GMAT Tutoring Reviews
Below are reviews from previous students who've worked with us.
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Sarah A. achieved the confidence necessary to excel on test day -
I initially reached out to MyGuru after reading reviews online, but didn't send a follow up email to finally set up tutoring until a month before my GMAT test. My only regret is not signing up sooner for their services. Stefan was very helpful and encouraging when working with me. I highly recommend him, as he is very patient! I was feeling intimidated by the quantitative section of the GMAT, considering it had been about 7 or 8 years since I had taken any sort of math class. Stefan showed me techniques and had so many helpful tips on how to approach problems on the GMAT. I was able to feel so much more confident which helped me greatly in the end on test day. He also gave me homework after every session in order to further guide our future sessions and encourage me to practice problems on my own in the meantime. My weekly expectations were always very clear and straightforward, and the accountability was very much appreciated! My practice score consistently went up week to week once I started working with Stefan. I'm sure if I had reached out sooner I would've gotten an even higher score. MyGuru was much more affordable than other options I researched and my sessions felt much more personalized than I initially thought they might be. On test day, I got within my ideal score range, and am very thankful! I don't think I could've reached that just with self study. Thank you Stefan and MyGuru! I've already booked in my first MBA interview at one of my top schools!
Kelly S. reached her target score in six weeks -
I highly recommend MyGuru and Stefan in particular for test preparation. While looking for GMAT tutors, I found MyGuru via prior Yelp recommendations. Not only did Stefan review the information covered by the GMAT in a clear manner, but he provided very helpful tricks and tips to be able to tackle difficult problems in the short time allotted. Beyond content, Stefan provided a study structure that I found helpful and was also very flexible. I had only about a 6 week window when I deiced to take the test, so both the structure and the flexibility provided was much appreciated, especially since my work schedule can be quite hectic. I got slightly above my goal score on the GMAT, with my score improving significantly from my first practice test.
Before reaching out to MyGuru, I looked at a number of classes and private tutors. The combination of price, flexibility in class time, and private online sessions ultimately led me to decide on MyGuru and I’m very happy I did.
Jessica P. was struggling with Quant -
I was looking for some extra tutoring for my upcoming GMAT exam. I was still struggling with the quantitative section...I received a response the same night that I had inquired about the services and was immediately referred to a tutor. I spent a week tutoring with my tutor and he helped me improve on so many test taking skills as well as the quantitative section. I ended up...receiving a score that was 60 points higher than my initial exam score and I was thrilled.
Matt K. dramatically increased his score in two months -
I would highly recommend Margo as a tutor for anyone looking to dramatically improve their overall score on the GMAT. I was dejected after scoring a 640 on my GMAT in July, so I turned to MyGuru for a solution after receiving a referral from a friend. Margo has coached me over the past few months - accommodating my busy work schedule flexibly and often times offering me more than the allotted time for tutoring to chat about life, professional development, relationships - whatever was on my mind. Her self-written course guides, GMAT study plan, and online quizzes were very impressive and useful - an essential part of my preparation. She was an excellent tutor with a unique method - and was especially strong in teaching me to apply more shortcuts and organization in GMAT math problems. With Margo's support, I managed to score a 750 on my second attempt at the GMAT - a 110pt improvement in 2 short months. I also managed to gain some career/life advice and a great new friend in the process.
Kendall E. increased his GMAT score by over 150 points -
I worked with MyGuru founder Mark to match me with a GMAT tutor..was an actual classroom teacher for two years prior and scored well above 700 on his GMAT...I came to MyGuru needing a lot of help. My tutor and I spent several weeks together identifying my weak areas and coming up with a plan to strengthen them. My tutor was able to help me look at data sufficiency questions in a totally new way...I was able to improve my overall GMAT score by over 150 points.
Holly K. just needed a few hours of GMAT tutoring, not a full package -
The entire MyGuru team was very helpful and responsive throughout the tutoring process. My tutor went out of his way to gather content and check in with me in the middle of the week to see if there were problem areas he should focus on. I would definitely recommend MyGuru especially if you need specialized help on a few problem areas and don't need a full package like many tutoring services offer.
Hope N. improved her score and her confidence -
I spent about 3 months meeting once a week with John. He was incredibly helpful and I felt much more comfortable each time I took a practice test because of his tutoring. I had not been in school for 5 years and my first Manhattan Practice test was sub-600. When I sat for the actual GMAT, I got a 740 and thought I left points on the board. It is because of his tutoring that I was able to improve and feel confident when taking the test.
Elizabeth T. saw her GMAT score improve in two weeks, not a full package -
My GMAT score went from a 630 prior to working with MyGuru to a 690 in two weeks.
Marissa P. increased her score by 90 points and got accepted into Harvard Business School, not a full package -
In only 3 sessions with MyGuru, my score went from a 590 to a 700. I ended up with a 680 on the exam, which got me into Harvard Business School.
Ashley R. increased her score and her confidence and now is even closer to her goal of achieving a score of 700 -
Just wanted to shoot you a note and let you know I scored a 680 on my GMAT today! Overall I'm pretty happy with the score, and I cannot thank you enough for helping me get here. I truly could not have done it without you.
Moral of the story is that I've made tremendous progress. I'm really proud of myself, and I literally thought reaching even a 680 was impossible back in January. I am so close to my 700 goal that I can't give up yet.
Kim M. received the support she needed while preparing for the GMAT -
My MyGuru tutor, Tara, was very helpful while I was preparing for the GMAT. She was very knowledgeable and easily able to translate concepts into a form that I found understandable. Tara was always on time and responsive.
Mark was also very helpful and responsive when I had an issue with processing a transaction. He seems to really care about what is going on.
Another Kim M. easily switched from studying for the GMAT to the GRE -
"I was signed up to take a Kaplan course for GMAT prep and was talking to a co-worker about it when they told me their story. They took one of the same Kaplan courses I was signed up to take and didn't get their desired GMAT score. In their second attempt, they signed up for private tutoring with one of MyGuru's tutors, and their GMAT score improved by over 100 points...During my studies, I decided that I wanted to take the GRE instead of the GMAT. I explained this to my tutor John and to Mark at MyGuru and the change was so simple. John was not only skilled in GMAT prep but GRE prep as well. So the only thing that would need to change were the materials. If you're looking for the best resources for test prep I highly recommend MyGuru. I have no complaints!
Chuck F. learned the skills he needed to achieve a great score -
John was great in helping me study and prepare for the GMAT. He not only knows how to approach the test, but also is outstanding in his overall knowledge in each subject and helped me to learn the key skills I needed.
Shreya S. achieved a 100 point jump -
John was an incredible resource during my GMAT preparations! He helped me make a 100 point jump! During our weekly two hour review session, we would work through key strategies/practice exams and do lots of practice problems. He provided me with a lot of other resources that helped hone in on specific areas I was struggling in.
Albert G. increased his score by over 100 points -
I worked with John 2-3 years ago when studying for the GMAT. He tailored a study program based on my strengths and weaknesses. In addition to test content and test strategy he worked with me to build my confidence so that I was capable and confident when I sat for the exam.
As for results, when I started with John I was scoring in the low 600s and I scored a 720 when it counted. Even after I took the test John helped me when making the decision about where to apply and even introduced me to alumni.
Garrett C. increased his test knowledge -
Margo was great. She was extremely helpful and always had logical ways to solve each problem.
Alex achieved her target score -
I never took the GMAT before getting tutored, but I strongly believe that without John I would not have gotten a 750.