Need Help with the
GRE?
Meet the GRE Specialist.

The GRE doesn’t have to be scary.
Let us make it easy.

Whether you’re starting from scratch, or need help with the most advanced concepts, we know how to make it simple.

How our course works

Included free of charge: our proprietary 7-volume guide to the GRE, iOS app, 8 practice tests, and 40 hours of extra online instruction.

Our materials

Small classes. Personal attention. Guaranteed.

To ensure that our students learn properly, every Sherpa GRE course is 8-weeks long and limited to 12 students.

Our Philosophy

Our teachers are the one percent. In a good way.

Sherpa instructors are rigorously trained and chosen for their teaching skills, not just their 99th percentile scores.

Our instructors

The Perks

Need an extra hand? We've got you covered.

Free Office Hours

Get free help every Sunday evening from 6 to 9 PM at our Dupont Circle location.

Make Up Classes

Our students are welcome to make up any class that they miss for just $10.

Free Repeat Option

Retake our course one time, free of charge, for any reason. No fine print. No restrictions.

A Sunday morning GRE course at our Dupont Circle location

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Real student reviews from Yelp! and Google+.

I signed up for the Sherpa GRE prep course sort of skeptically, but was shocked to find out how wrong I'd been: this class is absolutely of the highest quality and well worth every penny. I've taken other prep classes before that barely helped me and so was really surprised that this course was really very different.

See Isabelle’s full review

 Sherpa Prep is *incredible*. I mean, this truly is as good as it gets. Even if you consider yourself to be smart, self-motivated and a good test taker, the Sherpa classes give you every tool you could possibly need to score high on the test. I took the GRE in 2014 and got a 150 on quant, 156 on verbal. I took it again four days ago after an 8-week Sherpa GRE course and got a 155 on quant and 164 on verbal...

See R.A.’s full review

I cannot recommend Nafeez and Sherpa enough.  As a baseline, their lesson plans are incredibly straightforward, concise, and provide you with all of the information you need to successfully take the test. Beyond their lesson plans, Nafeez was ridiculously flexible with my difficult schedule; I travel full time as a consultant and constantly had to change times, and Nafeez was always so accommodating and supportive throughout the whole process.

See Teaba’s full review

Last summer, I knew ZERO math. I'm not kidding, I couldn't divide, I had forgotten literally everything about triangles and angles and (/completely/) everything. The last time I had taken a math course was in sophomore year of high school. I've been out of college for a while, so I didn't know what to expect coming into a GRE prep course. I was completely surprised. This is the single greatest investment I have EVER made, hands down. Nasheed was the best! I went from being able to do no math at all…to being more than competent at everything I needed to do. I gave myself enough time to take the GRE twice, but I didn't need to! I applied to schools, and I was accepted to Stanford, Cornell, and UCLA...

See Scott’s full review

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Sherpa Prep GRE program with Jay. My primary goal in attending the program was to boost my math score, which was a pretty big task since I had not taken a math course since struggling through high school math six years before. While learning all the math skills needed to be successful on the GRE seemed daunting, the Sherpa Prep program introduced the material incrementally each week, making the learning process a lot less stressful...

See Griffin’s full review

Where do I start? Nafeez is simply the best instructor you can get within the DC metropolitan area. He is absolutely dedicated to seeing his students succeed and makes himself available as well outside class....

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