About me

Although it’s not a compelling reason for you to come to me for tuition, I’ve done the GMAT and scored 780. The GMAT happens to be something I can do well; more important to me is that I’m a qualified teacher with years of experience helping those who find words and numbers challenging.

I am available for tuition at your convenience. I’m more or less a full-time GMAT tutor; I also design GMAT resources and offer some free and reduced-rate tuition to secondary school students.

My ideals are to help you ~
1. Acquire the tools to prepare efficiently and effectively for the GMAT, and
2. Explore a range of strategies so that you can decide on the approaches that suit you, while remaining reasonably flexible

My Qualifications

  • Experienced private tutor: GMAT, English, Maths, French, Latin
  • Qualified secondary school teacher / fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked
  • First Class degree from Oxford University
  • English and Maths A level Grade A
  • Excellent references

I taught both English and Maths in a north London secondary school, and as a Special Needs teacher I often had to explain the fundamentals of literacy and numeracy to those to whom they do not come easily. The Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections can appear intimidating, but if you are properly prepared you need have no fear.

No one expects you to get full marks. Over the course of four hours you are bound to make mistakes. But with the right approaches and strategies you can be confident of having a good go at every single question and getting most of them right.

I was Chair of Governors of Tyssen Community Primary School in Hackney for 4 years. If you’re interested in education and would like to make a positive contribution to your community, I would highly recommend that you consider becoming a school governor.

My favourite testimonials

“Thanks so much for your thoughtful note. I found your advice, particularly about focusing purely on the OG  and trying to articulate my answers in slide-form to be right on the money. With only a couple of weeks’ studying I turned my 62nd percentile Quant score to an 81st percentile and 730 score overall.

Thanks again for being such a stand-up guy – if any of my personal or professional colleagues are taking this awful exam in the future I’ll be sending them your way” ~ Farhaz

“With Chuck’s help in a couple of months I managed to increase my Quant score from 8% to 28% and this was instrumental in me achieving the score I needed for a very generous financial scholarship so my investment in tuition certainly paid off (by a factor of ten). Chuck was a patient tutor and although I will never be Einstein, Quant no longer scares or bores me!” ~ Hugh

“I want to congratulate you on your chapters!! 🙂 I have been through the theory for number properties and statistics, which I have found very straightforward due to the fact that you have made them so intelligible! Very good job!!” ~ Gemma

“You’re so much better than the other tutor [who charged £80/hour]… but he wasn’t a teacher” ~ Louisa, up from 490 to 530 after two sessions

“And the award for best GMAT tutor goes to. . .
Legend, thanks.
As a total aside, if you ever need a reference from me – as people do need from people from time to time – never hesitate to ask.” ~ Owen

“I got a 680!! which is a 140-point increase from my last score. It automatically satisfies the requirement for LBS. Thanks again for all of your help.” ~ Jim

“Thank you so, so much for your help. I really enjoyed our tutoring sessions and it helped me a huge amount” ~ Julie, who improved from 660 to 720 with five sessions

“I really appreciate both your teaching and your wisdom” ~ Jannine, who improved from 600 to 650 after a free trial and 3 sessions and was accepted at Harvard

And the rest… (I’m not very good at updating this bit)

“I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks once again for your help with my GMAT tutoring. I took it last week and got 680 with 7 on IR. I actually found it really tough on the day so was delighted with that score and hopefully it is good enough for LBS. I found your advice on how to restructure my final prep invaluable and it was good to see some of the techniques we worked on come up.” ~ Blair, who improved from a maximum of 630 (on four Manhattan CATs) with one session

“I was referred to you by someone (I bought GMAT books from her on eBay) ~ she told me how brilliant you were” ~ Pragya

Majid improved from below 600 to 670 in two months

“I got a 680: 39 Verbal, 43 Quant. Got a Cass interview coming up…” ~ Ritu

Gerrard received a 700 and was accepted into the Masters in Management Programs at Cambridge and at London Business School

“I got 670 total (96th percentile in verbal). My applications went great, I got into the MSc Luxury Management and Marketing at EMLYON, France” ~ Lily

“Just to let u know I scored 620 at the GMAT!! Thank u very much for your help!” ~ Maud

“710 thanks for the help!” ~ Harry

“I got 660 on my test today, so overall I am very pleased… Thanks again for your help!” ~ Emma

“I got into Pepperdine and will move to LA in 2014, so all good :-)” ~ Tim

“I have great news! I got admitted to Insead! It took me 3 retakes of the GMAT and a score of 650:((( but I got in 🙂  thank you so much for your support and help!” ~ Yana

“Thank you for everything, Chuck. You’ve been great!” ~ Namsi

“I didn’t do as bad… I got 630… Thanks a lot for your help” ~ Hussein

Anita went from 640 to 740 with two sessions

“Thank you for your help, you were a great and patient teacher with someone who has next to none math skills!” ~ Amy

“I’ve already recommended you to two people” ~ Nick, currently at IE

Christos scored 740 and has been accepted at Stanford

“Thanks for the lesson today, very helpful and it’s shaping up the rest of my day nicely” ~ Priyanka

“Hi Chuck, good news – I got into my business school of choice!” ~ Aisling, who went from 440 to 570 after six classes, and now has an MBA from LBS

Kate improved 50 points after a free trial and two sessions

“700! Thanks a million!” ~ Andy, who has completed an MBA at Cass

Phil improved from 600 to 680 with three two-hour sessions

Khalid improved from 470 to 530 with three two-hour sessions

“Your teaching was spot on. I will definitely recommend you” ~ Adrian, accepted at LBS

“I could never have done it without you” ~ Georgia, who has completed a Masters at the University of Gothenburg