Inspirica’s Approach ToGMAT Test Preparation

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GMAT students flock to Inspirica for one key reason: they want a dedicated one-on-one tutor who has at least a decade of experience. And since no two business school applicants are ever the same, we completely customize the tutoring to mitigate your specific difficulties, shore up your strengths, and focus on the unique challenge of the GMAT as a computer-based test. Given that you may be working full-time, one of our goals is minimizing the length of your preparation. Our programs are often one-fourth of the length of a commercial course, with better results. And we can work whenever you want to work—day, night, weekends. GMAT tutoring can happen literally anywhere: in person at our offices, online via Inspirica Anywhere, or anywhere else you’d like. We understand that your goal is to gain admission to the best business school, and we do everything possible to get you the scores you need to get there.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much will my score improve through tutoring?
Inspirica’s tutors are experts at helping students achieve their maximum potential on the GMAT. With the guidance, support, and strategies we offer, our students will be in the best possible position to succeed on the test. Specific score improvement goals will vary from student to student. Once we get to know you, we can help you shape those goals and make a plan to reach them.
How much tutoring do I need?
The number of sessions any given student needs depends on many factors: how much time the student has until the test date, what his or her goals are, and how much work needs to be done to achieve those goals. Some students require only a few hours of tutoring, while others meet frequently over the course of months or longer. Every student is unique, and Inspirica's Educational Consultants and expert tutors will evaluate each student's circumstances in order to uniquely tailor a tutoring program to fit any situation. For a typical GMAT preparation program, most students are able to achieve their goals by meeting with their Inspirica tutor once per week for two hours until the test date.
My target school accepts both the GRE and the GMAT. Which should I take?
The GRE and the GMAT are very different tests. Most students perform better on one than on the other. The best way to find out which test is more suited to you is to take a diagnostic practice test of each kind. Once we have an understanding of your skills and strengths, we can help you decide which test is a better fit and should be the focus of your preparation efforts.
When should I begin preparing for the GMAT?
The GMAT is offered year-round, so the best time to start preparing is as soon as you know you’re going to take the test. Once you take a diagnostic test with us, your Educational Consultant can help you determine how much preparation is needed.
What is a good score on the GMAT?
The GMAT has a score range of 200–800 in each of two categories: verbal and quantitative. The scores from both sections are added together to provide a total score with a range of 400–1600. A good score depends on the goals of an individual student, target schools, and the rest of a student’s application. Once we get to know you, we can help you shape those goals and make a plan to reach them.
Does Inspirica offer mock tests?
Inspirica uses full-length practice test material to administer mock tests under realistic conditions. These tests are used to help gauge a student’s progress at different points during the tutoring program. In analyzing the results, our expert tutors go beyond the numbers, talking with the student and looking at what he or she has written on the test booklet to get a full picture of how the improvement level and what else needs to be done to complete test preparation.

GMAT Test Preparation 101

The Graduate Management Admission Test (or GMAT) is the preferred standardized test of graduate business programs the world over. A GMAT score has three components: analytical writing, integrated reasoning, and the total multiple-choice score. The total score does not include the writing and integrated reasoning sections but is instead determined by performance on the math and verbal sections. The math section covers geometry, algebra, and combinatorics, and the verbal section features reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and grammar questions. The whole test is administered on a computer and is an adaptive test. This means is that if, for example, you are excellent at math, the math questions will become gradually more difficult as you answer questions correctly. For this reason, many test takers who are doing quite well move through the test feeling as though they are failing, because the questions eventually grow too difficult. A firm understanding of the nature of the content and construction of the adaptive test is paramount to achieving score goals on the GMAT. Inspirica’s GMAT tutors have studied this test inside and out and can help you navigate the challenges of this test. Many GMAT takers, for example, have not had a geometry lesson in four years or more, and noticing a bit of rust in these areas is completely natural! Your expert Inspirica tutor will help you brush up in areas that need it and lay a foundation for new material. Your tutor will also teach you how to best allocate your time and efforts to put yourself in a position to get the score you need!