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Tropic

I was wondering if there are GMAT tutors? Is this something that I might find information about at the b-schools I'm applying to?

I was wondering if there are GMAT tutors? Is this something that I might find information about at the b-schools I'm applying to?
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ralph

There are GMAT tutors, and you have a couple of options. First, check locally - message boards, Craigslist, etc. Many people who have been through the process offer one-on-one prep services. However, quality can vary and there is really no oversight for this kind of offering, so be selective. Depending on where you are, a service like Yelp can help you sort the good from the bad.

The other option is that you can find prep help through more general testing assistance services (like Princeton Review,) and as long as you stick to brand names you should be ok. They often offer varying levels of prep - from interactive computer programs to real hands-on assistance, and of course these services vary in price.

I doubt the b-schools you are applying to would have any recommendations - but you could ask.

There are GMAT tutors, and you have a couple of options. First, check locally - message boards, Craigslist, etc. Many people who have been through the process offer one-on-one prep services. However, quality can vary and there is really no oversight for this kind of offering, so be selective. Depending on where you are, a service like Yelp can help you sort the good from the bad.

The other option is that you can find prep help through more general testing assistance services (like Princeton Review,) and as long as you stick to brand names you should be ok. They often offer varying levels of prep - from interactive computer programs to real hands-on assistance, and of course these services vary in price.

I doubt the b-schools you are applying to would have any recommendations - but you could ask.
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Tropic

Hey Ralph, thanks a lot for your tips. I'll check out message boards and some testing assistance services. Do you think these services would offer a 'practice' GMAT test?

Hey Ralph, thanks a lot for your tips. I'll check out message boards and some testing assistance services. Do you think these services would offer a 'practice' GMAT test?
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ralph

Many services will give you practice GMATs - as either part of the service or as a standalone option. Also, if you poke around on the internet for a bit, you should be able to find practice GMATs, some free or some for cost (I saw one place where you could get 3 tests for $25).

Many services will give you practice GMATs - as either part of the service or as a standalone option. Also, if you poke around on the internet for a bit, you should be able to find practice GMATs, some free or some for cost (I saw one place where you could get 3 tests for $25).
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GMATPrepNo...

Many services will give you practice GMATs - as either part of the service or as a standalone option. Also, if you poke around on the internet for a bit, you should be able to find practice GMATs, some free or some for cost (I saw one place where you could get 3 tests for $25).


I'd like to add to Ralph's comments by adding that you should stick to official GMAT questions when you're practicing.

I often see practice questions advertised as "GMAT questions" but they are totally out of scope and require concepts not tested on the GMAT. Some common examples of out-of-scope concepts include normal distributions (in statistics), calculus, and questions that can be solved only by using the trig ratios (sine, cosine, tangent).

This can be very frustrating for aspiring MBA students who are not interested in learning a bunch of math that will never be tested. These out-of-scope and insanely difficult questions can also erode one's confidence. Even I find all of this very frustrating.

There are several resources that can be found on the official GMAT site at: http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/prepare-for-the-gmat.aspx

Cheers,
Brent - GMAT Prep Now

<blockquote>Many services will give you practice GMATs - as either part of the service or as a standalone option. Also, if you poke around on the internet for a bit, you should be able to find practice GMATs, some free or some for cost (I saw one place where you could get 3 tests for $25).</blockquote>

I'd like to add to Ralph's comments by adding that you should stick to official GMAT questions when you're practicing.

I often see practice questions advertised as "GMAT questions" but they are totally out of scope and require concepts not tested on the GMAT. Some common examples of out-of-scope concepts include normal distributions (in statistics), calculus, and questions that can be solved only by using the trig ratios (sine, cosine, tangent).

This can be very frustrating for aspiring MBA students who are not interested in learning a bunch of math that will never be tested. These out-of-scope and insanely difficult questions can also erode one's confidence. Even I find all of this very frustrating.

There are several resources that can be found on the official GMAT site at: http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/prepare-for-the-gmat.aspx

Cheers,
Brent - GMAT Prep Now
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