Average Rating on Beat the GMAT: 4.5 Stars (87 reviews)
Locations (as of September 2012): Midtown West, Astor Place, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island
Hours of Tutoring: 15-35
Notes: Kaplan's private GMAT Tutoring program includes over 160 hours of instruction and practice. The tutors are chosen from among the best of the best of Kaplan's faculty. Just like Kaplan's classroom students, tutoring students can take a practice test at a Pearson GMAT testing center and get their homework assignments adapted to their needs through Smart Reports technology. If students do not achieve a higher score, they can get their money back under Kaplan's higher score guarantee.
Average Rating on Beat the GMAT: 5 Stars (249 reviews)
Locations (as of September 2012): Flatiron District (138 West 25th St.), Financial District (55 Broad St.)
Cost: Starts at $225 an hour ($195 for students enrolled in a Manhattan GMAT course); packages of 5-25 hours range from $1100-4875.
Number of sessions: Depends on the individual, but absolute beginners will need at least 10-15 hours of tutoring.
Phone: (212) 721-7400
Skype ID: m.gmat
Notes: Tutoring takes place either at one of Manhattan GMAT's centers or online. Students must sign up two to three weeks in advance. All Manhattan GMAT instructors have a GMAT score within the 99th percentile.
Average Rating on Beat the GMAT: 4 Stars (42 reviews)
Cost: Private tutoring packages start at $2,430 depending on location.
Phone: (888) 955-4600
Phone: Students can choose from in-person and web-based tutoring. Students are matched with tutors based on their learning style and needs. While tutoring is tailored to meet students specific goals, tutors also cover coping tactics for exam-related stress. Tutors are categorized based on how many hours they have taught. Master tutors have over 500 hours of GMAT teaching experience, whereas premier tutors have over 1,000 hours of experience.
Average Rating on Beat the GMAT: 5 Stars (389 reviews)
Cost: Private tutoring packages start at $2,940 for 14 hours.
Time Spent in Classroom: 14, 21, 28 and 35 hour packages
Phone: (800) 925-7737
Notes: Veritas recommends GMAT tutoring for people who didn't meet their target score, people who are weak on certain parts of the GMAT, or people who learn best one-on-one. Tutoring is part of an all inclusive package where students also get a one-year subscription to Veritas Prep on Demand. All GMAT tutors have scores within the 99th percentile.
Rating on Google: 3/3 (1 review)
Services offered: Membership-based, all inclusive, GMAT training and MBA admissions consulting. Students can come in as often as they want for classes, private tutoring and study time. Students also have 24/7 access to online resources.
Location: SoHo (104 Greene St.)
Phone: (212) 966-4605
Rating on Yelp: 5 Stars (1 review)
Cost: Tutoring starts at $160 an hour. As of September 2012, a 40 hour tutoring package costs $4,080.00
Phone: (646) 580-2699
Notes: Tutoring is done both online and in person. Students who are unsure about whether or not they need tutoring can receive a half hour consultation for $80. In addition to regular GMAT tutoring, GMAT Prepster also has specialized verbal tutors.
Cost: Tutoring ranges from $115-$200/hour
Hours of tutoring: 2-10 for Private Tutoring Basic Pack; 10+ hours for Private Tutoring Advanced and Private Tutoring Elite Packs
Phone: (646) 873-6656
Skype ID: manhattaneliteprep
Notes: Manhattan Elite Prep recommends the Private Tutoring Basic Pack for students who need help with specific test questions, students who prefer one-on-one instruction, and students who have taken a classroom course and want to improve their score even further. The Private Tutoring Advanced and Private Tutoring Elite packs are recommend for students who are aiming for top scores. Private Tutoring Advanced students get full access to Manhattan Elite Prep's online tests and library. Private Tutoring Elite students get everything Private Tutoring Advanced Students get plus an elite tutor, prioritized scheduling, and access to online classes. Tutoring is available both in-person and online. GMAT student testimonials can be found on the Manhattan Elite Prep website.
Rating on Yelp: 5 Stars (2 reviews)
Phone: (917) 975-0749
Notes: GMAT tutoring by Erfun Geula, a full-time GMAT tutor and Yale grad that used to write practice questions for one of the major testing companies. Geula also has five years of GMAT instruction experience. According to the GMAT Compass website, Geula's approach focuses on GMAT concepts and methodology instead of shortcuts. Tutoring sessions take place Sunday-Thursday 10 am - 10 pm.
Rating on Yelp: 5 Stars (2 reviews)
Location: Most sessions conducted at 234 Fifth Ave.
Phone: (347) 927-8366
Notes: GMAT tutoring and MBA by Artem Koren, a Stern MBA who is an adjunct test prep instructor at NYU. Tutoring sessions are spent sessions spent reviewing content areas and problem types. Koren's tutoring specifically addresses study habits, approaches to question types, and how to pick up on question patterns. Koren also does MBA admissions consulting.