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Margo D.

Duke MBA specializing in GMAT, SAT & Admissions Counseling

Libertyville, IL (60048)

Travel radius
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Hourly fee
$70.00
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I am a collaborative, results-focused tutor specializing in test prep and admissions consulting.

At the college and post-college levels, I provide the following tutoring services: resume writing, particularly for pre-MBA and post-MBA candidates; MBA Admissions consulting; GMAT test preparation; and advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills.

I have read hundreds of resumes from applicants across industries, for both peer review and on behalf of my employer. My peers have landed offers from top companies in a variety of industries, aided by the revisions I've suggested for their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. My resume coaching has helped increase the number of students from my alma mater successfully getting onto interview closed lists, and progressing from Round 1 to Round 2 interviews and securing offers. I can help you think through what elements of your experience should be highlighted for a specific graduate program or employer, and how to message these in order to best position yourself on paper and in the interview.

At the high school level, I provide the following tutoring services: Honors Chemistry; SAT test preparation; and Admissions & scholarship application consulting

I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught multiple classes at a time over a two-year period. I have learned a variety of tools to help students learn test-taking skills, build their vocabularies, and make learning fun. For parents, though, the results speak for themselves - former students of mine gained, on average, over 225 points on the three-section SAT. Students who show an above-average commitment to their test prep homework have gained as much as 420 points on the SAT and have been accepted at colleges previously out of reach, due to their impressive score gains. For students with the aptitude to be competitive for academic scholarships, I offer admissions and scholarship applications consulting. Having attended college on a prestigious full-tuition, four-year scholarship awarded on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service and character, I know what it takes for a student to compete for highly competitive academic scholarships.

I am particularly successful as an Honors Chemistry tutor. This is a subject I love to teach. My approach breaks down the somewhat tough material in a way that students can relate to something in their day-to-day lives. I believe in teaching for understanding, not to test-and-forget, and can turn around a C+ to an A- in a matter of weeks.

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Margo’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business, Career Development, College Counseling, Economics, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
Career Development, College Counseling, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geometry, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Business:
Accounting, Business, Career Development, Economics, GMAT, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Science:
Chemistry
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Probability, SAT Math
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

English

Regular, Honors, and AP level.

Advanced help with grammar, writing, proofreading, vocabulary, and diction.

Ability to work with non-native English speakers effectively.

GMAT

I am a skilled test prep tutor, and I help students master the subject matter and learn test-taking strategies. I work with students on arithmetic, algebra, geometry, integrated reasoning, vocabulary, critical reading, sentence correction, essay writing, and more. My GMAT score was in the 97th percentile and I achieved a 6.0 on the Analytical Writing Assessment.

Marketing

I have both a Bachelor's and an MBA in Marketing Strategy, backed by 7 years of work experience in Marketing Operations, Customer Communications Strategy, Digital Marketing, eCommerce, and more.

Microsoft Excel

I can teach you how to use Advanced Excel skills including pivot tables, nested formulas, time value of money, named ranges, lookups and offset formulas, conditional formatting, logic and string functions, and more.

My approach is to create real-world scenarios in which you would apply these formulas and techniques, such as creating financial models, progress charts, sales analyses, etc.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have expert-level skills in PowerPoint creation. I've created numerous presentation for corporate executives on tight timelines. I can teach you the full range of tools you'll to build attractive, polished decks and to do so quickly.

PSAT

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation.

SAT Math

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation.

National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Math section.

SAT Reading

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation.

National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Critical Reading section.

SAT Writing

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation.

National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Writing section.

Study Skills

I have completed both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and have taught for a major test prep company for two years. During this time, I've worked with a number of students to map out their study plans to provide structure for how they approach the course material.

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Education

North Carolina State University

Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business) (MBA)

Excellent Tutor! This woman has changed the way I think! After spending two grand on a prep course and countless hours studying, I was discouraged because my GMAT score had increased very little. I sought out a tutor on WyzAnt and finally found Margo. She quickly assessed my strengths and weaknesses and told me that I had to work on math fundamentals before I advanced to the harder problems. Although this was hard to hear, Margo's analysis of my skil ...

— Danielle from Chicago, IL on 10/28/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$70/hr -GMAT -Excel, PowerPoint -Career Development -Marketing, Business -Graduate-level courses -Writing

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Margo will travel within 10 miles of Libertyville, IL 60048.

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