Video: The Secret Method for Overlapping Sets on GMAT

It’s no surprise that there are a lot of overlapping sets or Venn Diagram questions on the GMAT. For many people it’s incredibly difficult to figure out whether to use a diagram, a table, or perhaps simple algebra. The answer to this might be best chalked up to “feel,” but there are actually good reasons … Read More

Counting, Combinatorics, and Restrictions: Video

Combinatorics problems are feared mostly because no one teaches them properly in school. When you learn simple methods to break these questions down, you’ll find them some of the easiest questions on the GMAT! Strangely or not, there is an underlying logic to counting properly even if it’s not really what it would seem on … Read More

GMAT Combinatorics, Permutations, Combinations — VIDEO

As part of my new series on Combinatorics (counting problems) questions, I’m introducing some basic videos to YouTube over the next few weeks. When it’s all completed, it’ll ramp up to a proper-real Online Course based on how to get you from Zero to Hero when it comes to these fear-inspiring questions. The first thing … Read More

Hate GMAT Study? Here’s One Simple Trick to Learn to Love It

The suffocation seemed overwhelming. It was making me shrink into my seat. Just to breathe, I began to hyperventilate. This wasn’t the first time that I took a practical exam, and it certainly wasn’t the last. The first was when I was probably 11 years old and was given an ACT exam as part of … Read More

GMAT Worry? Here’s One Trick to Banish Anxiety for Good.

One of the worst bugbears of GMAT preparation is “garden variety” anxiety. It might seem as if the test is insurmountable, that it is some kind of obstacle that cannot be avoided. In a sense this is true. You will have to take the test. It will be a pain in the ass. However, it … Read More

How to Kill Procrastination and Make Time for Your GMAT Prep

Are you having trouble studying for the GMAT? Do you simply find yourself meaning to do it but never getting it done? It is easy to find the time for GMAT preparation. In fact, it is so easy that people tend to make excuses about how they don’t have time to study. Sure—we’re all busy, … Read More

One Crucial Tip to Spend Less Time on Your GMAT Preparation

Over the years, I’ve learned never to respect people who worry about their ideas being stolen. After all, what is an “original idea?” For that matter, how can it be proven? To me, it simply hasn’t seemed like something to worry about. Of course that isn’t suggesting that I plagiarize—believe me, I have enough to … Read More

Can You “Do Verbal” But Can’t “Do Quant?” Read This.

A few simple ways to adjust your thinking might help. At its core, the GMAT is a reasoning test. That is, it tests they way that you think. It does this in a predictable, calculable way. Unfortunately, many people who train for the GMAT are highly skilled in either a “harder” math/science skill or in … Read More

One Study Technique That Will Change Your GMAT Mindset Forever

It’s simple. Change the way you think about failure. You have to get things wrong to get things right. Yeah, whatever. Actually, I’m being absolutely serious here. As a GMAT tutor, I’ve seen first-hand how part of any program of learning involves a lot of mistakes, a lot of missteps, and a certain amount of … Read More