Personalized GMAT Tutoring

Get The GMAT Tutoring You Require

Next Step Test Preparation works closely with students to devise a totally customized tutoring program, setting them up with an instructor, lesson plan, and schedule tailored to their unique educational needs. We’re one of the few tutoring companies to set students up in one-on-one sessions with incredibly qualified GMAT instructors, all of whom have achieved top scores on the exam.

With their improved GMAT scores, Next Step students have been admitted to over 100 schools – often with significant financial aid. Since 2009, we’ve worked with thousands of students. What’s more, our students have gained admission to the following institutions:

  • Yale
  • NYU
  • Northwestern
  • Michigan
  • Michigan State
  • Stanford
  • Columbia
  • Duke
  • Georgetown
  • WashU – St. Louis
  • Harvard
  • Chicago
  • Columbia
  • Washington
  • Cornell

Before the course, I scored a 660 (Q: 47, V: 33) on the GMAT.  I finally got my 740 (Q:49, V:42).  I am happy with my score and I just wanted to thank you.  Your assistance in preparing me for the test was crucial and greatly appreciated.

Nathan, Sacramento

Working with Mike, I was able to raise my score from 620 to 730. Next Step has been instrumental in helping me achieve my MBA admissions goals; I would recommend them to anyone.

Andrew, Lansing, MI

Not only is Next Step more cost effective than most of the other popular GMAT courses on the market but for the price you also get one-on-one GMAT tutoring.  Thanks to Peter, my tutor, I improved my score by 120 points in just 4 weeks.

Jaslin, San Diego

What Can Next Step Offer You?

Each Next Step Student starts their tutoring program with a diagnostic exam that gauges their current score level, strengths, and weaknesses. We also collect the past test scores of students who have already taken the GMAT. Although there’s some variance, our programs usually take place over the course of two to four months, with one or two two-hour sessions per week.

At each session:

  • Students discuss their homework from the previous session, and assess their overall progress
  • Weaker topics are reviewed, and new topics are covered in-depth
  • Homework and practice exams are assigned for completion between sessions

We also specialize in the following two GMAT test cases:


Students who have already completed a prep course: Many of our students have taken a GMAT prep course, only to feel that they’ve not received the preparation they require. We help create a focused program to get you fully prepared, even after a prep course. And unlike those courses, we don’t waste time on the basics – we can zero-in on the areas where you are struggling most and focus time and energy there.


Students who have already taken the GMAT and want a better score: Re-taking the GMAT is never a fun experience for working professionals. Unfortunately, if you’re shooting for a competitive MBA program, you often need help boosting your score – and that’s where we come in. We’ve helped students improve their GMAT scores on a retake by up to 150 points.

Click here to see a sample GMAT tutoring schedule (but your program will be customized to your particular needs and timeline).

What Makes Next Step The Best Choice?

Here’s why Next Step stands above other tutoring programs:

One-On-One Education

We don’t expect anyone to learn as part of a collective. Everyone learns a little differently, which is why we pair each student up with a single veteran instructor, who devises a lesson plan based on how they learn, what they know, and what they need to work on. It’s really the best way to learn, as any of our successful graduates will tell you.

An Emphasis On Problem-Solving

We don’t focus on tips or tricks, nor do we focus on meaningless memorization. Instead, we teach proven strategies that help students understand the fundamental concepts necessary to master every section of the GMAT. In order to earn top scores, students really have to understand the material. Working one-on-one with a tutor, you’ll learn to break problems down conceptually by seeing how the test creators want you to work through them.

If we work together, you will receive:

  • 3 official GMAT Guide books, loaded with well over 1,500 practice questions
  • 7 computer-adaptive practice exams for timed practice
  • Our proprietary workbook, organizing Official Guide questions into strategy areas — so when you learn the number substitution strategy, you can instantly practice it on a dozen real GMAT questions.

GMAT Books

A Course That Works By YOUR Schedule

Our courses are completely customized, meaning students can start at any time – and continue for as long as they still require instruction.

We offer the same one-on-one GMAT tutoring services delivered two ways:

Live video conferencing: one tutor, one student. Work with a personal instructor with over 3 years of tutoring experience and a 99th percentile score on the GMAT. Our online students do as well, or even better than, our in-person students.

Our online programs give you the chance to work with a world class test tutor, no matter where you live. We’re glad to arrange a demonstration of how the video conferencing format works.

Select locations where in-person tutoring is available:

  • New York
  • Chicago
  • LA
  • Boston
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas
  • Washington DC
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Memphis
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • San Diego
  • SF/Bay Area