Tutor the People provide the best tutors in Chicago for individualized GRE prep. We provide advanced teaching methods that help students through individualized study plans. Students can work with tutors online or in person in greater Chicago.

Chicago GRE Prep Study Packages

Free ETS® Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test book

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 ETS® Official Guide to the GRE book 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.

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

Top Chicago GRE Prep Tutors

  • Sebastian S.

    Sebastian is a recent graduate of UCLA, where he majored in English and minored in Anthropology. He has been tutoring since high school, and along the way has tutored four year olds to thirty year olds in subjects ranging from counting to the…

  • Noelle M.

    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…

  • Joe L.

    Joe Lemonik earned his BA from Columbia University in Economics and Music Composition, he is proud to say.  Born in New York, he has lived and traveled in Central America and Europe. He is a professional painter, maintains a poetry blog, and…

Our Approach

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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    When did you begin your GRE test prep?
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    When did you complete undergrad?
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    Have you taken an official GRE test before?
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    Have you taken a GRE practice test?
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    How did you score on each section?
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    Do you struggle with specific content on the test?
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    Do you struggle with test-taking strategies?
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    What are your best days/times of availability to meet with a GRE tutor?
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    Do you prefer in-person or online tutoring?
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    How soon would you like to get started with a tutor?
We'll Help you achieve your goals
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    Succeed

    Many students struggle with standardized tests. Computer-based tests add another level of complexity. Our tutors will help you improve on the exam, based on your experience with the GRE, and your areas of weakness. Through applying a customized approach to each student, you will be sure that you are not receiving formulaic test prep. We individualize our prep, and we have one goal in mind: your success.

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    Strategize

    When using Tutor the People for your Chicago GRE prep, you will work with your tutor 1-on-1 online or in-person. If you prefer to work as a small group, you could form a study group with a friend or classmate. No matter what you choose, rest assured that your tutor will help you learn unique strategy and methods for scoring well on the GRE.

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    GRE Practice Exam

    The proverbial expression, “practice makes perfect,” is very applicable when it comes to GRE prep. Using ETS® administered GRE practice questions, you will be able to practice every question type multiple times. Your Chicago GRE tutor will help you learn to apply new knowledge and strategy to all questions, in order to increase your performance.

Graduate Opportunities in Chicago

The University of Chicago is one of the most prestigious institutions for graduates in Chicago. They produce top-tier graduates, and their graduates have a 30 consecutive year history receiving Fulbright scholarships. As UChicago is one of the best universities in the USA to get Master’s Degree and Ph.D. programs, it covers almost all programs from social works to visual arts.

There are 101 programs available for the graduates from where you can take your desired program. UChicagoGRAD is a wonderful place to nourish your seeds of knowledge as you navigate your academic and professional careers. Your general GRE and subject test scores may be submitted to fulfill the minimum requirements based on the specific program. UChicago also offers waivers to students who maintain a good CGPA in their undergraduate degrees. UChicagoGRAD is quite diverse and accepts many international students in different graduate programs.

The University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC) is another great institution for graduate students. They provide nationally ranked programs in the heart of metropolitan Chicago. UIC enables students to pursue more than one graduate degree at the same time within their Joint Degree Programs. If you want to know more about the Joint Degree Programs currently available, you can visit their official website.

UIC is most popular for its various opportunities for the international students. To get the admission into this university, you need to have higher CGPA and GRE/GMAT/TOEFL scores. UIC also provides scholarships and waivers to the graduate students. They provide traineeships, industrial, endowed, and special fellowships, Illinois Veterans Scholarship, and University Administered Loans and Work Study to reduce your study cost.

Various graduate programs throughout the world require students to take the GRE as an admission prerequisite. The exam is organized to test a student’s general reasoning skills and ability to adapt to a competitive graduate program environment. Your GRE score could be a determinant for your academic or professional career. Many programs place a large emphasis on the GRE score, while some programs do not even require students to report their GRE scores. In order to determine what is the case for your application, read each school’s respective application requirements.

Just starting your GRE prep? Here’s some information about the GRE® Test:

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 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

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.

More Info & Resources

Best places to study the GRE in Chicago

  • Chicago Public Library is one of the best places to take preparation for the GRE test. If you ever visit CPL, you’ll be amused to see the largest collection of books in Chicago. Situated in S. State Street, CPL provides the best support to get the GRE test prep with the help of its huge resources. The online version of the library allows you to find the most relevant books and resources in an easier way to take the best GRE prep.

GRE Resources in City

  • If you want to get admitted into UChicagoGRAD, you can visit their Admission page. To know more about the application procedure and GRE guidelines, you can check how you can apply at UChicagoGRAD.
  • UIC provides a complete catalog for admission into this university. If you want to gain acceptance to the university, you can visit the admissions page to learn more. For international students, there is a step-by-step guide as well.

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