M B A Exchange, Ltd. is a BBB Accredited Educational Consultant in Highland Park, IL

GMAT & GRE Preparation

If you want the very best in 1-on-1 test tutoring, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us today to discuss your GMAT or GRE needs.

Here’s how our test prep services are different, and better, than others:

Diagnostic Expertise

We’re skilled in assessing your strengths and vulnerabilities. Our analysis will allow you to focus your time and budget on only those aspects of the test that will maximize your score. With our support, you’ll more efficiently and effectively reach your highest potential.

Individualized Attention

Unlike mass-market tutoring firms, The MBA Exchange works with a limited number of clients each year. We accept only those individuals we can benefit most. As opposed to the “one-size-fits-all” approach of larger firms, we will tailor our engagement to your unique study habits, learning preferences and time/resource constraints.

Honesty and Candor

We schedule only the number of prep sessions that you’ll need – no more, no less. As soon as you reach the point where additional sessions are unlikely to significantly improve your score, we will inform you. Then, you can devote your time and energy to other aspects of the application process.

Scheduling Flexibility

You’re a busy, working professional. So, we accommodate you by scheduling our tutoring sessions at mutually convenient times – mornings, afternoons or evenings – including weekdays and weekends, even holidays.

Test Anxiety Counseling

Do you have feelings of nervousness, unease or apprehension? We can arm you with tangible skills, knowledge and tools to improve your test-taking performance by blocking tension, stress and anxiety. Our proven process is customized, adaptive and based on your needs. You’ll learn to positively address hurdles that constrained you in the past.

Professionals with Top Credentials, Extensive Experience and Documented Success

Priya, Senior Tutor
A full-time professional GMAT and GRE tutor with over 10 years of experience, Priya is a former high school physics and math teacher. As a dedicated educator, she takes immense pride and satisfaction in helping others excel. As a student herself, Priya earned numerous national science awards and scholarships, including the Intel Science Talent Search and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. As an undergraduate, she won awards for research in nanotechnology and a highly competitive grant to write about science research opportunities. Priya graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemical physics from the Honors Scholar Program at Rice University in Texas. An editor of the Official Guide for GMAC/Wiley, Priya has taught and coached students worldwide.

Margo, Senior Tutor
Margo has tutored a wide range of graduate school and college applicants over the past 15 years. Her expertise spans the GMAT and GRE as well as MBA-level subjects including statistics, economics, accounting, marketing research, and consumer behavior. She published her first two books, All Your Word Problems Solved and Off the Charts! Data Interpretation, with the conviction her approach can fundamentally change a test taker’s relationship with math to make it enjoyable. Familiar with multiple languages, Margo has enhanced awareness of grammar and vocabulary, which helps her clients grasp nuances of American English and subtleties of word choice. Margo earned an MBA degree at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor of science degree in business management with concentrations in marketing and finance at North Carolina State University.

Adam, Master Tutor
Adam has been a full-time professional tutor and education consultant since 1999. He has worked with GMAT, GRE and LSAT students at all score levels, helping them to achieve unparalleled improvement in both the quantitative and verbal components. His successes include individuals who have worked with other tutors or programs as well as those who have learning issues and/or testing accommodations. At age 18 he graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude with a degree in cognitive psychology. Attaining a perfect score on the LSAT, he attended Harvard Law School, graduating at 21. After practicing law in California and trading securities with a Wall Street firm, Adam worked with boutique tutoring agencies in New York and Chicago before becoming an independent consultant and then affiliating with The MBA Exchange.

Dr. Jim, Ed. D., Anxiety Counselor
A licensed clinical psychologist skilled in diagnostic testing and counseling, Dr. Jim has served a variety of individuals, institutions and corporations over the past four decades. He holds a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ohio University.

Competitive Pricing

We offer exceptional value with pricing to fit every budget. To confirm our affordability, email us today for details.

Client Endorsements

Our tutors have been helping applicants master the GMAT and GRE for years. Each of these professionals has an impressive track record of documented success as confirmed by client testimonials like these:

My main focus was on improving my quantitative skills. Adam helped me identify my weaknesses and then we went through them, one by one… Whenever I was unable to work out a question, he made me understand it and also put it into a broader context… Also, Adam was able to structure my preparation much more effectively than I would have been able to do on my own. I went from 560 in a diagnostic test to 700 within a few months. It made all the difference and turned the thing from a frustrated failing experience into something productive and dynamic.”
–P.L., Germany

After only ~2 weeks of work with Priya, I was able to make the 20 point increase in my official score, with even greater increases in my practice test scores. Priya’s greatest strength is her ability to understand the student’s work process and point out flaws with it, rather than relying on a canned problem explanation. This is a huge differentiating factor between Priya and other tutors I’ve worked with – she was able to help me see where I was going wrong with a particular problem which helped me to modify my thinking across problem types, rather than relying on memorized formulas or explanations. Priya was an amazing tutor. I was only able to work with her for a few weeks before I had to take my exam, but with more time working with her I would be able to increase my score even more. I’ve already recommended Priya to a few friends who are preparing for the GMAT and will continue to recommend her to anyone who starts prep. During the short time I worked with Priya, she not only helped to tutor me, but also helped to mentor me through the GMAT process. Although I only hired her as a tutor, she was able to hone in on my anxiety over the quant section problems and give me the confidence in my own skills that I needed to succeed on the test. I think this is a very rare quality to find in a tutor, and her help was invaluable in increasing my score.
— C.T., Illinois

“I took a prognostic GMAT exam and scored in the high 600s. I knew that statistically, it would be difficult to raise my score by any significant amount. However, I had heard great things and thought I’d try working with Adam. He taught me how to successfully take the GMAT so that no matter what type of question showed up on the test, I was prepared to answer it. Out of all the materials I used to prep for my exam, the math sets he created were the most effective. After a few months, I managed to bump my score up to a 750, higher than even I had hoped!”
–E.L., Illinois

“I had gone through full length programs with Kaplan, Princeton Review, and Manhattan GMAT; in addition, I worked with personal tutors from those programs. With all of this preparation, I unfortunately was continually unsuccessful. By using Adam’s specialized techniques, I was able to raise my score significantly and score in the 700 range.”
–G.K., California

Within ~5 weeks I went from 620 to 670. Priya will help me sort out what I mean when I have difficulty describing it and then guide me to the answer. When I don’t have a good idea on how to approach it, Priya takes the lead and again, walks me through it, but in a way that I understand and isn’t just her doing the problem for me – it’s helping me to do the problem myself. If I have a question, she’ll be quick to check her email and send me an answer. If I’ve been busy and haven’t contacted her lately, she’ll drop me a message asking if I’m interested in a session or if I need some more time. She’s very flexible and, unlike other tutors that require problems well in advance of the session, she can still help you even if you put her on the spot with a sudden problem. I had been searching for a tutor prior to finding Priya and, due to past experience, was looking for a local one. I had several sessions and their method wasn’t anywhere near as clear or helpful as Priya’s. Priya’s been an incredibly helpful teacher. I highly recommended her.
— L.N., New Jersey

“I can’t say enough nice things about how instrumental he was in helping me succeed on the GMAT. When I first started, I had taken a group course but found that its one-dimensional approach left me still not fully understanding key concepts; as a result, I saw barely any improvement on my score from when I started. On the contrary, Adam displayed an incredible ability to clearly convey the topics in a way that made sense to me. His organization of the material and approach to teaching are far superior to my other experiences. By the end of our sessions, my score improved by 130 points, and I was accepted to multiple top tier schools.”
–E.H., Illinois

“After previously working with a different private tutor and a popular test prep company I am confident that they are the best in the business. Masters at identifying where their students’ knowledge and/or process is lacking and an quickly fill those gaps. Truly driven by seeing their students succeed and their record speaks for itself. If you are willing to work hard and follow their teaching, the sky is the limit. I can’t thank them enough for helping me achieve a GMAT score that enables me to be a competitive applicant at the school of my choice. Should I ever prepare for another exam of any kind, I would never consider working with another individual or company. If you’re searching for an exam tutor, look no further, you’ve found the best.”
–S.T., Illinois

“Without Adam there is no way my GMAT score could have jumped 190 points. He is patient, kind, and sensitive to his students’ level of understanding. Adam uses step-by-step techniques and provides clear explanations to ensure comprehension. He was my teacher, but I still consider him to be a good friend. I am convinced that Adam is literally the most talented test instructor in the US. I would strongly recommend him to anyone in need of test preparation.”
–S.B., Illinois

“Very lucid and patient as a tutor. Would definitely connect with her. ABSOLUTELY recommend! Priya is professional and very easy to talk to — that makes her great tutor. I saw 130 point increase. Without Priya, I would not have been able to do so. Thanks all to Priya.”
— A.S., California

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