized approach, please see below:
Total test time: 3 hours 45 minutes
You can also learn more about GRE Test Dates:
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.
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!