Set Up Your First Private GMAT Tutoring Session
Online Private GMAT Tutoring Rates: US$150/hour for 2-Hour Sessions or US$175/hour for 1-Hour Sessions
In-Person Private GMAT Tutoring Rates: US$175/hour for 2-Hour Sessions or US$200/hour for 1-Hour Sessions
My rates for private tutoring
sessions are lower than the rates
you’ll pay one of the big test prep
companies for someone with my
credentials. Private tutoring rates
at the “elite” GMAT companies,
including the company where I've
taught for the past eight years,
range from US$199/hour to
US$265/hour. The elite companies
require that their instructors and
tutors have 99th percentile GMAT
scores. The tutors at Kaplan are not
required to have 99th percentile
GMAT scores. Rates for Kaplan's GMAT
tutors range from US$143/hour to
US$187/hour, and a commitment of 15
to 35 hours is required.
Online Private GMAT Tutoring
I provide online private GMAT
tutoring for clients worldwide using
GoToMeeting. Most of my private
tutoring is done online, and I've
worked successfully with clients in
every major U.S. city as well as
many countries around the world.
Each 1-on-1 GMAT tutoring session is
customized to suit your needs.
GoToMeeting is easy-to-use and free
(I pay for the subscription). It
offers a whiteboard, PowerPoint
sharing, and audio by telephone or
through the Internet (VOIP). See my
for feedback I've received from
online tutoring clients in many
different cities. Here are a few
recent success stories from my
"Working online with Stuart
Park from Simply Brilliant Prep
was a game changer in my GMAT
experience. I scored a 770 on
the exam, exceeding my wildest
Sam D., Washington, DC [2016 GMAT Client]
can't recommend Simply Brilliant
more highly. If you feel like you
have plateaued with your GMAT prep
and need an extra boost, Stuart
should be your first call."
Kristen M., New York, NY [2015 GMAT Client – Scored 710 & Accepted at Columbia Business School!]
you are looking for someone
to help you get to the next
level, I strongly recommend
that you contact Stuart."
Sam L., Oakland, CA [2014 GMAT Client – Scored 750 & Accepted at USC Marshall with a Full Tuition Scholarship!]
GMAT score improved by more
than 100 points in about 6
weeks of practice. I would
highly recommend Stuart to
anyone looking for help on
Amit P., Union City, CA [2013 GMAT Client – Accepted at Wharton!]
[tutoring] classes are
one-on-one, and online via
GoToMeeting, which I had never
done before but worked well...
I strongly recommend
Joe H., Washington, DC [2012 GMAT & MBA Admissions Consulting Client – Scored 760 & Accepted at Harvard Business School!]
Achieved a 40
point increase and accepted
at Northwestern Kellogg!
Member of the White House Staff, Washington, DC [2011 GMAT Client]
giving an online session a try, I
realized that it actually worked
well and was quite convenient."
Sebastian G., San Francisco, California [2011 GMAT Client – 700+ Score & Accepted at Wharton!]
"After initially not
getting into the schools I wanted
with a score of 650 (49 on the
quant, 30 on the verbal), I worked
with Stuart as my private tutor
weekly for around 2 months on the
verbal section in online
sessions... When I took the exam
again, I felt confident going in
and got a 770 (50 on the quant, 42
on the verbal)."
Natalie O., Dallas, Texas [2010 GMAT Client – Scored 770 & Accepted at Wharton with a Scholarship!]
For a free 5-minute demo of how
online tutoring works, click
the Get Started button above, fill
out the form, and mention that
you'd like a free demo! I'll
schedule a GoToMeeting session
with you, so you can get a feel
for exactly how it works.
You can use a headset connected to your computer to take advantage of GoToMeeting’s Internet audio (VOIP), or you can call in by telephone. A variety of headsets are available. One inexpensive option is the Logitech Clearchat stereo headset available for about US$10+shipping at www.amazon.com.
Audio by Telephone
Call-in phone numbers will be U.S.-based numbers that will likely be non-local, long-distance calls.
In-Person Private GMAT Tutoring
I offer in-person private GMAT tutoring sessions in Palo Alto and San Francisco, California.
I recommend 2 hours for the first
session. Thereafter, we can schedule
1-hour or 2-hour sessions. In our
first session, we’ll map out an
overall strategy, including a study
plan that will optimize the use of
your available time. Over
the past several years, I have developed
a comprehensive, modular GMAT
that we can
cover in its entirety or by
taking a targeted approach. If
you choose a targeted approach, I
can help you identify the most
important areas to target. We can
follow a structured lesson plan
and/or review your questions. We’ll
work together to (1) fill any skills
gaps you may have (e.g. math,
grammar, etc.); (2) help you master
the strategies associated with each
GMAT question type; and (3) improve
your speed / pacing. After each
session, I can send you lists of
practice problems to reinforce the
concepts we've covered together.
If appropriate, I can also provide
extensive coaching for the "mental
game," which for many test takers is
a make-or-break aspect of the exam.
In addition, I can suggest a number
of tactical/practical tips for
delivering a "peak performance" on
When you schedule your first session, I'll send you a set of quant content to memorize, a sample template for the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), and a 10-page set of GMAT notes with tips, resources and math review.
Set Up a Private GMAT Tutoring Session
Payments are due when you schedule sessions, and appointments are not reserved until payment is received. Venmo is my preferred method of payment. Payment may also be made with a credit/debit card or PayPal account. Credit/debit card payments are processed securely via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit/debit card. Please note that I do not accept checks for private tutoring sessions.Click here to pay for multiple private tutoring sessions using a credit card or PayPal account.
Cancellation / Schedule Change
Policy / Refunds
note that my policy is to require
full payment for any session that
you cancel, reschedule or shorten
within 48 hours of the session.
Refunds will only be made for
sessions canceled at least 48
hours in advance.