Ivy Bound has been preparing students for high school admission tests – the SAT and ACT – since 2001, but did you know that we also offer programs for graduate school entry examinations? Our experienced tutors help students achieve success in four specific testing areas for graduate school qualification.
GMAT Test Prep
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) helps determine a student’s eligibility for admission into top tier MBA programs. The test is computerized and a trusted indicator for business schools when deciding whether or not to admit a student into their MBA program.
The GMAT consists of four sections:
- Analytical Writing Assessment
- Integrated Reasoning
- Quantitative Assessment
Ivy Bound’s tutors have all taken the GMAT and scored in the top two percent. They are adept teachers who convey the skills needed for GMAT success. For some students these skills are review; for others, the skills are new and our tutors effectively help build these skills. Many students overthink questions on the GMAT, which wastes valuable time. The most valuable asset that our tutors have is their ability to save you time on questions. We will work with you to identify strengths and weaknesses that may be the key difference between an average and an excellent score.
LSAT Test Prep
The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is required for any student applying to law school. A student’s results on the examination are considered an essential part of the admissions process, often determining whether or not a student is accepted. Like other graduate school tests, the LSAT is just one factor that helps determine a student’s chances of acceptance, but at the most highly ranked law schools, the LSAT score usually carries more weight than one’s GPA.
The LSAT multiple choice sections are 35 minutes each, comprised of:
- Logical Reasoning
- Reading Comprehension
- Logical Reasoning (again)
- Analytical assessment (“Logic Games”)
A fifth section, repeating one of the above categories is experimental and does not count. A final section, a 30-minute essay is mandatory, but not scored by the LSAT. The written piece is available to Law Schools to further assess an applicant.
The LSAT program by Ivy Bound offers only the best training by the most capable tutors who administer the maximum number of practice tests available for their students. Ivy Bound students have access to 30 practice examinations and learning examples with all of the assistance necessary from our instructors. Our LSAT prep students can expect to realistically see 40-45 percentile increases in most cases.
MCAT Test Prep
The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice test designed to test aspiring medical students’ knowledge of the different sciences essential to the study of medicine. It is a key part of a student’s medical school application. Accepted students must have exceptional problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and writing skills.
At Ivy Bound, we want to help you succeed in one of the most rewarding and fulfilling career paths. Our instructors will help you build the knowledge base necessary to be successful on the MCAT over a three to five-month period. We offer one-on-one tutoring proven to increase your score on each studied subject by two to four points.
While Ivy Bound does not offer material for the sciences, our tutors work with the prep guides and practice tests. Ivy Bound endorses the instructional materials of Kaplan and Exam Krackers because they have proven to be successful tools for many of our students.
GRE Test Prep
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is comprised of two tests: The General Test and the Subjects Test. The Subject Tests are taken by students who want to measure their knowledge of the area in which they majored in at the undergraduate level. The GRE scores are sought by Masters and PhD programs. Even with an MCAT, GMAT, or LSAT score, some programs require GRE proficiency as well.
Ivy Bound offers a program to help students prepare for the General Test, teaching students skills that they may not have learned at the college level. Students who are applying to postgraduate courses take this standardized test to help determine their eligibility for enrollment.
Similarly, to the GMAT, the GRE General Test has an Analytical Writing Assessment, a Quantitative Section and a Verbal Section. The instructors will provide students with simulated GRE practice tests that will measure how their skills are progressing. We recommend that students approach this test as a brand new venture, which will make learning the skills necessary to succeed on the test that much easier.
Ivy Bound is passionate about helping students prepare for the most important moments in their educational lives. Contact Ivy Bound at 877-975-1600 today with any additional questions about these programs, or any of our other test preparation courses.