GRE Private Tutoring in Shanghai (China)

GRE Tutoring in Shanghai

Students who wish to enroll in graduate programs at universities in the United States and many other countries must usually take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE is an assessment of verbal and quantitative skills that presents test-takers with a series of difficult challenges. Manhattan Review in Shanghai teaches our students how to meet these challenges with effective and practical GRE learning options that quite simply get results. Our GRE offerings include on-site GRE prep courses or private tutoring in Shanghai, GRE group instruction in online interactive format, and GRE practice tests, and we also provide specialized application advising and MBA admissions consulting services. Manhattan Review is a company that was founded on the idea of accessibility in test preparation, and our GRE courses and private tutoring plans emphasize higher order thinking skills rather than content memorization or test-taking tricks. Our results-driven and student-centered GRE teaching has been producing successful learning outcomes for students around the world since 1999, and our satisfied clients number in the tens of thousands.

Over our many years of GRE teaching, we’ve seen that above-average GRE scores are most helpful to graduate school applicants. The definition of "above average" depends on a given university's degree of selectivity as well as the expectations of individual departments. The University of Chicago, a top-tier institution, serves as an illustrative example. The Department of History is primarily focused on the GRE verbal score, and the average is in the 90th percentile (approximately 166) for accepted students. This department is explicitly less concerned with the GRE analytical writing and quantitative performance, but it does state that "weak" scores in these areas "may raise red flags." Graduate applicants to the Department of Computer Science, on the other hand, average in the 80th percentile on quantitative and the 50th percentile in verbal (162 and 150 respectively). In either case, an applicant is best served by exceeding these departmental expectations on all sections of the test, especially the scores that are most relevant to a given degree program. This will impress admissions officials and convince them that a student has the academic aptitude necessary for success.

Manhattan Review's GRE prep courses and private tutoring have been significant factors in our students' acceptance to world-class universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, MIT, UC Berkeley, CalTech, Dartmouth, Cornell, Emory, Swarthmore, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Virginia. Holders of advanced degrees have been shown to have both lower unemployment rates and higher average salaries than workers with a bachelor's degree or less. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a median unemployment rate of 4.8% and a median annual salary of $43,000 for all workers. Those with a master's degree earn median compensation of $67,050 per year, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, and with a doctorate, this goes up to $81,150 and down to 1.7%. Manhattan Review's past GRE clients have taken advantage of the favorable job market for highly educated workers. They are employed at Fortune 500 companies such as General Motors, Valero Energy, Dow Chemical, and Prudential Financial, and at Shanghai firms such as China Pacific Insurance, PanAn Test Engineering, Spring Airlines, and Shenergy Group.

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


Primary Course Venue:

Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
59 Siping Road
Shanghai 200086, China

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

Meet a Shanghai GRE Tutor: Gigi F.

Gigi F. has been a GRE tutor for Manhattan Review in New York, Atlanta, and Shanghai since 2007. Equally adept in classroom and individual settings, she is a passionate educator who derives great satisfaction from the achievements of her students. Her GRE students find her teaching style to be engaging, inspiring, and entertaining, and she is one of our most popular instructors.

Gigi is a graduate of Smith College, where she completed a bachelor's degree in secondary education, and she also holds a master of arts in teaching from Duke University. Her GRE students have been accepted to top universities such as Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, and UC Berkeley, and have gone on to careers in business, teaching, research, and civil service.