Students begin with a diagnostic exam to measure current testing strengths and weaknesses. Our proprietary computerized adaptive test mirrors the type of testing students will encounter on the day of the exam. The test is reviewed by our analysts and then a customized education plan is crafted to address the unique needs of each individual student. The student then begins an intensive tutorial process that includes learning the skills necessary for outstanding performance on each section.
Sentia’s emphasis on polished, persuasive writing samples is reflected in its carefully-tuned system of preparation for the GRE’s Writing section. Students are taught writing skills developed specifically for exceptional performance on this section of the exam.
Sentia students consistently outperform their peers as a direct result of their highly structured essays optimized to receive exceptional scores from both the GRE’s human reader and its computer review system (e-rater).
Our Verbal tutoring includes strategies tailored for each of the concepts tested:
- Reading comprehension
- Sentence completion
- Sentence equivalence
Homework assignments include targeted drills as well as extensive review of the GRE’s commonly-tested vocabulary words.
Sentia’s quantitative tutoring acknowledges what many test preparation companies conveniently forget: many GRE test-takers took fewer than two math courses in college. As a result, most of the skills required to perform well on the quantitative section of the GRE are long forgotten topics such as:
- Data Analysis
Faced with math techniques difficult to recall, a propriety testing format and the relative difficulty of the data interpretation questions, test-takers often underperform relative to their abilities on test day. With Sentia’s transformative approach, the GRE’s quantitative section is made accessible and intelligible. Most students experience rapid score improvement in the quantitative section of the GRE after only a handful of sessions.
Students can work with our instructors in person in New York and Los Angeles or via videoconference from anywhere in the world.