Going back to academia after a long absence can be intimidating. The two biggest obstacles are usually the GRE, and general Math Prerequisites.
If you are terrified of the math section of the GRE, it might help you to know that you are not the only one. We have worked with students who have put off graduate school for years because they were worried about doing well enough on the GRE.
Although taking a standardized test after years away from school is scary, the truth is that the GRE is actually not a very hard test.
The best comparison for the GRE is the SAT. If you did reasonably well on the SAT, there is no reason not to do just as well or better on the GRE. Although you may have forgotten much of the math you learned in high-school, the GRE math section actually tests fewer math concepts than the SAT does.
To do well on the GRE, all you need are: the specific math skills that the are on the test, confidence, and lots of practice. We can help you with all of those.
Most Masters and continuing education programs have several math prerequisites. Some programs require very basic math skills, others more advanced. You may have been employing these skills in your job, or, just as likely, you haven’t had to use them in years – maybe in decades. It’s quite natural to be a little rusty after such a long hiatus, but it’s nothing that can’t be overcome.
We have worked with people of many different age groups that are seeking to continue their education. Every syllabus is different, so the material covered will vary from student to student. Whether it’s fractions, algebra, or geometry, we will be happy to help you regain proficiency and gain confidence.
If you’ve been out of school for a while and need to catch up on math, even if it’s very simple math, hiring a patient, understanding tutor can be a very big help.