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A Systematic Training Process:

1) Build a Foundation– Master the Basics:  We use smart flashcards and quizzes, which actively engage and challenge you, rather than an over-reliance on books or lectures, which are passive and less effective. Smart flashcard software is adaptive, so it focuses on what needs the most practice. 

2) Develop Winning Strategies:  Consistent, systematic processes and awareness of common GMAT traps and patterns are the biggest keys to a great score, and this is where we spend the bulk of our time together. 

3) Build Rapid Accuracy:  As your knowledge and processes improve, you will gain the confidence to make accurate, quick decisions and speed will increase dramatically; wavering is the biggest time thief on the GMAT.  We will also work on strategic guessing and other techniques to maximize your score based on the GMAT’s unique scoring algorithm.

Effective Learning Methods:

1) Expert Feedback for Habit Refinement:  As we go through practice questions together, I ask a lot of questions to fully understand your thought process, exactly why mistakes are being made, and how to prevent them.  With specific, immediate feedback, we continually refine your habits to increase your speed and accuracy. 

2) Personalized Practice & Diagnostic Testing:  I do a detailed analysis of your strengths and weaknesses on a diagnostic practice test, to determine what will have the greatest impact on your score.

3) Prioritized Practice:  I have done a statistical analysis of official questions to determine what is most commonly tested, and we structure your training around this and your personal abilities.  

4) Error Analysis:  We learn the most from our mistakes, if we systematically review them and determine how we can prevent them in the future.  We review mistakes immediately, and later come back to them to ensure the adjustments have stuck.  Additionally, by analyzing your error patterns we can determine where to focus your preparation.

5) Official Practice Questions:  Many prep companies use unofficial questions and practice tests; unfortunately, these questions often do not accurately represent the actual GMAT questions, and therefore do not help us develop the pattern recognition crucial for the GMAT.  We want you to think like the test-makers, and know how to avoid their traps.

6) Accountability:  On your own, it’s difficult to stay organized, determine what and how to study, avoid distractions, and keep on track; we make sure you have a clear homework schedule and make consistent progress each week towards your goal.  

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