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Alex M.

Expert GMAT, LSAT, and SAT trainer w/ 14 years of experience

Raleigh, NC (27605)

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GMAT

I've been teaching the GMAT since it first went adaptive. Yeesh I'm old...

LSAT

I'm the reason that a major test-preparation company no longer defines all Assumption question types as Necessary in order for the conclusion to be true. They still won't clarify the difference between a Necessary Assumption question type and a Sufficient Assumption question type (as all other LSAT prep companies do), primarily because they would have to re-write more than 20 years of LSAT explanations.

If the concept above is NOT familiar to you and you have already taken a course, then you do indeed need to learn the difference. Just contact anyone who has taken a different course from you, and they can explain it. Its important.

SAT Math

Everyone knows that students don't have to show their work. But the SAT does give partial credit. Even if a student doesn't know exactly how to do the math, he or she can very often use basic logic and estimation to eliminate answer choices. Despite the mis-named guessing penalty, reducing the number of possible answer choices increases the probability of getting a higher score. Thus, partial credit...

Oh and calculators are for suckers.

SAT Reading

The Reading Comprehension section in all standardized admissions tests follow similar patterns. The most important: most of the correct answers reflect a very basic idea from the passage - regardless of what the question actually asks. The key to extracting these basic ideas is to read the passage at an uncomfortably fast pace, taking notes along the way. Try to focus the notes any opinions (especially the author's), voices (critics, historians, etc.), and theories. Don't worry about the confusing stuff - only on what makes sense.

For each question, try to predict a basic answer before looking at the answers. Use previously taken notes - try NOT to refer back to the passage. Stay away from answers that use extreme language; stay attracted to answers that use a nice & general tone.

Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, I charge $60 an hour for a good reason...

SAT Writing

I love this section. Those students who commit themselves to mastering the concepts in this section will actually see an improvement in their writing skills. Not only will they be able to write more clearly, but also more quickly.

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