GRE Prep Courses in Berkeley (California)

GRE Prep Courses in Berkeley

If you are a Berkeley student seeking to obtain the highest score possible on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), look no further than the test prep experts at Manhattan Review. Our industry-leading instructors are ready to help you create a study plan that will allow you to stay on track while making consistent progress towards your goal. Whether you prefer to learn through classroom-style group courses, interactive online instruction, or private tutoring, at Manhattan Review we have just the right GRE prep for you. Using our more than 20 years of experience in the standardized test prep industry, we have deconstructed the GRE and used our knowledge to develop resources and materials with a proven track record of success, helping you meet your own GRE goals. Our GRE prep courses are carefully designed to meet the learning needs of students in Berkeley and the greater Bay Area, and we offer courses both in-person and online to ensure there is always a meeting time that works best for your busy schedule. We encourage you to reach out and learn more about our GRE prep courses and let us take the guesswork out of preparing for this potentially life-changing exam. Our experts will break the GRE down into easy-to-understand sections while teaching you effective and efficient test-taking techniques. When you partner with Manhattan Review, you can be confident that our world-class syllabus will provide you with everything you need to successfully master the GRE, gaining the score you need to pursue your dreams of higher education. 

The GRE is an important part of the graduate school application process, and this test is used in admissions decisions for graduate, business, and law school programs around the world. The GRE General Test is designed to closely reflect the sort of thinking employees and executives are required to perform in today's fast-paced business environments. The exam assesses verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing abilities, intentionally focusing on skills that have been developed and strengthened over a long period of time and can be applied to vastly different jobs and positions. GRE scores range between 130 to 170 in the verbal and quantitative sections of the exam, and the writing portion is scored on a scale ranging from 0 to 6 using half-point increments. In order to be competitive for the highest-ranking graduate programs, it is imperative to do well on the GRE. An average total GRE score is around 300, but for those seeking admission to the world's best graduate, business, or law programs, scores will need to be far above average. A score of 318 at the 75th percentile is considered "good," whereas a score of 329 at the 90th percentile is considered "excellent." At Manhattan Review, we can help you obtain those excellent scores and take the next step in your academic and/or professional life.

For those discerning students seeking every possible advantage on the GRE, consider working with Manhattan Review to obtain an impressive GRE score certain to open doors. We regularly work with a diverse group of clients, from students who recently completed their undergraduate degree to executives at Fortune 500 companies seeking to advance their career through a promotion, pay raise, or moving forward in a new and exciting direction. Regardless of where you are in your GRE prep, we can assist you in mastering every aspect of the GRE, from learning to quickly identify test questions to applying the best strategy to arrive at the correct answer to learning how to pace yourself and manage your time over this lengthy exam. Working with the professionals at a test prep company can save you valuable time while also ensuring you're focusing on the most important aspects of the test, but only if you're working with a reputable and established company with a proven record of client success. There's no need to waste your valuable time attempting to piece together a GRE study program on your own…at Manhattan Review, we've done the work and we know what it takes to succeed on the GRE. When you partner with us, you receive access to our unparalleled test prep resources and course materials, as well as the knowledge and firsthand experience of sought-after test professionals who have guided countless students to their own graduate school success. Here at Manhattan Review, we are pleased to offer a unique GRE prep model, and our services have helped students from Berkeley be accepted into the most prestigious graduate programs, including MIT, CalTech, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Yale University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Southern California, Cornell University, New York University, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of California at Los Angeles, Stanford University, the University of Washington, Georgetown University, and elsewhere. 

Since 1999, Manhattan Review has been offering world-class test prep services, and we take great pride in pairing our clients with just the right program and instructor for their individual test needs. Our dedicated instructors are committed to your learning needs and want to help you master the GRE as part of your journey to your own personal and professional success. We offer the most flexible, comprehensive, and student-friendly test prep resources in and around Berkeley. Courses and private tutoring are available at various times, including daytime, evening, and weekend hours, and we offer in-person and virtual meetings to ensure you can meet with an instructor when the timing is best for you. Whatever your test prep needs, there's an option for you with Manhattan Review. 

Berkeley is a dynamic and constantly growing city, and those who live here know that the competition to be accepted by leading local graduate programs is fierce. If you plan on attending a graduate school program in the Bay Area, set yourself up for the success you deserve and give yourself every advantage when it comes to gaining an impressive GRE score. In order to be accepted by a top-tier graduate program, you will need very high GRE scores, as this is an important measure of your ability to learn and work hard. Attending a graduate program and graduating with an advanced degree isn't just about attending lectures and obtaining a diploma for your wall…it's about the quality of the instruction you receive, as well as the professional relationships you establish with both peers and professors. The importance of a robust professional network cannot be overstated, as who you know can be a tremendous help at multiple points throughout your career, providing you with opportunities you otherwise might not have known about. Choosing where you attend graduate school has extensive implications, both personally and professionally, and you owe it to yourself to succeed to your full potential, creating the life you envision yourself having. The instructors at Manhattan Review have helped countless students gain admittance to leading graduate schools and programs, and we are eager to help you gain admittance into the graduate program of your dreams.

Attending and graduating from a college or university with instant name recognizability is one of the best ways to make your application stand out when you're applying for a job. Companies in and around the Berkeley area are more selective than ever and have the luxury of being discerning when it comes to hiring, as there are always more applications received than there are open positions. By graduating with an advanced degree from a respected program of higher education, you can be certain to make a positive first impression on any hiring manager, setting yourself and your application apart from other eager applicants. Wherever you plan to live and work, and whatever graduate program you dream of attending, let our respected and committed instructors help you turn your dreams into reality by guiding you to GRE success. Contact us to learn more about why we continue to be the leading test prep resource for students and professionals in Berkeley.

GRE In-Person Classic

28 hours in total, Class Course, In Person

  • GRE Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Mar 03, 2024

    End: Apr 21, 2024

    4 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

  • GRE Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Mar 16, 2024

    End: May 04, 2024

    17 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

  • GRE Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Mar 31, 2024

    End: May 19, 2024

    32 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

  • GRE Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Apr 13, 2024

    End: Jun 01, 2024

    45 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

GRE Private Tutoring

Hours package 12 to 48 hours, Personalized 1-on-1 Tutoring, In Person or Live Online

GRE Private Course

12 hours in total, Personalized 1-on-1 Course, In Person or Live Online

GRE Prep Course Berkeley - Photo of Student Linnet

Bill was wonderful! He was most helpful very thorough and patient. He explained everything multiple ways and answered all our questions. I appreciated the solutions work he did.
- Linnet (This student did GRE tutoring)

Meet a Berkeley GRE Tutor: Megan F.

Megan has always had a heart for working with children, and from a very early age, she found herself drawn to the medical field, liking the idea of administering tests, arriving at a diagnosis, and offering a prescription or other treatment to reduce suffering. "My older sister was diagnosed with dyscalculia—difficulty with numbers and math—in middle school, and my family was so relieved to have a diagnosis but at the same time, I remember thinking how much easier school would have been for her if we'd known about this earlier." Megan completed her undergraduate degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and knew she wanted to continue her academic journey by obtaining a doctoral degree. "You really need an advanced degree to do anything with psychology," she shares, "and I didn't mind being in school a few years longer, since I've always loved learning." 

Knowing that she would need to take the GRE, Megan began asking friends for standardized test prep recommendations, and she ultimately enrolled in a classroom-style group course that provided a consistent study schedule, as well as the opportunity to take numerous practice exams and learn about her own test-taking tendencies. "I learned so much, not only about the GRE, but about how to identify test questions so I could apply the best strategy and arrive at the correct answer and how to pace myself on the exam, so I didn't run out of time," recalls Megan. Megan took preparing for the GRE very seriously, and her dedication and persistence paid off when she ultimately achieved an impressively high score that put her in the upper percentile of test takers. Combined with her strong undergraduate work and a well-written essay, Megan's GRE score played an important role in helping her create a strong graduate program application. Megan was accepted into her top five doctoral programs for psychology, and she ultimately chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a program respected around the world for producing high-achieving leaders in the field of psychology.

After graduating from UNC, Megan completed internships and fellowships and was ultimately offered a position with a company that specialized in diagnosing childhood learning differences. The company was located in Berkeley, and while Megan had never lived on the West Coast before, she was excited to expand her horizons and try something new. Megan had done a significant amount of student teaching during her doctorate program and found that she missed working with students and helping them prepare for their own individual successes. She regularly led weekend workshops and taught online courses for continuing education credits, but she missed the energy of working with future professionals and watching them master concepts. When she learned Manhattan Review had an office in the area, she reached out about possibly helping students prepare for the GRE, and we were thrilled to welcome her to our team. When Megan isn't guiding students to their own graduate-level success, she can be found learning to make ceramic pottery at her friend's studio, running in the morning with her adopted Greyhound, and participating in local spoken word and poetry events around town.

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