GMAT Preparation

An exceptional standardized test score is a non-negotiable component of your MBA application. Our nimble GMAT program covers essential content and test strategy to help you seal the deal.

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Process

Ready to tackle the GMAT?

The good news: the GMAT is a highly coachable test with consistent question types. We can help you make sure there are no surprises on test day.

1

Determine when you need to take the test

The GMAT is administered year-round in the computer adaptive format. Most business schools require that applicants report only unofficial results in their application, so in theory you could take the exam on the day your application was due. That said, it's wise to start studying early. Achieving your best score on the GMAT takes time and it's nice to have the test out of the way by the time your business school application process is in full swing. 
2

Familiarize yourself with the format of the exam and official resources

The GMAT is comprised of 4 sections (Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Analytical Writing), totaling 79 questions and one essay.
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Establish a baseline on a practice test

Establishing a baseline is a critical step in the process of studying for GMAT. Take your diagnostic exam under timed conditions and complete it in one sitting. Sustaining focus over a long stretch of time is one of the challenges associated with the GMAT. Give yourself just over three and a half hours to complete the test. Your score on this diagnostic exam is not particularly important; it’s just a data set. Your correct and incorrect answers serve as a starting point for building a syllabus customized to your strengths and weaknesses. 
4

Create a preparation plan

The GMAT is highly patterned and predictable. A solid foundation in GMAT content combined with lots of practice applying this content to question types is the key to mastering this test. We make sure that our students have raised their scores and maintained them before taking the official GMAT.
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Start tutoring, and later practice testing

You’ll meet with your tutor regularly (ideally, at least once or twice a week), complete homework in between sessions, and take practice tests. Practice tests are the best way to measure how well you’re applying the methods you’re learning in tutoring sessions, and to gauge the progress of your score. 
Match with a tutor

Tutor spotlight

We are group of exceptional GMAT tutors prepared to meet the needs of every kind of student. As a prerequisite, every tutor joining us has scored in the 99th percentile on the exam. But, we also look for effective communicators, savvy interpreters of testing data, and structured thinkers.

Meet everyone

We are group of exceptional GMAT tutors prepared to meet the needs of every kind of student. As a prerequisite, every tutor joining us has scored in the 99th percentile on the exam. But, we also look for effective communicators, savvy interpreters of testing data, and structured thinkers.

Graham V.

Graham holds an MD (Vanderbilt University Medical School) and MBA (Harvard Business School). He earned his BS from MIT in Materials Science & Engineering. Currently, he is an Emergency Medicine Resident at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Bassel

Bassel received an MS in Civil Engineering from MIT and a BS in Engineering from Harvard. He has taught college courses on topics ranging from probability and statistics to modern history.

Arpit

Arpit is a PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He earned his bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, where he graduated with Honors.

Di

Di is an MBA student at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and has deferred admission to Harvard Law School. He received his BS in Mathematics, and BAs in Economics and Statistics at the University of Chicago.

Harish

Harish is a JD candidate at Harvard Law School. Previously, he worked for Bain & Company as a consultant. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Southern California, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Justin S.

Justin earned an MBA with honors (Wharton, UPenn) and a BS in Finance and Management (NYU). He began his career as an M&A Investment Banker for Credit Suisse in NYC. Currently, he is the Co-Founder and COO of aavrani.

Mihir

Mihir is an MD student at Harvard Medical School. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Betta Kappa with a Bachelor's in Biochemistry and Master's in Chemistry from UPenn.

Alexander V.

Alex earned his Master's in Musicology from Oxford University and his Bachelor's, with a double major in in Mathematics and Music, from Harvard University. He has been tutoring students for over eight years.

Brendon F.

Brendon is a Master's student in Public Health at Johns Hopkins. He earned his Bachelor's in Biology and Economics with a minor in Healthy Policy from Cornell University.

Charles P.

Charles graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering and Certificate in Theater and Dance. He has been a private tutor in New York City for over twelve years.

Scott

Scott earned his MBA from Yale and BS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell. He has worked as a management consultant and a semi-professional poker player. Currently, he works at Google.

Shivangi

Shivangi is an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School, conducting research in Cardiothoracic Surgery. She graduated from MIT with a BS in Biology (GPA 4.9/5.0, Phi Beta Kappa).

Sam L.

Sam is currently a dual MBA/MPA student at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Kennedy School, where he focuses on healthcare policy, finance, and venture capital.

Hunter B.

Hunter studied Physics and Computer Science at Harvard College. In 2019, the Chicago Cubs drafted Hunter, and he’s been playing pro baseball ever since.

Dmitry K.

Dmitry studied French, German, and Political Science at Middlebury College, graduating magna cum laude and a Dana Scholar. Three semesters studying abroad in Paris and Berlin solidified his lifelong love of Europe. Subsequently, he completed a Master’s in Development Economics at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Nick S.

Nick graduated from Columbia University with degrees in English and Economics. He next earned a teaching certificate and moved to Barcelona to teach English. Since 2003, he’s been teaching all over the world, usually spending winters in Berlin and summers in Barcelona.

Camille

Camille attended UChicago to earn her BA in Psychology and Economics. She's currently pursuing a dual Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business.

Beth C.

Beth graduated from Columbia Business School in 2019 as a Forte Fellow and Columbia Fellow, and holds her BA in English Literature and Italian from Middlebury College in Vermont. She is currently a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe.

Meet everyone

Testimonials

“I worked with Weike on GMAT prep for a single session that proved to be invaluable. She quickly identified the major problems I didn’t realize I had, dismissed red herrings, and helped me overcome my trouble spots in less than an hour. As a result of working with her, I achieved an official score of 750. Without the help I received from Weike, I would not have been able to guarantee myself such a high score. Even one session with her can be extremely helpful.”

SamOfficial Score: 750

“Greg's biggest contribution to my success was his curriculum design and emphasis on learning process. Unlike a major test prep service, Greg is there in your corner. He will build a custom curriculum around your time frame and your study needs. No one was happier than Greg when I got my GMAT score. That's because no one else, except my wife, understands how much work went into GMATs. ”

BenGMAT

“Dennis and I joked that he we equal part GMAT tutor and equal part councilor/psychologist. He was incredibly supportive and encouraging never losing hope in my abilities. He helped me develop a solid plan about how to approach my last month of studying and thankfully, that plan proved to be very effective - he helped me raise my score from a 650 to a 690 in one month! ”

EmaOfficial Score: 690. Score improved by 40 points.)

“Joseph was great at helping me create an attainable study plan and recommended great resources for test prep. He was always very positive and communicative, checking in with me even on days we were not scheduled to meet and always making himself an available resource. I also appreciated his patience and ability to explain questions in a variety of ways if I was not understanding his first approach. Score improved by 110 points!”

DanielleScore improved by 110 points.

Testimonials

“I worked with Weike on GMAT prep for a single session that proved to be invaluable. She quickly identified the major problems I didn’t realize I had, dismissed red herrings, and helped me overcome my trouble spots in less than an hour. As a result of working with her, I achieved an official score of 750. Without the help I received from Weike, I would not have been able to guarantee myself such a high score. Even one session with her can be extremely helpful.”

SamOfficial Score: 750

“Greg's biggest contribution to my success was his curriculum design and emphasis on learning process. Unlike a major test prep service, Greg is there in your corner. He will build a custom curriculum around your time frame and your study needs. No one was happier than Greg when I got my GMAT score. That's because no one else, except my wife, understands how much work went into GMATs. ”

BenGMAT

“Dennis and I joked that he we equal part GMAT tutor and equal part councilor/psychologist. He was incredibly supportive and encouraging never losing hope in my abilities. He helped me develop a solid plan about how to approach my last month of studying and thankfully, that plan proved to be very effective - he helped me raise my score from a 650 to a 690 in one month! ”

EmaOfficial Score: 690. Score improved by 40 points.)

“Joseph was great at helping me create an attainable study plan and recommended great resources for test prep. He was always very positive and communicative, checking in with me even on days we were not scheduled to meet and always making himself an available resource. I also appreciated his patience and ability to explain questions in a variety of ways if I was not understanding his first approach. Score improved by 110 points!”

DanielleScore improved by 110 points.

“Chris really worked with me to expand my vocabulary, taking the time to tell me where the word came from, other words it related to, and how the words may be used on the test specifically. Chris also helped me learn the tricks of the test, especially in the quantitative sections. He pointed out patterns I should look for and shortcuts that I can take in order to utilize my time more effectively. ”

LauraGMAT

“Greg met me at my level, challenged me at the right pace, and hooked me up with the best resources and strategies. Greg knows exactly how to help people on any level. He was all in, and went the extra mile in terms of motivation and communication.”

JordanGMAT

FAQs

  • What content is tested on the GMAT?

    There are four sections on the GMAT: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative, and Verbal. The AWA is an essay prompt that tests how well you analyze a question and make an argument. The Integrated Reasoning section tests your ability to synthesize and analyze information in a variety of formats and from a variety of sources. The Quantitative section covers math and data analysis. Finally, the Verbal section tests your logical reasoning, understanding of grammar, and ability to comprehend reading passages. 
  • How long is the test?

    The AWA and Integrated Reasoning sections are 30 minutes each in length, and the Quantitative and Verbal sections are each 75 minutes long. Total testing time for the GMAT is three and half hours, with breaks included. 
  • How is the GMAT scored?

    Total scores range between 200 and 800. In the score breakdown, both the Verbal and Quantitative sections are scored between 0 and 60. The Integrated Reasoning section is scored from 1-8, and the AWA, since it is scored by two individuals, is scored twice from 0-6.
  • How many times can I take the GMAT?

    You can take the GMAT up to five times in a twelve month period. It’s not uncommon for a student to attempt this test more than once. Although admissions committees will typically see all of your past scores, they will typically only consider the highest GMAT score you have received.
  • How long should I take to study for the GMAT?

    It depends! There's no right or wrong answer, and everyone will need to study for a different length of time. There are a few factors that determine how long you should give yourself to study for this test. If you haven't taken a math course since high school, it's best to start preparing early for the quant section of the exam. And, if you're someone who isn't so fond of standardized tests, you might want to give yourself a few extra months to get used to the structure and pacing of the GMAT. The best way to determine what's right for you is to take a diagnostic GMAT as soon as possible to get a sense of where you're scoring (and compare that to your goal score and application deadlines). 
  • How do I register for the GMAT?

    Registration is run through the official GMAT website. After creating an account, you’ll have the ability to choose your test date, time, and location. 
  • What costs are associated with the GMAT?

    The GMAT costs $250, though there are GMAT vouchers offered through external organizations (Fulbright Foundation, Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program) for those who demonstrate financial need. Rescheduling your test can cost $50 to $250 depending on when you decide to reschedule.

Plans

We’ve created a structured yet flexible pricing plan that offers everything you need to succeed on test day.

Choose a Tutor Tier

Hourly Rate

1 Hour

All of our tutoring is available on an hourly basis. If you're not sure how much tutoring you'll need or when you plan to test, you can enroll in our "pay as you go" option.

$ 120

$ 160

$ 240

$ 290

First Time Package

4.5 Hours

The three session package is a good way to get your feet wet, evaluate the amount of tutoring you’ll ultimately need, and see if you feel comfortable with a tutor. Most students use this package to gauge their preliminary strengths and weaknesses so that the tutor can chart a longer term plan.

$ 540

$ 720

$ 1080

$ 1305

Comprehensive Package

24 Hours 5% OFF

Our preferred approach to the GMAT offers complete coverage of each section of the exam: quantitative, verbal, analytic writing assessment and integrated reasoning, in addition to diving into strategy. We pay extensive attention to section strategy and timing. Students will be instructed to take full length practice tests throughout the program to help their tutor gauge their strengths and weaknesses.

$ 2736 You save $144

$ 3648 You save $192

$ 5472 You save $288

$ 6612 You save $348

Planning Ahead Package

30 Hours 10% OFF

Because the GMAT heavily rewards repetition, we offer this package to students who would prefer to space their preparation out over a longer duration and complete additional practice exams. Some students find this package useful if they need to spend more time preparing for particular sections of the test or getting acclimated to the pressures of standardized testing.

$ 3240 You save $360

$ 4320 You save $480

$ 6480 You save $720

$ 7830 You save $870

Tutor Tiers

We have 4 tiers of coaches. The coach’s tier is based on the experience level of the coach with our team. All coaches begin working with Cambridge Coaching at the Standard tier.

  • Standard

    0-150 hours
    $120/hour

  • Senior

    150-200 hours
    $160/hour

  • Guru

    250-300 hours
    $240/hour

  • Master

    350+- hours
    $290/hour

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