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Online Private GMAT Tutoring Rates: US$125/hour for 2-Hour Sessions or US$150/hour for 1-Hour Sessions
In-Person Private GMAT Tutoring Rates: US$150/hour for 2-Hour Sessions or US$175/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. The instructors and tutors at Kaplan and Princeton are not required to have 99th percentile GMAT scores. Rates for Kaplan's least experienced private GMAT tutors start at about US$135/hour, if you commit to a 35-hour package. At Princeton, rates for the least experienced private GMAT tutors start at US$150/hour, if you commit to an 18-hour package. Rates for tutoring with Princeton's most experienced GMAT tutors are as high as US$300/hour. Private tutoring rates at the “elite” GMAT companies, including the company where I've taught for the past five years, range from US$185/hour to US$225/hour. The elite companies require that their instructors and tutors have 99th percentile GMAT scores.
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
"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 & Just Accepted at Harvard Business School!]
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 with a 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 with a 770 Score – 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.
In-Person Private GMAT Tutoring
I offer in-person private GMAT tutoring sessions in Palo Alto and San Francisco, California.
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.
I recommend 2 hours for the first session. Thereafter, we can schedule 1-hour or 2-hour sessions. In our first session, we’ll focus on an overall strategy, including how to map out a study plan that will optimize your use of the time available before you take the exam. We can follow a structured lesson plan and/or review questions you have on problems you’ve found challenging on your own. We’ll work together to (1) fill any content 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.
In the first session, you'll receive my 10-page set of GMAT notes with tips, resources and math review, and I’ll give you a sample template for the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA).
Set Up a Private GMAT Tutoring Session
Payments are due when you schedule sessions, and appointments are not reserved until payment is received. Payment may be made with a credit card or PayPal account. Credit card payments are processed securely via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit 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.