Simi Klein
Simi Klein

Simi Klein

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Introduction: Seasoned tutor and admissions coach with over 13 years of experience in standardized test prep, academic tutoring, and college & MBA admissions guidance. A New York native with degrees from NYU and Columbia Business School, Simi has helped thousands of students ace the SAT, GMAT, and more, securing spots in top-tier universities and MBA programs worldwide, including at Ivy League Institutions. With a personalized approach and a track record of success, Simi is dedicated to helping you get into your perfect school, from elite institutions to the best-kept secrets that match your unique strengths and aspirations.

Hired 8 times

Serves New York, NY

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13 years in business

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Exceptional 5.0

13 reviews


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Jared D.
Mar 23, 2024
Working with Simi was absolutely transformative for my GMAT and business school journey. Starting with a not-so-great 590, we managed to bump my score first to 670, then to a stellar 740, all within five months! It felt like Simi had a magic wand for my weaknesses, turning them into strengths with his focused and personalized approach. Then came the business school applications. With Simi's guidance, I nailed admissions offers from four of the top five schools I applied to – MIT, Columbia, Wharton, and Darden. He was a wizard at weaving my story into something that not only made sense but also deeply resonated with the "why MBA" narrative across my essays. Plus, his tips on how to work with my recommenders without sounding bossy were gold. Simi really knows his stuff, especially when it comes to tailoring your story to fit each school's application. He helped me adjust my essays to highlight what each school loves to see in candidates, making sure I stood out. But what really set Simi apart was his availability – it was like having a 24/7 MBA prep buddy. Stressed about an essay at 3 AM? No problem, Simi was there to help. This guy's commitment made the whole rollercoaster of applications way less scary and actually kind of fun. Honestly, working with Simi felt less like a formal tutor-student setup and more like teaming up with a super knowledgeable friend who’s got your back no matter what. His support made a huge difference, turning what could have been a stressful process into a successful and even enjoyable journey. Can't recommend him enough – if you're on the fence, just go for it with Simi!
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Zachary G.
Mar 19, 2024
I worked with Simi on my GMAT and he was an invaluable resource. He understands how the test works and can easily articulate tricks and study techniques for success. Very patient as well. Highly recommend.
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Brigitte F.
Feb 28, 2024
Working with Simi on my SAT preparation and college admissions process was an unparalleled experience that exceeded all my expectations. From the outset, Simi demonstrated a profound understanding of the SAT, equipping me with targeted strategies and insights that significantly improved my performance across all sections of the test. His approach, deeply rooted in effective test-taking techniques, particularly transformed my approach to challenging problem-solving scenarios, resulting in a substantial score improvement that I had once thought unattainable. I improved from a 600 to a 750 on Verbal and a 630 to a 770 on Math! What truly sets Simi apart is not just his mastery over the SAT content but his comprehensive support during the college application journey. Drawing upon his rich experience insights from his own academic pursuits, Simi offered invaluable guidance on every aspect of my applications. From brainstorming impactful essay topics to highlighting my achievements in a way that resonated with my aspirations and the expectations of the top-tier colleges I applied to. Simi’s advice was always spot-on and incredibly personalized and ended in my acceptance to the University of Chicago, Yale, and Columbia University! Simi’s mentorship extended beyond academics; he was a constant source of support and encouragement, addressing my queries with patience and enthusiasm. His dedication to my success was evident in every session, email, and conversation, making the daunting process of college admissions much more manageable and less intimidating. Choosing to work with Simi was one of the best decisions I made during my college preparation journey. His expertise, coupled with a genuine commitment to his students’ success, makes him an exceptional tutor and advisor. I highly recommend Simi to anyone seeking to not only improve their SAT scores but also to navigate the college admissions process with confidence and clarity. Thank you, Simi, for being such a pivotal part of my academic journey.
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Isabella B.
Feb 27, 2024
I had a great experience working with Simi as my GMAT tutor! I had sat for the GMAT twice before working with Simi. I had scored a 590 and then a 580, so I was not feeling confident about bringing my score up. I struggled with the quant and overall test anxiety. Simi helped me reframe my test taking approach, develop reliable methods and strategies for attacking problems, and trust myself and the work I was putting in. My practice test scores kept improving and in my third official test, I scored a 620. In my fourth, I scored a 700. My quant in particular went from a 29 to a 42. I'm so glad I chose to work with Simi. His knowledge and support got me from feeling pretty hopeless in my GMAT journey to totally surprising myself with a 700- I highly recommend him!
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Danielle K.
Feb 27, 2024
I decided to apply to business school last summer - Simi helped me with every step of the application process, from GMAT tutoring, to application development, to interviewing. He helped me improve my GMAT score by +180pts within 4 months - working with me through various test-taking techniques for the quant and verbal sections. I especially struggled with Data Sufficiency questions, but was able to bring my quant score up to a 49 with Simi’s help. He utilizes really great, effective strategies, and truly knows every “GMAT hack.” Beyond the GMAT, Simi is extremely knowledgeable about the MBA application process, and helped me secure multiple interviews at Top 10 MBA programs. He guided me in brainstorming personal essay ideas and worked with me to strengthen my applications, focusing on key professional accomplishments and tying them to my personal aspirations. Simi is also a recent grad of Columbia Business School, so his understanding of the application process is recent and highly relevant. He helped me understand what sort of applicant each school looks for, and how I can best tailor and strengthen my applications for each respective program. He was available to help me with any MBA-related question, and was extremely supportive throughout my journey. I came into the application with very limited knowledge, and am so grateful to have had such a knowledgeable and experienced trainer throughout the process.
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