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About your coach, Alex
Coming from a middle-income family in a low-income country, Alex has gained admission into some of the world’s most elite universities and been employed by some of the world’s most selective companies on sheer merit. Alex had no family connections and no networking skills growing up. He attributes his success to a simple mix of smarts, persistence and hard work – qualities that he developed with the help of his family and teachers.
Alex believes that each one of us has the innate ability to be smart if we only learn the right ways to look at problems, frame solutions and process information. Be Smart, Not Stupid is a manifestation of that belief in the ability of every human being to be smarter in every area of life.
Here's what my students are saying...
“Fun, energizing, effective.”
Learning from Alex is fun, energizing and, most importantly, effective. I am not a native English speaker, and the Verbal section was a constant struggle for me. With coaching from Alex, I was not only able to solve more questions correctly but also able to change my mindset so that I started treating GMAT prep as a fun activity! I recommend his approach to the Verbal section to both native and bilingual English speakers.
Deepak C., GMAT 770 (Australia)
“Drastic improvement in three weeks.”
I always hated Math growing up. When I gave GMAT the first time, I scored a 32 (20 percentile) on the GMAT Quant section. I was devastated and discouraged because I had already spent months preparing for the test. I contacted Alex for help because I was unable to diagnose what was going wrong. Alex worked with me 1:1 to help me identify behavioral issues with my approach. Turns out my problem was not being bad at remembering formulae or running calculations but at managing my emotions as I was solving problems. I was giving up too early, not willing to write things on paper, not using shorthand and so on. Thanks to fixing these issues, I saw a drastic improvement in my score in a matter of three weeks.
Mehak A., GMAT 530 to GMAT 660 (United Kingdom / India)