A huge thank you to our Instructors of the Year 2018!! They have taught hours upon hours for PrepCorps, consistently building great relationships with students and supporting our educational mission both in the U.S. and abroad!
Here is real student feedback about the three:
Ryna Frankel, a recent MFA grad from the University of Washington, has the patience and persistence to root cause the source of a student's testing obstacles: "These scores get me within the range of some of my middle tier & safety schools and validate the work I've put into preparing for this. More importantly - thank you for all the support. This is a very lonely process but you guys make it so much less lonely and overall easier to deal with."
Gina Johnson, a second-year MBA at UW Foster, has the inside-knowledge of Foster to not just help with the GMAT, but the whole going-to-get-an-MBA process. "They aren't just GMAT tutors, they are helpers and care about your future ambitions. They have been in our seat before and know what its like to be in the situation that we are in. They take the time to make sure you understand and concept and teach it in a way that you understand to tackle problems of all difficulties. Great tutors, comfortable environment and awesome techniques!"
David Clancy, a math PhD at the University of Washington, has the superpower of breaking down difficult concepts into easy-to-understand steps: "Our math tutor, David, was especially knowledgeable about the material and able to break down questions when we were confused."
Meagan Terry, Operations Manager
Figure out your guessing strategy!
Estee's favorite tip for test takers is to figure out a good strategy for guessing on problems you might not get correct. If you are going to get a question wrong, it's better to get it wrong quickly than slowly! Spend that extra time you might spend on a problem that you will likely miss, on problems you know for sure you will get right.
How to develop your guessing plan:
1. Notice which types of problems you are getting wrong on your practice exams or homework.
2 Figure out how many questions before the exam you want to guess on.
3. Use that extra time to get as many other questions right as possible :-)
4. Crush the exam on test day!
Example: A student identified her weakest area as probability, and knew this ahead of time. Instead of spending four minutes trying to figure out a probability question that she would likely get wrong on the exam, she guessed and kept moving. This gave her four minutes towards questions she will get right, and doesn't have to guess on or rush through and make a mistake.
Guessing doesn't mean that you do not try and get better on weak areas, but it helps you identify your weakest spots and not waste time on them on test day.