Harvard 2X Test Expert: Top Scores on LSAT, SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE
Harvard 2X Test Expert: Top Scores on LSAT, SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE
Students tell me that I help them to become more successful than they ever thought possible. Those I help with law school applications and the LSAT always end up at their first-choice of law schools. Many receive large merit scholarships. As another example of why students are so pleased, all of the students I helped with college admissions tests and applications for academic programs in 2014 and 2015 began attending one of the top 25 colleges in the United States in 2015 or 2016. All of such...
Students tell me that I help them to become more successful than they ever thought possible. Those I help with law school applications and the LSAT always end up at their first-choice of law schools. Many receive large merit scholarships. As another example of why students are so pleased, all of the students I helped with college admissions tests and applications for academic programs in 2014 and 2015 began attending one of the top 25 colleges in the United States in 2015 or 2016. All of such 2016 students are either attending their first-choice college or a college that their guidance counselors described as a "reach" for them. Most of my students have been diagnosed with learning challenges. So if you want the best possible results, I can help.
I have long been sought by the most effective people in the world to help them advance the state of the art in what they do. From these experiences, I have a unique perspective on what it takes to be extraordinarily effective in important tasks. I delight in meeting and sharing these insights with young people and seeing them excel beyond their dreams.
The difference between someone who is outstanding in performing a task and someone who is average can usually be found in only two to eight practices ... which are unique to that individual. My strength is quickly identifying these differences and demonstrating easy ways to eliminate them. Consequently, my students rapidly become the highest performers in their classes and schools. When it comes time to apply to a highly competitive college, professional or graduate school, or for a job, these students are highly sought by admissions officers and employers. My students obtain merit scholarships and bonuses seldom offered to others. The lifetime value of such advances exceeds the cost of my services by millions of dollars.
I am good at explaining subjects in simple English in many different ways so that it's easy and fast for someone to learn. For instance, in standardized test preparation, students who can quickly stop doing old practices have told me that they achieved their target scores after only one tutoring lesson. English and writing students usually advance two grade levels within three months. Students who have worked with other tutors say that they learn four to five times faster with me.
Each student is different, and I adjust each session to focus on what will help that student the most. My philosophy is to teach the student to excel beyond what occurs in a classroom ... rather than just cover the subject from the text's perspective. I help with more quality and speed of doing school work and standardized tests. Most of my students have been diagnosed with learning challenges or have English as a second or third language.
I love it when my current college and high school students send e-mails for help with papers due in a few hours. It's never too late to create a great paper.
Since I teach students to become outstanding and don't need much time to do it, the total cost of working with me is always less. For example, some students accomplish amazing results in a course after only one lesson. In addition, working with me saves students who are busy with school or work a great deal of time and effort. Further, many of my students earn higher scholarships, fellowships, and stipends than they expected. When that happens, it's as if my services are free in terms of the net impact on student costs.
I have an undergraduate degree in history from Harvard with high honors. My thesis was placed in the permanent Harvard archives. I am also a graduate of Harvard Law School. While in law school, I studied marketing and strategy at Harvard Business School.
I am an author or coauthor of 21 nonfiction books, write professionally about business and education as well, and have one global best seller (The 2,000 Percent Solution). My most recent book, Breakthrough Learning, describes how students can learn 400 times faster. I apply that approach in my tutoring. Many people describe me as one of the most popular book reviewers in the world.
I have been a part-time online business, economics, history, law, science, social sciences, and writing professor and tutor for graduate students in more than 60 countries around the world during the last fifteen years. One of my students won the Texty award for writing the best new physics textbook for college students. For well over a decade, I also taught art, business, problem solving, and reading in adult education classes at Brookline High School and Newton North High School.
Over 50 of my clients for whom I did career counseling went on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
I'm the founder of the 400 Year Project (research from 1995 through 2015 to develop ways to accomplish 20 times more with the same or less time, money, and effort). Successful breakthroughs have been accomplished in more than 60 countries by people applying the project's methods.
I am also an entrepreneur who has started more than 100 businesses. My main enterprise is a management consulting firm. I am considered an expert on business innovation, business-model innovation, and entrepreneurship. Rather than being someone who just teaches how to do better, I'm someone who has led a life of high accomplishment. Many students value my mentoring of their career activities.
I'm a member of the Massachusetts bar.
Please tell me how I can best help you.
Don is a great teacher. He has an innate ability to see things from the students perspective and explain to the students where their thought process has gone awry. And to do this in a way that the student can understand. I was struggling with my LSAT score and after a three hour session with Don I was able to see where I was going wrong. He explained it to me so simply and clearly that I was shocked I hadn't noticed it on my own. It was a true "aha" moment. After I explained to him my thought process on the incorrect answers he was able to "get in my head" and help me fix my own thought process. With Don's help I went from in the 60th percentile to the 93rd percentile on my LSAT. A jump of close to 20 points. There is no doubt in my mind that this jump is due in a large part to Don's help, and I believe I could have scored even higher had I gone to Don earlier and had more tutoring sessions with him.Jameson, 1 lesson with DonaldTutor responded:
Jameson is very generous with his comments. At our only lesson, I diagnosed that he had only one issue that was keeping him for scoring high. Over the course of three hours, I was able to explain that issue and successfully give him directions for how to overcome it. Most of my students have two to six issues that require improvement, so it's more typical to need six or seven lessons with me, rather than just one, to earn a high score on the LSAT.
The dedicated journey to success
Once you embark on the LSAT and law school journey, you will understand the time, effort, dedication and persistence that needs to go into the process. However, an experience I would only recommend going about with Don. I am no stranger to school and all that it entails, I am currently working towards a dual graduate degree in Chicago and imagined that preparing for my next leg of education would follow a similar process. Rather, after scoring in the low 130's on a diagnostic LSAT I was crushed, discouraged, even embarrassed because who would want to work with someone with such low score? Was there any hope? I knew that with my schedule I needed an online tutor - which I was skeptical about, because being a student you are used to having hands on experience. Moreover, I came across Don's profile and without even a second guess knew that he was the tutor for me. His biography resonated with me and what I was looking for. I Instantly reached out and we hit the ground running within a few days. Don is the most supportive, tentative and receptive educator I have ever had the honor and privilege of working with. From day one he got to know me as a person, who I was, what my history was like in order to have a better understanding of my mind and how it works. The open and honest environment he provides allows you, as a student, to ask questions, adjust strategies that aren't working and continue to make progress all at once. The remarkable thing is that this is all happening online, I am receiving the most eye opening experience through Skype, something I never imagined. I started my first lesson with Don at the end of January and will take my LSAT in early June. With the time that has progressed I am currently scoring at the 170's (WOW - my thoughts exactly). Never in my wildest dreams did I picture an improve such as this. However, it is countless hours of practice on my behalf - but Don is the number one reason for this success. He showed me that it was okay to make mistakes along the way (this is normal!), that it was going to be an up hill battle for improvement, but a journey we would take together due to it being an exam that is very different from most standardized test. Don is there every step of the way, through the successful times and setbacks, he will be your biggest advocate, while giving you the straight forward opinion you need to push forward. It is hard to put into words the amount of respect and appreciation I have for Don. He sees each of his students as a bright and worthy person, not a number and wants them to achieve that personal satisfaction they are looking to seek. I look forward to each of my lessons with Don because I know I am walking into an environment that is going to provide me with the foundation I need to grow and develop. If you are looking for someone who wants you to succeed just as much as you do - Don is for you. You will get everything you can expect and more from your time with Don, I will promise you that. So, Don, thank you for being such an influential light on this experience for me - for that I am unconditionally thankful.Morgan, 19 lessons with Donald
December 9, 2017 Lesson
Don is really helping me get better at answering questions as well as giving me the confidence I need. He provides great feedback and is able to show me minor tweaks in my test strategies. I have learned a lot from him so far and thankful for his help.JUSTIN, 15 lessons with Donald
Knowledgable and patient tutor.
Donald went through the case with me and helped me find out the root of the problems. He taught me how to think critically and analytically. I learned a lot from him, and I always feel motivated by his teaching style.Coco, 14 lessons with Donald
Don is a Tremendous Tutor
I came to Don in late July to get some assistance with studying for the LSATS. I had little to no prior knowledge of how to approach the test and within a month and a half, Don had me improve my LSAT score by 15 points with just about a dozen lessons or so. He is a very patient and knowledgeable man who takes his time in making sure all areas of the test are covered. He is one of the best tutors I've had the privilege of working with and truly cares about the well-being of his students. The level of detail he helps you to understand with the material really makes you feel comfortable and confident in doing well on the test.Kevin, 22 lessons with Donald
Phenomenal LSAT tutor
Don is an excellent tutor, especially for the LSAT. His knowledge, expertise, and understanding of the LSAT are unmatched by any other tutor I had encountered. He is patient, kind, and works hard to see his students grow. He spent time learning my learning style in order to teach me the most effective methods and strategies. Thanks to Don's help and guidance I felt extremely well prepared for the LSAT.Ariana, 22 lessons with DonaldTutor responded:
Ariana's hard work enabled her to gain admission to one of the most competitive law schools in the nation. Way to go, Ariana!
Don was very accommodating with our schedule. He is very very personable. Remarkable really, given his amazing background. We will schedule more. this was just the first eval. we need to postpone our son's SAT exam to buy us more time with Don.Joan, 1 lesson with Donald
Great Tutor with Effective Methods
I met with Donald for a number of months while preparing for the LSAT. During that time, the scores on my practice tests improved almost 20 points. Don helped me accomplish this by targeting my weaknesses and developing a comprehensive strategy to fix them. By the end, some of the questions I found hardest when I first started studying were some of the easiest. I think at the root of his effectiveness was his ability to identify how I think, and tailor an appropriate method around it. Rather than just telling me why a problem was right or wrong, he helped me attack problems in a different way, resulting in extraordinary results. By far the best tutor I have ever worked with. I would recommend Don to anyone trying to improve their score on the LSAT.Michael, 15 lessons with Donald
It was amazing!!!He really applied it to me and my learning ability!Don, 6 lessons with DonaldTutor responded:
Don posted this response to his first lesson in the LSAT. I was able to explain three different approaches Don could use to meet his goals in ways that he immediately understood and could apply.
Focused right in on my daughter's needs
Don focused right in on my daughter's strengths and weaknesses. In just two hours, we now have a plan to help her improve her test performance. Well worth the money!Sheila, 1 lesson with DonaldTutor responded:
During the diagnostic lesson for a college entrance exam, Sheila's daughter learned what she needed to do to improve and felt she could accomplish the results without further lessons.
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