Making GMAT prep fun

by Chuck on Thursday, 9 May, 2019

Preparing for the GMAT probably won’t be the most fun you’ve ever had. If you take your preparation seriously, you’ll need to dedicate a fair amount of time to your preparation ~ there go your evenings and weekends. And you won’t see nearly as much of your family and friends: even when you’re not working […]

Magoosh reviewed

30 April 2019

Some students start with the Official Guide and then look for something to supplement it. A lot of students look for a course that’s affordable, online and well-organised. For that reason, quite a few end up with Magoosh. Student feedback on Magoosh is generally good: several of my students have been very happy with the […]

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The psychology of the GMAT

23 April 2019

Many people study for a few weeks and make decent progress. But they then reach a plateau. Their score gets stuck around a certain point ~ sometimes a little higher, sometimes a little lower, but not as high as they want it to be. Learning the content of the GMAT is just part of the […]

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One more year…

29 September 2017

It’s September of 2017 and I’m still in London and tutoring (despite the lack of recent posts in the Archives), but I can only promise to offer my services until the summer of 2018 when I will be moving to Montréal. I am however keen to put aside a few quid to ease the transition, […]

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Words and numbers

28 March 2015

The Two Levels of GMAT Quant Questions In GMAT, as in life, you won’t get very far with only one skill. You can be a creative, who has brilliant ideas, but if you can’t bring those ideas to fruition, you won’t get very far. You can be a footsoldier, who’s great at implementation but needs […]

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A waste of time and money

10 March 2015

I once had a student who’d been using another tutor. She said she’d spend tuition sessions watching him working out the answer to various questions. Sometimes she could barely see what he was doing because his arm was in the way. Most of the time she couldn’t keep up. And she was paying £80/hour for […]

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The Importance of Position

4 March 2015

Poker and the GMAT I like to connect disparate topics. The other day I was reading about the importance of position in poker. For those of you not familiar with the game, a number of players take it in turn to bet on the cards that they have in their hands and the combination those […]

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An Introduction to the GMAT

15 September 2014

The PowerPoint below was originally part of a webinar for Hult Business School. Unfortunately the webinar didn’t record properly, but the text should still prove useful in giving you some idea of what the GMAT involves. If anything isn’t clear, let me know: An Introduction to the GMAT

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What you need to do: 10 steps to GMAT awesomeness

15 September 2014

1. Introduction in which you become familiar with the format of the test * First, read the beginning of the Official Guide and the introductory pages to each of the five main sections. Second, read the PowerPoint here: An Introduction to the GMAT. Third, download the official practice software. *       *   […]

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Something on the Brain

21 March 2014

My students are awesome (no I’m not taking the credit). One of them has set up an epilepsy awareness charity called Something on the Brain. I’m very happy to link to it here so that a) you can learn more about epilepsy, especially if you or anyone you know is affected and b) the website […]

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