New York City GMAT Tutoring


My name is Jeff Sackmann, and I've been helping people get their best possible GMAT score since 2000. I'm currently available to help you do the same. You can read more about my background in test preparation here.

If you're reading the site, odds are you've already gotten a sense of my approach to the GMAT. If you've just arrived, take a few moments and look around. I believe in helping you build a firm foundation of content knowledge, and using that foundation, combined with a thorough knowledge of how the test works, to approach the GMAT confidently.

Update, July 2010: At this time, my schedule does not allow me to accept any new students. I expect this will be the case for at least the next few months. If anything changes, I will update this page.

Location and Rates

I work out of my office on 5th Ave and 27th St in Manhattan and am generally available weekend afternoons and some weeknights.

Rates for one-on-one tutoring are $235 for a 1.5 hour session, $300 for a two hour session, or $435 for a three hour session.

Small group sessions (up to four students) are also an option. The total cost of such sessions are $350 for two hours or $475 for three hours.

I offer the following discount for multiple meetings: There is a 20% discount on the above rates starting with the fourth session. I accept payment via cash, check, and credit card.

Tutoring Sessions

People often ask me what to expect in a session. I hesitate to give a concise answer, because the whole idea of one-on-one tutoring is to cater it to your needs.

If you are just starting out, I can help you make a detailed study plan, as well as introduce you to the various skills and strategies you'll be using during that time. If your math skills are rusty, it's important to brush those up as early as possible. (My Total GMAT Math is also a great way to handle that.)

If you are further along in the process, sessions are increasingly dictated by your needs. Our time is usually spent most effectively if you've isolated a few content areas or question types that give you trouble. One way to do that is to highlight a dozen or so problems that are particularly tricky for you; I can do the rest.

What matters the most, of course, are the results. Click here to read what people are saying about my tutoring and what it has done for them.

What Is Enough?

Many people choose to meet with me once or twice a week for a period of several weeks. If you want me to guide you through the process from the beginning through test day, that may be the way to go.

But that is by no means required. If you have already taken a course, or self-studied and gotten within striking distance of your target score, you may find that one or two sessions is sufficient to give them a boost. Many students tell me that the biggest advantage of working with me is the renewed motivation at the end of each session.

Working on your own, or in an impersonal class setting, can be difficult, especially when you try to sustain it over a period of several weeks. I can help you keep the momentum going right up to the time you sit for the GMAT.

Phone Consultations

If you're not in New York, I can still help. I offer phone consultations at the rate of $175 per hour, with a one-hour minimum. It's a great way to get some of the same benefits of in-person tutoring, but without having to be in midtown Manhattan.

I've written more about my phone consultation service here.


Ready to schedule a session? Have more questions? Drop me a line.



About the author: Jeff Sackmann has written many GMAT preparation books, including the popular Total GMAT Math, Total GMAT Verbal, and GMAT 111. He has also created explanations for problems in The Official Guide, as well as 1,800 practice GMAT math questions.

Total GMAT Math

The comprehensive guide to the GMAT Quant section. It's "far and away the best study material available," including over 300 realistic practice questions and more than 500 exercises!
Click to read more.