Over 50 tutoring hours

Vince K.

San Diego, CA


GRE specialist

In-person lessons
Replies in 2 hours
Background check passed as of 2/21/13
4.9 Avg. Rating
42 Ratings
2hrs Response Time
Great tutor!
— Marlene, Vista, CA on 9/10/13

Message Vince

Send Vince a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Vince or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

Boston College
English Literature


Boston College (English Literature)

About Vince

Hi! I’m Vince, and the only thing I offer on Wyzant is GRE prep. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the test - even if we don't end up working together.

I’ve been working full-time as a tutor since 2008. I’ve written several test-prep books (including Barron's 6 GRE Practice Tests and GRE Vocab Capacity), and I take an official GRE twice a year to stay current. I’m an expert on the material (170V 166Q), but I think that my coaching style is more important. I combine a rigorous approach to learning the foundational skills and techniques necessary for mastery with friendliness, empathy, patience, and adaptability. I enjoy hearing about my students’ successes and I have a genuine desire to see them do well.

My bio: I grew up in Connecticut and completed the honors program at Boston College, graduating with a B.A. in English Literature. After living in Boston for many years, it eventually dawned on me that life would be much better without wet, cold, five-month-long winters. I moved to San Diego in 2007 and I live in the Kensington neighborhood.

GRE prep with Vince: Unlike classes and courses, all my tutoring is tailored specifically to you, so that we can accomplish as much as possible using as few hours as possible. For students close to their score goals, I teach more strategy than skill. For others, I also help close the gaps in their foundational knowledge. I can make a better prediction about how much work is needed once I see your practice test scores and meet with you. It’s my opinion that the reasoning and foundational skills I teach will help students not only with the GRE, but also with graduate school and beyond. Committed students will improve their adaptability, critical thinking, and ability to evaluate their assumptions.

Most of my clients live in the San Diego, CA area, but I’ve also worked with students in other parts of the country and even internationally via Skype and Scribblar (an online whiteboard). My office is in the UTC area of San Diego.

In addition to tutoring, I support a couple of causes: Promises2Kids – which helps foster youth pursue higher education – and Y.A.L.L.A., which helps refugee children. In my spare time, I like traveling, reading The Economist, watching (and sometimes doing) improv comedy, and rooting for the Red Sox and Patriots.

Ready to get started? Email me to set up a free half-hour consultation.
Hi! I’m Vince, and the only thing I offer on Wyzant is GRE prep. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the test - even if we don't end up working together.

I’ve been working full-time as a tutor since 2008. I’ve written several test-prep books (including Barron's 6 GRE
Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of San Diego, CA 92121
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor!"

- Marlene, Vista, CA on 9/10/13

"Great tutor"

- Kristyn, San Diego, CA on 3/21/15

"Great GRE Tutor"

- Danielle, San Diego, CA on 3/1/15


- Claire, San Diego, CA on 8/14/13

"Great Tutor!!"

- Joanna, San Diego, CA on 3/19/13
Test Preparation:

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


I offer only one thing via Wyzant: GRE prep. Here's an overview of how I see it all working:

1. Baseline. First, let’s figure out where you’re starting from. To obtain a real score, a student must complete an official practice test, timed strictly.

2. Goals. You’ve gotta want it. Also, it really helps to know exactly what “it” is so we have a target.

3. Foundation. My scintillating advice will only take you so far without conceptual knowledge. Once I show you how to build foundational skills, I hope you’ll do so consistently on your own to save time.

4. Technique. I teach specific, step-by-step techniques for all the questions you’ll face on the real test. I also teach test-taking and time management technique.

5. Practice. Once you know what you’re doing, you’re ready to practice – using authentic practice material (i.e., material written by the test’s publisher).

6. Review. Once you leave my office, your work has just begun. Analyzing, re-doing, and explaining previously done questions will make you much better at answering new ones when you see them.

Boston College
English Literature


Boston College (English Literature)

Great tutor! — I am applying to graduate programs in December, so I took the GRE in August. Although I scored well in verbal and analytical writing, my quantitative score was a painful 49th percentile, below the schools' minimum requirements. I saw Vince for 5 sessions. Over the month, I learned a lot about myself as a test-taker. Although my math knowledge improved through the process, my primary problem was no ...

— Marlene, Vista, CA on 9/10/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vince will travel within 0 miles of San Diego, CA 92121.

Background Check Status for Vince K.

Vince K. passed a background check on 2/21/13. The check was ordered by Vince through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Vince, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.