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GMAT Quant 101: Basic Facts & Concepts to Remember

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

In our GMAT tutoring sessions, we constantly remind students that the GMAT is not a math test. Although there are some rules you need to know, doing well requires that you think in a structured yet flexible way and approach each question as a problem that needs to be solved strategically and creatively. Rote memorization of facts and formulas is not the answer. Building critical thinking skills is the path to a 700+ GMAT score. 

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An Argument for Online GMAT Tutoring

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 @ 08:04 AM

Let’s start with a brief exploration of online tutoring in general, before tackling the question of why and how to pursue online GMAT tutoring.

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GMAT vs. GRE: Side-by-Side Comparison

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

More and more business schools allow you to choose whether to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) vs Graduate Managment Admissions Test (GMAT) for your application.  It’s true, and, it means that you have some decisions to make.

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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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7 Ways to Prep for the GMAT Using Practice Tests

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 @ 10:25 AM

Lots of practice is key when prepping for the GMAT, and an essential part of that practice is taking practice exams that mimic the real test. Here are 7 ways to get the most out of a GMAT practice test:

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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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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. 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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