The Economist’s GMAT Tutor is a highly navigable GMAT test prep option for test-takers who are looking for a balanced combination of self-study and interaction. The program enables you to read up on loads of GMAT topics, rank your strengths and weaknesses, and take practice tests (those are self-study elements), as well as schedule tutoring sessions, ask questions to tutors, and submit your essays for markup (the interactive elements). Of course, the extent to which you receive these features (particularly the interactive ones) will depend on your level of membership, which depends on how much you pay.
Highlights of GMAT Tutors features:
• Personalization. GMAT Tutor measures your strengths and weaknesses and develops a program tailor-made for you. According to the site, “GMAT Tutor uses a cutting-edge artificial intelligence system that studies you in order to determine the optimal subject to teach you and the optimal difficulty level at any given moment. Our system is designed to take you to your maximum possible performance and to do so more quickly and pleasantly than any other prep program currently in existence.”
• Available support. For technical issues, you can email GMAT Tutor’s support team. But for academic queries, you can use the program’s integrated Ask-a-Tutor system. You just click on the Ask-a-Tutor icon and submit your question.
• Essay grading. You can submit an essay draft to the program and receive an essay grade and feedback within three business days.
That’s really just a brief sampling. I urge you to check out the other fantastic features GMAT Tutor has to offer. I really found it to be a user-friendly program – very clear and very organized!