Vince Kotchian

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Learn how to Master
GRE Verbal Reasoning

with Vince Kotchian

So you'd like to improve your GRE Verbal score. Great! But figuring out what to study and how to study it can be hard. What practice material should you use? How long will it take? What about all that tough vocabulary? And even after you create a study plan, how will you know it's working?

Good news! I can help you figure it all out. In my video course, not only will I explain things using official GRE verbal questions, but I'll cover the big picture of success on this part of the test and teach you how to make the most of your study time.

In GRE Verbal Precision®, I'll guide you through the process of answering each type of verbal question, and help you learn how to write both types of GRE essay.

A higher verbal score is within your reach.

Here's How I Can Help You.

I've been a full-time GRE tutor since 2008, and I've worked with hundreds of students both individually and in small group classes. I've also gotten a perfect 170 on the verbal section of the real GRE - twice!

Since I've been working with students of all different abilities for so long, I've gotten really good at explaining GRE verbal questions in down-to-earth ways. Plus, I've gained a deep understanding of how these questions are written, since I've spent so many hours dissecting them with students!

I can only meet with so many students in person. That's why I created GRE Verbal Precision®, to help people who want to improve their verbal score by giving them the same advice I give to my private tutoring students.

GRE Verbal Precision® is a video course that gives you everything you need improve your verbal score, including explanations of each type of GRE verbal question using official ETS material, easy-to-follow study plans, and even live office hours so you can ask me questions.

IMPORTANT: Even if you don't buy this course, please only practice GRE verbal with official ETS GRE questions. Other companies' verbal questions are inconsistent, unrealistic, and can create bad habits and confusion.

Course Information

Here's What's Included with GRE Verbal Precision®

GRE Verbal Precision® is designed to raise your score no matter how good you are at the test right now. If I can improve the precision of your technique and understanding of these questions, you'll improve your score.

  • Work at your own pace. There are 10 chapters with 62 videos, talking you through each type of verbal question. The entire course is about 3.5 hours.
  • Teaching that gets to the point. After doing this for 11 years, I can explain things really efficiently - my average video is only about 4 minutes long!
  • The ETS Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions book will be mailed to you when you enroll, so you can learn using the most realistic material possible.
  • My GRE Prep Journal helps keep you on track and helps you learn the right lessons from your mistakes (this will also be mailed).
  • GRE Vocab Capacity is included, too, and has over 1300 vocabulary words with mnemonics to help you remember them (this will be mailed to you, too).
  • Plus, you'll have free access to my GRE Vocab Cartoons course, which illustrates 200 of those mnemonics.
  • My Complete Guide to Learning GRE vocab - a 30-page e-book that is designed to cut through the frustrations many experience while trying to learn new words.
  • Another bonus: a PDF with explanations to every single question from the two free ETS Powerprep tests. These took us forever to write, so I hope you'll get some use out of them!
  • A private Reddit group where you can post questions and get advice from current and former students of the course.
  • Finally, I'll be holding free weekly office hours via Zoom for 30 days after you purchase the course to give you the opportunity to ask questions and get personalized advice.

What You'll Learn

How to Master GRE Verbal

Across ten chapters, you'll learn all about:

  • How the GRE's scoring and difficulty adaptation work
  • Which study plan to use for your timeframe and goals
  • Answering fill-in-the-blank vocab questions: sentence equivalence and text completion
  • Handling reading comprehension: working with long passages and ambiguous-seeming answer choices
  • Solving tricky critical reasoning questions, like resolving paradoxes and strengthening arguments
  • Writing a great essay in 30 minutes
  • Dealing with timing
  • And, using the right strategies on test day

Who This Course is For

People Who Want Their Verbal Score to Impress

You have big plans for graduate or business school... and beyond. You want to make your application as strong as it can be. You're not only applying to a program, you're making an investment in yourself and your future career. I’m excited to help you get there with GRE Verbal Precision®.

The Verbal Section Doesn't Have to Be Confusing

Stop thinking about studying and get started today. GRE Verbal Precision® will teach you the most important things you need to know to deeply understand and efficiently solve GRE verbal questions.

Class Curriculum

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6 Months of Access to GRE Verbal Precision

Includes all materials
(but not live office hours) 

6 Months of Access to GRE Verbal Precision + 4 Sessions with Vince

Includes all materials
Includes four 30-min office hours sessions

Course Curriculum

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Sentence Equivalence 

 Sentence Equivalence Animated Intro (0:56)

 Sentence Equivalence Basics (4:04)

 Watch Vince do a Sentence Equivalence (2:17)

 The Two Most Helpful Questions to Ask (4:50)

 Dealing with Unknown Vocabulary (3:57)

 When the Answers Aren't Synonyms (2:47)

 When the Sentence Makes No Sense (3:16)

 Challenge Question! (2:38)

 One Final Tip (0:28)

Text Completion

 Text Completion Animated Intro (0:54)

 Single-Blank (3:10)

 Double-Blank (2:31)

 Triple-Blank (3:36)

 Watch Vince do a Text Completion (4:40)

 When There Aren't Clues (2:30)

 Your Friend, the Topic Sentence (3:55)

 Challenge Question (3:21)

 One Last Tip (1:02)

Reading Comprehension

 Reading Comprehension Animated Intro (0:57)

 Informational Passages (3:49)

 How to Answer a Question: The Basics (7:33)

 Wrong Answers Are Attractive (3:53)

 How to Read an Answer Choice Like a Pro (3:58)

 Watch Vince do a Reading Comp Question (8:20)

 They Say / I Say Passages (5:54)

 Primary Purpose / Main Idea Questions (5:43)

 Detail Questions (7:37)

 Where's Waldo Questions (4:03)

 Issue + Theories Passages (3:46)

 6 Additional Tips (3:37)

Critical Reasoning

 Critical Reasoning Animated Intro (1:00)

 Function of a Sentence (5:27)

 Paradoxes (2:09)

 Strengthen the Argument (6:09)

 Weaken the Argument (4:56)

 Evaluate the Conclusion (3:13)

 Assumptions (3:10)


 Essays Animated Intro (0:50)

 Overview of the 2 Essay Types (1:46)

 Watch Vince Brainstorm an Issue Topic (6:10)

 Issue Essay Structure Template (5:45)

 Issue Essay Paragraph Template (8:40)

 Watch Vince Brainstorm an Argument Topic (6:37)

 Argument Essay Structure Template (6:00)

 Argument Essay Paragraph Template (5:40)

GRE Test-Day Tips

 Test-Day Tips Animated Intro (0:59)

 My Six Favorite Test-Day Tips (4:11)

Bonus Content

 Written Explanations for Every Single Powerprep Online GRE question

 Bonus: Why the GRE is not a math test

Client Testimonials

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"I am currently in the process of applying for Doctorate of Physical Therapy Programs. Like many science majors, I have not taken a writing course since my freshman year of college. I was extremely nervous about taking the GRE, especially after I took my first test by myself and completely failed the verbal section. To be exact I ended up with a score of 141. I then searched for an online GRE course and found almost all of them to be over $500....Vince’s video course comes with the book (which is the official ETS study tool), as well as all of his lectures recorded online. Vince also offered his Saturdays for office hours where he would go over multiple of my practice test questions and talk them through with me. I ended up increasing my verbal score by 10 points! Vince, I can’t thank you enough. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who’s in need of any verbal help!"

- Melanie Grady

"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

6 Months of Access to GRE Verbal Precision

Includes all materials
(but not live office hours) 

6 Months of Access to GRE Verbal Precision + 4 Sessions with Vince

Includes all materials
Includes four 30-min office hours sessions