A structured approach to test prep
For those who need a complete review of the math, I can review all the math topics that appear on the GMAT or GRE test with you, thoroughly and systematically. I generally start with the major topics that appear throughout the test, and then move on to the smaller topics. We will look at both the basic math itself, and its application to the test questions. I will also show you basic arithmetic tricks that will improve your speed in doing calculations and in otherwise simplifying the questions, and I will alert you to the traps and tricks the tests like to set.
For those who need to improve their Verbal skills, I will work with you on understanding how the questions work and what the tests look for, as well as the traps they set in the Verbal questions. We will discuss the nature of Reading Comprehension answer choices as well as strategies for approaching the passages, consider basic principles of Critical Reasoning (GMAT) or Argument Structure (GRE), and examine various strategies for approaching Sentence Correction (GMAT), Text Completion (GRE) and Sentence Equivalence (GRE). I will also help you understand what is required on the AWA portion of the test.
If you have been working on test problems, Quant or Verbal, and just have specific questions you would like to ask, you can simply bring me the problems you are working on and we can go through them thoroughly.
In both Verbal and Quant lessons, we will discuss strategies for understanding and tackling test questions and address the techniques the tests use to make questions seem more complicated than they really are. We will also go over essential Time Management strategies.
Many students choose to cover both Quant and Verbal.
I can help those who need assistance with the Integrated Reasoning (GMAT only) and Analytical Writing sections as well.
I assist candidates with the preparation of their applications:
- Planning the content of essays
- Critiquing essays; final editing
- Organizing and editing the résumé
- Interview preparation
Virtually every student I’ve assisted with applications has been accepted at their first choice of school.
My fees for these services are at my regular tutoring rates, and are thus substantially lower than those charged by “consultancies”.