If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’re about to start GMAT tutoring. (If you’re studying for the GRE, please visit this page instead.)
Before you get started, please do the following:
1. Make sure you’re comfortable with EVERYTHING on our rates and policies page
We don’t want to spring any unpleasant surprises, so please read EVERYTHING in our not-very-exciting rates and policies page, especially the parts about the cancelation policy and our two-hour session length.
If you have objections or concerns, please let your tutor know immediately.
2. Purchase these books
Unless your tutor has told you otherwise, you’ll need all of the following:
The Official LSAT SuperPrep (which you’ll need right away for your CR and RC diagnostics; click here for more on why we use the LSAT for GMAT studies)
GMAT Official Guide bundle (link is to the 2020 editions; check with your tutor if you prefer to use an older edition)
(optional) GMAT simulation pad with marker
In some cases, your tutor may ask you to purchase additional materials. If that’s the case, he or she will let you know before you visit this page.
3. Do this CR & RC diagnostic assignment
Do the sections 1, 2, & 4 beginning on pages 68, 76, and 88 of The Official LSAT SuperPrep. (Please do NOT do section 3.)
Time each section (roughly 25 questions each), but don’t rush through. Treat them like actual tests, but please ignore the LSAT’s ridiculous 35-minute limit.
When you’re finished, please do NOT review or redo your errors at all — just send us a list of the questions you missed, along with your times for each set, and that’s it. We’ll use your errors as a jumping-off point for our first session, so it’s best if you don’t remember them if at all possible.
4. Complete additional diagnostics, if assigned by your tutor
In some cases, your tutor may ask you to complete additional quant diagnostics – if that’s the case, she or he will let you know.
5. Be prepared for ~15 hours per week of homework + weekly tutoring
Tutoring is great, but the real improvements will happen through hard work between sessions. We expect our students to complete roughly 15 hours of homework per week (2 hours per weekday and 3-4 hours per weekend day), with tutoring sessions roughly once per week.
If you aren’t prepared to sustain this workload, please let your tutor know immediately.
Thank you, and have fun studying!
– Charles, Mike, Dave, & Dana