University of Southern California (Communications)
Johns Hopkins University (Master's)
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 teaching after I taught GMAT classes, but found that
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.
Doni helped me with the verbal section of the GMAT. She helped with strategies and techniques on how to solve SC, CR, and RC questions. She also explained some of the traps GMAT question makers include in the test to trick test takers. Overall, Doni was very helpful.
Easy to get a meeting scheduled, had the lesson planned out ahead of time and definitely knows the GMAT quant material.
I would recommend Doni to anyone looking to improve their GMAT score. I had 6 sessions with Doni and was able to improve my GMAT score by 90 points. She tailored her lessons specifically to fit my skills and I couldn’t be happier with my results. The skills and the test taking strategies she taught me were invaluable!
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!
Doni is a great choice for anyone who needs a tutor to help them improve before test day. She helped me tremendously on GMAT math. With a patient and methodical approach, she was able to identify some of my weaknesses, walk me through the basics, clearly explain more complex concepts, and then rigorously test my skills until I was more competent - and more confident in my approach.
I couldn't recommend her more highly!
After taking a group class and not achieving the results I was hoping for, I enlisted the help of Doni to better prepare for my next attempt. Doni is a great tutor, she takes the time to understand your ultimate goals and then builds out a clear path on how she is going to get you there. She creates a scheduled curriculum, tailors her style to your learning style and gives you the foundation you need to achieve your desired results. With Doni's help I was admitted to every school I applied to and had fun while learning new approaches. I highly recommend Doni as a tutor if you are preparing for the GMAT.
I had my first lesson with Doni to help improve my GMAT score. She's very methodical but patient as well. She obviously understands the exam and what it takes to be successful in it. I am looking forward to continue to improve my score with her guidance.
Doni set reasonable goals for me and had a clear plan for reaching them. She was very persistent and drove me to do my best on test day. I would highly recommend Doni as a tutor if you are preparing for the GMAT.
I could not have learned the amount that I did without her guidance. She invests in her students and she pushes them to succeed. She has enabled me to not only learn the material, but to develop an interest in the topics. I highly recommend her.
Doni helped me with test taking strategies, and really helped me better understand the test as whole. I'm looking forward to having her help me continue my prep.
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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.