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Stefan Maisnier

Stefan is currently MyGuru’s Director of Online Tutoring. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and his Master's from Northwestern University. He has scored in the 95th percentile or higher for the vast majority of standardized exams, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. He has taught for more than fifteen years at several of the largest, most established and commercially successful tutoring companies in the United States.

Recent Posts

Taking the Online Interim GMAT – One Auditor’s Experience

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Wed, Apr 22, 2020 @ 10:46 AM

At the end of March, GMAC responded to the release of an ETS at-home GRE by announcing that it too would be offering a temporary online, at-home exam option for business school candidates in need of a GMAT score while global in-person testing centers are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After two long, silent weeks, on April 14, registration opened for online GMAT administrations as soon as April 20 and many interesting details were revealed:

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How to Successfully Answer a GMAT Sample Sentence Correction Question

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 @ 12:16 PM

The GMAT is the first and only standardized admissions test designed specifically for graduate business and management programs. Though in recent years most business schools accept the GRE exam, taking the GMAT can set you apart from other applicants. The GMAT measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills, the two most relevant skills to the world’s top graduate business programs. You can learn more about the GMAT exam here

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Use Problem Solving Efficiency to Achieve Problem Solving Success

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Excelling at any skills-based endeavor demands an economy of motion where most mistake maximum effort for excellent execution. The GMAT is no different. Every Quantitative Problem Solving question has a litany of potential paths to a solution, and the successful GMAT student’s goal is to reach that solution in the fewest number of steps possible. The key is to take note of all the information provided in the proper order, consider what information may be hidden in the answer choices, and to then calculate for the desired information. This is the subject of today’s video tutorial with our Director of Online Tutoring – Stefan Maisnier.

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Fulfilling Your New Year's GMAT Resolutions

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 08:04 AM

newyearsresolution.jpgNow that the calendar has turned to 2018, millions of folks have set (and are hopefully still following!) their New Year’s resolutions. For most, these involve some measure of personal improvement – eat healthier, exercise more, boost savings, or maybe improve career prospects. Many looking to further their career will potentially consider building upon their scholastic resume with an MBA. Of course, one of the early steps on the road to an MBA is taking the GMAT and getting a score that will be enticing for your target schools, but with so much to do it can be challenging to decide how to start.

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GMAT Scores Continue to Rise

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:25 AM

This summer at, the GMAC released new raw scores to percentile guidance based on nearly 800,000 tests administered from 2014-2017. In the newly released time-period, the average overall score out of 800 has risen by more than 4 points to slightly above 556 from just below 552 for the previous period of 2013-2015. Interestingly, this increase can be almost entirely attributed to improvements in the Quantitative section. For the reporting period ending in 2015, the average GMAT Quantitative raw score was 38.91. In this newly reported data, that score has risen by almost a full ½ point to 39.4. Concurrently, the GMAT Verbal average score improved, too, but only at a factor of about one-tenth that of the quantitative improvement – from 26.8 to 26.86.

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