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Leona K.

12 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts from New York University
  • Teaching since 2001
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Leona K.

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I've been teaching GMAT preparation for 3 years and my students have increased their GMAT scores over 70 points from their initial scores.

I create a personalized daily syllabus that caters to each student's individual strengths and weakness, and check in with my students daily to make sure that they are completing their homework assignments and have no questions.

My program is rigorous and demanding, but leads to significantly higher scores very quickly. I do not give my students a chance to slack off or to stop doing their homework assignments because students are required to enter when they have completed their homework assignments and their scores daily through a virtual tracking system that I have created.

I provide a book list including Kaplan books, though can work with whatever books students already have. I incorporate technology to keep students engaged.

I can't wait to begin!

About Leona

Leona K. is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide! Leona has been tutoring students of all ages in academic subjects, test preparation, and violin instruction for over 14 years, since 2001. One of Leona's elementary school students who started lessons with poor grades was n

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Matthew H.
Leona has been my life coach for several sessions now and I could not more highly recommend her. Depending on what information she is given beforehand, she will research the situation of the particular student (what career field they are considering for example) and bring what she has learned to the session. She then will listen intently to the student to find out what they want and what is most important to them. After that she will make excellent recommendations designed to maximize the chance that the student will succeed. After having several sessions with her, I can confidently say that every piece of advice she gives leads to a positive outcome if followed. For these reasons, I wholeheartedly recommend her.
Concetta
I have been learning so much from Leona. I wish I had of started with her when I first began my GMAT journey. She makes everything very easy and break things down. You can't go wrong picking her.
Daniel N.
Excellent teacher who developed a personally focused lesson plan that fit my needs. The constant and prompt feedback was what I needed to pass the TOEFL. I highly recommend Leona.
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Aalok S.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaching since 2009
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Aalok S.

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The GMAT is a very challenging exam, and most tutors won't know the proper way to approach each question type properly - especially the data sufficiency questions (which are unique to the GMAT). The GMAT is made more difficult by the fact that test takers are unable to return to questions once skipped on the exam.

Just hiring a math, verbal, or writing tutor won't be enough to get you through the exam. It is a graduate level exam for a reason. You need a tutor with the resources and insight to show you how to best tackle each question correctly.

About Aalok

My name is Aalok and I am a full time professional tutor. I can help students who are struggling, students who are looking to excel, and everyone else in between. I strive for complete satisfaction and never charge for a session unless you are completely satisfied. I've even worked with other t

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Iba H.
Very helpful
Donna
Awesome tutor! Breaks down concepts to make it easily digestible and works with your schedule. He gives you great tips that you can't learn from a book. He is very laid back and that helps with the crazy chaos of MCAT studying. Overall, well rounded in the subjects of the MCAT and would work with him again in the future if I needed. I would defintely recommend him for future MCAT test takers.
Peter and Kathy G.
Aalok Shah's in depth knowledge of admission testing, coupled with his easy demeanor, made all the difference for our son as he prepped for the college process. In addition to advising our son on the proper material to study, Aalok taught him to strategically tackle each section and manage his question answering time accordingly. He set up realistic weekly goals for our son to meet as well as providing many study guides and materials for his reference. We found Aalok’s advice on college planning extremely useful and he was always readily available to answer any questions that we had. Aalok’s calm and encouraging personality eased the stress surrounding standardized testing. This fall, our son will join the Rutgers University inaugural Honors College Class of 2019 with a full tuition, room & board scholarship worth $102,400. We are extremely grateful to Aalok for the integral role he played in making this happen. We cannot recommend Aalok highly enough to any family who is embarking on the college pathway.
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Matthew H.

35 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 3 to 90
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Matthew H.

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I have taught 30+ GMAT and GRE students and focus on both Math (Data Sufficiency and Quantitative) as well as English/Verbal. My GMAT students have consistently achieved between 610 and 680 and one exceptionally motivated student got a 720! Using my broad teaching expertise and coursework in mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry) English (reading, writing, grammar) I have helped prospective MBA students get the scores they need to gain acceptance to their top school choices. Let me show you how successful you can be!

About Matthew

Dear Parents and Students, May I be a personal tutor for you or your child? I have been successfully tutoring for over 12 years. I have great references, and I am one of the top tutors because I am so easy to work with. I teach in person, or via TakeLessons classroom, telephone, Skype, FaceTime,

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Rhonda
After speaking to multiple tutoring companies, we discovered Matthew. Matthew was very professional and made my son feel comfortable. They had a total of 5 tutoring sessions covering Math, English, Science and Reading. My son took the ACT after his tutoring sessions and scored a 23. We were very pleased with the progress our son made by going from an ACT score of 19 to 23 after only 5 sessions with Matthew. I would highly recommend Matthew J. Horwich to anyone needing tutoring.
Carroll
Matthew explained his approach to coaching and the plan so we were able to make an educated choice on the best tutor for our son. Matthew was responsive, organized and worked very well with our son. He communicated directly with our son and cc:ed me so that I was aware of the plan and f/u. His scores did improve on the SAT and we were pleased with the investment.
Gaetano
Matt has been awesome for my student. His math skills have improved greatly, and his  writing has come from illegible to what can now be described as neat and readable.  Matt has been very patient and deliberate with our son and has taken the time to really  explain things to Jake in a way he can understand. We would recommend this tutor to  any parent looking for a tutor for their grammar school student! Matt is also reliable and  prompt and showed up when expected which was helpful with our very busy schedules.
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Daniel M.

85 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, Russian
  • Teaches students 7 to 60
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Daniel M.

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I love teaching, and I love Math. I've been preparing students to succeed in the GMAT (Quantitative and Verbal) for the past 5 years and my students score between 550 and 760. I specialize in online lessons. I use the student's book or my own materials. I love working with students of all experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothi

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An absolutely great teacher. Is Always patient and courteous, and does a great job making sure everything is well understood in a problem before moving on.
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Daniel F.

66 Reviews
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  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Awarded Bank of America Mathematics Achievement Award from Bank of America
  • Teaching since 2007
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Daniel F.

66 Reviews
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GMAT math section

About Daniel

I'm a graduate of UCLA School of Engineering with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. I have a passion for explaining how the physical world works through math and physics along with 11 years of tutoring experience in those subjects, test prep, and mentorship programs. The teaching strategy I believe

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Dawn
great tutor
Ann
He was very polite and courteous when I spoke with him on the phone. He’s a keeper.
Dorothy
Best math tutor you will EVER have! I have become a mathlete in the areas of Algebra and Calculus. Daniel is AMAZING and extremely patient and understanding when it comes to teaching. He really has a gift. I love math now because he has explained it in a way that is relatable to life. I recommend him for any age and any level.

Fiona K.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from North Carolina State University
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Fiona K.

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I will work with you to strengthen your knowledge foundation and teach you techniques to improve your test-taking performance.

About Fiona

I view teaching/education as my calling, by that I mean it is a profession that deserves life-time effort and dedication. I ascribe who I am and what I have accomplished to my parents and all my teachers. They instilled knowledge, the skill to learn, and the moral compass in me, which transformed m

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Poojaa A.
Highly unprofessional. Doesn’t know the subject well didn’t help my son at all. Not accommodating with the student’s schedule. Pls don’t waste money with her as your teacher.
Angela C.
I enjoy having Fiona as a tutor for both chemistry and geometry. She is kind and makes the material easier to understand. Also, she is patient and takes her time in explaining the concepts to me, step by step. I love how she types some parts of the problems in the chat box. ~Genesis C.
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"My GMAT journey began wth a large amount of frustration toward both the exam and the expectations I had set for myself. Leona was extremely patient and understanding of my schedule while I was working and made it a priority to help me feel better prepared in areas I was struggling. Bottom line, if you want to do well on this exam it is YOU who needs to put in the effort - Leona will give you the tools to succeed - but if you want a 700+, come prepared to eat, sleep, and breathe the exam. That being said, I'm happy to have Leona as very close friend of mine now and could not have gotten to the finish line without her! A million thank you's!!!!"
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"I did 2 sessions with Matt while I was home in preparation for my GMAT, which is in 3 weeks. We focused on the quantitative section, which was the weak spot on my first test. Matt’s familiarity with the GMAT (both the Verbal and Math section) was evident in the first few minutes of sitting down with him. Probably even more important, given my time constraint, was Matt’s ability to quickly identify my specific problem areas (integer / geometric properties & time management on data sufficiency problems) and come up with a game plan to improve them. Matt’s teaching style helped solidify key concepts by having me walk him through my thinking on problems and correcting me only when I veered off path. This approach worked for me. After the second session, I took a practice test and my math score improved substantially. I would recommend Matt to anyone who’s serious about boosting their GMAT score."
- Patrick
Took GMAT lessons from Matthew H.
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"Working with Leona (online in my case) was great. She was patient, methodical, and very helpful across the board. Definitely recommend!"
- Luke
Took GMAT lessons from Leona K.
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"I tend to have a busy schedule with my work, but Bill is accommodating and punctual. In our lessons, we go over topics I struggle with and he thinks of variations of the problem that may appear on the exam to guarantee I fully mastered the concepts. I rather be overprepared than failing and studying for the GMAT all over again."
- Erika
Took GMAT lessons from Bill L.
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"I hired Matt to specifically help me prepare for the Quantitative section of the GMAT. We met online for several 2 hour tutoring sessions over the course of a month. Matt was very understanding of my busy work schedule and worked our appointments around this. During our tutoring sessions, Matt did a great job of explaining and helping me solve GMAT exam practice problems. He is very friendly and laid back, while also being an utmost professional. I highly recommend him for any of your graduate school level exam preparations."
- Tucker
Took GMAT lessons from Matthew H.
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"Daniel did a great job breaking down problems and explaining them."
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"He is excellent! Very engaging and knows his stuff. I highly recommend Matt. This review is after only 1 lesson and I’m very excited to continue to work with him."
- Monica
Took GMAT lessons from Matthew H.
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"I have been learning so much from Leona. I wish I had of started with her when I first began my GMAT journey. She makes everything very easy and break things down. You can't go wrong picking her."
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Took GMAT lessons from Leona K.
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About Gmat

The Graduate Management Admissions Test is designed to measure an applicant's intelligence. It's not a general IQ test, but rather designed to evaluate certain skills, such as quantitative reasoning, analytical skills, writing abilities, verbal aptitude, and reading comprehension. The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test, which means the tests adjusts its difficulty based on the answers provided, as a student progresses through the questions. 

The GMAT shouldn't be taken cold, without preparation. Students should spend several months (at least 100 to 120 hours) preparing for the test. Students who receive the highest scores, dedicate even more time to studying. 

Why Sign Up for A GMAT Prep Course?

The GMAT has been proven to be able to predict a student's potential success in a graduate business management program. For this reason, universities trust the results and typically require applicants to sit for the exam prior to offering admission acceptance. Since admissions officials rely on GMAT results to inform their decisions, it's essential that applicants take the test seriously. 

No matter how smart you are, you shouldn't rely on your wits to get you through this exam. Knowing what to expect, how to approach common question formats, and getting used to working within the test's timed sections will give you your best shot at a high score. In private GMAT classes, you'll have the opportunity to get familiar with the GMAT and work on the areas which need the most improvement. With adequate preparation, you'll be well prepared and able to walk into your testing facility with confidence.

The Best Way to Prepare for the GMAT and What You'll Study in GMAT Prep Courses

You can find lots of free GMAT lessons and prep materials online, but the best way to prepare for the exam is by working one-on-one with a private GMAT teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your instructor's undivided attention and immediate feedback, benefits that simply aren't available with online videos or in larger study groups. In GMAT lessons designed for adults applying for graduate-level management programs, you'll overcome challenges and improve your scores fast!

In addition, every private lesson is different. Private teachers fully customize course content to meet each student's needs. You'll have a syllabus that keeps you on-schedule for your intended test date and benefit from the opportunity to work on your subjects that need the most improvement. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner GMAT Preparation

At the beginning of your GMAT prep courses, your teacher will establish a baseline and reasonable goals based on the amount of time you have to prepare and your scores on a timed practice test (taken in conditions that mimic those of an actual GMAT sitting). You'll start working on the subjects which need the most improvement. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Get an accurate baseline score and know what to expect with your first practice test
  • Set a personal goal for a target test score
  • Identify areas that need improvement
  • Outline strategies to improve by the date of your official GMAT

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate GMAT Preparation

As you become more familiar with the GMAT, you'll begin working on strategies to approach each section of the test. You'll practice test-taking strategies and work toward improved scores. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to test-taking strategies for GMAT success
  • Learn deductive reasoning and process of elimination strategies for multiple choice questions
  • Learn the types of questions commonly asked on the GMAT and develop various answer approaches
  • Learn and practice the elements of writing a strong essay

Sample Curriculum for Advanced GMAT Preparation

As the date of your GMAT approaches, you'll become increasingly focused on building confidence and preparing for the actual test day. To maximize success, you'll revisit past mistakes to reinforce everything you've learned so far. Your teacher might cover the following:

  • Understand and review mistakes made on past practice tests
  • Learn strategies for reducing test-taking anxiety
  • Work on your time-management skills and question prioritization
  • Take a final practice test to see your improved score and build confidence

Get GMAT Help from a GMAT Tutor Near You

If you're preparing for the GMAT, you'll make the most of your study time with a private tutor. Finding a GMAT teacher on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will reveal several qualified, experienced GMAT tutors, offering in-person and online lessons. Since the GMAT's intended to measure the aptitude of college graduates entering graduate-level management programs, children's GMAT classes aren't usually offered. Before choosing a tutor, remember to read through several profiles and reviews left by others.

The price of GMAT classes varies, but TakeLessons teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many tutors to choose, it's easy to find someone who fits your budget and schedule. Plus, investing in a private GMAT tutor pays off fast, when your scores and chances of admission to the graduate program of your choice skyrocket. 

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