Tutor the provides expert San Diego GRE tutors. Our top scoring GRE tutors create an individualized approach to GRE test prep. Our team also works closely with students on their applications to graduate school.

San Diego GRE Prep 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.

Free Introductory Hour

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. 

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 San Diego 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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    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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    When using Tutor the People for your San Diego 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 San Diego GRE tutor will help you learn to apply new knowledge and strategy to all questions, in order to increase your performance.

Graduate Opportunities in San Diego

San Diego is widely known as “American’s Finest City” and it’s famous for its white-sand beaches and amazing weather. The city also offers ample opportunities for graduate students after they have completed their GRE test prep. The University of San Diego (USD) is one of the top institutions in San Diego, CA for graduate students. With more than 70 international programs, USD has frequently been positioned at the top for study abroad programs and highlights a devoted International Center.

You can continue your academic journey through one of USD’s 35 masters’ programs or one of its three doctoral programs. Almost 95% of their full-time faculty have their Ph.D. or on the other hand terminal degree, and they are promptly open to help set a plan for your future. Your studies will be improved by the chance to work alongside engaging faculty members who are committed to creating moral and sympathetic pioneers and scholars. You’ll be studying among a tight-knit network of students from all around the world.

The University California San Diego (UCSD) is one of the world’s leading public research universities and is popular for providing a quality education. UC San Diego is situated on 1200 acres of land by the Pacific Ocean. UCSD offers many opportunities to learn new things owing to its location and diversity. The University provides undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. degrees in numerous different fields.

Graduate candidates are required to submit GRE scores for general divisions. A few projects require extra tests or different options. You must hold a bachelor’s degree or the proportionate from an authorized foundation in the United States or from a perceived university-level academic institution abroad and no less than a B average (3.0 GPA) or its equivalent when you enroll. Some remarkable candidates with lower GPAs might be recommended for admission.

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 San Diego

Mission Valley Library is a large building of 19670 square feet which was opened in 2002. It was designed by the greatest designer. The library has lots of open areas to read and study, a meeting room, and also a child library. One can find many books on GRE test prep here. It is a resourceful place for students who are preparing for GRE. The library also has some books up front for sale. So you can get some cheap books to bring home for your GRE test prep and read at your own pace.

GRE Resources in  San Diego City

If you want to get your admission into USD you can visit this link to apply now. You can also click here to learn more about why you should be choosing USD.

Future graduate students can get admission easily at the UCSD from here. Prospective students also get the information about GRE test prep information from here.

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