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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)

$225/hour

  • 383 hours tutoring

  • Somerville, MA 02144

About David


Bio

**I have currently discounted my rate for the next couple people as I have been away for over a month. This rate will continue as long as we work together and will not increase when I return my rates to normal.**

I have tutored for multiple private companies and have created significant positive results for my students. I helped Sarah increase her score from 460 to 670 in 6 weeks by helping her overcome her fear of math and working on test day practices. Nate scored a 780 on the exam, and I...

**I have currently discounted my rate for the next couple people as I have been away for over a month. This rate will continue as long as we work together and will not increase when I return my rates to normal.**

I have tutored for multiple private companies and have created significant positive results for my students. I helped Sarah increase her score from 460 to 670 in 6 weeks by helping her overcome her fear of math and working on test day practices. Nate scored a 780 on the exam, and I have a good number of past clients that I have worked with score 740+, a few of which took under a month to reach that point after we started working together.

I have always been fascinated by strategy and logic. When I was six, my family went on a vacation to Florida and I spent the entire trip studying chess openings on the beach. I apply this love of problem-solving to studying for the GMAT and breaking down the different factors the influence people's abilities to improve their score. For me, it is a fun puzzle to understand what limits people and how to reduce those barriers. I am a chemical engineer that has tried to dissect the exam like it is an engineering problem.

My specialty is the quant section, how to study effectively, how to think about GMAT questions, and test day skills that help people thrive. Instead of teaching you what to know, I work with you about how to approach the test and the mindset that you need to succeed. By focusing on the critical aspects of studying, we can make a much more significant impact. Be warned, I will make you do the work needed, and there is no shortcut to avoid putting in the time and effort.

Let's work together to help you reach your goals!


Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Chemical Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $225
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • 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.

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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Reviews


Worth His Weight in Gold

David helped me achieve my dream score of 760 (Q: 47 | V: 48). When I first began working with David, I was at ~30-40% correct rate on sentence correction and by the end of our time together, my correct rate was up to 90% on the most challenging of SC questions. When I say he's worth his weight in gold, I mean it - throw out that massive Manhattan prep SC book and replace with David's organized, concise and comprehensible framework. Beyond the development of technical SC skills, David helped me effectively manage my time and anxiety ahead of the test. So glad to be done with it and can't recommend David enough!

Spencer, 9 lessons with David

Excellent Tutor for the GMAT

David is very patient and fantastic at explaining problems in a different way. He is great at structuring lessons, study habits, study plans, and finding your weaknesses. I would recommend using David for any GMAT help you may need.

Mia, 3 lessons with David

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

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

Very Helpful Tutor with Great Results.

David helped me improve my GMAT score by 100 points in three weeks. Given the short amount of time I had, he was very helpful in directing me towards the most efficient and best use of the time I had. He was also great at explaining practice problems and concepts that I did not understand. Overall I enjoyed working with David and felt that it was money well spent. Outside of his abilities as a tutor, he is also a really nice guy and cares about the success of his students.

Lily, 2 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
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$225/hour

David S.

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