Seeking English vs. The Economist

By Ryan Stallard

You know you need to score high on the GMAT to get into the Business School you want.  So you’ve decided to seek professional tutoring, but you’ve realized there are many options to choose from, and you want to make sure you get the best results for your money.  In this article, we compare how The Economist measures up in key areas to what we offer here at Seeking English.

Score Increase

At Seeking English, we take pride in the fact that our students achieve an average score increase of 80 points (based on 5 years of data).  The Economist does guarantee a score increase of 70 points, but only in the top 2 tiers: Premium and Ultimate.  Even if you manage to catch their sales, you may find yourself paying significantly more for inferior results.

Live Sessions

Seeking English classes are live and in-person.  You will know your tutor and your tutor will know you, so that you can focus on what’s important: your progress.  Compare this with The Economist’s one-off impromptu sessions where you may meet a new tutor every session.  This means he or she will waste time getting up to speed with where you are. Not only that, but he or she will not know your learning style, so you may not receive instruction in the way you are best-suited to learn.  At Seeking English, you are with the same tutor from Day 1.


Seeking English classes are small for your benefit.  Most classes have 3-4 students, which allows for personalized attention.  And forget about the limited number of questions in the bottom two tiers offered by The Economist.  At Seeking English, our tutors are here for you, no matter how many questions you have.  We don’t put a cap on your learning.

Essay Marking

Many of our students are not native English speakers, so we realize that extra feedback on essays is important.  All our teaching staff at Seeking English are native English speakers who are willing to mark as many of your essays as you need to ensure your success.  We also offer more than just grammar or spelling suggestions, we analyze your essays and give you tips and strategies that you can use to improve your writing in the future.

After Class Support

Our relationships with you does not end the moment you take the test. You are more than just a client to us; we care about your future success and career.  For this reason, we have formed over 100 partnerships with business schools around the world.  We offer admissions services that can help you get admitted to the schools you want as well as help you find scholarships that can reduce the heavy costs of attending a top-tier business school.

Get In Touch

We also offer flexible scheduling options and full-length practice tests, so you can choose a time that works for you. If you are interested in learning more about what makes Seeking English different from our online-only competitors, please contact us.

Ryan Stallard is a Tutor at Seeking English and freelance writer with extensive knowledge of test prep, having taught it full time for over a year.