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Mark Skoskiewicz

Mark Skoskiewicz holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a Major in Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, (he received additional minors in Philosophy and History). At IU, Mark was an undergraduate economics instructor teaching supplemental small group sessions for the department’s introductory economics course. During his junior and senior years, he was a private economics, finance, and accounting tutor. After Indiana, Mark spent 8 years working for Marakon Associates before creating MyGuru in 2009 while earning his MBA at Northwestern Kellogg to make it easier for parents and students to find high quality yet affordable tutors. While Mark wants MyGuru to always be known as a source for excellent tutors, we also aim to be a thought leader on how to improve academic performance through shifts in mindset, well-defined study plans, improved study habits, and even stress reduction strategies. Mark believes these ideas are a powerful, critical complement to working with an expert private tutor. Mark currently shares insights, advice, and information about how to improve academic performance in MyGuru’s improving academic performance blog and in an eBook Plan, Prepare, Perform: A Personalized Approach to Test Preparation.

Recent Posts

Is a GMAT Tutor Worth It?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 @ 10:50 AM

Is a GMAT tutor worth it?

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Tags: GMAT prep, GMAT tips, gmat study skills, gmat pricing

Basic GMAT Math Facts and Formulas

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 04:43 PM

Performing well on the quantitative section of GMAT requires a mix of math theory, test taking strategy, and critical thinking skills. While it’s important not to approach the quant section of the GMAT like a math test, it is also helpful to have logged certain facts and formulas in your brain. Most of the math theory you need to know does not go beyond high school algebra, so you’ve almost certainly “known it” before. You just need to re-learn and refresh.

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Tags: GMAT quant, GMAT tips

Why Your GMAT Study Plan Needs a GMAT Error Log

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Mar 04, 2021 @ 03:00 PM

In this article, we’ll introduce you to the concept of using a GMAT error log while you are studying for the GMAT.

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Tags: GMAT prep, GMAT tips, gmat study skills, gmat error log

Want to Maximize Your Return on Hiring a GMAT Tutor? Study the Basics on Your Own

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, May 14, 2020 @ 01:22 PM

We believe investing in GMAT tutoring is an easy decision for a student who really struggles with standardized tests and is performing well below average on practice tests. But if you are an above average test taker and trying to understand how to get a 700 score or higher on the GMAT exam, a private tutor is also a good option. In either case, the return on investment in GMAT prep can be very high, because sitting in a test prep class or using an app designed for the “average” test taker is not relevant for you. Customized 1-1 help tailored to your situation is likely required for you to see score improvement.

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Tags: GMAT tutor, GMAT, MBA Admissions, gmat test prep, MBA prep, MBA degree, online gmat

What Can You Do With an MBA Degree?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Apr 20, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

When it comes time to plan out your career, the question of obtaining further education is something that always needs to be considered. Master's degrees are often the go-to choice for those returning to school to advance their careers, and among master's degrees, the Master's of Business Administration, or MBA, is one of the most popular choices out there. But just why is it that MBAs are such a common choice, and what exactly can you do with one once you've earned it?

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GMAC Announces Online Executive Assessment (EA) Exam

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Apr 06, 2020 @ 03:10 PM

We're all adjusting to new lives of social distancing and remote work/learning. In accordance with this, GMAC.org has closed a lot of GMAT testing centers in the United States and no one knows when they'll reopen. For individuals applying to MBA and EMBA program and studying for or thinking about taking the Executive Assessment exam, you were living in uncertain times. However, GMAC has now followed in ETS's footsteps (they recently introduced an "at home GRE" exam) by offering an interim online EA exam in additional to the at-home GMAT exam they already announced, starting at the end of April for markets impacted by COVID-19.

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Tags: GMAT, GMAT online, EA exam, Executive assessment exam, GMAT vs. EA exam, online executive assessment exam, online EA prep

GMAC Announces Online GMAT Exam

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 @ 03:20 PM

We are all experiencing many changes to daily life due to COVID-19. GMAC.org has prudently closed many GMAT testing centers across the country with an unclear timeline for reopening them. For those of you applying to business school and studying for the GMAT, and in particular if you had a scheduled GMAT test date, you were in limbo. But today, in response to this "new normal", GMAC has followed ETS's (they recently introduced an "at home GRE" exam) lead by temporarily offering an interim online GMAT exam, beginning mid-April in impacted markets excluding mainland China. 

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GMAT Review Series: Sentence Correction - Parallelism

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

In today’s GMAT Review Series video, we’ll take a look at a Sentence Correction (Parallelism/Verb Tense) question from GMAT’s Official Guide 2019 – Verbal Diagnostic Exam.

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Tags: GMAT verbal tips, improving your GMAT verbal score, Sentence Correction, gmat test prep, improving your gmat score, GMAT sentence correction tips, GMAT tutors, GMAT practice questions, GMAT video tutorial

GMAT Review Series: Sentence Correction - Meaning

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

In this portion of our GMAT Review Series, we’ll take a look at a Sentence Correction: Meaning question. One of the biggest concepts regarding sentence correction that we must remember is the meaning of the sentence is always going to be more important than grammar.

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Tags: GMAT verbal tips, improving your GMAT verbal score, Sentence Correction, gmat test prep, improving your gmat score, GMAT sentence correction tips, GMAT tutors, GMAT practice questions, GMAT video tutorial

Executive Assessment (EA) Exam vs. GMAT: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

If you are targeting EMBA programs, the Executive Assessment exam may be your best option.

Executive MBA (EMBA) programs are for experienced professionals looking to earn an MBA without taking a full two years off. Traditional or part-time MBA programs are generally for less experienced, typically younger professionals. They can be structured as full-time one or two-year programs, or as part-time programs that take 3-5 years to complete. But when it comes to considering whether to take the Executive Assessment exam or the GMAT, you only have a choice if you are considering an EMBA program. Full time MBA programs require the GMAT or GRE (although some less selective programs don’t require an entrance exam at all).

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