October 2020: After nearly 20 years of tutoring the GRE — and a total of 6 official attempts — I am happy to report that I scored a verified perfect 340 (V170, Q170, AW 6) on the GRE at home.
Having achieved my long-time goal of a earning a perfect score, I am officially taking this opportunity to retire from taking the exam.
As the great champion Ken Jennings once said of playing Jeopardy, taking the real GRE is a young person's game. I'm 40 now, with a wife and three kids at home, and I'm simply getting too old for it. Plus, I no longer have anything to prove on the GRE, having demonstrated my own abilities on the test beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Though I've learned a great deal from taking the GRE so many times, I want to walk away from the exam at the top of my game, like Barry Sanders or Michael Jordan — the 1st retirement, not the 2nd one. Besides, it's my students' GRE scores that matter the most, not mine.
Speaking of my private GRE students: I've been a professional GRE tutor and instructor since 2002, and I can teach you how to get a great GRE score, too!