I have been successfully training students to take the GMAT, LSAT, and SAT for 14 years, including 5 years as an instructor, tutor, and teacher-trainer for a major test-prep company. I am friendly, high-energy, and take test-preparation very seriously.
Please note that I am equally familiar with all elements of each test (GMAT, LSAT, and SAT). I have a specific methodology for each, which is adjusted to the needs of the student.
Using my proven "Training Manuals", I train (rather than merely teach) students to quickly recognize question types and apply the appropriate method. While many of these methods are standard test-taking strategies (picking numbers, using the answer choices, reading the question first, etc.), the majority are original, based on my years of experience with these tests. Many of these methods are unique to standardized testing. For example, the Reading Comprehension section of each test is essentially the same and boils down to the following: the majority of the correct answers merely reflect the basic ideas represented in the passage - regardless of what the question asks. Of course, the trick is how to extract those basic ideas in the time provided (here's a hint: read more quickly than you are comfortable with and take basic notes).
The homework I assign ensures that students have complete mastery over both these methods and the test. Put another way: my students know what TO DO with every question, rather than having a mere understanding of the questions once they are explained. After all, the GMAT, LSAT, and SAT require quick and decisive action. Students don't have to show their work but they do get partial credit(!!) - ask me how. I also focus on the psychology of the test, including confidence issues and time management.
I can provide an entire course or act as a supplement to your current studies; I'm familiar with all of the major courses.
I can't make you smarter, just a whole lot faster.
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