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Our GMAT students run the gamut from a college senior to an experienced marketing coordinator. Because we customize our test prep, we’re able to help a wide range of adults earn the scores they need for admission to MBA programs!

GMAT Focus Edition

A new, shorter version of the GMAT will roll out in October 2023. The current test will be offered until early 2024 for people already prepping for it. The info below is about the new version, called GMAT Focus Edition. 

Our Approach to the GMAT

To perform well on the GMAT, you’ve got to master test-related content, strategies, pacing, and anxiety. We’ll figure out your starting point in these areas through a pre-test and in-depth consultation. With a solid understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, and goals, we’ll be able to craft a tutoring plan tailored to you.

You’ll take the GMAT online, which is very different from a pencil and paper test-taking experience. Your tutor will walk you through the differences and give you strategies to help you avoid pitfalls. For example, the test is adaptive, which means you’ll be given harder or easier questions based on how you perform on each question—starting with the first medium-level question in each section. Since harder questions correlate to a higher score, you need to nail those first questions!

The GMAT Test Sections

The GMAT includes three 45-minute sections, and you can choose the order you complete them. You may tag questions you want to review at the end of each section, and you will be allowed to change up to three answers per section.

The verbal reasoning section contains 23 questions (two question types) that assess several skills.

  • Critical Reasoning: Read a short “argument” prompt and answer a question about it using logic and reasoning skills.
  • Reading Comprehension: Answer questions after reading a difficult passage. You’ll need to find main ideas, make inferences, and identify the author’s tone.

The quantitative reasoning section contains 21 problem-solving questions. No calculators are allowed for this section!

  • Problem Solving: These questions involve traditional math problems (mainly algebra and geometry) phrased in a sophisticated way.

The data insights section is made up of 20 questions, most of which have multiple parts. There are four types of questions:

  • Data Sufficiency: Read a question followed by two statements. While you don’t need to answer the question, you do need to indicate whether or not sufficient data has been provided in the statements to answer the question.
  • Multi-Source Reasoning: Answer questions based on information from graphs, charts, or text.
  • Table Analysis: Sort and interpret data in a spreadsheet.
  • Graphics Interpretation: Interpret and draw conclusions about different types of graphs.
  • Two-Part Analysis: Solve complex problems which often include math calculations.

Getting Started

We want tutoring to be effective, efficient, and enjoyable, so it all starts with a consultation and diagnostic pre-test. Contact us to set up both of these steps!

After you take the pre-test, your tutoring director will share a tutoring timeline and match you with a tutor. Your director will keep in touch throughout, and you can always reach out with questions!

Why Nurturing Wisdom?

It’s not enough for us to know the test. Just as vital to successful tutoring is knowing the student and understanding how they learn. Your tutor will adjust and fine-tune from lesson to lesson based on your progress and goals. You’ll see why #alwayslearning is our motto!

We’ll do our best to make sessions convenient to your schedule and location, whether that means meeting on campus mid-day, in the office after work, or at home in the evening. If you need guidance writing application essays, we can help with that, too!

Online Tutoring

If you live outside of the Chicagoland area, we can still help! We love working one-on-one with students online to help them achieve their goals. Contact us to learn more!