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Taking or considering the GRE Exam or graduate school? You’ll love our short, approachable, and insightful episodes about the GRE Exam and graduate school admissions. This podcast is hosted by Tyler York, co-founder and CEO of Achievable, a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam. You can try it for free at https://achievable.me/

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Taking or considering the GRE Exam or graduate school? You’ll love our short, approachable, and insightful episodes about the GRE Exam and graduate school admissions. This podcast is hosted by Tyler York, co-founder and CEO of Achievable, a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam. You can try it for free at https://achievable.me/

    Walkthrough of a tricky GRE Quant word problem

    Walkthrough of a tricky GRE Quant word problem

    GRE Quant word problems can trip you up by hiding the math in confusing language. Priya Bhatia, a tutor at The MBA Exchange, has been teaching and tutoring math for 17 years and the GRE/GMAT for the last 9 years. In this episode, Priya walks us through how to master tricky GRE Quant word problems, including a question walkthrough of a particularly tough problem.
    Achievable GRE uses AI-powered adaptive learning to target your weak areas and boost your score - visit https://achievable.me/exams/gre/overview/#s=podcast to try it for free.

    • 27 min
    How to use (and not use) AI to help with your MBA application process and essays

    How to use (and not use) AI to help with your MBA application process and essays

    AI is everywhere, but MBA admissions officers don't necessarily want you to use it. What should you do? Hillary Schubach is the founder of Shine MBA Admissions Consulting, and has helped hundreds of clients get into their dream MBA programs. In this episode, Hillary shares her thoughts on the AI writing tools that are available today, how MBA programs are viewing AI, and how to use AI to enhance your MBA application process without breaking any rules.
    Achievable's GRE prep course uses AI-powered adaptive learning to target your weak areas and boost your score - visit https://achievable.me/exams/gre/overview/?utm_source=podcast to try it for free.

    • 34 min
    Things you should know before you start researching MBA programs

    Things you should know before you start researching MBA programs

    Applying to MBA programs soon? Mateo Chang is an independent MBA admissions consultant with 20 years of experience and over 600 students helped. In this episode, Mateo shares his top things you need to know before you start your MBA research process, including where to start, how to categorize and define schools, and how to determine the best MBA program for you.
    Achievable GRE uses AI-powered adaptive learning to target your weak areas and boost your score - visit https://achievable.me/exams/gre/overview/#s=podcast to try it for free.

    • 25 min
    The new shorter GRE: what changed and how to adjust your strategy

    The new shorter GRE: what changed and how to adjust your strategy

    The new shorter GRE is a big change, so how can you get the best possible score? Matt Roy, founder of GuideToGRE, longtime dedicated GRE tutor and author of Achievable's GRE course, goes over what changed with the new shorter GRE and how to adapt your test-taking approach to maximize your score.
    Achievable's GRE prep course uses AI-powered adaptive learning to target your weak areas and boost your score - visit https://achievable.me/exams/gre/overview/?utm_source=podcast to try it for free.

    • 25 min
    Overcoming imposter syndrome: how to get into top MBA programs as a "normal" person

    Overcoming imposter syndrome: how to get into top MBA programs as a "normal" person

    You always hear crazy examples of how someone started a new nonprofit on their way to attending HBS. But what if you're not a crazy standout story - can you still get in? Oren Margolis is the founder of Pinetree & Palm Consulting, which he started after spending 6 years working in admissions at NYU and NYU Stern. In this episode, Oren shares his disdain for a lot of modern MBA admissions advice that focuses on these exceptional applicants, and instead shares his advice for getting into top MBA programs as a "normal" person.
    Achievable's GRE prep course uses AI-powered adaptive learning to target your weak areas and boost your score - visit https://achievable.me/exams/gre/overview/?utm_source=podcast to try it for free.

    • 40 min
    Mega episode: Mastering Inference questions on the GRE Verbal

    Mega episode: Mastering Inference questions on the GRE Verbal

    Inference questions are one of the trickiest question types on the GRE Verbal section. In this episode, Seth Capron, partner at TestCrackers with thousands of students tutored, tells you what an inference question is, shares his tried and true strategies for conquering inference questions, and walks you through multiple examples.
    Achievable's GRE prep course uses AI-powered adaptive learning to target your weak areas and boost your score - visit https://achievable.me/exams/gre/overview/?utm_source=podcast to try it for free.
    TestCrackers is a renowned GRE & GMAT prep firm based in San Francisco - visit https://www.testcrackers.org/ 

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

CaylieeL ,

Thank you! 96th percentile!

I cannot thank you enough for this podcast! The strategies you share are total game changers. I took the GRE before my Masters program 6 years ago and studied a bit here and there. I did very mediocre and got a score in the low 50th percentile for verbal and worse for quant and writing. I am applying to another graduate program that is more competitive than my previous Masters degree program and in typical fashion left studying until the last minute (2 weeks prior to the test). I knew I wouldn’t be able to learn and retain much content in 2 weeks so I focused on strategies instead. I took a power prep practice test and scored similarly to my test 6 years ago. After listening to all of your podcast episodes and looking through the free information on your site I scored 165/96th percentile in verbal, 156 in quant, and 91st percentile in writing which is believe was an overall score of 5. My program primarily focuses on the verbal score so I am feeling confident! Confession: I still listen to new episodes of the podcast even though I have no plans to take the GRE again.

PianoMatt715 ,

Thank You (and one small suggestion)

Guys. Thank you so much! I often drive and need a way to study safely when I can’t do practice problems and YouTube. Love the unique approach you provide to the personal/mental side of the GRE.

However, I often have trouble hearing you both! I think the audio quality of the mics might not be best suited for podcasting. I know they make some good ones on Amazon that don’t cost a lot. Or, even AirPods have great quality when up close.

That’s the only thing holding this back from being my absolute favorite GRE prep podcast! But, again, thank you both so much for helping me study.

adaminkorea ,

Highly recommend!

I have been studying for the GRE for a couple of years on and off and for once I feel like I have an edge to break into the 90th percentile in quant after discovering these guys and the stellar system. Orion is really incredible and had a unique strategy for test-taking that is both practical and brainy at the same time. Thanks guys!

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