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The most important factor in GRE prep is the person teaching you.
Are GRE classes worth it?
The biggest difference between a live GRE class and a GRE video course is the opportunity for discussion. I'll explain things in multiple ways, and can tailor my explanation to your learning style if you don't understand something. Plus, YOU'LL have the opportunity to participate and talk through GRE questions directly with me so I can make sure you're understanding them fully.
GRE Complete Class
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In this complete GRE class, we'll cover EVERY aspect of the GRE. You'll learn how to more precisely prove your verbal answers, how to write great essays, and how to master the most commonly tested math concepts and questions.
Note: The math portions of this class are best suited for people either new to GRE math or who have scored below 153 (50th percentile) on a practice test. We'll show you how to raise your score as much as possible in the time you have. Not sure if this class is the right level for you? Contact Vince!
Includes all materials, free office hours with Vince to get extra help, and weekly, personalized adjustments to your study plan. Also includes access to GRE Prep Squad - our private Discord.
Dates: Starts Jan. 9th and ends Feb. 20th
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Saturdays) (8 Meetings)
Instructor: Vince Kotchian
Location: Zoom meeting (online)
ABOUT OUR LIVE GRE CLASSES
What will this GRE class cover?
GRE Complete classes cover the entire test: essays, verbal, and math. The math parts of the class are designed for people who haven't done math in a long time - i.e. beginners. If you're already good at math, our customized GRE study plan is probably going to work better for you since it's tailored to your exact skill level.
After doing this for so long and working with all kinds of people, we're really good at explaining the GRE. Our expert advice combined with the opportunity to talk things through with us will raise your scores - as long as you're willing to put in some hard work. We'll cover both concepts and strategies and throw in every tip, trick, and hack we've learned over the years.
Here are a few of the takeaways:
- All GRE math concepts explained in simple terms
- How to precisely prove answers for vocab and reading passages
- How to deal with tricky critical reasoning questions
- How to make sure you're ready to write great essays
- How to develop good technique and strategy for verbal and math questions
- How to squeeze the most value out of practice questions through analysis
- How to effectively study outside of class
- How to decipher the GRE's patterns, logic, and rules
- How to analyze your practice tests and make better test-taking decisions
Everything we do is designed to maximize your test-day performance and your score.
What's included in the price?
- Weekly live office hours so you can get extra help!
- A 1, 2, 3, or 4 month study plan that covers every part of the GRE.
- Personalized weekly customization of your study plan to maximize accountability and productivity.
- All books and materials. (For online classes, these are shipped / emailed to you.)
- Free access to Vince's complete online GRE verbal course (normally $94).
- Access to our private GRE Discord group.
What makes your GRE classes different?
Long answer: Does your hairdresser do your taxes?
Short answer: We've been doing this for a very long time.
Test prep is not a common career, so most test prep teachers - especially those who work for big organizations - are working part-time while they finish grad school or look for a "normal" job in their field of interest. Once these instructors move on, the big company hires more newbies and the cycle repeats. This is why big companies and universities don't tell you who's teaching their classes.
GRE Complete classes are $790 for 24 hours of class time. Discounts are available for students and active duty military.
When should I take a class?
It's better to take a class first and then study on your own as opposed to vice versa, because by taking a class, you'll learn how to study more effectively, with the right materials. The GRE is NOT about memorization - so don't worry about forgetting what you learned in the class if your test isn't coming up right away. In fact, you will really benefit from having some time to practice on your own after the class ends!
Who should NOT take the class?
Everyone, even high scorers, will probably benefit from the verbal parts of the class. Learning more precise verbal technique and analysis skills will raise your score, even if it's already high.
If you are solid on math concepts, keep in mind that our GRE classes are for math beginners, so the main benefit to you might be the test-specific techniques we teach as well as the accountability and structure the class provides. People who are already good at math concepts AND who are disciplined enough to study on their own will often benefit more from our Customized GRE Study Plan.
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"This class will help you gain confidence and do better on your GRE. Vince doesn't just teach a class and go home. He emails constantly to help hold you to your study plan. He creates opportunities for fellow students to get together and help study. Even after the class is over he continues to follow up with everybody to see if they need help or advice on how to tweak their study habits. In the class, you won't get a wrote set of, "do this if you see this problem." Vince teaches you how to dissect the question, identify patterns and build an understanding of the logic behind the test and questions. If you're looking for a highly personalized and efficient method to help build confidence and skills to master this test, sign up!"
- Ted Pease
"I took the GRE course with Vince, and it was excellent! Vince is so professional and patient, he answered every question I had asap, and I had a lot!! I am a foreign student, now applying for a PhD in California, and I wasn't at all familiar with the GRE test and the whole application process here. Vince was so helpful and walked me through the whole process. He has great ways of teaching and bringing very clear examples of both ways to solve math problems and writing essays. I am so glad I chose him! The small group and personal atmosphere really made it easier to concentrate and understand everything he was talking about. Would give him even more than 5 stars! Thank you Vince!!"
- Simona Showstack
"I took a GRE class with Vince as well as enlisted his help on writing my statement of intent for grad school. I got into my dream program, which is very competitive, and I owe a lot of that to the fabulous advice I got from Vince. He is always available via email, and responds quickly which is so important during stressful times like taking the GRE, wondering if you should re-take the GRE, wondering what is the most important thing to focus on in your statement, wondering if what you wrote is just not jiving with the reader (he's totally honest with the kindest of deliveries). Really guys, Vince is the real deal and totally worth the cost when making it into your dream program on your first try is of the utmost importance. Thank you Vince!"
- Chelsie Saunders
"I took Vince's GRE classes (Quant and Verbal were two separate classes), studied on my own for a month, and got 164/164! I'm really pleased with my scores, and I definitely could not have achieved those numbers without the foundation that their prep provided me with. The classes are really small, which allows for more attention per student, and Vince also has office hours. Having taken an SAT prep class at Elite during high school, I really appreciate how VKTP doesn't overwhelm you with a ton of busy work. This actually made me more motivated to study on my own, and try really hard to do well. Grad school is a $$$ investment, so I think it's well deserved to spend some $ to help you do well and get into a good school.
- Lucy A.