Private tutor in Austin, TX
I went to Princeton University and graduated in 2011. I majored in the selective public policy school, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. After school I worked as a management consultant, and then I moved to India last year to help a friend of a professor establish an affordable housing business.
Some stats / here's why you can trust me: -770 GMAT score (99th percentile) -Have helped craft college essays that earned admission to Princeton, Yale, Brown, UT, WashU, and more GMAT: I pride myself on my knack for breaking complicated concepts into simple, easy to understand pieces. Once you and I have achieved a solid conceptual understanding, the nuts and bolts of any practice problem or trick question will slide right into place. Do you need to hit a certain score but aren't sure how to make it past whichever section just isn't your thing? I have great news for you: the GMAT is horrible at testing natural ability. You absolutely can grind your way to an elite score. By the GMAC's own data, the average GMAT score is a 547, but the average score for somebody who studies at least 120 hours is over 700. That said, there's obviously a better approach than just slamming your head against a book for hours. So how to use your time? And with dozens of prep programs out there, how do you even know that you're spending your time on one that's good for the sections you're weak in? I'm a big fan of Cal Newport's stuff - he's a Georgetown professor who studies what behaviors predict outstanding performance in all different domains. I've applied his conclusions to create an extremely time-efficient curriculum that draws from the "best of the best" of the various test prep resources out there to save you the frustration and uncertainty of choosing between dozens of programs with identical claims. I obsessively chronicled every step of my own GMAT journey, tested it with friends who came to me for GMAT advice, and have now refined the parts that repeatedly worked into a short set of lessons that I believe will earn you more of a score improvement for your study time than any other prep option out there. I particularly enjoy working with students who have already passed through a national company's full GMAT prep program but are still not hitting the score they want. Don't settle. You aren't just "bad at math". Give me a call, and with no obligation I'll be happy to share some material that will help you with whatever aspect of the test you're having trouble with, regardless of whether you choose to work with me. College essays: As a former alumni interviewer for Princeton, I'm in a great position to help you craft your life experience into a Pixar-worthy story for college essays and interviews. If college apps strategy sounds like something you could use give me a call and let's bounce some ideas around -no obligation.
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I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and spent a lot of time outdoors. I like Irish music, rock climbing, and good history books. Since moving to Austin, I've been volunteering for a local animal shelter by looking after puppies that are too young to get their shots and be around other dogs yet. I know test prep and admissions essays are daunting enough by themselves without any mismatched personalities or work styles. To make sure that this arrangement is not only going to be useful, but also enjoyable for both of us, I insist that we hold a quick (free) test session to make sure it's a fit. Go ahead and shoot me an email and we'll set up a trial lesson. You should hear back from me pretty quickly.
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