GRE Review Workshop

Testing and Assessment is proud to make this review workshop available to our community and students who are thinking about undertaking a graduate degree program.

With our Review Workshops we aim to provide an intensive review of the verbal and mathematical skills required to score well on the GRE and GMAT.  Please note:
  • It will cover only those test sections which are required for admission to FGCU.
  • Mathematics skills needed prior to admission include arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.
  • Necessary verbal skills include vocabulary, grammar, and reading comprehension.
  • This workshop is not intended to replace a full semester course in any of the above mentioned areas.


Register for the GRE Review Workshop

The workshop has a duration of 6 weeks.

The GRE Review Workshop is going to start Tuesday, October 15, 2019. It will be held every consecutive Tuesday and Thursday afterward with a make-up date should the necessity arise. The classes are intended to last two hours each, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

The cost for the 6 week session is $400 (plus a $5.00 scheduling fee) and is non-refundable after a minimum of 11 registrants. 

There is a $25 discount for FGCU Students, Alumni, and Faculty/Staff.

The material is Barron's GRE (latest edition). It will be included in the price if you register before September 27, 2019. After this date registrants are required to purchase the book prior to starting the course.

 Meet our instructors

Jim Propert

A New Jersey native, Mr. Propert earned a BA in Mathematics from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania and his M.Ed. from the University of South Florida.  Mr. Propert taught all levels of mathematics for 31 years. Twenty seven of those years were spent at Cape Coral High School where he coached its nationally recognized Math Team and where he implemented a preparation course for the quantitative section of the SAT.  Mr. Propert has been preparing local college graduates for the GRE and GMAT for the past 31 years. He was named Lee County Math Teacher of the Year in 1993, Cape Coral Teacher of the Year in 1994 and the Phi Delta Kappa Educator of the year for K-12 in 2009. Mr. Propert was chosen by the 1996 graduates of Cape Coral High School as commencement speaker. Additionally, he was chosen by the class of 2001 to be commencement co-speaker with his wife Sue. Mr. Propert also served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics from 2010 through 2014. In 2010 Mr. Propert moved from Cape High to the district office where he served as the Coordinator of Secondary Mathematics for the Lee County School District until retiring from the Lee County school system in 2014.

Sue Propert

Also from New Jersey, Mrs. Propert earned a BA in English from Rider University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Trenton State University. She has taught American Literature and writing on the high school and college levels for 38 years and has been preparing students of Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties for the GRE and GMAT for 34 years. She and her husband, and previous co-teacher, Jim, created a 10-hour video entitled Secrets to Success on the SATs, which aired on local cable stations. Mrs. Propert was named Lee County English Teacher of the Year in 1997, Florida English Teacher of the Year in 1998 and she earned her National Board Certification in 1999. Additionally, Sue has published two books and copyrighted a set of flashcards to help students improve their vocabulary scores on standardized tests. Mrs. Propert was also named Lee County’s Teacher of the Year in 2006, representing Lee County for Florida’s state Teacher of the Year. Cape Coral’s graduating class of 2001 chose her with her husband, Jim, to give the commencement address. In 2011, Mrs. Propert was selected to attend a consortium in Atlanta to learn about the revised content and structure of the GRE exam. She retired from the Lee County school system in June 2014.

Graduate Record Examinations or GRE

The GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Tests are taken by individuals applying to graduate programs, such as:

  • Natural science,
  • Social sciences,
  • Business,
  • Humanities,
  • Arts,
  • Education.

The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills. These skills have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study, but are important for all. The test closely aligns with the types of skills that are required for success in today’s demanding graduate and business school programs.

The GRE Subject Tests measure achievement in specific subject areas and assumes undergraduate majors or extensive background in those disciplines. These tests are available in the following disciplines:

  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Literature in English,
  • Mathematics,
  • Physics,
  • Psychology.

Please find more information by visiting the ETS’s GRE website.

Who owns the GRE?

The Educational Testing Service, or ETS, organization is a team of education experts, researchers, and assessment developers who believe that, through learning, people can improve their situations in life and make incredible contributions to the world.

Please find more information by visiting the ETS official website.

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