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Varsity Tutors can help you prepare for the GRE with an in-depth GRE test prep plan. You can sign up for GRE prep that takes place in a small group setting. Or, you can work with GRE tutors who are able to help you in a one-on-one learning environment. To get started with a GRE class, you can reach out to us today. Or, keep reading for more information on how GRE test prep set up for you by Varsity Tutors can supplement your learning process.

GRE tutoring gives you the chance to work directly with your instructor through a series of one-on-one study sessions. This intimate setting means that you can get a customized lesson plan that is based entirely on your academic strengths and weaknesses. This type of GRE prep may be the best option for you if you've previously placed a premium on getting personalized feedback from your educator throughout your study plan.

You may also be interested in taking a GRE course. This type of GRE preparation is a good choice for individuals who have previously found success in the classroom learning environment. When you sign up for GRE classes, you'll get all of the benefits of taking a traditional class from the comfort of your own home. You can even work with your GRE test preparation instructor one-on-one when you need extra help with something.

Here's an overview of the GRE:

  • Administered in more than 160 countries worldwide
  • Accepted by thousands of colleges and universities
  • Time allowed: 3 hours and 45 minutes
  • Sections
    • Analytical Writing
      • Analyze an issue task
      • Analyze an argument task
      • Earns a score from 0-6 in half point increments
    • Verbal Reasoning
      • 2 set of 20 multiple-choice and select in statement questions
      • Earns a score from 130-170
    • Quantitative Reasoning
      • 2 sets of 20 multiple-choice and numeric entry questions
      • Earns a score from 130-170

The GRE is an exam that is typically taken by college students who are getting ready to apply to graduate school. The test was designed to assess how prepared you are to continue on with your studies at this level. If you're able to perform well on the GRE, then you may have a better chance of getting accepted into the graduate programs that you're more excited about attending. That's why having a strong GRE test prep process is so important.

Below, you'll see a sample question from the GRE's section on Quantitative Reasoning:

If f, g, and h are positive integers such that f is a factor of g, and g is a factor of h, which of the following statements must be true? Indicate all such statements.

  • f is a factor of
  • f is a factor of gh.
  • f is a factor of
  • All are true

To give you a better idea of what you'll be facing on the GRE, the following sections cover each test on the exam in depth. Keep reading to get detailed information about the Analytical Writing, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning tests and how a GRE tutor could be an excellent choice to have you feeling ready to do your best on exam day.

GRE Analytical Writing Prep

If you are looking to invest in expert GRE Analytical Writing prep, Varsity Tutors can place you in a GRE Analytical Writing course and help you feel more prepared. The Graduate Records Examination (GRE for short) has three sections, one of which is Analytical Writing. You need to compose two separately-timed essays in just one hour, and both tasks require complicated thought processes. If you're ready to take your GRE Analytical Writing test prep up a notch, contact us today for more information about GRE Analytical Writing classes!

We offer two different GRE Analytical Writing courses to make GRE Analytical Writing test prep as painless as possible. First, you can book private GRE Analytical Writing tutoring sessions with a knowledgeable instructor. The one-on-one learning environment ensures that you are your teacher's sole student during your GRE Analytical Writing prep, so all of your work can receive immediate feedback. You are also free to study at your own pace throughout your GRE Analytical Writing preparation, as there are no arbitrary time limits or set curricula limiting your flexibility.

Alternatively, you may enroll in a group course. A GRE Analytical Writing test prep course puts a few classmates with you and an instructor. Many courses boast the advantage of providing a collaborative learning environment as everyone pursues their academic goals together. Best of all, you can still book one-on-one time with your instructor if you feel that you need an extra edge.

Regardless of format, most GRE Analytical Writing prep programs begin by establishing the format of the test. It's computer-based, meaning that you might want to take a practice exam or two over the course of your GRE Analytical Writing test preparation to develop a familiarity with its electronic interface. Here are a few more tips:

GRE Analytical Writing Strategies

  • Use effective time management(30 minutes per task)
    • Assess the task and directions
    • Plan your response
    • Write the response
    • Check it over for errors and clarity if time allows
  • Review sample topics
    • Do practice runs

You'll need to finish a total of two tasks on the Analytical Writing test. The first is known as the "issue task" and requires test-takers to compose an original essay based on the prompt provided. The issue is drawn from a list released before the exam, so there are a finite number of topics you might want to prepare in advance with your GRE Analytical Writing tutors. The second is the "argumentative" task, requiring students to critique an argument provided. The sample question below provides a good illustration of what this might look like:

Analyze an Argument Task Sample

The following report appeared in the newsletter of the West Meria Public Health Council.

"An innovative treatment has come to our attention that promises to significantly reduce absenteeism in our schools and workplaces. A study reports that in nearby East Meria, where fish consumption is very high, people visit the doctor only once or twice per year for the treatment of colds. Clearly, eating a substantial amount of fish can prevent colds. Since colds represent the most frequently given reason for absences from school and work, we recommend the daily use of Ichthaid - a nutritional supplement derived from fish oil - as a good way to prevent colds and lower absenteeism."

Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument.

The provided snippet on this task makes a sensational claim without hard data to back it up. If you were writing out this essay as part of your GRE Analytical Writing test prep, you might want to note that there is no evidence that fish consumption has any causality for the relatively low number of colds in East Meria, no evidence that fish-based supplements would have the same effect, and no proof that colds are the ultimate cause of higher absenteeism.

Varsity Tutors also tries to make GRE Analytical Writing prep as convenient as possible. All students who work with us have access to our proprietary Live Learning Platform, an online classroom that facilitates digital study sessions to take the hassle out of private instruction. We also schedule multiple course sessions concurrently to make it easier to find one that suits your busy life.

If you would like to learn more about GRE Analytical Writing test prep options or would like to enroll in a GRE Analytical Writing class today, contact Varsity Tutors today for more information!

GRE Quantitative Reasoning Prep

You can get ready for your upcoming GRE exam with an in-depth GRE Quantitative Reasoning prep offering set up for you by Varsity Tutors. One option available to select is a GRE Quantitative Reasoning test prep class. This a group-based learning opportunity that takes place online. Or, perhaps you'd like to work with your instructor in a one-on-one setting with GRE Quantitative Reasoning tutoring. Consider reaching out to us if you think you would benefit from taking a GRE Quantitative Reasoning class. You can also just keep reading to get more information on how a GRE Quantitative Reasoning course could help you get more out of your test preparation process.

The GRE Quantitative Reasoning preparation option you choose may be based on your academic interests. For example, if you're someone who's previously found success in a traditional classroom learning environment, you may prefer taking a GRE Quantitative Reasoning test preparation class. This option gives you all of the convenience of online learning while still retaining the benefits of traditional classroom learning. This option even gives you the chance to work with your instructor in a one-on-one setting periodically if you'd like extra help with something you're learning in your GRE Quantitative Reasoning classes.

GRE Quantitative Reasoning tutors are also available to work with. This choice may be better for you if you've previously placed a high value on getting personalized feedback from your instructors. If you sign up for this learning plan, your GRE Quantitative Reasoning courses will be based entirely on your needs. You can work through each personalized lesson at your own pace and stop to get extra help whenever you need it. Both of these types of GRE Quantitative Reasoning test prep may make your learning process more efficient and effective.

Here's a little more information on GRE Quantitative Reasoning:

GRE Quantitative Reasoning Overview

  • Two sections
  • 20 questions per section
  • 35 minutes per section
  • Some portion could be unscored and experimental
    • The test-taker will not be notified of which questions these are
  • Assesses:
    • Basic math skills
    • Understanding of math concepts
    • Ability to use logical reasoning and problem-solving skills to solve problems using quantitative methods

The GRE Quantitative Reasoning section combines the topics of math, data, and logical reasoning. The goal of this test is to assess how well you can solve complex problems. GRE Quantitative Reasoning prep set up for you by Varsity Tutors can help you prepare for this challenging section.

Below, you'll see a sample algebra question similar to what you'll encounter while taking this portion of the GRE:

If 5x + 32 = 4 - 2x, what is the value of x?

  • -4
  • -3
  • 4
  • 7
  • 12

Your GRE Quantitative Reasoning test prep instructor can also help you develop better test-taking skills. For example, they can show you relaxation techniques you may use when you start to feel test anxiety. Or, your GRE Quantitative Reasoning prep teacher can help you build better time management abilities. In this way, your GRE Quantitative Reasoning test prep learning plan will be a well-rounded experience.

Do you think you would benefit from GRE Quantitative Reasoning test prep assistance? If so, consider reaching out to Varsity Tutors today to get started. GRE Quantitative Reasoning prep is available in courses or one-on-one tutoring that can help you get more out of each of your study sessions. We look forward to working with you.

GRE Verbal Reasoning Prep

If you're looking for ways to take your GRE Verbal prep to the next level, enrolling in a GRE Verbal course offered by Varsity Tutors could help you work toward your academic goals. The GRE is a high-stakes exam, so you should take every step that you can to put yourself in a position where you can perform at your best. If you would like to concentrate on GRE Verbal test prep, taking a dedicated GRE Verbal class may unlock your academic potential!

The first stage of any effective GRE prep program is developing a familiarity with the test's structure. The test is computer-based, so you might want to make practice exams part of your GRE Verbal test preparation if you are unfamiliar with digital assessments. It's also timed, so time management is key if you hope to answer every question. Finally, the exam has a multiple-choice format in which you may need to choose two correct responses on one question. If that sounds difficult to you, consider asking GRE Verbal tutors for advice on how to approach these questions.

Once you understand the structure of the test, the next stage in GRE Verbal test prep is looking at specific content areas. Here is a look at some of the most important skills on the test:

GRE Verbal Reasoning Skills Assessed

  • Understanding the meaning of individual words and sentences
  • Summarizing a passage
  • Analyzing a text and reaching conclusions about it
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of a position
  • Reaching conclusions from partial information
  • Ability to interpret meaning from context
  • Ability to evaluate a passage
  • Ability to reason about the whole from parts

That's a lot to go over, but we offer two different types of GRE Verbal courses to help you break it down into more digestible bits. The first GRE Verbal preparation option is private GRE Verbal tutoring. You study with a knowledgeable instructor within a one-on-one learning environment, allowing all of your work to be reviewed while the material remains fresh in your mind. Your instructor may also be able to design GRE Verbal classes around your unique needs and learning style to improve your study efficiency. Perhaps most importantly, you may spend as much or as little time on each of the concepts above as you need to.

If you would prefer to study in a more traditional environment, a group course might be the GRE Verbal test prep option for you. A course is like a small classroom with you, your teacher, and several other students preparing for the same exam you are. Everybody can try to help each other out, fostering a collaborative learning environment that you may find more engaging. Should you decide that you need individualized attention, you have the right to reserve private class time with your GRE Verbal prep instructor as needed.

Both are excellent options, and we try to make them as convenient for you as we can. If you would like to work with a tutor one-on-one, we do our best to refer you to somebody who meets your scheduling needs. If you would prefer a course, we offer multiple class times to help you fit one into your busy life. Either way, you can study on our exclusive Live Learning Platform to take the hassle out of GRE Verbal test prep.

Below is an example of the type of question you might want to review:

Vain and prone to violence, Caravaggio could not handle success: the more his (i)__________ as an artist increased, the more (ii)__________ his life became.

  • i
    • temperance
    • notoriety
    • eminence
  • ii
    • tumultuous
    • providential
    • dispassionate

If you would like to learn more about our GRE Verbal prep options, Educational Directors are standing by to answer any questions you may have. Contact Varsity Tutors today for more details!

Get Started With GRE Prep

GRE prep set up for you by Varsity Tutors can help you prepare for the content on the exam while building test-taking skills. For instance, if you've struggled in the past with managing your time when taking important exams, your instructor can show you how to make improvements with your time management. Similarly, teachers in GRE courses are also able to show you relaxation techniques that may help you deal with test anxiety. You can get a truly customized learning experience when you sign up for GRE test prep by contacting Varsity Tutors.

Doing well on the GRE may be just what you need to pursue admission to the graduate school program of your choice. However, that's something that's easier said than done. Varsity Tutors can help you reach for your full potential with GRE prep taught by experienced instructors. You can choose from tutoring or small group classes based on your interests. If you think you would benefit from this style of test preparation, then consider getting in touch with us today. We'd love to use our experience in the test prep industry to help you get more out of your GRE preparation process.

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