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How to achieve a strong and balanced score to wow MBA programs
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Testimonials

“I prepared the GMAT myself for almost 5 months, and I just got 630 and 640. As I wanted to apply for a top business school in Europe, I needed to present a better score. Emily is a remarkable teacher not only because she provides good advice and strategies to tackle the different exercises but also because she creates a proper learning ambiance thanks to her charm and passion for learning. Thanks to Emily, I achieved my goal of scoring 680 in just one extra month of preparation, furthermore, in my last trials I was even scoring 710 -720.”

Jose G.

Jose G.
GMAT Student

“Both Emily and Joa are incredible GMAT consultants. More than tutors, they truly partner with you every step of the way. Emily perfectly guided me through the verbal prep by providing me with resources and homework assignments needed to enable incremental improvements. Joa was also key in helping me build upon my quant skills. She studied my strengths and weaknesses and then designed a program just for me. With each session, I felt more confident and reassured to trust the process and to continue to keep a focused mind. I would recommend both Emily and Joa to anyone preparing to apply to business school.”

Rona M.

Rona M.
GMAT/MBA Admissions Student

“I took the GMAT in Miami last year without much prep and got a good score but not good enough for any sort of scholarships. I was home in Miami for the summer and decided to retake the GMAT, but this time with the help of tutoring. I decided to go with Joa and I couldn't be happier with my decision. She really focused on understanding material and not just memorizing gimmicks, which most services pride themselves on. With Joa's help I was able to raise my score from a 700 to a 770 in just 12-hours of sessions over a 1 month period.”

David R.

David R.
GMAT Student
STUDENT STORY

Katie

Where it began

We’ve worked with students just like you and helped them improve their GMAT scores to get into their top choice schools. Katie was very intelligent and had an interesting job in politics; however, she wanted to move her career (and income) forward by pursuing an MBA. She was incredibly dedicated to putting in the work and knew she would earn back the money she invested into test prep once she completed her MBA. She simply needed a guide to help her with strategies on what to focus on.

When it came to the Verbal section, Katie was a natural. She aced the Critical Reasoning questions (she was in the political field after all), and she was a huge bookworm. She did struggle a bit when it came to Sentence Correction questions, but she felt confident that she could learn the rules. The Quantitative section, on the other hand, was a bit of a different story. She always did fairly well when it came to math, but she kept making a lot of small mistakes and was taking a long time to answer questions. Not to mention, she didn’t really understand the Data Sufficiency questions entirely, which slowed her down. Each time she took a practice test, the time would run out before she could finish answering the Quant questions.

 

Working with us

During our first sessions, we parsed out what she did well with on her own versus what she needed help with. Given that she was relatively strong in Verbal already, we deprioritized it slightly. We simply focused on reviewing the commonly tested grammar rules for the Sentence Correction questions until she felt comfortable, then she focused on independent study. This worked well because she could increase her overall score more quickly through the Verbal section, which would help her reach a 700. However, we needed to make sure that she could perform well enough on the Quantitative section because the top 10 programs would still be looking for a strong score that was comparable to the Verbal.

For the Quantitative section, Katie will tell you that she improved her score but not without putting in the work. When we reviewed strategies for Data Sufficiency that improved her accuracy and timing, she was able to bump up her score by a bit. However, there was no doubt that there were certain concepts that she simply was not familiar with. We focused on reviewing those commonly tested concepts together, and then she put in time outside of the classroom. And when I say she worked hard, I mean that she took her Official Guide to the GMAT book with her on a vacation to Italy so that she could continue her practice. It was not always easy, but we worked together to build her understanding and then she put in the time to master it. When she went to take her GMAT, she broke a 720 and was thrilled with everything she had accomplished!

GMAT preparation doesn’t have to be something you dread! 

When you work with a JEM expert, you’re working with someone who has over 10 years of experience in teaching people how to achieve their test goals, and not only that, but also in making it a little bit fun!

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Common Challenges

The students we've worked with have struggled with the full range of difficulties associated with GMAT test preparation.

Content: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Verbal, Quantitative -- the GMAT covers a lot of ground, and it can feel like a lot if you’re trying to cram the details!

Strategy: how to approach each question type so that your skills can shine through!

Timing: sometimes the clock ticking down gets under your skin and you just can’t focus -- but we can help desensitize the timing pressure so you’re good to go!

Organization: preparation and materials can be overwhelming -- we help you understand what to focus on.

Confidence: even the strongest students can suffer from a lack of confidence, but when you work with a test prep expert, you have someone who knows you and your strengths cheering you on and giving you tangible tips to stay on an upward trajectory!

Motivation: how to break through those slumps where you’d rather do anything besides test prep!

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Private Tutorials

The first step towards taking charge of your studies!
Let's look at what you can do with your hours.
Start with a thorough assessment of strengths and challenges and organize a personalized game plan.

Cody

Work on challenging content areas, keeping an eye out for strategy and confidence-building opportunities.

Elaine

We’ll keep working on content areas, practicing timing and strategy, and start addressing motivation as needed.

Jimmy

Each hour is a power-packed session with a test prep expert.  Our experts have over 10 years of experience helping students in exactly your position, and that experience means you’ll have the best help available to achieve your goals.

Everything is customized to you

Verbal

Quantitative

IR

Organization

AWA

Timing

Strategy

Tips

Confidence

For added value, we have a free BONUS!

When you work with JEM Achievement experts for 12 or more hours, you’ll receive an Admissions Strategy Session, valued at $275 but yours for free.  An Admissions Strategy Session is a full hour of time with one of our Admissions Specialists to review your applicant profile and plan a timeline for your application process.  We’ll help you feel empowered and in control of your applications, setting you up for success!

We can’t wait to meet you and get started on achieving your goals!

PRICING

Private Tutorial Packages

A la carte hours available at a rate of $125/hour for up to 12 hours, and $115/hour thereafter.
Starter
6 hours

Total Cost $750 $125 /hour
Most Popular
Comprehensive
12 hours
Bonus Included!
Total Cost $1,380 $115 /hour
Advanced
24 hours
Bonus Included!
Total Cost $2,760 $115 /hour

Meet the Experts

Joa

Emily

We (Joa and Emily) met while working for Big Test Prep companies and knew there was a better, more personalized way to provide digital test prep and admissions consulting services. Thus, JEM Achievement was born: tailored and flexible support available online, no matter where you are. JEM empowers students in pursuit of advanced education through curated courses, private tutoring, and strategic coaching. We strive to have a hand in developing future leaders within their communities, instilling a solid set of values to be carried forward.

We have worked with hundreds of GMAT, GRE, and graduate admissions students over the course of our 10+ year careers in private education and know how stressful test preparation can be. With jobs, families, and life, we realize that test prep courses are difficult to add into the mix, but we also know that they are an extremely important piece of the admissions puzzle. We also realize that you don’t always know if you’re paired up with an instructor who is a good fit for you.

Both of us have compatible styles with sometimes different perspectives and strengths, which is why we make such a great team! When you work with one of us, you can be sure that you’re still getting the other because we are in constant communication behind the scenes, strategizing ways to bring out the best in your abilities. We have worked with students from all over the world from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of goals. You can be sure with us that you’ll receive honest advice and work with people who care about you as an individual. We know what achievement can do for self-confidence, and we want you to find success!

FAQs

Where do my Private Tutorial sessions take place and what kind of program will we use?
Our sessions will be online: we know you’ve got a full schedule, and we have clients all over the world. We’re accessible no matter where you are and what else you’ve got going on! We are happy to meet you via WebEx or Adobe Connect, both of which have screen sharing and whiteboards. Neither of these platforms will cost anything for you -- all you need is a bit of time to get set up to understand how the platform works, and then you’re ready to rock!
Can I access my sessions on my phone or tablet instead of my computer?
Technically yes! However, we recommend that you use a laptop or desktop computer to participate in your Private Tutorial sessions in order to get the most value out of the instruction offered.
Do the Private Tutorial sessions include any materials?
When you work with one of our test prep experts, you’ll get personalized recommendations for the best test prep materials on the market for your particular situation. During our initial consultation with you, we’ll find out whether you have any materials already, discuss the areas in which you’d like to make the most improvements, and suggest the best materials for you to purchase for our sessions.
Who are the Private Tutorials designed for?
We have specifically designed the Private Tutorial sessions for clients with busy lives who need a thoughtful guide through the process of preparing for the GMAT. We help clients who need to boost their scores, but do not feel confident about being able to do it by themselves.
Who are the Private Tutorials NOT designed for?
If you already feel quite confident in your test-taking ability and are scoring in the range required for your MBA applications, our service may not be a best fit for you since you’re right where you need to be already!
How many hours should I sign up for?
The minimum number of hours we typically recommend is 12 -- this can be divided into 12 one-hour sessions, or 8 hour-and-a-half sessions. This is typically enough time to do either a deep dive on up to 2 sections with a high level overview of the remaining sections or a review of all sections of the test. If you suspect you may need a deep dive on all sections of the test, we typically recommend 24 hours of tutorial time. We’d be very happy to talk about the specifics of your situation and give you a personalized recommendation! Please click here to contact us.
How does scheduling work?
During our initial consultation with you, we’ll discuss a general outline of availability to make sure scheduling is a smooth process. Then you and your test prep expert will schedule directly with each other, deciding when and how often you’ll meet. Once sessions are confirmed, you’ll receive a Google Calendar Invite via email with information about the focus of the session and any other relevant links!
How do I get started with my Private Tutorials for GMAT Preparation?
So glad you asked -- click below!
PRICING

Private Tutorial Packages

A la carte hours available at a rate of $125/hour for up to 12 hours, and $115/hour thereafter.
Starter
6 hours

Total Cost $750 $125 /hour
Most Popular
Comprehensive
12 hours
Bonus Included!
Total Cost $1,380 $115 /hour
Advanced
24 hours
Bonus Included!
Total Cost $2,760 $115 /hour

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