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GMAT Tutoring
The GMAT is a difficult test. Although the test is based on high school level math and English, many students have not used some of these concepts in years. Furthermore, GMAT questions often incorporate these concepts in a subtle manner, essentially testing your critical thinking skills rather than your knowledge of certain formulas.

The GMAT can be a challenge for even the most advanced students. With the computer-adaptive test (CAT) format, question difficulty varies based on prior performance. Those performing well will need to consistently solve very tough questions under the same time limits.

Why Tutoring?

Top performers in the business world have coaches. Top performers in athletics have coaches. Those who aspire to top performance on the GMAT need a coach as well. The GMAT is a challenging endurance test, like a marathon, that requires lots of preparation. According to GMAC data, students who scored in the 600s spent an average of 107 hours and students in the 700s spent an average of 121 hours preparing for the GMAT.

You want to make the most productive use of your study time. It is not productive to review the tested math and verbal concepts in a haphazard manner. It is not productive to approach problems in a long, roundabout manner when more efficient approaches are available. It is not productive to waste lots of time on a given practice question, especially since you have an average of two minutes per question on the GMAT. It is not productive to make the same mistakes over and over. It is not productive to develop bad study habits. In order to minimize unproductive uses of your time, let us help.

Our Tutors

GMAT Genius tutors go through an extensive interview process before they are hired. This process includes a thorough teaching audition, conducted by our Chief Genius, Vinay Narang, a Stanford MBA who is one of the most skilled and experienced GMAT instructors in the world. Vinay also personally trains all our GMAT Genius tutors to ensure teaching excellence. All GMAT Genius tutors have scored 760 or higher (99th percentile) on a live GMAT administration.

Your GMAT Genius tutor will help you develop a focused study plan based on your goals, skill levels, study preferences, and timeframe. Furthermore, your tutor can quickly address your GMAT questions, ensure that you are approaching problems efficiently, fill in knowledge gaps, and keep your studying on track. Please see our How Tutoring Works page for more information.

Pricing & Locations

Headquartered in Irvine, California, GMAT Genius offers our highest-quality GMAT tutoring to GMAT aspirants throughout the United States and the world. We offer online tutoring to students worldwide using a robust online tutoring platform. We offer in-person GMAT tutoring in select U.S. metropolitan areas, including Boston, Houston, New York City, Orange County (California), Philadelphia, Phoenix, and San Francisco. Please see our Pricing and Availability page for more details.

The table below summarizes our tutoring prices. The same price applies for online and in-person tutoring. As shown on the tutoring comparison chart, GMAT Genius offers greater flexibility than the big test preparation companies. Extra hours can be added to your tutoring package at any time, at the same per-hour rate that you paid for the package. Please contact us to sign-up for tutoring.

The hours in each package represents actual tutoring time. The time that we spend behind the scenes on administration, coordination, and preparation does not count towards your paid tutoring time. Not sure how much tutoring you need? See our recommendations in this FAQ.

Private Tutoring Hourly 10 Hour
20 Hour
30 Hour
40 Hour
Cost $249 per hour 10 hrs @ $239
= $2,390
20 hrs @ $229
= $4,580
30 hrs @ $219
= $6,570
40 hrs @ $209
= $8,360
Per Extra Hour $249 $239 $229 $219 $209

Ultimate Tutoring Flexibility

GMAT Genius gives you the ultimate flexibility to choose exactly how much tutoring you need and to change your tutoring commitments as your needs evolve. Unlike other test prep companies, we don’t burden you with rigid packages, minimum commitments, and onerous refund policies.

We recognize that it’s hard to anticipate exactly how much tutoring you will ultimately need. GMAT Genius lets you choose as little as one hour of tutoring or select a tutoring package to benefit from a lower cost-per-hour. Upgrade your tutoring package at any time to receive the lower hourly rate on a retroactive basis. Downgrade your tutoring package at any time and receive a full refund for unused tutoring hours.

Lower Cost India-Based Tutoring

GMAT Genius has partnered with an India-based tutor to offer lower cost online tutoring. This option may be attractive to those who have budget constraints, who want lots of tutoring hours, or who have lower scoring objectives and therefore don't need premium GMAT tutoring. Our India-based tutor has a 710 GMAT score and has been screened by us through a teaching audition to ensure strong teaching skills. Our partner uses his own content and teaching methodologies, not GMAT Genius content and methodologies. Please see our Pricing and Availability page for more details.

The table below summarizes the pricing for our India-based tutoring partner. Given the lower pricing, please note that there is less flexibility with this option. Tutoring hours must be purchased in 10-hour blocks and there are no refunds for unused hours. We can arrange for a free consultation with our India-based tutoring partner before you decide to proceed. Please contact us to arrange for a consultation.

India-Based Tutoring 10 Hour
20 Hour
30 Hour
40 Hour
Cost 10 hrs @ $100
= $1,000
20 hrs @ $90
= $1,800
30 hrs @ $80
= $2,400
40 hrs @ $80
= $3,200

Free Phone Consultation

Free GMAT phone consultation
We offer a free phone consultation for students who are considering our online or in-person GMAT tutoring services. GMAT Genius is unique in letting you speak with your tutor before deciding whether to sign-up for tutoring. Please e-mail us with your availability or use our contact us inquiry form to request a phone consultation.

In this approximately 30 minute phone conversation, you can describe your background and GMAT objectives to your tutor, obtain feedback from your tutor, get some personalized advice and recommendations to help in your GMAT preparations, and ask any questions that you may have. If you wish to proceed with the tutoring, you can also discuss study materials, coordinate meeting times and locations, and schedule your first tutoring session. Please review all the tutoring-related pages of our website before the consultation, as many of your questions will probably be answered.

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