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Powerscore was created in 1997 by test prep “expert” Dave Killoran based on his experiences in the industry. He believes his methods help students succeed with higher test scores on a number of different types of standardized testings in addition to the GMAT and GRE, including the LSAT, ACT and SAT exams.
Killoran and his colleagues’ take a more standardized approach through the use of lectures, lessons and discussions, similar to a traditional classroom environment. Powerscore also offers private tutoring, either live online, in person or via telephone. They have published and are selling a number of GMAT prep books including:
- A trio called “The PowerScore Verbal Trilogy” ($69.99)
- The GMAT “Bibles” for reading comprehension, critical reasoning and sentence correction (available individually for $24.99)
- Official guides for 2016 including an overall version ($39.99), verbal and quantitative reviews ($19.99)
- Undated official review guides are priced at $18.95 and $12.95 respectively, similar to the 2016 editions
Browse GRE titles here with a guide to the revised general test, quantitative and verbal reasoning practice questions along with their associative “Bibles.” There’s free online help available on their website in articles, a two part lesson one review, admissions assistance, testing and tracking information.
Powerscore Cost and Contact Info
For GMAP lecture courses, $395 for a “weekend” package (lessons and 16 hours of lecture time), $495 for their On Demand 40 hour lecture course with lessons and $995 for the full length, 30 hour lecture package with an additional 3 hours of lecture with each lesson. All come with discussion time.
The GRE course cost packages are a bit more complicated, but they range from $395 through $995 for their tiered levels of lessons, lectures, practice tests and homework.
On their contact page, you’ll find a live chat service, their email info, phone and fax along with a map to their headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina.