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I am very glad to have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Fikar. In just a few short months we were able to make a lot of progress with my standardized testing scores. I went from a 1390 PSAT with no tutoring to a 1550 SAT and a 1500 PSAT. I also earned a 35.25 on my ACT. His high price is well worth it as I know I would not have received the same quality of tutoring anywhere else. I feel much more comfortable testing now than I did before, and feel confident that I will also score well on my Math 2 SAT2 and that my ACT score will improve with more instruction. I also look forward to working with him during my application process, as his knowledge of it is more extensive than any other counselor I've spoken to. Dr. Fikar is unlike any other tutor and I am happy to continue to be his student.Nov 28, 2017Verified
This has nothing to do with his rate. He was actually just very rude so when Thumbtack asked me to rate my experiences interacting with him, I rated him accordingly. I have never been tutored by him but I would. It recommend this tutor simply based on how he treats people.Sep 20, 2017VerifiedDr. M. F.'s reply
If you read what I said, there is nothing rude OR unprofessional about it. It is a simple fact that the GMAT is a very important test, and one must make a wise decision about their prep. Please note that this person was NEVER my student, and therefore should not even be allowed to write a fallacious review.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Depending on whether or not you are local, I have set rates for those students. My Skype rates are different, and overall my rate for any particular job depends on how many hours are needed and how many total points a student needs to gain.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My continuing education is to continue to take the Exams that I offer Tutoring for, and to continue to study and write books. There is no finer education than to master these extremely challenging tests.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I was a Physicist who enjoyed my work. However, while being a Professor at a University, I began taking the SAT and all of the other Standardized Tests every year and getting perfect scores, mostly for fun. I was also tutoring part time, and started to see how much fun it was to work one-on-one with students and help them achieve massive increases. So in 1995 I opened my first Learning Center and quit my day job, and the rest is history. I have written several Test Prep books, continue to take the Tests and score perfectly, and have watched hundreds of students achieve their highest scores possible. What could be more rewarding than that?