GRE & GMAT Preparation

Let’s make test prep the easiest part of your grad school application.

Why you'll like working with us

Whether it’s shaky confidence, a time crunch, or a simple need to get it right this time,
we’re here to help you finish strong.

And along the way, we’ll help you build skills you’ll be using long after you get in.

How we’re better for you

We take the stress out of success.

My partners and I take the sting out of prep by making a high score feel easy. It takes work, yes, but less than you expect.

Because with us, you’re doing the right work.

Start by filling out our introduction form below. These details let us get started quickly and effectively. Then gather up the following:

  • A recent GRE / GMAT summary report
  • Any recent practice tests you’ve attempted, with scratchwork
  • A list of ways you’ve prepared for either of these tests so far
  • Your evaluation of what’s been going wrong so far

Ways we’ll help you

Initial assessment and plan

A practice test score will let me identify our first steps, and our standard and “reach” goals. (Send us an email if you need a practice test.)

Comprehensive one-on-one tutoring

We pride ourselves on understanding what’s in the student’s way, rather than just on explaining the material well in several ways.

In person or via video-conference

Geography and tight schedules aren’t factors for us. We’ve made ourselves flat-out experts at delivering great value via video too.

Meet the GRE & GMAT team

Wes Carroll

Wes Carroll

Your guide

First, let’s do logistics and strategy. You’ll begin your grad school placement test prep in an one-on-one intake session with me. Together, we’ll lay the groundwork for study strategies.

Click here to learn more about Wes.

Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz

Your tutor

Then, it’s time for high-powered tactics. You’ll do the groundwork with personal guidance and tutoring from Michael. Deconstructing a test, and the path to right answers, has never been easier (or more interesting).

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A bit more about my method...

Why work with Wes?

For success on these tests, you need a difficult-to-achieve combination of skills: genuine content fluency, calculator expertise, pencil-and-paper expertise, analysis/close-reading skill, reliable pacing, self-monitoring, and emotion management. Whew! There’s too much there to admit a single recipe for success. What you need is expert help across all these domains. I start with a thorough assessment: What do you already know about the material? When do you like to study? Do you experience anxiety around tests? Are you attentive to detail? For how long can you concentrate without losing focus? What frustrates you most about particular problems?

You show me your preferred learning style, and then we teach you to use your natural strengths to excel.

Why two tutors?

We’re each expert in a different domain:

  1. Knitting the habits of truly successful preparation into your busy schedule
  2. Deconstructing each question so that you can bring your unique strengths to bear

You need both.

When should you prepare?

We should start work 8 to 20 weeks before your chosen test date.

But planning that prep starts now.

Fill out the form below as soon as you can, so that I can help you set up and schedule the right prep plan.

The right prep is just one click away.

Please pick a time for a for a free phone consultation. We’ll get you started ASAP.

Learn more about...

Wes Carroll

Math, Physics & AMC Tutor

510.578.8097 / [email protected]

Available worldwide via videoconference

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