Horace Grant
Horace Grant

Horace Grant

$120/hour
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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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Sr k.
Sep 12, 2023
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Horace was the BEST tutor I could have ever asked for. I have always been hesitant with working with coaches but he far exceeded my expectations. From my initial call with him, I knew that he would be very diligent and thoughtful. Prior to our first call, he took a look at all my prior practice exams and developed a plan on how best to attack the GMAT. Every week, we adjusted the plan and our goals as needed to best track towards the score I wanted. He was very available and supportive to all my study needs. He created countless practice sets of questions and gave feedback in a timely manner. Horace also gave incredible advice in terms of test taking and made me calm as I got closer to the exam. Overall, my experience was a 10/10!!!

Details: Non-student • GMAT • Reading • Not yet scheduled • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Oluwadamilola O.
3 weeks ago
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Horace is good at what he does. I contacted him in October for assistance with college applications and SAT preparation. Though completing both things simultaneously was a daunting task, he not only made the process less stressful, but produced quality essays that presented me well in front of the best colleges in the nation. On top of that, all essay we worked were submitted on time. He has a good mix of professionalism and charisma and gets to know you personally so that he can make his work for you more quality. I can confidently say that after having applied to 15+ colleges and scoring better on the SAT I could not have done it without Horace.

Details: Preparing for standardized tests • Writing essays • Completing applications • High school Senior • More than once a week • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Amanda H.
2 weeks ago
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Horace did a great job preparing me for the LSAT. He was able to personalize every session to fit the areas I needed to work on. He gave me multiple homework assignments and drills so I had plenty of materials to prepare with. He did a really great job explaining why I was getting certain question types wrong and identifying an alternative path to help me improve my score. I could see a big improvement in my score and consistency in just a few sessions!

Details: College • LSAT • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Kellea L.
Dec 21, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Horace was an amazing tutor. He took his time and truly cared about me grasping the lsat. He also held me accountable by checking in if he had not heard from me in an appropriate amount of time between sessions. Making sure I did not have any questions and providing constant feedback during my progression. Horace also provided financially feasible services and worked with me on completing our agreed rate. 10/10 I highly recommend!

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

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Juliet C.
Feb 24, 2022
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Highly recommend Horace! We hired Horace to help our high school Sr. do some test prep and college applications. Our son had a few struggles during the pandemic and we just needed someone other than us to help him find the path and be inspired for college. Horace had a real task with our son—definitely not a kid who dreamed of acing the SAT or ACT. Despite our reluctant student, who often cancelled or rescheduled with Horace, Horace powered through. We are happy to say that despite our son’s mediocre desire he applied and was accepted to college. Just found out he earned a scholarship too! I’m sure if your kid had any desire and commitment to study and do the work, Horace’s help would go even farther! Thank you Horace. You have a friend in SLC and we have another son who might need your help in a couple of years.

Details: Completing applications • Preparing for standardized tests • Selecting colleges • High school Senior • Once a week • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

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