GMAT Tutoring

So this is the page where we’re supposed to tell you that we’re magical GMAT tutors who can raise your score by 200 points in, like, six weeks or something. I think we’re supposed to give you all sorts of guarantees and statistics that show that we’ve developed some magical GMAT tutoring curriculum, filled with tips and tricks that will get you to a 750+ GMAT score and a free ride to a top-10 MBA program.

Sorry, we don’t do any of that. We honestly have outstanding track records as GMAT tutors – we’ve helped hundreds of students achieve dramatic score improvements, and our former students have been admitted to every top MBA program in the world, including HBS, Stanford, Wharton, INSEAD, and LBS, among many others.  If you want proof, you’re always welcome to ask for references, or you can click here or here or here or here or here or here or here or here. Charles was even interviewed for a GMAT article in U.S. News & World Report, and Charles and Michael serve as the resident GMAT verbal experts at GMAT Club, the world’s largest GMAT forum.

But we’re honest guys, and we won’t feed you a line of crap about massive, easy score improvements.  Improving your GMAT score is rarely easy, and we’ll make you work hard – and work efficiently – to achieve your GMAT goals.

Unfortunately, the GMAT is a pain in the butt.  It’s a ridiculously detailed exam that covers a wide range of math and grammar and logic concepts, tested in all sorts of unexpected ways. The GMAT contains some straightforward content that serves as the backbone of the exam, but it’s ultimately a methods-based test that requires airtight logic and a disciplined, precise approach to questions.

As GMAT tutors, our job is to figure out what, exactly, holds you back from your GMAT goals – especially if it’s not what you expected. We never spend our tutoring sessions simply going through random practice problems: we’ll root out the underlying causes of your underperformance on the GMAT, regardless of whether the problem is your fundamental reading skills, sloppiness in arithmetic and algebra, psychological performance issues, poor time management, or something else entirely. We’ll help you build a deeper understanding of the skills and concepts tested on the GMAT, as well as an understanding of what it takes to maximize your test-day performance on the test.

We’re not afraid to be unorthodox: if you’ve already taken every GMAT test-prep course in existence, we’re probably the guys who can figure out why, exactly, those courses haven’t helped you achieve your goals.

But there’s no magic to any of this. Hiring a GMAT tutor is like hiring a personal trainer: if you want your GMAT brain to get big and buff, you need to pump some serious (quantitative and verbal) iron outside of our tutoring sessions. If any GMAT tutor tells you that a 200-point score increase is easy, he or she is lying through their teeth. It may be possible to raise your GMAT score by 200 points (or more), but it will involve hours and hours of carefully focused practice on an almost-daily basis.

So if you want a painfully honest (but usually very polite) GMAT tutor who will kick you to the curb if you don’t do your homework, give us a call. (Actually, we’re really nice guys in real life, and we rarely enjoy kicking anybody to the curb. But it’s not fun for us to sit around and blabber about the GMAT while you waste your money on us, so we’ll be completely straight about what we can do for you, and what you need to do to achieve your GMAT goals.) Please explore our blog and bios and FAQ to get a sense of how we approach things, and feel free to call or email (see right sidebar) if you want to discuss your specific GMAT tutoring needs.

In-person GMAT tutoring is available in Denver, Colorado. For GMAT students who live outside of Denver, we also offer online tutoring via Skype. For GMAT tutoring rates and other fine print, click here. And if you’re not in Denver, here’s an honest assessment of the effectiveness of online GMAT tutoring.

Thank you for reading this far, and good luck with your GMAT and MBA ambitions!