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Standardized Test Preparation

Excel on these tests the very first time. Our tutors are specially chosen as a result of their own excellent scores on the test they are tutoring. We will prepare you to maximize your verbal, analytical writing, and quantitative skills. Commencing with a diagnostic test to assess Verbal Ability, Analogies and Quantitative Ability, we will provide you all the background necessary to increase your standardized test scores.

At BrainTrust, our top 10 percentile scorers are intimately familiar with not only the formats of each standardized test, but their common pitfalls and time management requirements. We also supply tutors for those who have opted for the more intensive, short "crash course" approach on each of these tests. We will give you step-by-step instruction, practice tests, and newly emphasized areas.

" I was in your GRE class at Peace College, and I just wanted to let you know that it really made a difference in my score. I took the GRE on sat. and my verbal score went up 90 points and my math score went up 100 points! Thank you so much for all your help! "
GRE Prep, Raleigh

GRE Test

The GRE is meant to test your overall academic ability. The skills tested in the GRE presumably represent core abilities: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing. Help improve your scores by learning from those who have had great success teaching and taking standardized tests.

Until 2007, the verbal portion of the GRE will still be testing Antonyms, Analogies, Sentence Completion, and Reading Comprehension. However, in 2007, the GRE drafters will be removing the analogies and antonyms section, shifting emphasis instead to critical reading and sentence completion. Computer skills will continue to come in handy, as you will be highlighting passages from reading sections rather than answering multiple choice sets.

There will be fewer Geometry questions in the Quantitative portion of the exam, with more testing of complex reasoning skills. More specific questions will be given in the recently updated Analytical Writing Section. This should prove more difficult for the pure "memorizers."

Note: In 2007, the essays, and not just your total score on this section, will be accessible to college admission officers.

There are currently two mandatory short essays required in the writing assessment. You are given 45 minutes to compose a response concerning your opinion of one of two "issues."

On the current computer adaptive version of the "quantitative" section, you will be given 45 minutes to complete approximately 28 questions. Questions include arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.

While GRE quantitative questions are often somewhat more difficult than SAT questions, the tested skills and mastery of those skills are very similar, and that is why we often break down the individualized tutorials in much the same way for the GRE as for the SAT.

GMAT Tutorials

The tutorials we offer for those taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will emphasize fundamentals of the required verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills students have learned in school. There are three sections:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
  • Verbal Section
  • Quantitative Section

Analytical Writing: In our sessions, we will measure the student's ability to manage time effectively, in order to best complement the brainstorming, outlining, writing and revision process necessary for great scores. We provide for students a number of essay simplification techniques; including varying lengths of sentences, syntax/mechanical errors, and key phrases to help support points of view.

Verbal Section:

  • Reading Comprehension: Explore with us the common wrong answers, and how to avoid these pitfalls.
  • Sentence Corrections: BrainTrust tutors will help students identify correct from incorrect sentences, and how to best choose from two "right" answers.
  • Critical Reasoning: There are skills involved in recognizing assumptions, evidence and rational conclusions. Students will learn to recognize fallacious arguments when you spot them.

Quantitative Section:

  • Multiple-choice questions are asked, and BrainTrust tutors show students how to change word problems into easily translated numbers and symbols. There are techniques for sketching geometry diagrams and graphing sections.
  • Data Sufficiency: Our tutors are experts helping test-takers examine each question separately, considering each numbered statement. They know how to preclude students from making predicate assumptions which are actually not located within the text itself. Our system helps students decide whether resolution of the posed question is possible.

LSAT Preparation

  • Test Specific
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing Samples

Make no mistake. A few points extra, in select sections of this exam, dramatically improves students' chance of first-choice school admission. By answering only half the questions correctly, a typical potential law school student will score close to the 40th percentile.

Why not improve your odds dramatically? Only four more correct answers per section of the test will land the same student in the 70th percentile.

Our tutors will first analyze any glaring weaknesses by way of numerous practice questions and various reasoning and comprehension examples. Learn how to write clear and supportable positions. Improve your approach to even the most difficult Logic Games on the LSAT.

BrainTrust Tutors have been sitting exactly where you are — and yet they all scored above the 80th percentile. They will help you minimize the anticipated stress and competition of this exam. They know how to teach our somewhat unique approach, commencing with "the question is always the king" method.

Our company's director has been an attorney for almost 25 years and has been training college students and new lawyers throughout his career in both the public and private sector, emphasizing writing skills, appeals, and trial practice preparation. Our tutors can optimize your LSAT score.

Contact BrainTrust In-Home Tutoring today for more information about our stadardized test prep programs.