The GRE is, happily, an exam that is teachable. The GRE is the entrance exam used by most graduate schools during the admissions process. Additionally, now that the GRE competes with the GMAT for a slice of the MBA admissions market, more students are taking the exam, and more high-quality official and unofficial material has made its way into the market. In short, the GRE is an exam that you can and should prepare for. Because Cambridge Coaching draws its tutors from top doctoral programs, we are especially well-poised to help you with your GRE studying.
Cambridge Coaching GRE tutors understand the importance of the GRE and are dedicated to helping you beat the exam. Your success on the GRE depends on your ability to:
- Recognize and master question types
- Strategically leverage the best materials for your specific needs
- Master the vocabulary and math covered by the test
- Adopt a data-driven approach to diagnostic assessment
We are experts at guiding students through all these challenges. Before you even meet with your tutor, we assess your strengths and weaknesses with a diagnostic exam. But we believe in doing more than just targeting your weaknesses - your tutor’s goal is to identify the sections where you have the greatest potential for improvement, and help you wring every last point from them. That’s why, based on your results, your tutor will construct a customized syllabus in advance of your first session. Please view a sample syllabus that describes our 16 session Comprehensive Package. While each syllabus is customized to the student, this document provides a detailed example of what our program entails.
There are significant advantages to working with Cambridge Coaching on the GRE:
Even though the GRE is a critical part of the graduate school admissions process, most of our students maintain busy work schedules or course loads while they prepare. Our tutors can help you fit studying into your life by enabling you to do more in less time. Our goal is to be not only effective, but also highly efficient. We strategically interpret test and homework data in order to make sure that you’re always working on the subjects you need, not wasting your resources reviewing topics you’ve already mastered. We emphasize a highly structured, flexible, and systematic study process—not merely doing more problems—as the best path to a higher score.
2The Best-Compensated Tutors
Unlike other companies, we place a heavy emphasis on tutors' pay and their professional development as teachers. As far as we are aware, our tutors earn the highest compensation—and the greatest share of company revenue—of any tutors in the industry. Although it seems like common sense that tutors are the most important part of a tutoring organization, most companies shortchange their tutors in order to reap greater profits. We consider our tutors to be our most important investment, and we have found that caring about our tutors allows us to hire and retain the very best.
National companies develop general curricula aimed at a broad population, the so called "average students." They do not tailor their curricula based on your needs because customization is expensive and time-consuming. We believe that a tailored program is a basic prerequisite for any effective tutoring relationship, particularly with GRE students who are often juggling multiple priorities. We build each tutoring relationship around a unique student and we only work with students on a one-on-one basis. We typically meet with students once or twice per week for 90 minutes per session. Between each meeting, we scrutinize your progress section-by-section and problem-by-problem.
We will show you how to categorize and track your progress, so that every choice we make about your preparation will flow from an increasingly refined catalogue of historical data. We know where to go because we know every single place you've been. Our approach to data sets our team and our results apart.
Our programs are intensive. During the course of a Comprehensive Package, our students see between 1000 and 2000 questions, take 6 to 10 practice exams, and study between 50 and 100 hours. We make sure that our students have raised their scores and maintained them before taking the official GRE. It isn't a coincidence that our students consistently achieve outstanding results.
5Official Practice Material
We rely primarily on The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test, Powerprep II software, and the Practice Book for the Paper-Based GRE Revised General Test. All of these materials are available on the ETS website and Amazon. We supplement official material with an evolving list of the secondary sources that we view to be the best means of mastering particular methodologies. Because we don’t make money selling proprietary materials, we prefer to cherry-pick the best materials from as many sources as possible. Your syllabus will include homework, practice exams, and in-session drills, all targeted at the specific areas that you need to improve.