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Alex M.

Professional GMAT & LSAT trainer w/ 15+ years experience

Professional GMAT & LSAT trainer w/ 15+ years experience

$96/hour

  • 411 hours tutoring

About Alex


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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...

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.


Education

Oberlin College
undergrad

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Business

GMAT

GMAT

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

Corporate Training

GMAT

GMAT

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

Test Preparation

GMAT,

GMAT

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

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (51 ratings)
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Reviews


Great SAT tutoring

Alex worked with my daughter. He kept her engaged throughout their sessions. She is feeling confident about the upcoming exam.

Gwen, 2 lessons with Alex

The best investment in my son's future

I would recommend Alex to anyone looking for an LSAT tutor. My son ordered the LSAT study books and tried to learn the material on his own, however, after a great deal of time and frustration, he felt he need to look into some type of hand's on tutoring. I did a great deal of research and feel that WyzAnt is the best tutoring site on the Web. I was really impressed with the background checks completed, and options for FTF or Skype tutoring sessions. I read about 50 - 60 bios, and chose Alex because his teaching style, background, and philosophy seemed to fit my son's learning style best. Overall, I feel like Alex was the best investment in my son's future. Alex is an expert tutor and understands his students' needs. He tailored the instruction based on my son's ability to comprehend content and understood what his overall goals were for the process. I could tell that he seemed to genuinely listen to what he needed, which is the hallmark of a good teacher. Whenever my son had a question or needed additional clarification, Alex responded via text or telephone within 24 hours. Alex is the best, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for success.

Maureen, 8 lessons with Alex

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

Alex did a great job in a short time period. He was very easy to work with, was responsive and flexible with regards to scheduling sessions, and has a proven strategy for taking the SAT. Our son's SAT score went up by 80 points and we'd recommend Alex to anyone who needs SAT tutoring.

Tammy, 7 lessons with Alex

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

For about two months, I supplemented my own self-studying with weekly to bi-weekly 2-hour sessions with Alex. Alex will provide you with a hand-crafted regimen to guide you through your studies and provide you with all the tools you will need to succeed. His comprehensive study guides and lessons helped me to improve both my speed and accuracy on all three sections of the LSAT. Alex brings a great deal of energy to his sessions and expects you to keep up -this not only forces you to push yourself, but it also prepares you for the frenzy of test day. The tips Alex taught me were not in either of the prep books I purchased for myself and helped me to go from a mid to high 150s diagnostic to a 170 on test day in only 3 months! Highly recommended!

Patrick, 6 lessons with Alex

Good for GMAT: Scores went from 620 to 710

I consider myself a pretty good test-taker and a diligent student, so while I knew the GMAT would be hard, I thought it might be possible to score all right on my own. (After all, I had done it on the SAT!) Unfortunately, after spending weeks studying by myself, I still couldn't score higher than the 620 I had started out with. I decided to find a tutor instead of taking a prep class because I knew I needed to concentrate on specific areas for improvement (basically: Math everything), and I also wanted a more flexible schedule. It worked: I took my test today and scored a 710 on my first try. Alex knows the GMAT inside out and has developed his own comprehensive study materials from years of reviewing OGs, official test questions, and exercises from various test prep programs. He helps you focus and tells you exactly what steps you need to take next. He's easy to communicate with, responsive, and encouraging (though he'll push you hard not to make stupid mistakes and to pay attention - which is exactly what I think the GMAT calls for). Of course, you have to do your part by practicing with his material and really understanding it. It was never easy, but after solving his worksheets and reviewing our lessons I saw my scores finally starting to break the 700 wall. He also spent time going over any questions I had, and gave me great advice for all aspects of test-taking. I would highly recommend Alex as a tutor for the GMAT (or LSAT, which is actually his specialty).

V. Isabel, 10 lessons with Alex

Average Tutor

Alex is obviously very bright, but I think that he is not experienced enough at teaching the GMAT. He mentioned that he did not score in the 99th % on the test, so I question how he can "teach" the GMAT, when he has not mastered it. He has an interesting methodolgy, and it is worth taking a look at. I am just interested in being taught by someone that has mastered the test. My rating is 3 stars.

Sabrina, 1 lesson with Alex
Tutor responded:

It is absolutely true that over 10 years ago I scored a 710 on the GMAT, which is only about the 92nd percentile, which qualified me to teach for Kaplan's GMAT program. By the way, my score was actually inflated because of my prior expertise in the verbal section, enabling me to score in the 98 percentile. My math score was something like 70th percentile. However, I have been successfully training students to take the GMAT for more than 12 years. My six week, 36-hour GMAT prep course is based on over a decade of GMAT research & training. The methods I have developed are easier to learn and easier to apply than any thing else on the market. My expertise in the GMAT is such that I can be shown any GMAT question from any section and within 4 seconds know exactly how to attack the problem. I might not be the world's greatest teacher, but I am certainly one of the world's foremost experts on the GMAT (not that such a thing is something to be necessarily proud of, but it's true)

Best tutor out there!

Alex is incredibly smart. More importantly, he knows how to teach. He knew how to tackle every math problem from every possible source (Official Guide, Manhattan GMAT problems, previous tests, online samples, etc.) and could explain a simple and fast approach. We focused a lot on high level (700-800) problems, but Alex taught me how to solve them in under 2 minutes. I struggled a lot with timing on the math section, and when I took the Quantitative portion of the test, I actually finished a little early! The GMAT is a horrible, horrible test. I considered myself a math person, but I felt incredibly stupid struggling through the Quant by myself. With Alex's help, I actually felt capable and confident in my ability. I highly recommend using Alex's services. Thanks, Alex!

Ellie, 9 lessons with Alex

Amazing GMAT tutor!!

I learned more in two hours with Alex then I learned in a month of GMAT courses and two months of studying on my own. He taught me a variety of great techniques for solving problems, and helped me improve my results tremendously! I recommend Alex because he is very professional, motivating, and knowledgeable of the subject.

Liana, 1 lesson with Alex

$96/hour

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Alex M.

$96/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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