Personalized GRE Tutoring
Need Help Preparing For Your GRE? Next Step Test Prep’s Got You Covered.
A Program Tailored To Your Unique Instructional Needs
At Next Step Test Prep, we work with each of our clients to build a unique tutoring curriculum. Working one-on-one with a veteran GRE instructor, you’ll identify key weaknesses in your abilities and determine exactly what needs to be done in order for you to succeed. We have decades of experience helping the following GRE cases:
- Working professionals who haven’t studied math since high school and need a great deal of review
- Students who need to improve their score to be competitive for grad school, top-ranked masters programs, and PhD. programs.
- Professionals who need to hit an above-average GRE score for nursing, physical therapy, or teaching programs
Here’s What Our Graduates Have to Say About Us:
Graduates of Next Step’s GRE tutoring course enjoy an incredible success rate, gaining access to scholarship programs and entry into some of the top universities in the country, including Ivy League schools like Harvard and Yale, professional and health programs nationwide, and specialized masters programs.
What You Can Expect From Our GRE Tutoring Program:
Our first step is to establish an idea of a student’s current score level, strengths, and weaknesses. To that end, students who haven’t taken the GRE take a full length practice exam as a diagnostic tool, and we examine the scores of students who have already been tested. Next, one of our veteran instructors works with each student to design a tailored lesson plan.
Sessions are usually scheduled once or twice weekly, and generally last two hours apiece. They usually consist of the following:
- First, students engage in a deep examination of homework from their last session, analyzing in detail any mistakes they made or concepts they don’t understand.
- Next, new concepts are introduced to the student. Student and instructor work together to determine if there’s anything about said concept the student has difficulty understanding.
- Finally, the instructor concludes the session by assigning homework and practice exams to the student.
We recommend devoting at least two to four months to GRE preparation, though depending on your unique needs a shorter or longer timeframe may be more optimal.
Next Step also specializes in helping two special GRE cases:
Working professionals who have been out of school — and particularly away from math. The math section is a major challenge for most students studying for the GRE. One of the frustrations students have with the test is that even if they are going into a professional program with nothing to do with math, they still need to take the same test as students going into engineering programs. Many of our students haven’t taken math since high school, and know they’ll need a basic review of concepts like intermediate algebra and advanced operations. (When was the last time you had to multiply exponents?) We can put together a personalized program that starts from the basics.
Students who have already taken the GRE and were unhappy with their score. Re-taking the GRE is never a fun experience. If you are in this position, you know how challenging it is to find the time to prepare for the test again — especially as application deadlines loom. We can help you focus in on your weakest areas for maximum improvement.
How Next Step Test Prep Is Different
Next Step Test Prep’s GRE programs differ from other tutoring courses in a number of distinct ways.
One Student Per Teacher
Our students work one-on-one with one of our veteran GRE instructors, many of whom bring to the table decades of teaching experience. This is a marked change from most tutoring programs, which focus on lecture hall-style instruction with little room for personalization. We work together with our students to determine the best means of improvement.
Our veteran instructors include:
Brian has taught the GRE for over 3 years. He scored in the 99th percentile on both math and verbal.
Pallavi scored in the 99th percentile on the GRE. She is a graduate of Cal Tech.
Another advantage of our one-on-one programs is that they allow students complete control over when they start and for how long they attend. Whether you need a few weeks to prepare or a few months, we’ll design a program that’s perfect for you.
Understanding > Knowledge
Most tutoring programs only scratch the surface of what students need, offering a plethora of tips and tricks but little in the way of actual understanding. We do things differently, and focus on the underlying skills and concepts necessary for success.
GRE tutoring is available either in-person in one of thirty cities or online via live one-on-one video conference. Students who select the latter gain access to some of our most experienced instructors from our national team and post gains that are equal to or greater than their in-person peers.