NEW FEATURES MORE

Over 400 tutoring hours

Doni X.

Washington, DC

$80/hour

Highly Specialized GMAT tutor - let's get you that score!

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 72 ratings
Patient and helpful first lesson!
— Kimberly, Washington, DC on 10/9/16

Message Doni

Send Doni a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response shortly. Have you already emailed Doni or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

 Checking availability…
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.
Replies in 12 hours
Replies in 12 hours

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, Wyzant will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

University of Southern California
Communications
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Communications)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

About Doni

I work in international finance, but have always had a passion for helping others and teaching. I used to tutor students when I was in college in International Relations and loved the opportunity to help students improve their grades and learn.

I rediscovered my passion for teaching after I taught GMAT classes, but found that individual lessons and tutoring sessions were a lot more effective for students. In classes, students bring a wide variety of backgrounds and knowledge of the material, but as a teacher, you have to keep pace with the curriculum and therefore can't deviate much. Tutoring allows me to tailor the material to the student's needs - enabling us to maximize your score, ensuring that we address any weak areas thoroughly, and focusing on your strengths.

I use a variety of tools to teach the math and verbal section of the GMAT - it's important to build confidence, accuracy, and efficiency and we'll do that through a variety of modules. If math is not your strong suit and you have not touched geometry since High School, I'll provide you with focused math session to help you refresh on formulas and general theories, but also help you crack the code of the specific GMAT problems. If you are a math whiz, but start sweating and feeling anxious when you see the GMAT reading comprehension section, have no fear, I'll help you conquer this part in no time.

My job as your tutor is to help you crack the code to GMAT questions, give you the background knowledge you need, and provide you with the encouragement and support to make your dream score into reality. Your job is to put aside the time and do lots of practice problems. Ultimately, your success is in your hands - you are the driver in this process and the more time you put in practicing and working on the areas you find challenging, the better you'll do on exam day. I've helped students raise their scores from 500 to 650/700 and I'm confident that together, we can get you to your goal score.

I scored in the 90th percentile on my GMAT, but beyond my extensive knowledge of math and verbal, I am a great tutor because I focus on you and your particular needs. I am extremely patient and very supportive. I will help you tackle your weak areas and explain difficult concepts in plain English so that you can understand them and easily solve the GMAT problems. I will help you identify your strengths and will help you improve these further so that you can get the maximum points on the GMAT.

So, think of me as your highly specialized GMAT tutor. I do not teach or tutor any other subjects, because in a very dorky way - I love the GMAT problems and prefer to excel in the subject matter. I know that with my help, you can get to enjoy GMAT problems too. I've had many students who fear certain sections of the GMAT and after a tutoring session or two with me, these sections become their favorite ones. So feel free to let me know if you have any questions and let me help you get to the GMAT score you want.

P.S. Please note that cancellation fees apply for tutor session cancellation notices sent less than 24 hours prior to a scheduled session - specifically, if a cancellation notice is sent less than an hour prior to a tutoring session, the full session is charged and if a cancellation notice is sent less than 24 hours prior to a tutoring session, half of the session is charged.
I work in international finance, but have always had a passion for helping others and teaching. I used to tutor students when I was in college in International Relations and loved the opportunity to help students improve their grades and learn.

I rediscovered my passion for
Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

For cancellation notice is received < 3 hours prior to lesson, cancellation fee = full lesson. For notice received < 24 hours prior to the lesson, cancellation fee = half of the lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Washington, DC 20009
In-person lessons

"Patient and helpful first lesson!"

- Kimberly, Washington, DC on 10/9/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Gavin, Washington, DC on 8/10/16

"Creates building blocks for your success"

- PJ, Rockville, MD on 3/29/16

"First lesson and I already feel more confident."

- Jorge, Alexandria, VA on 3/17/16

"Great tutor!"

- Kevin, Arlington, VA on 2/15/16

"Influential"

- Jacqueline, New York, NY on 9/7/15

"Patient, knowledgeable, & funny tutor."

- Regina, Washington, DC on 8/4/15
Test Preparation:
GMAT
Business:
GMAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

GMAT

I am not only a technical expert on the subject, having scored in the 90th percentile in the GMAT, but also have excellent experience teaching, tutoring, and helping students prepare for the exam. I am passionate about helping students not only achieve their goal score, but also advise them on various questions related to B-school and the field of finance.

University of Southern California
Communications
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Communications)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

Patient and helpful first lesson! — Doni and I met for the first time last Wednesday for a 3 hour session. She's patient and helpful and really has given me direction on tools to better tailor my practice. Look forward to more lessons! ...

— Kimberly, Washington, DC on 10/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For cancellation notice is received < 3 hours prior to lesson, cancellation fee = full lesson. For notice received < 24 hours prior to the lesson, cancellation fee = half of the lesson.

Travel policy

Doni will travel within 5 miles of Washington, DC 20009.