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I am looking some direction in Verbal score which is currently in the range of 30-35. I have come across an online tutor and after discussion with him, he said that it can be improved. He said that I will require some 6 hours of tutoring the cost of which would be $250 per hr. Is it worth while putting in so much money in to it? Has anybody had any similar kind of experience and got some positive results?

Please discuss.

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New post 03 Jun 2009, 08:26
I would be highly wary of paying someone $250/hr for tutoring, maybe that amount for admissions consulting, but I don't think I've ever heard of a tutor charging that amount. You can probably find a live tutor for less than half the cost with double the credentials.

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Hey bipolarbear,

Thanks for your prompt and valued reply. Before zeroing on the decision, I am really looking for the additional responses.

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New post 03 Jun 2009, 09:28
Does sound like a lot, but perhaps he/she are really good.
I would not mind paying if I got a high score though. Perhaps you can give them $10 for every point of improvement. That way if you get 100 more points they get $1,000 - both of you have some skin in the game. I am not sure if this new approach will work, but an interesting idea.

Also, come back and check this thread regularly: gmat-tutors-needed-79157.html
I just posted it, so it is empty so far.
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Hi,

I tutor online via the conferencing software and the phone or, if need be, Skype. I'm a PhD student in theoretical physics but in another life I would have been an English prof. I would charge you $90/hour to work with me on the verbal section of the exam.

$250/hr is too much. The suggestion of paying for improvements is not a bad one, but it's important to measure what a test company/tutor does for you by comparing it not to absolute change in your score but to how you would have done if you merely read books and worked problems. Test companies are all to eager to claim all student progress as a result of what they are doing for you.

You can read about me, and my strategy for attacking the GMAT, at:
NewEnglandGMAT.webs.com

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New post 05 Jun 2009, 01:46
$250 an hour is way too much! $90-120 is more in line with the market. Whatever you decide, insist on a trial hour and make sure that you know exactly what you want to cover in each class!

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I was considering tutoring the GMAT sometime for Princeton Review, but even then the LIVE tutors only get paid $20/hour. Hmmm...

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