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Mindfulness and the GRE

As an independent GRE tutor, I pride myself on finding unconventional means to boost scores when traditional, "big" test-prep strategies fail. Be it changing how I teach a concept, how I structure a lesson, or how I assign homework to my students, the goal is to do what's necessary to help you maximize your score, even if we end up deviating test preparation orthodoxy. One area in which I've placed particular emphasis over the past several years is the psychological ...


As the GRE has gained more acceptance among business schools, the myth that the GRE is an inferior exam or one that would somehow sabotage an applicant's business school chances has been pretty much dispelled. The GRE was changed over five years ago, largely with the goal of making the exam more competitive with the GMAT for business school admissions, and, with each passing year, I've seen more and more clients take the GRE and gain admission to top business ...


One of the pitfalls for students studying for the GRE is balancing content learning with the cultivation of appropriate test-taking strategies. If you work under the misconception that the GRE is simply testing your ability to memorize rules and formulas, then you'll inevitably find yourself in situations where you'll waste precious seconds (or even minutes!) solving a question that could have been answered in a much more intuitive way. Nowhere is this issue more apparent than in Quantitative Comparison (QC) ...


A common type of word problem that gives many of my GRE students difficulty concerns age. Age questions are a sub-type of word problems and thus require the approach you should take toward all word problems: identify unknowns, assign variables, create algebraic relationships, and solve. However, you will need to keep a couple key facts in mind. Let’s look at an example: Bob is thirteen years older than Jack. In three years Bob will be twice as old as Jack. How ...


With the start of summer, I've been receiving a lot of panicked calls and e-mails from test-takers in their early stages of preparation. Much of the panic is some variation of the following: "I haven't done math in years, but I need to get a [insert score here] for the schools I'm applying to! What should I do?" If the above is at all representative of your situation, the following advice is ...

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