PowerScore Review

PowerScore offers several GMAT prep course and tutoring programs that should fit easily into just about every schedule and budget. However, the lack of live online classes puts them behind the top companies.

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The Good

Flexible options for smaller budgets

Compared to the rest of the industry, PowerScore’s GMAT test prep courses and tutoring services are extremely affordable. This is great news if you feel you’d benefit from guided instruction but don’t have a lot of money to spend. An in-person course is going to cost you more than self-study materials, but even PowerScore’s complete course costs less than $1,000. Tutoring packages are also reasonably priced and you’re able to purchase hours as you need them rather than buying a set amount of hours all at once.

Courses that work with every schedule

In addition to the traditional five-week course, PowerScore also offers a weekend GMAT course, which is a better choice if you’re short on time during the week. This is an intensive 16-hour course that covers all the sections of the exam and also includes GMAT sample questions and practice tests. PowerScore’s On Demand course is another possibility for students who need a flexible program that fits in with their busy schedule. There are over 40 hours of video lessons covering different strategies for tackling all the various types of questions that appear on the GMAT exam. Access these videos and the Online Student Center as often as you want for six months after signing up. And as with the full-length GMAT course, the On Demand course contains seven practice tests so you can get a good feel for how the exam works and what areas you need improvement in.

Get the one-on-one help you need

PowerScore offers private GMAT tutoring sessions live online, over the phone, and in person at a location you and your tutor agree upon. Sign up for hourly tutoring if there’s one particular concept that’s giving you trouble. Or purchase a tutoring package if you’re looking for one-on-one instruction and a customized study plan. Packages range from five to 30 hours, so you don’t need to pay for more hours than what you know you’ll use. Once you’ve been assigned a tutor, you communicate with him or her directly regarding meeting times and any questions you may have about the test material. They design your study schedule around your strengths and weaknesses so you get a program specifically built to help you maximize your score on the GMAT exam.

Highly trained instructors

PowerScore only hires instructors and tutors who have scored in the 99th percentile on the official GMAT exam, so you can be sure they’re well-versed in all the concepts that appear on the test. They’re also incredibly familiar with the skills and strategies necessary to excel on the exam and pass this knowledge onto you to help you achieve your desired score. Not all GMAT prep course providers require their instructors to demonstrate this level of knowledge when it comes to the exam, but it can make a big difference in the overall quality of the tutoring you receive. For this reason, you may want to move PowerScore up on your list.

The Bad

No live online courses

If taking one of PowerScore’s in-person classes isn’t an option in your area, you’re limited to either pursuing one-on-one tutoring or going with the On Demand course because PowerScore doesn’t offer live online classes. Depending on the type of instruction you’re looking for, this could be a problem. However, PowerScore offers in-person classes in major cities all over the country, so it’s worth investigating what’s available in your area before you cross them off your list.

Missing a question bank

Aside from the practice exams found in PowerScore’s Online Student Center, there are few ways to test yourself with actual GMAT sample questions since they’re lacking a practice question bank. Do note the seven full-length exams and homework assignments give you plenty of chances to practice with all the different types of problems. However, it would be nice to see PowerScore add a question bank to their online resources in the future, as this is something commonly found with many of the best GMAT prep course providers.

The Details


  • Cost of Additional Tutoring Sessions: $100 - $150 per hour
  • Price Range: $395 - $3600

General Information

  • Average Class Size: Varies
  • Delivery Methods: Live On-Site, Live Online, Video on Demand
  • Hours of Instruction: 16 - 40
  • Number of Full Practice Tests: 7
  • Quiz Bank Questions: N/A


General Instruction

Powerscore weekend course – on-site

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

Powerscore GMAT on demand

  • Price: $495
  • Hours of Instruction: 40+
  • Delivery Method: Streaming Video

Powerscore full-length GMAT course – on-site

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


Telephonic tutoring

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

Live online tutoring

  • Price: $300 - $3,600
  • Hours of Instruction: 2 - 30
  • Delivery Method: Live Online

In-person tutoring

  • Price: $300 - $3,600
  • Hours of Instruction: 2 - 30
  • Delivery Method: On-Site

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