Sheptin Tutoring Group
GMAT + GRE Prep
At Sheptin Tutoring Group
A strong relationship with many of our alumni who have already seen their confidence – and scores – soar after taking the SAT and ACT.
No matter where they are, they are eager to work with us to help them achieve similar results on the GMAT and GRE exams. For students needing support on other graduate exams (MCAT, LSAT, DAT) we work with a network of top tutors to help our students achieve the outstanding outcomes they seek.
Our team, using a combination of content review and strategy training, ensure that your student attains optimal results. Tutoring can be done live or remotely.
What is the GMAT and what does it test?
The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a 3½-hour standardized exam used for entry to MBA programs both nationally and internationally. Graduate business schools use scores on the GMAT as a part of the admission process. It is a computer-adaptive examination. Students take the exam at specially designated test centers.
The GMAT has four separately tested sections, as follows:
Analytical Writing: a 30-minute section in which you are asked to analyze an argument.
Integrated Reasoning: a 12-question 30-minute section where you must use your quantitative and qualitative skills to understand, analyze and synthesize information presented numerically, graphically and textually.
Quantitative Reasoning: a 31-question 62-minute section that tests your problem solving and data analysis skills.
Verbal Reasoning: a 36-question 65-minute section testing your reading, critical reasoning and rhetoric skills.
The writing section of the GMAT is scored on a 0 – 6 scale, graded in 0.5-point increments. The integrated reasoning is scaled on a 1 – 8 scale. The Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning subtests are translated to a scale of 200 – 800.
What is the GRE and what does it test?
The GRE (Graduate Record Exam General Test) is a multiple-choice, computer-based, standardized exam that is often required for admission to graduate programs.
In lieu of the GMAT and LSAT, some MBA and JD programs use this exam as part of their admission criteria. Like the GMAT, it is a computer-adaptive examination. Unlike the GMAT, however, the GRE General Test lets the test-taker skip questions within a section, go back and change answers, and tackle the order in which s/he wishes to answer questions within a section.
The GRE has three separately tested sections, as follows:
Quantitative Reasoning: two 40-minute sections, each containing 25 questions, that test problem solving and quantitative literacy using multiple means.
Verbal Reasoning: two 35-minute sections, each containing 25 questions, that test reading comprehension, vocabulary in context and “sentence equivalence” (use of multiple words to convey the same meaning in a sentence).
Analytical Writing: two separate essays, each 30 minutes in length, requiring the reader to analyze and argument and then analyze an issue.
Scoring on each of the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections are on a scale of 130 – 170. The Analytical Writing section score is on a scale of 0 – 6, graded in 0.5-point increments.