Welcome to MyGuru’s testimonials page.
We recognize private tutoring can be a significant investment, and we want to provide as much information as possible from students who have already chosen to work with us to help you make the best decision possible. This area of our site can be navigated as follows:
Scroll down or click the below links to read short quotes from previous students. Any of these students can be contacted as references, and the section is organized by student age and test:
High School and ACT/SAT Students
Heidi F. – Geometry
Colby has been doing great in school as Colby’s says, “Bill taught me how to learn Geometry”. We couldn’t have been helper with Bill. Please thank him for us. If Colby starts to struggle again with math, we will certainly reach out to My Guru again.
Reggie S. – Parent of an ACT Student
My daughter was able to increase her score by three points (27 – 30) with Hntsa’s and MyGuru’s help and now she wants to get some additional help for the upcoming test in December. Keep up the good work.
Tamara K. – Parent of an ACT Student
“Sarah was great! My daughter believes she will be able to improve her ACT score…we would love more sessions.”
Mary C. - Parent of Writing Student
Thanks! We will be purchasing more time with Deirdre! She is a wonderful help for Trip. He is feeling much more confident with writing.
Kim B. – Parent of two ACT Students
- Constance was great. Cody really enjoyed her – his words were “She is a really good teacher.
- Vinny felt Bill was not only knowledgeable on every subject but helped him understand the finer points and nuances of each of the tests.
Eileen B. - Parent of Writing/Math Student
Thanks, we will probably start again at the end of the summer if Bill is still available. He has been great! Bill was an outstanding tutor. He kept our son focused and diligent in completing Finite math, calculus, and another math class. We liked him so much that he started tutoring our daughter in Geometry as well and she loved him too. We can't say enough great things about Bill.
Jill P. - Parent of ACT Student
My daughter enjoyed working with Bill from MyGuru for both ACT Prep and later calculus. His easy-going style helped the process-- not a pressure situation at all. If she didn't understand the explanation the first time, he'd go at it a different way until she understood. After working with Bill, her ACT score improved from 33 to 35 primarily due to the help he provided with her math and science review. Bill also is flexible with rescheduling a session in case there is a conflict. We'd recommend working with Bill and MyGuru. When our son reaches this stage, I'm sure we'll be giving them a call. Thanks!
Leslie D. - Parent of ACT Student
Everything went really well with Mike. He gave my son some good direction already. We are going to continue. Thanks, we were very happy with our tutoring.
Michele O. - Parent of ACT Student
My daughter & Bill worked very well together. When we first spoke about tutoring her, I was very concerned about her score when she took the ACT for the first time. She took it in April, with the tutoring from Bill, she went from a 16 to 20! Her goal is to get a 23~she is focusing more & said Bill really helped in preparing her! Thanks so much!
Jim P.- Parent of ACT Student
The tutoring provided by Doug was effective. Kendall scored well on her first test.
Michelle S. - Parent of Geometry Student
Terry came last night to help Aram with his final next week. He has been fantastic- thanks so much for the reference. I'm definitely going to stay in touch as Aram goes into junior year, which I'm sure will prove to be challenging.
Elizabeth S. - Parent of Math Student
We really feel good with John and he has made us feel at ease about our choice of tutoring- with just that one hour! I felt so good with the session I have already recommended MyGuru to another parent at our school.
Janelle K. - Parent of ACT Student
The session with Payman went VERY well. I'm extremely pleased and hopeful that this will be a good investment.
Carolyn W. - Parent of Spanish Student
Nasya from MyGuru did a fantastic job with our son, was very flexible to what he needed and around his ability to sit and work for 2 hours straight (they had ping pong breaks). My husband suggested they ended the sessions with a 2 hour cooking in Spanish lesson- they baked two types of cookies- my son loved it and when she left said he wished he had future sessions set up with her. Thanks so much, we’d highly recommended her.
Jisu K. - Parent of Student
My wife and Ben met with Mike from MyGuru, they really hit it off! My wife was really impressed with his overall presentation and, obviously, his credentials. Ben felt very comfortable with him as well. Thanks, again, for referring Mike to Ben, I am positive that this will only help with Ben's organization and thought process.
Regina M. - Parent of Student
John from MyGuru is great. Thanks.
Elizabeth S. - Parent of Math Student
I just want you to know how much we LOVE working with John! Maya has so much more confidence with her math skills and less anxiety about being tested on it. Maya never complains about having a "tutor". We can't say enough good things about John and our experience with MyGuru.
Gerald V. - Parent of ACT Student
Kingsley from MyGuru was the ideal tutor to help my daughter with her ACT prep. He is not only brilliant, a quality you would expect from a Yale grad, but also very insightful and engaging. He was able to identify my daughter's strengths and weaknesses and provide specific coaching to improve her ACT score. After a few sessions, she was more confident with the test content and equipped with practical test taking strategies. The proof of Kingley's effectiveness as a tutor is my daughter's score; it improved dramatically from a 25 to a 28!
I cannot say enough about My Guru. They offered the personal touch of a small company and the highly qualified tutoring that rivals the big test prep companies. The customer service was excellent and the fees were very reasonable. I would recommend My Guru to any family looking for standardized test prep.
Sarah H. - Parent of English Student
Lisa from MyGuru is terrific! Great fit.
Nathan C. - Parent of Parent of Pre-Calculus/Physics/Honors English Student
The session went well and we do intend to use Amit from MyGuru again next week. I just need to work out a day with my daughter. I was impressed by his intelligence and his professionalism. My daughter said that he explained the material well and feels that the session was valuable.
Lana M. - Accounting Student
“Thank you for hooking me up with Phil tonight – he is brilliant.”
MaryCruz F. - Accounting Student
“Thank you, I am a happy customer. Kamilla is doing a very good job helping me with my accounting class.”
Julie S. – Statistics Parent
“Bianca survived her class and ended up with a B+. 1 point away from an A. I would definitely recommend MyGuru. Thank you for your assistance.”
Marlaine M. – Organic Chemistry Parent
“It has been such a good experience working with you….Gideon has worked out really well. Jay has been getting A’s. Not bad for Organic Chemistry.”
Sarah G. – Organic Chemistry Student
Mary is a fantastic tutor. She is so patient and always stays over the allotted hour–I never feel rushed. Mark provided me with a lot of info about MyGuru, and offered various payment plans. I could not be happier with MyGuru
Delores M. – Actuarial Science Student
“I have met with Phil twice and I’m completely satisfied with his tutoring services, therefore I want the price breakdown for multiple tutoring sessions.”
Carl R. – Physics Student
My conceptual understanding has improved dramatically. Particularly, my comprehension of force vectors and unit conversion has gone from mediocre to thorough. The underlying logic of the principles at work makes sense for the first time, whereas previously the reasons behind those types of problems were not made clear in class or the textbook.
Latrina D. – Statistics Student
Excellent services!!! The tutor was very knowledgeable!!!
Colm K. - Statistics Student
The classes with David from MyGuru were very good and helped a lot.
Jeffrey J. - Psychobiology Student
Brian was an excellent instructor on several levels. I would be hard-pressed to find somebody more competent and knowledgeable about psychobiology or psychopharmacology.
Meg B. - Physics Student
Just wanted to let you know I found out my exam score. I ended up getting a 98%. I couldn't have done it without you! Thanks again for all your help!
Donna B. - Accounting Student
I thank you so much. This has been trying for me and you have made it a lot more manageable with your assistance and support. Thank you so much for sending this information and being so wonderful.
Varun S. - Physics 2 Student
I just received my grades today. I got an A in the exam. Thank you for all of your help.
Lisa S. - Biochemistry/Genetics Student
The session with Amit from MyGuruwent great, he was super helpful and prepared.
Graduate School Students
Brian S. – Economics Student
The team is excellent. Alex J is a brilliant tutor, highly recommended.
Robin K. – Statistics Student
MyGuru.com was terrific. I had 2 very good tutors from the service and I recommend them highly.
Catherine S. - Series 7 Student
I successfully passed the Series 7 last Thursday and it was all due to the assistance I received from The Series 7 tutoring organization to whom you referred me! Thank You!!!!
Don P. - Husband of Nursing Student
Thanks for your help. I want to point out that another company wanted a non-cancelable contract up-front without an interview with the prospective tutor. The ethics of your operation are light years ahead of theirs.
“It went very well. I am interested in having another session with John, he was excellent.”
Conor S. – Testimonial # 1
Thank you mark. I very much enjoyed working with Mike. He is a great tutor. Like I said many emails ago, I tried out other tutors who were in the 120 range and Mike blew em out of the water. The test went really well for me. Since the revised is so new, they only give ranges for test scores, not actual scores. Nonetheless, on verbal I got a range of 550 to 650 and on quant I got a range of 750-800, which certainly feels good. Have a great time. If you ever need a recommendation for your company or Mike, please let me know.
Conor S. – Testimonial # 2, in response to a reference request
I used mike for nearly 2 months of GRE prep last summer. We began studying together at the end of the old GRE and continued together while I prepared to retake the test with the revised version.
First of all, from a character stand point mike is a very nice amiable person who is a pleasure to be around. Although the material is quite dry, mike helps to make it a bit more interesting. From a tutoring standpoint, I though mike was incredible! I tried other tutors in the area that cost nearly twice (no exaggeration) and were no where near as good as Mike. Mike is really knowledgeable on the subject material, Albert very prepared, but in my opinion, is the best because he is fantastic at recognizing strengths in the student and personalizing instruction for that particular student.
The gre is a frustrating test and tests your ability to take standardized tests. Maintaining a clear head, and approaching each question with a framework for selecting the proper answer is essential and that is what mike works so hard to enable the student to do. None of the other tutors I tried before finding mike had this type of approach, that was so effective. In the end of working with mike my score was nearly in the 90th percentile in math and writing and around 80th percentile in reading so from an quantitative review, he was very effective.
All in all, mike was absolutely great. I would highly recommend him. If you have any other questions about the GRE or mike , feel free to contact me.
Thank you for your prompt follow up. I guess people's plans frequently change on 3 day weekends like this one. But I just wanted to tell you that I really appreciate your effectiveness and efficiency throughout the entire process. I will definitely keep you in mind for future needs.
Laura H. - Parent of GRE Student
Last fall my daughter, Lillian, used your services in Chicago for the GRE and they were great. She is now in a fully funded Phd program at Fordham . The tutors brought up her GRE score significantly.
My tutoring session with Sonam from MyGuru was very helpful. He is a great tutor & I’d like to continue working with him.
Holly H. – Click below to listen to Holly talk about her GMAT experience.
I just took the GMAT this morning and received a fabulous score! I scored a 760 overall with a 49 in Quant and a 45 in Verbal. Woo Hoo!!!
A big thank you goes out to Jim for helping me overcome specific weaknesses. I really appreciate your patience and guidance during our tutoring sessions. You also helped improve my mental math skills and taught me how to think outside of the box on complex questions. Thank you.
The GMAT books that John recommended were also a huge help. I think every student trying to score about a 700 should purchase these books. The GMAT Club questions were also good, but I found they were almost too hard. The actual test was not nearly as difficult as the GMAT Club quant questions were. I also found that number properties were a bigger portion of the test than I originally anticipated. I would suggest students focus on this and not only concentrate on the super tricky word problems.
Amit B. - Click below to listen to Amit talk about his experience with the GMAT.
John helped me get over the hump from the med to high 600s to the low 700s. My goal had been to score above 710, which would then be considered in the 95th percentile. In practice tests, I was scoring in the high 600s consistently, with some scores in the 720s and other scores as low as the 660s. I worked with John on some more advanced topics that I just wasn’t fully understanding by myself. Before my test, I scored 710 or better three times in a row, which was more consistent than I’d ever been, and gave me confidence. On test day, I scored a 730.
“He was very helpful in explaining the logic behind the problems that I had questions about.”
Geoff D. – Scored a 710 after working with MyGuru
47 math 39 verbal. 92nd percentile overall. Good enough for me- I’ll email you the report!
Working with John was directly responsible for an average ten point increase in my GMAT-Quant scores.
Thanks, Mark! Survey and payment have been completed. And, I just got my guide in the mail. John has been extremely helpful so far!
Hi Mark. I’ve been waiting to hear from you. Glenn did do a sixth hour of tutoring with Bill. So I knew I owed you for that. However, he took the GMAT and scored over 700! Yay! Thank you and Bill for all your help. Let me know if I can write a good review. How do I pay for the additional hour?
Thanks so much Mark! John has been great!
Thanks for your help, James was really helpful with my GMAT practicing.
“David is fantastic; I’d like to go ahead and purchase his services for four hours this week. I will also likely be purchasing more hours the next week.”
Mellissa G. – MCAT Student
“I would like to sign up for some more tutoring sessions with Kasim. Can you provide me with a link to pay for 4 sessions?”
Tonisha D. - MCAT Student
"Thank you! You were very accomodating. I would definitely recommend your program to anyone who inquires."
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Students
NCLEX (Nursing Certification and Licensure Examination) Students
I just want to take a minute and tell how much I appreciated Andrew from MyGuru helping me to prepare for my entrance exam for Chamberlain College of Nursing. Before I met with Andrew, I took a few practice tests from a study guide to prepare for the nursing test provided by HESI (Health Information Systems, Inc.), and I was truly failing on all of the practice tests – literally getting less than half right on each exam, which covered Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology. After only having less than 2 weeks to prepare for the exam (I just took it this past Wednesday), I did incredibly well, having an overall composite score of 85%!! Unbelievable! I’m so happy! The test was incredibly hard, and I know without a doubt that I wouldn’t have done so well without his support. I am more confident that I will be accepted into Chamberlain.
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