PowerScore Review

Offering a deep and flexible selection of course options and tutoring plans, PowerScore is built to meet the personal study needs of virtually any student.

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The Good

Terrific selection of course formats

PowerScore offers all the standard types of GRE prep courses, including on-site courses in 21 states, and live and on-demand online courses available to students around the world. All standard PowerScore courses are built around 10 three-hour class sessions over a five-week course schedule. There are also two half-length course options, which are designed to focus on either the quantitative reasoning or verbal reasoning section of the GRE. These focused courses include 15 hours of live instruction and are only available online. If you need a speedier study option that covers all parts of the GRE test, look into PowerScore’s accelerated on-site and online weekend courses. PowerScore weekend courses are designed to deliver all the key concepts, skills, and testing strategies you need to face the GRE with confidence, all in only one or two weekends. Weekend courses include 16 hours of class time. The on-site course schedule includes two eight-hour classes on one weekend, while the online course schedule includes four four-hour classes over two weekends.

Versatile tutoring plans

Whether you need a little extra help on a GRE math concept or you want a full one-on-one course, PowerScore tutors are ready to assist you online, on the telephone, or in person. PowerScore’s no-obligation tutoring plan enables you to get as little or as much assistance you need. To save some money, consider one of PowerScore’s prepaid tutoring packages, which include five-, 10-, 20-, and 30-hour options. The 30-hour tutoring package is designed to provide the same coverage as a standard, full-length PowerScore GRE prep course. PowerScore tutors are available in cities across the country. Online tutoring utilizes the same interactive communication software used in standard PowerScore courses, so you get an experience comparable to an in-person tutoring session.

Solid admissions prep services

PowerScore’s admissions prep program provides you with one-on-one online support from a consultant with expertise in your area of graduate study who can help you with virtually any aspect of the graduate admissions process. Find out how to select the right school based on your background and career goals. Get assistance completing your application and writing your admissions essays. Practice for admissions interviews under the watchful eye of an expert. This kind of personalized program is pretty unique among GRE prep companies, many of which offer predesigned admissions consulting plans with much less flexibility in content.

The Bad

Missing some helpful supplementary learning materials

PowerScore offers all of their students hard-copy lesson and exercise books as well as online access to some additional learning resources and practice materials. However, PowerScore falls a little behind the top-performing companies in this area. Prep companies like TestMasters and Kaplan offer very extensive online resources including thousands of practice GRE questions in searchable databases and dozens of interactive learning tools to help you master virtually any GRE content area or test-taking skill. Although PowerScore’s offerings in this area are certainly respectable, there are more thorough options available if that’s important to you.

The Details

Pricing

  • Cost of Additional Tutoring Sessions: $100 - $150/hour
  • Price Range: $395 - $995

General Information

  • Average Class Size: Varies
  • Delivery Methods: On-Site, Live Online, Streaming Video
  • Hours of Instruction: 16 - 30
  • Number of Full Practice Tests: 4
  • Quiz Bank Questions: 100+

Pricing

General Instruction

The Powerscore Weekend GRE Course

  • Price: $395
  • Hours of Instruction: 16
  • Delivery Method: On-Site

The Powerscore Weekend GRE Course

  • Price: $395
  • Hours of Instruction: 16
  • Delivery Method: Live Online

The Powerscore GRE Course

  • Price: $795
  • Hours of Instruction: 30
  • Delivery Method: Live Online

The Powerscore Full-Length GRE Course

  • Price: $995
  • Hours of Instruction: 30
  • Delivery Method: On-Site

Tutoring

GRE In-Person Private Tutoring

  • Price: $150 - $3,295
  • Hours of Instruction: 1 - 30
  • Delivery Method: On-Site

GRE Live Online Private Tutoring

  • Price: $150 - $3,295
  • Hours of Instruction: 1 - 30
  • Delivery Method: Live Online

GRE Telephone Private Tutoring

  • Price: $100 - $800
  • Hours of Instruction: 1 - 10
  • Delivery Method: Telephone
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