Inspirica’s Approach toGMAT Test Preparation
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!
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. 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.
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.
What is considered a good score on the GMAT?
The GMAT has a score range of 200–800 in each of two categories: verbal and quantitative. 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.