GRE® prep classes near you and online
You need to take the GRE, but you might be having trouble preparing effectively by yourself. Good news! We can help. GRE prep is our specialty, and we'll help demystify and de-stress the entire process for you so you can get the test handled and get on with the rest of your life.
We specialize in working with people who have been out of school for a while. We'll help you dust off those old study skills! P.S. Don't worry - the GRE has very little to do with anything most people studied in college...
Whether you just want some free tips or you want to work with one of us one-on-one, we've got your back and we're happy to help! Contact any of us directly with questions.
Below are the 4 options we have to help you get ready for the GRE.
OPTION 1: Free stuff.
My best free resources are under the "GRE Essentials" tab on this website's menu. My other free GRE resources are all on the blog.
I have a live GRE Zoom meeting every Friday, and I also do "how to study for the GRE" presentations for organizations.
OPTION 2: Vince's verbal video course and / or customized GRE self-study plan. Sharpen your verbal skills with my video course, and work directly with me to create a complete study plan unique to your situation and skill level.
OPTION 3: Live GRE classes.
Our live GRE classes are interactive and engaging to help you learn the strategies and skills you need to score high. Limited to 12 students per class. Includes live office hours for homework help.
OPTION 4: Private GRE tutoring.
One-on-one GRE tutoring is a completely customized experience and is the most effective and efficient way to improve. To see our GRE tutors' bios, locations, and pricing, please click here.
P.S. We can also help your write your graduate school personal statements / statement of purpose!
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The most important factor in GRE prep is the person teaching you.
If you'd like to precisely understand the rules and logic that GRE verbal questions use, check out my GRE Verbal Precision video course.
If you'd like me to design a GRE study plan based on your unique situation, check out my Customized GRE Study Plan.
GRE Verbal Precision
$194 - $349
Hone your verbal skills.
I've twice gotten a perfect 170 on the GRE's verbal section, and GRE Verbal Precision is my online verbal video course designed to quickly raise your verbal and essay scores, whether you're an international student or a native English speaker.
I call it "verbal precision" since it teaches you to be able to precisely tell whether answers are right or wrong. Unless you're already scoring near 170 for verbal, this course will improve your accuracy and confidence. Also covers the essay section of the test.
- Live weekly office hours
- my GRE Vocabulary Cartoons course
- the official ETS Verbal Reasoning book
- access to GRE Prep Squad - our private Discord group.
Course members also get a 10% discount on any of my other GRE services!
Instructor: Vince Kotchian
Client testimonial: "Vince knows what he is doing. His experience shows. He has been responsive, respectful, and encouraging throughout my time working with him, and the online course was a convenient way to learn. My GRE verbal score went up 5 points to a 166 out of 170, making my dream schools seem attainable. I would highly recommend Vince to anyone who is willing to put in the work to improve."
- James T.
GRE Customized Study Plan
Coaching from Kotchian.
What people need for GRE prep varies tremendously, so one-size-fits-all courses don't work well for many people. To help make sure you prepare effectively on an ongoing basis, I offer a customized GRE study plan. This is my most popular service!
We'll create a complete schedule with daily and weekly to-dos for math, verbal, and essays that is based on your unique situation and goals, and we'll incorporate my favorite productivity, time management, and study strategies.
You'll use my GRE study tracker to record your progress and send me a weekly email so I can give you ongoing feedback on your progress. You'll be getting the best possible advice on what to do each week until you're 100% done with the GRE!
Includes my GRE Verbal Precision video course (described above) and everything that comes with it!
Customized study plan clients get 10% off any of my other GRE services like live classes and private tutoring!
After you sign up, we’ll contact you to schedule a 45-minute Zoom meeting to create the plan.
Instructor: Vince Kotchian
Client Testimonial: "I highly recommend Vince for GRE prep! I signed up for his customized study plan after trying to get started on GRE studying on my own for a few weeks. Vince was super helpful. He helped me develop a study plan that worked with my schedule and provided a ton of material (including his GRE Verbal course). He was attentive and provided useful feedback and tips throughout my studies. After 2-3 months of studying "with" Vince, I took the GRE and was thrilled to see that my score went up significantly."
- Mariah B.
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"I was tutored by both Vince and Blake for the GRE and they both were excellent! Not only were they both supportive, extremely helpful, and very upfront, I never felt judged or dumb by any questions or concerns I had (something I have experienced by previous tutors). I had taken the GRE 3 times prior before meeting them, and I couldn't do anything to improve my verbal score no matter how much I prepared or studied. I met with them only 4 times, twice with Blake and twice with Vince, and I raised my verbal section 6 points (from a 144 to a 150) and was able finally to meet the criteria I needed to apply to my graduate programs! I wish I had known about their test prep sooner to be able to spend more time with them, but I am so happy I finally did. I highly recommend their test prep as someone who as always struggled with standardized and timed tests. These guys are great at what they do and helped me even when I thought it was too late!"
- Jordan Mason
"My biggest concern was the QR section (I hadn't taken a math class in over 13 years and my career thus far didn't involve anything beyond basic algebra), so I enrolled in private tutoring with Bronte. She was an absolute delight to work with. I could come to her with high level questions and she'd break down the concepts and help me identify what was actually being tested and directed me towards which practice problems/exercises would be most beneficial to me. She wouldn't just give me the answer, but would work through problems with me and again, never made me feel stupid for not knowing how to do something I judged to be simple and basic. Scheduling was a breeze, she was easy to communicate with and was ALWAYS pleasant and encouraging. In the end, I walked away with scores well above what I needed to get into my program of choice."
- Taylor Wycoff