Stefan Maisnier, Partner & Director of Online Instruction
Stefan is an experienced education professional leading the effort at MyGuru to deliver a uniquely engaging approach to online tutoring. Under his guidance, MyGuru online instructors deliver tailored lesson plans and adaptable curricula using dynamic virtual whiteboarding techniques in tandem with free available videoconferencing tools. Stefan is such a believer in the benefits of online instruction that he even recommends eBook versions of available texts such as the Official Guide to the GMAT and Official Guide to the GRE General Test to build note-taking best practices in homework lessons that will pay dividends when taking these computer-based exams. He has also expanded MyGuru's session recording and lesson summary capabilities (as digital documents and/or full-length videos) to allow students access to all of their instruction in perpetuity for review, and acts as the lead online trainer for MyGuru, guiding a team of our best tutors who each deliver effective online tutoring.
In addition to his work at MyGuru, Stefan is a test prep professor at Northeastern Illinois University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. He has written practice problems for both GRE Prep Club and GMAT Club online prep materials, as well as participated as an invited test prep expert at live college admissions events globally for schools such as ESMT Berlin.
He has scored in the 99th percentile or higher for each of the variety of standardized tests, including the ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, and SAT, that he has taught for more than a decade. In fact, at a previous test-prep employer, he was once voted best tutor in the Midwest region based on student feedback. His engaging style, perhaps honed while producing college and professional sports at ESPN, has helped hundreds of students from high schoolers looking to beat the ACT or SAT to undergrads and professionals looking to get into top tier graduate schools such as the University of Chicago, Harvard University, New York University, and Yale University.
A 2019 GRE student had the following to say about Stefan as an instructor:
From Boston, New York, and Palm Beach, Stefan was flexible in meeting with me despite where I was that particular week. In those meetings, Stefan was the perfect balance of stern and supportive and always made me feel comfortable. Although Stefan was my GRE tutor, he certainly was not bound to his title and went above and beyond to give me the best advice, connections and tactics going into the graduate admissions process. I recently gained admission to NYU, USC, and Columbia University. Enrolling at Columbia has been my dream for a very long time, and I am thankful for Stefan helping me get there!
Pending his availability, which often books two to four weeks in advance, he can be available upon request to deliver: