I am a licensed california
sports attorney and GMAT Verbal and Writing tutor of five years and have had hundreds and hundreds of students. I have created a streamlined, meticulous approach to the GMAT that:
1) utilizes a methodical step by step approach to each the reading, notetaking, answering of every different type of Reading Comprehension question (within both micro and macro questions, there are inference and stated questions. And within each of these variations there are further variations on the question types).
2) creates an in depth, yet easily cognizable "stock list" of the most commonly tested grammar rules on the Sentence Correction portion - this portion of the test is ENTIRELY predictable and many points can be accumulated here. I have devised methods that you will use on the exam to spot "red flags" that should jog your mind that a particular grammar infraction is being tested.
3) breaks down each "Argument" type into the major eight categories and employs a distinct, yet simplified approach to each of these eight types. Do not answer every argument question in the same fashion. Together we will work on the exact approach you'll need for main point, assumption, strengthen, weaken, inferences, reasoning, evaluation, and parallel questions.
4) employs a tried and true formula to the Essay portion that facilitates an easier way to achieve 6-level diction, style, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, device usage, organization, and theses. (my students simply go in with a set formula and apply it robotically on the exam to maximize points on the new scaling system). The grading is entirely predictable and we will simply inject the proven "point accumulators" into your essays.
5) Works on the overall approach to the exam including the order in which you should take particular questions and the GMAT system of increasing or decreasing difficulty. As you probably know, earlier questions on the exam are much more important to your overall score - we will discuss this in detail in our first session.
Fact is, despite popular opinion, this test is predictable and you can beat it. I've honed my approach over the years to where we have become very successful at picking apart the unique decoys of each section and the most common and attractive wrong answers. The approach in this area is proven time and again.
I know GMAT Verbal preparation process can be frustrating. Usually commercial courses don't deliver on their promises or enable you to understand the concepts at the level needed to ace this exam. I believe there is a reason for this and as such, I tailor my approach to the intricate reasons my students are getting questions wrong. This is a method you seldom, if ever, will receive from a commercial tutoring service. Frankly, you don't often get it from other tutors either, as I've had many students over the years who have "defected" from another tutor to come use my approach. The reality is many commercial courses simply don't have a viable approach to Reading Comp and their Sentence Correction, Arguments and Writing approaches are convoluted and unnecessary.
My students always have success, if they work hard that is. We will pinpoint what it is that is tripping you up and will hone in on the exact areas that need serious scrutinizing. My satisfaction truly comes from your growth.
The GMAT is a large portion of the admissions process for business school - do not skimp on the preparation.
Whether we work together or not, if Verbal and Writing is your pet peeve area, I recommend selecting a tutor that specializes only in Verbal and Writing prep, rather than working with one who tutors for various exams and portions of this exam. Select a tutor who knows the GMAT inside and out, a tutor whose sole focus is on these portions of the exam.
As you'll see below, my price is consistently more than HALF that of commercial course private tutors. The reason for this is not because you'll get inferior preparation - it's because I find it obscene to charge that much for GMAT prep. I am an attorney, meaning I attended law school and understand how costly it can be to obtain an education. My goal isn't to add to that - it's to give you exactly what you need at a reasonable price and then send you on your way to apply your talents. Here is a breakdown of what each commercial course charges for private tutoring sessions:
Princeton Review: $125 - $375/hr
Additionally, I'm not anchored to the clock. If we're five minutes over, I never rush my students out the door - I finish the strategy we're learning. THIS IS NOT GENERIC, CANNED TEST PREP AS IT IS WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED COURSES - THE PREP IS FRIENDLY, IT UTILIZES INTUITIVE, SIMPLIFIED STRATEGIES, AND IT WORKS UPON ONLY THE AREAS PROVEN TO BE OF IMPORTANCE TO THE GRADERS OF THE EXAM. There is no filler or fluff as you'll find in the commercial courses to add duration to your sessions and pages to your materials.
Please contact me to set up a meeting to get started. We'll discuss all the details of the actual strategies you need to learn via the phone if you'd like to call me or in our first session together. Looking forward to hearing from you! You can reach me at 516-297-5376 (don't worry, I'm in SD).
Michael Egenthal, Esq.
President, Founder, Tutor
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