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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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    • 5.0 • 16 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/

    How to rethink the GRE

    How to rethink the GRE

    Vince Kotchian is the founder of Vince Kotchian Test Prep, author of a major GRE prep book, and creator of multiple GRE apps. When he says you should rethink the GRE, it's worth paying attention. He walks through the common ways that students often think about the GRE that are misguided, and how to rethink the GRE to make sure you're setting yourself up for success.
    Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

    • 11 min
    You don’t need to answer every question on the GRE for a great score

    You don’t need to answer every question on the GRE for a great score

    Most of us are used to tests in school, where to get an A, you have to answer every question correctly. But on the GRE, you don't! In fact, you can get a 160+ score without answering every question, let alone correctly. Testcrackers founders Yuri Gottesman and Seth Capron have tutored thousands of both GRE and GMAT students. In this episode, Yuri and Seth explain what they've found taking hundreds of GRE exams in their career and how the way GRE scoring works should factor into your test taking strategy.
    Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me
    TestCrackers is a renowned GRE & GMAT prep firm based in San Francisco - visit https://www.testcrackers.org/ 

    • 20 min
    What to look for in a GRE tutor

    What to look for in a GRE tutor

    Most GRE tutors claim to be experts, have a 4.5 to 5 star rating, and tons of glowing reviews - so how do you pick the one that will actually be the best for you? Matt Roy is the founder of GuideToGRE, a longtime dedicated GRE tutor, and author of Achievable's GRE course. In this episode, he shares what to avoid when looking for a GRE tutor, what to look for, questions you should ask, red flags, and more.
    Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - try it for free at https://achievable.me

    • 15 min
    What to do when you find a GRE question you can’t answer

    What to do when you find a GRE question you can’t answer

    The GRE lets you skip questions and come back to them later, but what should you do if you still can't answer it? In this episode, Vince Kotchian, founder of Vince Kotchian Test Prep, author of a major GRE prep book, and creator of multiple GRE apps, shares his approach to determining which question to skip, approaching problems where you don't know the way to solve it, and how to triage these situations quickly.
    Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - try it for free at https://achievable.me

    • 8 min
    Reasoning and diagnosing problems on the GRE

    Reasoning and diagnosing problems on the GRE

    Reasoning, problem solving, and critical thinking are crucial skills for the GRE and the key thing that differentiates GRE questions from other tests you might have taken. In this episode, Brian Prestia, owner of Reason Test Prep with 20 years of GRE tutoring experience, walks you through how to attack GRE problems and separate the foundational skills from the tricky problem setups that the GRE throws at you.
    Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

    • 21 min
    The internal ranking system for GRE questions and how it should impact your study plan

    The internal ranking system for GRE questions and how it should impact your study plan

    The GRE scoring is adaptive and features questions with five difficulty levels, and that should change how you prepare for the exam. In this episode, Erfun Guela, founder of GRE Compass and author of a GRE prep book with over 100,000 sales, shares the ranking system for GRE questions, how the rank of these questions impact your scaled (final official) score, and how that should change how you both study for and approach the GRE exam.
    Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 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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