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Leona K.

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  • Speaks Russian, Italian
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches College
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Leona K.

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I've been teaching GRE preparation for 6 years and my students have increased the Quantitative and Analytic sections of their GRE scores over 30 points from their initial scores.

I create a personalized daily syllabus that caters to each student's individual strengths and weakness, and check in with my students daily to make sure that they are completing their homework assignments and have no questions.

My program is rigorous and demanding, but leads to significantly higher scores very quickly. I do not give my students a chance to slack off or to stop doing their homework assignments because students are required to enter when they have completed their homework assignments, their scores, and their vocabulary words daily through a virtual tracking system that I have created.

I provide a book list including The Educational Testing Service and Kaplan books, though can work with whatever books students already have. I incorporate technology to keep students engaged.

I

About Leona

Leona K. is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide! Leona has been tutoring students of all ages in academic subjects, test preparation, and violin instruction for over 14 years, since 2001. One of Leona's elementary school students who started lessons with poor grades was n

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Alisa
Amazing so far!
Gabriel
Leona is an exceptional teacher. From the very beginning of our lesson she made me feel comfortable with getting to the root cause of the mistakes that I’ve made on past GRE exams. She is easy to work with and didn’t waste a moment of our time. I felt relaxed and the content that I was shaky on before we started the lesson was made clear and I feel more confident than I’ve ever felt in answer the specific questions we went over, which were quite a few. Extremely grateful. I’m also happy that she assigned homework before our next lesson. It really helps gauge progress. Excellent teacher!
Matthew H.
Leona has been my life coach for several sessions now and I could not more highly recommend her. Depending on what information she is given beforehand, she will research the situation of the particular student (what career field they are considering for example) and bring what she has learned to the session. She then will listen intently to the student to find out what they want and what is most important to them. After that she will make excellent recommendations designed to maximize the chance that the student will succeed. After having several sessions with her, I can confidently say that every piece of advice she gives leads to a positive outcome if followed. For these reasons, I wholeheartedly recommend her.
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Fiona K.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from North Carolina State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Fiona K.

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I will work with you to strengthen your knowledge foundation and teach you techniques to improve your test-taking performance.

About Fiona

I view teaching/education as my calling, by that I mean it is a profession that deserves life-time effort and dedication. I ascribe who I am and what I have accomplished to my parents and all my teachers. They instilled knowledge, the skill to learn, and the moral compass in me, which transformed m

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Poojaa A.
Highly unprofessional. Doesn’t know the subject well didn’t help my son at all. Not accommodating with the student’s schedule. Pls don’t waste money with her as your teacher.
Angela C.
I enjoy having Fiona as a tutor for both chemistry and geometry. She is kind and makes the material easier to understand. Also, she is patient and takes her time in explaining the concepts to me, step by step. I love how she types some parts of the problems in the chat box. ~Genesis C.
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Simeon S.

7 Reviews
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  • Pre-Med from Harvard University
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Simeon S.

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The GRE is among my favorite standardized tests. The math is manageable, the reading is predictable, and the essay component is almost fun!

About Simeon

The most important attributes of any teacher are empathy and patience. I currently attend Harvard University and work as a professional writer and tutor. I've lived all over the United States, although I grew up in Scotland of all places. My scores on the SAT and ACT were perfect (1600 and 36 re

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Lucas
Words cannot express how awesome Simeon is....but here is an attempt. As parents, my wife and I cannot say enough great things about Simeon. Our child was preparing for his second attempt at the SAT's. Our child has a 4.0 GPA but did not do as well as he would have liked on the SAT's his first time. Our son was hesitant at first to work with a tutor since he thought he could prepare on his own and improve his score but as parents, we decided he needed outside help. That's when we found Simeon. Our son not only increased his SAT scores by almost 100 points in a very short window, but he extremely enjoyed his time with Simeon. Now that he and Simeon no longer meet on a weekly basis our son misses his time with Simeon. Simeon is extremely intelligent and has a way of explaining the concepts in a manner that anyone can understand. Simeon truly cares about the students he works with. We have another child entering high school next year and you better believe if he needs any tutoring Simeon will be getting a call.
Thelma A.
Very intellectual and patient ... Cares and wanted to help .
Sadie
Simeon has been an absolutely invaluable resource for my SAT prep. His encouragement is appropriately supplemented by challenging material and (appropriately) challenging expectations. He manages to make studying for the SAT fun rather than a laborious task and I could not recommend him more.

Aalok S.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aalok S.

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The GRE is a very challenging exam, and most tutors won't know the proper way to approach each question type proficiently - especially the quantitative comparison questions (which are unique to the GRE).

Just hiring a math, verbal, or writing tutor won't be enough to get you through the exam. It is a graduate level exam for a reason. You need a tutor with the resources and insight to show you how to best tackle each question correctly.

About Aalok

My name is Aalok and I am a full time professional tutor. I can help students who are struggling, students who are looking to excel, and everyone else in between. I strive for complete satisfaction and never charge for a session unless you are completely satisfied. I've even worked with other t

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Very knowledgeable and explains very well! Great teacher
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Jennifer W.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • Teaches College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jennifer W.

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I have taught more than 8,000 science, math, and foreign language lessons and enjoy spreading my enthusiasm for physics, chemistry, geometry, algebra, pre-calculus, French, and other subjects. I am patient, understanding, and knowledgeable and willing to repeat explanations as often as necessary or modify my approach to aid in comprehension.

About Jennifer

Good day. I very much enjoy tutoring students online and in person and have been tutoring students of all ages since 2011 and have provided more than 8,000 lessons. As a former forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration and a small-group water-testing laboratory supervisor for the US

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Alfonso W.
Excellent instructor...Jennifer.
Haliah E.
My lesson was very helpful and she was very nice to work with. We worked on an assignment that I was struggling with and now understand how to do it.
Ashley
First lesson was yesterday and my daughter was very impressed.
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Daniel F.

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  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Daniel F.

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Master in all GRE Math concepts. Can identify student shortfalls and address them through the subject fundamentals approach and by tying in real world applications for easier grasp of material.

About Daniel

I'm a graduate of UCLA School of Engineering with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. I have a passion for explaining how the physical world works through math and physics along with 11 years of tutoring experience in those subjects, test prep, and mentorship programs. The teaching strategy I believe

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Emon
Good tutoring. Helped me review math for my SAT
Maria
Daniel has been very responsive and accommodating with my son's crazy schedule. He does a good job with SAT prep!
Mike
Did an excellent job with my Adobe Acrobat project. Was eager to work, very responsive. Would not hesitate to hire him again. He knows what he's doing.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing GRE teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream GRE teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

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The average cost of 60-minute GRE lessons is $91. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $255 per hour.
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"My math improved so much ever since I started tutoring with Mr. Horwich. I am more confident with my answers and how I interpret the questions on the GRE."
Tiffany
Took GRE lessons from Matthew H.
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"Aziz has been instrumental in my preparation for the GRE. He quickly identified the areas that I needed the most work in and devised a study plan from there. He is a fantastic tutor and I highly recommend him!"
Daniela
Took GRE lessons from Aziz T.
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"Very helpful in explaining math concepts! He helped me raise my quantitative score from a 149 to a 158 in just 2 weeks!"
Maya
Took GRE lessons from Matthew H.
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"My first class with Leona went well and was very productive"
Svetlana
Took GRE lessons from Leona K.
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"Daniel tutored me for about 8 weeks, 2-3 times a week for the GRE. He was friendly, knew his stuff, and definitely helped me to remember my high school math from over 5 years ago. Great tutoring experience!"
Amy K.
Took GRE lessons from Daniel F.
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"Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process."
Alexis
Took GRE lessons from Saran E.
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"Daniel is extremely knowledgeable and able to explain things in laments terms. If you don’t understand he really takes the time to re-work how he’s thinking about it to make it a way you can grasp. I highly recommend him!"
Kelsey
Took GRE lessons from Daniel F.
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"Rod was very helpful when it came to helping me prepare for my GRE. After Rod's help, my overall scored increased by 8 points. I was very happy with his tutoring and would highly recommend him. He makes the information easy to understand as well as fun to learn."
Leah
Took GRE lessons from Rod K.
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"I had a great experience with Joanne. She was extremely organized and prepared, and I look forward to working with her over the next few weeks leading up to the exam!"
Melissa
Took GRE lessons from Joanne T.
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"Leona is an exceptional teacher. From the very beginning of our lesson she made me feel comfortable with getting to the root cause of the mistakes that I’ve made on past GRE exams. She is easy to work with and didn’t waste a moment of our time. I felt relaxed and the content that I was shaky on before we started the lesson was made clear and I feel more confident than I’ve ever felt in answer the specific questions we went over, which were quite a few. Extremely grateful. I’m also happy that she assigned homework before our next lesson. It really helps gauge progress. Excellent teacher!"
Gabriel
Took GRE lessons from Leona K.
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Private GRE Lessons Near You

Most universities require that graduate school applicants take the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) for admittance. Divided into three, two-part sections, the test is designed to measure a student's writing abilities, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and critical thinking skills. Test takers have just under four hours to complete the multiple choice and written portions of the exam. 

Like the ACT and SAT exams that helped you get accepted to college, the GRE is designed to test your smarts — not necessarily facts that you already know. For this reason, you can't cram for the exam. You can do some practice in an attempt to expand your vocabulary and basic mathematical skills, if needed, but the real work's done in understanding the types of questions that are asked on the test and how best to answer them. 

Why Sign up for GRE Prep Lessons?

If you remember taking the SAT and/or ACT, then you probably already understand why signing up for a GRE prep course might be a smart choice. These standardized tests aren't designed to measure the number of facts in your brain, but your brain's ability to reason, write, quantitate, and think logically.

Approaching the test, unpracticed and unfamiliar can hurt your scores simply because you're not used to the types of questions being asked and you're not certain of the types of answers the test wants. In GRE prep courses, you can raise your scores significantly and improve your chances of acceptance into even the most competitive graduate programs. 

The Best Way to Get GRE Help and What You'll Learn in Study Sessions

Although you can find plenty of free GRE classes and preparation advice online, the best way to get ready is with one-on-one instruction from a private GRE teacher. Working with a private teacher, you'll receive individualized instruction and undivided attention that you couldn't get from online videos or a larger class setting. You'll overcome challenges and improve your test scores fast. 

Plus, every private lesson is different. Private tutors customize each lesson to meet the needs of their students, using your preferred learning styles and subject matter. In GRE lessons for adults, you'll be able to focus on the test subjects you feel need the most work. Most teachers recommend scheduling between four and twelve weeks for preparation. Your teacher can adjust a study syllabus to fit your upcoming test date.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner GRE Preparation

Early in your preparation for the GRE, your GRE tutor will need to establish a baseline from which you'll work to improve your scores throughout your preparation sessions. You start with taking an initial practice test and work from there. Your teacher might cover the following:

  • Take a practice test for a baseline score
  • Set a goal for a target GRE score
  • Identify what needs improvement
  • Learn how you can better take the test

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate GRE Preparation

In intermediate sessions, you'll be more familiar with the GRE and working hard to learn strategies to improve your test-taking skills. Since you can't exactly cram for the GRE, your teacher will help you learn strategies to give you a better approach to answering questions and pacing yourself within the time constraints. You might cover the following:

  • Introduction to strategies for time management
  • Lessons in quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and analytical writing
  • Deductive reasoning strategies for multiple choice questions
  • Learn strategies for answering each type of question on the GRE

Sample Curriculum for Advanced GRE Preparation

Advanced lessons occur, as you begin to approach your official testing date. You might be given another practice test. You'll also work on improving your scores with new strategies and approaches. Your teacher might cover the following:

  • Prepare for a GRE subject test
  • Take practice tests, mimicking actual GRE conditions
  • Learn testing strategies for answering math questions without the on-screen calculator
  • Boost your vocabulary with common words tested on the GRE

Find and Study with a GRE Tutor Near You

If you're ready to start studying for the GRE, working with a private GRE teacher will greatly improve your scores. Luckily, TakeLessons makes it easy to find a GRE tutor. A quick search will reveal pages of qualified and experienced teachers who offer GRE prep classes to college graduates (or those graduating soon) both online and in person. Since the test is intended to measure the aptitude of college graduates, children's GRE classes aren't typically taught. Be sure to check out several tutor profiles and read the reviews left by other students before choosing the teacher who's best for you. 

The price of GRE classes depends on the teacher and the length and frequency of lessons. You'll find that working with a private tutor pays off, as your score improves immensely with one-on-one preparation assistance. After a few sessions with a private tutor, you'll be ready to take the test and happily await your graduate school acceptance letters.