The Dominate Test Prep Podcast

67. What to Look for in a Tutor, with Mark Skoskiewicz

June 01, 2023 Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep
The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
67. What to Look for in a Tutor, with Mark Skoskiewicz
Show Notes

There are a number of ways to prepare for your standardized test, one of which is to hire a tutor. Is going the tutoring route right for you? If so, how can you choose a tutor that’s the best fit for your particular learning style?

In this episode we explore key aspects of effective tutoring with MyGuru founder Mark Skoskiewicz. Specifically, we discuss:

  • The type of student tutoring is ideally suited for
  • The type of student who might be better off with a course, self-study, or another form of test prep
  • Characteristics of an effective tutor
  • The roles and responsibilities of the student to get the most out of tutoring
  • The true value of a tutor (hint: it’s not their hourly rate)
  • The benefits of online vs. in-person tutoring
  • Four questions you should ask when vetting a tutor
  • And more!

Whether you already know you want to work with a tutor or you’re still in the early stages of preparing for your exam, Mark’s perspective on what it takes to succeed on a high-stakes test will serve you well as you decide on the best approach to your prep.


  1. Peak Performance, by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
  2. Learn more about MyGuru's tutoring options
  3. Dominate your test with the help of our industry-leading prep courses


If you enjoyed this episode, we encourage you to check out these other similar episodes of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast:

  1. Episode 56: How to Use Practice Tests (and What to Avoid), with Vinay Narang
  2. Episode 25: How to Find the Motivation to Study
  3. Episode 5: Test Mastery Part 1: The Success Triad + Time Management Tips


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