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David S.

Former teacher turned GMAT tutor with a 750 score (perfect quant)

Former teacher turned GMAT tutor with a 750 score (perfect quant)

$175/hour

  • 307 hours tutoring

  • Somerville, MA 02144

"Very Helpful Tutor with Great Results. "

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About David


Bio

David has always been fascinated by strategy and logic. When he was six, his family went on a vacation to Florida and he spent the entire trip studying chess openings on the beach. David studied chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was on the Dean’s List multiple times. He currently runs business development and strategy for a medical device startup based out of the Harvard Innovation Lab.

During his junior year of college, David spent three months in Thailand...

David has always been fascinated by strategy and logic. When he was six, his family went on a vacation to Florida and he spent the entire trip studying chess openings on the beach. David studied chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was on the Dean’s List multiple times. He currently runs business development and strategy for a medical device startup based out of the Harvard Innovation Lab.

During his junior year of college, David spent three months in Thailand creating science laboratory activities for impoverished rural schools; four of the experiments his team created were included in the national curriculum the following year. After graduation, David returned to Thailand and worked for the Office of the Princess, teaching English at one of the Princess’s schools and to her palace staff. David’s primary area of expertise is the GMAT exam where he scored a 750, including perfect scores on the quantitative and integrated reasoning sections. He is very knowledgeable about preparing for test day and helping students overcome test day jitters, enabling them to score as well on the actual exam as they do on their practice tests. In his free time, David enjoys hiking, playing poker with friends, traveling, and meditating.

David has tutored for multiple private companies where he has created significant positive results for his students. He helped Sarah, one of his former students, increase her score from 460 to 670 in 6 weeks by helping her overcome her fear of math and working on test day practices.

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Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Chemical Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $175
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Somerville, MA 02144
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT

GMAT

David scored a 750 on the GMAT exam (51Q 40V) including perfect scores on the quantitative and integrated reasoning sections. He helped one of his former clients increase her score by 210 points (460 to 670) in six weeks. David specializes in working to uncover the key limitations holding students back and building study plans to eliminate these weaknesses.

Corporate Training

GMAT

GMAT

David scored a 750 on the GMAT exam (51Q 40V) including perfect scores on the quantitative and integrated reasoning sections. He helped one of his former clients increase her score by 210 points (460 to 670) in six weeks. David specializes in working to uncover the key limitations holding students back and building study plans to eliminate these weaknesses.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Math

Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

I have a degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I was on the dean's list multiple times and as a result of the quality of my schoolwork I was given and accepted the opportunity to do a research project for a university in France. I have a publication that has resulted from my research.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Science

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

I have a degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I was on the dean's list multiple times and as a result of the quality of my schoolwork I was given and accepted the opportunity to do a research project for a university in France. I have a publication that has resulted from my research.

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Test Preparation

GMAT

GMAT

David scored a 750 on the GMAT exam (51Q 40V) including perfect scores on the quantitative and integrated reasoning sections. He helped one of his former clients increase her score by 210 points (460 to 670) in six weeks. David specializes in working to uncover the key limitations holding students back and building study plans to eliminate these weaknesses.

Ratings and Reviews


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GMAT Strategist

With David's help, I scored a 780! He is more than a tutor, he is a GMAT strategist. I had studied a bit when I started working with David, and he pushed me to the next level. He helped me prepare me on the psychology of taking the exam, how to focus my studies, and even how to guess strategically when necessary. I would recommend David to anyone seeking a GMAT expert.

Nate, 2 lessons with David

I cannot recommend David enough!

I contacted David after having taken the GMAT twice (690 the first time, 660 the second). When David and I initially spoke on the phone, I was immediately impressed with his approach: targeting trouble areas for maximum improvement. During our first meeting, David quickly identified the areas that were giving me trouble and determined a course of action to increase my score. He clearly knew what he was talking about but was also approachable and made the work fun. When I re-took the GMAT after working with David, I was confident that my score would increase, and it did; I obtained a 740 (47 Quant and 45 Verbal). Paired with the rest of my application that score has landed me interviews with Berekely Haas, Chicago Booth, and UCLA Anderson. I cannot recommend David enough!

Kara, 4 lessons with David

Great improvement on the GMAT

After meeting with David twice, I was able to improve my GMAT score by 90 points in just two weeks. He gave me strategies that allowed me to rapidly improve my quant section abilities. I highly recommend David to anyone who is looking to make a great improvement in their score

Tom, 2 lessons with David

Intuitive, effective, knowledgeable tutor

David was critical in helping me with the "final push" to performing well on the GMAT quant section. He helped me bring my score up to 750 in under a months time of working together. He was intuitive and able to quickly discern my biggest challenges with the quant section. He then helped me to approach quant with a perspective & logic I had not been able to do on my own or through various GMAT course materials. David has such a sound knowledge of the logic, reasoning, and math underlying the GMAT quant section, that he was able to walk me through - and help me understand - the most challenging quant problems. Thank you, David! I'm so thankful for your help!

Jaclyn, 4 lessons with David

Quant Teacher Superstar

David is a master teacher of the Quant section. He is patient, helpful, and effective. When you approach David with a problem, he walks you through the best way to approach the problem. If that way doesn't resonate with you, he will show you other approaches to solving the problem that might suit you better.

Andrew, 9 lessons with David

Patient, smar and engaging tutor!

Patient, smart and engaging. Really helped me understand my flaws and strengths. I highly recommend. Easy to communicate, works with your schedule and makes you feel confident

Josh, 4 lessons with David

Knowledgeable, patient, and insightful

David has been an exceptional tutor. He's thoughtful, patient, and really gets to the core of what problems are asking. After taking the Manhattan Prep course, I feel I supplemented quite a bit of my learning with lessons with David. For anyone looking to increase their score, he's a great fit. I increased my score by 80 points! He's great at explaining concepts and pinpointing the issues that are going to be most important during the test. I highly recommend him for anyone who is planning on taking the GMAT in the future.

Karene, 12 lessons with David

Great at identifying weak areas for improvement

Thank you for a great first lesson! David helped me identify the weak points in my GMAT prep and I found the lesson a worthwhile investment! He was also very patient, explaining the solutions in a way that made it easier for me to learn the concepts.

Veronica, 7 lessons with David

Great guy to work with

David's focus on breaking down your approach to a problem separates him from the rest. Most focus on equations and how to solve. David focuses on the why for each step and improves your process from start to finish.

Barrett, 1 lesson with David

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David S.

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