Horace Grant
Horace Grant

Horace Grant

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Introduction: High test scores are the product of well-developed intuitions about content and good test strategy. My 13+ years of teaching, coaching, and mentoring experience and the practical know-how gained from over 100 national and international standardised test sittings enable me to craft the individualized programs that will improve your test scores and strengthen your reading, writing, thinking, and quantitative skills. While at Yale University, I qualified as a USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach. At Columbia University, I worked as a graduate teaching assistant and as a lecturer with the State University of New York - Purchase. I also coached fellow graduate students preparing for interviews with elite management consultancies, outperforming our counterparts in the Business school in the midst of the 2008 downturn. Since then, I have worked as a lecturer at the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute at Princeton University and at several colleges in the City University of New York system. I also co-founded a teen summer entrepreneurship program. As an exam coach, I have worked with students ranging from underserved students in the Bronx to over-scheduled students in Bahrain. As an exam enthusiast, I have earned perfect ACT, SAT, GMAT/V, GMAT/Q, GRE/V, GRE/Q scores and a 178 on the LSAT. My GMAT best is a 790. I'm your Exam Guy, give me a call. More than anything, the text message after scores are released. Or the look in a client's eye when they open an admission letter. I enjoy watching my students gain confidence as they go beyond what they initially thought possible. I also love discovering, developing, and sharing the varied approaches to addressing the challenges students face is exciting and motivating. I enjoy coaching my students to not just to beat the test, but to enjoy the challenge or learning and preparing.
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Emma M.
4 days ago
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Horace puts in so much time and effort to see you succeed. He is a great tutor and takes time to ensure learning during sessions as well as giving activities to do outside of sessions. He is a great guy and excellent teacher!

Details: College • LSAT • Not yet scheduled • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Kolapo A.
3 weeks ago
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Horace tutored me in the GMAT for about 6 weeks. What I appreciated most was his willingness to go above and beyond to monitor my progress. On top of this, he developed study & exam strategies that maximized my strengths and mitigated my weaknesses. After multiple attempts at the GMAT, it was only with Horace that I obtained the score I truly wanted. I highly recommend his services!

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

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Krystina C.
Oct 25, 2021
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Horace and I worked together for 3 weeks, and my score improved by 14 points!! I couldn’t believe it. He’s a pleasure to work with and has a ton of resources that you can work with.

Details: College • GRE • Writing • Math • Reading • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Ekom E.
Oct 5, 2021
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Horace showed an invested interest in getting me towards my goal in regards to GRE prep. Despite the stricter timelines, he was able to put together a plethora of resources and practice material while giving feedback. I would definitely recommend Horace to others who are seeking a tutor to help them elevate their scores.

Details: Non-student • GRE • Reading • Math • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Jasper A.
Sep 24, 2021
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Horace is an excellent tutor! He helped me in figuring out the best strategy to get my targeted score, and provided me with tremendous amount of support. He has dedicated a lot of time and effort to ensure his students' success. Highly recommended!

Details: Non-student • GMAT • Math • Remotely (phone or internet)

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

    $100/hour for online sessions with negotiable discounts for off-hours (before 4pm on weekdays)

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

    I pride myself on providing an individualized experience but generally start in one of two ways. For exams such as the ACT and LSAT for which students may have access to past efforts (their questions and answers), I’ll often ask for those to be provided so that content related opportunities can be identified. I’ll follow up that analysis with a more detailed conversation with the student centered on their own experience of the test and particular question types/content areas. For exams such as the GMAT and GRE where such data tends to be much less granular or the SAT where it is virtually non-existent, or for students who have not yet sat the test in question, we’ll begin with a diagnostic test which will give us both a baseline for our efforts and help us discover opportunities for improvement.

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

    I have been involved in high stakes academic competition since my days representing my elementary school at the national spelling bee and my church at our National Sunday School competition (3 time champion, twice runner up). Since then I have competed successfully in National Mathematics competitions and successfully navigated a wide array of professional and academic exams. My success in these exams have helped me gain admission to our nation’s most selective universities and job opportunities at elite consultancies. Teaching and coaching I learned thru apprenticeship. As a teaching assistant, I learned from professors committed to motivating highly ambitious and motivated students. As a track and field coach, I learned from my own coaches in high school and college. As a student preparing for management consulting interviews but coming from a non-traditional background (my academic training is in History), I learned from consultants who had had success and learned along the way as I successful coached fellow non-MBA students. I learned even more as I paid it forward while coaching aspiring consultants at universities in the North East and the Midwest. I have continued this learning by doing as I helped people preparing for more traditional standardized tests and young entrepreneurs and college aspirants.

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