Dan the GMAT Man
Dan the GMAT Man

Dan the GMAT Man

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Offers remote services
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$225/hour
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Introduction: I'm the only GMAT specialist on Thumbtack. Most who say they do GMAT actually tutor the SAT or ACT 90% of the time and there is a big difference. I do the GMAT all day, every day. My head is a repository of GMAT problems and I can fire them at you on the spot during our sessions. Contact me for a free sample lesson so I can demonstrate how effective my proprietary approach is. Like any other big decision, you shouldn't make the decision until you've tested me out. There really is no one else doing what I’m doing so you should give it a no-risk shot. Also, while others charge less per hour, I package it so you will require far fewer hours to get the job done so it comes out cheaper. Either way it is a serious investment you are making in yourself and your future so you should want to get the best result possible- this isn’t the place to cut corners. I have a unique, structured approach to the material wherein I change your thought process to make you a smarter test taker. We go through each type of problem and I question you through it and teach you how to think about it more clearly. You'll find GMAT/GRE questions becoming easier and easier. For more about my process, check out my website. I'd love to offer a free sample so I can demonstrate how my approach is unlike any one else's. I love helping people beat this test and get the score they deserve. Getting a rockstar score on these exams can open doors, and I love building a personal relationship with students and helping them excel at this very important and frustrating stage of their career development. I’ve tutored over 600 clients and every year I have clients gain acceptance to all top 5 MBA programs.
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Lana A.
Nov 1, 2021
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560 to 580 with TTP and E-GMAT, 580 to 740 with Dan! After putting my life on hold for almost a year and dealing with much initial frustration, I have finally reached my target score +10 points with Dan! I tried using online e-learning platforms extensively but I wasn’t responding to the impersonal instruction. After 7 months and very little improvement, I decided to reach out for more personal attention, and that’s when I found Dan. It made all the difference in the world that I was able to talk back and forth and ask Dan to not only explain things in a way that made sense to me but also explain things in different ways. He had an organized, structured plan of attack and gave me exact assignments in between our sessions together. I was shocked to see my first practice test jump to 680 after Dan’s sessions, and now I’m the proud owner of an official 740! I almost gave up on applying to my target schools, but now I’m above the median for each! I only wish I had found Dan at the beginning of this process. I cannot recommend him highly enough! جربت كثير برامج و استاتذة حقين gmat واحسن واحد اللي اختصرلي كل شي كان هو.. صح غالي بس يستاهل لا تضيعون وقتكم بالكتب والكورسات هذا افضل استاذ يوصل المعلومه بسرعه ومره متجاوب ومتساعد .. بالتوفيق للجميع

Details: Non-student • GMAT • Math • Not yet scheduled • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Ian M.
Jun 17, 2021
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Dan was an amazing tutor, truly if I could get over my test anxiety I could have scored higher but considering the base he worked with it's a miracle I got a 670. We both know that if somehow I was able to get over that anxiety 700 wouldn't have been an issue. If you want to get a high score on your gmat this is the guy.

Details: Non-student • GMAT • Math • Not yet scheduled • My home, venue, etc.

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Trevor F.
May 3, 2021
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My experience with test prep, like many aspiring MBA candidates, was a long journey. My journey lasted approximately 10-months. During these 10-months, I accomplished two test prep software programs and a few hours of work with an initial tutor. The online test prep programs helped me re-establish my foundation and familiarity with GMAT content but after 7-months I hit a ceiling which I could not break through. At this point I tried the online tutor which I found through Wyzant who basically scammed me. Despite all of this, I was committed to succeeding on the GMAT or GRE. Knowing that my test score remained sub-par, I began studying yet again, but this time a friend of mine who is going to Fuqua recommended that I begin working with Dan, AKA Dan the GMAT Man, as he also worked with Dan to boost his score. Because of my awful initial tutor experience I was a little skeptical at first to try and work with another tutor but I didnt want to generalize; I gave it another try but this time with Dan. This is where everything changed. I spent a total of 4-weeks working with Dan 3-4 times per week and in this period I was able to elevate my score from the 50th percentile to the 86th percentile. I couldn't be more happy. While this score is not a 750 equivalent, I am proud of the progress I made and this score, combined with me years of work experience will now allow me to get into my top choice MBA program. I credit this entirely to Dan. In my first session with Dan I could tell he had a different way of looking at the problems and I knew if I could see the material the way he saw it I could be successful. I had all the tools, I just needed to optimize them towards the test in a different manner. With hard work, a diligent study plan (Which Dan provides) I believe you also can be successful. Give Dan a shot and trust his process and I promise you will greatly improve.

Details: College • GMAT • Reading • Math • Remotely (phone or internet)

Dan the GMAT Man's reply
Thank you so much. I’m glad everything worked out so well!
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Rachel T.
Apr 2, 2022
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Dan helped me increase my score by 50 points in less than 3 weeks!! He provides a ton of resources for practicing problems after each session. Highly recommend!

Details: Non-student • GMAT • Math • Not yet scheduled • Remotely (phone or internet)

Dan the GMAT Man's reply
Thank you! Glad you improved a lot!
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Jose K.
Apr 15, 2021
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I worked with Dan to prep for the GMAT during Covid. He was pretty responsive and flexible in booking lessons to fit my schedule. He was pretty good at explaining how to work through quant problems in a simple way and had a good sense of when to let me work and figure out a problem and when to step in and help. I took the GMAT a few times and in making adjustments to how I study based on his guidance I got my target score. Would recommend!

Details: Non-student • GMAT • Reading • Writing • Math • Not yet scheduled • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    225 dollars an hour. No other costs. I allow you to pay as you go, per lesson, so you won't have to pay a large sum up front and not know what you're getting. If you want to continue lessons, we continue- if you don't, you won't be hassled to continue and won't need to lobby for a refund for unused hours or anything.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to chat for 30 minutes to see where they are in their preparation and how I can help them. Students come to me with different needs and weaknesses, and we systematically address these until they can confidently perform these question types.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I scored a 780 on the GMAT and I've successfully tutored over 300 students for more than 5000 total hours.

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