Brandon Socall

Brandon S.

Bloomfield Hills, MI
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GMAT

Levels Taught:
College
I earned a quantitative score of 51, a verbal score of 47, and a writing score of 6.0 on the GMAT. All of these are in the 99th percentile for the exam and translate to an overall score of 790. I have taken the GMAT three times: once to submit the scores to prospective MBA programs and twice to gain experience with the integrated reasoning section (I scored an 8 both times).

I have assisted students with the GMAT for 11+ years with outstanding results. Many of my students have earned scores in the 700s and have been admitted to programs such as the University of Michigan (Ross), University of Chicago (Booth), University of Indiana (Kelley), Princeton University, Northwestern University (Kellogg), University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), etc.

*I also provide comprehensive support for the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE*
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About

Brandon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 50

Teaching since:
2003

Students and Parents,

It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, and I am elated you have found interest in my profile! The following is an extremely detailed description of my credentials, services, and mission. Please also read the "subjects" section for more specific information. I want you to make informed decisions and to receive the best service possible. I look forward to working with you!

Credentials:

Please know that I am one of the most, if not the most, highly rated academic coaches in the United States on another well-known website. Your "wise" "aunt" may have told you about it. I am willing to provide my services at a discount, since I am new to TakeLessons. Take advantage of this opportunity! You will be glad you did!

You and your loved ones will receive support from a coach who is well-educated and experienced. In addition to my degree pursuits, I have taken several supplemental courses through online venues provided by Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of California, Berkeley; and Columbia University. I have nine consecutive years of Master Gold Certification from the American Tutoring Association verifying my background, teaching expertise, and 2700+ hours of documented coaching in addition to my hours through TakeLessons. I am also lead editor for a Chinese consulting firm, specializing in international undergraduate and graduate applications from Asian students to American and Western European colleges and universities.

You and your loved ones will benefit from engaging with only one coach instead of numerous "tutors" for disparate topics. I am qualified to coach the quantitative (mathematics and science) and verbal (reading and writing) sections of every standardized examination I support. I have scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (35), SAT (1560), GMAT (790: Q51, V47), and GRE (339: 169V, 170Q). Manhattan Prep, Princeton Review, and Kaplan have requested my GMAT and GRE expertise on multiple occasions.

You and your loved ones will work with a coach who has developed insight and perspective, having taught both middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students and career-minded professionals from numerous states and countries. I have 15+ years of coaching experience: 6+ years as a private undergraduate/graduate tutor and 9+ years as an Academic Coach.

Services:

You and your loved ones will learn in quiet, comfortable environments and will benefit from flexible scheduling. For national and international students, I provide convenient online sessions. For local students, in addition to online sessions, I provide in-person (1-2 students) and small group (3-5 students) sessions at my office/conference room in Bloomfield Hills. I am able to accommodate most days and times and am available mornings, afternoons, and evenings during holiday breaks and summer months.

You and your loved ones will be given the resources you need to achieve success. I provide official materials (GMAC, ETS, ACT, College Board, etc.), unofficial materials (Manhattan Prep, Veritas, Princeton Review, Kaplan, Aristotle Prep, Barron, McGraw Hill, etc.), textbooks, workbooks, worksheets, equation sheets, vocabulary references, etc. I also furnish detailed solutions to session and homework exercises to ensure understanding and completeness.

Mission:

I act as a teacher, manager, mentor, organizer, counselor, resource expert, educational consultant, and motivational speaker. I create short-term and long-term solutions by utilizing comprehensive, multidimensional approaches. I dedicate my professional life to the success of my clients and the satisfaction of their parents (when applicable).

I build professional relationships based on respect, trust, and cooperation, allowing me to bridge the separation between the positions in which clients find themselves and those in which they would prefer to be. I also cultivate self-esteem, confidence, patience, consistency, and problem-solving skills to improve academic performance. I always relate the importance of education to both personal and professional pursuits to create interest and passion for learning.

Above all, I help clients to relax and to realize their full potentials. They often tell me that they are thankful for my open, honest, and supportive demeanor, which allows them to more easily share their thoughts and feelings. They are also inspired to share positive feedback with their colleagues, educators, classmates, and parents. Parents often tell me that they appreciate the thorough communication I provide and admire the influence I have on their children.

Our sessions are an investment in your future; not only will you learn information and techniques necessary to excel at your studies, but you will also gain a firm educational foundation that will serve both your personal and professional lives for years to come. I create the most meaningful experiences in my life by inspiring clients to achieve success. I encourage you to form your own opinion about this opportunity by contacting me now. Let's get to work!

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Experience

Lead Editor
Jan 2017 - Present
Zhao Consulting, LLC.

I specialize in international undergraduate and graduate applications from Asian students to American and Western European colleges and universities.

Founder & Academic Coach
May 2005 - Present
Effective Tutoring Solutions, LLC.

I provide comprehensive academic coaching services for middle school, high school, college, and university students. I also provide support for the application process to undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the United States and abroad.

Education

Master of Science - Physics (Magna Cum Laude)
Sep 2004 - May 2008
Wayne State University
Master of Arts - Applied Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude)
Sep 2004 - May 2008
Wayne State University
Pre-Medicine
Sep 1999 - May 2003
University of Michigan

Languages

American English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Master Gold Certification
Jun 2008
American Tutoring Association

I have nine consecutive years of the highest level of certification offered by the ATA, verifying my background, teaching expertise, and 2700+ hours of documented coaching in addition to my hours through TakeLessons.

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