GMAT Tutors - Miscellaneous
- Expect to pay more if the tutor needs to travel, and understand that some tutors will not travel. Bear in mind that every hour the tutor travels is an hour the tutor can't work, and that, because most MBA applicants are employed, tutors can often only work evenings and weekends.
- Occasionally, students seem embarrassed to admit that something is unclear to them- if everything was clear, you wouldn't need the tutor in the first place! Ask questions during the class, and if you don't understand something, say so. A good tutor will probably ask enough questions to discover whether topics have been completely understood, and will be able to explain concepts in a variety of ways, but students learn more quickly when they ask about problem areas immediately
- The more the tutor knows about you, the more he or she can help. If you know you are weak in certain areas, let the tutor know from the beginning. Tell your tutor about any review or preparation you've done, any scores you've received on real or simulated GMAT exams, where you intend to apply for your MBA, and what GMAT score you're hoping to achieve
- If you know your tutor is good, trust him or her. An experienced tutor will have seen thousands of GMAT problems, and should be recommending optimal approaches tailored to the demands of GMAT questions- techniques that will save you valuable time on the test. If your tutor suggests a problem solving strategy different from the one you would think to use, listen carefully, and try it on your own, rather than debating the efficacy of the method, which is likely to be an unproductive use of time.