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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 Testimonials for feedback I've received from online tutoring clients in many different cities. Here are a few recent success stories from my online clients.

"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 expectations."
Sam D., Washington, DC [2016 GMAT Client]

"I 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!]

"If 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!]

"My 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 the GMAT."
Amit P., Union City, CA [2013 GMAT Client Accepted at Wharton!]

"All the [tutoring] classes are one-on-one, and online via GoToMeeting, which I had never done before but worked well... I strongly recommend Stuart..."
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]

"After 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.

Internet Audio

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

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 curriculum 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 exam day.

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

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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.

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Cancellation / Schedule Change Policy / Refunds

Please 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.