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Alex M.

Raleigh, NC

$72/hour

Professional GMAT & LSAT trainer w/ 15+ years experience

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/31/14
4.9 average from 49 ratings
Great experience for a fraction of the cost!
— Amanda, Los Altos, CA on 8/17/12

$72/Hour


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Oberlin College

Education

Oberlin College

About Alex

I have been successfully training students to take the GMAT and LSAT for over 15 years, including 5 years as an instructor, tutor, and teacher-trainer for a major test-prep company. I am friendly, high-energy, and take test-preparation very seriously.

Please note that I am equally familiar with all elements of both tests. I have a specific methodology for each, which is adjusted to the needs of the student.

Using my proven "Training Manuals", I train (rather than merely teach) students to quickly recognize question types and apply the appropriate method. While many of these methods are standard test-taking strategies (picking numbers, using the answer choices, reading the question first, etc.), the majority are original, based on my years of experience with these tests. Many of these methods are unique to standardized testing. For example, the Reading Comprehension section of each test is essentially the same and boils down to the following: the majority of the correct answers merely reflect the basic ideas represented in the passage - regardless of what the question asks. Of course, the trick is how to extract those basic ideas in the time provided (here's a hint: read more quickly than you are comfortable with and take basic notes).

The homework I assign ensures that students have complete mastery over both these methods and the test. Put another way: my students know what TO DO with every question, rather than having a mere understanding of the questions once they are explained. After all, the GMAT and LSAT require quick and decisive action. Students don't have to show their work but they do get partial credit(!!) - ask me how. I also focus on the psychology of the test, including confidence issues and time management.

I can provide an entire course or act as a supplement to your current studies; I'm familiar with all of the major courses.

I can't make you smarter, just a whole lot faster.
I have been successfully training students to take the GMAT and LSAT for over 15 years, including 5 years as an instructor, tutor, and teacher-trainer for a major test-prep company. I am friendly, high-energy, and take test-preparation very seriously.

Please note that I am equally familiar with all elements of both tests. I have a
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Raleigh, NC 27605
Background Check: Passed

"Great experience for a fraction of the cost!"

- Amanda, Los Altos, CA on 8/17/12

"Great SAT tutoring"

- Gwen, Wake Forest, NC on 10/2/15

"The best investment in my son's future"

- Maureen, Greenville, NC on 12/10/14

"Alex is a fantastic tutor, our son's SAT score went up 80 points"

- Tammy, Youngsville, NC on 6/30/14

"GREAT tutor with excellent tips you won't find in the books!"

- Patrick, Berkeley, CA on 2/19/14

"Good for GMAT: Scores went from 620 to 710"

- V. Isabel, Menlo Park, CA on 10/20/13

"Best tutor out there!"

- Ellie, Burlingame, CA on 8/8/12

"Amazing GMAT tutor!!"

- Liana, San Francisco, CA on 8/5/12
Test Preparation:
GMAT,
LSAT
Business:
GMAT

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GMAT

I've been teaching the GMAT since it first went adaptive. Yeesh I'm old...

LSAT

When you spend over 15 years working on the LSAT, you discover some amazing patterns. Not tricks but actual patterns of reasoning that actually reflect how one learns about the law. No joke: the LSAT is a beautiful test that can make one's brain stronger and faster. In fact, I would be happy to share the neuroscience study that backs this up. For this reason, my training focuses on mindset as much as strategy. And since LSAT (and GMAT) training is the only thing I'm good at, I take my work very seriously.

Oberlin College

Education

Oberlin College

Great experience for a fraction of the cost!

I'm very glad I decided to do LSAT tutoring with Alex this summer. There are not many tutors in the South Bay where I live, so I decided to look for options further North (near San Francisco) and found Alex's profile. Even though he lives in San Francisco, we found a halfway meeting point for both of us at a Starbucks in San Mateo. Alex has his own packet of study materials that include tips and t

— Amanda, Los Altos, CA on 8/17/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $72.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 40 miles of Raleigh, NC 27605.