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Margo D.

Libertyville, IL

$80/hr

Duke MBA specializing in GMAT, SAT & Admissions Counseling

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Transformational Experience!
— Charlotte, San Francisco, CA on 11/9/14

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North Carolina State University
Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business)
MBA

Education

North Carolina State University

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

About Margo

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.
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;
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$80/hr -GMAT -Excel, PowerPoint -Career Development -Marketing, Business -Graduate-level courses -Writing

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Libertyville, IL 60048
In-person lessons

"Transformational Experience! "

- Charlotte, San Francisco, CA on 11/9/14

"Knowledgeable, prepared, explains topic clearly"

- Laura, Grayslake, IL on 6/14/15

"Excellent Tutor! This woman has changed the way I think!"

- Danielle, Chicago, IL on 10/28/13

"Top Notch Excel Tutor"

- Karen, Deerfield, IL on 9/29/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Business,
Career Development, Economics,
GMAT,
GRE, Marketing,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Chemistry, Economics,
English,
Geometry, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development, College Counseling,
GMAT,
GRE, PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business,
Career Development, College Counseling,
Economics,
GMAT,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Business

I have a Master's in Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and graduated with honors.

My professional work has spanned a variety of industries, including Management Consulting, Advertising/Publishing, Wireless Retail, Airlines, Hospitality, Higher Education, and Insurance. I've got a tremendous base of knowledge from project work related to Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Sales, CRM and Marketing Automation Systems.

All of this experience means I have the ability to look at business concepts and challenges from a range of perspectives, which helps me tutor students very effectively - offering a holistic perspective of how the major Business disciplines interrelate and what methods work in the field vs. in the textbook.

College Counseling

As an alumna, I volunteer to as part of the Regional Selection Committee for my university’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship program. The responsibilities include application reviews and semi-final interviews. This gives me deep insight into how young adults develop winning college admissions and scholarship applications.

Professionally, I review resumes and conduct interviews for college grads, experienced hires, and MBA grads. This again gives me wide-ranging insight into what hiring managers look for, and how various skills are utilized in a range of professional jobs.

Beyond traditional academics, I also advise students on how to develop themselves beyond the resume - through athletics, community service, work experiences, and relationship-building.

Economics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level.

In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work.

What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor?

I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking.

These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations.

That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.

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.

I've successfully coached my students to achieve dramatic score improvements.

In addition, I am well-versed in the MBA Admissions process and can advise on school selection, application strategies, essay topic selection, and interview preparation. One of my students achieved a 190-point score improvement on her GMAT and successfully landed a placement in an elite (Top 5) MBA program. I helped another of my students with the end-to-end process of applying to his preferred schools, and helped him to negotiate a $20K tuition reimbursement from his employer.

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.

North Carolina State University
Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business)
MBA

Education

North Carolina State University

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

Transformational Experience! — Our daughter’s experiences with Margo have been transformational, and we feel extremely fortunate that Margo has connected with our daughter! She is first and foremost, a highly knowledgeable chemistry and math instructor. She also possesses a first-rate understanding of effective instructional techniques, which is a rare combination in the world of secondary education. In addition to these attr ...

— Charlotte, San Francisco, CA on 11/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$80/hr -GMAT -Excel, PowerPoint -Career Development -Marketing, Business -Graduate-level courses -Writing

Travel policy

Margo will travel within 7 miles of Libertyville, IL 60048.

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