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Horace G.

Perfect SAT, ACT, GRE Q/V, GMAT Q/V; LSAT 178 (esp) 241; 3 Ivy Degrees

Perfect SAT, ACT, GRE Q/V, GMAT Q/V; LSAT 178 (esp) 241; 3 Ivy Degrees

$180/hour

  • 523 hours tutoring

  • Hell's Kitchen New York, NY 10019

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About Horace


Bio

I have the background, test scores, and experience necessary to help you or your child achieve testing success. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale and Columbia universities. My over thirteen years of teaching, coaching, and mentoring experience include:
- co-founding of a summer teen entrepreneur program
- lecturing at the City and State universities of New York
- working as a graduate teaching assistant at Columbia University
- receiving training from a major test prep...

I have the background, test scores, and experience necessary to help you or your child achieve testing success. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale and Columbia universities. My over thirteen years of teaching, coaching, and mentoring experience include:
- co-founding of a summer teen entrepreneur program
- lecturing at the City and State universities of New York
- working as a graduate teaching assistant at Columbia University
- receiving training from a major test prep company
- serving as an instructor at W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute (at Princeton University)
- and gaining certification as a USATF Level One coach.
I have helped over a hundred students from a half dozen countries prepare to sit for standardized exams.

I have worked hard to master test-taking, sitting for over 100 national or international standardized tests (including academic competitions and accreditation exams).
I have earned perfect scores on the SAT, the ACT, and on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE. My current high score for the GMAT is 790 and for the LSAT is 178.

I have helped many clients prepare for and navigate the daunting college and graduate admissions processes, identifying and exploiting opportunities within the tremendous variety of options available in North America and the United Kingdom. I have also helped many clients as they refine their applications and seek creative means to communicate their unique interests and strengths to admission committees.

I am eager to help you.


Education

Yale College
History
Columbia University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $180
  • Rate details: Rate adjustments available upon request for early afternoon (pre-3pm) and online lessons. I cannot accommodate sessions shorter than 2 hours outside of Midtown West.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of New York, NY 10019
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/15/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

My experience in business & business-related fields has been varied and extensive. I am a former McKinsey & Co. consultant, and, in addition to extensive on-the-job training, I completed a number of Firm sponsored training programs including the mini-MBA, an intensive program in Strategy, Operations, Organization, Corporate Finance & Economics taught by instructors from INSEAD, HBS, Wharton & Kellogg Business Schools. Prior to this, I coached the Columbia Graduate Consulting Club, designing and delivering a training program that helped fellow doctoral candidates successfully apply to leading management consultancies. I am currently teaching Business, Economics & Finance to high achieving high schoolers at Princeton University.
GMAT,

GMAT

Significant improvement on the GMAT demands high quality feedback from someone deeply familiar with the test. I have earned six 770+ scores and perfect scores on all sections of the test. I have built a library of over 3000 GMAT questions. I have also tied first in the Economist's Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Competition (a global competition for a $25,000 grand prize awarded based on performance on the Economist magazine's GMAT simulator). I know the GMAT and, having worked as a management consultant and advised numerous students applying to MBA programs, I am sensitive to the concerns of aspiring MBAs.
GRE

GRE

I've consistently scored in the top 1% on the GRE and have earned perfect scores on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections. I first sat the GRE in 2001 and since then I have accumulated over 13 years of teaching experience: I have taught community college students in Queens, college students in Manhattan and Westchester County, and fellow doctoral candidates at Columbia University. Together, we will build your vocabulary, review forgotten math skills, and develop strategies for writing polished, effective essays in the allotted time.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

My experience in business & business-related fields has been varied and extensive. I am a former McKinsey & Co. consultant, and, in addition to extensive on-the-job training, I completed a number of Firm sponsored training programs including the mini-MBA, an intensive program in Strategy, Operations, Organization, Corporate Finance & Economics taught by instructors from INSEAD, HBS, Wharton & Kellogg Business Schools. Prior to this, I coached the Columbia Graduate Consulting Club, designing and delivering a training program that helped fellow doctoral candidates successfully apply to leading management consultancies. I am currently teaching Business, Economics & Finance to high achieving high schoolers at Princeton University.
GMAT

GMAT

Significant improvement on the GMAT demands high quality feedback from someone deeply familiar with the test. I have earned six 770+ scores and perfect scores on all sections of the test. I have built a library of over 3000 GMAT questions. I have also tied first in the Economist's Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Competition (a global competition for a $25,000 grand prize awarded based on performance on the Economist magazine's GMAT simulator). I know the GMAT and, having worked as a management consultant and advised numerous students applying to MBA programs, I am sensitive to the concerns of aspiring MBAs.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and two 36s on the English section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on English grammar and usage.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and three 36s on the Reading section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on the skills critical for reading and understanding college-level material.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple perfect scores on the Reading section of the new SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Verbal score and get a handle on the Reading and Writing skills needed to excel in college.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple 800s on the writing section of the SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Verbal score and get a handle on the Reading and Writing skills needed to excel in college.

History

American History

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple 800s on the Math section of the new SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Math score and get a handle on the essentials of pre-college Mathematics.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple perfect scores on the Reading section of the new SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Verbal score and get a handle on the Reading and Writing skills needed to excel in college.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and three 35+ scores on the Math section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on the essentials of pre-college Mathematics.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple 800s on the Math section of the new SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Math score and get a handle on the essentials of pre-college Mathematics.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have served as convenor of Yale's Black Alumni Association's Mentoring Committee, which had as a core function, supporting efforts to improve the performance of under-represented applicants to the College. This gave me occasion to think deeply about what it is that Admission Committees at highly selective universities are looking for as well as how best to communicate that to high school students, particularly those for whom the Admissions process seems opaque. Prior to coaching full time, I also supported our Alumni Schools Committee by doing interviews of pre-selected prospective students. This experience has given me tremendous insight into what it takes to ensure that a student represents themselves as well as possible as they go through the application process.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and two 36s on the Science section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on the skills needed to assess arguments presented in graphical form.

Summer

SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple 800s on the Math section of the new SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Math score and get a handle on the essentials of pre-college Mathematics.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and two 36s on the English section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on English grammar and usage.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and three 35+ scores on the Math section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on the essentials of pre-college Mathematics.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and three 36s on the Reading section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on the skills critical for reading and understanding college-level material.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and two 36s on the Science section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on the skills needed to assess arguments presented in graphical form.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have served as convenor of Yale's Black Alumni Association's Mentoring Committee, which had as a core function, supporting efforts to improve the performance of under-represented applicants to the College. This gave me occasion to think deeply about what it is that Admission Committees at highly selective universities are looking for as well as how best to communicate that to high school students, particularly those for whom the Admissions process seems opaque. Prior to coaching full time, I also supported our Alumni Schools Committee by doing interviews of pre-selected prospective students. This experience has given me tremendous insight into what it takes to ensure that a student represents themselves as well as possible as they go through the application process.
GMAT,

GMAT

Significant improvement on the GMAT demands high quality feedback from someone deeply familiar with the test. I have earned six 770+ scores and perfect scores on all sections of the test. I have built a library of over 3000 GMAT questions. I have also tied first in the Economist's Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Competition (a global competition for a $25,000 grand prize awarded based on performance on the Economist magazine's GMAT simulator). I know the GMAT and, having worked as a management consultant and advised numerous students applying to MBA programs, I am sensitive to the concerns of aspiring MBAs.
GRE,

GRE

I've consistently scored in the top 1% on the GRE and have earned perfect scores on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections. I first sat the GRE in 2001 and since then I have accumulated over 13 years of teaching experience: I have taught community college students in Queens, college students in Manhattan and Westchester County, and fellow doctoral candidates at Columbia University. Together, we will build your vocabulary, review forgotten math skills, and develop strategies for writing polished, effective essays in the allotted time.
LSAT,

LSAT

Looking to build the close reading, reasoning, and analytical skills key to success on the LSAT? Frustrated by complex LSAT playbooks that bog you down with time consuming annotations? Concerned that your English language skills may hold you back from LSAT success? Allow me to give you the structure and feedback essential to success on the LSAT. I know the test: I have scored a 178 on the LSAT in English, and a 241 in Spanish. I know exam coaching: I have more than 14 years of coaching, teaching and mentoring experience. Let's chart a path to your success. Open to working in a small group? Ask me about my $45/hr option.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple 800s on the Math section of the new SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Math score and get a handle on the essentials of pre-college Mathematics.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple perfect scores on the Reading section of the new SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Verbal score and get a handle on the Reading and Writing skills needed to excel in college.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple 800s on the writing section of the SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Verbal score and get a handle on the Reading and Writing skills needed to excel in college.
PSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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5 Star Tutor!

Horace was an excellent tutor! I had six weeks to study for the GRE exam and needed an aggressive study plan. Horace focused on my weaknesses, but also provided insight on how to approach the GRE exam. This approach helped me to maximize my study efforts and develop a deep level of confidence. Additionally, Horace surpassed the requirements of a tutor, providing career advice and guidance. I was recently accepted into a several top 20 MBA programs. Horace was a great resource and helped me to achieve my goal.

Brandon, 5 lessons with Horace

Horace is the best!

Horace teaches best practices for mastery in each question type. He is very personal and makes the most of each session. You can tell he really wants to see you grow and do well on the test!

Jathan, 7 lessons with Horace

Amazing tutor

Horace is an excellent tutor. He quickly identifies where your main weaknesses are and targets them with guidance and practice. He is very patient and easy to get along with and really cares about your success. He is also extremely knowledgeable and provides valuable advice regarding the application process. I highly recommend working with him!

Reut, 3 lessons with Horace

Very Patient

Horace seems to genuinely care about his students success and has worked with me to achieve my goals. He is patient and customizes his teaching based on the students strengths and weaknesses. I could not recommend him more for GMAT prep and look forward to every lesson I have with him.

Evangelos, 2 lessons with Horace

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Horace helped me to find practical ways of improving my biggest weaknesses including reading speed and certain question types most challenging to me. He was flexible with his time, meeting in person or online, and tailored a study regimen for my very limited budget. Also, he sincerely enjoys test taking, which encouraged me to stay positive.

Katie, 3 lessons with Horace

Helpful and knowledgable

Horace understands the logical reasoning portion of the LSAT well and knows how to help students improve on a variety of questions. By using the same steps to tackle each question, Horace helps students develop a structure and routine that lead to more correct answers.

Christopher, 6 lessons with Horace

Fantastic Tutor - Patient, Knowledgeable, Effective, Friendly

Horace was an outstanding tutor and mentor to work with for the GMAT. I had taken the exam a few years prior without any structured prep and scored above 700, but wanted to improve upon my score. Horace communicates his thoughts constructively while always maintaining a smile and sense of humor. I appreciated that he was always flexible with hours and understanding of changes in schedule. We analyzed my strengths and weaknesses at the outset in order to efficiently allocate time to target potential areas of improvement. Horace worked alongside in guiding me through difficult concepts and challenges with intuitive explanations. He also offered many creative solutions to problems that were difficult in nature, but could be tackled with a few foundation blocks and key principles. From our first GMAT Prep diagnostic to the real exam a few weeks later, I ultimately improved 90 points and scored higher than my first attempt. I had a fantastic experience working with Horace and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to score well or improve on the GMAT.

Seiji, 8 lessons with Horace

Great tutor, super patient and encouraging

Horace got me up to speed with the LSAT within 4 weeks. He's incredibly intelligent and never once discouraged me from aiming for my target score. He patiently explained anything I had trouble with, and was always easily contactable. Even though he tutored me for the LSAT, I can see why he would be a great mentor as well. Great person overall!

Sheena, 2 lessons with Horace

Great in every aspect

Horace was extremely helpful with helping us in organizing and writing college essays. He was thorough, pinpointed strengths and addressed any areas of weakness he felt needed attention. He connected with my son right away and gave him sincere attention and guidance. We are grateful to have found Horace . He is extremely knowledgeable and cares greatly about his students.

Amanda, 1 lesson with Horace

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