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Mark Skoskiewicz

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Key GMAT Sentence Correction Concepts: Subject-Verb Agreement

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Sentence Correction is the only part of the GMAT Verbal section where you can truly acquire new skills and knowledge to improve your score.

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The Only Way to Boost Your GMAT Verbal Score

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

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Tags: GMAT verbal score, GMAT reading comprehension

Follow 3 Principles To Improve Your GMAT Score

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, May 05, 2014 @ 02:17 PM

Improving your academic performance, and really any type of performance (i.e., athletic, musical, professional, personal – you name it), is a function of following three important principles:

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Tags: growth mindset, gmat practice test, GMAT prep, GMAT resources, GMAT tips

GMAT vs. GRE: Side-by-Side Comparison

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

More and more business schools allow you to choose whether to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) vs Graduate Managment Admissions Test (GMAT) for your application.  It’s true, and, it means that you have some decisions to make.

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Tags: GRE vs. GMAT, GRE, gre test prep, gmat tutoring, GMAT

Beyond the GMAT: Unique MBA Admissions Consulting

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

At MyGuru, we offer experienced, 99th percentile scoring GMAT tutors with impressive academic backgrounds and  proven track records of helping students improve their GMAT scores - at an affordable price.  We’ve are building an increasingly deep partnership with an admissions consulting firm with a similar philosophy, as applied to the world of business school admissions (and other types of graduate programs) – InGenius Prep.

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Tags: MBA admissions consulting, New Partnerships

[Webinar] What’s Right with Wharton (And How to Get In)

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 05:50 AM

MyGuru wants to make its students, potential students, and friends aware of a webinar being hosted by one of our partners about how to get into one of the world's best MBA programs - The University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business.

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Ask 4 Questions Before Hiring a GMAT Tutor

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 10:43 AM

Your GMAT score is obviously a critical component of your business school application (although, I’d argue, perhaps not as important as many people make it out to be), and most folks need to invest a significant amount of time in preparing for it.  Certain GMAT preparation approaches can work better for some people relative to others. 

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Tags: GMAT tutor, GMAT help, gmat tutoring, gmat test, GMAT prep, GMAT tips

After the GMAT: Part-time vs. Full-time MBA programs

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 @ 09:22 PM

A good GMAT score is just the first step on your path to business school.  If you are trying to get into one of the top 5-10 business schools in the U.S., you have many options, decisions, and challenges ahead of you.  

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Tags: GMAT score, MBA programs, MBA admissions consultant, part-time MBA, full-time MBA

GMAT Interviews: Improving your GMAT Verbal Score

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 @ 09:47 PM

We recently conducted a phone interview with Amit, who worked with one of our most senior GMAT tutors to improve his verbal score.

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Tags: GMAT verbal, GMAT verbal tips, GMAT interview, improving your GMAT verbal score, GMAT tips

Upcoming B-School Application Webinar

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Jul 01, 2013 @ 08:30 AM

The GMAT is an important part of applying to business school, but it is one of many dimensions admissions committees will look at.  To a greater degree than law school or medical school,  the business school application puts a very large premium on the holistic “story” of each applicant.  For example, a sliding scale of GPA vs. LSAT score, adjusted for undergraduate school and major, essentially determines your law school admissions chances).  However, while a 90th percentile GMAT score is very helpful in getting into a top 20 business school, a poor story can really hurt your chances.  On the other hand, a low GMAT score with a strong story can and does frequently result in admissions offers.

Questions like the following are explicitly or implicitly asked in applications to top business schools:

  • Why do you want an MBA?
  • What do you want to learn while there?   Why?
  • What are you going to focus on while getting the MBA?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?  How will the MBA help you get there?
  • How can you explain your lack of experience/low GPA/low GMAT/ etc.?
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