Philosophy

philosophyMy philosophy is based on a simple premise: The GRE is a reasoning test.

If you’ve taken a large class or read one of the many GRE books out there, you were probably led to believe that performing well on the exam is simply a matter of memorizing some rules, learning a few tricks, and regurgitating obsolete words. I looks at things differently.

I take a content-based, foundational approach.  My tutoring practice emphasizes both the re-learning of of the key rules addressed on the exam and the development of the appropriate strategies and style of thought that the exam’s higher-level questions reward.

Yes, it’s true that you need to memorize certain rules and words to do well on the test, but memorization only scratches the surface of what the GRE is about. Fundamentally, the exam is concerned with your logical, mathematical, and analytical skills. These are reasoning skills, and honing them requires the consistent development of a meticulous and nuanced approach for the test. While I make sure that you’re equipped with all the necessary rules and strategies to succeed on the exam, I am equally focused on providing you with the appropriate framework for understanding the exam’s structure and how to exploit this structure.

Lessons focus on breaking down questions and answer choices, understanding the ins-and-outs of the content addressed, challenging your assumptions, and providing you with skills that will extend to a variety of situations that you will face on test day. I don’t believe that there’s a magical formula to acing the GRE or that it can happen overnight, but experience has shown that true mastery of the GRE combines content-mastery, analytical thinking, and the development of strategies that exploit the exam’s underlying structure.

Scores of students have benefited from my approach, and I’m confident that you will, too.