GRE Tutoring in Pasadena (California)

Pasadena students can prepare for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) at convenient local sites with Manhattan Review, an experienced test prep company that has been helping students around the world achieve their academic goals since 1999. Our GRE prep services available in Pasadena include customized private GRE tutoring, group GRE courses in on-site or online formats, and authentic GRE practice tests. Manhattan Review is Pasadena's top resource for professional GRE instruction, which produces impressive score gains within a reasonable time frame. Our superior GRE teaching generates much greater score improvements than other available options, which include ineffective self-study methods, marginally qualified tutors, or companies that implement formulaic GRE instruction. You will learn how to master the content of each GRE section through focused teaching and efficient study techniques, and we'll also show you how to develop vital testing skills such as time management and anxiety reduction. Give us a call, send us an email, or contact us online today for more information on our GRE prep courses and private tutoring for Pasadena students.

Educational Testing Service (ETS), the organization that administers the GRE, does not set "passing" scores for the GRE; these are determined by the individual schools or degree programs. ETS does, however, publish data on the overall performance of the entire group of test-takers. Based on the three most recent years for which data are available (approximately 1.7 million test-takers), the 50th percentile section scores are about 151 verbal, 152 quantitative, and 3.7 analytical writing. High verbal scores are less common than high quantitative scores. A 162, for example, is in the 90th percentile for verbal but only in the 82nd percentile for quantitative. Middle-50% scores (the 25th through the 75th percentiles) are 145-157 verbal and 146-160 quantitative. Over 80% of students score between 3.0 and 5.0 on the analytical writing section of the GRE. Most university departments report the mean or median GRE scores of students accepted to their programs, and this information is vital for applicants. GRE statistics are in most cases easily viewable on departmental websites, although there are a few institutions who decline to provide this information.

Manhattan Review's GRE prep courses and private tutoring have helped our clients meet the GRE standards of graduate programs at a number of elite universities, including Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan, Duke, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, Columbia, the University of Chicago, Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, and King's College London. Armed with graduate degrees from fine universities, our former clients also do quite well in the job market. Among the Fortune 500 companies now staffed by our past students are Wells Fargo, Prudential Financial, Walgreens Boots Alliance, United Technologies, and New York Life Insurance. Pasadena firms, including Goldstar Events, Pardee Homes, Green Dot Corporation, Western Asset Management Company, and Red Hen Press also employ Manhattan Review alumni. Start executing your plan for future academic and professional accomplishment right away with Manhattan Review's GRE prep services for graduate school applicants living in Pasadena.

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 Pasadena - Photo of Student Hugo

My first class in Manhattan Review was a very good class. George is a very good teacher.
- Hugo (This student took our GRE course.)


Primary Course Venue:

Manhattan Review GMAT GRE LSAT Prep
Pasadena Teaching Center at the Sheraton
303 East Cordova Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: (626) 243-2270

NOTE: We do NOT typically have staff at the venue, so email us before visiting the venue.

Meet a Pasadena GRE Tutor: Mark R.

Mark R. is a high school English teacher in the Pasadena area who has been teaching GRE prep since 2012. He holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of California-San Diego and a master of arts in teaching from the University of Southern California. According to his students, Mark is a gifted and experienced teacher with a full range of effective instructional approaches to the GRE.

Born and raised in Oakland, California, Mark is a fourth-generation educator. "I always knew that I would go into teaching," he says. "I didn't necessarily plan on teaching the GRE, but I've found GRE instruction to be great for my overall professional development and maintenance of my skills." In his spare time, Mark enjoys pick-up basketball, action films, and poker.