GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog

Using Khan Academy for GMAT Prep

Posted by John Easter on Sat, Aug 06, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

 If you don't know what Khan Academy is, watch this. When it comes to GMAT prep, using Khan Academy can be a very effective tool for refreshing basic skills, but there's a catch. KA content is aligned to the common core state standards for math. The GMAT is NOT aligned to the common core.

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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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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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GMAT Quant Strategies: Summing an Arithmetic Sequence

Posted by John Easter on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 08:18 AM

One of the more difficult GMAT problem types deals with summing an arithmetic sequence. Problem 157 in the 12th edition Official Guide is an example:

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GMAT Interviews: Breaking 700

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 @ 02:51 AM

In this MyGuru interview, we talk to Amit, who used a private GMAT tutor to get his score up from ~700 to 730.

Amit offers advice about when to use GMAT prep classes vs. private tutoring (note - private tutoring doesn't make sense for everyone) and what his experience with private GMAT tutoring was like.

Ultimately, Amit scored a 730 on the GMAT, and is trying to get into schools such as: Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, and University of Pennsylvania.




Click here to learn more about MyGuru's GMAT tutoring options.

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GMAT Interview with a 760 Scorer

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 @ 07:37 AM

Congratulations to Holly, who recently scored a 760 on the GMAT.

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A 5 Point Review of 2 Minute GMAT's Daily Email Service

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 @ 06:22 AM

A few months ago, the founder of 2 Minute GMAT contacted us at MyGuru about forming a partnership involving guest blogging and other shared marketing activities.  As a provider of customized, in-person and online one-on-one GMAT prep, we are always looking for high quality partners who offer products and services that nicely complement GMAT tutoring.  So, we took him up on the offer, but not before asking for a free trial of his product.

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GMAT SC Rule of the Day: 1.27.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

Subject Verb Agreement: Collective Nouns

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How I Gained 260 Points on the GMAT

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 @ 01:26 PM

Five times.....yes.....five times......I took the GMAT five times for admission to business school. Was there something wrong with me?  For a while, I thought there was but now that I look back....Absolutely not.

Standardized exams are just one of those things that I've always had to work hard at to score decently.  I should have taken a hint when I scored about average on the SATs in high school.

My mind just works in mysterious ways and I'm sure that if the GMAT tested for emotionally charged responses, I'd score very well.

Regardless, scoring high on the GMAT is definitely possible when you put in the effort to think like a standardized test taker.  This involves various pieces of knowledge, logic, systematic thinking, and a lot of practice.

So...how does one get there?

For me, it was a long road. 2 years to be exact.  But it was worth it.

For starters, according to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), better known as the guys who make the GMAT exam, about 10% of GMAT retakers obtain a significant gain of 100 points or more.

That 10% takes a lot of hard work but with the right attitude, you can accomplish anything!

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